The foyer in the Main Building.
The foyer in the Main Building.

The Main Building

The Main Building was originally constructed in 1905 and houses a total of 11 accommodations, including two bi-level suites. Each room is an enchanting celebration of color, opulence, and tranquility. The rooms evoke the energy of a lavish French chateau or a charming English country house. On the occasion of The Inn's 30th anniversary, we decided to salute 30 of America's most influential culinary pioneers who made significant contributions to the evolution of American cuisine. Some of our rooms are named in honor of culinary pioneers whose careers have intersected with the Inn at Little Washington and inspire us.

London based set designer Joyce Conwy Evans has designed the interiors of The Inn at Little Washington since 1981 and still works her magic on renovations today. Her original watercolor renderings adorn the walls of the upstairs corridor.

Room 1: Julia Child

JUNIOR SUITE

Room 1 is named after culinary icon, Julia Child. Julia has stayed in this suite and celebrated birthdays at The Inn, among many other happy occasions. The Julia Child suite is an ADA accessible room with a king size bed and two balconies. The lavish bathroom has double vanity sinks, a walk-in shower, and a deep soaking tub.

Room 2: Jacques Pepin

JUNIOR SUITE with FIREPLACE

Jacques Pepin is a French born American chef, writer, and culinary educator. This Junior Suite features a small entryway, king sized bed, a private balcony and a cozy gas fireplace. The bathroom is equipped with double vanity sinks, a walk-in shower, and a deep soaking tub.

Room 3: Edna Lewis

INTERMEDIATE ROOM

Room 3 is named after Edna Lewis, a culinary pioneer who elevated the American view of Southern cooking. The Edna Lewis room has a king size bedroom and a full bathroom with a shower/tub combination.

Room 4: Paula Peck

STANDARD ROOM

Room 4 is named after legendary cooking teacher and author, Paula Peck. The Paula Peck room is a Standard Room that features a queen sized bed and a bathroom with a walk in shower.

Room 5: Phyllis Richman

SUPERIOR ROOM

Phyllis Richman is a revered American writer and former food critic who wrote one of the first glowing reviews of The Inn. Phyllis wrote for the Washington Post for 23 years and was named “the most feared woman in Washington” by Newsweek. The Washingtonian magazine later dubbed her as one of “the 100 most powerful women in Washington.” This room features a king size bed, walk in shower, deep soaking tub, double vanity sinks and a private balcony.

Room 6

SUITE

Room 6 is a newly renovated suite that combines two rooms into one luxurious retreat. This suite has a king size bed and a separate parlor sitting area. There are two private bathrooms, both featuring single vanity sinks and walk in showers.

Room 7: Daniel Boulud

SUPERIOR ROOM

Daniel Boulud is an iconic, award-winning French chef and friend to Patrick O'Connell with restaurants around the world. Room 7 is a superior room that features a king size bed, private balcony, and a single vanity bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Room 9: Jean-Gorges Vongerichten

SUPERIOR ROOM

Room 9 is named after celebrated French chef, Jean-Gorges Vongerichten. Chef Vongerichten has 40 restaurants worldwide and has authored 5 cookbooks. This Superior Room has a king size bed and private balcony facing the front of the Inn. This room also has a private bathroom with a single vanity.

Room 10: Jean-Louis Palladin

SUPERIOR ROOM

The late Jean-Louis Palladin was a greatly respected French born chef who is remembered for bringing a new style of French cuisine to Washington DC at his landmark restaurant, Jean-Louis at the Watergate. Room 10 displays a king size bed, private balcony overlooking the front of The Inn, bathroom with a single vanity and a walk in shower.

Room 11: Thomas Keller

BI-LEVEL SUITE

This two-story suite is named after renowned American restauranteur, Thomas Keller. Chef Keller is an award-winning chef and cookbook author, holding 7 Michelin stars across three separate properties. This suite features a loft style king size bedroom and private balcony on the upper level with an opulent parlor area and terrace below. The palatial bathroom features stunning decor, a double vanity, walk in shower and a deep soaking tub.

Room 12: Alice Waters

BI-LEVEL SUITE

Alice Waters is a celebrated American chef and restauranteur known for pioneering California cuisine through the use of fresh, local ingredients. The Alice Waters suite is a two story suite with a king size bedroom and private balcony upstairs and an opulent parlor area and terrace below. The palatial bathroom features a double vanity, walk in shower and a deep soaking tub.