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
This boutique hotel had it all: ambiance, good food, cool neighborhood, great bars, a great story, breath-taking views, and an AMAZING staff. I had to make multiple changes to my reservations and Elliot helped to make everything perfect. I was able to relax and enjoy the hotel with my friends and colleagues. Definitely one of the hippest hotels I've been to in a long time.
Tambari made our visit so enjoyable! He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and goes out of his way to provide excellent service. We wanted to explore the hotel and he walked us around, showing us all the cool places. Thanks Tambari!
Stayed at the Line DC for my cousin's wedding weekend. Could NOT have been better and we will definitely return next time we are in DC!! The rooms are beautifully appointed. Brothers and Sisters food is to die for... breakfast, lunch or dinner. BEST lattes at coffee bar. Close to amazing restaurants, shopping, etc. Most importantly, the staff is AMAZING! We drove our huge Dodge Ram truck which wouldn't fit in the parking garage and valet/hotel staff bent over backwards to help find a solution. Top notch accommodations, location, food/bar and definitely staff (especially Sanja P:-)!! Oh - and dog friendly!!