The Graham Georgetown Review

Updated February 28, 2023
About the Author: Denise Cruz has lived in 4 countries and visited 35+ others. After her second sabbatical, she began sharing travel advice at Wander Her Way.

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The Graham Georgetown Review

This post contains my honest review of The Graham Georgetown.

Last fall, I spent three months traveling to Washington, D.C. every week for work. During that time, I tried out nine different hotels around the city!

The Graham Georgetown, a Hilton Tapestry Collection hotel, was one of my favorites (it definitely made the list of my top three favorite D.C. hotels!)

Named after and inspired by Alexander Graham Bell, a Georgetown resident himself, this hotel is the perfect place to stay on a visit to D.C.


The Location

The location of The Graham was a HUGE highlight for me!

I had not yet been to the Georgetown neighborhood of D.C. so right after I checked in, I headed outside to explore the hotel’s surroundings.

Georgetown is by far one of the coolest and prettiest neighborhoods in D.C. The hotel is located perfectly on a little side street in the heart of Georgetown, just steps away from the bustling M Street in one direction and the beautiful pedestrian-only C&O canal in the other.


The Rooms

I was very impressed by my room at The Graham. My corner room was huge. I was not expecting how enormous the room would be at all when I checked in!

The Graham Georgetown Review

I liked the overall decor, especially the fleur-de-lis wallpaper. My room was also super quiet, and I’m assuming all the rooms are thanks to the hotel’s location on a calm little side street.

The bathroom was also extremely nice. Overall I’d say it felt more like staying at a five-star hotel than a four-star hotel with all the luxurious touches.

The Graham Georgetown Review


The Hotel

Being part of the Hilton Tapestry Collection, The Graham Georgetown has a cozy boutique feel to it, which I really enjoyed.

There’s a basement “speakeasy” called The Alex that requires a passcode to enter, which you’ll receive when you check in. The Alex serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. While I didn’t actually dine there, I did order room service from The Alex for dinner and it was delicious.

Upstairs, there is a rooftop bar with sweeping views over Georgetown. The rooftop is the perfect place to go to watch the sun set over the neighborhood (although it was a bit cloudy when I went!)


Things to Do in Georgetown

The Graham is situated perfectly right in the heart of Georgetown!

There are so many things to do within a few minutes’ walking distance of the hotel.

Here were some of my favorites:

Shopping on M Street: The main shopping street in Georgetown is M Street, just steps away from The Graham. You’ll be able to find all sorts of great shops and boutiques here.

Waterfront dining: Just a few minutes from the hotel is the Georgetown Waterfront Park, a beautiful park overlooking the Potomac River. There are also tons of dining options along the boardwalk including Farmers Fishers Bakers and Fiola Mare.

Gourmet cupcakes: Both Georgetown Cupcakes and Baked & Wired are within a few minutes of the hotel. These gourmet cupcake shops are famous in DC – you’ll have to try them both to see which one you like best! (Baked & Wired was the winner for me.)

C&O Canal: The Graham is just down the street from the C&O Canal, which runs all the way through Georgetown. It’s perfect for an evening stroll or bike ride, and there are lots of cute restaurants along the canal that you can only reach by foot.

Georgetown is a couple of miles from the popular attractions of downtown D.C. like the White House, the National Mall, etc. The only drawback is that the Metro doesn’t run to Georgetown, so you’ll have to drive, walk, or rent a scooter (super popular in D.C.) to get there.


Final Thoughts on The Graham Georgetown

I really loved this hotel and would absolutely stay there again next time I’m in D.C.

The hotel itself is amazing (it really felt like a boutique hotel) and the location cannot be beat.

For more details and booking information for The Graham, click here.


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Denise, travel blogger at Wander Her Way

About Denise Cruz

Denise is a marketing executive who escaped corporate to travel the world… twice. A Brazilian native living in the U.S., she’s lived in 4 countries and visited 35+ others. After side-hustling her way to financial independence, she curates solo destination guides, slow travel tips, and travel blogging advice on Wander Her Way. When she’s not on the road, you can find her in Miami with her dog Finnegan.