The Saint Regis (Carlton Hotel)

Known for many years as the Carlton Hotel, The Saint Regis is an example of Beaux Arts design, used to enhance the commercial value and social prestige of this 1920s hotel just two blocks from the White House.

The Carlton was built in 1926 by developer Harry Wardman (1872-1938), based on designs by Turkish architect, Mihran Mesrobian (1889-1975). In the Beaux Arts style, this eight-story hotel is a significant example of the popular architecture style following World War I.

Due to the Great Depression, Wardman was forced to sell the hotel in 1930. The hotel then functioned as office space for White House during World War II and the Truman administration. The hotel was sold in 1953 to Sheraton Hotels, which renamed the hotel the Sheraton-Carlton Hotel. The Sheraton-Carlton closed in 1987 for a year of extensive renovations. After reopening in 1988, the hotel’s name reverted to The Carlton Hotel. In 1999, it was renamed The St. Regis Washington, DC.

DC Inventory: November 8, 1964
National Register: June 28, 1990
Within Sixteenth Street Historic District



923 16th Street NW