Conrad Washington DC
What We Love
- Estuary, the seafood restaurant by Top Chef finalists Bryan and Michael Voltaggio
- Monument views from the rooftop bar
- Interiors by Pritzer Prize laureates Herzog & Meuron
- Floor-to-ceiling windows in each of the 360 guest rooms
What To Know
- Hotel staff can create customized itineraries for touring the capital
- Splurge for access to the Sakura Club, which features a Japanese whiskey collection and daily afternoon tea service
- The eco-friendly hotel recycles soap from guest rooms for communities in need
- The property’s art collection takes cues from the Washington Color School movement
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Pet Friendly
- Room Service
This all-glass 10-story tower is a slick urban sleep, shaking up the District’s lodging scene
The American capital has been stifled by longstanding building height limitations, which is partly why this city center gem dazzles: it’s D.C.’s only luxe property to offer all of its event spaces, which include a pair of ballrooms and three outdoor terraces, above ground. The restrained 360-room stunner distinguishes itself in other ways, too. Estuary, for example, features remixed takes on age-old Mid-Atlantic classics, such as a reimagined crab roll flanked by crustacean-shaped plantain chips and Virginia fluke sashimi. The orderly interiors were inspired by D.C.’s symmetrical urban landscape—and that’s not code stuffy for buttoned-up. An elevated central atrium floods the lobby with natural light, while linen drapery, natural oak, and dark bronze accents bring warmth to guest rooms (suites here are especially sophisticated, with open-plan pantries, granite islands, and New York Avenue views) and expressionist mid-century art harks back to the counterculture and civil rights movements of the 1960s.
In the Area
The hotel sits adjacent from CityCenter DC, a five-block sprawl of 30 restaurants and designer boutiques such as Hermes, Dior, and Gucci. Both monuments and metro stops (Gallery Place and Metro Center) are within easy walking distance, while The White House and off-the-Mall museums such as Renwick Gallery (a branch of the Smithsonian devoted to 19th century American crafts) and the decidedly more underrated National Building Museum are mere blocks away. Though Conrad’s busy Penn Quarter backdrop means visitors should be prepared for pedestrians galore, its close proximity to Chinatown makes it easy to sample the city’s noteworthy dim-sum and noodle scene.
How to Get There
Everything was excellent from the service at the front desk. All the way till check out. Food was great, drinks were great and the food staff will give recommendations. Using the Digital Key was great as well such a nice feature.
We went to the rooftop bar for evening cocktails and found a great vibe with pleasant service. Europe has rooftop bars everywhere at all price points. It's exciting to see more rooftop bars coming into play in America. The area is on the small side, but nice nonetheless. Sofas, small tables and at the bar are all options here. We had the crab macaroni and cheese. It was a fair portion to share and offered generous crab. Love the location - near shopping and so many other restaurants.
Everything about our stay at the Conrad DC was exceptional.
From the moment we checked in all staff went out of their way to assist.
We had a Sakura Club room and it was so good that some days we didn’t want to leave the hotel. The food and beverage offering in the Sakura Club was fantastic with lunch and dinner options changing every day.