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Staying at The Darcy hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Before moving to Portland, Oregon, I spent a few months without a permanent place to live. During that time I visited family and friends, traveled, dogsat and sublet an apartment in my home base of Washington, D.C., but still, one night I found myself in between stints and in need of a place to stay. I took it as the perfect opportunity for a staycation in a place that had long been on my radar: The Darcy hotel. And I’m so glad I did!

STAYING AT THE DARCY HOTEL IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

LOCATION

One of the nicest things about Washington, D.C. is that it’s extremely easy to get around. It’s a very walkable city—I was amazed when I first moved there at how the neighborhoods seem to transition seamlessly into one another—and public transportation can easily take you nearly everywhere you might want to go. 

If you want the best of both worlds, though, try The Darcy. Its convenient Logan Circle location puts you close to tons of hip bars and restaurants just a few blocks’ walk away, and you’ll also be a short walk from multiple different Metro lines. From there, seeing the rest of the city will be a breeze.

(Of course, if you’re in D.C. for a specific reason, you might want to stay close to whatever it is you’re there to do. For those just trying to get a good sense of the city, though—especially the non-politics-related part of the city—The Darcy has a prime location.)

ROOMS

My favorite part of the experience at The Darcy was hands-down the rooms. Mine was spacious and featured two comfortable queen beds, making it the perfect site for a girls’ night. But the real highlight was the decor. I loved the attention to detail throughout the room and all the little splashes of color, from the tropical motif on the bed pillows to the pattern in the shower. 

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BOOKING THE DARCY HOTEL

When I stayed at The Darcy, it was a member of Hilton’s Curio collection, a brand I love for its emphasis on unique design and its penchant for historic properties. I used Hilton’s cash + points option to book, meaning I earned Hilton Honors points on each dollar I paid in cash. This was a great way not to use up too many of my points while earning some in the process, and I’d definitely do it again if running short on points and faced with a stay that costs more money than I want to pay.

Unfortunately, since I stayed there, The Darcy has left the Curio family, but that doesn’t mean you can’t book it for free. One way? With a credit card such as the Capital One Venture. Its purchase eraser feature allows you to use your points to remove eligible travel charges from your statement. 

For more on earning and using points and miles to travel for free, visit the 52 Cities free resource library or join a points and miles masterclass! 

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Hope you enjoyed this review of The Darcy hotel in Washington, D.C.! Have you been to D.C.? Where did you stay? Let me know in the comments! >>

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