From Landmarks to Nightlife, Your DC Adventure Begins in the West End


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Home to national monuments and international cultural experiences, Washington, D.C. has something for everyone. Immerse yourself in the magic of the city from our Foggy Bottom hotel, where nearby Metro lines deliver you to any D.C. destination in minutes. Take in a show at the National Theatre, explore the monuments and museums on the National Mall or visit the International Spy Museum. Take advantage of our hotel’s location to explore on your own or allow the concierge to assist you in crafting a customized itinerary.

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Explore our Events Calendar and learn about events and activities happening in our hotel and Washington, D.C.

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Celebrate the Holidays

Experience the wonder of the season at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. with exciting holiday events. Our Gingerbread House Workshop invites children to experience the excitement and joy of decorating their very own gingerbread house with our pastry team and take their masterpieces home to cherish all season long. Gingerbread Houses To Go are also available to reserve. Surprise your family and friends with a beautiful gingerbread house prepared by our Pastry Chef. Reserve your memorable holiday experience today.

Holiday Gingerbread Package

Stay with us this season and experience the magic of the holidays. Your family will enjoy Luxury Accommodations, a Gingerbread Decorating Workshop, Breakfast for two, and Complimentary Valet Parking. The Holiday Gingerbread Package is available December 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17. Use Booking code ZJL.

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From the Washington Monument to the National Gallery of Art

Washington, DC is a destination that must be experienced to be truly seen. A diverse landscape of attractions awaits discovery, from the Modern art of The Phillips Collection to the exciting scientific exhibits of The National Geographic Museum. Take advantage of the hotel’s convenient location to explore attractions both famous and under the radar during your stay.

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Ritz Kids

From the moment of arrival, we welcome kids to The Ritz-Carlton by encouraging them to explore the sights and sounds of the Washington, D.C. family hotel and its environment. Guided by playfulness and a sense of wonder, Ritz Kids delights and engages your children to interact with their surroundings in a fresh and exciting way, while introducing them to the four important pillars of Ritz Kids discovery: Water, Land, Environmental Responsibility and Culture.

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Presidential Cookie Display

From the time our guests arrive, we ensure that they get a taste of the District. A cookie display of past and present Presidents’ favorite cookie are the perfect treat upon checking in.

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Planning Your Trip

Between its political powerbrokers and cultural landmarks, Washington, DC offers plenty of reasons to curate your packing list. Add in the mercurial weather and stylish nightlife, and the equation becomes even more important to get right. Here’s what to bring, whether you are planning a vacation, a business trip or a little of both.

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Equinox Sports Club

5:30 AM-10:00 PM
5:30 AM-9:00 PM
7:00 AM-8:00 PM
$15Day Pass
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