Yes, the famed hotel that was the site of Nixon’s Watergate scandal still operates, so you can book a room in a living piece of history. But the complex was controversial long before 1972. The avant-garde, daring design upset the refined conservative tastes of DC (boy, has the city’s demographic changed). The sleek, modern interior is primarily monochrome with silver accents, and overwhelmingly sleek – fit for the many Supreme Court Justices who have lived in the available apartments. The cheapest room, still spacious with a single king-size bed, costs approximately $200/night.
Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 827 1600