Discover the fresh new feel of the Washington Plaza. Designed in 1962 by world-famous architect Morris Lapidus, this recently renovated Washington DC hotel near the White House offers an engaging balance of cosmopolitan ambiance and unpretentious hospitality – perfect for international business trips, romantic getaways, and once-in-a-lifetime family vacations. Step out our front door and explore chic, fashionable Thomas Circle, one of DC's hippest neighborhoods. Enjoy a short trek to a treasure trove of National Mall monuments and Smithsonian museums. Or experience some of Washington's premier shopping and nightlife. After a day of tours or business meetings, return to our welcoming lobby and well appointed downtown Washington DC hotel rooms, where superb amenities and attentive but never overbearing service allow for an exceptionally relaxing stay.