Sorry guys, I know I haven’t been great about updating ze blog, but things have just been so crazy. I wanted to update you guys on my latest staycation at YOTEL DC though. I recently spent the night in one of their premium king cabins, and I’m excited to share more from my visit.
I’ve stayed in their NYC hotel before so I was already familiar with their unique layout. Their lobby’s really freakin’ cool. They have airline-style self-check-in kiosks that are super quick and easy to use, and it feels low key futuristic so it caters to my inner nerd.
My room was was super comfortable, and I loved that I could mess with the lighting to create whatever vibe I was feelin’. I wanted to get my R&R on so I kept it at a calming blue for the rest of the evening. The bed was comfy, the bath products smelled amazing, and I was on the 10th floor so I had a great view of the city!
After getting a good night’s rest, I treated myself to complimentary coffee in the morning. They had a setup 24/7 with Compass coffee and water right in front of the elevator so I had a productive morning in my room before checking out.
The gym’s located on the 11th floor, along with their rooftop deck, but unfortunately it was closed so I didn’t get to check the area out. I guess that just means I need to go back in the summer, lol.
The hotel restaurant, Art and Soul, was actually closed when I had my staycay, but I wanted to experience their food so I went back a few days later. I can’t even begin to tell you guys how much I loved my meal there. It’s truly a hidden gem, and you should be excited to go because everything from presentation to taste will legit blow you away.
I went on a Friday evening, and I was stunned it wasn’t packed. Everything was instagram-worthy but not for the sake of being instagram-worthy, ya know? I’ve had way too many dishes that were hokey AF. They’d be beautiful to photograph…but sometimes straight up gross. Case in point: my rainbow bagel experience in NYC. Never again.
Expect to enjoy edible art at Art and Soul. The food is incredible, and the service is impeccable. Like I’m still thinking about the scallop and duck dish I had there. I got two for myself because I’m a fatty and life’s short. Both dishes were truly tasty, and the cinnamon donut dessert I got was insane. Just take my word for it and make sure you secure a res ASAP. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
ONE LAST THING! Parking in this area is a pain, but they have a garage attached to the hotel. Heads up, it’s not cheap, but sometimes convenience is worth the moolah. It’s about $50 for the evening, and if you’re just going to dine at Art and Soul, your server or host can validate your ticket so it’s $14 for 2 hours.
Alright frands, thanks for tuning in! I hope you enjoyed reading all about my latest staycation at YOTEL DC. I’m heading to NYC tomorrow so make sure you follow along, and stay tuned for more travel/adventure content coming your way. I still have to share parts 2 and 3 of my SF trip. I promise to get that up ASAP. Ish.