A Boutique Foggy Bottom Hotel
While exploring the global city of Washington DC, you can’t help but feel its history walking with you as you visit iconic national landmarks or gaze upon the stone statues of events that shaped our nation. But while the city pays homage to those that have gone before, it offers plenty of contemporary art, culture, and dining for those living in the here and now. History is always in the making.
The Georgetown Inn West End is located blocks from the historic-yet-trendy Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Named for the way the morning mist blows off the neighboring Potomac River, Foggy Bottom offers its residents and the guests of Georgetown Inn West End an eclectic mix of cultural experiences, dining, shopping, and academia.
Foggy Bottom Accommodations
Just three blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro station, Georgetown Inn West End provides a boutique pied-à-terre experience in Washington DC's most desirable neighborhood. Designed for diplomats, artists, adventurers, and modern business travelers, our all-suite Foggy Bottom hotel creates a sumptuous, soothing, and personal atmosphere. When you stay at Georgetown Inn West End, you'll enjoy:
- Boutique Suite Accommodations
- Italian Marble Bathrooms & Entry
- Free WiFi
- Complimentary Breakfast
- Luxe Bath Amenities
- Refrigerator and Microwave
- Coffee and Tea Maker
- Iron & Ironing Board
Foggy Bottom Destination Guide
From world class-shopping to pop-up events to its commitment to the arts, Foggy Bottom provides a rich tapestry of cultural attractions. As you begin to navigate the microworld of Foggy Bottom, take a look at our neighborhood destination guide and experience the area like a local.
George Washington University
With a distinctive residential feel right in the heart of the city, George Washington University (GW) students and visitors alike love the Foggy Bottom campus. Given the diverse nature of the city, GW offers many opportunities for service projects, research opportunities, cultural experiences, and government internships. If you’re on campus to lecture or attend an alumni event, stay with us and get to know the ins and outs of George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom community.
800 21st Street NW | 8 Minute Walk from Georgetown Inn West End
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a unique hub of culture and entertainment located in the heart of Foggy Bottom along the Potomac River. Widely known for productions that encompass everything from theater, dance, and ballet to opera, jazz, folk music, and hip-hop, the Kennedy Center is a cornerstone of what’s new in art, culture, and arts education. Take a tour of the Kennedy Center or check out their upcoming performance calendar to find out what's going on during your visit.
2700 F Street NW | 15 Minute Walk from Georgetown Inn West End
The Phillips Collection Art Gallery
One of the most exciting Foggy Bottom highlights for those passionate about the arts is the Phillips Collection Art Gallery. Using the tagline “America’s First Museum of Modern Art,” the Phillips Gallery lives up to that moniker by showcasing 4,000 works ranging from masterpieces of French impressionism and American modernism to contemporary art. The Phillips Collection features a constant stream of new exhibits and artists.
1600 21st Street NW | 12 Minute Walk from Georgetown Inn West End
C&O Canal Towpath
If you’re looking for an outdoor nature adventure, you must visit the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. The 184.5 miles of canal and national park are filled with walking and bike paths, camping sites, and a historic public boat ride down the Potomac River. The boat ride replicates the path taken by the original users of the canal: coal, lumber, and agricultural traders floating their products down the waterway to market. Take in the beauty of nature without ever leaving the city. As you plan your trip to the C&O Canal Towpath, make sure to check their official website for hours, pricing, and temporary closures.
1057 Thomas Jefferson Street NW | 15 Minute Walk from Georgetown Inn West End
Georgetown Waterfront on Washington Harbour
Less than a mile from the Georgetown Inn West End is the Georgetown Waterfront. Located on the Washington Harbour, it offers panoramic views of the Potomac River, the Kennedy Center, Washington Monument, Roosevelt Island, and the Key Bridge. Walk along the boardwalk to a splash fountain in the summer or a skating rink in the winter. The boardwalk is lined with dining options and upscale shopping. You can even enjoy a riverboat cruise down the Potomac and a free, live concert in the summer. For more information about cultural events at this urban oasis check out the Washington Harbour event calendar.
3000 K Street NW | 17 Minute Walk from Georgetown Inn West End
The Best Restaurants in Foggy Bottom
The Georgetown Inn West End is just a few minutes walk from some incredibly creative and welcoming restaurants and cafes. Here’s a quick guide to our favorite spots in Foggy Bottom.
If you love bold flavors and fine dining, you’ll place Rasika at the top of your “favorite restaurants” list. Featuring the food of James Beard award-winning chef Vikram Sunderam, Rasika elevates Indian food and transforms it into a modern dining experience you won’t soon forget.
1190 New Hampshire Avenue NW | 2 Minute Walk from Georgetown Inn West End
If you find yourself craving the clean, fresh flavors of world-class sushi, plan to experience the artistic creations of chef Nobu Matsuhisa as he brings new iterations of sushi and sashimi to your plate. Boasting 11,000 square feet of space for dining and entertainment, the newly opened Nobu is also a popular restaurant for larger groups and business meetings.
2525 M Street NW | 9 Minute Walk from Georgetown Inn West End
Known among the locals as the finest kosher meat restaurant in the city, Char Bar provides the most distinct deli sandwiches, BBQ, steaks, and burgers you'll find in Washington DC. And it’s all served up with a distinct ambiance in a thoughtful, casual setting.
2142 L Street NW | 2 Minute Walk from Georgetown Inn West End
The award-winning Founding Farmers restaurant is an urban farmhouse where guests gather to enjoy sustainably-sourced, seasonally-driven dishes. Farm-to-table enthusiasts will appreciate their unique approach to the restaurant business: they are owned by a collective group of 47,000 American farmers.
1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW | 9 Minute Walk from Georgetown Inn West End
Another restaurant with a sustainable food philosophy is Grillfish, a restaurant with a core menu of delicious, locally-sourced seafood and oysters. Bring an appetite for shellfish or try their signature brunch every Saturday and Sunday.
1200 New Hampshire Avenue NW | 2 Minute Walk from Georgetown Inn West End
Grabbing a Drink in Foggy Bottom and the Waterfront
From spontaneously fermented beer to classic cocktails to fair trade coffee, Foggy Bottom is home to one of the country's most creative and acclaimed nightlife scenes. Whether you're unwinding after a day at the Smithsonian or celebrating the closing of a deal, you'll have a bounty of options in Foggy Bottom.
The Sovereign's curate beer has a distinct personality with draft offerings from American craft breweries like Perennial, Jolly Pumpkin, The Veil, Hill Farmstead, and Oxbow, as well as lambics and Trappist ales hailing from Belgium and France. The Sovereign’s menu matches their beer list with mussels and authentic, hearty fare mimicking a Belgian bistro with a seasonal twist.
1206 Wisconsin Avenue NW | 18 Minute Walk from Georgetown Inn West End
Georgetown Piano Bar
Let’s face it: Sometimes we need to drink martinis with friends while singing along to popular songs played by a professional on the piano. This fun, stylish bar allows you to do just that.
3287 M Street NW | 20 Minute Walk from Georgetown Inn West End
Enjoy the one of the first “crop to cup” experiences at Bourbon Coffee. Bourbon Coffee is known for their direct trade policy with Rwanda which allows the bean farmers to retain 100% of the profits. Relish in their delicious espresso drinks and buy a pound or two of beans to support African entrepreneurs.
2101 L Street NW | 3 Minute Walk from Georgetown Inn West End
Farmers Fishers Bakers
This inspiring restaurant offers down-to-earth, farm-to-table dining. Familiar favorites like pizza, pretzels, tacos, and burgers dot the menu but are approached with a socially-conscious and hand-crafted style. They also boast a seasonal, locally-sourced cocktail program consistently features some of best drinks in the city!
3000 K Street NW | 19 Minute Walk from Georgetown Inn West End