The St. Regis Washington DC
Historic High Life
What it is
The pride of politicos, with 147 luxurious rooms, two topnotch restaurants, and a nightly champagne sabering that’s nothing less than legendary.
What it isn't
Poorly serviced. St. Regis butlers await to pamper you; you’ll also have limousine access, 24-hour room service, a fleet of loaner bikes, and expert concierges to assist with all your needs.
What we think
Built in eye candy Beaux Arts style in 1926, this storied retreat is as luxe as ever, thanks to sumptuously outfitted rooms where no detail is overlooked. Even starter rooms are large (for the District), at 350-square-feet, and adorned in Architectural Digest-worthy decor, from tufted gold headboards to spindled mahogany bedside tables. (Bonus: amenities are worthy of any visiting dignitary, including DVD players, HBO, and Bose alarm clocks). Want to spread your wings a bit? Book the Caroline Astor Suite, which is 700 square feet of powdery Tiffany blue upholstery, Pratesi linens and a soaking tub that’s nothing less than heavenly after a day hoofing it through Smithsonians. While you’re here, don’t miss brunch at Alhambra, which is nothing less than President-worthy (get the thick brioche French toast with roasted pear and chantilly cream).
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The pampering includes pets. Four-legged guests of the St. Regis Washington, D.C., will be treated to everything from doggie toiletries to martini-shaped cookies during their stay.
Rubbing elbows over signature Bloody Mary’s in the gleaming panelled St. Regis Bar, it’s hard to tell who is a congressperson and who is simply a wannabe. After two drinks, you yourself may throw a hat in the ring. We’ll cheers to that.
Restaurants & Bars
Decanter - Mediterranean. Breakfast, lunch dinner
St. Regis Bar & Lounge - Mediterranean. Lunch, Dinner
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
The National Geographic Museum
National Museum of National History
Glen Echo Park
Two blocks North of the White House, within walking distance to alllll the sights, including the National Museum of the American Indian, where you can see ancient artifacts from across the Americas, all the way to Tierra del Fuego.