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The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. provides a warm welcome after a monumental day in the downtown area. This elegant hotel is a luxury oasis for guests, with pet-friendly accommodation and thoughtful amenities.

Reminders of Washington's rich history are ubiquitous here; peer into the hotel guest book and catch a glimpse of its storied past, or venture outside to discover the West End and immerse yourself in the present.

Our hotel features:

  • 33 luxury suites and 267 deluxe rooms
  • Walking distance to downtown D.C.
  • Equinox Sports Club is next to the hotel
  • One exceptional dining establishment
  • “Technology Pods” with internet services

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Guest Room Features & Amenities

Luxurious Comfort

  • Stunning views of the prestigious West End neighborhood or tranquil courtyard 
  • Plush feather beds, down comforter with duvet and luxurious 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets 
  • HD LCD TVs and iPod docking stations 
  • Wireless and hard-wired Internet access 
  • In-room pay movies and in-room safe 
  • Oversized Italian marble bathrooms with separate shower, deep, soaking tub and water closet 
  • Luxurious bath amenities 
  • Overnight shoe shine, dry cleaning and laundry service 
  • Upgrade to Club Level and receive complimentary Internet

Property Features & Amenities

  • The Ritz-Carlton Club that features a secluded lounge, private concierge and continuous food and beverage presentations throughout the day
  • The Equinox Sports Club, a 100,000 square foot luxury fitness center
  • Large luxury ballroom over 10,000 square feet
  • Over 20,000 square feet of meeting space 
  • Business center services with 24-hour access 
  • Transportation services 
  • Underground valet parking 
  • Complimentary Internet access in the Lobby

Business Services

  • Copy service
  • Secretarial service
  • Network/Internet printing
  • Notary public
  • Overnight delivery/pickup
  • Post/parcel
  • Full-service business center
  • Full business center, onsite
  • Fax service
  • Translator

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time is 4 p.m.; Check-out time is 11 a.m.


  • Reservations that do not arrive on arrival date will be processed as a no-show and the guest room or suite will be released for general sale. Guests arriving late evening or early morning (red eye arrival) must communicate with the hotel prior to arrival to avoid the release of the room or suite.


  • Reservations must be cancelled 72 hours prior to the day of arrival to avoid cancellation penalty
Early Departure Policy
  • Early Departure penalty fee of one (1) night plus tax will apply to reservation if guest requests an early departure after check in


  • Overnight valet parking $64 per day
  • Overnight parking for oversized vehicles $125 per night. Reservations are required by calling the hotel at (202) 835-0500
  • Day valet parking $45 per day
  • Day self parking is $40. No in-out privileges.


  • The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. is a non-smoking hotel. A minimum daily fee of $500 per room and $750 per suite will be assessed for smoking in a standard guest room. Fee varies depending on room category. Designated smoking areas will be available outside the property.

Equinox Sports Club

  • Fee of $15 per day, per guest
  • Guests must be 18 years of age or older to enjoy the facilities at Equinox Sports Club, including the pool.
  • Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday between 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday between 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday through Sunday between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pet Policy

  • We welcome all well-mannered dogs. Unfortunately, we do not accept any other pets including cats, birds and reptiles. We reserve the right to require immediate removal of any pet that displays dangerous or unacceptable behavior.

Dog Policy

We look forward to providing a memorable stay in Washington, D.C. for you and your dog. As one of the most luxurious dog-friendly hotels in the nation’s capital, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. will pamper your pet with special amenities, including:

  • Plus dog bed
  • Dog bowls
  • Healthy, all-natural treats

Please note: To ensure the comfort and enjoyment our guests, dogs must weigh 40 pounds or less, and be leashed or held in arms at all times. For the comfort and safety of both our guests and the ladies and gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., all dogs must be registered at check-in. We regret that dogs are not permitted in areas where food and/or beverages are being served. The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. charges a $125 USD non-refundable dog cleaning fee per stay, in addition to a $50 USD per night dog boarding fee.


A Central Location

  • 40 minutes east of Dulles International Airport 
  • 10 minutes (4.2 miles) north of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport 
  • 10 minutes from the White House, the Smithsonian museums and many other historic sites 
  • 20 minutes from two championship golf courses 
  • Five minutes to Georgetown which features designer boutiques and notable Washington restaurants

Environmental Commitment

As a luxury downtown hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. proudly embraces environmental conservation and is committed to respecting the environment through its meaningful meeting and event programs, as well as a green rooftop garden. 

We engage our Ladies and Gentlemen in a comprehensive sustainability strategy, led by our property-based Ritz-Carlton Environment Action Conservation Team (REACT). 

Our Hotel and Green Meeting initiatives seamlessly incorporate The Ritz-Carlton standards of legendary service, product and ambience while nurturing and preserving our earth.

Sustainable practices at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. include:

  • Energy Conservation including LED and CFL lighting throughout the downtown hotel 
  • Water Conservation through a linen and terry reuse program 
  • Hotel-wide single-stream recycling 
  • All food waste is composted 
  • Sustainable Sourcing through environmentally friendly products, green cleaning chemicals, and organic food and beverage items 
  • Green roof to help reduce the “urban heat island effect”
  • All lighting has been converted to LED lighting

Green Meetings Experience Includes:

  • Organic, local, and sustainable menu options
  • Rainforest Alliance certified coffee
  • Choice of Natura water filtration systems or Ritz-Carlton 100% compostable water bottles
  • VolunTeaming options for your group’s teambuilding activity
  • 100% Paperless billing option


  • Main entrance
  • Registration desk
  • Accessible guest rooms have a 32 inch wide opening
  • Hotel has on site accessible self-parking
  • Route to accessible guest rooms is accessible
  • Restaurants and lounges
  • Meeting spaces
  • Spa entrance
  • Fitness center entrance
  • Business center entrance
  • Pathway to registration desk
  • Service animals allowed for persons with disabilities


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