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
Contrived? Of course--this modernistic hotel seeks to capture to hipster culture of bygone years, complete with a turntable in your room. The staff are friendly, the hotel and room spotless, with lots of amenities including a giant library. we stayed for a single night, but everything was perfect. A good, competive choice for a K Street hotel. I'd go back.
I loved this hotel. It was quirky (turntable and albums in my room, radio station on the ground floor), but also very clean, comfortable, and well run. Excellent staff. Cool rooftop bar and good restaurant. Great location. I will stay here whenever in DC.
We experienced some issues during our two night stay at Eaton Hotel. Upon check in we were informed that we booked 3 nights through Expedia and that we pre-paid. I knew this was incorrect and I pulled up our Expedia reservation. It showed 2 nights and that we were paying at the hotel. I spent the first night of our stay trying to work out an issue with Expedia that clearly seemed to be on the hotels end. I had in fact not prepaid despite being told I had at the front desk and I was only charged at check in. Expedia said they believed it was an issue from the hotels end since they had no record of a 3 night stay. Ultimately I was refunded $550 by the hotel after my stay, but only with Expedia's assistance and multiple phone calls. No explanation from the hotel was ever provided. We also had someone enter our room with a key unannounced. They did not appear to be connected with hotel staff and no clear explanation was given about how this could have happened. Ultimately we were left feeling very let down by our experience.