Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C.

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The Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. is located in the West End near Dupont Circle and features 300 guest rooms and suites. It’s a Marriott Bonvoy category 7 property requiring 60,000 points for a free night redemption.

As a Marriott Gold Bonvoy member, thanks to my status from my American Express Platinum Card, I was upgraded from a Deluxe Double Room to a Premiere Double Room on the 5th floor which featured a garden view. I was also granted complimentary internet access due to my status.

Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. exterior

Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. lobby

Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. lobby

Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. Quadrant Bar & Lounge

Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. Quadrant Bar & Lounge

Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. Quadrant Bar & Lounge

Our Premiere Double Room was recently renovated and had a modern decor.

Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. Premiere Double Room

The bathroom featured a single vanity, bathtub, and a separate shower.

Bathroom with separate toilet area, and shower

Garden view from the 5th floor

One thing to note is that the hotel is connected to Equinox Sports Club, which can either be a plus or minus on how you look at this. The reason being is there is no hotel gym, so guests can use Equinox, however there’s a $15 cost per person per day to use the fitness facilities here.

If you’re just looking to get a quick workout in, then you may want to think twice about using the gym, as you’ll have to pay. However, the fitness facility is expansive, so fitness goers will be pleased with the facilities, however they don’t appear to have been renovated.

Bottom Line 

The Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. is a classic hotel in the heart of the West End, if you’re looking to explore the city, you’ll be pleased with the the location and amenities the hotel has to offer.

When it comes to redeeming points, 60,000 points is a lot for this property, however depending on when you go, you may be able to find a cheaper cash rate in the low $200’s especially on the weekend, so be sure to compare all booking options.

The hotel does have a Club Lounge located on the 9th floor, but don’t expect any free upgrades to the Club.

I was appreciative of the upgrade as a Bonvoy Gold member, however it’s essentially just an interior view vs. a street view.

Have you stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. before? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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