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The Best Hotels in DC to Celebrate Election Night

November 4, 2008 at 9:30 AM | by | Comments (2)

Say what you will about Washington, D.C.’s image (you know the drill: too many overachieving government drones, not enough girls and guys who just wanna have fun). But make no mistake about it: Nobody parties quite like Washington when it comes to an election night. And considering the enchanting nature of this election in particular, tonight should--by all counts--be epic.

As they did during the debates, D.C. hotels are hosting scores of election night parties. We round up the best hotels to get your election groove on.

· JW Marriott: At Bar 1331, red, white, and blue special cocktails will flow like hanging chads in Florida. Revelers can test campaign and presidential history trivia as well as pose for photos with cardboard cutouts of each candidate. Plus, the bar is raffling off a weekend for two in one of JW Marriott’s presidential suites. Arrive early for a spot with table and TV.

· Renaissance Mayflower Hotel: As previously reported, the hotel's classic Town & Country bar will host an election night returns party. Legendary bartender Sambonn Lek will be serving election drink specials like Obama Rama-Tanquerays & Tonics, McCain Mojitos, Red Elephants, and Blue Donkeys, plus pouring glasses of champagne for happy voters. From 5:30 to 7:30, stop by for free hors d’oeuvres.

· Ritz-Carlton Georgetown: Degrees Bar & Lounge has been serving election elixirs like the Jager Bama and McHito. Tonight, when a state is called for McCain, red drinks will be half-price; blue drinks will be half-price each time a state is called for Obama.

· Omni Shoreham Hotel: Just like at all Omni hotels nationwide, join the elections-watching party in the lobby from 6 to 10 p.m.

· Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel: Perhaps in a vote of pessimism, we hear the GOP is hosting their election night victory party out in the boonies near Dulles Airport. OK, so maybe it’s not totally the boonies, but it’s not D.C. either.

· Topaz Hotel: Once you vote for the real election, head to the Topaz Bar for final tallying on their own big election. Cocktails called the Double-Down Donkey, All-in Elephant, Independent Player, and Undecided have since Super Tuesday been vying for a semi-permanent spot on the menu (through inauguration).

Know any DC hotel election night parties we missed? Let us know in the comments!

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DONOVAN

I think Obama would choose Donovan House...

The Ritz of course!

Based on the opinion of the guide from a recent Washington DC Tour, The Ritz Carlton is THE HOTEL to stay at. But, not all of us are so fortunate to be able to stay in such a place so the next suggestion from the guide on the Washington DC Tour was JW Marriott.  Reasonable priced, spacious rooms, and friendly staff.

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