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Our staff knows just where to go!

Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel. But how do you find those special places? Ask a local. Hotel George helps you make the most of your Washington DC stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips.

We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in Washington DC, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.

Clayton Rex Smith

Clayton Rex Smith

Front Office Manager

  • After 53 years, Ben’s Chili Bowl is the same place its always been and continues to be the U Street anchor.

  • Toki Underground on H Street serves the best Taiwanese ramen and dumplings in the District!

Peter DiOrio

Peter DiOrio

Director of Housekeeping

  • Theodore Roosevelt Island stands as a fitting memorial to the outdoorsman, naturalist, and visionary who was our 26th President.

  • C & O Canal in Georgetown - take some time away from the city and enjoy a day of hiking, jogging, or even kayaking along the C & O Canal in Georgetown.

Retail therapy
Michael Love

Michael Love

Assistant Front Office Manager

  • Looking for the perfect vintage outfit? Check out Treasury, a diamond in the rough located in the U Street Corridor.

  • The Flea Market at Eastern Market, one of the oldest public markets, sells handmade pottery, jewelry, ceramics, crafts, furniture and more. 

Veronica Washington

Veronica Washington

Night Auditor

  • DC Brau Brewery is DC's most popular brewery and is open to the public typically every Saturday from 12-4pm.

  • Located on the U St. Corridor, Gibson's is one of DC’s most popular speakeasies. Don’t expect to get away with ordering a traditional martini with these creative bartenders!

One of a kind
Neguse Tesfaye

Neguse Tesfaye


  • Visit the breathtaking Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, a must see in DC.

  • Encounter superb works of modern art in an intimate setting at The Phillips Collection, an internationally recognized museum in Dupont Circle.

Kiah Garcia Conover

Kiah Garcia Conover

Manager on Duty

  • Stop by the front desk for a personalized running map to guide you as you run around the National Mall. Loops of 3, 5, and 7 miles are available. 

  • Treat yourself to a day of mind and body invigoration at Mint Day Spa.

For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact The George's Guest Service team at (202) 347-4200

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