A classic Washington establishment featuring refined décor and a prime location.
This upscale historic landmark was extensively renovated at the turn of the millennium. Featuring marble and wood furnishings, the lobby is manned by an attentive reception staff and concierge, all of whom are ready to treat you like visiting royalty. The hotel dates back to 1818 and is just one block from the White House. Guest rooms include 40 suites and are done in a combination of Victorian and Federal styles. They are furnished with dual-line telephones with voice mail, flat-screen TVS and wireless and wired high-speed Internet connections. The Thomas Jefferson Suite (complete with oval dining room) measures in at nearly 3,000 square feet and offers spectacular views down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol Building. Drinking and dining facilities include the Round Robin & Scotch Bar, where legend has it the mint julep was introduced to D.C. --- and where those in the know have been coming to see and be seen since the days of Abraham Lincoln. Other options include the Café du Parc, a French bistro; Occidental Grill & Seafood; afternoon tea in Peacock Alley; and in-room dining. The hotel houses a fitness room and a Red Door Spa, and is near the tennis courts of East Potomac Park.