Best hotels in Washington D.C.

Here you'll find a list of the best hotels in Washington D.C. which have been recommended by critics from The New York Times, The Guardian, Lonely Planet and many more. All hotel recommendations are referenced with customer reviews from several booking platforms and all listed hotels have a rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.

4.5 Ritz-Carlton Georgetown

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington

New York Times

“This chic 86-room hotel is the chain’s smallest and feels more like an elite Alpine nook than a hub of ever-bustling Georgetown.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Washington, D.C.

4.7 Hay Adams Hotel Washington

Hotel The Hay-Adams, Washington

Lonely Planet

“One of the city’s great heritage hotels, the Hay is a beautiful old building where ‘nothing is overlooked but the White House.’ The property has a palazzo-style lobby and probably the best rooms of the old-school luxury genre in the city.”

4.4 Hotel Lombardy Washington

Hotel Lombardy, Washington

Lonely Planet

“Done up in Venetian decor and beloved by World Bank and State Department types, this European boutique hotel has multilingual staff and an international vibe – you hear French and Spanish as often as English in its halls.”

4.7 Line Hotel Washington

The Line Hotel, Washington


“The Line boutique design hotel is housed in a neoclassical revivalist building that was once The First Church of Christ, Scientist, built in 1912. The designers and architects preserved architectural elements such as 60-foot vaulted ceilings, millwork and brass detailing, copper entry doors and milk glass windows.”

4.5 Watergate Hotel Washington

The Watergate Hotel, Washington

New York Times

“The history is fascinating, the location is desirable and the attractive surroundings are a draw. Service, too, is on the ball. And so, the legend of the Watergate has a new chapter.”

4.5 Graham Hotel Washington

Hotel The Graham Georgetown, Washington

New York Times

“The Graham embodies the duality of Georgetown, a neighborhood that is both a raucous night-life haunt and home to genteel Washington society. Tranquil, modern rooms paired with a vibrant rooftop offer hotel guests equal parts serenity and excitement, not to mention a tucked-away spot from which to start exploring the city.”