St Regis Washington
At a Glance
Located on K Street just a stone’s throw from The White House
Signature restaurant Adour by Alain Ducasse
Understated old-world glamour
To start planning your vacation to St Regis Washington
Built in 1926 the St Regis Washington DC is among the city’s elite. Recently refurbished to bring the hotel right up to date, all guest rooms are beautifully designed and combine old-world comfort with contemporary touches. The hotel's signature restaurant Adour couples seasonal, contemporary French and American cuisine with a top-notch wine cellar. While sybarites will delight in the cocktail lounge The Bar at The St. Regis Washington DC, adorned in plush velvet and Kenya Black Marble it serves cocktails and a light menu by Adour.
All the 175 guest rooms and suites at the St Regis ooze glamour. Gracious touches like the signature St. Regis bed, writing desk and custom designed brass bathroom fixtures meld with state-of-the-art technology. Wi-Fi, a Bose radio and iPod Sound Dock, DVD player and library and bathrooms with in-mirror TV's make for high-tech rooms. Suite guests also receive the signature St. Regis Butler Service.
Children are welcome to come and stay at St Regis Washington. They will be provided with mini robes and slippers on arrival. Evening babysitting is also available on request.
Adour, headed up by Executive Chef Sebastien Rondier serves a seasonal breakfast and dinner menu and features a hand-picked selection of over 700 wines. The restaurant received the AAA Four-Diamond Award in 2011. Signature champagne cocktails, fine wines and lunch are served up at the Hotel Bar. Guests can enjoy the à la carte menu in the privacy of their room or suite 24 hours a day.
Located in the heart of downtown, the hotel is just two blocks from the White House and a short walk to the Washington Monument, the National Geographic Society, the Lincoln Memorial, and government buildings Washington DC is famed for. There is a huge choice of museums and historic landmarks to visit from the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington National Cathedral, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the renowned Smithsonian Institute.
Location & Directions
Located on the corner of 16th and K streets N.W, just two blocks north of the White House and within a short walking distance to the capital’s galleries, museums and monuments of international renown.
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.