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The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City: “The Ultimate Staycation” Experience

The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City: “The Ultimate Staycation” Experience

I truly enjoyed "The Ultimate Staycation" experience and stay at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City!

It’s no secret that my family and I love Washington, DC. It’s not because it’s the nation’s capital or that we live fairly close by, but also because it’s really an affordable place to visit. With dozens of free museums, memorials, historic sites, concerts and events, Washington, DC is the place to be any time of the year. We go multiple times a year and each time we do, there’s always something new and fun to do or see.  There’s a ton of options for entertainment, outdoor recreation, great restaurants and places to relax and unwind.

Overall, Washington, DC is a really vibrant, fun city to explore that has so much to offer!

Visit The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City - Arlington, Virginia

Recently, I have had the good fortune to experience “The Ultimate Staycation” with my husband at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City.  It was the weekend before Valentine’s Day so we treated it like it was our sweet V-Day date. 🙂   You know, we’re totally opposed to going out on big occasions or holidays because we don’t like waiting long for our food at the restaurant or get stuck in traffic trying to go somewhere to have a good time. So going on a pre or post holiday date works so much better for us. Less hassle, less stress.

On to the fun part…

I’m so excited to talk about this stylish, luxurious hotel that’s surrounded by the history of both Arlington and Washington, DC:  The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City.

We’ve never stayed at this hotel before so it’s always fun staying at a hotel this beautiful and luxurious for the first time!

Accommodation and Food

We stayed at one of their very impressive Executive One Bedroom Suites and we were welcomed with a sweet bottle of sparkling wine, a cheese and charcuterie board and decadent petite chocolates upon our arrival.

The Executive One Bedroom Suite @ Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

The Executive One Bedroom Suite @ Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

A warm welcome at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City where we were served a bottle of sparkling wine and a cheese and charcuterie board upon our arrival.

What can I say? Our pre-Valentine date/staycation was off to a yummy start. 😉

I love staying at luxury hotels.  My family and I travel a lot each year and we stay at different hotels all the time. Needless to say, we’re becoming sort of experts (so to speak, haha) at seeing what a hotel is lacking on or if it has great or poor service. I can tell you, The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City didn’t disappoint. Our suite was very spacious and the modern, sophisticated vibe the minute we walked in was undeniable. It had a one bedroom with a king size bed that was separated from the living room, and each room had a 55-inch TV with an LCD screen.  It was the same week the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games started on tv so we were truly enjoying watching the games on the huge tv screens in both rooms.

The Executive One Bedroom Suite at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City is spacious, relaxing place to stay in and offers world-class amenities.

I love the tasteful furnishings and well-coordinated decor in every part of the suite and the expansive windows provided great views of the city.

And can I tell you? The bed was super comfy and everything from the sheets to the pillows were super soft and smelled so clean and fresh.  We honestly spent the most time on it during our stay at this hotel suite. Oh well, what’s a staycation without catching up on a much-needed R&R? 🙂

Nothing could be more relaxing than lounging at the beautiful and luxurious The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City hotel!

I love "The Ultimate Staycation" experience at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City!

My husband and I were also really impressed with our suite’s marble bathroom featuring a separate bathtub and shower with a double sink and luxury bath essentials. I needed a long, relaxing soak in the bathtub so it was the “icing on the cake” on this wonderful staycation experience!  And great bonus: our suite also had a half bath by the main entry way so my husband used it while I was having my long, relaxing bath in the master bathroom.

The Executive One Bedroom Suite at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City offers beautifully appointed marble bathroom with plush terry robes for guests and luxury Asprey bath essentials.

I enjoyed my long soak at this beautiful and luxurious marbled bathtub at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City!

Another fabulous feature to this luxurious hotel suite is that there’s also a personal dressing area with a vanity just outside the main bathroom. I have stayed in countless luxurious hotels in my life but I don’t remember ever being in a hotel with this kind of cool extra feature. I love it!

The Executive One Bedroom Suite at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City offers a personal dressing area with a vanity - truly a wonderful extra!

We were happy to have had access to the 18th Floor Club Lounge during our stay where food and beverages were served throughout the day exclusive to some hotel guests at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. We enjoyed every meal we’ve had here, the food was amazing and the staff were always so accommodating.

The 18th Floor Club Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City
The 18th Floor Club Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

Although even if you don’t have access to this service, you can still use the 24 hour room service or go to the hotel’s fyve restaurant lounge located at the hotel ground floor where you can enjoy global-inspired cuisine and your favorite wine. Or.. if that’s not enough, this hotel is also connected to the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Mall where you’ll find well-known restaurants like Matchbox Kitchen + Spirit, Shake Shack, honeygrow and more!

The fyve restaurant lounge features seasonally influenced dishes, an extensive wine list and traditional Afternoon Tea in a contemporary, welcoming space.
Delish food and drinks at the fyve restaurant lounge @ The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

My husband and I love trying out new restaurants whenever we visit a new place so we were sort of “restaurant hopping” during our stay at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City hotel.  So for dinner, we  ate at one of the American restaurants at the Fashion Centre Pentagon City Mall, then headed to the hotel’s Club Lounge for desserts after that. Finally, we ended our night out at the fyve restaurant lounge and ordered our favorite cocktails. As for the evening scene, everyone was laid back and dressed casual so we just fit right in.


If you’re just staying at the hotel to unwind and relax, the hotel offers premium tv channels and Netflix services for your enjoyment.  If you’re anything  like me and my husband and you still work on your computer while on-the-go, the wireless or wired internet access comes in very handy.

You're at the center of everything Washington, DC when you stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City!

If you’re wanting to explore the Arlington, VA and the DC area during your stay, the hotel has made it easier for you and your family to plan for this by providing you a resource page on their website. If you’re staying with your smaller kids, you can check out the Ritz Kids page too for more details.

My overall thoughts 

So if you ask me the questions, “Will you stay at this hotel again?” OR “Would you recommend The Ultimate Staycation package at this hotel to your family and friends?“, my answers are “Yes!” and “Yes!”.

Check out my ultimate staycation experience at The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Pentagon City!

My husband and I had a great, relaxing time staying at this hotel. The service was outstanding, the food was excellent and the hotel staff were all efficient and friendly.

Yes, I see another staycation in the future with my family at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Pentagon City!

I was hosted by The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City. All opinions and text are my own. 

Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 04/23/2019 / 5:28 am

    It seems like you had an awesome staycation experience. I would love to go there one day.

  2. Juliana
    04/22/2019 / 1:06 pm

    Wow it sounds like you had an amazing time in Washington DC. And the food!! ??

  3. 04/21/2019 / 11:23 pm

    It looks like this was quite an experience! I love staying in swanky hotels!

  4. 04/20/2019 / 9:11 pm

    What a beautiful place. We have visited Washington DC a few times. I would love to visit again.

  5. 04/20/2019 / 11:46 am

    Wow, I been away from the DC metro area! I am glad you enjoy the Ritz at Pentagon City. I love the VA so much!

    04/19/2019 / 3:10 pm

    It looks like such a lovely hotel to go and visit. The rooms are spacious and nicely set out. I agree, going before or after a holiday date can work out so much more relaxed ad less stressful.

  7. 04/18/2019 / 5:39 pm

    We are looking for a quick getaway and a staycation at The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City sounds is a good idea. 🙂

  8. 08/18/2018 / 1:37 pm

    Looks like you had an amazing time. Super jealous. My OH would love to go to the States, so I won’t show him this otherwise he’ll be booking his flight lol.

  9. Jessica T
    05/24/2018 / 12:54 am

    My husband and I are in desperate need of a getaway without the kids and this looks like a fabulous place to visit although a little far away.

  10. 05/23/2018 / 7:43 pm

    That’s a real luxury hotel you got there. The bed was so neat based on your photos. I loved the bathtub.

  11. 05/18/2018 / 10:19 pm

    I bet you would stay there again, it looks absolutely amazing, and so luxurious! I wish I was spending a weekend there!

  12. Razena
    05/18/2018 / 7:47 pm

    I love a luxurious staycation and this Ritz Carlton looks sumptuous as does the on arrival snack platter. My favorite place for a staycation here is the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah and its only about a 50 min drive away.

  13. 05/18/2018 / 5:29 pm

    The room service looks like it was absolutely amazing. And I love the view as well as all of the amenities they offer. I’ll have to check it out.

  14. 05/18/2018 / 2:49 pm

    That looks like such a lovely hotel! I am looking to visit Washington DC soon so will check it out

  15. 05/18/2018 / 9:24 am

    Nice review. I can feel that you really enjoyed your stay. With all the pictures that you’ve shared, I’ve begun to love this hotel too.

  16. 05/18/2018 / 7:18 am

    Such a beautiful place! This is the kind of experience you want to get from a relaxing vacation especially when you’re in desperate need of it. I love that the hotel has much to offer, exactly what you’d expect from a Ritz-Carlton hotel.

  17. 05/17/2018 / 9:42 pm

    Oh wow that looks amazing!! What a gorgeous hotel and the food looks delicious!! I would love to stay there!!

  18. 05/17/2018 / 1:06 pm

    Wow your suite looks amazing! The food also looks so great! My partner and I were looking at having a stay cation in our city too.

  19. 05/17/2018 / 10:07 am

    This looks like tons of fun! I can’t wait to get offered a staycation in my city too!

  20. 05/17/2018 / 4:17 am

    This looks like heaven to me! I might not even leave the hotel it looked at amazing! I love Ritz such a class organization! Definitely going to be checking this hotel out when I go to DC! 🙂

  21. 05/17/2018 / 2:42 am

    I went to a wedding reception at this hotel 6 years ago and had an incredible time. I’d love to stay there one day.

  22. 05/17/2018 / 2:41 am

    From your post it sounds like you had a wonderful time at the Ritz Carlton in Washington. Nice photos too.

  23. Brittany Anglemyer
    05/16/2018 / 10:24 pm

    Looks and sounds amazing! I have never been but after reading this I definitely want to go. Sounds like you had a great time.

  24. 05/16/2018 / 9:29 pm

    This really is a stunning hotel. What a great idea for a staycation. That food looks terrific, I’m so jealous. Love the colour of that cocktail!

  25. 05/16/2018 / 7:05 pm

    Excellently described I also need a break I think I have found a place now to go and relax.

  26. Daisy
    05/16/2018 / 6:13 pm

    This looks like such an amazing and fabulous place to stay! I’d love to visit here someday for a getaway!

  27. Hannah swancott
    05/16/2018 / 5:04 pm

    Oh my gosh! Look at those views, it looks totally amazing! What a great location too

  28. 05/16/2018 / 4:24 pm

    Now, this is what I call comfortable luxury. Love all of the pictures!

  29. 05/16/2018 / 2:25 pm

    Sounds like a great trip! I am really not too far from there, I don’t know why I haven’t considered taking the trip. So much to see and do!

  30. 05/16/2018 / 2:19 pm

    Looks like a great place to stay in while in Washington. This is so perfect since I am planning to have a trip there next week.

  31. 05/16/2018 / 12:58 pm

    What a BEAUTIFUL hotel! Absolutely stunning! From the glam bath to the gorgeous suites, I would definitely stay here on my next trip to Washington. It looks like you had an amazing time!

  32. Elizabeth O
    05/16/2018 / 8:38 am

    Wow this really does look like a luxurious place to stay with great views too! I am glad you enjoyed your stay here, the pictures look really lovely.

  33. 05/16/2018 / 1:29 am

    What a great way to spend for a short getaway! Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City certainly has provide you the most comfortable and luxury place! I wish to taste the experience myself too. Great pictures.

  34. 05/15/2018 / 10:41 pm

    I’ve never been disappointed by a Ritz – I mean, the name alone just sounds so fanccyyy — This Ritz looks like it wouldn’t disappoint me at all either!

  35. 03/05/2018 / 6:20 pm

    I love Washington D.C. and this hotel looks absolutely amazing! Your pictures speak for itself how amazing your staycation was! Love the decor of your suite!

  36. 03/04/2018 / 11:45 pm

    We couldn’t visit Washington when we visited the USA a few years back. This hotel looks lovely and I think I’ll add it to my list whenever we plan for this lovely city. 🙂

  37. 03/03/2018 / 6:21 pm

    Wow, this looks spectacular! Staycations are sometimes just what you need during a busy time where getting away for longer isn’t possible. This property looks stunning!

  38. 03/02/2018 / 10:58 pm

    this looks like such a cosy stay. I love how they welcomed you, cheese wine and chocolate – I can’t think of a better way. The Ritz always know how to do things well!

  39. 03/02/2018 / 9:00 pm

    WOW!! What an amazing place to stay!! I love a staycation, we do UK holidays each year with our four, it’s perfect for us!

  40. 03/02/2018 / 3:47 pm

    Oh this staycation looks wonderful. I have been in a staycation here in Philippines and it is really so relaxing just like this place.

  41. 03/02/2018 / 11:55 am

    I need to stay here for a month! Lol. Just to get rid of the stress from work lately. I think it’s the best place if you want to relax and have some quiet time. There’s really no better place than the Ritz!

  42. Rosey
    03/02/2018 / 11:32 am

    I like to visit DC too. The hotel view is great! I have considered Ritz Carlton before. So good to get a first hand peek at it!

  43. 03/02/2018 / 7:18 am

    What a posh place! I go crazy for great amenities and it looks like they sure offer them here! Of course, it is a Ritz Carlton so we know it would be posh right?! I love welcome gifts – you got great ones!

  44. Kiwi
    03/02/2018 / 6:15 am

    The Ritz Carlton is always swanky. I love it and if I get a chance to go to DC I would love to stay here!

  45. 03/02/2018 / 3:53 am

    That sure looks like a really luxurious hotel room! I love the decor, the food and the room is amazing! I agree with you that it is rare that you get a hotel room with great features!

  46. 03/02/2018 / 3:39 am

    It looks so inviting! such cozy accommodations and I also like that extra vanity. I have never stayed in a hotel with one before and have even had to sit on the floor to do my makeup at other places, so that would be a nice feature for me.

  47. 03/02/2018 / 2:29 am

    What a gorgeous hotel! I would love to stay there sometime! I hope you had a relaxing staycation.

  48. 03/02/2018 / 2:24 am

    A staycation at the Ritz-Carlton?! Absolutely sign me up! The amenities and your room look absolutely lavish and luxurious – very nice!

  49. 03/02/2018 / 1:39 am

    Wow, the Ritz Carlton! That looks wonderful. I rarely stay in hotels but this looks wonderful. Washington D.C. is on my bucket list. I’ve always wanted to visit D.C. and the Ritz Carlton looks like the perfect place to stay.

  50. 03/01/2018 / 11:03 pm

    Now this looks like a wonderful staycation. The hotel looks beautiful, the food delicious and a wonderful area to explore. Just perfect.

  51. Jennifer Van Huss
    03/01/2018 / 10:25 pm

    I love the Ritz Carlton! That one looks so luxurious!! I love the view and the decor! It looks like you had a fabulous time!

  52. Annemarie LeBlanc
    03/01/2018 / 10:12 pm

    That sure looks like a really luxurious hotel room! I love the vanity mirror. I agree with you that it is rare that you get a hotel room with that bonus feature. If I am ever in the area, I will make sure I book a stay at the Ritz Carlton.

  53. 03/01/2018 / 8:33 pm

    Any R-C I’ve ever stayed in, they pride themselves on their food and amazing accommodations. If I were to go to D.C. I would stay in R-C and get a room with a view of the city!

  54. 03/01/2018 / 7:24 pm

    Wow, what an amazing place! Looks so luxurious and relaxing. I will have to add it to my stay at places!

  55. 03/01/2018 / 7:15 pm

    Oh my gosh I would totally love to do this. I would love to have a night where I could just spoil myself at the Ritz Carlton. It looks beautiful there.

  56. 03/01/2018 / 6:56 pm

    I’ve never stayed at a Ritz-Carlton before. I’ve always wanted to but usually, it’s too pricey. It seems Washington D.C. is a place we may have to check out if we venture east. I love that there’s so much to see and experience there that is affordable.

  57. 03/01/2018 / 6:23 pm

    I hope to be able to visit our nation’s capital someday. Lots to see and to take in the history of D.C. would be amazing. The Ritz-Carlton would be perfect for our accommodations.

  58. 03/01/2018 / 5:10 pm

    The hotel and that suite looked amazing. I have needed to go to DC on occasion so i will keep this in mind for our next trip. I would love to get that 5 star treatment and also try the restaurant.

  59. 03/01/2018 / 4:34 pm

    That DOES look like an experience. I could go for a solid weekend or relaxation in a place like that.

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