Conrad Washington, DC

D.C.’s sleek art-focused escape

It’s only fitting that the Conrad brand would select D.C. for its 360-room U.S. flagship, given that Conrad Washington, DC is mere miles from the Hilton Hotels & Resorts main campus in McLean, Virginia.

Sleekly shimmering towers of glass rise 11 stories above the skyline, a strikingly modern structure in a city that hasn’t seen a new-build luxury hotel in more than a decade. This artistic Washington, D.C., stay is ideal for business or pleasure, sitting in the heart of City Center, one of the metropolis’ top destinations for high-end shopping and dining.

From buzz-worthy restaurant Estuary to the see-and-be-seen roof deck Summit, ConradWashington, DC has made a bold entrance to the national capital’s hospitality scene.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The third-floor atrium-style lobby is a sight to behold: sleek floors of Calcutta marble contrast stark white columns, and acres of chain mail are suspended from the ceiling, undulating around the room’s rounded angles. But the real highlight is a giant moon-shaped pendant suspended from the ceiling, illumined by skylights and light projections throughout the day.
  • Local art is a focus throughout the D.C. hotel. Many paintings offer a nod to the Washington Color School abstract expressionist movement as well as the city’s history. Standouts include a dual-sided blue-and-white abstract painting by local artist Matthew Langley, a tapestry depicting the Potomac in the 18th century near the main lobby bar, and a mosaic-style wall inside Estuary made of shells and tiles to depict a nautical theme.
  • Don’t miss rooftop cocktails at Summit, the 11th-floor rooftop lounge with 360-degree views of the city stretching from the White House to the Capitol building. Enjoy favorites like an on-tap Aperol spritz paired with small plates like avocado fries and 72-hour pot roast crostini.
  • Some of the city’s best luxury shopping is just outside your front door. City Center carries names like Gucci, Hermès and Ferragamo.
  • The airy Estuary restaurant serves modern American cuisine with an emphasis on seafood from the Chesapeake Bay's estuaries.

Things to Know

  • Opt for Sakura Club-level rooms for additional perks like curbside greeting and access to the private 10th-floor lounge. The latter arranges daily menus and evening Japanese whisky tastings along with panoramic city views.
  • The Washington, D.C., hotel’s ample meeting space is ideal for everything from one-day events to lavish weddings — all 32,000 square feet is on the second floor or higher with plenty of natural light.
  • Designed by renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and design consultants Rottet Studio, the luxury hotel’s footprint perfectly mimics the borders of Switzerland — the property has gladly adopted the nickname of the “only neutral place in Washington.”
  • Conrad Washington, DC gives you a chance for a dramatic entrance; the ground floor’s marble entry is really just a holding for valet service or the escalator to meeting space. Take the elevators right to the third floor, where you can check in, grab a cocktail at the bar or lounge, or visit Estuary.

The Rooms

  • Even standard rooms are large, starting at more than 400 square feet with floor-to-ceiling windows that flood spaces with natural light.
  • In-room amenities are top-notch — think Nespresso coffee makers, Byredo bath products and minibars stocked with everything from Route 11 crab chips to DC Brau beer.
  • Rooms are tech- and business-travel friendly, with two outlets and four USB ports in a convenient charging station bedside, plus simple touchpad lighting so you can go from work to sleep in a flash. A simple table with two chairs and a chaise take the place of a traditional desk — who needs to work in their room with so many usable public spaces, anyway?
  • If you can’t get a Sakura Club-level room, opt instead for a Premier Corner King, which comes with an extra wall of windows and 50 square feet of bonus space.

The Restaurants

  • At Estuary, don’t miss the Maryland crab roll starter or mains such as seared scallops with coconut curry and the whole grilled lobster. 
  • The menu also appeals to those who don’t eat seafood. Standouts include a grilled skirt steak with miso fries and a brisket smash burger accompanied by Old Bay fries. 
  • When weather permits, enjoy a refreshing cocktail or a light bite at the Summit. Sit back and take in views of the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument and the hotel’s own lush garden, which supplies garnishes for many of the menu items.

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Getting There
950 New York Avenue Northwest, DC 20001
DCA (8-14 min)   IAD (35-50 min)   BWI (40 min-1 hr )  
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