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Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2020 - Lodging

Festival Partner Hotel 

We are delighted to partner with Eaton DC, located at 1201 K St NW, Washington DC, as the official hotel for Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2020.

From their website : “Eaton DC pioneers an interdisciplinary hotel experience to travelers seeking inspiration, innovation and impact. We set the stage for residing guests, locals and house members to congregate around creativity and consciousness-building. Eaton Hotel offers provocative content and programming, social and creative incubators, as well as a radical approach to food and beverage, wellness and the arts. Each hotel’s ethos and design reflects the city it resides in, resulting in a diverse portfolio of properties aligned by a shared social mission.”

Make Your Reservation by Tuesday, February 25, 2020 to access Special Festival Rates!
Make your reservation early as space is limited and sells out quickly!

Rooms are available for March 26-28, 2020 at $169 per night. Book your stay at the Eaton online using this dedicated link, or call the hotel's reservations number 1-844-863-6144 and ask for a room in the Split This Rock Poetry Festival block. The Festival’s group code is SPC26A. For support by email, write to

Distance from Festival venues: To minimize walking distance when traveling from Eaton DC to daytime sessions, use the Metro (train). Walk 4 blocks from the hotel to the Metro Center station. Take the Orange, Blue, or Silver line to the Foggy Bottom Station. The walk to Cloyd Heck Marvin Center at the George Washington University is approximately 3 blocks.

The Eaton is approximately 7 blocks (.5 miles) from the Festival’s featured reading venue. Estimated walking time is 12 minutes. Taking the 52 bus decreases the walking time to 6 minutes.


More Central Hotel Option:

Special Festival rates are also available at The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, located at 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC. To book your room for $229 per night, make your reservation by Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Book your stay at The Mayflower using this dedicated link or call via the hotel’s toll-free group reservations number 877-212-5752 and ask for a room in the Split This Rock Poetry Festival block.

Distance from Festival venues: Only 3 blocks from Farragut West Metro station, The Mayflower offers the shortest distance to and from daytime sessions at George Washington University’s Marvin Center and the featured reading venue in the evening.


Split This Rock is committed to partnering only with union hotels.

Both hotels offer accessibility options for the disability community. For additional support in booking accessible lodging, contact the Festival Accessibility Coordinator at or 202-787-5210.

Alternative Lodging Options

Washington, DC is an expensive city, and we are happy to provide resources to help manage the cost of Festival attendance. The resources below include a range of individual and group housing. Please note that listing of these options does not constitute endorsement. If you have concerns about finding affordable or accessible lodging, please contact us at

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

Getting Around

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 and have prioritized securing Festival venues that are within a short walk of the Metro. See our Getting Around page for helpful information on using Metro. We are developing options and resources to support people who may find distances between venues to be a hardship. Please let us know if you have an accommodation request by contacting us at or 202-787-5210.

Registration for the Festival is available online. Early bird rates end Friday, January 31, 2020. Online registration concludes on Friday, February 28. Onsite registration will be available during the Festival. Visit the main Festival web page for other options for registering.