Rosewood Washington, D.C.
What We Love
- Stellar location beside Georgetown’s historic C&O Canal
- Individualized service, from flexible check-in times and personal butlers to free WiFi and a shopping consultant
- Expertly crafted whiskey cocktails in the stylish Rye Bar
What To Know
- This brand new hotel opened in April 2013
- No spa but in-room treatments can be arranged
- Prices in the Grill Room restaurant reflect the area and quality of the food
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Luxe private club, with just 49 guestrooms and considered, bespoke interiors. High-gloss wood paneling, custom artwork, and marble and metal laser-cut flooring supply the focal points in the desk–free lobby, while the Rye Bar next door shows off its views of the historic C&O Canal through floor-to-ceiling windows. Reflecting the Rosewood’s flexible arrival policy, guests are greeted by iPad-wielding staff and checked in during a tour of the property or, if they prefer, in the guests-only lounge beside the elevators. This intimate space is a handsome riff on a traditional business center or meeting room, with 18-foot ceilings, antique parquet flooring and a centerpiece marble and metal fireplace.
Bed and Bath
The 49 guestrooms vary in size and layout, but all feel spacious by city standards (Superior King Rooms start at 359 square feet; Suites are 592 square feet) and have the requisite comforts, including plush Frette linens, coffee stations with Illy blends, HDTVs, work desks and more. On the walls, contemporary artworks are well chosen from such artists as Edvins Strautmanis, Markus Lüpertz and Carl Virgo, while the hand-upholstered curtains and chairs add welcome warmth. The spotless modern bathrooms have dark mosaic tiles, glassed-in showers or deep soaking tubs (or both), and lovely Acqua di Parma amenities.
Swedish chef Jakob Esko is at the helm of the Rosewood’s signature canalside restaurant, the Grill Room. Already a hit with DC’s power diners, it has a meat-heavy menu, including the must-try roasted bone marrow with parsley and rye crust, inventive seafood dishes and, in the summer months, outdoor dining on the sunny patio overlooking the canal. For a pre- or post-dinner tipple, the Rye Bar has a deal-making vibe and some seriously talented mixologists who will happily let you order off-menu or get you acquainted with the signature rye cocktails (“Ryeding out the Storm” is a favorite). For guests only, the rooftop bar has a petite infinity pool, a full cocktail menu and, most important, knockout views of the Potomac River, the Kennedy Center and the Washington Monument.
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The rooms are beautiful. They were luxurious and spacious. The bathroom gorgeous (never thought I'd care about a hotel bathroom!). The bathtub was so nice to soak in!
The staff goes above and beyond. I felt so spoiled the entire time I was there.
Love the rooftop bar. It was a great place to stay for our staycation.
My husband and I, along with 2 other couples spent 5 nights at the Rosewood. It's a very lovely hotel right in the middle of Georgetown. The rooms were beautiful... there's a rooftop bar with a great view. It was unfortunate that a big re-build/repair project is underway with the canal system through the area and the bridge adjacent to the hotel is blocked off for vehicle traffic. This caused problems for the Uber drivers we were dependent on. I don't know if the doormen are always so accomodating at the Rosewood, but during our visit they did an outstanding job! The whole staff at the Rosewood was so professional and courteous. One of the doormen, in a effort to help us flag our Uber driver, ran down the block to direct him to the lobby. Thanks for a great stay in a great city!
We have just completed a five night stay at the Rosewood and we absolutely loved it. We thought the staff were excellent and it was their friendly efficiency that will guarantee our return.
On arrival, there was a small issue with our room (not of the hotel’s making). Although at full occupancy on the first night of our stay, the hotel dealt with the issue as soon as they were able and we were delighted with the outcome.
The hotel itself is beautifully styled and has everything we could need. The roof terrace is lovely and the gym small but perfectly formed.
A real highlight for us was the restaurant, Cut, which was undoubtedly our best dinner of the trip. Breakfast was amazing too.
Georgetown is beautiful and this hotel is right in the heart of it - within two mins of some excellent coffee shops and restaurants.
We will definitely return to this hotel and can heartily recommend it to other travellers.