Churchill Hotel Near Embassy Row
What We Love
- The decor is traditional, while still providing all the modern must-haves (iPod docks, WiFi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs)
- Prime location near Dupont Circle and Embassy Row
- “Grab and Go” breakfast option is perfect for busy execs
What To Know
- Free basic WiFi
- On-site gym helps guests keep up with their workout regimens
- The clientele tends to be more business-oriented than leisurely
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
From the moment you arrive at the doorstep of this Beaux-Arts beauty near Dupont Circle — built in 1906 as a fancy apartment house, it’s now listed in the National Trust registry — you’ll feel immersed in history. Look out for details such as stone balustrades and sculptures on the façade and original ornate plasterwork in the lobby, as well as traditional touches inside (floral print curtains, honey-colored nail-trimmed chairs). The 173 guestrooms feature 21st-century amenities, as well, such as iPod docks, WiFi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and Neutrogena toiletries. Once cocktail hour rolls around, the hotel offers several cozy spots to settle in, from a retro-tastic library corner to red banquettes that look designed for talking politics while brandishing a martini. At the Chartwell Grill and Lounge, expect classic dishes that recall the building’s original heyday: filet mignon and roast chicken, along with more contemporary treats such as sliders and fish tacos. Work off the extra calories in the well-equipped gym, or better yet, head out into the streets and soak in the city’s incredible museums and historic landmarks.
In the Area
The best things in life are free, at least in D.C., where many of the town’s best museums and sights have no entry fees. Start at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, a peaceful park and monument honoring the great civil rights leader, then head to the famed Smithsonian Museums, where you can check out everything from the Instagram-worthy Castle to the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Air and Space Museum. Finish your free jaunt with a visit to the National Zoo, which houses more than 2,000 animals, including the famous giant pandas. While you’re on a thrifty roll, skip the fancy suit-and-tie dining rooms frequented by the town’s lobbyists and politicians in favor of a burger, fries and shake at the Dupont Circle Shake Shack, where you can have a patriotic lunch for less than a Jackson.
How to Get There
Wonderful stay at the Churchill. Stayed here for our annual anniversary trip and I can't say enough good things. The hotel is clean, and the staff friendly and knowledgeable. The location was perfect with pmeanty of restaurant choices within walking distance as well as a short walk to the metro for easy connections anywhere in the city. The entire staff was welcoming right down to the maintenance man and the doorman. The room was huge and for the price it can't be beat. Don't pass on this unique little gem in DC. Boutique hotels can be hot or miss but I'm so thankful we took a gamble and stayed here. It was a definite hit!!
We booked the Churchill for the location and good reviews, but it blew away our expectations. The customer service was phenomenal, from allowing us early check-in to the warm welcome we got every time we arrived at the hotel. I particularly want to compliment Stevie, who was particularly helpful in checking us in and handling a request we had.
The room was very spacious, and the bathroom was modern and luxurious. I'll definitely check the Churchill for availability first the next time I'm in DC!
Very clean and excellent location for dining, shopping and museums. Convenient and easy cab ride to Capitol. Nice office area and large bedrooms. Small vanity area, but ok size shower and water closet.
Room was very spacious. Close to the Dupont Circle and Embassy Row and Metro. Nice that there is a restaurant on site. Quaint hotel so if you are looking for a place to get away for a couple of days, this is the place!
Shaky elevator, bath room could have cleaner in room. Dust behind the toilet & black mascara or something all over mirror. Restaurant was good for Breakfast & Dinner. Bar drinks were really good & nice bar tender. Good location, several restaurants nearby in walking distance. Not far from the national mall & museums.