I'm a big fan of the Kimpton hotels. Their funky, boutique-y feel is fun and you have to love a place with a free wine hour!
This was my first time at the Topaz; I went on my own for a city weekend and to see some friends. I brought my dog Libby, who was adored by the staff. Front desk supervisor Kelly, Mark and others made our stay wonderful. Everyone had a treat in their pocket, though fussy Lib wasn't always gracious about accepting them.
We had a great room (King) on the 4th floor, which seemed to have a number of other dogs staying. We heard the occasional bark, but nothing too intense. If you're traveling with your dog, the Kimpton chain should be your first choice. Other hotels say they allow dogs, but that's about it: they "allow" them. Most have hefty pet fees, rules about crating and other ominous warnings about excess charges for cleaning and the like. Kimpton does none of that nonsense. They are truly dog "friendly." Everyone at the Topaz smiled at her as she went by. And a few smiled at me. Kidding! The staff was outstanding. Whoever is doing their training is doing a stellar job.
As for location, it's a block from a Starbucks and beyond that is DuPont Circle. The only caveat with this hotel is the $41 + tax per night parking fee. It's valet and you do get in-and-out privileges, but this adds to the otherwise bargain rates they offer. I found a $119 a night rate on Priceline. You can beat the parking charge if you drive a hybrid, then it's free. Next time I'm renting a Prius!
Great stay! Highly recommended.
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- Also Known As:
- Kimpton Washington Dc
- Topaz Hotel Kimpton