The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
What We Love
- Westend Bistro sources produce from local farms
- One dog under 35 pounds is permitted in the room
- Although there’s no hotel gym, guests have discounted access to the 10,000-square-foot Sports Club/LA across the street (free for Club Level room bookings)
What To Know
- Limited parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis; self-parking is $29 per day, and valet is $49 per day
- Spa reservations at the adjacent Sports Club/LA are strongly encouraged and should be made prior to arrival
- In-room WiFi is $9.95 per day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Gilded accents, polished wainscoting and pearly white marble set the elegant tone at this West End hotel. The 300 rooms have a more contemporary feel with muted palettes of cream, chocolate and mint and 37-inch LCD TVs. Guests staying in the Club Level rooms have access to a dedicated concierge and a private lounge that offers daily refreshments, as well as free WiFi and free passes to the 10,000-square-foot gym across the street. You can lower your carbon footprint with a stay at the hotel, which has energy-conserving LED and CFL light bulbs in every room and sources food sustainably. At the American Westend Bistro, Chef Devin Bozkaya uses ingredients from the local farms in signature dishes straight out of his family cookbook, like brown butter and caper skate wing with chick peas and saffron rice. Got tickets to a show at the Kennedy Center? The bistro also offers a pre-show, three-course dinner, so you can dine before the curtain rises.
In the Area
Though the immediate neighborhood is sleepy, the hotel sits between Georgetown’s boutique-lined streets and Dupont Circle’s bustling nightlife. Flex your plastic along M Street for designer shoes at Hu’s, flirty frocks at Wink and edgy menswear at Scotch and Soda. Stroll through Dupont Circle’s FreshFarm Market on Sundays for charcuterie, fresh-baked croissants and seasonal produce. While the Library of Congress, The National Mall and the world’s-largest museum complex at the Smithsonian Institution are among the city’s must-see spots, the Phillips Collection has an impressive American and European impressionist collection and is walking distance from the hotel. Join the afterwork crowd over briny Virginia oysters and Fish House Punch at Hank’s Oyster Bar, or party hop in the U-Street Corridor with the hip-hop hangout Marvin and live bands at legendary music venue Black Cat.
How to Get There
We recently visited Washington for the first time, and stayed at the Ritz Carlton Washington DC. Service was excellent from arrival and throughout the stay - we had a club level room, and we can not recommend the team in the club lounge enough.
We had breakfast, drinks and early evening snacks in the lounge (which is available 24hrs daily) and the team were always very friendly and helpful. They would help us recommend what to do the next day, and at the end of a long sightseeing day, they would warmly welcome us back - really first class service.
Our room was of good size, and the quality of beddings etc. was very good. We liked the location as we were close to Georgetown and we also like walking and it was around 30 minutes to White House etc.
We didnt have a chance to use the gym/pool, but we had a quick look and they looked of excellent quality as well.
Overall we were really pleased with our hotel choice, and when we come back, we will definitely come back to the Ritz Carlton.
My daughter was trying to convince girlfriends to go to high tea and they didn’t want to go. So while in vacation in DC our cousin made a reservation at the Ritz. They did not disappoint. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. She made tea recommendations based on the descriptions each guest made. In addition to great tea, food and service they were able to fully accommodate gluten free for my mother in law who has celiac disease. It made her day!!! Can’t say enough.
Stayed a couple nights here in January and it was a gorgeous hotel. The room service grilled cheese sandwich will not disappoint you. The Quadrant bar near the lobby is fantastic! Excellent drink menu and be sure to check out the book with all the US President's favorite drinks. Of course #45 only drinks Diet Coke, figures...
Overall it's a gorgeous hotel with tastefully decorated rooms.
We stayed there this weekend because my fiance was one of the guest chefs for the Hearts Delight charity fundraiser at The Ritz-Carlton. We were so excited to enjoy the first rate service at this hotel. Why did we love it? let me share!
-Welcomed at the front desk by Joseph, a young (everyone is younger than me now) man who was so hospitable and genuinely nice. He offered me a glass of rose which i gladly accepted. To make it even more special, he took the the time to write a hand written note (the long lost art of writing is not forgotten) and it was under our door that evening.
-The lobby bar renovation is beyond beautiful - the cocktail book is so well thought out and quality beverages and (yum) Ballast Point on draft.
-Service is exceptional - everything from the quality of the spacious room to the turn down service and black out curtains.
-Free waters upon entering the hotel - nice touch too.
-chocolate chip cookies in the lobby (free) not sure how i managed to refrain from eating one or 10 but i did. They should be thankful I did not indulge. they looked fantastic.
Lastly, i am not sure I believe the reviewer who recently gave The Ritz-Carlton 1 star - a review with so little words and details - sketchy at best...
Always a treat to be at The Ritz-Carlton; this location is superb!
The room, bed and smart TV were exceptional
Even at 11:30pm manager on duty was more than helpful in accommodating our request. If your going to Tysones corner then you should definitely stay here this made our trip so relaxing and stress free knowing that the managers and staff were extremely accommodating.