Doormen greet you effusively when you arrive, and poised young women in the bar swan around, gracefully serving you your cocktail. The Ritz staff is always looking after you.
Some guest rooms overlook the hotel's peaceful landscaped courtyard; rooms on the outside perimeter view the West End's cityscape. Deluxe rooms are spacious (standard guest rooms average 450 square feet) and richly furnished with decorative inlaid wooden furniture, a comfy armchair and ottoman, and pretty artwork. Large marble bathrooms offer ample counter space, separate bathtub and shower stall, and the toilet in its own room behind a louvered door. The clock radio doubles as a CD player, and the phone features a button for summoning the "technology butler" (a complimentary, 24/7 service for guests with computer questions). For a $15 fee, guests may use the two-level, 100,000-square-foot Sports Club/LA, the best hotel health club in the city. The hotel's Westend Bistro by Eric Ripert is one of the hottest restaurants in town. Read more: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/washingtondc/H42934.html#ixzz12a2h4MF2