Washington DC · Luxury Hotels

Washington DC · Luxury Hotels

Washington DC has many upscale hotels to choose from, where all kinds of House of Cards shenanigans no doubt take place.

Why this hotel?: Luxury. Central. Close to the White House.

The Hay Adams is a luxury boutique hotel located a 3-minute walk away from the White House and is just across the street from Lafayette Square. Other popular monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the National Mall are all under a 30-minute walk.

The hotel is famous for being the set for popular TV shows ‘Homeland’ and ‘House of Cards’. It was also the temporary home for the Obama family before their move to the White house. The rooms are elegant and grand, featuring fireplaces and up close views of the White House and Lafayette Park.

Dining options at the Hay Adams include the Lafayette which provides upscale American cuisine. Off The Record – the hotel bar, is one of the places to be in Washington. The hotel is closely located to popular gay nightlife, with bars such as Number 9, JR’s Bar and Green Lantern only a 15-minute walk away.



nearest station : Farragut North Metro


parking, laundry, room service, fitness center, restaurant, bar, wi-fi

800 16th St NW, Washington DC


Based on 127 votes

Why this hotel?: On the Potomac River. Iconic Hotel. Luxury.

The Watergate Hotel is a luxury hotel, located near the Potomac River, which the rooms look out to. The interior is avant garde with a 70s but modern flare, the large rooms have private balconies perfect for taking in the views.

It sits next to the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and other landmarks such as the White House and Lincoln Memorial are within walking distance. Other attractions such as the National Mall and the George Washington University Museum are a 15-minute walk away.

The Watergate Hotel Complex was made famous by the Watergate Scandal. The hotel playfully capitalizes on this with room cards that say ‘No Need to Break In’. The library has political books detailing events from the 60s and 70s as well as the scandal itself. Even the reservation phone line hold signal are recordings of former President Nixon’s speeches.

The hotel’s flagship restaurant Kingbird is part New American bistro, part French influenced fine dining. You then have the choice to head to the Whiskey Garden where you can drink a cocktail in a winter igloo or Top of the Gate roof deck which provides panoramic views. Alternative nightlife destinations are within a 30-minute walk away.

nearest station : Foggy Bottom GWU metro


parking, restaurant, room service, bar, pool, laundry, sauna, argentta spa, wi-fi, fitness center, winter igloo

2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington DC


Based on 987 votes

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