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
- Handicap Accessible
- Pet Friendly
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
The Eaton does a lot of things just right! The rooms are not extravagant, but they're comfortable and capture the zeitgeist of the times. Mezcal and turntables in the rooms, no bible in sight, but rather a few actual 'good books.' Mine included "A People's History of the United States" and a book of poetry.
The common spaces truly facilitate interaction with the people sharing the space. The coffee shop is bright and comfortable, the speakeasy has beautiful murals and good drinks, the rooftop bar is right on. I didn't eat at the restaurant, but it seemed popular too.
This hotel was such a surprise. It is beautifully designed, gorgeous details - yet completely comfortable. Our room was enormous; we had a full living room with a record player and we immediately went about playing music. Such a warm, cozy place.
The staff was excellent - everyone was so incredibly friendly and authentic. We seriously had an amazing stay and look forward to going back.
(although agree with the other reviewer that in room coffee maker would have been the added touch!)
Didn't stay here but loved the ambience and vibe of this hotel. The food at American Son superb and the 'hidden' speakeasy was a true gem. Kudo's to Pauly, the coolest mustachioed bartender in town, his drinks were creative and so delicious! All really in-line with the ethos of the hotel. Really wish we had a hotel like this in Denver, I'd be there every weekend! You DCers don't know how lucky you are!
Everything was just perfect from rooms, amenities, training halls, food, and excellent service by all workers from the manager to all workers that I interacted with. Thumbs up!!
The hotel is also centrally in Washington, DC so you can so your business, find public transportation easily and visit important tourist sites.
We chose The Eaton for our national gathering because of its reputation for being a supportive home to such events.
I can’t say enough good things about the experience from the moment we pulled up until the last moment of departure.
That last moment was provided by Ronnie, a 40-year veteran of the hotel (other owners, other responsibilities, other times) with a piercing whistle technique that can summon a distant taxi from nowhere. Plus concierge-level knowledge!
Ivana checked me out, not the first time she helped me, gracious and kind always.
Right before checkout I called Housekeeping looking for a missing packing bag for toiletries.
Within minutes both my room’s housekeeper Maria and Head Housekeeper Suzette arrived to show me a drawer that seemed like a false front just needed an extra tug and voila!
Wonderful people, wonderful.
Waitstaff, conference personnel, everyone everything, top marks and many thanks.