Washington, D.C.

Hotels in Washington, D.C.

The 149-room hotel brings the luck and love of the Irish to Capitol Hill. The property is owned by an Irishman and shares the name of the famous park in Dublin. Waterford crystal sparkles in a display behind the front desk.

The all-suites hotel on a quiet street touts such special touches as full-size kitchens, coffee grinders and Potomac River views.

This 133-room boutique hotel is in the middle of M Street action but set slightly back, insulating guests from the loud street clatter. The property has two standout features: a rooftop pool and, off the lobby, the acclaimed Citronelle restaurant, run by celeb chef Michel Richard.

Tucked in a trio of Victorian row houses on a residential street, the European-style bed-and-breakfast provides a tranquil sanctuary steps from the action on 18th Street.

Construction on this property was completed in 1866 by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument; before it was a hotel, it originally opened as the city’s first General Post Office.

You could be forgiven for misidentifying this Mandarin outpost, opened in 2004 and gorgeously set on the Tidal Basin, as some sort of Pan-Asian embassy. The Far East sensibility is all-encompassing, with the effect of breathing freshness and calm into D.C.'s traditional, harried landscape.

Just a brief walk from Georgetown and Dupont Circle, this West End luxury hotel on a tree-lined stretch of 22nd Street has easy access to the monuments and the museums. The newly renovated property (2007) has a bright, airy, and fully wired lobby highlighted by an enormous skylight.

This 95-room Beaux-Arts landmark reopened in 2009 after a two-year, floor-to-ceiling overhaul. Thomas Jefferson-inspired design details abound, ranging from toile drapes to three-inch-thick doorframes in guest rooms, just like those at Monticello.

The sleek 139-room Washington, D.C., hotel is all about clean architectural materials such as limestone and dark teakwood paired with unexpected dashes of olive green and deep purple.

Occupying a quiet, tree-lined street in stylish Embassy Circle, this Diamond Collection bed and breakfast is housed in the restored former Taiwanese embassy.

Pop culture rules at this fame-obsessed Art Deco hotel with a red-carpet entrance. At home in trendy Logan Circle, this colorful Kimpton property has an over-the-top glam '60s style.

This 1926 landmark hotel strikes the balance between historic elegance and high-tech swagger. Original details such as gilded Louis XVI chandeliers and Palladian windows remain, but rooms now have iPod docking stations, silk wall coverings, and glass mosaic–tiled bathrooms.

Situated in Dupont Circle, Hotel Madera is a small Kimpton property that blends contemporary style with an eco-friendly sensibility (for instance, all hybrid car drivers receive discounted valet service).

The W Washington, D.C. Hotel is the place to see the nation's capital: The Point of View Terrace provides notable views of the Washington Monument, White House, Pentagon, and Potomac River.

Calling itself a light-drenched "urban oasis" in the heart of the city, the luxury Fairmont Washington, DC is located adjacent to Georgetown and within just a mile of the White House.