Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Boutique hotel within a 10-minute walk of Dupont Circle
  • Stays include complimentary Wi-Fi, espresso and bike rentals
  • No fitness center on site, but guests have free access to nearby gyms 
  • Just two blocks from the Metro, making all of D.C. easily accessible

"Intimate setting in a convenient location" -- AAA

Map & Directions

The hotel is six miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and guests can expect to pay approximately $30 in taxi fare to reach their destination. Self-parking is available in the on-site garage is $40 per night, including tax.

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Tucked into a quiet street one block from K Street, the Hotel RL is within a 10-minute drive of the White House, National Mall and the George Washington University campus. With fewer than 100 guest rooms, the boutique property is an intimate retreat in the heart of our nation’s capital. Less than 10 minutes on foot from Dupont Circle, the hotel is within walking distance of the area’s upscale restaurants and boutiques. The Metro stops just two blocks from the hotel, offering easy access to the rest of the city.

Guest rooms feature espresso-and-white color schemes with accents of blue or orange and are furnished with desks, refrigerators, microwaves, seating areas and either king or queen beds. Suite have kitchenettes and are pet-friendly. All accommodations are equipped with free Wi-Fi and DirecTV on flat-screens; coffeemakers are available upon request.

While there are no fitness facilities on the property, all reservations include two complimentary passes to a nearby gym. Guests also have complimentary access to the hotel’s bicycles. The on-site Victrola Coffee Roasters café opens early each morning, offering free, customized espressos for overnight guests. Like other Hotel RL properties, the D.C. outpost hosts musicians, poets, authors and activities as part of its Living Stage program, showcasing local talent.

From the press:
  • "This modern, ten-story, mid-range hotel in downtown DC enjoys a primo location just blocks from the White House" -- Fodor's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bike rental
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children under 16 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Extra bed available on request for children and adults: $10 per night.  Extra person fee is $10 (subject to tax) per person per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: US$15 plus tax, per stay.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers Self-Parking for $40.00 (tax inclusive) per day. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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