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
The rooms were really good. We had some communication issues during the stay. However, an unexpected and prompt response-action from the management to the voluntary after stay feedback form, was extremely positive! Excellent service from Vera!
I enjoyed my stay at this hotel and highly recommend it to anyone considering going there. The staff is wonderful and my room was beautiful. It is close to shops, restaurants and a variety of activities.
Sakura club is really well done, the food, staff, and service is fantastic for all meals and the club is even available after hours.
HOWEVER, At the high rate of $817 (tax included) per night for a club room, this should include the guests staying in the room, but instead they only allow 2 guests, while all others are charged a daily rate over the high room rate.
I gave a 3 star only because the Sakura Club charges are a stab in the back to a customer paying a high club room rate already.
ALSO, Diamond members and their immediate family members, should be allowed in the club regardless of room type, otherwise this status is becoming a more watered down product.
i hope staff and the GM will sit down and modify these club rules ASAP, as the club and staff again are suberb, but the charges and current rules are a MAJOR turnoff to any loyal hilton patron or anyone paying the high club room charge.