The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

An intimate Georgetown gem with character
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.

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.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • One of the city’s finest and least known retreats is hidden in the Four-Star hotel's basement (which feels more like its own healing world). The recently renovated five-room spa offers top-notch treatments and amenities, including a sauna, steam room and access to the newly redesigned fitness center.
  • Rejuvenate in style when you check into on of the D.C. hotel's Wellness Rooms. The plush accommodations feature more than a dozen health-focused amenities, including vitamin C shower heads, Tempurpedic pillows, yoga mats and top-notch air purifiers. 
  • From exposed brick to the re-created “conductor” booth in Degrees Bistro, the Washington D.C. hotel effortlessly melds its past history with a trendy, modern feel. It’s significantly more modern feeling than many of its Ritz-Carlton counterparts.
  • The luxury hotel lives up to its Four-Star expectations with discreet, high-touch service and friendly staff.
  • Right in the heart of Georgetown, you’re positioned near the city’s best shopping, dining and nightlife.
Things to Know
  • While the hotel sits in the heart of Georgetown, you’re a bit off the main street, so expect to walk a block or so to hail a cab, and you’ll likely skip the Metro — it’s about a 10-block walk.
  • The 86-room boutique hotel is housed in the former Georgetown Incinerator, the property takes its cues from its former resident’s fire past, including Degrees Bistro, The Living Room lobby with its wood-burning fireplace and the intimate Chimney Stack, now a private event space.
  • 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.
The Rooms
  • For a city hotel, the rooms at The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. are fairly spacious and decorated in a soothing neutral color scheme with dark wood accents that match the “firey” feel of the Four-Star property.
  • Plush all-white beds add a modern touch, and all rooms offer work desks with two chairs and either a club chair or sofa, depending on room type.
  • All of the rooms at the Washington D.C. hotel come equipped high-speed Internet access, iPod docking stations and flat-screen TVs.
  • Impeccably clean and bright, the bathrooms feature thoughtful touches such as lit makeup mirrors and plenty of fluffy white towels. The bathroom is stocked with Asprey bath products, so be sure to save some extra room in your suitcase to tote any extras home.
The Restaurants
  • New American cuisine is served up in a rustic setting at the Georgetown hotel’s all-day signature dining restaurant Degrees Bistro.
  • The hotel’s fire theme carries over into the menu at Degrees Bistro, where you’ll find dishes like a char grilled caesar salad, seared Wanchese scallops with charred corn and a smoked gouda polenta.
  • Enjoy craft cocktails and light bites in the warm and inviting Living Room lobby.
  • Open seasonally, The Yard is an urban garden in the heart of Georgetown, hosting weekly happy hours, DJs on the weekends and brunch (complete with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys) on summer Saturday and Sunday mornings.
24-hour room service
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
3100 South Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20007
DCA (10-14 min)   IAD (30-45 min)   BWI (45 min-1 h)  
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