The Rosewood sits on the scenic Georgetown canal, defined by its green vegetation, quaint colonial vibes, and the occasional tugboat. At the Rosewood, history meats sophistication, and designers sought to showcase the progression and past of American architecture. The hotel strives for historical authenticity, utilizing reclaimed items such as antique wood flooring sourced from an 18th century European chateau. The walls are worthy of a museum gallery – dawned with original works from abstract expressionists. There’s even a rooftop infinity pool, but don’t start those reservations just yet; the absolute cheapest room is $550/night.
1050 31st Q St NW, Washington, DC 20007, +1 202 617 2400
Once a 20th century industrial factory, the building was converted into a luxury, modern hotel – but it’s brick smokestack remains. The feature makes it the most historical and distinctive hotel in the Georgetown skyline. The hotel’s interior, including its 86 guest rooms, employs earthy tones and plenty of burgundy to create a warm aroma that blends well with the brick exterior. A stay at the Ritz Carlton comes with a myriad of complimentary perks – sweeping views of the waterfront, a couple’s massage, and Yoga Brunch. The boutique hotel also provides an accompanying spa and sauna.
3100 South Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, +1 202 912 4100
The Graham Georgetown
Named after Alexander Graham Bell, who moved to Georgetown in 1879, The Graham strives for innovative style that channels the spirit of invention and man’s curiosity – with a luxurious twist. The hotel’s best feature is its grandiose rooftop bar, dubbed the Observatory; star-gaze in their lounge chairs, while smoking a complimentary cigar, and sip a martini from the bar. The hotel offers 57 guest rooms and suites – the average room costs $300 per night.
1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007, +1 202 337 0900
Modern and sleek, but less pretentious than other hotels. This quaint inn is locally owned and operated, giving the dig’s tasteful, luxurious aesthetic a sense of intimacy. Reception offers complimentary craft beers and local wines – if you prefer an IPA to a martini, but still appreciate life’s finer things, The Avery is more your style. The minimalistic decor strives for bold contrast and clean lines, giving a natural ambiance. The fifteen rooms range from $300 – $700/night. Some come equipped with a private patio that opens to a backyard garden.
2616 P St NW, Washington, DC 20007, +1 202 827 4390
Operating for over 50 years, the Georgetown Inn boasts it’s “full of history and nostalgic glamour.” It was the first new hotel built in Georgetown after a century of decay, arriving during the neighborhood’s revitalization. The luxury European-style digs are classic, timeless, and strikingly presidential. With 96 rooms, it’s the largest hotel in the area.
1310 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, +1 202 333 8900