Location steps from the banks of the Potomac and Georgetown’s best shopping and dining
Views from the Observatory, one of DC’s best rooftop bars
Spacious guestrooms and suites
What To Know
The hotel opened in July 2013
It’s a quick Metro, bus or cab ride to the Mall and the most popular DC sights
The Observatory is open to the public and can fill up fast
Parking is valet only and costs $48 (plus tax) per night
Parking on site
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Refined residences with a hip rooftop bar in the heart of DC’s historic Georgetown
A stay at the Graham offers a glimpse into genteel Georgetown society, an esteemed crowd of politicians, diplomats and academics who have long favored this historic neighborhood for its leafy cobblestone lanes lined with well-preserved Georgian mansions and Victorian row houses. Tucked into a quiet side street between the Potomac River and the bustling M Street shopping district, this polished seven-story, 57-room boutique hotel is hidden behind a square red brick Federal façade. Beyond the discreet double doors, the Graham adds a dash of Art Deco flair to staid Washington style for a sophisticated stay.
Bed and Bath
The residential vibe is amplified by space and natural light, which streams in through tall windows. Sky-blue damask wallpaper, silvery carpeting and steel lamps are complemented by dark wood furnishings in the sitting areas; the bedrooms juxtapose white leather headboards and plum walls. All the mod cons required of a business hotel are here, including a work desk, free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. Big bathrooms are clad in white marble, with dark wood double vanities, glass-encased showers with stone tile mosaics and Bulgari toiletries.
Guests of the Graham zip past the line for the hotel’s hot rooftop lounge, the Observatory. The 3,000-square-foot space wraps around three sides for views of Georgetown University, the Kennedy Center, the Washington Monument and Memorial Bridge, and aviation geeks will enjoy watching planes follow the Potomac River before landing at Reagan National Airport. Reserve one of the cushy teal couches and chairs for bottle service, or sidle up to the bar for the house bourbon, from Kentucky’s Louisville Distilling Company; it’s aged in port barrels for a fruity finish. For more hearty fare, A.G.B. restaurant serves up farm-to-table dishes for breakfast and dinner.
In the Area
Georgetown is the District’s shopping capital, with big brand shops lining bustling M Street (Jonathan Adler, Nike, Kate Spade, J. McLaughlin, H&M) and on-trend boutiques on Wisconsin Avenue. If a cocktail party is in your future, pop into Karen Millen’s spot for the perfect little black dress, or Urban Chic for designs by Alice & Olivia, Shoshanna and Tori Richard. For the perfect hostess gift, hit A Mano for worldly bricabrac and objets d’art curated by owner Adam Mahr. Men in need of street cred should kick it correct at Major, DC’s best sneaker shop, while those looking for classic American style should head for Lost Boys, a men’s store in a converted townhouse with a bourbon bar and a team of personal shoppers to guide you through an extensive collection of designers including John Vavartos, Band of Outsiders and Rogan.
The Graham Georgetown
1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW
Washington, Washington, DC 20007
How to Get There
The closest major airports to Hotel Monticello are:Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) - 6.4 km / 4 miWashington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) - 34 km / 21.1 miThe preferred airport for Hotel Monticello 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.