The LINE Hotel DC
What We Love
- The onsite podcast-recording studio (you can tune in from the TV in your guest room) that features local culture programming
- 3,000 artworks by area artists (90 percent are female)
- A traveling bartender who walks the halls every evening, delivering in-room cocktails
- Each of the 220 rooms channels a D.C. area townhouse
What To Know
- Even the entry-level King room is a spacious 300 square feet
- The menu from the hotel’s globally influenced Brothers & Sisters is available around the clock
- The hotel occupies the site of a previous Christian Scientists church
- Pets stay for free
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Overhauled church with a buzzing restaurant scene in eclectic Adams Morgan
Judging from its vibrant Los Angeles and Austin outposts, the Line is a brand that proudly stands for showcasing a place’s more unconventional side. Which is why you won’t spy any capital city clichés, like presidential busts or Lincoln Memorial replicas here. Instead, take in a sophisticated spin on its former identity as a house of worship—the chandelier in the foyer is made from organ pipes, mahogany pews were fashioned into lobby area seating, and guest room walls are adorned with framed hymn pages and collection envelopes. Though it’s the church’s grand façade, a neoclassical domed structure (built in 1912) with a patinated copper entrance that will stop you in your tracks. That authenticity is also palpable in each of the hotel’s superstar restaurants: in addition to the aforementioned all-day dining café, there’s a supper spot devoted to bounty from the Mid-Atlantic—Potomac rockfish, Baltimore canyon lobster—led by James Beard Award-winner, Spike Gjerde; a Tokyo-inspired standing bar, or tachinomiya, with an exclusive sake collection, and a second bar that showcases D.C.’s burgeoning list of distillers and brewers, led by Corey Polyoka of Woodberry Kitchen fame.
In the Area
Located at the intersection of 18th Street and Columbia Road, the Line is set in that rare, playful portion of a city that can come off as all business. If you’ve exhausted the hotel’s many indulging options, don’t hesitate to explore Adams Morgan, a vibrant five-mile square crammed with eclectic boutiques, restaurants, and watering holes. Browse through handpicked home décor at Urban Dwell; score vintage treasures at Meeps; scarf down an extra-stuffed sandwich at Amsterdam Falafelshop; choose from over 2,600 bottles of scotches, bourbons and whiskey at Jack Rose; then dance it all off at the 20-year-old blues bar and neighborhood institution Madam’s Organ.
How to Get There
I stayed at The LINE DC for a conference I attended in DC this week. Hotel room was immaculate! I watched a lot of Hotel Impossible recently and was a bit nervous staying at a non-chain hotel. Not a flake of dust - even on the top of the vanity light! But the best part was Sanja. Probably the most sincerely friendly and personable front desk person I've ever worked with at a hotel. Probably the best customer service person I've ever had anywhere! Next time I'm in the DC area I'll definitely look into staying at The LINE DC again. THANK YOU SANJA!!!
I have got the opportunity to stay at Line for almost 5 days as part of my business travel.
Its an heritage property and it has the swag of that look. So if you have a taste for old heritage building this is a must stay.
Rooms are clean and stay are very friendly. Had a great sleep quality. Quite peaceful floors.
They have some great Bar and restaurant (brothers & sisters) in the lobby - reservation mandatory.
Housekeeping left a window unlocked and our cats escaped out of the room in the middle of the night.
My husband rescued them by again finding an opened window and going through it to the courtyard.
We went to talk to management and there was NO MANAGER ON DUTY!
Upon checkout, again no manager to talk to.
The only response we received for almost losing 2 members of our family was given to us by the inept staff member of the front desk who said “So glad you found your cats.”
This hotel in NO WAY provides 5 star service.
I’ve traveled all around the world and have NEVER experienced such a lack of management presence in a “5 star hotel”.
Horrible service but the food was good.