No matter what brings you to Washington DC, you’ll find plenty of reasons to stay — character-rich neighborhoods, innovative restaurants, new friends soon to get to know. Whether you feel more at home amid the funky charm of Dupont Circle, the refabbed Navy Yard or downtown’s power corridor, options abound for extended stays. Choose from chic loft-style studios, modern efficiency apartments, and hotel suites fit for royalty.
Welcome to a first-class hotel experience you access with just the swipe of your smartphone. It’s one of the hottest properties operated by the next-gen hospitality service. What’ll you choose? An up-to-date studio? One- or two-bedroom apartment? You’ll be in DC’s trending Barracks Row neighborhood, whatever. Decor is comfortable and insta-ready — oriental rugs, tripod tables, cheeky-but-tasteful touches of wallpaper and animal print. Each unit has an ensuite washer-dryer and kitchen, but Barracks Row’s vibrant restaurant scene is steps away.
Here’s a classy compromise between a luxury hotel and a college dorm. Mingle with guests over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the drawing-room of this 1903 mansion. There are regular gourmet cooking lessons, author readings and other events. Afterwards, retreat to your immaculately designed micro-suite — white walls, bedroom lofts, fully equipped kitchenettes. You’re in the eclectic, chic Dupont Circle neighborhood, with a Metro station across the street, so the city’s at your fingertips.
With ample, free parking, green space, and a playground next door, this peaceful gated community almost makes you forget you’re in the heart of the city. These homey two-bedrooms give you — or the whole family — plenty of space to relax, thanks to comfy queen beds, overstuffed loveseats and pull-out sofas. Some units even have balconies. All this just two blocks from the Convention Center and eight blocks from the National Mall.
Imagine sleeping in an art gallery, with 400-thread-count sheets. Welcome to the Viceroy VIP experience. Their suites are among the largest in town, cocooned in velvet and suede earth tones that set off work by contemporary local artists. Mellow out to the Viceroy’s curated jazz playlist, featuring artists associated with the Logan Circle music scene. Later, check out the social scene at the Hush rooftop bar, or downstairs at BPM, where you can dine al fresco by the firepit all year round.
All the comforts of home — and then some — await you at the Eldon, across the street from the Convention Center and less than a mile from CityCenterDC Mall and The White House. The one, two- and three-bedroom suites check all the boxes with full-size appliances, granite countertops, down bedding, and spa-style showers. The concierge can arrange for in-room massage treatments or recommend nearby restaurants and cafes. You really are at home here.
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You’ll be an instant local in Bluebird’s high-rise suites, overlooking DC’s revitalized West End. The vibe is clean and modern, with white walls, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and natural light pouring through windows. In warmer months, retreat to the hotel’s secluded courtyard to read a book, or take advantage of the resort-worthy rooftop pool area, complete with a barbecue grill, cabana seating, and views of the Washington Monument. Bonus: shop for healthy gourmet meals at the Whole Foods Market on the ground floor.
You don’t have to give up the comfort of apartment living to enjoy the frills of a fine hotel. The Kimpton Monaco delivers every amenity to make an extended DC sojourn fun: 24-hour fitness center, car service, swanky restaurant/bar and room service. With the Penn Quarter location you’re in the heart of the action — the National Mall, Chinatown and Capital One Arena are all within walking distance — but you’ll be glad to come home, with that claw-foot soaking tub waiting in your suite bathroom.