Shelby Eastman

The Line, DC

  • Where:Washington D.C.
  • Why:Catching up on my American history.
  • When:May 2019
  • Who:Me and my soul sista.
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Our jaws dropped when we saw our suite! They did a “lemme upgrade you” when we checked-in and we were in awe. The design is an absolute dreamscape.

Dreamscape design continued. Can you go to jail for stealing a chandelier? Asking for a friend.

A side shot of the pillows to show you just how plush they were. We slept like angels both nights!

The entire lobby and restaurant area is absolutely immaculate. The hotel is set in an old church and they left several elements of that during renovation, such as these large stained glass windows at the bar.

The second floor of the restaurant. Again, still not over the design details and light that shines through the windows.

There’s an old saying that you should always try the pastries at your hotel. Did I make that up? Maybe, but these passed the test.

Absolutely adored their iconic mirror designed by @kathrynzaremba. An Instagram moment waiting to happen.

Rainy DC views from the room.

More elements throughout the hotel that they left from the original church that once sat here.

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The outside of the building was almost hard to miss! I’ve never seen a hotel like this. It looks like a museum meets church. Our Uber driver was super confused. “This is your hotel?”

The lower lobby bar bringing me back to college.

Highs & Lows

  • Housed in a 110 year old church, the design is unbeatable with several elements of the church still remaining such as stained glass windows and pews. Truly a dreamy place to stay. I swooned the entire time.

  • The location. The neighborhood Adams Morgan made us feel like true “locals” for the weekend. It’s great for shopping, eating, drinking, or simply just strolling and gazing at all of the charming historic homes.

  • Excellent service and a knowledgeable staff that was more than willing to provide us with several recommendations throughout DC.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    Local hot spot meets design-lovers dream.

  • Location

    Incredibly charming location in Adam’s Morgan. Absolutely the place to be filled with local shops and restaurants. It’s alsoa quick drive to other destinations such as Georgetown and Downtown DC.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    Great music in the lobby space. They also have their own radio station (!!) that is playing in the rooms when you arrive.

  • Year Opened

    December 2017

  • Designed By

    Sydell Group.

  • Pool/Gym


  • Restaurant

    Yes- 3 of them, to be exact.

  • Bar

    Yes, 2 of those.

  • Minibar

    Reasonably priced mini-bar items.

  • Children

    The rooms are very spacious which is good for kids, however it felt more like an adult-focused spot with all of the bars and restaurants.

  • Price

    Fair, given the design and service.

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