Mandarin Oriental Washington DC

Washington DC, United States

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    An imperial hotel in the capital of power

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    An imperial hotel in the capital of power

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    An imperial hotel in the capital of power

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    An imperial hotel in the capital of power

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    An imperial hotel in the capital of power

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    An imperial hotel in the capital of power

Why we choose Mandarin Oriental Washington DC

Mandarin Oriental is an elegant, modern retreat with views other luxury hotels can’t touch

  • The best of both worlds: 50-foot indoor, heated pool with an outdoor sunbathing patio
  • Take a private footbridge from the hotel to the Tidal Basin
  • CityZen is the only AAA Five Diamond restaurant in Washington D.C.

An Asian-American blend, the Mandarin Oriental Washington D.C. is contemporary sophistication that flirts with the ancient principles of feng shui. It’s also highly artistic—in obvious and not-so-obvious ways. For instance, there’s a small art gallery with rotating exhibits of local artists. Obvious. Then there’s the lobby, which was inspired by the work of John Russell Pope, designer of the Jefferson Memorial, which sits within view of the hotel. Not so obvious, but it creates a very real sense of place that flows from the outside in. 

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Premier Water View rooms have panoramic views of the Tidal Basin and the city—they’re the best spots on D.C for the Cherry Blossom Festival or the Fourth of July!

What you need to know about the hotel

A spacious, modern hotel five minutes from the White House

  • The six lavish signature suites include a 3,500-square-foot Presidential Suite whose sweeping luxury has made kings and presidents feel right at home
  • The exclusive Tai Pan Club offers a private, residential-style lounge with a bar, outdoor terrace and library—perfect for bringing in that deal over a single malt
  • Arguably the best in Washington, the 10,500-foot spa has an amethyst steam room, sauna, vitality pool, ice fountain and cold plunge pool

The Washington D.C. outpost is Mandarin Oriental at its best: gracious yet unobtrusive service, swift follow-up to requests and a lovely recollection of your preferences. It consists of 400 rooms and 53 suites, each with an Asian-inspired décor with touches of marble, limestone, glass and oak. And not insignificantly, every room sports views over the capital city or chic waterfront.

Like the rest of the hotel, its restaurants are modern and innovative. In addition to lofty CityZen, Muze serves approachable Asian-inspired fare, while the Empress Lounge specializes in afternoon tea, cocktails and lighter bites. After all that, you’ll appreciate the fitness center’s range of equipment, personal training and unique specialty classes.

Where is it and what's nearby

The Mandarin Oriental overlooks the Marina and D.C.’s famously picturesque Tidal Basin

  • Georgetown is one of the city’s oldest and most charming neighborhoods, filled with boutiques and restaurants housed in restored historic town homes
  • There’s no excuse to miss The Smithsonian’s multiple museums, with everything from Julia Child’s kitchen to First Ladies’ dresses on show
  • Arena Stage, a museum dedicated to the American theatre, includes a “curtain wall” of 370 glass panes

The Mandarin Oriental is the only hotel in the U.S. capital with views of the Tidal Basin, where the world-renowned cherry blossoms reign every spring. It’s situated between the National Mall, Smithsonian Museum Complex and the aforementioned Tidal Basin on the Southwest Waterfront, presenting an ideal launching pad from which to explore some of the country’s most historically significant monuments and memorials, as well as The Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum complex. But it’s not all urban jungle at the Mandarin Oriental; it boasts a 4,000-square-foot garden and dining terrace for a shot of greenery.

How to enjoy Washington DC

You’ll have so much to pack into your visit DC itinerary, that there will always be a deliciously detailed answer to the question: What kind of day has it been?

  • Take lunch at any restaurant near Pennsylvania Avenue and feel the buzz of lobbyists wooing their high level contacts
  • West Wing aficionados may recognize the South Portico of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution as the location of the West Wing office’s exterior shots
  • Georgetown is a must for quaint boutiques, great bookstores and coffee shops. Don’t forget to have a beer in Martin’s Tavern and try the booth where JFK allegedly proposed to Jackie

History, the past as well as tomorrow’s antiquity forged today, oozes from every crack in the pavement of this powerhouse of American politics. It can be seen in the million artifacts of the vast Smithsonian. It can be felt in the whispers of Arlington Cemetery and the perfectly manicured lawns of the White House.

Which isn’t to say that DC is old, it just somehow feels incredibly important. From the echoing grandeur of Union Station to the Dome of the Capitol, iconic architecture is all around you. Take the Lincoln Memorial. Stand on the steps before the Reflecting Pool and say the words: “So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.” The shiver you feel is exactly what we mean.

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    When to visit Washington DC

    Visit July 4th to celebrate America’s birthday. The Independence Day weekend in the capital is one big party from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival during the day to the spectacular night-time fireworks. For the best seat in the house, reserve a table at a rooftop restaurant.

  • We say

    Check your room isn’t alongside the elevated train tracks.


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Mandarin Oriental Washington DC, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • USD $100 equivalent food & beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not valid in CityZen)
  • Complimentary high speed internet access

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