Rosewood Washington, D.C.
Small-scale, high-touch luxury in Georgetown
What it is
An intimate luxury property with an ideal Georgetown location.
What it isn't
Within walking distance of the major sights. Your civics lesson will require a taxi ride.
What we think
With just 49 rooms and 12 suites, this newcomer to the capital (Rosewood just took over the hotel from Capella Hotels) provides the thoughtful, personalized service that one expects from Rosewood. Perched on the historic C&O Canal, the red-brick exterior is in tune with the heart-of-Georgetown location, but once inside, guests are treated to refreshed interiors that are sophisticated and warmly contemporary, a pleasing combination of classic American and clean modern design. We love the Rye Bar's clubby atmosphere; the wood-paneled walls and onyx fireplace create an intimate space and the drink list (whiskey-centric and expertly crafted) reflects the hobby of two rather notable Washington residents: George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both produced the spirit. The rooftop is the star, though. Guests-only, the rooftop bar (and pool!) is known for its spectacular, panoramic views of the Potomac and the monumental Washington skyline.
You're here because
To you, luxury means personal attention more than grandeur and marble. And a location amidst Georgetown's restaurants and pubs sounds more stimulating than a stay Downtown.
Your tumbler of Lock, Stock & Barrel 13-year in hand, you step out onto the rooftop terrace and drink a toast to the capital laid out before you, and all its hard-working lobbyists.
Smack in Georgetown, which makes for a more dynamic location than most of the city's business-oriented hotels—especially on evenings and weekends—but does mean you're further away from the Smithsonian, government buildings and other major sites. The closest Metro stop is a 15-minute walk.
Restaraunts & Bars
The Grill Room - Refined, seasonally inspired dining crafted by Executive Chef Frank Ruta
The Rye Bar - Celebrating rye whiskey and the traditional art of cocktail-making
Rooftop Bar & Lounge - A view to remember
Attractions, museums, The White House, The National Mall & National Parks