The Kimpton George is the best hotel closest to the Capitol. Celebrities often stay here, and not just those visiting Congress to plead the case for their pet cause. Big-name musicians (ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones!) like the Kimpton George, and this is interesting, because the hotel is not the most obvious choice. Its location is not the hot spot of, say, a Penn Quarter or Georgetown property. Nor is the George associated with the kind of over-the-top luxury of a Ritz-Carlton or a Four Seasons. Rather, the George offers playful personality, sumptuously comfortable guest rooms, and total discretion. The 260-square-foot guest rooms have a touch of whimsy, with their parchment and ink-stylized graphics of George Washington’s inaugural address on the wallpaper, and accent pillows based on GW’s notable uniform. The Capitol is a pleasant 8-minute walk from the hotel. The only other hotel closer is the Capitol Hill Hotel (see below), an entirely different kind of place. The hotel’s restaurant, Bistro Bis, is a favorite among locals and visitors.