Get an overview of this hotelLuxury hotel with health club in chic West End

Walk to Georgetown

Located where downtown and the West End converge, the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. is 5 blocks from Georgetown, 6 blocks from Dupont Circle, and 3 miles from the National Mall.

Spa, health club

Guests have access to the on-site 100,000-square-foot health club with sundeck, racquetball and basketball courts, fitness classes, spa and massage treatments, and salon (surcharges may apply).

Premium bedding

The 300 guestrooms provide classic furnishings, Frette bed linens, and marble bathrooms with tub pillows, bathrobes, and slippers. High-speed Internet access is available.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests have access to a private health club on site (surcharge). The 100,000-square-foot Sports Club/LA features indoor basketball courts, 4 racquetball/squash courts, work-out equipment, personal trainers, and classes from Tai Chi to water aerobics. Guests under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult to access the fitness center. Splash Spa is equippped with a sauna, steam room and spa tub, and offers reflexology, massages and body treatments.

The Lobby Lounge offers light fare, top-shelf liquors, an international wine list, and an extensive menu of single-malt scotches. The award-winning Westend Bistro serves dinner daily and lunch Monday through Friday. This property is smoke-free.

  • 24-hour business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Health club 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 11 
  • One meeting room 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Sauna 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 300 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Laundry facilities  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 9.95 USD per day ), Wired internet access ( 9.95 USD per day )

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Climate control 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Down comforter 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • LCD TV 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Minibar 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Slippers 
  • Turndown service 
  • Video-game console 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Westend Bistro - This casual American bistro features fresh ingredients from local farmers when possible. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM (lunch is not served on weekends). Dinner is served nightly starting at 5:30 PM. Off the Hill Happy Hour at the Westend Bistro Bar is offered Monday through Friday from 5 PM to 7 PM.

The Lobby Lounge - Located adjacent to the hotel’s Main Lobby, The Lobby Lounge provides the perfect setting for cocktails and light fare. In addition to top shelf liquors and an international wine list, the menu of single malt scotches is among the best in the district. Open Sunday through Thursday 5 PM to Midnight, and Friday and Saturday 5 PM to 1 AM.

Blu Cafe - The small buffet-style restaurant serves sandwiches and drinks adjacent to the Sports Club. Guests can dine in the café, a bright space with full-length windows and a zebra-patterned rug, or in the TV lounge around the corner, which has turquoise easy chairs.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests have access to the 100,000-square-foot health club located on the hotel's 2nd floor (surcharge). The Sports Club/LA has 4 squash and racquetball courts, 4 basketball courts, an aerobics room, dozens of bikes, treadmills, stair machines, and an array of classes. Personal trainers are available, as are hair stylists, massage therapists, and manicurists (surcharges).

Children must be at least 16 years of age and accompanied by an adult to have access to the sports club. On Family Day (Sunday), children 6 months and older are welcome between 11 AM–3 PM.

3 blocks northwest of the hotel is 1,750-acre Rock Creek Park, with a stable and numerous walking, running, and biking paths. Mountain bikers enjoy pedaling along the C&O Canal towpath that begins 6 blocks west of the hotel in Georgetown.

Public tennis courts are 3 blocks from the hotel, next to a public playground. The nearest golf course is Hains Point, an 18-hole course about 3 miles away on the banks of the Potomac River. It has a two-tier driving range, as well as a miniature golf course that's on the National Register of Historic Places.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Aerobics on site 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Thai massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Braille or raised signage 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 17 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35 per night.


Pets allowed, Only dogs and cats are allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 1

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 9.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 30 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 49 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35 per night
  • Facilities fee: USD 15 per person, per day and includes use of:
- Fitness facilities
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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