Rosslyn: $990,000

Condo penthouse: 1111 19th St. N. #1802
Enjoy the benefits of the Potomac with none of the cold water and splashing — plus room service! This 1,239-square-foot unit sits atop Rosslyn’s Hotel Palomar, so residents enjoy the same amenities as hotel guests, such as spa treatments and the gym. The view from this two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom unit with floor-to-ceiling windows spans the river, Georgetown and the National Cathedral. Interstate 66 and the George Washington Memorial Parkway run 18 floors below, creating a little noise but a quick escape route from the unit’s one parking space. Condo fees of $876 per month cover access to a shared roof deck. (Listed by Coldwell Banker)

Shaw: $997,810

Condo penthouse: 919 Florida Ave. NW #802
In the unlikely event that you’re not having friends over in this made-for-entertaining penthouse, keep company with the Washington Monument. Floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook D.C.’s skyline to the southwest are framed by Brazilian cherry hardwood floors and loft-like concrete ceilings with open ductwork. The 1,765-square-foot, three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom space on the eighth floor has a balcony that makes the roof deck one level up almost a moot point. Condo fees are $759 per month, and a parking space costs another $35,000 — meaning the U Street Metro stop one block away is your friend. (Listed by UrbanLand Company)