Salamander Washington DC
What it is
A newly revamped spa-like retreat within walking distance to D.C.’s best sights, with a 50-foot heated indoor pool.
What it isn't
Going to go hungry. For foodies, the three on-site restaurants are nothing short of divine (and don’t miss afternoon tea in the aptly-named, garden-side Empress Lounge).
What we think
If you get a little stressed visiting our nation’s capital, may we suggest a stay in this exquisite hideaway? Every single guest room feels like a de facto spa, thanks to a palette of neutrals and Tiffany blue, gleaming polished metals and sumptuous amenities, like marble-lined bathrooms with glass-enclosed showers. Architecture lovers will find upgrading to the Oriental Suite worth it for porthole windows and a Juliette balcony that peep out on the Jefferson Memorial (not to mention a full on living and dining space).
You're here because
Honestly, you’re here because you’re food-obsessed, and their restaurant Amity & Commerce is chockablock with locals (proof positive it’s delish). Their Amity Burger, made with Lancaster Amish cave aged cheddar, port shallots, and tomato aioli on a brioche bun is nothing short of transcendent.
You’re not surprised that the Salamander Washington DC spa is as zen as they get, with sycamore wood-lined walls and burnished bronze ceilings. You ARE surprised that facilities go beyond standard-issue, with vitality pools, color experience (!) showers and an amethyst crystal steam room in the mix. Exhausted from a day darting from Smithsonian to Smithsonian, you opt for a nearly two hour Oriental Harmony treatment. Translation? A four hand foot bath and massage that leaves you feeling as shiny and new as D.C. isn’t.
Restaurants & Bars
HARRIMANS VIRGINIA PIEDMONT GRILL - featuring a local bounty of bold and flavorful dishes that celebrate the rich resources and history of Virginia’s most fertile region. The menu highlights seasonal flavors, local butcher's cuts, fresh seafood and imaginative desserts. On Sundays, the dining room comes to life with a grand family-style multi-course brunch.
HARRIMANS COOKING STUDIO - The Cooking Studio becomes a private Chef’s Table for an exclusive Harrimans dinner where guests can participate and watch as the meal is prepared at the Studio’s counter and kitchen in the background.
GOLD CUP WINE BAR - A sophisticated ambiance and wonderful setting, Gold Cup Wine Bar is a relaxing venue for cocktails and delicious fare. Serving lunch and dinner plus a sushi menu available Thursday - Sunday.
MARKET SALAMANDER - a charismatic gourmet market located in the charming village of Middleburg, VA just steps away from Salamander Resort & Spa. Join us and enjoy an indulgent breakfast or lunch in the inviting café or outdoor patio or select from our convenient selection of grab-and-go items.
The beating heart of it all—a block from the Potomac on one side, and the National Mall on the other. In other words, you’re within a few minutes stroll of everything from the U.S. Capitol to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.