A Restorative Sanctuary in the Heart of the Nation’s Capital

Eaton DC, the flagship location of global hospitality company Eaton Workshop, is a K Street anomaly. Rising nine stories tall among a sea of lobbying firms and law offices, this charcoal monolith at the corner of Twelfth Street is a progressive hub of creativity, culture, and holistic wellness.

The amenities are vast, with a diverse array of in-house programming ranging from film screenings and art exhibitions to storytelling sessions and a community-based radio station. A holistic wellness center offers daily yoga workshops, massages, cedarwood infrared saunas, and alternative therapies like pranic healing and reiki. Plus, guests receive complimentary access to Eaton House, an inclusive co-working space right next door with conference rooms and private offices spread across three floors. 

The result? A welcoming retreat for locals and visitors alike with endless opportunities for individual healing and community building—just as its founder, Katherine Lo, envisioned.

Rooms range from 300-square-foot cabins designed for short stays to the doubly spacious residence suites that feature an expanded living area and dining table. The vibe is mid-century modern bordering on bohemian, with wide-plank hardwood floors, earth-toned vintage rugs, gallery picture walls, walnut bookshelves, organic white bedding, colorful wool blankets, and Himalayan salt lamps. Bathrooms are well-appointed with tiled walk-in showers, wooden vanities, and alluring Grown Alchemist bath amenities. Plus, every room comes equipped with a turntable and curated vinyl selection, which completes the retro, home-away-from-home vibe that Eaton aims for.

Interested in DC’s art scene? Book one of the aptly named Art Gallery rooms, which showcase works by the city’s up-and-coming artists. Bonus: in lieu of a shower, you’ll get to soak in a porcelain tub.

Begin your day at Baker’s Daughter, the hotel’s all-day café that moonlights as a local coffee shop and marketplace. We love their espresso drinks and range of breakfast fare from avocado toast and tacos to house-made baked goods and chia pudding. 

Come evening, sip an artisanal classic cocktail at Allegory, the speakeasy-style bar tucked into the library. Then head over to Michele’s, the New French American restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Matt Baker where you can share small plates at the bar or feast on a three-course prix-fixe dinner. 

End your night (or begin your early morning on weekends, if you desire) at Wild Days rooftop bar and lounge, where nightly DJs and live music keep the club scene going strong.

Top Takeaways:

Location: Washington, DC

Rating: Four-star

The Vibe: An inclusive sanctuary with an emphasis on wellness and culture in the heart of the nation’s capital.

Food + Drink: Baker’s Daughter is the hotel’s all-day boutique café offering breakfast and lunch fare, prepared foods, and gourmet grocery items. Chef Matt Baker helms Michele’s, a French American bistro open daily for dinner and brunch on weekends. The speakeasy-style cocktail bar, Allegory, is open evenings Monday through Saturday. Wild Days on the rooftop are open daily and feature indoor and outdoor lounge seating as well as nightly DJ sets.

Amenities: Wi-Fi, pet friendly, cinema, radio station, library, fitness center, holistic wellness spa, meeting and event space, coffee shop, rooftop bar and lounge, literary bar, restaurant, and complimentary access to co-working space at Eaton House

Our Favorite Thing About the Hotel: The library feels like a bit of a secret, tucked away behind the media-inspired lounge next to the check-in desk. The wallpapered ceiling, leather banquette, gas fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves complete the snug vibe.

5 Nearby Attractions: Black Lives Matter Plaza, The White House, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Warner Theatre, National Portrait Gallery.

Any Personal Neighborhood Recs? You might be tempted never to leave the hotel—we understand—but you’d be remiss not to take advantage of its proximity to Blagden Alley, one of the capital’s top culinary haunts. Pick up an artisan loaf from the wood-fired oven at Seylou Bakery, indulge in a boozy juice box and tater tots on the patio at Calico, or go all out and secure a table (30 days in advance) at The Dabney, which showcases both three- and six-course Mid-Atlantic tasting menus.

Rooms: 209 rooms

Pricing: Rates start around $259/night.

Closest Airport: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

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