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
- 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.
How to Get There
I would highly recommend the Rosewood in Georgetown. Great property, great location and great staff. The roof top lounge was spectacular on a beautiful night. We enjoyed the gym and pool area. Location worked out well to walk to many nice restaurants. We had a corner oversized room with very large and comfortable bathroom. Overall really enjoyed the stay!
Completely wonderful experience from beginning to end. A bit of a splurge but exactly what a high end hotel should be. Helpful, friendly staff who went out of their way to make certain we enjoyed our stay. Short walk to M street shops and restaurants. Probably 10 minutes or so to Georgetown campus.
This was our third stay at the Rosewood in seven months, all in conjunction with surgeries for our child. Service during the latest stay went beyond our expectations. Nearly every staff member knew us by name. They were eager to assist with our needs, including the ideal location to view Fourth of July fireworks, preparation of our son's special diet, restaurant and snack recommendations, and room accoutrements and cleaning. Nuria's special delivery of hot chocolate for our convalescing 17 year old was touching to us and much appreciated by him.
The Rosewood is only a few blocks from the Washington Harbour, which attracts a lot of tourists but is worth a visit for the views. The hotel is also close to a variety of restaurants and shopping. It was easy and convenient to fulfill our needs whether it was a delicious gluten-free baked good at Baked & Wired or pain reliever at CVS.
I used the treadmill in the small fitness center almost daily since it was too hot to run outside. I never shared the room with other guests. It was always clean with fresh towels and bottled water.
We ate breakfast in the Grill Room almost daily. While once or twice we experienced slow service, delicious meals were served by gracious staff.
While we hope this was our final medical-related stay at the Rosewood, we look forward to returning in the future for pleasure.
From the moment I pulled up to valet park the staff was excellent and everyone seemed to truly be happy to see me and more importantly their attitudes and body language told me that they enjoyed their jobs.
With such a beautiful hotel, excellent food, comfortable suite and fabulous and friendly service, I was actually sad when it was time to leave.
However I will definitely be staying at the Rosewood again!
I was very impressed with the Rosewood. It really delivers a quality product. The rooms are of an exceptionally high standard. I particularly liked the luxurious bed linen.
Without fail, the staff were friendly, professional and welcoming.
I very much enjoyed dinner. The Amish chicken was excellent. Eating on the terrace sublime. It wasn’t cheap and that might explain why the restaurant was almost empty.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting DC. I have stayed or eaten in most of the D.C. hotels and this is one of the best. Hi