suggestions for lodging in Washington,D.C.

Please suggest a good stay in D.C, I like small boutique hotels, do they exist in Washington? I will not have a car.

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
3314 posts

I've always thought that Italy was a sort of a colony of the US. Now I have confirmation. Washington DC has replaced Rome as its capital.

Posted by Michael
Seattle, WA, USA
5737 posts

Maybe she's planning daytrips into Italy. :-) Carol, Not only did you put this in the Italy section, there isn't a US section on this board for you to ask your question. This is all about Europe. Have you tried the TripAdvisors forum for DC?

Posted by carole
Albany, ca, usa
3 posts

Wow, I shook up the protocol! This is my first posting and didn't see a U.S.category, but I've had such success with Rick Steve's suggestions, I thought some of his travelers would have lodged in D.C. during their European to and from the States journeys.

Posted by Ed
Pensacola
7967 posts

That was kinda rude. Considering that we did pretty darn good on some China and Thailand questions a while back. I woulda had a stab at it but boutique just ain't my style. Nuts. Maybe petition the Webmaster to make an exceptions area for nice people ? Sounds like she was a repeat customer too. Probably won't be again. I'll bet that really got into Mr Seves' retirement account. Too bad since he's the guy who keeps the lights on here.

Posted by Paula
Arlington, TX, USA
278 posts

Yes, it is posted on the Italy section but why not take the opportunity to go ahead and respond if you have an appropriate answer. Someone must have
an answer....can't we be flexible?

Posted by Agnes
Alexandria, VA, USA
616 posts

Maybe Hotel Monaco, Hotel Rouge, or Hotel Helix in DC - they're part of the Kimpton brand (i.e not inexpensive but that's typical of boutique hotels generally)...also Lorien Hotel in Old Town Alexandria, VA (subway accessible to DC). All are in very walkable urban areas. You can PM me if you would like other ideas...I'm pretty familiar with the DC region. http://www.lorienhotelandspa.com/ http://www.rougehotel.com/
http://www.hotelhelix.com/

Posted by Laura
Virginia, USA
2891 posts

Hay-Adams (very expensive) and Hotel Jefferson are two that come to mind ... BUT both are well beyond my budget. I live in the DC area so have never stayed overnight at these or any other DC hotels (except for Youth Hostel when I used to volunteer there). If you narrow down your choice, I'll be happy to comment on pros and cons of the various locations for getting around, restaurants, etc.

Posted by carole
Albany, ca, usa
3 posts

Thanks for all of the responses and not to worry about me not using Rick Steves suggestions. Boutique hotels to me, are not expensive, quite the opposite; small,clean,safe,family owned, sometimes no elevators, elaborate lobbys,or swimming pools, definitely not motels, or Embassy suites. We have them in San Francisco, I've found one in Portland, and of course Europe(Paris and Barcelona).

Posted by Laura
Virginia, USA
2891 posts

Maybe check Kalorama Guest House then. It is not a hotel and again, I've only driven by it. It has been around though for a very long time. It is in a very nice neighborhood near the Zoo, walking distance to Woodley Park Metro on the red line. Also check Woodley Park Guest House (same neighborhood).