The 9 Best Hotels in Washington, DC

4th January 2007 // By Zahra Al-Kateb


W Washington DC

With its neo-romantic decor, W Washington, DC ushers in a new age of modern hotel glamour in its reimagination of the historic Hotel Washington.

Acclaimed designer Dianna Wong’s infusion of bright colors in each of the hotel’s 317 guestrooms evokes a sense of contemporary design while still managing to preserve the building’s original Beaux Arts architecture. Its signature spa, exclusive catering menu and claim to fame as the closest hotel to the White House make W the perfect place to stay during a visit to DC.



Why we love it: The 10th-floor Extreme WOW Suite provides astonishing views of DC’s top sites from its grand foyer, luxe living room, sleek dining room and deluxe master bedroom and bath. Guests are treated to a wealth of inspired artworks, including a virtual fireplace that screens video art and a gorgeous Sherin Guirguis foyer piece, as well as an array of luxurious furnishings such as camel leather coffee tables, white crocodile upholstered sled lounges and black mohair armchairs. The Extreme WOW Suite features Bliss™ toiletries, a fully-equipped media system, a wet bar, two giant flat-screen televisions and a Signature W Cocktail Caddy. W’s “whatever and whenever” policy means that guests’ needs are always attended to immediately, at any time and any place.




  • Square footage: 1,200
  • Nightly rate: $10,000

Ed Baten, General Manager

+1 202 661 2422

515 15th Street, North West, Washington, DC 20004