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Where to Stay

Split This Rock: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2016 - Lodging Options

The Beacon Hotel, located at 1615 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC, is the official hotel for Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2016. The Beacon Hotel is now full and is no longer taking reservations.  We are grateful to the support of the Beacon Hotel as a portion of proceeds from reservations made by Split This Rock guests are donated to the festival.

Alternative Hotel Options

Hotel Rouge, located at 1315 16th Street, NW, Washington DC.

DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC, 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington DC.

Holiday Inn Washington DC- Central/White House, 1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington DC.

Courtyard (Marriott) Embassy Row, 1600 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington DC

Topaz Hotel, 1733 N Street, NW, Washington DC

Alternative Lodging Options

Some other resources to assist you in making arrangements for your stay during the festival:

  • Couchsurfing - - Couchsurfers share their homes, cities and lives in meaningful ways, making travel anywhere in the world a truly social experience.
  • Airbnb Washington D.C. - - Rent unique places to stay from local hosts. Listings are organized by neighborhood. Dupont and Logan Circle homes are close to the Split This Rock festival venues.
  • DC Lofty - Dorm style "boutique" accomodations in the Convention Center neighborhood, a quick bus ride or nice walk from Farragut Square Neighborhood.
  • Find a Bed & Breakfast - Listings are organized by neighborhood. Dupont and Logan Circle B&Bs are close to the Split This Rock festival venues.
  • Union Hotels - Search Washington, DC, to find hotels that employ members of UNITE HERE, the hotel-workers’ union.
  • Youth Hostel - The DC hostel is Metro-accessible and has a reputation for safety and cleanliness.

More Information

Maps of festival venues and the DC Metro will be included in registration materials.

We highly recommend taking Metro, DC's subway and bus system. All festival sites are within easy walking distance of the Metro. See our Getting Around page for some helpful tips on using Metro. Check out the for ideas on how to keep your Split This Rock footprint as small as possible. We hope to be able to provide assistance for those with mobility needs. Please let us know if you have a need by contacting us at or 202-787-5210.