Hotel Washington (Washington, D.C.)

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Hotel Washington
Washington Hotel HDR.jpg
View across Pennsylvania Avenue,
looking up 15th Street
Hotel Washington (Washington, D.C.) is located in Central Washington, D.C.
Hotel Washington (Washington, D.C.)
Hotel Washington (Washington, D.C.) is located in the District of Columbia
Hotel Washington (Washington, D.C.)
Hotel Washington (Washington, D.C.) is located in the United States
Hotel Washington (Washington, D.C.)
Location515 15th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′47.09″N 77°2′1.08″W / 38.8964139°N 77.0336333°W / 38.8964139; -77.0336333Coordinates: 38°53′47.09″N 77°2′1.08″W / 38.8964139°N 77.0336333°W / 38.8964139; -77.0336333
ArchitectCarrère and Hastings
Architectural styleBeaux Arts
NRHP reference No.95000352 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 30, 1995

The W Washington D.C. is a historic hotel located at 515 15th Street NW (between Pennsylvania Avenue and F Street) in downtown Washington, D.C. It opened in 1918 as the Hotel Washington. It is operated by W Hotels.


Designed by the architectural firm of Carrère and Hastings, the ten-story, Beaux-Arts hotel is the only commercial building designed by the firm in Washington, D.C. Construction of the Hotel Washington was completed in 1918. The facade features cream colored sgraffito decoration on a reddish-brown ground.

The Hotel Washington was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1995; in addition, the building is a contributing property to the Fifteenth Street Financial Historic District, listed on the NRHP in 2006, and the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site.[2]

Following an extensive renovation by Nakheel Properties, the owner of the building since 2006, the 317-room franchise of W Hotels opened in 2008.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

The hotel was seen in the films Contact and The Firm.[4] Its roof terrace figured in the movies The Godfather Part II and No Way Out. Frank Murphy and John Nance Garner lived there.[5] The entrance of the hotel was shown in the film Silkwood. The rooftop bar POV is also the location of Diana Gal Gadot and Barbara's Kristen Wig lunch in the wonder woman sequel WW84.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
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  3. ^ "Historic D.C. Hotel". W Washington D.C. - Official Website - Best Rates, Guaranteed. Retrieved 10 April 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "IMDb: Most Popular Titles With Location Matching "Hotel Washington - 515 15th Street, Washington, District of Columbia, USA"". IMDb. Retrieved 10 April 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ DeNeen L. Brown (December 31, 2007). "A Many-Storied Inn". Washington Post.

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