The Best Hotels in Georgetown, Washington DC

Relax in style at one of these unique hotels in Georgetown
Relax in style at one of these unique hotels in Georgetown | Courtesy of Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown / Expedia
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4 February 2021

With endless shopping, decadent places to dine, and the scenic Georgetown Waterfront Park with views out to the Potomac, a visit to Georgetown is unmissable on a trip to America’s capital. Whether you’re looking for history, luxury, or comfort, here are the top hotels in this area of Washington DC.

Fairmont Washington DC, Georgetown

Luxury, Chain Hotel
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An international collection of flags flutter above the Fairmont entrance, your first indication that this classy hotel has world appeal. No better is that seen than in the lobby lounge, a marbled relaxation space with a cocktail bar – order the BeeTini, made with honey from the bees that live on the roof. The 413 rooms and suites are predictably stylish, all clean lined and with contemporary decor. The theme continues down in the Juniper Restaurant, which plates modern, American dishes.

The Georgetown House

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Built as a storage facility in the 1830s, over the years the Georgetown House has been a tavern and a stable for horses and mules. Now, it’s a charming boutique inn – although its history is still seen in its quaint rooms, wooden flooring, and the balcony peering over the canal. The rooms are understated, but are all ensuite and have air conditioning. Days are best spent here wandering by the canal, dipping into the numerous nearby restaurants.

The Westin Georgetown, Washington DC

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When you want a reliable, comfortable place to crash, the Westin is a sure bet. The 267 rooms and suites here come with signature beds and bath amenities. For opulence, book the Presidential Suite – which boasts its own in-room billiards table. A shaded outdoor lap pool is open seasonally, and there’s a well-stocked gym with Peloton bikes. When it’s time to explore, the nearby Foggy Bottom Metro will whisk you off to the National Mall and the Smithsonian Museums and Zoo.

Rosewood Washington DC

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The Rosewood sits on the scenic Georgetown canal – history meets sophistication here, and designers sought to showcase the progression and history of American architecture. The hotel strives for authenticity, utilizing reclaimed items such as antique wood flooring sourced from an 18th-century European château. The walls are worthy of a museum gallery, with original works from abstract expressionists – and don’t miss the rooftop infinity pool.

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
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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 historic and distinctive hotel in the Georgetown skyline. The hotel’s interior features earthy tones and plenty of burgundy, creating 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 hotel also provides an accompanying spa and sauna.

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  • The Graham Georgetown

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    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. Stargaze in their lounge chairs – while smoking a complimentary cigar – and sip a martini from the bar. This boutique hotel offers 57 guest rooms and suites, combining luxury and modernity.

    Georgetown Inn

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    Operating for over 50 years, the Georgetown Inn boasts plenty 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 – don’t miss the on-site 1310 Kitchen and Bar.

    The Avery Georgetown

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    Modern and sleek, but less pretentious than other hotels – this quaint inn is locally owned and operated, giving the property’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 the perfect choice. The minimalistic decor strives for bold contrast and clean lines, while some of the 15 rooms come equipped with a private patio that opens to a backyard garden.

    Sam Murray contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on February 4, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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