The Churchill Hotel
A Beaux Arts building built in 1906, The Churchill Hotel is a luxury apartment house and still retains many of its pre-war details, such as granite countertops and vintage wallpaper. The staff adhere to a mantra known as the Art of Personalized Service, which applies to every detail – from nightly turndown service, to in-room massages, to complimentary Neutrogena bodycare products. The Chartwells Grill & Lounge serves classic American cuisine in the dining area or via room service.
1914 Connecticut Ave NW, DC, USA, +1 202 797 2000
B&B at Lansdowne Way
This charming little bed and breakfast, tucked away in the quiet suburb of Silver Spring itself, features individually decorated rooms. Each room in the B&B at Lansdowne Way is painstakingly furnished according to a particular theme. The antique suite, for instance, is decorated with a playful mixture of American antiques and silks from India and features art by Shara Banisadr. Other options include the African tapestry deluxe suite and the India ink room.
2009 Lansdowne Way, Silver Spring, MD, USA, +1 301 960 3331
Columbia Inn at Peralynna
Nestled among trees and overlooking the rolling hills of Clark’s Elioak Farm, this charming bed and breakfast is set in a house made of white clapboards. From the turrets and bay windows gracing the exterior, to the barrel ceilings and fireplaces decorating the interior, the Columbia Inn at Peralynna perfectly pairs antique charm with its many modern amenities. These include granite wet bars, whirlpool/soaking tubs, microwaves, and flat-screen TVs.
10605 State Route 108, Columbia, MD, USA, +1 410 715 4600
Just a five minute walk from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and seven minutes from the nearest metro station, the once-Victorian mansion has been renovated into an elegantly modern downtown hotel. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 19th century structure boasts Italian carrera marble fireplaces, private balconies, and an award-winning restaurant, which serves contemporary American cuisine under the light of crystal chandeliers. Breakfast and Wi-Fi is free and the Morrison-Clark Inn also offers a fitness center with access to an outdoor pool, a garden courtyard, and private balconies.
1015 L St NW, DC, USA, +1 202 898 1200
The Mayflower Hotel
Since its opening in 1925, The Mayflower is an upscale landmark hotel that has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a vibrant social hub in Washington, D.C. Its history permeates the tiniest details of the hotel, from gold-leaf accents in the grand lobby to marble bathrooms and picturesque ballrooms. Despite its antique origins, the facilities provided by the building are refreshingly contemporary, with modern touches such as flat-screen TVs and high speed wireless internet. Guests can dine in the lively American brasserie, EDGAR, or step outside to visit the numerous attractions, such as the White House, within walking distance of this luxurious hotel.
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, DC, USA, +1 202 347 3000
The Wayside Inn B&B
Located in the historically significant Ellicott City, which once hosted the first railway station in the United States, The Wayside Inn possesses a legacy of over two centuries (it was originally built around 1780). Nestled away on two beautifully landscaped acres, the Inn offers a beautiful pond, gardens, and even a white oak tree certified to have been standing at the signing of the Constitution. Inside, fireplaces, plush robes, and silk sheets ensure a cozy hospitality, aided by private jacuzzi baths and luxury suites on the second floor.
4344 Columbia Road, Ellicott City, MD, USA, +1 410 461 4636
InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C
Just two blocks from the White House and National Mall, this stately 1850s hotel is often called the Crown Jewel of Pennsylvania Avenue, and for good reason. With sweeping columns, gilded ceilings, and an impressive rooftop garden, The Willard is the epitome of refined luxury. Among other features, it offers an acclaimed restaurant with seasonal dining, a tea parlor, and the round robin & scotch bar, which has been a lively gathering place since Abraham Lincoln was president.
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, DC, USA, +1 202 628 9100
The Jefferson, Washington, D.C.
The Jefferson is a luxury boutique hotel, which boasts 95 different rooms including 23 gorgeous suites, a petite spa, and the experimental and award-winning restaurant Plume and Quill. Designed after the Beaux Arts style by Jules Henri de Sibour in 1926 as an apartment, the building was redesigned in 1955 as a hotel and has provided exceptional luxury ever since. Facilities include a breakfast and lunch venue under a skylight, 24-hour butler service, and even a flat-screen TV in the bathroom mirror to ensure that you never have to miss a minute of your favourite show or game.
1200 16th St NW, DC, USA, +1 202 448 2300
This 1928 Italian Renaissance-style building is named after its famous original residents: John Hay and Henry Adams, both of whom once lived on the very same site in Lafayette Square overlooking the White House. With arched cathedral-style ceilings and rich hardwood furniture, it’s easy to see why The Hay-Adams is considered a five-star luxury hotel. Complimentary WiFi, Bose music speakers, and a contemporary American restaurant with a roof terrace bar ensures that the facilities are sufficiently modern, but the luxe, traditional décor is reminiscent of an older elegance.
800 16th St NW, Washington DC, USA, +1 202 638 6600
Once a decadent private 1926 residence, the Hotel Lombardy is now a red-brick and limestone testament to the sturdiness of American architecture. In terms of location, it is situated in the charming Foggy Bottom neighborhood, once the working-class home of early immigrants and laborers and now a genteel district. Foggy Bottom is just a five minute walk from the nearest metro station and just over half a mile from the White House. Its interior retains such charming antiquities, such as old wood molding and manually operated elevators, while the hotel ensures that guests enjoy every possible modern facility, including coffeemakers, in-room spa services, and a fitness center.
2019 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, USA, +1 202 828 260