Washington Plaza

Washington Plaza

The Washington Plaza Hotel is an immediately recognizable landmark on Thomas Circle, just five blocks away from the White House.

Designed by Morris Lapidus, the distinctive curved wings of the hotel surround the famous year-round pool, complete with poolside food and beverage service. With a business center for busy corporate travelers and a pet-friendly policy for vacationing families, the Washington Plaza offers amenities to suit a range of travelers.

Guests can dine in style at the Washington Plazas No. Ten Thomas Circle, a fine dining establishment favored by locals and visitors. The shining star of the Plazas offerings is the International Bar, where movers and shakers hobnob and seal deals amid low-slung grey blue banquettes and Queen Anne-style seating groups. The mélange of styles is part of what gives the International Bar its charm, complemented by the funky selection of fondues.

A New Look for the Washington Plaza

Pending renovations will reveal a fresher, more vibrant look in the guest rooms; these are scheduled for completion in 2007. The décor will be sleek and modern, with shiny yellow bedspreads and dark, square headboards. Striped carpets and flat-panel TVs add the appeal of a Manhattan loft, with finishing touches provided by bamboo blinds and lamps with Lucite bases.

The Washington Plazas location is ideal for sightseers and business travelers. Near the Smithsonian and the Convention Center, the hotel puts guests within walking distance of a Metro stop that can take them to the entertainment district of Adams Morgan as well as the Kennedy Center. Parking is available on-site for a small fee for guests who want the freedom to tour the capital by car.

The Washington Plaza Hotel is an immediately recognizable landmark on Thomas Circle, just five blocks away from the White House. Designed by Morris Lapidus, the distinctive curved wings of the hotel surround the famous year-round pool, complete with poolside food and beverage service. With a business center for busy corporate travelers and a pet-friendly policy for vacationing families, the Washington Plaza offers amenities to suit a range of travelers.

Guests can dine in style at the Washington Plazas No. Ten Thomas Circle, a fine dining establishment favored by locals and visitors. The shining star of the Plazas offerings is the International Bar, where movers and shakers hobnob and seal deals amid low-slung grey blue banquettes and Queen Anne-style seating groups. The mélange of styles is part of what gives the International Bar its charm, complemented by the funky selection of fondues.

A New Look for the Washington Plaza

Pending renovations will reveal a fresher, more vibrant look in the guest rooms; these are scheduled for completion in 2007. The décor will be sleek and modern, with shiny yellow bedspreads and dark, square headboards. Striped carpets and flat-panel TVs add the appeal of a Manhattan loft, with finishing touches provided by bamboo blinds and lamps with Lucite bases.

The Washington Plazas location is ideal for sightseers and business travelers. Near the Smithsonian and the Convention Center, the hotel puts guests within walking distance of a Metro stop that can take them to the entertainment district of Adams Morgan as well as the Kennedy Center. Parking is available on-site for a small fee for guests who want the freedom to tour the capital by car.