Best hotels & accommodations in Washington D.C.

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Washington D.C. as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.


Our recommendations

Best cheap hotel in Washington: Hotel Hive

Best boutique hotel in Washington: The Line DC

Best luxury hotel in Washington: Hotel The Hay-Adams

Best hostel in Washington: Highroad Hostel DC

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Hotel The Hay-Adams, Washington

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Fodors, Frommers, Telegraph

274 euro 244 gbp 339 usd 35934 jpy 264 cad 264 aud 2654 hkd 447 sgd 318 chf 2152 cny 2796 sek 2047 dkk 2640 nok

Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, Washington

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Fodors, Fodors

88 euro 78 gbp 109 usd 11554 jpy 85 cad 85 aud 853 hkd 143 sgd 102 chf 692 cny 899 sek 658 dkk 849 nok

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Fodors, Telegraph

214 euro 190 gbp 265 usd 28090 jpy 206 cad 206 aud 2074 hkd 349 sgd 249 chf 1682 cny 2186 sek 1600 dkk 2064 nok

The Jefferson Hotel, Washington

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors, Telegraph

241 euro 214 gbp 298 usd 31588 jpy 232 cad 232 aud 2333 hkd 393 sgd 280 chf 1892 cny 2458 sek 1799 dkk 2321 nok

Willard InterContinental Hotel, Washington

Reccomended by:

Fodors, Frommers, Telegraph

138 euro 123 gbp 171 usd 18126 jpy 133 cad 133 aud 1338 hkd 225 sgd 160 chf 1085 cny 1410 sek 1032 dkk 1332 nok

Hotel Eaton DC, Washington D.C.

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler, Telegraph

112 euro 100 gbp 139 usd 14734 jpy 108 cad 108 aud 1088 hkd 183 sgd 130 chf 882 cny 1146 sek 839 dkk 1082 nok

Kimpton Hotel George, Washington

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Fodors

80 euro 71 gbp 99 usd 10494 jpy 77 cad 77 aud 775 hkd 130 sgd 93 chf 628 cny 816 sek 597 dkk 771 nok

Hotel The Graham Georgetown, Washington

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

153 euro 136 gbp 190 usd 20140 jpy 148 cad 148 aud 1487 hkd 250 sgd 178 chf 1206 cny 1567 sek 1147 dkk 1480 nok

The Watergate Hotel, Washington

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

161 euro 143 gbp 199 usd 21094 jpy 155 cad 155 aud 1558 hkd 262 sgd 187 chf 1263 cny 1641 sek 1201 dkk 1550 nok

The Line Hotel, Washington

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler, CNN

104 euro 92 gbp 129 usd 13674 jpy 100 cad 100 aud 1010 hkd 170 sgd 121 chf 819 cny 1064 sek 779 dkk 1004 nok

Hotel Lombardy, Washington

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

96 euro 85 gbp 119 usd 12614 jpy 92 cad 92 aud 931 hkd 157 sgd 111 chf 755 cny 981 sek 718 dkk 927 nok


What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Washington D.C.?

Washington, the seat of power of the United States of America, it is a unique blend of classical structure and modern formation, located along the bank of Potomac River. If you are visiting Washington, here are some of the places that you can visit and stay in:

Dupont Circle
It is one of the primary locations and is centrally placed in the historic district. This area is extremely safe and boasts some of the best restaurants and vivacious nightlife. It has several 5-star hotels as well as bed and breakfast options for its visitors.

Capitol Hill
Apart from its obvious connection with political power, this tree-lined neighbourhood has statuesque classical structures which are juxtaposed against the Eastern Market, where you will get local produce and handicrafts. It also boasts an eclectic mix of eateries like pizzeria, bakeries and world cuisine.

Downtown Washington
It is a commercial space and houses several museums including the famous Smithsonian and theatres. The Penn quarter and Chinatown boosts of several mouth-watering eateries. Gallery Place is a hub of bars, restaurants and luxury retail stores.

Southwest Waterfront
It is located near the marina, and has one of the best fish markets in America- the Maine Avenue Fish Market, which offers a varied choice of seafood eateries and cafes. The view of the river at Haines Point is breathtaking. It also has a world-class golf course.

It is an extremely modern neighbourhood with shopping arcades selling everything that you can think of from around the world. The area is dotted with trendy eateries and boutique hotels.

Also check out our guide about the best areas to stay in Washington D.C.

What is the best budget hotel in Washington D.C.?

Washington is expensive but If you're looking for an affordable hotel, then book Hotel Hive. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews. Also check out our list of the best cheap hotels in Washington D.C..

What is the best boutique hotel in Washington D.C.?

You like some luxury but don't like the famous chain hotels. If you're looking for the best boutique hotel in Washington D.C., you should check out The Line DC. It's a very cool hotel that has been highly recommended by travelers and experts.
Also check out our list of the best boutique hotels in Washington D.C., it's a manually curated list of the most unique and romantic hotels in the city.

What is the best luxury hotel in Washington D.C.?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Washington D.C., then go for Hotel The Hay-Adams. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it.
Also check out our list of the best luxury hotels in Washington D.C., it's a manually curated list of the most exclusive 5-star hotels in the city.

What is the best hostel in Washington D.C.?

Looking for a good and affordable private room or cozy dorm in Washington D.C.? Check out Highroad Hostel DC. The hostel has been highly rated by backpackers. Also check out our list of the best hostels in Washington D.C..

Which Washington D.C. hotel offers great views?

If you're looking for a room with a view, then try The Watergate Hotel. The hotel offers amazing views of Washington D.C. according to recent customer reviews.

How much does it cost to stay in a Washington D.C. hotel?

For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $220 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $270 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Washington D.C. hotel then you can expect to pay around $450 per night.

Which Washington D.C. hotel has the best rooftop bar?

Looking for a great rooftop bar with some nice views of Washington D.C.? Try The Watergate Hotel, it offers nice views and a great rooftop bar.

Which Washington D.C. hotels are the best for families?

If you're looking to stay in Washington D.C. with your family, then try Hotel The Hay-Adams. The hotel has excellent review ratings by families.

What are the best things to do in Washington D.C.?

Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart. Hop aboard a special eCruiser vehicle and enjoy an educational and entertaining narrated history of our nation’s capital. Get a glimpse of the White House and travel around and through Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian museum complex, plus a plethora of famous memorials and monuments. Price: $62.

Monuments by Moonlight: Washington DC Nightime Trolley Tour. Experience the sights of Washington D.C. by night! The Monuments by Moonlight Tour will take you on a guided trolley tour of the city's most popular monuments. Along the way, you’ll learn about the fascinating history of the nation's capital. Price: $45.

DC At Dusk Night Tour. Gaze at floodlit memorials and monuments, such as the magnificent Lincoln Memorial and the glow of the Jefferson Memorial reflected in the Tidal Basin. Price: $58.

More things to do in Washington D.C.

About Washington

Formally known as the District of Columbia or referred to informally or simply as Washington or D.C, this city is the capital of the United States of America. Founded to become the seat of the government after the American Revolution, it was then named after the first President of the United States, George Washington.

Washington ranks as one of the most visited cities in the world with nothing less than 20 million people trooping into the city yearly.
Washington is naturally founded to become a political center but has since become a major tourist attraction as a result of several monuments and museums located in the city. The city is also an international diplomatic center housing nothing less than 177 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of several international organizations.

The city is also famous for being a major center of national and international media. As a planned city, the features and cityscape were pre-planned before founding the city. Broad streets and avenues radiating from rectangles are common features of Washington.

The skyline of the city has mandated by law is low and sprawling. The United States Capitol and the Washington Monument are two of the tallest structure in the city.

If you like our list of best hotels in Washington, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Philadelphia or the best hotels in Chicago.