Hotels

Where to stay in Washington, DC—from luxury lookouts to boutique bargains



Where to stay on a budget

Hostelling International Washington, DC

  • Price band: 1/4

A top-notch, dirt-cheap hostel close to the Metro and Downtown Washington, Hostelling International offers 250 beds divided between singles and doubles and larger dorm-style single-sex rooms or "family" rooms of four-, six-, eight- and ten-bed configurations. Private

  1. 1009 11th Street, NW, K Street
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Hotel Harrington

  • Price band: 1/4

The Hotel Harrington is a family-owned budget hotel, plain and simple. The lobby and rooms are clean but outdated, the staff welcoming and helpful. People choose to stay here for two reasons: price and location. The hotel is surrounded by a neighborhood where you’ll

  1. 436 11th Street, NW, E Street
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High-end hotels

W Hotel

  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

The venerable old Hotel Washington has had the W treatment, and it’s every bit as fabulous as you might imagine. Key historical fittings remain in the lobby, like the old check-in/cash desk, original stucco and chandeliers, incorporated into a reborn and slightly

  1. 515 15th Street, NW, F Street, DC
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Monaco Alexandria

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

The Monaco Alexandria makes a bold design statement with its lobby/lounge. Walls and pillars are a glowing, striking blue, and there’s just a touch of Old Shanghai in the gold on black patterned walls behind the red padded-leather reception desk. Furnishings here are

  1. 480 King Street, Alexandria
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Monaco

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

The Monaco makes the most of its grand setting—an imposing neo-classical building that was once the main Post Office sorting office. The unusual premises mean irregular shapes, high ceilings and features such as cornicing add an extra touch of originality to the

  1. 700 F Street, NW, at 7th Street
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