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I had a wonderful summer stay at the historical St. Regis Washington DC while exploring the east coast. Read on to discover why it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places while continuously delivering a legendary level of service and style.
Without a doubt one of the most unique services offered at any St. Regis is the butler service. From a simple cup of tea or a reservation at a sought after restaurant, the St. Regis butler service is ready to serve. Has the St. Regis butler service ever provided exceptional service for you? Let us know in the comment section below, I would love to hear you story.
I did utilize the service to have a charcuterie board and tea sent up upon arrival, perfect after a long day in the air. Something that wasnt available when I stayed at The Ritz-Carlton Washington DC a few days later.
The St. Regis Washington, D.C. also has a champagne sabering ritual each evening at 6pm in the hotel lobby. A great way to end the day and enjoy some bubbly for the evening.
Just outside the main entrance you will see several blue bikes lined up, don’t miss the opportunity to jump on one, they are available for guests to tour the area. Perfect in late spring, summer, and fall.
Booking & Pricing
I booked a premier 2 double room for 67k points plus $70 which gave me a point value of .89 cents based on a room rate of $669 (minus the $70). I try for 1 cent but anything above .7 cents is considered a good redemption value for Marriott Bonvoy points. I also submitted a SNA request, yes, in the U.S.
A day before my reservation I got the notice that the SNA was being applied and I was upgraded to the Metropolitan Suite. At check in the confirmed and I asked about any other suites that may be available, they said they would check. When I got the call for an early check in they ended up putting me in the Caroline Astor Suite, the blue carpet, very nice!
If not booking with points I recommend you get extra perks & VIP benefits by using a Marriott STARS agency to access them (you still get Bonvoy points). I use Classic Travel for booking luxury hotels around the world via their online portal which gives me access to unique benefits.
Suites were running around $800 per night during my stay, you can see current pricing for the St. Regis Washington D.C. using the search tool below.
Caroline Astor Suite, St. Regis Washington DC
I was fortunate enough to have my SNA request go through for a stay at the Caroline Astor Suite. My favorite feature of the whole room was the blue the carpet, it just adds an elegant touch that sets the space.
A large living room with working desk, a spacious seating area that included a couch, and a small dining table. I ordered tea via the butler service along with an amazing charcuterie board to hold me over till dinner. Both had all the fixings to include locally grown honey, an amazing mustard, lemon marmalade, and a full set of silverware.
The suite came with 2 double beds which worked perfectly as I was traveling with my son and the extra space was needed. Wonderful pillows and sheets helped me sleep like a baby after a long day of sitting upright on several planes.
After a night out I returned to the room made up with bedroom slippers set out by the beds, chocolates on the pillow, and a shoe kit laid out for the next day. A welcome touch after a long day.
An open area bathroom included a deep soaking tub, double sinked vanity, and an enclosed shower area. The Lanvin brand shower products were wonderful and added to the elegance of the suite.
Alhambra Restaurant at St. Regis Washington DC
Besides the in room dining I mentioned above I also had the chance to enjoy the Alhambra Restaurant for breakfast. As an elite Marriott member this was provided as a benefit during my stay.
The St. Regis Washington DC Cocktail Lounge
A quick stop at the St. Regis Bar allowed me to enjoy a unique cocktail. I departed from my usual routine of a margarita on the rocks and went for the Nations Pride which seemed appropriate so close to the Capitol. A bit too sweet for me but I enjoyed the presentation and friendly service from the staff.
I am not a Bloody Mary drinker but they are known for the Capitol Mary so if this is something you enjoy be sure to order one and let me know what you think.
Called an Athletic Club but really a simple room with a small but quality selection of fitness equipment. Water and towels included along with multiple TV displays to keep you up on the politics happening all around you.
This hotel is centrally located in Washington DC and a short distance to the national museums. Full of character and charm it has what many new luxury hotels lack. I hope to come back some day if just to sit in a velvety chair while gazing out the windows.