Third Time’s A Charm: Why You Should Stay At Viceroy Washington DC

It wasn’t until I got to my room at Viceroy Washington DC that I was overcome with a strange feeling, as if I’d been to the very same room before. Later that afternoon, I asked someone at the front desk about the building’s previous lives.

“Oh yes, it used to be a hotel called Mason & Rook. Before that, it was Helix,” the gentleman explained.

As it turns out: I’d been there already, at both iterations more than a decade apart. Yet, I hardly remembered them.

Thankfully, there’s nothing forgettable about Viceroy Washington DC. And if you believe in the adage “third time’s a charm” like I do, hopefully it’s here to stay.

For starters, its address on Rhode Island just off 14th Street in Logan Circle is unbeatable. While many visitors book stays downtown or in more touristy locales like Georgetown and Navy Yard, it’s tough to get a sense how locals really live. In addition to being one of DC’s hippest and most walkable neighborhoods, Logan Circle brims with buzzy restaurants, bars, and shopping, and boasts easy access to some of the city’s top sites and attractions. (For example: the hotel is just a 15-minute stroll to The White House.)

You’ll also be hard-pressed to find friendlier and more helpful staff than Viceroy’s. From the valet attendants who were quick to open doors when I’d take my senior mutt Buster out for walks to my favorite barista at BPM Coffee & Wine who I loved cracking jokes with even before my morning caffeine jolt, the hotel employees weren’t just kind faces at the end of my stay – they were people I felt a kinship with.

As for the aesthetic, the best way to describe it would be colorful, quirky, yet cozy. Instead of sticking with a theme or directive, it felt as if the design team selected every item, including the artwork, to evoke a sense of modern residental ease. Beyond being incredibly spacious and flooded with natural light, my Studio King Room exuded liveable comfort with its dreamy and low-slung bed, minimalist desk, and spacious walk-in shower with amenities from luxe brands Natura Bissé and ROIL.

I didn’t get a chance to see the rooftop pool or Hush Rooftop Bar, but I did enjoy a lovely solo meal at the bar of Dovetail, the signature restaurant. Though menu items have cheeky names like Whole Lotta Burrata and All About That Bass, don’t worry: everything is crafted with thought and care. But there’s one dish I still think about, after all these weeks. Though On Top of Spaghetti sounds simple enough – imagine a twirled nest of pasta enrobed in a silky heirloom tomato sauce and finished with dots of fresh ricotta – it’s emblematic of what Viceroy Washington DC is all about: creating original, sometimes unexpected experiences even the most veteran traveler won’t soon forget.

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