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Where to Stay

Split This Rock: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2018 - Lodging Options

The Beacon Hotel, located at 1615 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC, is the official hotel for Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2018.  We are grateful to the support of the Beacon Hotel! A portion of proceeds from reservations made by Split This Rock guests are donated back to Split This Rock.

To access special discounted festival rates, book your stay at the Beacon Hotel over the phone with Edith Mendoza (202)-787-1784 or by email at no later than March 28, 2018. Make your reservation early as space is limited and sells out quickly. (Note: The Beacon Hotel is approximately 5 blocks from the festival hub, the National Housing Center. If this distance is inaccessible for you, please contact us as soon as possible and we'll provide information on a closer lodging option. We can be reached at or 202-787-5210.)

Washington, D.C. is an expensive city, and we work to make the festival as welcoming and accessible as possible. The resources below include a range of individual and group housing. Please note that listing of these options does not constitute endorsement. We are putting together a switchboard option for attendees to find roommates. If you have concerns about finding accessible lodging, please contact

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 the 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.
  • William Penn Quaker House -
  • Washington International Hostel in Adams Morgan -
  • Adam's Inn -
  • Hilltop Hostel DC - Located in downtown Takoma, about a 30 minute Metro train ride from the Festival venues on the Red Line.

Other Resources

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 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.

Registration for the festival is available online. Early bird rates end Friday, February 23. Online registration concludes on Wednesday, March 28. Onsite registration will be available during the festival.