This sleek, modern hotel near Union Station is frequented by power players and the occasional celebrity. The in-house restaurant, Bistro Bis, is a favorite among Hill types.
15 E St., NW; 202-347-4200.
Conveniently located near Union Station, the Capitol Building, and the Senate office buildings, this Hyatt mainstay features neutral, understated decor, good views of the Capitol, and an indoor pool.
400 New Jersey Ave., NW; 202-737-1234.
The Liaison Capitol Hill
This boutique hotel wins points for its rooftop pool, complete with sun terrace and bar. Decor tends toward the masculine, but the hotel includes Art and Soul, a popular restaurant helmed by Oprah Winfrey’s former personal chef.
415 New Jersey Ave., NW; 202-638-1616.
Courtyard Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard
This Courtyard outpost benefits from proximity to Nationals Park as well as Capitol Hill (a ten-minute walk). The formerly quiet neighborhood is transitioning with a fleet of new businesses, bars, and restaurants.
140 L St., SE; 202-479-0027.
This article appears in our Washingtonian Welcome Guide.