Hotels Near the Capitol, Washington DC

Mandarin Oriental Washington DC

Capitol Hill symbolises for many the beating heart of the Free World: home of the Senate and Judiciary, and the House of Representatives, with its iconic, neoclassical domed Capitol building. There's so much to see, but the question then arises: where to stay? Well, we've done the hard work: the best places to stay near the Capitol come in all shapes and sizes, from hip, New Wave hotels to grand 5-star luxury stays. Use our guide and start planning your city break.

For Urban cool


  • Riggs is easily one of the hippest places to stay in town. It's cool-meets-contemporary, effortlessly out-there: marble columns alongside Art-Deco furnishings, four-posters in the chic and spacious rooms. The grandeur of the French bistro, the notoriously creative cocktail bar, make it one of the most unique and beautiful hotels in Washington DC.
  • The George is a place for the young and bold. The loud, New Wave inspired decor, splashed against older, more traditional surfaces, gives it an antique-chic splendour: photos of George Washington rebelliously recycled in an Andy Warhol-esque style is their signature artistic dish, and the letters of the founding father are displayed, enlarged, along the walls. The plush, chic rooms are coloured in deep-sea-blues, creamwhites and charcoals, with free standing baths, while plump, blue velveteen chairs sit in the lounge. A short walk through Lower Senate Park will bring you to the Capitol. A stylish, central stay.

Grand luxury


  • For grand, 5-star luxury, nowhere beats Salamander Washington DC. In its quiet riverside setting, a 25 minute walk from Capitol Hill, its decadence deliciously combined with a smart, contemporary style. It has everything you need (and more!): a pampering spa, bar, spacious suites with floor-to-ceiling windows. A good family option.

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    • The George, Washington DC Washington DC 139 rooms from £174

      Sights nearby  -  Absorb some of DC's rich history at the museums and monuments of National Mall.
      Restrictions on children  -  No children
      Lively  -  Hip and happening.
      Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
      Air conditioningSpaRestaurantDisabled accessParkingNo pets

      Cutting edge downtown hotel with every modern convenience. Rooms are spacious, chic and extremely comfortable. Minutes from DC’s hottest attractions and metro lines. Explore like a local! See More

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    • Riggs Washington DC (Washington) 181 rooms from £232

      City Style  -  The hoteliers have done a stellar job here, blending the grandeur of the old bank building with some cool contemporary style
      Bar  -  Arguably one of the most inventive cocktail lists offered in the city in this elegant bar
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the iconic Washington Monument and the Memorial Mall or the U.S. Capitol
      Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
      Air conditioningSpaRestaurantPet friendlyDisabled accessParking

      This is a special place. An old bank building, with all the associated grandeur and large proportions, completely overhauled with gallery-worthy contemporary style. Rooms are all individually designed; there is a superb french bistro and a bar that's sure to keep you coming back! See More

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    • Salamander Washington DC Washington DC 400 rooms from £215

      City Style  -  A luxury stay with all the expected trimmings included stylish design, a fabulous spa, and top-notch dining
      Swimming Pool  -  50 foot indoor heated pool
      5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
      Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessParking

      A five-star luxury stay set in a quiet cul-de-sac near the Tidal Basin. Expect all the luxury trimmings here: spacious suites that perfectly mix a homely feel with a touch of indulgence, a spoiling spa, lounge bar and restaurant. As suitable for families as for business people. See More

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Written by Edmund Wise

posted Wednesday, 8th February 2023