The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.

Sophistication in Washington's West End
This West End hotel is Ritz-Carlton at its finest: sophisticated, traditional décor; attentive service; comfortable rooms; and a great location. The wood-paneled lobby is decorated with muted canvas paintings, fresh flowers, elegant chandeliers and parlor-style furniture.

Walk through The Lobby Lounge — you’ll find a cocktail hour here daily from 5 to 9 p.m. with wines by the glass and cheese galore — to get to Westend Bistro and its delicious modern-American fare.

Rooms, which are large by Washington standards, feature down duvets, Frette linens and fully stocked minibars with champagne, wine, liquor, sodas and sweet and savory snacks. In the bathrooms, you’ll find separate showers and soaking tubs; gilded over-the-sink mirrors; marble countertops and tile; and Asprey bath products.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The hotel occupies a prime locale—it’s situated in the West End area of D.C. and is close to the Golden Triangle business district, Georgetown, George Washington University and Dupont Circle. It is also a mere nine blocks from the White House.
  • The Weekend Bistro serves American bistro-style food, meaning you can have a high-grade burger with spicy fries just as easily as you can order a bouillabaisse-inspired fish dish.
  • The Washington D.C. hotel is adjacent to the city’s largest and arguably finest gym, the Sports Club/LA. There is an abundance of cardio machines, strength-training equipment, a lap pool, racquetball courts and a basketball court.
  • No matter when the cravings hit, the D.C. hotel has a room service menu available 24 hours a day.
  • Feather-topped beds and deep soaking tubs ensure total relaxation in your room after a day exploring the nation’s capital.
Things to Know
  • For an extra luxurious stay, club-level rooms include complimentary access to The Sports Club/LA, complimentary Wi-Fi and a dedicated concierge staff to assist with transportation and tourism appointments. Food presentations are also available to guests staying on the floor throughout the day.
  • The hotel boasts an impressive collection of contemporary art, and you should inquire at the concierge if you’d like to take a self-guided tour.
  • The house-made cocktails are delicious at Westend Bistro. One of the standouts is the Heated Debate, a libation made with Avion Silver tequila, agave nectar, fresh lime juice and a hint of jalapeño.
The Rooms
  • The guest rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C. are like peaceful retreats from the bustle of the city. Their design style can be deemed casual contemporary, and this is personified by all of the dark wood furniture, light wood accents and straight lines.
  • Soft blue and green hues are used in the rooms’ upholstery to contrast with the aforementioned furnishings.
  • The bathroom features a marble countertop, shower and deep soaking tub.
  • Each unit in the D.C. hotel has feather-topped beds with Frette sheets that are luxurious to sleep on and will ensure you leave your room well rested for the day’s business or sightseeing activities.
The Look
  • The brick building blends dark woods and an Old World elegance that simultaneously feels modern thanks to numerous windows and unexpectedly casual spaces like the glass, wood and metal Westend Bistro.
  • The attached Sports Club/LA is the hotel’s most modern component — the all-glass facade of the building offers gym-goers excellent natural light.
  • The meeting facilities, the largest luxury meeting rooms in D.C., are located below ground and feature the most traditional décor, including fabric wall-coverings, elegant chandeliers and a dramatic staircase entry.
  • The lobby features dark wood paneling and marble flooring with green and gold accents. Throughout the other public areas in the D.C. hotel there are original works of art in grand gilded frames.
24-hour room service
House car
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
1150 22nd Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20037
DCA (10-16 min)   IAD (30-40 min)   BWI (45 min-1 h)  
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.
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