4 DC-area hotels awarded Forbes’ 5-star ratings

The 2022 Forbes Travel Guide has awarded its highest, five-star rating to four D.C.-area hotels, out of just 323 five-star rated hotels globally.

In the District, The Four Seasons Hotel and the Trump International Hotel both earned Forbes’ five-star ratings. The Spa by Ivanka Trump at the Trump International Hotel also earned a five-star rating for a spa. The Trump International Hotel is expected to close this summer and reopen as a Waldorf Astoria after its recent sale to Florida investors.



This is the 16th consecutive year D.C.’s Four Seasons has earned a five-star rating.

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

Middleburg’s The Salamander Resort and Spa in Virginia earned five-star ratings both both the hotel and its spa. (Courtesy Salamander Resort and Spa)

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

The Inn at Little Washington, in Washington, Virginia, also held its five-star ratings for both the hotel and its restaurant. It is one of 74 five-star rated restaurants for 2022.

About a dozen other D.C. area hotels earned four-star ratings on the Forbes Travel Guide list, its 64th edition.

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

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

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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