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Review of Kimpton Topaz Hotel

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Kimpton Topaz Hotel
Ranked #79 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Solana Beach, California, United States
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102 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Quaint”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Excellent location - short walking distance to the metro, a block from coffee shops, and when the weather is good, you can walk to a lot of the attractions.
Located off of Dupont Circle, you would miss the hotel if it wasn't for the entryway.
The lobby is small - serving desk functions and the daily wine social Kimpton hotels are famous for.
The room however was very spacious, and decorated in typical Kimpton style (each room in every hotel is a pleasant surprise). Clean, modern, excellent Wifi coverage, and all the amenities you would expect.
Outstanding, friendly service starts before you enter the hotel, and extends throughout the stay.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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rcimei, General Manager at Kimpton Topaz Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Noam Z,

Thank you for your great review of your stay at the Topaz! I am so happy to hear that you had such a good time and found your accommodations to be so comfortable. I am also really excited to read how much you enjoyed the level of service you received from the team.

We hope to see you again soon!

Thank you,
Ryan Cimei
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Found the Topaz through an online service, as I was in DC for a quick business trip. The Kimpton line is a favorite & Topaz did not disappoint. Expecting a small room, I was surprised by a large space, lovely amenities, and, overall, the gracious Kimpton hospitality. The location is a short walk from numerous interesting neighborhoods, dining choices, etc.

Contrary to the reviewer who complained about dogs, I did not spot or detect any in 2 days. As to parking, in DC, as in many major cities, hotel rates are typically over $40 per night. An alternative is to use a public lot, which average $30 for overnight rates.

Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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rcimei, General Manager at Kimpton Topaz Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Springtraveler06,

Thank you so much for your great review of your recent stay! I am really happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and how comfortable you found your guest room.

I am glad that you were not inconvenienced by any dogs and were able to find a suitable parking option as well and thank you for your understanding on the pricing structure.

We hope you will come and visit us again!

Thank you,
Ryan Cimei
General Manager
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

This is a long overdue review. My family and I stayed here last May and were treated so nicely by the staff. They gave us rooms across from each other and made sure that it was located at the least noisy spot. The rooms are large with a nice layout and even had a powder room. I loved the complimentary wine and location. It is walking distance from restaurants, shops, and the metro. The lobby is a little small and so were the elevators but the staff and hotel itself made up for it. Looking forward to staying at Topaz again and at other Kimpton hotels.

Room Tip: Corner room is large. Had double beds and a a daybed.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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rcimei, General Manager at Kimpton Topaz Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear samantha l,

Thank you for your amazing review of your stay at the Topaz! I am so happy to read how well the team took care of you and how much you enjoyed your time with us. I am happy that the entire family had so much fun.

We hope you will come see us again on your next visit to DC.

Thank you,
Ryan Cimei
General Manager
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

I enjoyed my stay at the Topaz and would recommend the hotel, but they could improve on a few things. We arrived shortly before noon and were told that our room would be ready at 1:30. It wasn't ready until after 5:30! A major inconvenience for us. The decorating in general is tired and worn and somewhat dated. The decorating in our room consisted of bold clashing colors between the drapes, carpet and wallpaper and wasn't conducive to relaxing. The staff was friendly, but seemed weary and a little harried.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank plasalle
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rcimei, General Manager at Kimpton Topaz Hotel, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear plasalle,

Thank you for your review of your recent stay. I am so sorry about the inconvenience of not having your room ready until so late. That is totally annoying and I am really sorry that you had to wait for that. Normal check in time is 3PM and your room should have been ready no later than that.

I appreciate your comments also on the property and the staff as well. We are planning some refresh work on the hotel itself this winter, but the staff issues we can address immediatley.

Thanks again for taking the time! Hope to see you again soon.

Cheers,
Ryan Cimei
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We looked for a hotel in Washington, DC that takes dogs. This place is great for people with dogs. It's very clean, beautifully decorated and the rooms are very spacious. Our dog got a bag with treats and they gave us plenty of poop bags. For people traveling without dogs, don't worry, there are no doggie smells or any other distractions. The hotel is very well located for walking to all the sights and there is a small grassy area two short blocks from the hotel for walking your pooch. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We felt very safe in the area and walked to restaurants at night with no hesitation. They valet your car for a fee and you have access to it whenever you need it. We will definitely stay here again and highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kyahorse
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rcimei, General Manager at Kimpton Topaz Hotel, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Kyahorse,

Thank you for your great review of your stay at the Topaz! I am so glad that you and your dogs had such a nice experience with us. I am really happy to read how much you all enjoyed everything and that you had such a nice time and enjoyed the neighborhood so much.

We hope you will come see us again soon!

Thank you,
Ryan Cimei
General Manager
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Charlotte, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in early August and would not stay at Topaz again.

PROs: We had reserved a King room, but got a room with 2 Queen beds instead. It was a very large room with a very good layout. The air conditioner worked well. The price was reasonable (booked through Priceline). The location was convenient to the Metro and other places we wanted to walk around Dupont Circle and further. The room had blackout curtains so we could sleep in. We also liked the eucalyptus smell of the body wash in the shower.

CONs: This hotel is in need of a renovation. The carpeting, tile, furnishings, and wall paint are very dated and in shabby condition. It is definitely a 3 star hotel, trending downward. We chose this hotel based upon the cost and a friend's recommendation. Although the price appeared to be reasonable, it wasn't when you add $45/night for parking. There is no option for self-parking and sometimes our car was underneath the hotel; other times it was kept somewhere off-site. We would've preferred a hotel where we could self park. Apparently dogs are welcome at Kimpton hotels and everyone seemed to have a dog with them this weekend. We are dog lovers and have 2 of our own (who stayed at home), but think it's gross to stay in a hotel with so much pet traffic. The only thing worse than the foul smell that greeted us each day in the lobby was getting onto the elevator after a Great Pyrenees had just vacated it. The water pressure in our shower was not great. The furniture in the room had lots of knicks and scratches. The beds, though comfortable, creaked every time we turned over.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank craterlake
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rcimei, General Manager at Kimpton Topaz Hotel, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear craterlake,

Thank you for your feedback from your recent stay with us. I do apologize that you did not enjoy all aspects of your stay with us. I appreciate you taking the time to provide this feedback and we will certainly see what we can do to enhance our guest experience and the hotel itself going forward.

Thank you,
Ryan Cimei
General Manager
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Plainfield
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

I absolutely loved this place. It was very convenient to the metro (a few blocks, if that), there are plenty of places to eat near by, and the staff was outstanding. Every person we encountered was polite and accommodating. The toilet clogged in our room at an early hour and when we called the front desk, they were apologetic and helpful. Maintenance was at our door in less then 5 minutes. I would absolutely stay here when I come back to DC next year.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank RizeNshine
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rcimei, General Manager at Kimpton Topaz Hotel, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear RizeNshine,

Thank you so much for your amazing review from your stay at the Topaz! I am so happy to read how much you enjoyed your time with us and how quickly the team responded to the issue in your room.

We hope to have you back with us on your next trip to DC!

Thank you,
Ryan Cimei
General Manager
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Property: Kimpton Topaz Hotel
Address: 1733 N St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2801
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#33 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#50 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#57 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kimpton Topaz Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 99
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