The Best Exclusive Penthouse Suites in Washington D.C.

Barbara Noe Kennedy | February 22, 2018

If money is no object—we’re talking to you, world leaders, rock stars, Hollywood A-listers, sports legends, CEOs, and lottery winners—your Washington D.C. visit should be based at one of the city’s best suites, where every comfort is at your gold-plated fingertips. Check out these most exclusive penthouse retreats at these hotels for starters.

#7

Willard InterContinental

Why it made the list

DC’s most fabled hotel does not disappoint with a medley of presidential suites, named for some of the nation’s most important leaders. The largest is the Jefferson, the go-to for world leaders who need space for entertaining and impromptu meetings. Classically regal with 18th-century style accents and a palette of gold and burgundy, the 3,000-square-foot luxe hideaway includes a black-and-white Italian marble foyer, several sitting areas, and an oval office. The private dining room, with a custom-designed Axminster carpet, looks down on Pennsylvania Avenue all the way to the US Capitol. Nightly rate: $7,000

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#6

The St. Regis Washington, D.C

Why it made the list

Understated elegance defines this plush sanctuary decorated in rich cream and gold. Two fireplaces, a dining room for ten, a private butler’s pantry, and hand-painted Chinese wallpaper highlight the 2,510-square-foot space. Need a good book to read? Your shades drawn? In an esteemed hotel fabled for its service, no wish to too small for the suite’s signature butler service. Nightly fee: $12,000.

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#5

Rosewood Washington DC

Why it made the list

If you need to escape your paparazzi, you can hunker down in peace (and luxury) at one of two 1,300-square-foot Presidential Suites of this sophisticated Georgetown boutique hotel. Highlights of the contemporary, pewter-and-gold space include a cozy living room centered on a roaring fire, a stocked pantry, a huge tub sculpted from a single slab of marble, and twice-daily housekeeping. The dining room with seating for six looks out over the historic C&O Canal and historic rooftops. Nightly rate: From $1,700

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#4

The Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C

Why it made the list

Soothing and calm in soft grays and blues, the Ritz-Carlton’s 2,250-square foot Ritz-Carlton Suite relaxes discerning guests with an elegant living room with fireplace, a dining room with seating for ten, and a Jacuzzi bathroom. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out on the West End, though the place to be is the large private terrace. Nightly rate: $6,500

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#3

The Jefferson

Why it made the list

The third president’s penchant for luxury living is apparent in his namesake suite, a 1,900-square-foot, European-style extravaganza with a grand salon bedecked with walnut parquet flooring; gold and brass highlights; and the Washington Monument framed in one of five Juliet balconies. And should you desire a favorite midnight snack or your suitcase unpacked (or packed), your private, round-the-clock butler will take care of that. Nightly rate: $6,000

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#2

The Hay-Adams

Why it made the list

This gorgeous historic hotel has a Presidential Suite, though many believe the Federal Suite is even sweeter, with its luxurious living room, two full bathrooms, 345 square feet of extra living space … and the views. French doors in the master bedroom open to a balcony overlooking Lafayette Park; the White House is so close you can make out the snipers on the roof. The Obamas stayed here before the 2009 inauguration. Nightly rate: Up to $7,000

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#1

Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C

Why it made the list

There are Swarovski crystal fixtures, rich wood paneling, iridescent shell details, and four separate living areas, including a posh lounge and a library, in the 4,000 square feet of the Royal Suite's classic space. The best part, though, is no doubt the landscaped, 1,000-square-foot terrace overlooking Georgetown’s historic rooftops, complete with a table for ten. What you don’t see? Bullet-resistant glass, a private entrance, and a closed-captioned security system. Note: There are actually six Royal Suites to choose from. Nightly rate: $15,000

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  • 7. Willard InterContinental
    1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,Washington,District of Columbia,USA,20004
  • 6. The St. Regis Washington, D.C
    923 16th St. NW,Washington,DC,United States,20006
  • 5. Rosewood Washington DC
    1050 31st St. NW,Washington,DC,United States,20007
  • 4. The Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C
    1150 22nd St. NW,Washington,DC,United States,20037
  • 3. The Jefferson
    1200 16th St. NW,Washington,District of Columbia,USA,20036
  • 2. The Hay-Adams
    800 16th St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20006, USA,Washington,DC,United States,20006
  • 1. Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C
    2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,Washington,DC,United States,20007

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