What We Love
- The in-house radio station
- A bodega-inspired kiosk by reception
- Bluetooth record players with curated vinyls in all guest rooms
- The Alice in Wonderland-themed mural at the lobby bar
What To Know
- The hotel’s rooftop bar, Wild Days, is a hopping music venue
- The property features a 2,000-square-foot co-working club
- Pets are allowed
- Guests have access to a 50-seat cinema onsite, which serves fancy theater snacks like truffle popcorn
- Free WiFi
Politically-charged K Street hotel combining socially conscious frills with boho-chic rooms
“Think global, act local” is the unofficial maxim behind humanitarian Katherine Lo’s brave new hospitality venture. As the daughter of billionaire Ka-Shui Lo (the founder of the swanky Langham Hospitality Group), the younger Lo brings her strong social justice streak to this LEED Gold certified building. The result is a first-of-its-kind hotel experience, designed to spark conversation, and more ambitiously, change—more progressive clubhouse than opulent pied-à-terre. Retro and relaxed, the interiors complement the hotel’s activist soul with modernist furnishings, bronze accents, and kaleidoscopic textiles. Guest rooms are stocked with politically charged books, black-and-white portraits of dissidents, and vintage TVs broadcasting presidential election footage from an assortment of eras, while an onsite movie theater screens independent films (recent showings included a documentary on the Dakota Accent Pipeline protests at Standing Rock, produced by the Eaton brand itself).
In the Area
At the center of the capital, the Eaton is surrounded by D.C.’s cosmopolitan downtown. From an unlikely concert venue—the Daughters of the American Revolution headquarters, a short walk from the hotel, hosts a slew of touring musicians and comedians—to the zany National Geographic museum, this world-class neighborhood teems with under-the-radar gems. Sample low-country cuisine at Georgia Brown’s, where Sunday Brunch is accompanied by live jazz. The Franklin Square food trucks, serving up everything from Indian street-fare to flame-grilled steak arepas, are equally worthy neighborhood lunch stops.
How to Get There
From the moment my wife and I pulled up we were pleasantly greeted by the attendants and never lifted a finger. Once inside we were kindly welcomed by Ivana. She was incredible. Smiles and warm welcomes. She addressed us by our name right from the start. Ivana is an Easton asset.
The hotel is incredibly unique vis-a-vis being green, efficient, comfortable, feng shui, orderly and overall a beautifully, well-planned architectural model. The rooms are well designed to include old-school LPs, aromatic and herbal soaps, and electronically efficient. We had an issue with the TV --- and within 5 mintues --- the gentleman (can't remember his name, but he was Vietnamese) addressed the issue and was as pleasant as could be.
Sunny --- the food and beverage mgr --- was so accomodating. Like all the employees, he spends time listening to the guest's requests and takes the time to answer everything.
Would like to have seen the sauna be part of the amenities, but we understand it is a separate entity. The fitness room was very nice. The whole wellness floor is innovative.
Eaton is way ahead of its time.......in fact, its about time D.C. --- and other cities for that matter --- have a green, organic hotel.
We highly recommend the Eaton to anyone who wants a comfortable, pleasant, clean, happy time while hoteling it in D.C.
Thanks Ivana. You are an asset!!
Great boutique hotel with a chic, retro vibe and thoughtful amenities, like a lovely wellness center that offers yoga and meditation spaces, great restaurant and speakeasy, and amazing music playing everywhere - there was even a record player with LPs in my room. The overall atmosphere was chill and mellow, but also cool and contemporary. And the staff was incredibly accommodating. Would definitely stay again. It was worth the price.
We chose the Eaton for it’s location to two evening events. From the moment we arrived, we felt “at home.” We wanted to visit their speakeasy later in the evening. Knowing it would be busy, we requested a reservation for four. They were willing to hold a table for us even though we were a small party. Superlative service. Our room was extremely comfortable. The temperature was easily adjusted, and I was able to get it just right. They had Flow boxed water in the fridge with a strawberry/rose essence. I have now ordered this for home delivery. A little something I didn’t know existed, and I love it. Every question answered, every need tended. Beautiful property, fabulous staff. Will definitely stay again!!! You will not be disappointed!
Awesome hotel with an amazing rooftop, great bars, and friendly staff. If you are looking for a boutique type feel this is the place to stay. Location could not be better as well since it is located close to the convention center.
Beds were a little uncomfortable, and it is a bit noisy at night when there is an event at the rooftop.
The record players in each room as a great touch.
The Eaton DC is close to many great restaurants and to the popular sites. Our room was very comfortable with an especially good shower. The staff was friendly and eager to accommodate. The general manager gave us great dining recommendations and followed up to see how we enjoyed his picks. All around a truly great stay in DC! A good value too!