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Luxury hotel with health club in chic West End

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. is in the heart of Washington, walking distance from George Washington University Hospital and Francis Pool.

This 5-star hotel is close to George Washington University and White House.

Make yourself at home in one of the 300 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. 37-inch LCD televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional amenities at this Beaux Arts hotel include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in.

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. Amenities

General

Guests have access to a private health club on site (surcharge). The 100,000-square-foot Sports Club/LA features indoor basketball courts, 4 racquetball/squash courts, work-out equipment, personal trainers, and classes from Tai Chi to water aerobics. Guests under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult to access the fitness center. Splash Spa is equippped with a sauna, steam room and spa tub, and offers reflexology, massages and body treatments.

The Lobby Lounge offers light fare, top-shelf liquors, an international wine list, and an extensive menu of single-malt scotches. The award-winning Westend Bistro serves dinner daily and lunch Monday through Friday. This property is smoke-free.

  • Wireless Internet access - surcharge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Number of floors - 11
  • ATM/banking
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Full-service spa
  • Express check-out
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Health club
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • One meeting room
  • Express check-in
  • Luggage storage
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Total number of rooms - 300
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • 24-hour business center
  • Sauna
  • Smoke-free property
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa tub
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Wedding services
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
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Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless Internet access (surcharge) , Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Wireless Internet access - surcharge

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities
  • Premium TV channels
  • Pay movies
  • Video-game console
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Phone
  • Free local calls
  • Minibar
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Turndown service
  • Designer toiletries
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room massage available
  • Slippers
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Cable TV service
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • HDTV
  • iPod docking station
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • LCD TV
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
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Dining

Westend Bistro - This casual American bistro features fresh ingredients from local farmers when possible. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM (lunch is not served on weekends). Dinner is served nightly starting at 5:30 PM. Off the Hill Happy Hour at the Westend Bistro Bar is offered Monday through Friday from 5 PM to 7 PM.

The Lobby Lounge - Located adjacent to the hotel’s Main Lobby, The Lobby Lounge provides the perfect setting for cocktails and light fare. In addition to top shelf liquors and an international wine list, the menu of single malt scotches is among the best in the district. Open Sunday through Thursday 5 PM to Midnight, and Friday and Saturday 5 PM to 1 AM.

Blu Cafe - The small buffet-style restaurant serves sandwiches and drinks adjacent to the Sports Club. Guests can dine in the café, a bright space with full-length windows and a zebra-patterned rug, or in the TV lounge around the corner, which has turquoise easy chairs.

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Recreation

Guests have access to the 100,000-square-foot health club located on the hotel's 2nd floor (surcharge). The Sports Club/LA has 4 squash and racquetball courts, 4 basketball courts, an aerobics room, dozens of bikes, treadmills, stair machines, and an array of classes. Personal trainers are available, as are hair stylists, massage therapists, and manicurists (surcharges).

Children must be at least 16 years of age and accompanied by an adult to have access to the sports club. On Family Day (Sunday), children 6 months and older are welcome between 11 AM–3 PM.

3 blocks northwest of the hotel is 1,750-acre Rock Creek Park, with a stable and numerous walking, running, and biking paths. Mountain bikers enjoy pedaling along the C&O Canal towpath that begins 6 blocks west of the hotel in Georgetown.

Public tennis courts are 3 blocks from the hotel, next to a public playground. The nearest golf course is Hains Point, an 18-hole course about 3 miles away on the banks of the Potomac River. It has a two-tier driving range, as well as a miniature golf course that's on the National Register of Historic Places.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Aerobics on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
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Spa
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Thai massage
  • Reflexology
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Sauna in spa
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
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Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. Policies & Fees

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Accepted at this hotel: JCB International, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover

Pets

Pets allowed, Only dogs and cats are allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 1

General

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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Additional Details

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

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A Green / Sustainable Property - Third Party Certified
This property participates in LEED Certified, a third-party certification program that has been independently certified. Third-party certification measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy. An objective assessment of a company's sustainable tourism practices has been performed at this property by an auditor who is independent of the third-party certification program.
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