The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C.
What We Love
- Hitting the streets with the Running Concierge for a morning jog
- The Starbucks coffee provided with the in-room coffeemaker
- The outdoor pool helps beat the summer heat
What To Know
- Wifi is free only for SPG members
- Parking is pricey
- The hotel will rent you workout gear if you forgot yours…so there’s really no excuse for not breaking a sweat
- The gym is open 24 hours a day
- Parking On Site
The Westin checks lots of boxes: good location, squeaky clean rooms, spacious bathrooms, workspaces aplenty, and a nice focus on wellness that extends from a menu of superfoods to providing running maps of nearby routes to morning group runs. The interiors are par for the chain hotel course, but rooms are comfy and we love their signature mattresses. While extras like parking and WiFi come at a price, service is thoughtful and you can even rent out a small workspace for meetings or just to get some work done for a couple of hours—a nice alternative to a noisy coffee shop or renting a desk in a co-working space. You can hobnob with Washington insiders over filet mignon at the brasserie, called The Caucus Room, or go more casual at Bóveda, a Latin-inspired speakeasy with killer deals on margaritas at happy hour and tempting small plates like olives and short rib tacos.
In the Area
The White House and a handful of DC’s best museums (the National Academy of Sciences, the Art Museum of the Americas) are within walking distance of the hotel, although political types will appreciate the proximity to K Street. Book a table at Ris in advance; this posh spot does seasonal American dishes like crispy fried okra with bacon and a fab tomato, feta, and watermelon salad while brunch features enticing cocktails like ginger-orange-pineapple-popsicle mimosas. Soi 38 is known for its flavorful, spicy Thai street food along with house-made sodas and draft cocktails. A 15-minute stroll to the Potomac brings you to Farmers Fishers Bakers, an eco-friendly restaurant in a colorful, ‘gram-worthy “urban farmhouse” setting that emphasizes made-from-scratch regional ingredients.
How to Get There
The staff here is very helpful and professional, from the front desk to the cleaning staff. However the hotel itself seems to have really gone downhill. They seem to have recently upgraded the bathrooms, but the rooms themselves are still the same and appear old.
The location is fine, but it is no better than many other hotels in the DC area. The breakfast sandwich is very good.
My family stayed there for 6 nights. But then the Sunday evening of our stay there was an event with music so loud that the police were called out by someone. The manager could not control it and it went 1 hour past the time that it was supposed to end. And then the clean up could be heard for hours afterward. 4 of our party went to the manager multiple times and were all told different things. Finally we reached the point where we tried to book at one of the other area hotels but they were all booked. They did comp us breakfast for the next day.
First time staying in the Westin Georgetown. Lovely hotel and great location. Walked from the hotel to the Lincoln Memorial which took around 20-25 mins and then on to all the sights. Only a few mins walk to many bars and restaurants. Great cafe across the street for reasonable priced breakfast.
Lovely spacious room with 2 double beds and a huge bathroom with walk in shower, a huge bath and separate toilet. Beds were so comfy. Wifi great. Pleasant staff.
Didn't have the chance to use the patio area or pool as only there for 2 nights but this hotel would definitely be my first choice if I'm ever in Washington again.
After experiencing the omni shoreham losing my car for 40 minutes I am taking a moment to thank Erwing & his team for their excellent valet service at the westin. Friendly, timely and they took great care of my car! Thanks Erwing!
My husband and I had checked in the Westin for our DC vacation. Our room was small but beautiful. We noticed the nice snack tray that they had provided. (*please note don't even pick up the snacks unless you want them charged to your room!) The air condition unit broke down and our room got hot. I called the front desk and they were very gracious and accommodating, they sent maintenance to our room promptly for repairs. When we took showers, the water started to come out warm than turned cold in 1 minute. We spoke to maintenance and they informed us that they are working to rectify the issue. We ordered breakfast room service and our bacon and potatoes were over cooked. The staff is very friendly and accommodating but they can use some improvements on some of the amenities.