About the hotel
Deluxe Class Historical Hotel. Located in a very historic and important area of DC, the White House is the W's neighbor. Two blocks away are the Red, Orange and Blue Lines at Metro Center to get you to the other areas of the city. The Washington Monument and National Gallery of Art are both one mile away. There are plenty of things to do in the direct vicinity of the W Washington DC
The hotel has 317 rooms including 31 suites and feature 37Flat Screen TVs, cable channels, national newspaper on weekdays, iPod docking station, 350-thread count sheets, goose down duvet, spa robes, waterfall shower, spa products, hairdryer, clock radio, voicemail, high speed internet access (charge), dual-line cordless speaker telephone, 24-hour room service, iron and ironing board, personalized wake-up service and laptop-compatible personal safe.
The hotel has a steak restaurant featuring dishes blending a mix of European and Asian spices in an elegant beaux-arts-styled dining room. The ceilings soar 24-feet with tall double-arched windows and mirrors showcasing sweeping views of the city, the White House Gardens and Washington Monument. Cozy up in banquettes with cognac fabrics and leather seats, framed by iridescent black cherry drapes. Enjoy the fascinating ceiling and wall murals adorned with abstract interpretations of cherry blossoms and coins.
W DC's Wine Bar offers a robust selection of eclectic and sophisticated wines with an emphasis on Californian and French reds, as well as hand-crafted cocktails and beers from around the world. Located below the steakhouse, the chic Wine Bar evokes the feel of a wine cellar setting with slated floors, aged brick walls and exposed concrete beams on a textured ceiling. A sophisticated black and orange theme runs throughout the cozy tavern setting, where you'll feel at home with a light fare menu.
The POV (Point of View) lounge and terrace on the hotel rooftop offers guests unprecedented views of the White House and city while sipping on crafted cocktails.
The oldest hotel in town has been completely reinvented into W Washington D.C., revitalizing historic traditions into contemporary sophistication.
The lobby is large and bright with plenty of private seating areas. There is also a lobby bar.
Built in 1917 across the street from the White House the W is the closest hotel to the First Family. Hosting everyone from presidents to politicians, celebrities to CEOs, socialites to superstars, this was where Elvis met with President Nixon in the 1970s, where Harrison Ford bought rounds of drinks for everyone, where Presidents Clinton and Reagan attended balls, where the President's Thanksgiving turkey trotted on the rooftop before receiving its pardon, where calls to the White House were connected and "The Godfather Part IIwas shot on the storied rooftop.
The property also features a spa and fitness center. (12/09:JB)