1201 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
Photo courtesy of Eaton Hotel DC
Eaton DCWhy we love it: A socially conscious spot that connects like-minded travelers
- Inspiring community vibe
- Comfortable, well-thought-out rooms
- A critically acclaimed on-site restaurant
Founded by third-generation hotelier Katherine Lo (her family runs the upscale, Hong Kong–based Langham group), the Eaton brand aims to bring together travelers, locals, and members who share a like-minded sensibility—namely, one centered on creativity, awareness, and making change. As with Eaton’s Hong Kong location, the D.C. outpost—the first in the U.S.—fosters new ideas by providing private and communal working spaces, areas designed to inspire connection and conversation, and a regular calendar of programming.
Those checking in among all this buzz can choose from five comfortable room categories, from cabins to suites. All have a “global nomad” vibe, with colorful textile accents, Himalayan salt lamps, and organic cotton-and-latex pillow-top mattresses, along with Grown Alchemist bath products, healthy mini-bars, Bluetooth speakers, and USB charge points. Some, like the Artist Studios, have wall canvases where you can leave your lasting mark. Once settled in, gather with others at the on-site American Son restaurant (Chef Tim Ma’s Asian-accented spot), enjoy wellness treatments and classes, or do whatever else helps get spark your imagination.
AFAR Local Expert
10 months ago
Billing itself an "activist hotel," Eaton DC in downtown D.C. is an inspiring experiment that combines social good with hospitality. Its food and bev options seem endless: Hotel guests and locals alike can dine at the Asian-inspired American Son restaurant, sip Lion’s Mane mushroom coffee at Kintsugi Café, enjoy a custom cocktail at the speakeasy Allegory bar, and listen to a new DJ at the lush rooftop bar Wild Days. Or they can read progressive literature in the Radical Library, and ponder provoking art like an Alice in Wonderland mural where Alice is replaced by Louisiana schoolgirl and civil rights activist Ruby Bridges. In addition to these creative community spaces, Eaton DC hosts a variety of events that range from wellness classes to intimate speaking engagements with thought leaders.