The St. Regis Washington, D.C.
Why We Love This Hotel
- AAA 4-Diamond hotel has hosted royalty and presidents
- Located two blocks from the White House
- President Coolidge cut the grand-opening ceremony ribbon in 1926
- Suites include 24-hour, personalized butler service
Since opening its doors almost a century ago, The St. Regis Washington, D.C., has hosted a long list of world leaders visiting the White House, which is just two blocks away. Every sitting president has visited the hotel since Coolidge cut the ceremonial grand opening ribbon of the then-Carlton Hotel in 1926. The property became the world’s second St. Regis in 1999.
Rooms at the AAA 4-Diamond hotel feature high tech amenities like plasma flat screens, Bose sound systems, Wi-Fi, gilded mirrors and DVD players. Bathrooms feature TVs embedded in the mirrors, bathrobes and slippers, brass fixtures and Remède Spa products. Booking a suite adds around-the-clock, personalized butler service to grant guest wishes from scoring hot Kennedy Center show tickets to picking up a bestselling novel.
Alhambra offers Mediterranean and French cuisine i an elegant dining room that is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Afternoon tea is served daily and guests can sip cocktails paired with small plates at The St. Regis Bar.
The hotel is no stranger to hosting guests in need of extra security and provides a private VIP entrance, translation services and dedicated bandwidth upon request for diplomats. The small fitness center is open 24 hours a day and those in need of a lap pool can access a nearby full-service gym for a fee.