A historic luxury hotel near Embassy Row with period details including original Tiffany stained-glass windows.
For a luxurious D.C. stay with historic significance, quirky folklore and period décor, The Mansion on O Street delivers. Rooms range from corporate-office-adjacent efficiencies outfitted with guest computers for business travelers to safari- and nautical-themed rooms and even one accessed by secret bookcase. One- to four-bedroom suites have amenities such as Jacuzzi tubs, full kitchens and dining and living rooms, as well as outdoor Parisian fountains. Accommodations are also outfitted with basics such as iPod docking stations, Wi-Fi Internet access, TVs with cable and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. Rates include a seat at the Mansion’s complimentary breakfast. Guests will appreciate the attention to meeting individual needs such as dietary requirements (kosher, vegan and gluten-free options are available upon request). Family-friendly services are offered, and pets are welcome. The private lounge and library displays a collection of more than 20,000 books, antique leather barber chairs and an 1800s pool table. Business gatherings can be accommodated in 12 conference rooms and 30 special event galleries; as well, there are a variety of team-building programs and an expert corporate event planning staff. One of the inn’s most important traditions is celebrated daily with two teas: Afternoon Dessert Tea served mid-afternoon, with fresh baked goods and garden-fresh vegetables alongside tea selections, and High Tea, with fresh-brewed teas, finger sandwiches, cheeses, fruit and pastries served by butlers. After tea, guests are encouraged to embark on one of the Mansion’s unique treasure hunts, which range in theme from “about the heart” to “Disney” to “wishes and dreams” (and in price from $10 to $20 per person).