400 New Jersey Ave. NW
202/737-1234 or 800/311-5192
COST: More than $250 per night
With an ideal location for travelers on business to the Capitol, the Hyatt Regency features everything you expect from Hyatt, including a huge atrium lobby with several bars and a grill, an indoor heated lap pool, quality workout facilities, conference and meetings spaces, business lounges, and a whopping 834 guest rooms, including amply sized doubles as well as king, deluxe, and executive suites. Furnishings are modern, and guest rooms are decorated in neutral shades of gold and brown.
Unless you are a member of Hyatt’s frequent-stay program, however, be prepared to pay for extras such as breakfast, Wi-Fi, and one of the biggest budget-busters in Washington, parking, which can cost up to $40 per night.