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W Washington D.C.

W Washington D.C.

Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, Washington
  • The experts at Travel + Leisure and AFAR Media recommend this place
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  • Audrey H.
    "Very cool nighttime view of the White House from the rooftop bar"(15 Tips)
    "Head to the rooftop and enjoy the view and upscale atmosphere."(30 Tips)
    Andrew W.
    "amazing over looking the whitehouse"(2 Tips)
    Gitika A.
    "3rd floor w views of Washington monument and treasury!"(2 Tips)
100 Tips and reviews
  • rooftop
  • scenic views
  • whitehouse
  • monuments
  • cocktails
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  • Saj
    SajSeptember 4
    You'll get to see DC in a nutshell
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RankovAugust 21
    Cocktails are way too sweet
  • Charles B.
    Run Don't Walk Here! Best Rooftop Bar Anywhere. View from Washington Monument to The Whitehouse. The drinks are worth the view.
  • Audrey H.
    Very cool nighttime view of the White House from the rooftop bar
  • Chris K.
    Chris KendallSeptember 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I stay here a lot and in general I like it, the rooms are fine the gym is good, the bars and food are also good. Only problem I find is the turnover in staff, very few seem to stick around for long.
  • Grant A.
    Grant AMay 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Tiny rooms, paper thin walls, and overrun with people heading up to POV. Take your money elsewhere.
  • Ayman S.
    Ayman SirajMarch 19, 2016
    Went to the POV rooftop bar. It's a chill and happening place even at 1pm in the afternoon.
  • Hal M.
    Hal MackinsMarch 14, 2016
    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!
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsFebruary 8, 2016
    Rooftop bar is simply hip and fantastic !
  • Cory
    CoryDecember 22, 2015
    Not to be confused with the Willard around the block
  • Kelly G.
    Kelly GotkinNovember 17, 2015
    Cute, trendy hotel. The location can't be beat
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaJuly 20, 2015
    The front desk could use a little work, but room service was fantastic and the views can't be beat.
  • Melinda J.
    Melinda JacksonJuly 16, 2015
    LOVED MY STAY HERE! Amazing attentive staff. Great gym. Great rooms. Great bars on site. Can't say enough nice things
  • Tim
    TimJune 22, 2015
    Hip rooftop bar. Buzzing. Great views if White House and Washington memorial
  • Chris K.
    Chris KendallJune 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    POV rooftop bar great if you can get a seat ..
  • courtney p.
    courtney palmerMarch 6, 2015
    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
  • Stacey
    StaceyJanuary 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    get on the mailing list. lots of fun, free events here.
  • GoLacey Go
    GoLacey GoDecember 14, 2014
    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!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • APA
    APANovember 15, 2014
    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
    APANovember 15, 2014
    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 ;)
  • Lauren Y.
    Lauren YNovember 9, 2014
    Restrooms are towards the back in the "library" area.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LSeptember 10, 2014
    Corner suites for views
  • Cheryl
    CherylSeptember 7, 2014
    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!!😒
  • Rico E.
    Rico EppsAugust 19, 2014
    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.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    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
  • Gabrielle L.
    Gabrielle LouiseMay 24, 2014
    One of the best rooftops in DC
  • A V.
    A VMay 23, 2014
    Nothing fancy...
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungApril 27, 2014
    Awesome rooftop bar, one of the best places for a drink near the White House
  • Kate W.
    Kate WagnerApril 8, 2014
    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.
  • Mitch R.
    Mitch RothenbergDecember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    JG is a Jean George restaurant. Very good burger.
  • Vania N.
    Vania N.September 1, 2013
    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.
  • Sophie C.
    Sophie ChungJuly 21, 2013
    This is swanky stuff. Dress properly if you plan on going to the rooftop! They kick out flip flop wearers.
  • Pam R.
    Pam R.July 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you like a quiet room ask for the "42" series. Bigger baths and rooms, no view but super quiet and roomy.
  • Christina H.
    Christina HarleyJuly 6, 2013
    Beautiful place and great for a date
  • Dan D.
    Dan DarcyMay 21, 2013
    The view from the suites are amazing. In the heart of DC
  • Jodi
    JodiMay 20, 2013
    Visit Clay at the rooftop bar. He's amazing! Visit is in nyc clay!! Starwood! Woot!
  • Jenn K.
    Jenn KilgallonMay 18, 2013
    They only like the upper class people....great in every way except service...its awful if youre not Paris Hilton.
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin O'ConnellMay 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The rooms are small but the service is more than adequate and the rooftop offers a really cool view of DC and northern Virginia
    BROADSApril 29, 2013
    The spot where we photographed are Winter 2012 lookbook, act like you know!
  • Joe S.
    Joe SchneiderApril 25, 2013
    Here's a tip for the hotel. Clean the rooms daily. They made the bed but left crumbs and empty bottles and water
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GApril 15, 2013
    Bathrooms are located on the lower level. Good place to stop if you're sightseeing and need a place to rest.
  • Adam E.
    Adam EpsteinMarch 30, 2013
    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
  • Joe R.
    Joe ReardonMarch 21, 2013
    Great Hotel. Try to get upgraded to a corner suite!
  • Nate S.
    Nate SkinnerMarch 20, 2013
    Right in the heart of some of the best sight seeing in DC - literally across the street from White House!
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WunderlichJanuary 13, 2013
    The au pair is strong and yummy. Pair it w the fritters!
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJanuary 4, 2013
    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.
  • Taste and See ™.
    Taste and See ™December 30, 2012
    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
  • Ashis G.
    Ashis GDecember 30, 2012
    Great views of the monument and surrounding areas!
  • TJ C.
    TJ ChoOctober 4, 2012
    Don't forget to taste Hot Apple Cider here.
  • Mike R.
    Mike ReidSeptember 23, 2012
    The brunch is really good here.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WanjohiSeptember 2, 2012
    Love the view and the bar scene is amazing over looking the whitehouse
  • Greg Y.
    Greg YagudaAugust 12, 2012
    As someone said, at the downstairs wine bar, service service is either clueless or apathetic but probably both.
  • Bikka M.
    Bikka MityaJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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 M.
    Bikka MityaJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The music from the rooftop lounge is so damn loud you wouldn't be able to rest well.
  • Seth T.
    Seth ThompsonJune 28, 2012
    try the chicken club!!!
  • NBC Politics
    NBC PoliticsJune 14, 2012
    On June 13, 2012, President Obama held a fundraiser here for the Obama Victory Fund. Get your wonk on at
  • Brandon T.
    Brandon TubbyMay 25, 2012
    Rooftop terrace - awesome views - cold drinks
  • Nick D.
    Nick DawsonMay 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Per the manager "you cannot use the stairs". Elevators hold 5 people. Be prepared to wait a long time!
  • Michael W.
    Michael WiseApril 14, 2012
    If only the service matched the beautiful property. I can't decide if the staff is clueless, indifferent, or both
  • R
    RApril 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Place gets pretty happenin' on Friday and Sat nights
  • Gerry A.
    Gerry AApril 6, 2012
    If you're hungry in the middle of the night, you can grab a quick bite at the Hamilton across the street
  • R
    RApril 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great location. Small(er) rooms but well appointed and pretty clean.
  • Shannon Y.
    Shannon YazurloApril 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    *insert young money lyrics here*
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChangJanuary 14, 2012
    Best W service I've ever experienced
  • Lane S.
    Lane SmithDecember 18, 2011
    They should really start charging a bit of cover here
  • 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
    Galo4kaOctober 8, 2011
    Outstanding service!
  • LilyPad
    LilyPadSeptember 5, 2011
    Love having meetings in the lobby. Free wifi and the St. Hilaire.
  • AstraMalee
    AstraMaleeAugust 22, 2011
    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.
  • Gitika A.
    Gitika AhujaAugust 20, 2011
    Great wow suite on the 3rd floor w views of Washington monument and treasury!
  • Erin M.
    Erin MoteJuly 25, 2011
    St Hilare for champagne lovers
  • Jeremy
    JeremyJuly 22, 2011
    One of the best pineapple mojitos in the city down at the wine bar.
  • Joe N.
    Joe NewmanMay 29, 2011
    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.
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DeosApril 19, 2011
    Amazing views from the rooftop bar. Worth the elevator ride!
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel SmithApril 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    rooms = cozy-cozy. Bliss products everywhere. fast wireless. great service at this hotel—except for in the restaurants (food's good, tho).
  • EmmeGirls M.
    EmmeGirls ModelsMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Cathy B.
    Cathy BelcherMarch 20, 2011
    Brunch is awesome, but service is worse than Burger King
  • Liz P.
    Liz PhilipsJanuary 1, 2011
    The turkey pardoned by Obama in 2010 spent the night here the night before the annual Thanksgiving ceremony (via @staciaCNN)
  • Ernesto G.
    Ernesto GluecksmannDecember 23, 2010
    Leave before midnight... it gets ugly after that.
  • Orlee C.
    Orlee ChamblinDecember 4, 2010
    Horrible service... Waiting over half an hour for drinks that never came
  • Yao O.
    Yao OdamttenNovember 12, 2010
    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.
  • Raul P.
    Raul POctober 23, 2010
    Hanging with friends at The W. Great view of the White House & Monument.
  • Ian E.
    Ian EverhartJuly 31, 2010
    Free public bathrooms here. Just look confident, not too touristy, and don't ask where the free public bathrooms are.
  • Megan P.
    Megan Pagado WellsJuly 26, 2010
    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!)
  • Martin V.
    Martin VJuly 25, 2010
    Free bottled water can be located in the gym.
  • Bryan T.
    Bryan TerziJune 18, 2010
    The glass showers are hot! Love all the welcome agents in the lobby greeting me.
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MallardJune 11, 2010
    just4fun...take silly photos posing behind the smokey-screen bathroom wall
  • Natasha W.
    Natasha WJune 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Ashlie D.
    Ashlie DarrelMay 15, 2010
    Don't buy drinks at the bar.
  • Luxe V.
    Luxe VieApril 29, 2010
    POV St Germain cocktail
  • E N.
    E NelsonApril 19, 2010
    Amazing service, beautiful rooms & hip rooftop bar! A must stay if you're in need of a room for the night
  • Cindi R.
    Cindi RammApril 11, 2010
    The Marvelous Suite will not disappoint and the rooftop bar has spectacular views.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BlockApril 4, 2010
    Outstanding view from the bar. Expensive but delicious and heavily poured dark & stromies once you get up there.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MartinApril 3, 2010
    Great space, annoying tourists, expensive drinks.
  • 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!
  • Kelly
    KellyFebruary 28, 2010
    Best view of the city.
  • 4SqR Expert M B.
    4SqR Expert M BoudreauJanuary 27, 2010
    SUper DUper
  • Jen L.
    Jen LemenDecember 28, 2009
    Go to the rooftop bar. Reward yourself with a glass of champagne.
  • Vick T.
    Vick TanDecember 15, 2009
    Be here on Thursday! Always a great time (assuming you can get up to the lounges)!
  • Iya H.
    Iya HusseinJuly 24, 2016
    Super rooftop mais trop de monde
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