While Washington, DC is known as a political and historical must-see, travelers may not know they can also enjoy a romantic getaway in the capital city. Many hotels offer packages designed to help couples relax and enjoy each other's company. Featured deals include touches like wax lips in the minibar, terrycloth bathrobes, waterfront views and free valet parking.
The Hotel Rouge is a downtown boutique hotel with 127 guest rooms decorated in the hotel's signature red color and bold, bright design elements. All guests enjoy features like nightly wine receptions, soft down comforters, European bed linens and flat screen LCD TVs with premium cable channels and video game consoles. The Hotel Rouge has two romance packages for guests. The first, the Romantic Drive-In package, gives guests free valet parking and a night's stay in a king deluxe room; the idea is to stay in and watch a complimentary in-room movie and enjoy the fresh popcorn the hotel provides. The Red Hot Romance package also places guests in a king deluxe room and includes a 50-minute aromatherapy massage--which can be shared--and a bottle of champagne, chocolate truffles and breakfast in bed. It also includes late check-out privileges. Hotel Rouge 1315 16th St., NW Washington, DC 20036 202-232-8000 rougehotel.com
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Couples interested in elegance may enjoy a stay at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The hotel's design is based on the Chinese art of Feng Shui, which aims to achieve both beauty and balance. All rooms are complete with handcrafted silk tapestries and reproductions of Smithsonian artworks. Bathrooms feature soaking tubs and are made of Chinese marble. Other guest room amenities include entertainment systems, chaise lounges, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, Fili D'oro bed linens. Twenty-four-hour room service is also available. The hotel also has an on-site spa with eight treatment rooms, sauna, vitality pools, a heated indoor swimming pool and a gym. Yoga classes and personal training sessions are available. Guests looking for romance may enjoy the hotel's FANtastic Celebrations package. It includes deluxe water accommodations, complimentary breakfast, a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. Mandarin Oriental Hotel 1330 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20024 202-554-8588 mandarinoriental.com
The Henley Park Hotel
The Henley Park Hotel is a European-inspired luxury hotel built in 1918. According to the hotel's website, guests can expect personalized services and plenty of comfort. Amenities include 24-hour room service, a gym and free wireless Internet access. The hotel also has a business center and offers in-room spa services. Guests also enjoy gourmet dining at the hotel's Coeur de Lion restaurant or a drink at the Blue Bar Cocktail Lounge. The Henley Park Hotel's weekend getaway package is available Friday through Sunday and gives guests a bottle of Champagne and complimentary breakfast during their stay as well as early check-in and late check-out privileges. Henley Park Hotel 926 Massachusetts, NW Washington, DC 20001 202-638-5200 booking.ihotelier.com
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