The Best Washington DC Boutique Hotels

The USA’s majestic capital, Washington D.C., is a surprisingly compact city. It sits proudly on the Potomac River and offers visitors tons to see and do. Snap a few photographs of the White House or head to the stunning Lincoln Memorial, which has appeared in hundreds of movies. Families can enjoy a day out at the National Zoological Park, and budding journalists can explore the Newseum. Whether you’re planning a trip to the capital or if you’re just curious about what it has to offer, here’s a list of the best Washington DC boutique hotels there.

The Best Washington DC Boutique Hotels

A Spot of 3-Star Luxury

The modern Hyatt Regency Hotel has everything a guest could ask for. Each room features an iPod docking station, premium bedding, climate control, an HD television and room service. Amenities at the hotel include complimentary Wi-Fi, a heated indoor pool, a renowned American Grill restaurant, and a fitness center with top-of-the-range equipment. The White House is just a few blocks away, meaning the Hyatt Regency really is in a prime location.

Best Washington DC Boutique Hotels: Sunset USA
Washington DC Sunset by Richard Ricciardi on Flickr // CC BY 2.0

A Classic Hotel With Plenty of Amenities

If you love staying in hotels with plenty of amenities, then you’ll adore the Ritz-Carlton. This swanky hotel has a full-service sauna and health club with a range of treatments as well as a fitness center and an on-site restaurant. Each room offers complimentary Wi-Fi, safes for added security, Italian bed linen, and a marble bathroom with a plush bathrobe for each guest. In the ideal location for the top tourist spots, the Ritz-Carlton is one of the most classic and elegant hotels in the city.

Best Washington DC Boutique Hotels: Cherry Blossoms and the Jefferson Memorial
Cherry Blossoms and the Jefferson Memorial by Ron Cogswell on Flickr // CC BY 2.0

A Popular Choice For Celebrities

The W Washington D.C. is a popular accommodation choice for celebrities and politicians, and it really is no wonder. This modern and contemporary hotel is in a convenient spot in the city, and each of the 317 guest rooms feature a rainfall shower, a mini-bar, a 37″ LCD television, complimentary Wi-Fi, and 24-hour room service. Guests can take advantage of the skyline views from the rooftop terrace after enjoying a meal at one of the two on-site restaurants. The hotel also features a 24-hour gym and full-service spa.

Best Washington DC Boutique Hotels: W / Hotel Washington USA
W / Hotel Washington by NCinDC on Flickr // CC BY-ND 2.0

Grand, Idyllic, and Romantic

This four-star luxury hotel is close to all of the capital’s iconic sites and is a great choice for couples. Each room at the pet-friendly Omni Shoreham Hotel includes granite-topped wet bars, comfortable King, Queen, or double beds, and tasteful decor. The Shoreham Spa & Health Club provides guests with a full-service spa and fitness center, and the hotel also has a restaurant and a gift shop.

Best Washington DC Boutique Hotels" Omni Shoreham Pool USA
Omni Shoreham Pool by ESwift on Flickr // CC BY 2.0

5-Star Colonial Paradise

The stunning Hay-Adams Hotel is a five-star paradise with luxurious rooms looking out over the White House. Guests have the option to upgrade to a suite with an extra room, where presidents and their relatives have stayed before. This one of the best Washington DC boutique hotels is a little more on the expensive side, but it’s completely and utterly worth the cost. The Hay-Adams includes an on-site bar and restaurant, a fitness center, child care services, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Best Washington DC Boutique Hotels: Hay Adams USA
The Hay Adams by Andrew Turner on Flickr // CC BY 2.0

About Lauren Davidson

Since 2013, Lauren has been writing for various travel and lifestyle websites. Her first piece of writing was a travel guide on the Algarve region of Portugal, where she lived for over a year. Currently residing in Sheffield, England, she is studying Journalism and has a blog at You can follow her on Twitter at @Lozikinz.

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