Four Seasons Hotel
This is one of Washington's premier hotels and has been the hotel of choice for celebrities for years. It recently burnished its image after a $25 million restoration by interior designer Pierre Yves Rochon made it the only D.C. hotel to be awarded the Mobil Five-Star award and the only North American hotel to be added to the list. The rooms are well appointed, and with plants and art, armchairs and desks, as well as down comforters on the beds. Rooms come stocked with a minibar, CD players, video/DVD/Playstation library, bathrobes, hair dryers, and a toiletry basket. The on-site health club is considered one of the best in the hotel business, with weights, exercise equipment, a two-lane pool, and classes in everything from yoga to tai chi. Other hotel amenities include twice-daily maid service, limousine service, and a morning newspaper.
Room rates are $375 to $1,975. Major credit cards are accepted. Parking is $35 per night. This hotel is five blocks from the Metro.
At the Four Seasons Hotel, the kids' amenities are awesome. Inform the hotel you will be traveling with kids, and it will give each kid a welcoming gift and cookies and will provide books and magazines, games, bathrobes, toiletries, and healthy menus — all age-appropriate down to infants.
The Latham Hotel
Set in the center of Georgetown, this hotel is conveniently located near all the good restaurants and nightlife, but it is quiet because it is set back from the street. The rooms have a comfortable, French country flair. In-room amenities of interest to families include: cable/ satellite/Web TV, videogames (fee charged), coffeemaker, iron and board, hair dryers, and robes. The hotel has an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There are two excellent French restaurants on the premises — Citronelle, which is one of the more talked-about D.C. eateries, and one of the La Madeleine chain. Room rates are $159 to $259. There are excellent deals offered, especially in the summer. Valet parking is an additional $24. Major credit cards are accepted. There is about a six-block walk to the Metro.