An intimate Georgetown gem with character

52 Rooms / 34 Suites

The upscale Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. sits on a quiet side street in the heart of Georgetown between the C&O Canal and the Potomac River. It occupies the turn-of-the-century Georgetown Incinerator building and has retained much of the industrial feel, including a red-brick facade, black ironwork and a 130-foot smokestack. Inside, the place is all about modern comfort. The spacious lobby boasts exposed-brick walls, plush lounge furniture, large windows with dramatic draperies and a wood-burning fireplace; you can gorge on the complimentary s’mores here each night from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Guest rooms have beds covered in down duvets, feather pillows and 400-thread-count Frette linens. Floor-to-ceiling windows, some of which have views of the Potomac River, are softened with cheerful gold curtains. You can admire the view at sunrise while donning one of the provided plush robes. The spa and gym are good places to blow off steam, but serious runners should venture out of the hotel and jog along the waterfront.