The Courtyard by Marriott (aka, the “Eckington Hotel”) across from the ATF building, at Florida Avenue and 2nd St NE, is slated to open this April. It appears that it will referred as the “U.S. Capitol” location:
This is a chain for business travelers and will feature hotel rooms with couches and large desks. For a sampling of the rates, a weekend stay in July–without any discounts–ranges from $109 (King with sofabed) to $139 (King/2 room suite) a night.
Also, this hotel opening adds a couple of more eating spots to our ever-growing list: Au Bon Pain (European-style sandwich cafe chain also serving pastries) and their own restaurant, the Courtyard Bistro (breakfast, dinner, and COCKTAILS).
Does this count as our first bar? Possibly a nice spot for Eckingtonians to meet up after coming home from work on the Metro. We will have to see.
Here is the photo tour.
1325 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC 20002