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If your dog has always dreamed of sniffing out the sights in Washington, D.C., good news: the nation’s capital is filled with pet-friendly hotels. There are pet-friendly hotels for all budgets and styles of traveler in DC, and they can be found in all of the popular neighborhoods, including Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, and Capitol Hill. One hotel even comes with direct views of the White House.
And while many hotels in DC are pet friendly, not all are created equal when it comes to canine and feline amenities or rules and regulations. Some hotels only accept dogs, while others welcome cats as well but may have a size limit. Some properties listed here allow your pup to stay for free, while others charge a fee.
And then there are rules for leaving your pet in the room unattended–some hotels veto it; others say okay, as long as your dog or cat is well behaved. For the full scoop, check out our list of pet-friendly hotels in Washington, D.C.
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1. Capitol Hill Hotel
In a great location on Capitol Hill, this hotel accommodates dogs of all sizes in its first floor rooms. The hotel does charge a $150 per pet, per stay fee but for this, you get some perks. Known as the Pawlitical Landscape Package, pups get personalized dog bowls and embroidered dog beds to use for their stay, as well as locally sourced treats from Doggy Style Bakery, Boutique & Pet Spa.
Pups can also borrow a loaner GoPro and dog GoPro harness to document their exploits around the Nation’s Capital. Finally, a personal canine concierge is available to recommend dog-approved neighborhood spots. Well-behaved dogs can stay alone in rooms while you are out, but if you want your room serviced, you’ll need to ask for staff to do so when the pup is outside.
This mid-range hotel features contemporary rooms and suites with kitchenettes. There is a free continental breakfast served in the mornings, as well as a fitness center that stays open 24 hours. The hotel is within walking distance of numerous restaurants, as well as the National Mall.
Address: 200 C Street SE; Washington, D.C.; 20003-1909
Accommodation: Capitol Hill Hotel
2. The River Inn
The River Inn is a top pet-friendly choice in Washington, D.C. That’s because the hotel takes dogs and cats of any size for no additional fee. And as long as your pet is well behaved, they can stay unattended in the room for short periods of time.
In the Foggy Bottom neighborhood, this three-star hotel offers all suite accommodation. Each suite comes with separate living space and kitchenettes. On-site amenities include a restaurant serving American fare and a gym.
Address: 924 25th St. NW; Washington D.C.; 20037-2152
Accommodation: The River Inn
3. Eaton Hotel
Two dogs or cats of any size are welcome to stay for free at the Eaton Hotel. If your pet is well behaved, they can be left alone in your room. The hotel is located just a block away from Franklin Square Park, and it provides food and water bowls and pet beds upon request.
This hotel in the buzzy K Street corridor is a progressive spot that doubles as a co-working space for locals. The ultra progressive hotel considers itself a “gathering place,” rather than just a space to sleep, with an emphasis on holistic wellness. Yoga and meditation classes are offered, and the restaurants serve sustainably sourced menus.
Address: 1201 K St NW; Washington, D.C.; 20005-4011
Accommodation: Eaton Hotel
4. The Jefferson, Washington DC
In a gorgeous Beaux Arts building from 1926, the luxe Jefferson allows up to two canine guests for an additional fee of $50 per pet, per stay. Only dogs are allowed, however; no cats. You can leave your pup unattended in the room here too, which is a perk.
Dog amenities include bowls and beds to borrow for your stay and plenty of treats, pets, and love from the hotel staff. For humans, this five-star property in a central location near the National Mall features posh rooms and suites with four-poster beds and beautiful stone and marble stand-alone tubs. There is also personal butler service.
Address: 1200 16th Street NW; Washington, D.C.; 20036-3202
Accommodation: The Jefferson, Washington DC
5. Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC
If you’re traveling with a small dog or cat, the Four Seasons Washington, DC welcomes two pets up to 15 pounds for no extra charge. The hotel provides bowls, beds, and treats for your four-legged friend.
The Four Seasons has a great location in the historic Georgetown neighborhood, which is known for its lively dining and shopping scene. The rooms and suites at this five-star hotel are stylish and comfortable.
On-site amenities include a spa, gym, and indoor swimming pool with a hot tub and sauna. There are also a few dining options, including a steakhouse restaurant.
Address: 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW; Washington, D.C.; 20007-3717
Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC
6. The Hay-Adams
The historic Hay Adams Hotel is located just across the street from the White House and welcomes small dogs and cats up to 25 pounds for no additional fee. Guests are limited to one pet, however, and the hotel asks to let them know in advance if traveling with a pup or kitty.
The hotel has 145 rooms and 20 suites all of which are luxe. Some even feature White House views, something no other hotel in DC can claim. Beyond the rooms, you’ll find a gourmet American restaurant on-site. Also ride the elevator to the rooftop for panoramic city views.
Address: 16th & H Sts. NW One Lafayette Square; Washington, D.C.; DC 20006
Accommodation: The Hay-Adams
7. Willard InterContinental Washington
Bringing your pup to the Willard InterContinental Washington is a little on the pricey side with a fee of $200 per pet per stay. Two dogs up to 40 pounds are accepted, but cats are not allowed. The good news is well-behaved dogs can stay unattended in your room, you’ll just need to ring the front desk to let them know before heading out.
This 4-star hotel dates back to 1850 and still features gilded ceilings and impressive marble columns in its grand lobby space. Rooms and suites are equally swanky, and some of the suites feature whirlpool tubs. The hotel is famous for its afternoon tea service.
Address: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW; Washington, D.C.; 20004-1047
Accommodation: Willard InterContinental Washington
8. Avenue Suites Georgetown
Dogs and cats of any size are welcome to crash in your room at the Avenue Suites Georgetown, but it will cost you $25 per pet per night to do so. The good news is that well-behaved pups and kitties can say in the room alone while you’re out exploring. There is also a fenced dog park near the hotel should your pup need to stretch his legs.
This 3-star hotel features comfortable modern rooms, as well as suites with kitchens. Amenities include a restaurant with a seasonal terrace and a gym that says open 24/7.
Address: 2500 Pennsylvania Ave NW; Washington, D.C.; 20037
Accommodation: Avenue Suites Georgetown
9. The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Well-behaved dogs up to 40 pounds are welcome to stay at the Ritz-Carlton in the trendy Georgetown neighborhood. You’ll pay a one time fee of $125 plus $50 per pet per night to stay, however. Pups will be welcomed with all-natural treats, and bowls and a bed they can use for the duration of their stay.
This 5-star property is an elegant affair with well-appointed rooms and suites. Amenities include two on-site restaurants and access to the Equinox Sports Club next to the hotel.
Address: 3100 South Street NW; Washington, D.C.; 20007-4418
Accommodation: The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
10. Rosewood Washington, D.C.
At the Rosewood Washington, D.C., dogs of all sizes can stay. The hotel charges a $250 pet deposit but it is refundable if your pup doesn’t damage the room.
This luxe hotel sits right on the C&O Canal in Georgetown and has an elegant vibe throughout. If your dog is a walker, make sure to take him or her exploring along the C&O Canal, which runs parallel to the Potomac River and is full of excellent scents for pups.
At this swanky hotel, amenities include a delightful rooftop swimming pool with fabulous views of the city. There is also a branch of Wolfgang Puck’s CUT restaurant. If you’d rather just dine in with your pooch, room service is available.
Address: 1050 31st St NW; Washington, D.C.; 20007-4405
Accommodation: Rosewood Washington, D.C.
11. Hotel Hive
In a convenient location by the George Washington University campus and a few minutes’ walk from the Foggy Bottom/GWU metro station, the ultra hip Hotel Hive is DC’s first micro hotel with accommodation in “hives” that range in size from 125 to 250 square feet. The hotel welcomes one dog or cat of any size in its pet-friendly designated rooms and does not charge an additional fee.
On-site amenities for humans include a trendy pizzeria and a rooftop terrace with great views across the city–Hotel Hive is very close to the Lincoln Memorial.
Address: 2224 F St NW; Washington, D.C.; 20037-2728
Accommodation: Hotel Hive
12. Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown
At the Fairmont Washington, DC Georgetown, pups are welcome and given VID (Very Important Dog) treatment. There are no extra fees to stay, and upon check-in, they’ll be greeted with handmade treats, and their humans are offered walking maps with suggestions for nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, and stores.
Rooms are swanky affairs with Italian marble bathrooms and comfortable beds draped in high-quality linens. Amenities here include a fabulous indoor saltwater swimming pool, a gym with free group classes, and a lovely restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows fronting the gardens, as well as seasonal courtyard seating. Breakfast is included in the rate.
Address: 2401 M Street, NW; Washington, D.C.; 20037-1408
Accommodation: Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown
13. The Darcy Washington, DC
Within walking distance of Dupont Circle and the White House, The Darcy is another pet-friendly option in the city. The hotel sits in a quiet residential neighborhood filled with stately townhouses and plenty of trees. It welcomes dogs up to 75 pounds and lets them stay free of charge.
Rooms are modern with original art and fun accents like plush chairs. If you’re traveling with human as well as four-legged children, book a suite, which adds living space and a pullout couch bed. On-site amenities include a restaurant cooking up farm-to-table fare and often serving it with a side of live music. There is also a gym, and guests can borrow bikes.
Address: 1515 Rhode Island Ave NW; Washington, D.C., DC 20005-5504
Accommodation: The Darcy Washington, DC
14. Conrad Washington, DC
The Conrad Washington, DC also welcomes pets with a $75 fee per pet, per stay. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown, adjacent to CityCenter DC, which is filled with restaurants and shops. It is within easy walking distance of major Washington, D.C. attractions, like the National Portrait Gallery and Fords Theater, as well as a slightly longer (but still doable) walk to The White House and National Mall.
This all-glass tower luxury hotel features a range of floor plans to its rooms and suites, but all feature floor-to-ceiling windows and elegant decor. There are fabulous views of DC’s monuments from the rooftop–come up at night to see them lit up.
The hotel is also known for its art collection that focuses on Expressionist mid-century pieces, many with civil rights movement themes.
Address: 950 New York Ave NW; Washington, D.C.; 20001-3894
Accommodation: Conrad Washington, DC