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About the Hotel
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The Heartbeat of Washington D.C.

The Georgetown Inn became the talk of the town even before construction began. In October of 1959, residents were eager when the president of the American Mortgage Investment Company, Sheldon Magazine, announced a new hotel would be built at the corner of Wisconsin and N Street in the Georgetown neighborhood. It was the most exciting thing to happen in this town since Georgetown was taken into the District of Columbia in 1871. "Because of its location, construction, and architecture," Sheldon Magazine had said, "The Georgetown Inn will fall heir to the traditions of the great inns of Georgetown's past." Further, Mr. Magazine stressed that the inn was conceived as more than a hotel but rather a "national landmark." 

Top reasons to stay


Find fine dining and exclusive shopping mere steps away from our doors.

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Award Winning Guest Services

Experience simple pleasures of old like our overnight shoe-shining service.

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Historical Elegance

Walk the same hallways as Stan Musial, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

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Superior Amenities

Enjoy our same-day dry cleaning service, nightly turn-down service, and more!

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Family Friendly

Georgetown and The Georgetown Inn are where moments worth remembering are made.

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The History of Georgetown

  • 1959
  • 1962
  • 1976
  • 1980
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 2011

Sheldon Magazine, president of the American Mortgage Investment Company, announces a new hotel will be built at the corner of Wisconsin and N Street in the Georgetown neighborhood.

The Georgetown Inn introduces itself to society during four days of opening festivities that ended with an afternoon champagne buffet for prominent Georgetown locals and visitors. 

The Georgetown Inn hosts a party for Playboy Magazine as they feature their "Girls of Washington" edition.

Our Inn is sold to a partnership of 3 Washington investors.

The hotel begins feeling the pinch of a recession and its then owner, Conrad Cafritz, was having financial troubles of his own. The Georgetown Inn is put on the market, and with no takers, The Marine Midland Bank decides to shut down operations. 

The Georgetown Inn reopens with new owners and managers. The structure had undergone major changes between its shutdown and reopening. 

After several years of neglect, The Georgetown Inn again changes hands in November. Purchased by local Washington DC hoteliers, the Inn is added to the portfolio of Your DC Hotels. The new ownership and management take pride in the hotel's history, past successes and present charms.