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Washington's Waldorf Astoria, even designed by the same guy. A whole lotta shit has gone down in these marble halls which are literally made of marble.
This cavernous Beaux Arts masterpiece has been the centerpiece of official Washington since it opened in 1850.
This landmark near the Smithsonian museums has "an air of Washington past, in the best sense." Architecture combines Federal and Empire styles. Full review →
This is certainly among the most historic of hotels. Epochal events, including the birth of the League of Nations, were discussed here by principal figures.
A landmark and favorite of American presidents and other newsmakers offers superb service, a wealth of amenities, and guest rooms filled with period detail and Federal-style furniture. Full review →
Oversized by D.C. hotel standards, rooms start at a spacious 425 square feet, and most offer prime views, either of Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House, or downtown Washington, D.C. Full review →
This is one of D.C.'s finest hotels, and certainly its most historic, having served as temporary home to two presidents... and as the setting for many historic events. Full review →
A classic Washington establishment featuring refined décor and a prime location. Full review →
Landmark presidential favorite with a legendary bar, high tea and haute spa. Full review →
The building is a masterpiece of the beaux arts movement, all fancy crenellations and soaring, dignity-laden elegance. Full review →
A grande dame hotel that's hosted presidents and diplomats since 1901, the 332-room Willard is a D.C. icon dripping with history just two blocks from the White House. Full review →
The regularly maintained accommodations all feature a traditional decor of high ceilings, dark-stained period furniture, classic color schemes and traditional window treatments. Full review →
Today's Willard, a bit like the political world it esteems, is grand in public, though a little bland in private. Full review →
"Nothing compares to the service at the Willard" swoon supporters of the "impeccable" staff at this "grand old hotel" oozing "history and elegance".
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