You don’t have to leave town to enjoy a weekend away from your abode. Put travel back on your bucket list this fall with one of DC’s newest hotels, Viceroy Washington DC. The former Mason & Rock Hotel, tucked away off the 14th St. Corridor, recently under went an $8 million dollar renovation and it’s worth checking out! Read on for our top seven reasons to book a staycation at Viceroy Washington DC NOW.
Change Your View
Tired of looking at the same four walls? Enjoy a temporary change of address and a change of scenery. Viceroy Washington DC features spacious, newly appointed rooms designed in a calming neutral palette with pops of mint. You’ll find lux room details, like 400-thread-count Frette linen sheets and voice controlled Google NestHubs. Our favorite? The luxury wood flooring you don’t mind a baby crawling on. No icky hotel carpet here! In fact, everything at this hotel feels squeaky clean and safe. From the protective wraps used to safe guard your steering wheel and seats at the valet to the complimentary Viceroy masks you receive at check in, this hotel goes above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of guests.
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Soak It All In
Kids will clamor for bath time at this hotel! Even bath-avoiders want to climb into Viceroy’s spa tub for a good soak. Fill this baby to the brim and don’t forget the rubber duckies! There is also an oversized, glass-enclosed marble shower with a water pressure that will melt your COVID stress away. Plush robes and ROIL bath products make this bathroom feel like a day at the spa.
Explore a New 'Hood
Tired of making the same laps around your neighborhood block? Switch it up with a bright and vibrant tour of DC's best murals and street art around Logan Circle and the 14th St. Corridor. You don't have to go far to start this walking tour. In fact, simply step out the doors of the hotel and you will be greeted by Brandon Hill's mural painted on the Viceroy façade.
Stay In All Day
Viceroy Washington DC's onsite café, BPM Coffee & Wine, is like the ultimate upscale mini bar with a barista. Looking for a quick croissant and a fancy coffee to start your day? Check. Want to stuff your face with M&Ms and gummy bears while you watch a movie in your room? Check, check. Looking for a late-night glass of wine or frothy beer? You guessed it, check. And check. With a convenient shop right in the lobby, you literally never have to leave the hotel.
Eat on 14th Street
You don't HAVE to leave Viceroy for a bite, but you'll want to. This hotel is just steps away from 14th St. & Logan Circle, home to some of DC's best restaurants. This foodie 'hood includes Le Diplomate, Bresca and Compass Rose. Kid-friendly favorites include Ted's Bulletin and near-by P St.'s Commissary. O On Sunday, be sure to check out Dupont Circle's Farmers Market.
Spend Family Time by the Fire
The swanky restaurant and bar, Dovetail, is not yet open, but guests can still enjoy the all-season outdoor patio with a roaring fire pit. Grab a snack at BPM Coffee & Wine and enjoy story time or a family game of cards al fresco. There are plenty of places to gather indoors, as well. On the first floor, you can cuddle up in the cozy, multi-use library room or sit on the high-tops for a quick snack outside the cafe.
Beyond the Staycation: Keep Loved Ones Safe & Close
Before you know it, the holidays will be here. Want to see the fam but worried about everyone gathering under one roof? Keep everybody safe by booking grandma & grandpa their own room for a holiday visit. Make it a family affair and staycation on property with the grands. Bonus: if you book two nights, you get the third one free.
—Meghan Yudes Meyers
This trip was hosted by Viceroy Washington DC but all opinions expressed here belong solely to the writer.