The Darcy

Washington DC, USA

The hotel

The Darcy may look like a distinctly grown-up hotel, dressed in chic mid-century threads and understated tones, but its playful undercurrent’s revealed in bursts of technicolour. And unique Darcy Daypacks give budding mini-travellers five fun ‘missions’ for exploring DC – whether it’s as a ‘Darcy Detective’ at International Spy Museum, or a stargazer with astronaut ice cream. During the warm months, each young adventurer is offered ice cream sandwiches at check in– and you get to enjoy the complimentary cocktail hour (or in-room tipples from your Cocktail Butler), before Siren lures you in with its seductive maritime-themed décor and seafood platters. The Darcy’s complimentary bikes and scooters (and free WiFi for route-planning) make sightseeing simple, although you’re just 10 minutes’ walk from Dupont Circle and the White House. And you can set yourself up for the day with beignets and coffee at its New Orleans-inspired café, Lil’B

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Scott Circle in downtown Washington DC, this hotel is just a block from the trendy restaurants, bars, boutiques, vintage shops, galleries, and music hotspots of 14th Street NW. It’s also just half a mile from the boutiques of Dupont Circle, with its weekly farmers’ market, and from historic Logan Circle. It’s within a mile of the convention centre, and less than two miles from International Spy Museum, Verizon Center, and the National Mall, with the White House around 15 minutes’ walk away. There are also four subway stops within a few hundred metres of the hotel. Transfer time from Washington Dulles International Airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

226 rooms and suites. All with 50" HDTV (with streaming capabilities), Bluetooth sound system, complimentary WiFi, mini-bar (refrigerated), coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, and bathrobes. Some rooms have a wingback chair. Deluxe Rooms have 1 king-size, 1 queen-size, or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

 

Deluxe City View Rooms have views over the classic architecture of Scott Circle, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premiere Studio Suites have a larger bathroom with rain shower, with 1 king-size bed, and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Premiere City View Studio Suites have a larger bathroom with rain shower, and views over the classic architecture of Scott Circle, with 1 king-size bed, and a queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

One Bedroom Suites have a separate living room and bedroom, and a bathroom with soaking tub and rain shower, with 1 king-size bed, and a queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Siren (seafood menu, open daily for dinner, and for Happy Hour at 4:00pm and Sunday brunch). Lil’ B Coffee Bar & Eatery (with New Orleans-inspired menu, coffees, craft beers, meads, and wines, open 6:30am-5:00pm). 24-hour room service*. Cocktail Butler (mixing in-room cocktails). Nightly cocktail hour (featuring local products, 5:30pm-6:30pm). Infused waters (in lobby). Fitness centre. Darcy Gear Shop (adult and children’s bikes, children’s scooters, and baby strollers). Darcy Daypacks for children (five ‘day mission’ themes covering detective, history, art, astronomy, and wildlife, with special gift on return). Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. Haberdashery (high-end men’s accessories* to borrow or buy). Custom tailoring*. Pop-up flower shop (semi-monthly). Valet laundry and dry-cleaning services*.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Perfect Girls Weekend

Nov 25, 2020 alexismercado724 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The hotel was beautiful and clean. The staff were super friendly, Aziz made us feel so comfortable and was super friendly. It was also conveniently located, everything was ten to fifteen minutes away from the hotel.
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Nov 23, 2020 s_metzger5

The service and experience was great! Would definitely stay again. Room was clean, bathrooms were very cute! Great products to use. Loved the complimentary happy hour drink they served. My only wish was that the hotel restaurant be open, however understandable due to COVID. I was told they will be reopening it in January.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Weekend getaway

Nov 23, 2020 josvaz39 Allentown

Very clean and quiet hotel, Excellent Front Desk staff. We would come back to stay again. Very helpful staff with directions and tour guide. Convenient location with short walk to White House, dining, and other attractions.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bliss in D.C. at The Darcy

Nov 23, 2020 sarahsarahmk

The Darcy gave us an unmatched experience. We stayed at the Darcy at the end of 2019 and i'm still day dreaming about it. We booked our stay unexpectedly and they treated us like we'd been there 100x's. We stayed in the 1 bedroom suite so our daughter could rest easily while we spent late nights binging the mini bar and calling out for room… Read more
The Darcy gave us an unmatched experience. We stayed at the Darcy at the end of 2019 and i'm still day dreaming about it. We booked our stay unexpectedly and they treated us like we'd been there 100x's. We stayed in the 1 bedroom suite so our daughter could rest easily while we spent late nights binging the mini bar and calling out for room service. Upon entering the hotel we were always greeted and offered cool water after each walking journey and in the evening they offered cocktails as we entered the lobby. Classy service with a smile. We were close enough to walk to everything; coffee, restaurants. capital buildings, tours, groceries, bookstores, small shops, etc. While we were in DC we had a car rental which we promptly returned, it was totally unnecessary. I suggest taking a uber or taxi to get around or just walk. Stay at the Darcy and experience DC in a great location with beautiful surroundings. We will be back for the Cherry Blossoms! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Clean, Quiet, and best of all PHENOMENAL SERVICE

Nov 22, 2020 Kareen108

My friends and I are in DC for the weekend and booked at the Darcy, it’s a very cute boutique hotel, with very friendly front desk service. Aziz and Janae were prompt, courteous, and friendly. The rooms were clean and I enjoyed that the gym was very clean and had COVID protocols in place to keep things safe. I will definitely be returning here.