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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I was there for a meeting in another location. The hotel is warm and friendly . My room was large with a chair and a couch. The bed was great and service excellent. The bathroom also more than adequate. The staff are very helpful. They have a car that is available first come first serve for trips in the evenings. The casual Resturant was good for breakfast and the food there excellent. Would definitely recommend
Rooms are decent - what you would expect for a luxury hotel. But has dated technology compared to others. Access to the equinox gym is a nice perk.
But the treatment from the staff isn’t what you would expect from a Ritz property. Wasted 30 minutes getting various and conflicting explanations and excuses from different people at the front desk on a room issue.
There are too many other good options in DC to have to deal with the sub-par service.
We had many choices in Washington, DC for our wedding and we decided on The West End Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. And looking back we made the right decision. The hotel looks and feel new, which was important to us. It must give you the wow factor and it does. The people there are so amazing and will make you feel like a VIP. Rooms were super luxurious and roomy. Beds are super comfortable. The bar tenders know how to make an excellent cocktail and take much pride in their work. I could go on and on but I think you get it… it’s doesn’t get much better than this. I would suggest this over any other luxury hotel in DC. Thank you Ritz-Carlton for hosting our wedding and making it so amazing.