Hotel Hive DC Experience – Part One

“You don’t even know where I’m going. I don’t care. I’d like to go anywhere.” — John Steinbeck


*Note: This is not a sponsored post. I wanted to share my experience and hope you will consider booking a vacation or staycation at Hotel Hive!*

I used to live in the Washington D.C. area and Southern Maryland and could have stayed with a friend in Maryland during my entire trip. Instead, I wanted to be able to spend a few days in DC to wander and visit some of my besties without having to worry about catching a train back and forth to Maryland at night. So I reached out to my blogger friend Phoebe from Honestly, Though who recommended Hotel Hive immediately.Β I had read about Hotel Hive on her blog. I originally booked another hotel, but cancelled because I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to stay in Washington D.C.’s first micro hotel.

Now what exactly is a microhotel…

Hotel Hive opened in January of this year and is the first micro hotel in Washington D.C. It has one of the highest ratings on Hotel Hive’s rooms can accommodate 1 to 2 people. It was designed with the ‘hive mentality’. Each room only has one bed [twin, queen and king] or a bunk bed. As micro implies, the rooms or ‘hives’ range between 125 to 250 square foot. The rooms do not have mini fridges, but mini-coolers and irons are available upon request.

“Welcome to Hotel Hive. DC’s first micro hotel. Minimal, refined, clever design, we aim to connect you with our most buzzworthy offerings.”
I love this!

I have to say, I highly recommend booking your hotel stay here. I opted to book directly on Hotel Hive’s website, which I’ll explain some tips and tricks in another post(!), and am so glad I did. I received a percentage off my room and a complimentary drink; heck yea I’ll happily take that!

This was my first solo hotel stay and I chose the perfect place for it — read on to see why!

Hotel Hive puts you in the perfect location for wanderlust lovers. It is strategically located within walking distance from Georgetown and just down the street from Lincoln Memorial and further down you will find the White House, Washington Monument and the National Mall Smithsonian Museums. But wait, there’s more!

&pizza: traditional crust, classic tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella, pepperoni, bacon, arugula, basil and garlic sauce

As if Hotel Hive was not already placed in a great location, but on one side of the lobby, they have &pizza(!) which I had never tried and definitely had to, especially after finding out they had both vegan mozzarella cheese and gluten free pizza crust. Oh, did I mention their ingredients are fresh!

Now I can’t end this post without talking about how trendy Hotel Hive is, from it’s bee hive theme to its dual lobby + rooftop bar β€”Hive Bar x &bar and &pizza x Hotel Hive, but how comfortable the hotel was. The bed was a dream, the pillows felt like they were made for my head, and the towels were SO soft I wanted to steal them; I promise I didn’t. The people there were so kind and easy to talk to. If you’ve never been to the Washington D.C. area, they are more than happy to share recommendations. I received a complimentary pizza, and they were happy to share in some laughs as I obsessed over my vegan cheese pizza.

In case you can’t tell from how much I am enjoying writing this post, I cannot recommend Hotel Hive enough and definitely plan to stay there again for my next visit. I will be sharing more about my solo 3 day stay in Washington DC and part two of my Hotel Hive experience in the next few weeks in another #wanderlustwednesday post!

Until then, hope you enjoyed this honest and rambling experience!
Wanderfully yours,




  1. Avatar September 7, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    The last 2 posts were my first time visiting your blog on my laptop (instead of via instagram on my phone) and WOAH! I had no idea how much MORE there was! Also, the photos are fantastic. Makes me want to travel! Great job Janie! πŸ™‚

  2. Avatar September 16, 2017 / 12:06 am

    Sounds like you had a blast! Thank you for sharing!

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