Need to know
220, including 23 suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm. If you arrive early, the hotel’s happy to store your luggage while you take advantage of the restaurant, bar, pools or gym.
Double rooms from $199.00, excluding tax at 14.5 per cent.
Rates don’t usually include breakfast, which is charged at US$25 a person, each day for a spread of eggs, bacon, buttermilk biscuits, fresh yoghurt and the wickedly indulgent crab Benedict.
The Line has, believe it or not, its own radio station – Full Service Radio – broadcast live from a glass-windowed booth in the lobby. It’s run by Heritage Radio alumnus Jack Inslee, and guests can tune into the stream of playlists, podcasts and talk shows from their rooms. There’s also a super-sleek fitness centre – kitted out with all the latest treadmills, elliptical trainers and weights – open 24-hours-a-day.
At the hotel
A 24-hour gym, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: 55” TV, minibar, Nespresso coffee-making kit, radio, Line Hotel toiletries, air-conditioning.
Our favourite rooms
It’s hard to pick just one room as our favourite: each has been meticulously curated, furnished with Persian rugs, burnished brass light-fittings and vintage furniture lovingly sourced from local flea markets. Every room has a miniature library stocked with hand-picked tomes, plus up to 14 pieces of original artwork, from paintings to old-school photographs. If we had to choose (go on, you’ve twisted our arm), we’d favour any of the higher-floor rooms for their Instagram-worthy views, or the Monument View Master Suite for its private, panoramic terrace.
Pack a pair of headphones for tuning in to Full Service Radio, and something suitably regal for lobby-lounging – this is a neoclassical church, after all.
Please note that the hotel’s common areas are wheelchair-accessible, but the rooms aren’t.
Doggies and moggies are welcome at the Line free of charge; just let the hotel know in advance when booking. See more pet-friendly hotels in Washington, DC.
Little ones are welcome, but there’s not much to entertain children – this hotel’s best suited to you and your beloved. The hotel can provide baby cots, changing mats, highchairs and socket covers on request.