Restaurant Decanter, a Rockwell Group-designed institution of Mediterranean cuisine and fine wines
The St. Regis Bar, a comfortably chic hangout serving pre-Prohibition cocktails
The lobby’s intricate architectural details, showcasing plenty of gilded style
What To Know
The corporate-minded neighborhood lacks nightlife and shopping
A small gym and no spa or pool, but the nearby Mint Spa offers plenty of organic treatments
Overnight valet parking is a pricey $45/day
Parking on site
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Glamorous Italianate manse with a tony Mediterranean restaurant and enviable proximity to the White House
Built in 1926 by architect Mihran Mesrobian, the Italian-Renaissance design has attracted U.S. Presidents and their families as well as celebs such as Joan Crawford, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. The hotel’s glamorous past is evident upon entering the lobby where a wall of palladium windows cast light onto the hotel’s showpiece, an ornate coffered ceiling. The classic, muted design by Sils Huniford is an ideal stage for plotting political moves or leisurely people-watching. In the Decanter restaurant, styles collide with silver-chrome and ivory-white tables and chairs neatly arranged beneath the rustic, beamed ceiling.
Bed and Bath
Four types of guest rooms are distinguished by location, size and color, featuring schemes in hues of lush gold or warm sienna. Beds are outfitted with crisp Pratesi linens, down duvets and pillows. Modern technology, TVs, safes, and minibars are artfully framed in carved-wood consoles flanked by white columns. The bathrooms are comfortable cocoons with Italian marble vanities, earth-tone mosaic tiles, large mirrors with LCD TVs, Reméde bath produces and plush robes.
Decanter, the hotel’s main restaurant, reflects the culinary passions of its chef, Sébastien Rondier, born in France’s Basque country. At the adjacent St. Regis bar, you can sip proper pre-Prohibition cocktails and nibble on lamb shank flatbread. While the hotel gym is adequately equipped, the nearby access to Mint Spa is a welcome alternative. Guests can also access (for a $15 fee) the posh University Club, which holds an Olympic-sized pool and Sage Spa.
The closest major airports to The St. Regis Washington, D.C. are:Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) - 5.8 km / 3.6 miWashington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) - 36 km / 22.4 miThe preferred airport for The St. Regis Washington, D.C. is Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.