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The 18 Most Essential Hotels in Washington D.C., November '14

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Make way for the holiday season by knowing which hotel is right for you in Washington. As the months get colder, we recommend these 18 hotels to keep you warm as you travel for family festivities. To see even more options, check out last spring's post. In case there have been any omissions of hotels that you may deem absolutely, positively necessary for the holiday season, feel free to leave your helpful tips in the comments.


· The 18 Most Essential Hotels in Washington D.C., March '14 [Curbed DC]

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1. Park Hyatt Washington

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1201 24th Street
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 789-1234
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US News & World Report listed Park Hyatt Washington as one of the best hotels in the nation. This hotel has nine floors and 216 rooms. This past October, it was settled that the hospital will undergo a $5.5 million renovation for the next three years.

2. The Hay-Adams

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800 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 638-6600
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This 145-room hotel housed President Obama who stayed at this hotel during his inauguration. Located just across from the White House, the Hay-Adams' slogan is ""Where nothing is overlooked but the White House." Room rates start at $495 and go up to $900.

3. The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.

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1150 22nd St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 835-0500
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In 2008, this five star Ritz-Carlton hotel underwent a $12 million renovation. There are a total of 300 guest rooms, 267 deluxe rooms, and 32 suites. One famous guest was Former Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization Yasser Arafat.

4. The St. Regis Washington, D.C.

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923 16th and K Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 638-2626
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Once known as The Carlton Hotel, this luxury hotel has a Beaux-Arts and Neo-Renaissance style. Its known for its luxurious hotel suites and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

5. Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC

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2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 342-0444
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Major expansions occurred in 2004 for this five-star, 222-room hotel. Rooms were expanded up to 525-square-feet, so you know you'll have some extra space to relax. The price for the rooms range from $695 all the way up to $8,500.

6. Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

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1330 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
(202) 554-8588
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The four-star Mandarin Oriental was more recently opened in 2004. If you want a view, the hotel overlooks the Tidal Basin. The spa inside the Mandarin Oriental is also considered one of Washington's best.

7. The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown

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3100 South St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 912-4100
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Every room in the five-star Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown has a view of the Potomac River. The hotel is known for its privacy and for its small size. The hotel 86 rooms, 27 suites, and five luxury suites

8. The Jefferson Hotel

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1200 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 448-2300
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This historically located boutique has some of the most modern amenities, including a petite spa. With 95 rooms, the Jefferson Hotel features two expansive specialty hotel suites with nine-foot-high ceilings and French doors.

9. The Willard Intercontinental

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1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 628-9100
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This hotel has housed some of the most famous Americans, including presidents, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman. Located across from the White House, the Willard Intercontinental has 335 guest rooms, 41 suites, and a full service spa.

10. Avenue Suites Hotel

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2500 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 333-8060
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Renovated only two years ago, there are 124 rooms in this hotel. The room rates range from $179 to $239, so it's one of the most affordable hotels on this list.

11. Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

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806 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 730-8800

The Sofitel is known for staff that go above and beyond. With a convenient location on Lafayette Square, this hotel has 237 guest rooms and is "an embassy of style."

12. Hotel George

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15 E St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 347-4200
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Located near Union Station, this 139-room hotel is named after George Washington and was the first modern boutique hotel built in Washington, D.C.

13. W Washington D.C.

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515 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 661-2400
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The view isn't too bad at W with a clear look at the Washington monument. With 317 rooms, the style at this hotel is modern and chic.

14. Hotel Monaco

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700 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 628-7177
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Located in Penn Quarter, the Hotel Monaco has some interesting amenities, which include an in-room goldfish. The boutique hotel has a total of 183 rooms and was named one of the 80 best new hotels in the world in 2003 by Condé Nast Traveler.

15. Hotel Madera

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1310 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 296-7600
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This boutique hotel calls itself "the neighborhood gem" and was awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. Each room has a yoga mat, and the hotel provides custom public bikes.

16. The Madison Hotel

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1177 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 862-1600
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The Madison Hotel has housed every single president since 1963. With 365 -European-inspired rooms, the hotel is spacious and includes amenities like a Keurig and daily newspaper delivery.

17. Capella Washington D.C.

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1050 31st Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 617-2400
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Capella is located along the C&O Canal in Georgetown and has the perk of having 24-hour Personal Assistants. Not as well known as other five-star hotels in the area, Capella is a gem of a hotel and has a big emphasis on customer service.

18. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

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901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 824-9200
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This luxury hotel just recently opened this past May. Already, the Marriott Marquis has made a big impression and is known as a "convention center headquarters hotel" due to it being next to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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1. Park Hyatt Washington

1201 24th Street, Washington, D.C. 20037

US News & World Report listed Park Hyatt Washington as one of the best hotels in the nation. This hotel has nine floors and 216 rooms. This past October, it was settled that the hospital will undergo a $5.5 million renovation for the next three years.

1201 24th Street
Washington, D.C. 20037

2. The Hay-Adams

800 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

This 145-room hotel housed President Obama who stayed at this hotel during his inauguration. Located just across from the White House, the Hay-Adams' slogan is ""Where nothing is overlooked but the White House." Room rates start at $495 and go up to $900.

800 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

3. The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.

1150 22nd St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

In 2008, this five star Ritz-Carlton hotel underwent a $12 million renovation. There are a total of 300 guest rooms, 267 deluxe rooms, and 32 suites. One famous guest was Former Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization Yasser Arafat.

1150 22nd St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

4. The St. Regis Washington, D.C.

923 16th and K Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006

Once known as The Carlton Hotel, this luxury hotel has a Beaux-Arts and Neo-Renaissance style. Its known for its luxurious hotel suites and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

923 16th and K Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

5. Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC

2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

Major expansions occurred in 2004 for this five-star, 222-room hotel. Rooms were expanded up to 525-square-feet, so you know you'll have some extra space to relax. The price for the rooms range from $695 all the way up to $8,500.

2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

6. Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

The four-star Mandarin Oriental was more recently opened in 2004. If you want a view, the hotel overlooks the Tidal Basin. The spa inside the Mandarin Oriental is also considered one of Washington's best.

1330 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

7. The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown

3100 South St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

Every room in the five-star Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown has a view of the Potomac River. The hotel is known for its privacy and for its small size. The hotel 86 rooms, 27 suites, and five luxury suites

3100 South St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

8. The Jefferson Hotel

1200 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

This historically located boutique has some of the most modern amenities, including a petite spa. With 95 rooms, the Jefferson Hotel features two expansive specialty hotel suites with nine-foot-high ceilings and French doors.

1200 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

9. The Willard Intercontinental

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

This hotel has housed some of the most famous Americans, including presidents, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman. Located across from the White House, the Willard Intercontinental has 335 guest rooms, 41 suites, and a full service spa.

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

10. Avenue Suites Hotel

2500 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20037

Renovated only two years ago, there are 124 rooms in this hotel. The room rates range from $179 to $239, so it's one of the most affordable hotels on this list.

2500 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20037

11. Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

806 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

The Sofitel is known for staff that go above and beyond. With a convenient location on Lafayette Square, this hotel has 237 guest rooms and is "an embassy of style."

806 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

12. Hotel George

15 E St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Located near Union Station, this 139-room hotel is named after George Washington and was the first modern boutique hotel built in Washington, D.C.

15 E St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

13. W Washington D.C.

515 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

The view isn't too bad at W with a clear look at the Washington monument. With 317 rooms, the style at this hotel is modern and chic.

515 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

14. Hotel Monaco

700 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

Located in Penn Quarter, the Hotel Monaco has some interesting amenities, which include an in-room goldfish. The boutique hotel has a total of 183 rooms and was named one of the 80 best new hotels in the world in 2003 by Condé Nast Traveler.

700 F St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

15. Hotel Madera

1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

This boutique hotel calls itself "the neighborhood gem" and was awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. Each room has a yoga mat, and the hotel provides custom public bikes.

1310 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

16. The Madison Hotel

1177 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

The Madison Hotel has housed every single president since 1963. With 365 -European-inspired rooms, the hotel is spacious and includes amenities like a Keurig and daily newspaper delivery.

1177 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

17. Capella Washington D.C.

1050 31st Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007

Capella is located along the C&O Canal in Georgetown and has the perk of having 24-hour Personal Assistants. Not as well known as other five-star hotels in the area, Capella is a gem of a hotel and has a big emphasis on customer service.

1050 31st Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007

18. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

This luxury hotel just recently opened this past May. Already, the Marriott Marquis has made a big impression and is known as a "convention center headquarters hotel" due to it being next to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001