The George on Capitol Hill may be named for the Father of Our Country, but it is far from fatherly. This 139-room boutique hotel is chic with a lobby grand piano, distinctive modern art (i.e., Warhol protégé Steve Kaufman’s giant oil of George Washington), and five-foot granite-topped desks with ergonomic Keilhauer chairs. Favorite spot on the premises: the Inspiration Room, a mid-century-inspired retreat next to the lobby with flat screen TV, oversized windows, and sumptuous seating nooks for small confabs.
15 E. St. NW
(202) 347-4200
www.hotelgeorge.com