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D.C.’s 12 most beautiful hotel lobbies, mapped

See which hotels will make you fall in love at first glance

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The Trump International Hotel.
| Photo via J Public Relations

When one thinks of hotels, usually the first things that come to mind are how comfortable the beds are, how varied the amenities are, and how close the location is to touristy sites. Not often is the lobby the star of the hotel, but it should be—and now with this map it can be.

For hotelgoers who long for a stunning first look inside their hotels, here is a map of some of the most beautiful lobbies in Washington, D.C. The hotels, which have been ordered from west to east, are mostly located near Downtown, with inclusions like The Mayflower Hotel and The St. Regis.

Have any additional suggestions for this map? Let Curbed DC know in the comments.

If interested in learning more about the most essential hotels in Washington, D.C., check out this Curbed DC article.

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1. Four Seasons Hotel

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2800 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C.

French designer Pierre-Yves Rochon won four awards for her work designing the Four Season’s lobby, library, grand staircase, and East Wing rooms. Gallery buffs will also likely enjoy this Georgetown hotel. Throughout, there are 1,650 artworks, including sculptures and paintings.

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2. Park Hyatt

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1201 24th Street
Washington, D.C.

The colors! The wonderfully, D.C.-themed colors! This renovated space was totally redone with modern, sleek lines and images of cherry blossoms. Outside of the lobby, guests should definitely be sure to also check out the gym, business center, and spa.

3. The Mayflower Hotel

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1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

Some time around August 2016, the Mayfower Hotel completed a total renovation that added new lighting, carpeting, furniture, and a toned down color scheme. From the lobby of this historic hotel, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, gleaming marble flooring, and a large skylight. Fun fact: This is the longest continuously operating hotel in D.C.

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4. The St. Regis

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923 16th St NW
Washington, D.C.

Once known as The Carlton Hotel, this project is located only two blocks away from the White House and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dating back to the 1920s, the interior of this hotel has been maintained as one of the most luxurious-looking locations in the hotel with beamed ceilings, chandeliers, and red furniture and draped curtains.

5. Sofitel Washington, D.C., Lafayette Square

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806 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

Along with a fitness center and a restaurant serving French bistro cuisine, this hotel also comes with a modern, camera-ready lobby with high, paneled ceilings. There are over 230 guestrooms inside the hotel as well as polite staff and a convenient location.

6. The Westin Washington, D.C., City Center

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1400 M St NW
Washington, D.C.

It was in 1990 when this high-rise hotel became famous for then-Mayor Marion Barry getting arrested on drug charges. Despite the scandal, this hotel is still notable for its beautiful atrium lobby, great central location, and amenities.

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7. W Washington, D.C.

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515 15th St NW
Washington, D.C.

This 317-room hotel is located in a Beaux Arts building that dates back to the 1920s. W Washington, D.C. is known for being a great place for grabbing a drink at the rooftop deck. The lounge is also a place that guests are sure to enjoy, thanks to its striking checkered flooring, foliage, and dim lighting.

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8. Willard Intercontinental

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1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

This historic development is known as being one of the oldest and most essential hotels in the city. It offers 355 rooms as well as a close location to The White House. In the lobby, visitors are sure to say, “Wow,” for a number of reasons. If the coffered ceilings and Corinthian columns aren’t enough, there is also marble flooring and sometimes cherry blossom trees (during the spring season) to further impress.

9. JW Marriott

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1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

This luxury hotel in Downtown offers redesigned rooms and amenities like a heated indoor pool and a fitness center. In the lobby, it’s all sparkly chandeliers, decorative columns, and an overall beige color scheme. Expect lots of room to move around in and polite staff to top it all off.

10. Mandarin Oriental

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1330 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, D.C.

From the inside out, the Mandarin Oriental has some of the most memorable hotel architecture in the District. Especially seen in the lobby, there are decorative columns, marble flooring, and a tray ceiling.

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11. Trump International Hotel

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1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C.

Whether or not you’re in love (or hate) with the commander in chief, the lobby of the Trump International Hotel really is a beauty. The sky high ceilings, skylight, and array of amenities cause the space to feel airy and bright.

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12. Marriott Marquis

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901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C.

Connecting this hotel to the Walter. E. Washington Convention Center is an underground concourse that makes the walk easy and convenient. In the lobby, itself, there is a larger-than-life sculpture as well as an indoor courtyard with a glassy ceiling, causing the space to appear spacious, striking, and well lit.

1. Four Seasons Hotel

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.
Photo courtesy of the Four Seasons Hotel

French designer Pierre-Yves Rochon won four awards for her work designing the Four Season’s lobby, library, grand staircase, and East Wing rooms. Gallery buffs will also likely enjoy this Georgetown hotel. Throughout, there are 1,650 artworks, including sculptures and paintings.

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C.

2. Park Hyatt

1201 24th Street, Washington, D.C.

The colors! The wonderfully, D.C.-themed colors! This renovated space was totally redone with modern, sleek lines and images of cherry blossoms. Outside of the lobby, guests should definitely be sure to also check out the gym, business center, and spa.

1201 24th Street
Washington, D.C.

3. The Mayflower Hotel

1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Photo courtesy of The Mayflower Hotel

Some time around August 2016, the Mayfower Hotel completed a total renovation that added new lighting, carpeting, furniture, and a toned down color scheme. From the lobby of this historic hotel, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, gleaming marble flooring, and a large skylight. Fun fact: This is the longest continuously operating hotel in D.C.

1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

4. The St. Regis

923 16th St NW, Washington, D.C.

Once known as The Carlton Hotel, this project is located only two blocks away from the White House and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dating back to the 1920s, the interior of this hotel has been maintained as one of the most luxurious-looking locations in the hotel with beamed ceilings, chandeliers, and red furniture and draped curtains.

923 16th St NW
Washington, D.C.

5. Sofitel Washington, D.C., Lafayette Square

806 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Along with a fitness center and a restaurant serving French bistro cuisine, this hotel also comes with a modern, camera-ready lobby with high, paneled ceilings. There are over 230 guestrooms inside the hotel as well as polite staff and a convenient location.

806 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

6. The Westin Washington, D.C., City Center

1400 M St NW, Washington, D.C.

It was in 1990 when this high-rise hotel became famous for then-Mayor Marion Barry getting arrested on drug charges. Despite the scandal, this hotel is still notable for its beautiful atrium lobby, great central location, and amenities.

1400 M St NW
Washington, D.C.

7. W Washington, D.C.

515 15th St NW, Washington, D.C.

This 317-room hotel is located in a Beaux Arts building that dates back to the 1920s. W Washington, D.C. is known for being a great place for grabbing a drink at the rooftop deck. The lounge is also a place that guests are sure to enjoy, thanks to its striking checkered flooring, foliage, and dim lighting.

515 15th St NW
Washington, D.C.

8. Willard Intercontinental

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

This historic development is known as being one of the oldest and most essential hotels in the city. It offers 355 rooms as well as a close location to The White House. In the lobby, visitors are sure to say, “Wow,” for a number of reasons. If the coffered ceilings and Corinthian columns aren’t enough, there is also marble flooring and sometimes cherry blossom trees (during the spring season) to further impress.

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

9. JW Marriott

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

This luxury hotel in Downtown offers redesigned rooms and amenities like a heated indoor pool and a fitness center. In the lobby, it’s all sparkly chandeliers, decorative columns, and an overall beige color scheme. Expect lots of room to move around in and polite staff to top it all off.

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

10. Mandarin Oriental

1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C.
Photo courtesy of the Mandarin Oriental

From the inside out, the Mandarin Oriental has some of the most memorable hotel architecture in the District. Especially seen in the lobby, there are decorative columns, marble flooring, and a tray ceiling.

1330 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, D.C.

11. Trump International Hotel

1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Photo via J Public Relations

Whether or not you’re in love (or hate) with the commander in chief, the lobby of the Trump International Hotel really is a beauty. The sky high ceilings, skylight, and array of amenities cause the space to feel airy and bright.

1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C.

12. Marriott Marquis

901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

Connecting this hotel to the Walter. E. Washington Convention Center is an underground concourse that makes the walk easy and convenient. In the lobby, itself, there is a larger-than-life sculpture as well as an indoor courtyard with a glassy ceiling, causing the space to appear spacious, striking, and well lit.

901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C.