The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
Why We Love This Hotel
- AAA 5-Diamond hotel walking distance to Georgetown and Dupont Circle
- Access to Equinox Sports Club's pool, classes and basketball courts
- Luxe spa treatments include a 24-karat gold facial
- Chauffeured house car available on first-come, first-served basis
A block from Washington Circle, the Ritz is centrally-located in D.C. near historic Georgetown, trendy Dupont, and the museums and monuments of the National Mall. Fresh flowers and sparkling chandeliers lighten the wood-paneled lobby adorned with muted paintings and a grand fireplace.
Rooms look out at the hotel’s courtyard or surrounding West End neighborhood and feature flat-screen HD TVs, Egyptian cotton sheets, marble bathrooms and iPod docking stations. Suites include libraries, dining rooms and additional half baths. Guests enjoy free use of the neighboring Equinox Sports Club including sports courts, group classes and the indoor pool.
The hotel’s Westend Bistro is popular with visitors and locals alike. Each Wednesday, a crowd gathers for cocktails and live jazz performances in Quadrant, the swanky on-site lounge. Little touches around the hotel make guests feel at home like hot apple cider and cookies on a fall Sunday afternoons and custom-tailored treatments such as 24-karat gold facials at the sprawling spa.