Get Away: The Darcy Hotel

The new boutique hotel in D.C. has lots of fun perks.

Kid perks at The Darcy in D.C. Courtesy photo

The Darcy, a Curio Collection by Hilton boutique hotel, opened in April near D.C.’s Scott Circle with a slate of creative perks and programming. There’s a men’s haberdashery—a partnership with designer Read Wall—for borrowing or purchasing ties, cuff links and pocket squares. There’s also a butler who will craft your favorite cocktail in your room; or you can unwind at the daily 5:30 p.m. tasting with cocktails served gratis, such as the Darcy Double, a gin and ginger beer libation.

To explore town, borrow a high-end stroller, a bike or a cute red push car for kids. The hotel lends tykes themed backpacks, including the Hip Historian, Darcy Detective and the popular Shoot for the Stars, which is stuffed with glow-in-the-dark Play-Doh, a book on the solar system, freeze-dried astronaut ice cream and more.

The Darcy’s 226 rooms and suites feature midcentury modern décor, including chairs with a colorful pentagon pattern, and bronze and smoked-glass desks. An ice cream truck play tent is set up for families in suites. The hotel’s Lil’B Coffee Bar and Eatery has a New Orleans funk vibe and serves Southern-inspired baked goods. Rates begin at $350 per night.

1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. | 202-232-7000 |

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