The Liaison Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel
This chic boutique hotel just steps from the Capitol melds cutting-edge design and décor with Southern comfort. Within walking distance of the National Mall and Smithsonian, the Affinia Liaison Capitol Hill boasts a lobby hosting six-foot portraits of world leaders and glass inserts in the room desks depicting Mount Rushmore. Mohair headboards and serpentine-shaped chaise lounges enliven the 343 guest rooms, while a monochromatic color scheme throughout the hotel backdrops the contemporary art of Randy Slack. The James Beard Award-winning restaurant, Art and Soul, cooks up high-end soul food, and the hotel's rooftop pool is unbeatable for city views.