Hotel Hive

Hotel Hive

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Hive King
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&pizza, an anti-establishment establishment that reflects the people and culture of our community
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#2 of 151 hotels in Washington DC
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Mixing smart design with the unexpected, Hotel Hive unites modern innovation with historic character. Our distinctive 125-250 square foot rooms are perfectly unique hives for on-the-go guests looking to truly connect with the city. From its prime location, Hotel Hive guests can buzz about the city and return to a unique and innovative hotel experience.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Patio
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Street parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Rooftop bar
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Value
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

2224 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 87 out of 100
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Ronald Reagan National Airport
Dulles Intl Airport
35.8 km
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Foggy Bottom–GWU
6 minWashington DC Metro
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Greg L wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment we arrived the staff at Hive made us feel welcome and appreciated. David was helpful, funny, and very friendly in a way that felt honest and authentic. He asked why we were in town and offered lots of specific recommendations based on our needs. Throughout the week (we were there for 8 nights) we had many more positive interactions with David, Bryna (Brenna? sp?), and at least two others who we'd love to call out by name but have forgotten (sorry! You were all amazing). They seemed genuinely interested in us and our apartment search, and it felt like we had friends to talk to every day. It's hard to overstate how wonderful the staff was, and we would return or recommend this place in a heartbeat if only for that reason.

The rooms are exactly as described, comfortable, and clean. I love places that have soft sheets! I appreciate the touches to reduce our impact, like having small rooms, refillable soap and shampoo, and linen changes on request. Plus, their rooftop bar is great (frozen cocktails, yum).

The location is very convenient as well - close to Foggy Bottom on the blue line of the Metro, Whole Foods nearby, and some nice restaurants both fast and slow (Sweetgreen for fast salads, Roti for fast Mediterranean, Circa for slow but good cocktails and happy hour). The National Mall is a short walk south, if that's something you haven't seen.

If you combine the price, the location, the hotel itself, and the exceptional staff, you've got a 10/10 winner. Thanks for making our trip memorable and full of kindness.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for what you need - the staff is amazing!
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Response from Bryna McEntee, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Hive
Responded 11 Aug 2020
Dear greglJ7390VV, Thank you for sharing your experience at Hotel Hive! I'm so happy that you felt welcome and appreciated throughout your stay and that you had such positive interactions with your staff. On top of that, I'm happy that you enjoyed our location, rooms, and discounted rate. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon! Thanks, Bryna
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Ralph H wrote a review Feb 2020
29 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The thing that you must know first is that rooms at Hotel Hive are small, really small. The double room my friend and I stayed in had bunk beds small. If you are good with that, Hotel Hive is a really nice place to stay and an incredible bargain. The rooms are immaculately clean, my request for no feather pillows on the reservation was acknowledged when I checked in. The staff I interacted with (Julia and Ben at the front desk, Serita who kept our room cleaned) were all very helpful. The bartenders/baristas were friendly and helpful. The bartender who got me my hot green tea every evening called my by name when I walked in.

The hotel is close to the Foggy Bottom Metro station and a number of nice places to eat. Ben at the front desk really listened when I told him what kind of place I was looking for for dinner my first evening and made a perfect recommendation.

Our double room cost about $100 a night, which is unheard of for a decent place in DC.

My friend and I were likely the oldest people in the hotel, but we never had trouble with noise. (The hotel does have rooms that can have noise from the bar, but they tell you about it up-front on their reservation service.)

Hotel Hive is not for everyone, but if you are looking for something economical with a good location, and you are willing to deal with really small rooms, this is a great place to stay, especially when you are traveling on your own dime.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from BrynaMHive, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Hive
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear Ralph H, Thanks for sharing about your recent experience at Hotel Hive! I'm glad that our central location, helpful team, and clean rooms were all highlights during your visit. While we are admittedly micro with smaller rooms than traditional properties, we recommend booking our King rooms to guarantee a bit more space for those looking to spread out a little more. We'd love to welcome you back next time you are visiting the area! Thanks, Bryna
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Charlotte J wrote a review Jul 2020
Brooklyn, New York2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean, modern, efficient rooms with a roof top bar/restaurant and an attached pizza shop in a nice part of town. I slept well in a room which maintained a comfortable temp., had cool and crisp white linens and refillable shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and lotion. the staff was friendly, especially, John.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I was on the 4th floor in a nicely decorated, sun-filled room.
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Response from Bryna McEntee, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Hive
Responded 01 Aug 2020
Hi 246charlottej, Thank you for your review on your stay at Hotel Hive! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed many aspects of your stay with us including our rooms, rooftop bar/restaurant, and location. John will absolutely be recognized for his efforts and friendliness. We hope to welcome you back to Hotel Hive soon! Thanks, Bryna
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Dan wrote a review Apr 2021
25 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My son and I had arrived at the hotel early April having just come off the Great Allegheny Passage + C&O bicycle trails. Staff made us feel welcome from the get-go, safely stashed away our bikes, and ignored our wet & muddy condition :) We got a double twin (not bunks) small downstairs room which was very clean, neat, simplistic but functional, and more than adequate for our needs. Had pizza and beer at the lounge before settling in. Hotel is in a great location in DC, first time there, seemed quite safe to walk around day & night, close to all the sites we wanted to tour on foot, and tons of good places to eat walking distance. Special shout-out to the friendly staff and Kiera for sure ... thanks for the memorable stay. We hope to come back one day, and also recommend to all.
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Date of stay: April 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Bryna McEntee, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Hive
Responded 21 Apr 2021
Hi dbh245, Thank you for leaving a review on your stay at Hotel Hive! I'm pleased to hear that you and your son had a great and memorable hotel experience at the end of your bicycle trip. We're glad that we were able to make you feel welcome and comfortable throughout your stay, and were happy to host you in a great location for your first time in DC. Additionally, I'm glad that Kiera made such a positive impact on your stay! She will certainly be recognized for her efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Thanks, Bryna
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Jessica wrote a review Apr 2020
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I arrived early for my stay with an unexpected and awful migraine. The wonderful staff member at the front desk worked hard to find a room that I could check into, and got me in there as soon as he could. It's not just that they helped me check in early, but how much care they showed in making sure I was taken care of and felt better. The staff really went above and beyond here for me, and I observed them doing the same for other guests as well.

The hotel itself is beautiful. It's super trendy and every little detail is beautiful- from the carpet to a mural in the elevator to the artwork in each room. The building is a classic and grand older building that really gives your stay a charm. The rooms are small (it is a micro-hotel) but are beautifully furnished, comfortable, and plenty roomy!

The restaurant is great; it's pizza at night and breakfast pizzas during the AM and they accommodate gluten and dairy allergies well!

Highly recommend staying at the Hive if you visit DC!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Bryna McEntee, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Hive
Responded 27 Apr 2020
Dear Jessica T, Wow! Thank you for such an amazing review! We know how hard traveling can be on our guests and I'm so happy to hear that our team was able to get you settled in early. We pride ourselves on our service and I'm glad to see they went above and beyond for you! Our historic character makes up a lot of who we are and it's great to see that you enjoyed it so much! We can't wait to welcome you back on your next trip to DC! Thanks, Bryna
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Lisa B wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I chose this hotel because it was the cheapest option within walking distance to Constitution Hall, where I had made last minute plans to attend a convention for one night. I was pleasantly surprised by the fun vibe and safe neigborhood. The staff was uniformly friendly, pleasant, and helpful. Flatbread pizza downstairs was a tasty and convenient choice for dinner. I took advantage of their parking deal at the garage; the garage is located catty corner from the hotel and you have to cross several wide streets to get to it as it is at a point where three streets intersect (22nd, F and Virginia), I recommend not trying to carry your luggage over this distance. I enjoyed drinks at the bar downstairs with some fellow convention attendees. Conveniently, there is a CVS a block and a half away on Virginia. I would call the room cozy, not small, and I liked its minimalistic feel and (almost) all white decor. My room had a comfortable double bed, TV, clock radio, small white formica nightstand and desk that were attached to the wall, a chair for the desk, a pullout storage thing under the bed, a safe under the desk, a trash can, and a clothing rack with four metal hangers attached to the wall and that was it. Shampoo, soap etc. were provided in environmentally friendly pump bottles mounted on the bathroom and shower wall. I will definitely plan to return with some friends for next year's convention.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Brooke Guillen, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Hive
Responded 04 Jul 2022
Hi Lisa, Thank you for writing such a thoughtful 5-star review! I'm glad you enjoyed our fun vibe and great neighborhood. I appreciate you recognizing our friendly and helpful team! We're happy you took advantage of our convenient location. It's great you enjoyed all aspects of your cozy room and our environmentally conscious amenities! We can't wait to welcome you back again soon! Best, Brooke
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Anthony R. wrote a review Sept 2022
New York City, New York1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The overall design of this "micro-hotel" provides great, small, clean hip rooms at a fair price in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington DC. Located inside the streets of the GWU campus, this casual place has a staff that is always attentive and welcoming. One particular member of their Guest Relationship team, Kiera, is a primary reason I will choose The Hotel Hive over comparably priced competitors in the area. Her professional approach to service combined with her upbeat spirit make this place feel like a welcoming "home away from home" every time.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms are small, as this is a micro-hotel. Rad the descriptions and properly set your...
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Response from Brooke Guillen, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Hive
Responded 30 Sept 2022
Hi Anthony, We are so happy to host you each and every time you travel to DC! I appreciate you recognizing our team, especially our lovely Kiera! I'm glad she is here to greet you each time you stay and always able to create a memorable guest experience! Your thoughtful words go a long way when recognizing our team. We can't wait to welcome you back again for yet another 5-star stay! Best, Brooke
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Trek18968267876 wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's affordable, conveniently located, and above all the staff are lovely. There's an &pizza downstairs and a lovely rooftop bar. The rooms can be quite small depending on the kind but they're well organized and have all the essentials. I'm a regular and have enjoyed staying here frequently.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Bryna McEntee, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Hive
Responded 27 Apr 2020
Dear Trek18968267876, Thank you for your review! I'm glad to hear that the team was great and your enjoyed both our &pizza and rooftop! I'm happy to see that your enjoyed our minimal and refined design. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Thanks, Bryna
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Tricia H wrote a review Sept 2021
Japan15 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the minute I walked into Hotel Hive I got the feeling this was not going to be an ordinary hotel stay. The staff far exceeded my expectations, especially Chloe - who gave me great food recommendations and treated me like an old friend I’d known forever. The room was perfectly sized for my solo business trip, and I even got a tiny fridge upon request. Every person that worked at the hotel was attentive, friendly, and welcoming. The room was sparkly clean, and even though the front desk warned me that my room location (near the bar) would be loud, I barely heard a whisper of noise from my window! I’m so excited to stay here again in the future and highly recommend this hotel! PS - the pizza place in the hotel is amazinggggg!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Bryna McEntee, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Hive
Responded 21 Sept 2021
Hi Tricia, Thank you for your review of Hotel Hive! Glad you enjoyed your room and &pizza. We have a lot more recommendations we can make for the next trip as well. We cant wait to have you come back and stay with us again. Until we meet again! Best, Bryna
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Ruben PPS wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for two nights at hotel Hive in Washington, DC, and believe me, it was great!, the staff at the lobby were super cool, specially Julia Sambolt who was very kind and a great host. Pizzas are delicious and the IPA Tap beer was tasty and hoppy. I recommend the lofts room located in the fifth floor, you will not have any noise and you will be able to rest. Five stars to The Hive!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from BrynaMHive, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Hive
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear rubenpS5508AD, Thanks for sharing your review of Hotel Hive! Albeit a short visit, I'm glad that you had a great experience with us and made good use of your time exploring DC and enjoying our Hive Bar. I'm especially happy to hear that Julia was also very helpful in making sure you were well cared for during your stay. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Bryna
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AliceElizabeth89 asked a question Oct 2022
Norwich, United Kingdom33 contributions9 helpful votes
Do the TVs get HBO / HBOMax?
Answer from Julius
London, United Kingdom19 contributions4 helpful votes
Just give them a quick call - isn’t that the easiest option? :)
Answer from Joseph S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin1 contribution
Though I did not drive there, my guess is that parking is one daily fee. But, again, I do not know for certain.
Rosa L asked a question Jun 2022
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Tourist32597522914 wrote a tip 08 Jun
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Can be noisy, but didn't affect us"
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judy4371 wrote a tip 08 Jun
15 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take the stairs much quicker than waiting on the elevator."
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morunner wrote a tip May 2024
Scottsdale, Arizona50 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You have to request housekeeping"
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M Barker wrote a tip May 2024
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A little smaller rooms, but other amenities make up for it especially if you need to be in Foggy Bottom."
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AnnieOz2015 wrote a tip May 2024
New York City, New York15 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms are on the small side. If there are two of you then book a bigger room. The Rooftop is nice to have a drink "
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,760 - R 4,251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCFoggy Bottom - GWU - West End / Upper Northwest
NUMBER OF ROOMS
83
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Hive
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Hive?
Nearby attractions include The George Washington University Museum - The Textile Museum (0.3 km), Department of State (0.3 km), and George Washington University (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Hive?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Hive?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Hive?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Hive?
Conveniently located restaurants include CIRCA at Foggy Bottom, &pizza - Hotel Hive, and Whole Foods Market.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Hive?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Hive?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Hive?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (5.1 km), Arlington National Cemetery (2.7 km), and Ford's Theatre (2.0 km).
Is Hotel Hive accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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