Lyle Hotel

Washington D.C

Ten blocks from The White House, a similar distance to the Smithsonian, in a residential neighbourhood with plenty of character – and good places to eat – the Forties art deco building that houses the Lyle boutique hotel is perfectly located for a DC city break.

A cosmopolitan feel, with book stores, bistros, dive bars, chess in the park, a famed traffic circle and fountain at its epicentre, give the area around the Lyle exactly the right kind of vibe for an American city stay, and when you do return to base camp you couldn’t be better looked after. Rooms range from 23sq m deluxe kings to rooms with kitchenettes, corner suites and the Lyle Suite, which is effectively your own apartment. All of them have a subtle natural-materials decor with a nod to the art deco theme of the building, and the food offering comes with the same welcoming sense of neighbourhood prevailing throughout – the all-day Lyle’s Restaurant taking you from your breakfast of blueberry muffins and baked eggs to short ribs and fried chicken in the evening.

Doubles from £164. 00 1 202 964 6750,

Words by Alex Mead.

This review was taken from the July 2022 issue of Food and Travel. To subscribe today, click here.

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