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The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Ranked #4 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not your typical Ritz experience...”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

My husband and I returned from a recent stay at this local Ritz to celebrate our anniversary...we had read the reviews/criticisms from other reviewers and decided to stay here over the Four Seasons based on our most recent other Ritz experiences (Jamaica, San Francisco). The staff was fantastic, very attentive...the hotel itself was ok. Very urban with some nice amenities in the lobby/restaurant. Our room was disappointing. We were placed on the 5th floor and overlooked 31st street...my first impression was that our room, despite being on the nonsmoking floor, smelled like smoke (yuck). Our porter indicated that it did not smell like smoke and was an after effect of the room air purification/ionizing...the wall paper was peeling in several areas and the furniture looked dated/worn. To say we were disappointed would be an understatement.

Room service was prompt and all the employees we interacted with were wonderful. We were treated to complimentary champagne (thank you) and a lovely plate of chocolate covered strawberries.

This is clearly an outlier RC experience, but I would encourage others interested in an upscale hotel to search elsewhere. Next time we will try a different hotel

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

From the moment we checked in, to spend our wedding week in DC, we felt as if we arrived at home. The staff was kind and generous of spirit. They were as excited as we were for our impending nuptials. We had a spacious suite that accommodated both us and our two cocker spaniels in true comfort. The staff, especially Moe and Raoul, were beyond helpful. They were full of knowledge when ask for tips and even surprised us several times with some amazing perks.

This hotel has only 84 rooms and is run as a boutique hotel. The architecture is very interesting as it used to be an industrial complex overlooking the Potomac river. It is convenient to access all things Georgetown and is just a five minute bike ride to the White House and all the Mall has to offer.

We have been fortunate to travel the world and our experience at this particular hotel rates as the best ever from the viewpoint of how the staff handled their guests and our pets. In fact, that is why this is my first ever review of a hotel. That is how impressed we were by the treatment from the staff and our overall experience.

We highly recommend this hotel for a short stay or a long visit. If you are planning a wedding in DC this is your place to stay. They helped provide a stunning locale for our ceremony and it will always be remembered by Alex and I and our friends as the special day it was but even more so because of the thoughtfulness and kindness of Moe, the best concierge in the business!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cadillac, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2013

It is a wonderful location for visiting Washington but it lacks consistent service. Room service was mixed in that when they were busy - everything was there, the next day not so busy and even though we ordered the same thing the meal was missing about 25% of the items ordered. The room sound proofing was poor in that the sound of the tv next door resonated into our room even though it was not on terribly loud (we knew our neighbor and when in their room). The room had been repainted recently and there were drip marks and splatter everywhere. The spa is not a resort quality - more a public gym. Positives were: the staff always accommodating, the location great and famous people live there.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Oakland, CA
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

This was our first time at a Ritz hotel and we're sold. It is on par with the best that Four Seasons has to offer, and the great staff made us genuinely feel welcome at each step of our stay. You really do feel like they care about you and want you to have a good experience at their hotel. That is the type of touch that is absolutely special and we are very impressed.

The doorman and the bell hops greet you warmly each time and even ask you if you need water after you come back to the hotel from a day's outing. The server at the restaurant even helped carry some food back to the room for my wife even though it is not part of their normal duties. We also had a great experience hanging out at the hotel lounge where we received great food and impeccable service.

Speaking of food, it is our opinion that this place has one of the best foods in Georgetown or DC. We enjoyed every meal here and compared to some of the questionable food quality that we had experienced in the area, we absolutely recommend eating here.

The room itself was faultless. Overall, we would definitely return here again, and more importantly, we'll definitely try other Ritz properties in our future travels.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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110 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for 5 pleasurable nights, the hotel has a unique design witch make the experience more interesting. Rooms are comfortable and spacious. Breakfast was great. The only thing i did not like was " bets alawed" policy, this level of hotel should not exepte bets, dogs in particular.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Okay, so the service is legendary. The Ritz in G-town is situated within walking distance of all things "Georgetown". Quiet yet a bit edgy. Very cool. LOVED the luxury suite. Stop in the a drink at the lounge--you'll feel a world away!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tierra Verde, Florida
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Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

While the Ritz Carlton experience has always been excellent for me, this small (86 rooms) hotel is a really special place ... especially when compared to much larger hotels. The staff was especially friendly and attentive.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Additional Information about The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Property: The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Address: 3100 South St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-4418 (Formerly The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown)
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Georgetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Washington DC
#3 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#44 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#50 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#56 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. 5*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Along quiet South Street resides one of the most recognizable luxury hotels in Georgetown, The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Housed in a converted industrial building rooted in history, one of the few boutique hotels in the world to feature a soaring brick smokestack may be truly unique, but it is the experience that awaits within that makes it even more captivating. Explore the nation’s capital from its true heart and soul — Georgetown. ... more   less 
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