As we pop up in new locations, guest safety remains our top priority with social distancing, contactless support options, and disinfectant kits.
Learn more about our new pop-up hotel in Washington, DC!
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Step out your door into America’s front yard


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SPREAD OUT AND STAY YOUR WAY IN YOUR FLEXIBLE SPACE.
While many admire from a distance, you’ll be one of the few to live it all from up close. Stroll along the National Mall to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and end the day with quick trip down to The Wharf, where “DC meets its water.” Always something to see, hear, and experience, right out your front door. This is your DC place.
Be you, even on the road
Do things the way you always do, even while on the road. The morning and the evening routines are sacred, and that shouldn't change just because you travel. Each of our guest rooms come equipped with a few of the comforts of home, including a complete kitchen, washer and dryer and full-size refrigerator.
That strain of being on the road? Nope, not here.
Full-size refrigerator and a kitchen you can actually cook in
Stacked Washer/Dryer with laundry supplies provided
Peloton-equipped gym for your daily workout
A space you can be proud of
This is more than just a place to spend the night, it's a place to call home while you're here. Host a meal. Invite friends over for a drink. Take video calls without a bed in the background. Keep the luggage tucked away in walk-in closets and enjoy a bit of separation when it's needed.
However long you stay, you'll have enough space to make it your own when you're here with us.
LEED-registered building design inspired by legendary architect Dan Kiley
Modern, luxury finishes sprinkled throughout with plank flooring, stainless appliances and tiled backsplashes
Bathroom mirrors embedded with Bluetooth and makeup zoom
Relax in front of your 55" 4K TV, equipped with an Apple TV
Stay like you're in the heart of it all
Stay like you're in the historic Southwest Waterfront neighborhood, not like you're in a cookie-cutter hotel. Each room comes stocked with a curation of locally-sourced items (some available for purchase) and a chic decor that truly captures the city's vibe.
You'll be in the midst of locals, enjoying fresh accommodations in the style of the neighborhood.
In-room coffee from local roaster Commonwealth Joe
Custom art curated by Alpha’a
Locally-inspired furnishings and decor
Studio Suite
Perfect for 1 or 2
Studio Suite
420 - 510 sq. ft.
1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom Suite
Up to 2 guests
1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom Suite
601 - 718 sq. ft.
2 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom Suite
Up to 4 guests
2 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom Suite
814 - 1098 sq. ft.
Staying for a month or longer?
Whether you're staying a while for work, relocating, visiting family, taking a group trip, or anything in-between, we have just the space for you.
Enjoy the WhyHotel Experience
Spread out...
No need to hide your luggage. Enjoy separation between living, sleeping, cooking, and hosting.
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and stay your way...
Cook, wash, host a meal, work remotely, attend virtual classes - make it your own. WhyHotel spaces are here to fit your lifestyle.
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...in your flexible space
Bring your morning rituals, exercise habits, and bedtime routines with you. Use a real gym and make your own meals. Enjoy a stay you don't need to recharge from.

Everything you need to actually stay for a while
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Chef-ready kitchen you’ll actually want to cook in
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In-room washer/dryer so you can actually ditch that suitcase 'dirty clothes bag'
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Walk-in closets big enough to actually use, no matter how many shoes you bring
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Free Wi-Fi that actually won’t slow you down
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Access to the building amenities so you can actually get a real workout in
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Pets actually welcome! No need to make other arrangements for your furry friends*
* Some pet restrictions and fees apply
Live like a local while you stay with us a while
Need to grab a locally-roasted coffee or breakfast? Just looking for a the best happy hour? Want to know where locals splurge for a special dinner? Look no further. Here at WhyHotel you are steps away from entertainment, dining and shopping!
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Craft Coffee Spot
Breakfast Spot
Happy Hour
Airport
Dinner Splurge
Best Views
Grocery Store
Metro
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15 min walk
Craft Coffee Spot
Slipstream
Coffee & Tea
6 min walk
Breakfast Spot
2 Sisters Deli
Deli
13 min walk
Happy Hour
The Brighton
Pubs, British, Cocktail Bars, Lively Sports Bar Vibe
13 min walk
Happy Hour
Hanks Oyster Bar
Seafood, American (New), Casual Seafood and Raw Bar with Drinks
13 min walk
Happy Hour
Cantina Bambina
Waterfront bar with a roof deck
5 min walk
Happy Hour
Station 4
American (New), Bar

Frequently asked questions

WhyHotel runs pop-up hotels inside of apartment buildings in some of the most up-and-coming neighborhoods across the country.

Our guests enjoy the amenities of an apartment that they can book like a hotel. To the right you’ll find a few of the more commonly asked questions.

Have a question not listed here?
A pop-up hotel offers guests the unique experience of staying in apartment buildings for short and long-term stays. Pop-up rooms feel more like an apartment in their amenities, while still offering the convenience and service of a hotel.
As a pop-up hotel you won't see some of the normal hotel practices, such as a large lobby or valet parking. Instead, expect a different kind of experience (one we think you're really going to enjoy). We've highlighted a few of the differences below.
  • Expect fully-furnished apartments that are great for families, large groups, pet owners, as well as single travelers who love the convenience of being able to make a meal, do a load of wash and maintain some of their daily routines.
  • Expect to have everything you need provided for you in your room, such as pots, pans, laundry supplies, and linens. Don't expect any cleaning interruptions throughout your stay.
  • Expect to see WhyHotel signage outside the building, additional signage in the building lobby directing you to your floor, and a secure living environment for your stay. Don't expect large parking lots, endless WhyHotel branding, or the traditional large-marquee signage of a national hotel chain.
  • Expect to be able to contact us for support at any time (seriously, we're here for you) but don't expect 24-hour room service or a concierge.
At the time of booking, you will receive a text message confirming the details of your stay. Text this same number for any needs before, during or after your visit. We're here to help.
Yes! Book through our website and we'll provide you with a detailed receipt for accounting purposes.
Every unit is not only stocked with what a standard hotel would have - we also make sure we have what you need to feel at home, including a French press, electric kettle, pots, pans, toaster, cooking utensils, wine glasses, silverware, and laundry detergent.
Our cancellation policy depends on the rate you use when booking. Most stays allow for cancellation and a full refund up until 24 hours prior to check-in. Your specific cancellation policy can be found if you click on the “i” next to your selected rate while booking and in the confirmation email sent afterward.
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