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
Parking on site
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Stylish new boutique sleep in charming Georgetown, with a canalside restaurant, rooftop bar and guests-only lounge
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.