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.Read More
The 18 Most Essential Hotels in Washington D.C., November '14
1. Park Hyatt Washington
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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."
12. Hotel George
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.