Hotels in Georgetown

by Jane Ellis

Washington's quaint Georgetown neighborhood is an interesting collage of the old and the new. Its mostly Victorian-era buildings and cobblestone streets give visitors a glimpse of the nation's capital as it once was, yet its atmosphere is also infused with the youthful collegiate vibes that emanate from George Washington and Georgetown universities. With its many restaurants and shops, Georgetown is also an excellent place for a DC sightseeing journey hotel base.

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Georgetown Suites

This all-suite hotel is located close to both George Washington University and Georgetown University. The Circulator bus, which can take you to different destinations in DC, can be caught just a block away, and the Foggy Bottom Metro station is about a 15-minute walk away. Suite types range from studios to two-story townhouse units. All of these roomy suites have fully equipped kitchens. Georgetown Suites is located in the middle of Georgetown and within easy walking distance to many shops and restaurants. The hotel also offers a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

Latham Hotel

The Latham Hotel is a 133-room boutique hotel that is housed in the same building as Chef Michel Richard's award-winning Citronelle Restaurant, a Washington institution since 1994. Citronelle even provides breakfast and dinner room service for Latham Hotel guests. This hotel is centrally located in the middle of Georgetown, with a Circulator bus stop very near the hotel. The Foggy Bottom Metro station is about a 15-minute walk away. Additionally, the Latham features the only rooftop swimming pool in Georgetown.

Washington Suites Georgetown

The Washington Suites Georgetown is a pet-friendly all-suite hotel. Each suite features a full kitchen that includes a stove, dishwasher and all cooking utensils and dishware. A market is located across the street, so getting supplies is easy. In addition, the Washington Suites Georgetown offers its guests a complimentary breakfast and a complimentary Tuesday evening reception The hotel is located across the street from a Circulator stop and about 15 minutes' walking distance from the Foggy Bottom Metro stop. For a nightly charge, pets are allowed on the first floor. The Washington Suites Georgetown also offers extended stay discounts.

Four Seasons Washington, DC

For travelers who enjoy staying at chains that they are familiar with or are renowned for luxury, the elegant Four Seasons Washington, DC is a good choice. This 222-room hotel is located on one end of Georgetown, near Rock Creek Park and within a 15-minute walk of the Foggy Bottom Metro station. A Circulator bus stop is also nearby. You can enjoy dinner at the Four Seasons' restaurant, Bourbon Steak, or walk to one of Georgetown's many fine restaurants nearby.

Holiday Inn Washington-Georgetown

For travelers who like the idea of staying at a chain hotel but don't need the frills of a luxury hotel, the Holiday Inn Washington-Georgetown can fill the bill. The 285-room Holiday Inn provides a shuttle to the metro station and destinations within a mile-and-a-half radius, plus there is a Circulator stop at this hotel. While this hotel is not right on the main Georgetown strip, it is within easy walking distance.

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