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Awards & Accolades

Through the years The Inn at Little Washington is fortunate to have been honored with numerous awards and distinctions.

The Inn at Little Washington’s Most Recent Awards

The esteemed 116 year old Michelin Guide launched its first ever guide to Washington DC in October 2016. The legendary Inn at Little Washington was awarded two stars – one of only three restaurants in the DC area to earn this distinction – the highest rating in the Washington DC Guide.

Tom Sietsema’s 2016 Washington Post Dining Guide gave The Inn its highest score — Four Stars and said “Thirty-eight years after his dreamy dining destination opened within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, “The Inn” still manages to coax sighs and smiles from repeat guests.”

The 2016 Forbes Travel Guide (formerly known as the Mobil Travel Guide) for the 26th year in a row, awarded The Inn at Little Washington’s accommodations its highest accolade – Five Stars.

The 2016 Forbes Travel Guide also awarded The Inn at Little Washington’s Restaurant Five Stars for the 25th year in a row making it one of only 40 restaurants in the U.S. to hold this distinction.

The American Automobile Association for 2017 once again bestowed its highest accolade – The Five Diamond Award — on The Inn at Little Washington Restaurant for the 29th consecutive year making it the longest tenured restaurant in the history of the program. AAA also awarded The Inn at Little Washington’s accommodations Five Diamonds for the 27th consecutive year.


Patrick O’Connell’s most recent book The Inn at Little Washington: A Magnificent Obsession, which was released spring 2015 is a New York Times Bestseller and is currently in its 2nd printing.

In his review for DC Modern Luxury titled Inn First Place, writer David Hagedorn called The Inn “…a Brigadoon of civility and refinement to be experienced at least once in a lifetime”.

The Inn received the Wine Spectator Grand Award for the 21st consecutive year and is the only restaurant honored with this recognition in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Andrew Harper’s Hideaway 2016 Reader’s Choice Award for the Top 20 Getaways ranked The Inn #4 in the United States.

Patrick O’Connell was selected for Le Chef Magazine’s Top 100 Chef’s in the World list for 2015 and is one of only 10 American chefs included.

The Inn received the Saveur Culinary Travel Award for Best Hotel Restaurant with less than 100 rooms.  In describing the experience Saveur wrote: “It’s worth a stay at this luxurious 18 room Relais & Chateaux inn… just to feast at its straight out of a fairytale dining room …”

The Inn at Little Washington was included on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold List and ranked in the Top 10 of Southern Hotels in their annual Reader’s Choice Poll.

Departures Magazine included The Inn in its Top 10 list of America’s Most Charming Inns. 

The property was also honored with Trip Advisor’s 2015 Award of Excellence which placed The Inn among the top 10% worldwide of all businesses rated on the travel website.

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