Hotel Washington (Washington, D.C.)
View across Pennsylvania Avenue,
looking up 15th Street
|Location||515 15th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.|
|Architect||Carrère and Hastings|
|Architectural style||Beaux Arts|
|NRHP reference No.||95000352 |
|Added to NRHP||March 30, 1995|
The W Washington, D.C. is a historic hotel located at 515 15th Street NW (between Pennsylvania Avenue and F Street) in downtown Washington, D.C. It opened in 1918 as the Hotel Washington. It is operated by W Hotels.
Designed by the architectural firm of Carrère and Hastings, the ten-story, Beaux-Arts hotel is the only commercial building designed by the firm in Washington, D.C. Construction of the Hotel Washington was completed in 1918. The facade features cream colored sgraffito decoration on a reddish-brown ground.
The Hotel Washington was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1995; in addition, the building is a contributing property to the Fifteenth Street Financial Historic District, listed on the NRHP in 2006, and the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site.
In popular culture
The hotel was seen in the films Contact and The Firm. Its roof terrace figured in the movies The Godfather Part II and No Way Out. Frank Murphy and John Nance Garner lived there. The entrance of the hotel was shown in the film Silkwood
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
- "Historic D.C. Hotel". W Washington D.C. - Official Website - Best Rates, Guaranteed. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
- "IMDb: Most Popular Titles With Location Matching "Hotel Washington - 515 15th Street, Washington, District of Columbia, USA"". IMDb. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
- DeNeen L. Brown (December 31, 2007). "A Many-Storied Inn". Washington Post.
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