The Embassy Row Hotel

2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC, USA
Dupont Circle

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17.5
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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms17.5
  • Public Spaces17
  • Service17.5
  • Overall17.5
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Hotel Description

It would be easy to get the wrong idea about the the Embassy Row Hotel. There’s the name, first of all, suggesting a moneyed address and a certain kind of buttoned-up Washington formality. And then there’s the fact that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Barbara Bush have all stayed here. And indeed, it's located on a street that’s nicknamed “Millionaires’ Row.” But the hotel, first opened in 1970, has undergone renovations to the tune of $15 million. And along with a better cocktail bar and bigger bathtubs, the Embassy Row has a new attitude, one that’s hipper and more youthful, style-minded and LGBT-friendly. You can even bring your dog. Did we mention there’s a rooftop pool?

There is. And if you know Washington at all, you know what a rare and desirable a feature it is, especially when surrounded with cabanas and attended by waiters. And open, it’s worth mentioning, to a limited number of local members who pay top dollar for the privilege. Read: you might be sunbathing alongside an up-and-coming politician.

Beneath the pool scene, eleven floors contain 231 guest rooms, each outfitted with Serta pillow-top mattresses, 300 thread-count linens, a pair of 47-inch TVs. Premier level rooms feature views of the city skyline, plus Keurig coffee machines and L’Occitane bath products. As in the public spaces, the look is Washington sophistication mixed with whimsical modern design: armchairs by Restoration Hardware, leather vintage-inspired headboards, aqua-blue barstools and canary-yellow sofa cushions, boldly striped parquet floors, eye-catching metallic wallpaper, mod sectional seating in the lobby. The whole lobby is a conversation piece, which is, of course, exactly the idea. The Embassy Row brands itself as the city’s only “lifestyle hotel” — the kind of place that’s trying hard, and succeeding so far, at bucking the local norm. True, it might be pushing it a little to call the fitness center an “adult playground,” unless sweating on a treadmill is your idea of a little lighthearted jape — but in the scheme of things, it’s a harmless detail.

Station Kitchen & Cocktails, known for savory shared plates (bacon lollipops, anyone?) and cleverly named house-crafted bottled cocktails — that’s a mouthful — is closer to our idea of a playground. Like the rooftop bar, it draws the Washington crowd. But don’t worry about who’s getting picked up by a car and driver. That’s so old-school Washington, anyway: the Embassy Row is just a block away from the Dupont Circle metro station.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 231 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Game room
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Dogs are allowed at The Embassy Row Hotel. Baby cots and extra beds are available on request in certain room categories. The hotel offers neither a minibar nor room service. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance. Hotel Amenity Fee includes: Complimentary access to our award-winning seasonal Rooftop pool and bar Pop-up Yoga Urban Fit Club fitness center, open 24 hours 24-hour business center with printing privileges High speed Wi-Fi Adult Playground with foosball, shuffleboard and ping pong Daily events Community library Pet-friendly (it's free to bring your furry friends!) All-non smoking rooms Express checkout Complimentary access to 5000+ Newspapers and Magazines through the PressReader App 10% Off Food and Beverage, does not include alcohol

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Game room
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Dogs are allowed at The Embassy Row Hotel. Baby cots and extra beds are available on request in certain room categories. The hotel offers neither a minibar nor room service. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance. Hotel Amenity Fee includes: Complimentary access to our award-winning seasonal Rooftop pool and bar Pop-up Yoga Urban Fit Club fitness center, open 24 hours 24-hour business center with printing privileges High speed Wi-Fi Adult Playground with foosball, shuffleboard and ping pong Daily events Community library Pet-friendly (it's free to bring your furry friends!) All-non smoking rooms Express checkout Complimentary access to 5000+ Newspapers and Magazines through the PressReader App 10% Off Food and Beverage, does not include alcohol

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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