Rooms begin at $139, plus a each day $12.95 “resort” charge.
Once a personal mansion and for a few years the Peabody Court Hotel, the Revival opened in early 2018, after a virtually two-year renovation led by the lodge’s house owners, NuoveRE, and its new administration staff, the San Francisco-based Joie de Vivre. It has rapidly established itself as a neighborhood scorching spot, with a buzzing rooftop restaurant, three non-public karaoke rooms and a stylish crowd hanging out within the bookshelf-lined foyer. But not all went easily on a current keep. When I arrived within the early afternoon, there was nobody on the entrance desk, simply one other visitor ready to test in. While she went off in quest of a supervisor, the clerk returned, espresso in hand, having apparently made a rapid journey to the lodge’s cafe. The check-in course of went rapidly from there, nevertheless, and the clerk made up for the wait by transferring me to a better ground, the place my room had a sliver of a view of the 178-foot-tall Washington Monument, a neighborhood landmark, in addition to of Mount Vernon Place, which Paul Goldberger, a former structure critic for The New York Times, as soon as described as “one of the finest downtown squares in the United States.”
My 12th-floor room was primary however pleasantly furnished, its distressed wooden ground partly coated by a mottled blue-and-white rug, and with a small seating space off to the facet, full with two free bottles of water, copies of native magazines and a robust studying mild. The mattress was agency and cozy, with an upholstered wood bench at its foot, however was lacking a blanket, which I assumed I’d want on what was forecast to be a cold December evening. I known as all the way down to the entrance desk to have one despatched up, and was instructed it could quickly be on its method. But once I returned from dinner a number of hours later, it had nonetheless not arrived. (I made a decision simply to crank up the warmth and go to mattress.) There was a minibar within the room, nevertheless it was empty.
Small however effectively designed, with a full bathtub along with the bathe. The tub merchandise have been by Jonathan Adler, all in a aromatic mixture of citrus and sandalwood. There was glorious water stress from the bathe head.
Topside, the top floor bar and restaurant, with its glass walls giving a panoramic view of the city below, is a popular draw for locals and guests alike. On a recent Saturday evening, the bar was packed and every table had been booked for dinner. (Reservations are essential on the weekends.) One draw seems to be the extensive list of specialty cocktails and 13 offerings of locally brewed draft beer. Dining options ranged from striped bass yakitori ($14) to braised rabbit with butter beans, bacon, kale and apples ($29). In the morning, the room service menu was limited to just four choices (among them almond milk oatmeal and eggs with homemade sausage) so I decided to go down to the Square Meal, the ground floor “farm-inspired” restaurant. The room resembled an upscale college cafeteria (you had to line up at the counter to place your order) and the menu was basically the same as the one in my room, with the notable addition of some freshly baked muffins. But my breakfast — I went with the eggs and sausage ($13) — arrived 11 minutes after I ordered and was quite tasty. The orange juice was fresh; the flat white coffee expertly prepared. And it turned out I had made the right call. As I was paying my bill, another guest arrived and said he wanted to place a room service order. “No problem,” the hostess replied, “but you know, you could have used the phone in your room to call us.” “I did,” he replied. “No one ever picked up.”
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