Best Hotels, B&Bs, Guesthouses and Hostels in Washington

Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels 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, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.

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 places to stay in Washington, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Philadelphia or the best hotels in Chicago.

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Hotel Eaton DC, Washington D.C.

Hotel Eaton DC, Washington D.C.

CN Traveler + 2 more

“Eaton DC has the trappings of any cool city hotel: a botanical-heavy, Instagram-ready rooftop bar that slings strong cocktails and pan-Asian tacos; a wellness studio offering alternative therapies like reiki and crystal-healing; rooms (a staggering 209) curated with records and mini-libraries.”

Featured in CN Traveler’s Best New Hotels of 2019.

Check availability $139
Kimpton Hotel George, Washington

Kimpton Hotel George, Washington

New York Times + 2 more

“The major chain hotels can be found within a mile of the Capitol, but a better option is the Hotel George, a Kimpton Hotel with a fun George Washington theme and animal- print robes. A stone’s throw from Union Station and the Capitol, it has the added bonus of a very decent restaurant, Bistro Bis, which also has a sexy bar.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Washington, D.C.

Check availability $99
Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, Washington

Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, Washington

New York Times + 3 more

“A less expensive and slightly less elegant but equally convenient option is the Liaison Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel, with 343 rooms and a seasonal rooftop deck and pool, an unusual feature for hotels at this price. Locals still flock to the four-year-old Art and Soul, run by Art Smith, best known as Oprah’s chef.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Washington, D.C.

Check availability $109
The Line Hotel, Washington

The Line Hotel, Washington

CN Traveler + 2 more

“In a city that’s traditionally very industry and sort of “meh” when it comes to anything that’s not a museum or a monument, it stands out for being a seriously cool hotel with excellent design and really great food and drink offerings.”

Featured in CN Traveler’s 2018 Hot List.

Check availability $129
The Jefferson Hotel, Washington

The Jefferson Hotel, Washington

Frommers + 3 more

“If you can afford to, stay at The Jefferson, which I consider to be D.C.’s best hotel. And if you can’t afford to, at least stop in at Quill, the hotel’s delightful bar, where the bartender will invent a cocktail to please you, right on the spot.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Washington.

Check availability $298


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.
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.
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