After a night of bar hopping and drinking far too much champagne, the bride-to-be deserves a fluffy, 800 thread-count pillow to lay her tired head on. Sure, going home is always an option, but what’s the fun in that? Not only does a hotel give you more freedom to stay out later (and not worry about finding a DD), it also makes the weekend that much more special. Whether you’re planning a rowdy bar hop, a low-key weekend in wine country or a sleepover with room service and wine, these DC hotels offer the best deals, amenities and perks for the ultimate bachelorette party.
The Avery Georgetown
Located in the tree-flanked East Village of Georgetown is the Avery, a boutique property that boasts just 15 rooms, a picturesque outdoor garden, complimentary mini bars and a sleek and clean design. Not only is the vibe far cozier than a big box hotel, the service is impeccable, with a staff to guest ratio that’s plentiful but not overbearing. Although there’s no restaurant on the property, they do offer coffee and pastries to indulge on in the morning. The location, which is nestled just blocks from Georgetown’s campus and the bar-packed M street, makes it easier than ever to get around for the nighttime festivities.
Touting stately columns, gilded ceilings and a façade that dates back to the 1850s, the William InterContinental is often dubbed the Crown Jewel of Pennsylvania Avenue. The property blends both contemporary design with historic charm, and has plenty of things to keep the bride at ease (like chic suites featuring plush chaise lounges, a room service menu that’s to die for and an Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa). If the theme of the night is more Downton Abbey than Chippendales, you can arrange a private tea time in Peacock Alley (a bistro) or a tasteful 5-course dinner at the French Inspired Café du Parc.
Overlooking the White House, the Hay-Adams, a classical hotel built in a 1928 Renaissance-style building, boasts elegant and luxurious décor, spacious rooms and an unbeatable location. The suites, which range from 550 to over 1,800 square feet, offer ample space for any bridal party (especially the Federal Suite, which has two bedrooms, a private balcony overlooking the White House and a full dining room table). The main bar, aptly named “Off the Record” is the place to see and be seen if you’re ready to show off the bride to be. Of, if she’d would rather spend the morning lounging in bed, both the bar and the restaurant, the Lafayette, provide full room service menus 24 hours a day.
The Salamander Resort and Spa
Nestled outside of the city in the oh-so-charming town of Middleburg is the Salamander Resort, a new addition to the quaint small town. Not only is the hotel centrally located to the ‘Burg’s cutest restaurants, bistros and shops, it’s also just minutes away from some of NOVA’s best wineries (like The Winery at Bull Run and Bluemont Vineyard). The property itself, which is set on 240 acres of lush countryside, boasts suites large enough for any bridal party; a 23,000-square foot spa with 14 treatment rooms and an infinity edge pool; a cooking studio and plenty of outdoor activities for the sporty bride-to-be, like horseback riding and ziplining.