Just outside of DuPont Circle, Massachusetts Avenue NW is dotted with grand buildings that house governments from around the world. Nestled among them is an equally eye-catching structure with a slightly less official bent. The Embassy Row—so named for its proximity to those nearby ambassadorial residences—offers guests lodging in one of the District’s most historic neighborhoods, but there’s nothing old-fashioned about the hotel. Guests are treated to modern and well-appointed rooms, a rooftop bar (which serves as an al fresco yoga studio by day), the on-site Station Kitchen & Cocktails eatery and a lobby complete with a 24-hour chef’s pantry as well as a buzzy daytime scene—thanks in no small part to the locally roasted Compass Coffee on offer.
Here, General Manager Shawn Jervis discusses the hotel’s most-requested room, its philanthropic bent and the building’s impressive artist offers.
The most requested room:
Our most requested rooms are the Ambassador Rooms with city views.
What makes it so special:
It’s on a premier level, which means it’s on a higher level and the rooms include more perks. Mainly people request these particular rooms because they have a spectacular view of the Indonesian Embassy and Portuguese Embassy directly in front of the hotel, and a gorgeous skyline view of D.C.
Rates range from $209 to $549 per night.
Your personal favorite:
My favorite room is the SOME Suite. SOME stands for So Others Might Eat, a local charity here in the city.
We find any opportunity to support our community. Whenever guests stay in the SOME Suite, they’ll helping contribute money back to this local non-profit and helping get the homeless in D.C. back on their feet.
We’re funky and irreverent, so we attract a different caliber of celebrities—everyone from 1990s bands to Instagram personalities.
We have many passion points at The Embassy Row Hotel: music, art, design, taste and style. A lot of our guests are surprised by all of the hidden graffiti at the hotel. Currently, there are four murals of street art at the hotel, each with a different meaning. I love showing guests the artwork because they’re always excited and surprised when they see it!