The Quincy is nothing fancy, but it’s perfectly adequate, especially for its reasonable rates, which is saying something in this part of town. The White House is a couple of blocks away; the K Street and Pennsylvania Avenue corridors of lobbying, law, and international organization offices are directly south of The Quincy’s L Street location. Weekdays, The Quincy’s clientele draws from these segments—the World Bank has an ongoing contract here. Weekends, the hotel belongs to tourists and families, who appreciate The Quincy’s low weekend rates and convenient access to nearby Metro stops. The Quincy calls all of its rooms “suites,” but not all contain two rooms. Some are open-plan king studios with wet bars (minifridge, microwave, and Keurig coffeemaker), others are simply rooms with two double beds, and queen efficiencies, in which the sofa pulls out into a bed and the full kitchen is in a separate room. All of the suites are 400 square feet in size.
- Elise Hartman Ford