Swank boutique hotel draws illustrious visitors.. The Scene Hotel George, which opened in 1997, looks a little out of place in Washington--and that's a good thing. The contemporary boutique hotel might feel more at home in New York or London, but it's a welcome addition to the hotel scene here, with its modern art, its crisp, chic rooms and its high-end French bistro, Bis. With its swank, cigar-friendly billiards room and sleek board room, the hotel is also a hot spot for Congressmen and those doing business on nearby Capitol Hill.
Amenities The rooms have cherry wood cabinets, five-foot granite-topped desks and bathrooms with marble accents. Even the minibar has a trendy twist: Vitamin packs. Room service comes from Bis, which is just as hip as the hotel, with a zinc bar and award-winning chef, Jeffrey Buben. Within walking distance is Union Station, the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and Smithsonian museums.