4 Washington-area hotels receive 5-star Forbes

The 2022 Forbes Travel Guide gave its highest five-star rating to four DC-area hotels, out of just 323 five-star hotels worldwide.

the Forbes Travel Guide 2022 awarded its highest five-star rating to four DC-area hotels, out of only 323 five-star hotels worldwide.

In the district, the Four Seasons Hotel and the Trump International Hotel have both earned five stars from Forbes. Ivanka Trump’s spa at the Trump International Hotel also earned a five-star rating for a spa. The Trump International Hotel is set to close this summer and reopen as Waldorf Astoria after its recent sale to Florida investors.



This is the 16th consecutive year that DC’s Four Seasons has been awarded five stars.

The Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg, Va., earned five stars for both the hotel and its spa. It was the fourth straight year the 168-room Salamander Resort received a five-star rating from Forbes, and the first for its spa, making it the only five-star spa in Virginia.

Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg, Virginia earned five stars for both hotel and spa. (Courtesy of Salamander Resort and Spa)

It is one of seven new five-star spas added to the guide for 2022 nationwide.

The Little Washington Inn in Washington, Virginia also retained its five-star rating for both hotel and restaurant. It is one of 74 restaurants rated five stars for 2022.

About a dozen other DC-area hotels earned four stars on the Forbes Travel Guide list, its 64th edition.

Overall, London claimed the title of city with the most five-star hotels: 21 this year.

The full list of 2022 Forbes Travel Guide Star Award winners is online.

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