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T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C.
Rosewood Washington, D.C., Georgetown is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

1. Rosewood Washington, D.C., Georgetown

8.1
1050 31st St NW (C&O Canal), Washington, D.C.
Hotel · Georgetown · 8 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: At this stylish neighborhood addition, a rooftop infinity pool (a rarity for D.C.) raises the hotel luxury bar. Need a last-minute restaurant reservation? Ask your personal concierge.

Loews Madison Hotel is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

2. Loews Madison Hotel

1177 15th Street NW (at M St NW), Washington, D.C.
Hotel · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 33 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Known as “Washington’s correct address,” the 356-room Federalist-style downtown hotel recently received a silver-hued redo.

DNV Rooftop Lounge is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

3. DNV Rooftop Lounge

7.3
1155 14th St NW Fl 14, Washington, D.C.
Bar de hotel · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 33 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: There’s a certain neo-Jetsons look to the whimsical Donovan House, in the up-and-coming Thomas Circle neighborhood.

The Jefferson Hotel is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

4. The Jefferson Hotel

8.1
1200 16th St NW (at M St NW), Washington, D.C.
Hotel · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 33 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: The renovated hotel pays luxurious homage to the president with Monticello-inspired design (parquet floors; toile de Jouy drapery).

W Hotel - Washington D.C. is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

5. W Hotel - Washington D.C.

8.4
515 15th St NW (btwn E & F St NW), Washington, D.C.
Hotel · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 104 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: With a sceney rooftop lounge overlooking the White House, the W brand managed to inject nightclub-meets-Wonderland flair into what had been a lackluster hotel.

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

6. Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

9.2
2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 29th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Hotel · Georgetown · 39 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: A top-to-bottom makeover has brightened up all 222 rooms, as well as the power-breakfast hot spot Seasons.

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

7. The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

8.2
3100 South St NW, Washington, D.C.
Centro turístico · Georgetown · 31 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: The sophisticated taupe-and-mahogany rooms come with views of the Potomac River.

Park Hyatt Washington D.C. is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

8. Park Hyatt Washington D.C.

9.1
1201 24th St Nw, Washington, D.C.
Hotel · West End · 20 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Enter the lobby of this Tony Chi–designed retreat, and you’ll see photographs of cherry trees printed onto 10-foot-tall glass panels. Upstairs, rooms are decorated with American folk art.

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9. The St. Regis Washington, D.C.

8.9
923 16th St NW (at K St NW), Washington, D.C.
Hotel · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 34 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Generations of presidents (Coolidge, Truman, Reagan) and stars such as Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor have checked in to the gray stone mansion, formerly the Carlton Hotel.

Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

10. Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

8.5
1330 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.
Hotel · Southwest Employment Area · 47 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: It’s got a prime location near the Mall; one of the District’s top restaurants, City Zen; and a Presidential Suite in eye-popping black-and-gold chinoiserie.

The Hay-Adams is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

11. The Hay-Adams

9.3
800 16th St NW (btwn H & I St NW), Washington, D.C.
Hotel · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 40 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: This Beaux-Arts icon holds pride of place at the White House’s front door. At night, the hotel’s Off the Record bar is the after-work hangout for politicos of all stripes.

Everards Fine Clothing is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

12. Everards Fine Clothing

1802 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Boutique · Georgetown · 1 tip

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: A classic men’s haberdashery if ever there was one, this place specializes in the sort of conservatively stylish suits, shirts, ties, and shoes that are the telltale marks of D.C. movers and shakers.

Hu's Wear is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

13. Hu's Wear

6.7
2906 M St NW, Washington, D.C.
Tienda de mujeres · Georgetown · 5 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: The racks in Marlene Hu Aldaba’s two-story clothing shop are stuffed with of-the-moment brands including Yigal Azrouël and the Row (the Olsen twins’ award-winning line).

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14. A Mano

1677 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Tienda de muebles/artículos para el hogar · Georgetown · 3 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: The hostess-gift go-to for any well-heeled Georgetown guest: expect European artisanal accoutrements, tabletop items, and handmade objets d’art selected by owner Adam Mahr.

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15. Relish

3312 Cady's Alley NW, Washington, D.C.
Boutique · Georgetown · 4 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: This boutique in Cady’s Alley—D.C.’s design strip—is run by fashion insider Nancy Pearlstein, who chooses from a short list of notables including Dries Van Noten, Marni, Jil Sander, and Balenciaga.

Lost Boys is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

16. Lost Boys

1033 31st St NW (btw Waters Alley & South St), Washington, D.C.
Tienda de hombres · Georgetown · 5 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Stylist Kelly Muccio carries key brands—Rogan and Band of Outsiders among them—at her men’s store, a converted town house complete with a bourbon bar and a showroom for personal-shopping clients.

President Lincoln's Cottage is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

17. President Lincoln's Cottage

7.9
140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW (at Upshur St NW), Washington, D.C.
Museo histórico · Petworth · 17 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Now a museum, the hilltop mansion was Honest Abe's summer White House, where he drafted the Emancipation Proclamation and coordinated much of the North’s military deployment during the Civil War.

The Kreeger Museum is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

18. The Kreeger Museum

8.3
2401 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, D.C.
Museo · Foxhall-Palisades · 9 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Designed by Philip Johnson in 1963, this petite gallery is as captivating as the Impressionist and Modernist works it contains (paintings by Cézann, and Braque, plus sculptures by Calder and Rodin).

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

19. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

8.9
4155 Linnean Ave NW (Tilden St., NW), Washington, D.C.
Museo de arte · Forest Hills · 31 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Inside the Hillwood’s museum and garden are 18th-century Russian and French art and antiques collected by owner Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the General Foods fortune.

The Howard Theatre is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

20. The Howard Theatre

7.8
620 T St NW (at 6th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Sala de conciertos · U-Street · 102 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: D.C.’s historic music hall on Black Broadway has reopened as a super-club, booking major R&B, jazz, and pop acts. Bonus: chef Marcus Samuelsson oversees the restaurant.

Komi is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

21. Komi

8.7
1509 17th St NW (btwn P & Q St NW), Washington, D.C.
Restaurante griego · Dupont Circle · 44 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: A haute Dupont Circle spot that takes Greece as a starting point (slow-roasted baby goat with pita and tzatziki; foie gras and Wagyu-beef-tongue gyro).

The Source by Wolfgang Puck is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

22. The Source by Wolfgang Puck

575 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Restaurante asiático · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 88 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Wolfgang Puck's sleek and spacious glass-and-steel dining room in the Newseum plays with pan-Asian flavors, skipping from China to Japan, Korea to India.

Rasika is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

23. Rasika

9.0
633 D St NW (at 7th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Restaurante indio · Penn Quarter · 189 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: D.C.’s elite, from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to Virginia Senator Mark Warner, flock to this classic Indian restaurant for authentic northern Indian cuisine. Ask the server for guidance, and share everything.

Seasonal Pantry is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

24. Seasonal Pantry

1314 9th St NW (at N St NW), Washington, D.C.
Tienda de comida y bebida · Logan Circle - Shaw · 14 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Chef Daniel O’Brien turns out an ever-changing multicourse menu during the Wednesday-through-Saturday 12-seat dinners at this specialty pop-up market in the Shaw neighborhood.

Jaleo is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

25. Jaleo

8.6
480 7th St NW (at E St NW), Washington, D.C.
Restaurante de tapas · Penn Quarter · 254 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Spanish-born star chef José Andrés jump-started his career in his new home city with tapas restaurant Jaleo. Sample a classic paella or a tortilla with sobrasada, onions, and Mahón cheese.

barmini by José Andrés is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

26. barmini by José Andrés

8.2
501 9th St NW (9th St NW between E and F St NW), Washington, D.C.
Bar de cócteles · Penn Quarter · 71 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: If you’re looking for something more daring than José Andrés’s tapas restaurant Jaleo, head to nearby Minibar, where one-bite molecular concoctions take center stage.

Ben's Chili Bowl is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

27. Ben's Chili Bowl

8.3
1213 U St NW (at 12th St. NW), Washington, D.C.
Local de Hot Dogs · U-Street · 383 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: A 60-plus-year-old institution known for its no-frills grub. Our favorite: the Chili Half Smoke, a pork-and-beef smoked sausage on a steamed bun with mustard, onions, and Ben’s signature chili sauce.

The Gibson is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

28. The Gibson

8.2
2009 14th St NW (at U St NW), Washington, D.C.
Bar clandestino · U-Street · 136 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: A clubby speakeasy serving classic cocktails. Order one (or two or three) of the old-fashioned fizzes or sours, plus olives or another light bite from the snack menu.

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

29. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

8.8
1612 14th St NW (at Corcoran Street), Washington, D.C.
Marisquería · Logan Circle - Shaw · 127 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Don’t visit this retro-nautical low-key bar and restaurant without ordering a platter of oysters, accompanied by a light white wine or local microbrew.

Estadio is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

30. Estadio

8.9
1520 14th St NW (at Church St NW), Washington, D.C.
Restaurante español · Logan Circle - Shaw · 159 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: An ode to tapas in a chic, loftlike space. The roasted shishito peppers and the montadito (a Spanish open-faced sandwich) of duck and foie gras are menu highlights.

Birch & Barley is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

31. Birch & Barley

8.4
1337 14th St NW (at Rhode Island Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Restaurante americano · Logan Circle - Shaw · 107 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: An upstairs/downstairs, beer-focused restaurant and gastropub. At Birch & Barley, order the cavatelli and flounder tartare; at Church Key, Tater Tots and charcuterie.

ChurchKey is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

32. ChurchKey

8.7
1337 14th St NW (at Rhode Island Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Bar de cerveza · Logan Circle - Shaw · 286 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: An upstairs/downstairs, beer-focused restaurant and gastropub. At Birch & Barley, order the cavatelli and flounder tartare; at Church Key, Tater Tots and charcuterie.

Cowgirl Creamery is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

33. Cowgirl Creamery

919 F St NW, Washington, D.C.
Tienda de quesos · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 21 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Head here for amazing cheeses and wines in the Penn Quarter.

Smithsonian American Art Museum is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

34. Smithsonian American Art Museum

9.2
800 G St. NW (8th and F Streets, NW), Washington, D.C.
Museo de arte · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 86 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Chef José Andres tells us he comes for here for a little escape: walking through the vast halls always inspires him.

District Commons is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

35. District Commons

7.6
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 22nd St NW), Washington, D.C.
Restaurante americano · George Washington University · 99 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: A go-to lunch spot in Foggy Bottom.

Red Hook Lobster Pound DC is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

36. Red Hook Lobster Pound DC

7.5
Washington, D.C.
Carrito de comida · Cathedral - Wesley Heights - McLean Gardens · 49 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Nothing beats this food truck when it’s nearby; try the shrimp roll.

Baked & Wired is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

37. Baked & Wired

9.1
1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW (at K St NW), Washington, D.C.
Panadería · Georgetown · 462 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: For dessert, their cupcakes are an absolute must.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

38. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

9.5
2700 F St NW (at New Hampshire Ave.), Washington, D.C.
Lugar de artes interpretativas · Northwest Washington · 176 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Catch a free performance every night at 6 p.m.

Georgia Brown's is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

39. Georgia Brown's

7.6
950 15th St NW (at K St NW), Washington, D.C.
Restaurante de comida para el alma/sureña · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 130 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Fill up on Southern comfort food and yummy cocktails at this neighborhood favorite.

Equinox is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

40. Equinox

7.7
818 Connecticut Ave NW (at 17th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Restaurante americano · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 34 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Chef Todd Gray’s seasonal menu is perfect for an upscale dinner with clients near the Golden Triangle.

The Jefferson Hotel is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

41. The Jefferson Hotel

8.1
1200 16th St NW (at M St NW), Washington, D.C.
Hotel · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 33 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: The Jefferson hotel’s bar serves excellent wines—some dating back to the 1800’s.

Blue Duck Tavern is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

42. Blue Duck Tavern

8.8
1201 24th St NW, Washington, D.C.
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · West End · 202 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: For a hearty breakfast, head to the tavern and feast on short-rib hash and pecan sticky buns.

The Monocle is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

43. The Monocle

6.5
107 D St NE (at 1st St NE), Washington, D.C.
Restaurante americano · Northeast Washington · 11 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Members of Congress love to lunch at this classic steak house.

Diego's Hair Salon is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

44. Diego's Hair Salon

8.5
1901 Q St NW (at 19th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Peluquería · Dupont Circle · 20 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Nancy Pelosi is a fan of this hairstylist, along with soigné military officials.

Columbia Room is one of T+L's Definitive Guide to Washington D.C..

45. Columbia Room

1021 7th St NW (Between New York Ave. & L Street NW), Washington, D.C.
Bar de cócteles · Mount Vernon Square · 24 tips y reseñas

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Looking for a nightcap? D.C. night owls pack the reservations-only lounge.