The Ritz Carlton in Georgetown

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  Site Where: 3100 South Street NW [map], Washington, DC, United States, 20007
October 27, 2004 at 4:00 AM | by | ()

As one who expects what she pays for and considers the Ritz Carlton brand to be worthy of such assumption, I was sorely disappointed with this chain's second outlet in Washington, DC.  

When the plan for a Ritz Carlton in Georgetown came about it seemed only fitting. Georgetown, being the tony enclave of Washington, DC and home already to a Four Seasons and various Inns,  it was an obvious choice.  But you know something is off when one of the hotel's listed property descriptions is a 14 -screen cineplex.

While the rooms are fine with clean linens and pottery barn-esque furnishings, the restaurant Fahrenheit barely challenges an airplane meal and the bar, Degrees is a pathetic rip-off of bars popular to the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC in the 90s.  Exposed brick from the 30s they say  - woo woo.

Bottom line:  Get a room if you want the convenient location of the bottom of Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown and plan on dining out!

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