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Rosewood Washington DC

Georgetown, Washington DC

In the heart of exclusive Georgetown, the Rosewood Washington DC (formerly Capella) sits among historic homes in a neighborhood rich with museums, galleries and shops. Stay for over-sized guest rooms, a guest-only rooftop cocktail bar and infinity pool.

At a Glance

  • One of DC's smaller boutique hotels in the heart of exclusive Georgetown

  • Just steps from great shopping and restaurants and a 30-minute walk from the White House and Mall

  • Superb and discreet service making this one of the city's best hotels

  • Exclusive roof top terrace with infinity plunge pool and views over the Potomac River

Culture, Family

Insider's View

Head just around the corner to Baked and Wired for, in my opinion, the most amazing cup cakes in Washington DC.

Anna Bleasdale

Insider's View

Hire a bike and cycle the pathways of the Potomac River first thing in the morning.

Anna Bleasdale

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Rosewood Washington DC or take a look at our itineraries to DC and The South


The Rosewood Washington DC (formerly Capella Washington DC) has fast become a talking point for those who enjoy fabulous service and luxury accommodation yet in a low key and discreet setting.

Located just a few seconds walk from Georgetown's main shopping and restaurant street and right next to the canal that flows through this historic part of the capital city, the Rosewood can also be envied for its location. Sit with a morning coffee curled up on one of the comfy sofas on the private roof terrace looking toward the Potomac River and you could forget you were in the city at all, yet within 30-minutes stroll of the hotel is the White House, National Monuments and Mall.

With only 49 luxurious guest rooms and suites, The Rosewood is a true home from home boutique hotel. Every guest is assigned their own Private Assistant on arrival who will pander to your every need be that ice for your gin and tonic or a backstage tour at the Washington City Ballet. Only guests are allowed beyond the main lobby, restaurant and Rye Bar (perfect for pre dinner cocktails) and will enjoy the exclusive roof top terrace with infinity edge plunge pool as well as the intimate Living Room, perfect for relaxing with a paper, playing board games with the family or simply taking some peaceful time to relax after a busy day.

In the evening head to the Rye Bar for a traditionally prepared drink expertly designed by your bartender. Sample one of the specially selected rare spirits or as the bar's name reflects, a very special rye whisky. Head next door to the Grill Room for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sitting right on the C&O Canal you can dine al fresco in the balmy months or within a welcome glow of the interior when it's cooler. The Rosewood's culinary team brings tasty morsels to the table including fresh seafood, artisan meats and even its own champagne trolley.

A stay at The Rosewood is a wonderful fusion of old school service and contemporary surroundings, a home from home and a luxury delight yet steps from the heart of this exciting Capital City.


The Rosewood offers just 37 beautiful guest rooms and 12 gorgeous suites ensuring a small exclusive boutique hotel feel.

All guest rooms aspire to a contemporary feel with touch panel screens to provide the perfect ambience and climate for your stay. Superior rooms are light and airy with plush King or two Queen beds, seating area and desk as well as spacious en-suite with glass enclosed rainfall shower and views out to the C&O Canal or Georgetown. Deluxe rooms are even more spacious with King bed only and the added extra of a stunning white limestone bathtub. Georgetown Rooms are on the corner with abundant light and even more space including a separate living area and King bed.

The suites are the most spacious of the accommodations with separate living rooms, residential style decor, plenty of light and canal or courtyard views. The Executive Suites have an additional guest bathroom and an option for an additional connecting room making them ideal for families. The two Presidential Suites offer the ultimate in space and refinement with a separate lounge and office, grand entrance, dining room, stocked pantry, walk in closets and the wildly indulgent 6 foot round marble bathtub.

All rooms and suites offer designer beds with Pratesi linens, high definition stereo LCD TVs in the bed and living room(s) with HSIA, and complimentary refreshment center as well as an Illy espresso machine, water kettle and selection of teas.


The Rosewood welcomes families, however, does not offer connecting room options except for suites with an optional interconnecting room. Babysitting is also available locally.


The Rosewood offers flexible check-in and check-out times and complimentary wireless internet throughout.

Guests have exclusive use of the hotel's roof top terrace and bar as well as the infinity edge relaxation pool and fitness room. Although there is not a spa, in room spa services can certainly be arranged. The Living Room, on the ground floor is the perfect place to relax with a complimentary tea or coffee. Guests also enjoy complimentary fresh fruit and croissants each morning.

Your Personal Assistant is there to collate each moment of your stay and can suggest some wonderful experiences to make the most of your Washington DC visit.

Culinary offerings are available 24-hours a day and the hotel's Grill Restaurant is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Rye Bar is ideal for a pre dinner cocktail or whiskey nightcap.


Your Personal Assistant is there to offer you wonderful experiences for your Washington DC stay. The Rosewood has an exclusive partnership with the Washington Ballet which has allowed guests to take backstage tours of the theater and also on occasion, for a child to have a walk on role in one of the ballets. Private guided walking and bike tours of the city can be arranged as well as special gourmet dinners paired with a late evening visit to the roof top in search of stars and constellations. Head to the Rye Bar for a cocktail making master class or join the Rosewood's resident stylist for a fabulous shopping experience to some of Washington's most upscale boutiques. A stay at The Rosewood brings Washington DC and all it's wonderful experiences to you.

Location & Directions

Georgetown, Washington DC

Located in Washington DC's trendy Georgetown district right on the canal and just a few steps from shops and restaurants. The Mall and White House are within a 30-minute walk.

When to go

The city's peak seasons generally coincide with two activities: the sessions of Congress and springtime- starting with the appearance of the cherry blossoms along the Potomac.

Specifically, from about the second week in September until Thanksgiving, and again from about mid-January to June (when Congress is "in"), hotels are full with guests whose business takes them to Capitol Hill or to conferences. And mid-March through June traditionally is the most frenzied season, when families and school groups descend upon the city to see the cherry blossoms and enjoy Washington's sensational spring. Hotel rooms are at a premium and airfares tend to be higher. This is also a popular season for protest marches.

If crowds are a turn off, consider visiting Washington at the end of August/early September, when Congress is still "out" and families return home to get their children back to school, or between Thanksgiving and mid-January, when Congress leaves again and many people are ensconced in their own vacation-at-home celebrations. Hotel rates are cheapest at this time, too, and many hotels offer attractive packages.

If you're thinking of visiting in July and August, be forewarned: The weather is very hot and humid. Despite the heat, Independence Day (July 4th) in the capital is a spectacular celebration. Summer is also the season for outdoor concerts, festivals, parades, and other events.

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