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13 Hotels for Foodies in Washington, DC
Discover wonderful places to eat, including Michelin-starred restaurants, when you stay at these DC hotels.
Foodies have so much to savor in the nation’s capital. Internationally acclaimed chefs and dynamic restaurants color DC’s dining scene, which has numerous eateries that proudly sport Michelin stars. Staying at any of the following hotels will allow you to explore the scene with ease. So food lovers, rejoice – you’ve found a foodie destination.
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Pristine service and elegant decor are both synonymous with the Ritz-Carlton brand, and it’s no different for this hotel in Foggy Bottom. Enjoying an unforgettable meal can also be a part of your stay, thanks to the Ritz’s two on-site restaurants. Westend Bistro serves American cuisine with locally sourced ingredients from Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Quadrant Bar & Lounge offers shareable dishes and delicious craft cocktails.
Live the resort life when you stay at this luxury hotel that sits on the Washington Channel in the midst of DC’s hottest development, The Wharf. Take in gorgeous waterfront views while you indulge in the culinary world of The Wharf, an adventure that can begin at the hotel. Kith/Kin is Chef Kwame Onwuachi’s take on Afro-Caribbean cuisine, while The Watering Hole and WAVES on the rooftop are ideal for cocktail hour in spring and summer. Other restaurants nearby include La Vie, Mi Vida and Del Mar.
This posh hotel is situated in Logan Circle and is within shouting distance of the 14th Street corridor, a bustling area of the District that features an abundance of restaurant options. In addition to its stylish, modernized rooms, Mason & Rook offers Radiator, an internationally infused eatery featuring dazzling small plates and creative cocktails. In the warmer months, enjoy wine and spectacular views at the hotel’s rooftop bar.
CAMBRiA Suites is a boutique, all-suite hotel found in the Shaw neighborhood. A stay here positions you near a burgeoning dining scene, as Shaw has emerged as a culinary hub over the last few years. Standouts include Convivial, Supra and the Michelin-starred duo of Kinship and Métier, housed in the same building. Make sure to take a stroll through Blagden Alley.
Immerse yourself in DC’s most historic neighborhood while staying at Georgetown Suites, an all-suites hotel that offers peak comfort for families. You’ll also be in the midst of Georgetown’s spirited dining scene, a lineup that includes the beloved Filomena Ristorante, the elegant 1789 Restaurant and waterfront locales like Sequoia, Farmers Fishers Bakers and Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place.
There’s much to love about this Park Hyatt, from its deluxe guestrooms with American folk art touches to its indoor spa and pool. However, foodies will be most delighted by the on-site Blue Duck Tavern, an award-winning restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Exquisite seasonal fare is lovingly prepared in an open kitchen. We highly suggest you stick around for dessert – the apple pie is pure joy.
Named after Thomas Jefferson, this Downtown hotel is fittingly just four blocks from the White House. The historic locale features a Michelin-starred restaurant in Plume, which is guided by German-born Chef Ralf Schlegel. European-inspired dishes and a wine list boasting more than 1,300 labels make Plume one of the city’s truly premier dining experiences. The Jefferson also offers Quill, a haven for cocktail connoisseurs.
Comprised of 327 rooms and suites, The Dupont Circle Hotel is a gem in the heart of a vibrant neighborhood. The hotel’s globally-inspired, farm-to-table restaurant procures flavors from across the world – think Moroccan lamb tagine or Asian style snapper – set in a delightfully bright space that is both a see-and-be-seen hot spot and a cozy, all-day restaurant. You’ll also be a short walk away from the Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market, one of the city’s finest farmers’ markets and one of the few that stays open all year.
A major redesign of the W Hotel Washington, DC brought to life the 60-seat Cherry, home to a 15-foot custom-built, wood-fired grill – the largest of its kind in the DC area. Diners will find that elements of just about every single dish have kissed the open fire, from the grilled avocado with homemade hot sauce and grilled lime to the roasted chicken dressed in a toasted sesame scallion butter to the ember-roasted carrots prepared in a firebox just above the flames. There's also the reimagined POV rooftop, which doubles – no, triples as a bar and lounge. And if you're feeling ambitious, $295 will score you the ultimate in-room mukbang experience where guests can binge on everything from melty burgers and lobster tail to a tower of carrot cake and cherry pie. Need more convincing? Just ask Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski.
While Kellogg caters to conferences, its renovated guest rooms mean a comfortable stay awaits any kind of visitor. The hotel rests in NoMa, an on-the-rise neighborhood that is home to one of the city’s ultimate foodie havens, Union Market. Inside, you’ll discover food stalls and informal restaurants in a bazaar-like setting unlike anything else in the city. Masseria, Chef Nicholas Stafenelli’s Michelin-starred Italian restaurant, and O-Ku, an inventive sushi spot, are also nearby.
This landmark hotel just finished a redesign of its common areas on the ground floor and added a new eatery and cocktail-centric bar in the form of The Sally, named after a member of the Fairfax family. The restaurant welcomes all passersby with American-fusion small plates and locally sourced meats and cheeses. Once the weather turns warm, visitors can enjoy new patio seating that overlooks Massachusetts Avenue.
Blending French flair with American style just steps from the White House, Sofitel Washington, DC Lafayette Square will put foodies in a dream scenario. Opaline Bar and Brasserie, the hotel’s on-site restaurant, furthers the French connection with escargot, herb-roasted chicken and a signature Opaline Burger topped with gruyere cheese and caramelized onions. The tantalizing Downtown dining scene is also just outside the door.
The Old Post Office Building has always been one of the top attractions at this hotel, but now you’ll also find a Michelin-starred hot spot here, too. Sushi Nakazawa, an omakase restaurant whose namesake chef follows a 200-year-old, Tokyo-style sushi tradition known as edomae, has garnered high acclaim for its – wait for it – twenty-course tour de force. If you’re obsessed with sushi, you’re in the right place. The restaurant can only be accessed from outside the hotel on 12th Street NW. Inside the hotel guests will also find BLT Prime by David Burke, a high-end, contemporary take on the classic steakhouse.