By Budget: $

By Budget: $$

  • Kimpton Carlyle Oft-overlooked, art-deco beauty sitting amid Dupont Circle's embassies.
  • Pod DC Hotel Small rooms but big hipster perks like an on-site diner, rooftop bar and reasonable rates.
  • Phoenix Park Hotel Irish hospitality and homey rooms by Union Station.
  • Tabard Inn Offbeat, TV-less rooms set in quirky Victorian row houses.

By Budget: $$$

  • Hay-Adams Hotel Old-school luxury a stone’s throw from the White House.
  • Watergate Hotel Designer property where you hobnob with the jetset crowd.
  • Jefferson Luxurious, romantic, Parisian and often considered DC’s top address.
  • St Regis Washington Built to look like a grand Italian palace, with rooms opulent enough for nobility.

Contemporary Cool

For Political Intrigue

For Romantics

For Kids