8. Topaz Hotel
A complimentary Cyndi Lauper Greatest Hits CD sets the tone for the Girls' Getaway Package at this boutique hotel near trendy Dupont Circle. You and three friends don't even have to leave your guest room for a complimentary manicure, served with "Slumber Party" cocktails. Sales manager Linda Davis, known by staffers as the "girls' guru," will fine-tune your arrangements, suggest activities, and tell you about the hotel's yoga and "energy" guest rooms outfitted with exercise equipment. Join a "Gilded Age" walking tour of nearby mansions before heading out to one of the area's many eateries. The package costs $355 per night. 800-775-1202; www.topazhotel.com.