The Embassy Row Hotel
What We Love
- The swank location on DC's leafy Embassy Row, with its historic buildings
- Sweeping views of the city from the glam rooftop bar and pool, complete with private cabanas and artisanal cocktails
- The Station Kitchen & Cocktails donates portions of the daily special proceeds to a local charity
- There's a 24-hour "Grab and Go" chef's pantry
What To Know
- The rooftop is open seasonally
- Hotel guests have free priority access to the rooftop and pool
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on upscale Embassy Row, among historic homes and elegant embassies, this 231-room property has a big personality, from the bold design in the guest rooms (vibrant color schemes in teal, tangerine and sunflower-yellow; subtly retro furnishings; and rich textures) to the spiffy new event spaces and state-of-the-art fitness center. The hotel aims to draw DC’s movers and shakers with an on-trend lobby that doubles as a social hub and a new ingredient-driven restaurant helmed by locavore chef Rob Yealu, Station Kitchen & Cocktails, which changes from craft coffee shop by day to cocktail bar at night. But perhaps the most buzz-worthy aspect of the reimagining is the rooftop pool and bar. With its swank private cabanas, artisanal cocktails and sweeping views of DC and Virginia, this perch one of the city’s hottest tickets in town.
In the Area
Go on a crawl of DC’s incredible museum scene; many are either free or reasonably priced. Start just a few blocks from the hotel with the Phillips Collection, which houses a magnificent collection of mostly 20th-century art, from masters like Vincent van Gogh and Georgia O’Keeffe. Next hit the National Geographic Museum on 17th Street for exhibitions, films and concerts celebrating the wonders of our world. If you’re in Dupont Circle on a Sunday, refuel at the Farmer’s Market, where many of the town’s best chefs shop, before catching the Metro four stops to the National Mall. Get your photo ops, then spend the rest of the day at the Smithsonian Institution, a collection of 19 world class attractions including the National Zoological Park and the Air and Space Museum.
How to Get There
We stayed for five nights in November at the Embassy Row Hotel in DC and had an enjoyable visit. We found the staff friendly, especially Aisha at the front desk. The hotel met our expectations; the building is not new but the room was tidy, the bed comfortable and the shower great. The bathroom is rather small, but we didn't come to DC to spend our time in the hotel room. The location on Dupont Circle was within walking distance to many tourist sites. Overall we liked The Embassy Row Hotel and thought it gave us good value for our money.
Gorgeous lobby, helpful staff, nice rooms with comfy beds, lovely views, easy to walk to the Philips Collection and all the restaurants and bookstores in Dupont Circle. The value was excellent - would stay here again.
I would certainly rebook at the Embassy Row for a future visit. It's a lovely, quiet hotel in a good central location with a helpful, kind staff and good amenities. We enjoyed the bar area on the main floor and good weather allowed us a delightful time on the rooftop at the end of a long day. Only wish they offered a more extensive continental breakfast in the mornings.