Featuring columns and gilded ceilings, this stately hotel dating from 1850 is a 6-minute walk from the White House, less than a mile from the National Mall and 2 miles from the Lincoln Memorial.
Refined rooms have city or courtyard views, plus 47-inch flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffeemakers and minibars. Wi-Fi is available (fee). Suites add separate living areas; some come with whirlpool tubs, dining rooms and/or foyers.
There’s a high-end restaurant serving seasonal cuisine, a lounge offering high tea, and an acclaimed bar. Other perks include a full-service spa and a fitness center, as well as a business center and parking (fee).