The Loews Madison Hotel- My Correct Address in Washington DC

Washington DC is one of my favorite cities for a quick weekend break. History,a vibrant culinary scene, world-class museums and an endless array of festivals and events make DC a perfect place for me to return to again and again. What I hadn’t found though, was the perfect hotel. Each visit I’d stay in a different hotel but none really felt like a good fit; too stuffy, too small, too plain, too far away. Nothing was just right, I kind of felt a bit like Goldilocks. So when a friend recommended I stay at the Loews Madison on my most recent visit I was intrigued, would this be the perfect fit?
The Loews Madison, a boutique hotel in Washington DC just steps from the White House. www.casualtravelist.com

Located only 5 blocks from the White House, the Loews Madison is within easy reach of many of Washington DC’s most popular attractions. After a day of sightseeing it was easy to check out the capital’s hot dining scene and hip nightlife with some of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods, including Dupont Circle and Penn Quarter, a short walk away. The hotel also has several metro stops close by putting all of Washington DC at your fingertips.

The Loews Madison, a boutique hotel in Washington DC just steps from the White House. www.casualtravelist.com

Immediately upon walking in I was impressed by the modern classic decor. Traditional and fresh, modern and comfortable; I felt that the hotel’s interior was representative of the new DC. Known as “Washington’s Correct Address”, the hotel has been an integral part of the city since it’s opening in 1963. President John F. Kennedy presided over the ribbon cutting of Washington’s original luxury hotel and every sitting president since has enjoyed a stay at the Madison.

The Loews Madison, a boutique hotel in Washington DC just steps from the White House. www.casualtravelist.comThe Loews Madison, a boutique hotel in Washington DC just steps from the White House. www.casualtravelist.com

Arriving to my room I was greeted by a delectable plate of cured meat and gourmet cheese as well as a bottle of Argentinian Chardonnay, the staff at the Madison really know how to make a girl feel welcome.A delicious welcome from the Loews Madison Washington DC. www.casualtravelist.com

The rest of the room was just as inviting, with the modern classic aesthetic continued from the hotel’s main spaces. Bright and airy with calming neutrals (and pops of red here and there for a little fun), the room was a great place to recharge after a day exploring Washington. The bed was supremely comfortable and with no street noise I slept great. The bathroom was adequately sized, it was a tight fit for two to get ready in the morning but I was very impressed with the shower design-spacious with good pressure and not one bit of water escaped to collect on the bathroom floor. I hate when a half of my shower water ends up on the bathroom floor (it’s my number one hotel pet peeve) and I have to use several towels to mop it up. Kudos to the Loews Madison for solving this ubiquitous hotel shower problem.

The Loews Madison, a boutique luxury hotel in Washington DC just steps from the White House www.casualtravelist.comThe Loews Madison, a boutique luxury hotel in Washington DC just steps from the White House www.casualtravelist.comLoews Madison, a boutique luxury hotel in Washington DC just steps from the White House. www.casualtravelist.comLoews Madison, a boutique luxury hotel in Washington DC just steps from the White House. www.casualtravelist.com

The Loews Madison has a few dining options available.The Barista Bar is there to provide your caffeine fix (with Starbucks no less) or a quick breakfast in the morning while PostScript, the hotel’s classic but cozy lounge, serves up small plates and cocktails during the afternoon and evenings.

Enjoy small plates or a drink at Post Script at the Loews Madison, a boutique luxury hotel in Washington DC just steps from the White House. www.casualtravelist.comEnjoy a gourmet meal with Argentine flare at the Loews Madison, a boutique luxury hotel in Washington DC just steps from the White House. www.casualtravelist.com

The star here though is Rural Society, the hotel’s flagship restaurant helmed by Iron Chef Jose Garces. Inspired by the parillas of Argentina, Rural Society serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner with an Argentine flare as well as having a popular happy hour and weekend brunch.

The Loews Madison Hotel, a boutique luxury hotel in Washington DC just steps from the White House. www.casualtravelist.com

With a welcoming staff and design that’s characteristic of its downtown DC location this is a hotel I can see myself returning to time and again. The Loews Madison may just be my correct address in Washington DC.

 

*I was graciously hosted by the Loews Madison Hotel but as always all opinions are my own.

40 Comments on “The Loews Madison Hotel- My Correct Address in Washington DC

    • Thanks for the recs Jessica, it really was a great stay! I’ll be up to DC again shortly, hopefully we can meet up then

  1. I haven’t been to Washington DC yet but its on my plans. It is a city with great museaums and art scene. I really like the Loews Madison hotel from your descriptions and the photos seems like a great place to stay. I especially like the fact that is close to the White house. I will keep it in mind for a future visit.
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    • DC is one of my favorite cities in the US and the Madison was the perfect hotel.

    • The decor definitely drew me here. It’s classy without being stuffy

  2. You have to love a place that had it’s opening at the hands of one of the most popular presidents ever. It looks like a gorgeous hotel and being so close to everything I can see why this would make a great weekend getaway.
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    • I always love it when I find a nice place where I don’t feel out of place in jeans.

    • Girl, your fabulously styled self would fit right in here.

    • It was great, I love a nice place where I’m fine in just jeans

  3. Ooooh 5 blocks from the White House sounds great! Right in the heart of everything. Really loving the modern but classic interior design – will be bookmarking this for our next trip to DC. Thanks!

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  5. I definitely know how you feel about trying to find a hotel or place to stay that feels just right. This hotel looks great though, and your pictures really make it shine. If I’ve ever in DC, I’ll definitely look into this place 🙂

    • The rooms were so relaxing, I’m sure you’ll love it here.

    • I’ll have to give the Georgian Terrace a look the next time I’m in the ATL.

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