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W Washington D.C.

Hotel · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown
515 15th St NW (btwn E & F St NW), Washington, D.C. 20004, United States
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  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
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Welcome to W, a Washington D.C. hotel beyond expectations. Next to the White House, the most powerful suits - pinstripes and black lace-rendezvous at W Washington D.C., where Italian Renaissance meets modern cool.


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    E N.
    "Amazing service, beautiful rooms & hip rooftop bar!"(14 Tips)
    "Head to the rooftop and enjoy the view and upscale atmosphere."(28 Tips)
    "hot POV rooftop lounge."(4 Tips)
    "Hip rooftop bar."(2 Tips)
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  • Grant A.
    Tiny rooms, paper thin walls, and overrun with people heading up to POV. Take your money elsewhere.
    Grant A · 3 days ago
  • Ayman S.
    Went to the POV rooftop bar. It's a chill and happening place even at 1pm in the afternoon.
    Ayman Siraj · March 19
  • Hal M.
    A great scene, but make sure you're not placed any higher than the eighth floor, otherwise you'll be hearing the bass from the superb rooftop bar all night long!
    Hal Mackins · March 14
  • Bill M.
    Rooftop bar is simply hip and fantastic !
    Bill Michaels · February 8
  • Cory
    Not to be confused with the Willard around the block
    Cory · December 22, 2015
  • Kelly G.
    Cute, trendy hotel. The location can't be beat
    Kelly Gotkin · November 17, 2015
  • Yera H.
    The front desk could use a little work, but room service was fantastic and the views can't be beat.
    Yera Ha · July 20, 2015
  • Melinda J.
    LOVED MY STAY HERE! Amazing attentive staff. Great gym. Great rooms. Great bars on site. Can't say enough nice things
    Melinda Jackson · July 16, 2015
  • Tim
    Hip rooftop bar. Buzzing. Great views if White House and Washington memorial
    Tim · June 22, 2015
  • Chris K.
    POV rooftop bar great if you can get a seat ..
    Chris Kendall · June 1, 2015
  • Courtney P.
    It's way too dark in the lobbies. Not sure what effect they are attempting to achieve. Maybe they want to be the "it" place for having an "on the side" meeting
    Courtney Palmer · March 6, 2015
  • Stacey
    get on the mailing list. lots of fun, free events here.
    Stacey · January 4, 2015
  • GoLacey Go
    One of the most stunning W hotels we have stayed in! No cool pool running through it, but the historic value is there. Very well kept & staff is friendly!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
    GoLacey Go · December 14, 2014
  • APA
    Head to the rooftop and enjoy the view and upscale atmosphere. More fun when it's warm out, but it's still a wonderful atmosphere (and heated) during fall/winter!
    APA · November 15, 2014
  • APA
    Head to the roof and enjoy the cocktails/views. Better in the warmer months, but it's still a nice (and heated) view during the other times of the year. Try the Marion Berry ;)
    APA · November 15, 2014
  • Lauren Y.
    Restrooms are towards the back in the "library" area.
    Lauren Y · November 9, 2014
  • Chris L.
    Corner suites for views
    Chris L · September 10, 2014
  • Cheryl
    At very least get a spectacular room w/ exterior view. Great location. Downstairs always filled with people. Staff mostly friendly, helpful. Biz center was a bummer while I was there👎 No paper 2x!!😒
    Cheryl · September 7, 2014
  • Rico E.
    The rooftop views are incredible especially at night. It gets a little crowed at night but the atmosphere is very urban chic. The rooms are small but the location is great.
    Rico Epps · August 19, 2014
  • AFAR Media
    The hotel's rooftop terrace provides some of the best views of the White House. Sit on the main lobby's red patent-leather chairs and zebra-print ottomans, where DJs spin house music on weekends. Read more
    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014
  • Gabrielle L.
    One of the best rooftops in DC
    Gabrielle Louise · May 24, 2014
  • A V.
    Nothing fancy...
    A V · May 23, 2014
  • Paull Y.
    Awesome rooftop bar, one of the best places for a drink near the White House
    Paull Young · April 27, 2014
  • Kate W.
    Not a fan. Specify you don't want a room looking out onto another brick building. Our room looked like a sex den in the worst way, bed backlit in red light, the bathroom was bigger than the room.
    Kate Wagner · April 8, 2014
  • Mitch R.
    JG is a Jean George restaurant. Very good burger.
    Mitch Rothenberg · December 29, 2013
  • Vania N.
    Horrid if staying here as a guest. The rooms are nice but the hotel customer service is dreadful, they charge you for everylast thing and they failed misserably in making the guest feel special.
    Vania N. · September 1, 2013
  • Sophie C.
    This is swanky stuff. Dress properly if you plan on going to the rooftop! They kick out flip flop wearers.
    Sophie Chung · July 21, 2013
  • Pam R.
    If you like a quiet room ask for the "42" series. Bigger baths and rooms, no view but super quiet and roomy.
    Pam R. · July 10, 2013
  • Christina H.
    Beautiful place and great for a date
    Christina Harley · July 6, 2013
    In room, we dig mod touches as well as classics like views of the White House. The real winners for us, though, are the fab amenities, from the luxe Bliss spa to the hot POV rooftop lounge. Read more · July 1, 2013
  • Dan D.
    The view from the suites are amazing. In the heart of DC
    Dan Darcy · May 21, 2013
  • Jodi
    Visit Clay at the rooftop bar. He's amazing! Visit is in nyc clay!! Starwood! Woot!
    Jodi · May 20, 2013
  • Jenn K.
    They only like the upper class people....great in every way except service...its awful if youre not Paris Hilton.
    Jenn Kilgallon · May 18, 2013
  • Kevin O.
    The rooms are small but the service is more than adequate and the rooftop offers a really cool view of DC and northern Virginia
    Kevin O'Connell · May 9, 2013
    The spot where we photographed are Winter 2012 lookbook, act like you know!
    BROADS · April 29, 2013
  • Joe S.
    Here's a tip for the hotel. Clean the rooms daily. They made the bed but left crumbs and empty bottles and water
    Joe Schneider · April 25, 2013
  • Amanda G.
    Bathrooms are located on the lower level. Good place to stop if you're sightseeing and need a place to rest.
    Amanda G · April 15, 2013
  • Adam E.
    Horrendous service at this hotel. The rooftop is overrated. The gym stinks. The wifi in both: rooms and common areas is abysmal. The cider in the lobby is soothing, however
    Adam Epstein · March 30, 2013
  • Joe R.
    Great Hotel. Try to get upgraded to a corner suite!
    Joe Reardon · March 21, 2013
  • Nate S.
    Right in the heart of some of the best sight seeing in DC - literally across the street from White House!
    Nate Skinner · March 20, 2013
  • Scott H.
    The rooftop bar is amazing.
    Scott Harris · January 21, 2013
  • Lauren W.
    The au pair is strong and yummy. Pair it w the fritters!
    Lauren Wunderlich · January 13, 2013
  • Travel + Leisure
    With a sceney rooftop lounge overlooking the White House, the W brand managed to inject nightclub-meets-Wonderland flair into what had been a lackluster hotel.
    Travel + Leisure · January 4, 2013
  • Taste and See ™.
    Great bar in the lobby, wonderful rooms and a sweet view of the skyline from the rooftop bar. Always feels super swanky in here. Read more
    Taste and See ™ · December 30, 2012
  • Ashis G.
    Great views of the monument and surrounding areas!
    Ashis G · December 30, 2012
  • TJ C.
    Don't forget to taste Hot Apple Cider here.
    TJ Cho · October 4, 2012
  • Mike R.
    The brunch is really good here.
    Mike Reid · September 23, 2012
  • Andrew W.
    Love the view and the bar scene is amazing over looking the whitehouse
    Andrew Wanjohi · September 2, 2012
  • Greg Y.
    As someone said, at the downstairs wine bar, service service is either clueless or apathetic but probably both.
    Greg Yaguda · August 12, 2012
  • Bikka M.
    Hang out at the rooftop lounge if you're able to handle the loud music. DO NOT stay in the hotel. I regret my decision to stay here for 2 nights. I only got disappointment after disappointment.
    Bikka Mitya · July 4, 2012
  • Bikka M.
    The music from the rooftop lounge is so damn loud you wouldn't be able to rest well.
    Bikka Mitya · July 4, 2012
  • Seth T.
    try the chicken club!!!
    Seth Thompson · June 28, 2012
  • NBC Politics
    On June 13, 2012, President Obama held a fundraiser here for the Obama Victory Fund. Get your wonk on at
    NBC Politics · June 14, 2012
  • Brandon T.
    Rooftop terrace - awesome views - cold drinks
    Brandon Tubby · May 25, 2012
  • Nick D.
    Per the manager "you cannot use the stairs". Elevators hold 5 people. Be prepared to wait a long time!
    Nick Dawson · May 19, 2012
  • Michael W.
    If only the service matched the beautiful property. I can't decide if the staff is clueless, indifferent, or both
    Michael Wise · April 14, 2012
  • R
    Place gets pretty happenin' on Friday and Sat nights
    R · April 10, 2012
  • Gerry A.
    If you're hungry in the middle of the night, you can grab a quick bite at the Hamilton across the street
    Gerry A · April 6, 2012
  • R
    Great location. Small(er) rooms but well appointed and pretty clean.
    R · April 5, 2012
  • Shannon Y.
    *insert young money lyrics here*
    Shannon Yazurlo · April 4, 2012
  • Mike C.
    Best W service I've ever experienced
    Mike Chang · January 14, 2012
  • Lane S.
    They should really start charging a bit of cover here
    Lane Smith · December 18, 2011
  • IT Roadmap Washington, D.C. - December 6, 2012
    Stay here and attend IT Roadmap Washington, D.C. - a regional one-day technology event that features a full-day conference program, and an expo.
  • Galo4ka
    Outstanding service!
    Galo4ka · October 8, 2011
  • LilyPad
    Love having meetings in the lobby. Free wifi and the St. Hilaire.
    LilyPad · September 5, 2011
  • AstraMalee
    The elevators have three different images of Washington & Martha being very flirtatious in courtship and their lobby is ultra chic! The Bliss employees downstairs are super sweet as well.
    AstraMalee · August 22, 2011
  • Gitika A.
    Great wow suite on the 3rd floor w views of Washington monument and treasury!
    Gitika Ahuja · August 20, 2011
  • Erin M.
    St Hilare for champagne lovers
    Erin Mote · July 25, 2011
  • Jeremy
    One of the best pineapple mojitos in the city down at the wine bar.
    Jeremy · July 22, 2011
  • Joe N.
    Felt a tad under-dressed in jeans. The wait for the elevator was a little annoying. But the view and drinks make up for it.
    Joe Newman · May 29, 2011
  • Anthony D.
    Amazing views from the rooftop bar. Worth the elevator ride!
    Anthony Deos · April 19, 2011
  • Danyel S.
    rooms = cozy-cozy. Bliss products everywhere. fast wireless. great service at this hotel—except for in the restaurants (food's good, tho).
    Danyel Smith · April 3, 2011
  • EmmeGirls M.
    Call ahead and reserve a table on busy nights. Ask for a table with a view inside if it's cold. Emme raves about the S'mores drink.. Read more
    EmmeGirls Models · March 23, 2011
  • Cathy B.
    Brunch is awesome, but service is worse than Burger King
    Cathy Belcher · March 20, 2011
  • Liz P.
    The turkey pardoned by Obama in 2010 spent the night here the night before the annual Thanksgiving ceremony (via @staciaCNN)
    Liz Philips · January 1, 2011
  • Ernesto G.
    Leave before midnight... it gets ugly after that.
    Ernesto Gluecksmann · December 23, 2010
  • Orlee C.
    Horrible service... Waiting over half an hour for drinks that never came
    Orlee Chamblin · December 4, 2010
  • Yao O.
    B fashion 4ward & confident! Get past the elevator nazis w ipads 2 the "always booked" POV. Don't b pressured by pushy waiters. Not 4 over-priced drinks. Get YOUR seat & soak in unparalleled views.
    Yao Odamtten · November 12, 2010
  • Raul P.
    Hanging with friends at The W. Great view of the White House & Monument.
    Raul P · October 23, 2010
  • Ian E.
    Free public bathrooms here. Just look confident, not too touristy, and don't ask where the free public bathrooms are.
    Ian Everhart · July 31, 2010
  • Megan P.
    To get in the door, say you only want to get to the lobby bar. Then get yourself a drink, enjoy the music and wait in the line to go up to the POV lounge. (The view is amazing!)
    Megan Pagado Wells · July 26, 2010
  • Martin V.
    Free bottled water can be located in the gym.
    Martin V · July 25, 2010
  • Bryan T.
    The glass showers are hot! Love all the welcome agents in the lobby greeting me.
    Bryan Terzi · June 18, 2010
  • Lisa M.
    just4fun...take silly photos posing behind the smokey-screen bathroom wall
    Lisa Mallard · June 11, 2010
  • Natasha W.
    Inside rooms have no cell reception. Expensive poorly made drinks at the roof bar, with an amazing view of the district. Visit the gym to grab free, cold bottles of water.
    Natasha W · June 3, 2010
  • Ashlie D.
    Don't buy drinks at the bar.
    Ashlie Darrel · May 15, 2010
  • Luxe V.
    POV St Germain cocktail
    Luxe Vie · April 29, 2010
  • E N.
    Amazing service, beautiful rooms & hip rooftop bar! A must stay if you're in need of a room for the night
    E Nelson · April 19, 2010
  • Cindi R.
    The Marvelous Suite will not disappoint and the rooftop bar has spectacular views.
    Cindi Ramm · April 11, 2010
  • Michael B.
    Outstanding view from the bar. Expensive but delicious and heavily poured dark & stromies once you get up there.
    Michael Block · April 4, 2010
  • Chris M.
    Great space, annoying tourists, expensive drinks.
    Chris Martin · April 3, 2010
  • Angela M.
    Check out the Rooftop Bar. Amazing view of the skyline and White House. Drink selection is OK, but the atmosphere is chic and mucho swank-a-licious! Business types of all kinds come here to unwind!
    Angela McClendon Johnson · March 19, 2010
  • Kelly
    Best view of the city.
    Kelly · February 28, 2010
  • 4SqR Expert M B.
    SUper DUper
    4SqR Expert M Boudreau · January 27, 2010
  • Jen L.
    Go to the rooftop bar. Reward yourself with a glass of champagne.
    Jen Lemen · December 28, 2009
  • Vick T.
    Be here on Thursday! Always a great time (assuming you can get up to the lounges)!
    Vick Tan · December 15, 2009

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