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“Nice hotel but very noisy”

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Kimpton Rouge Hotel
Ranked #76 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Bordeaux, France
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54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice hotel but very noisy”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

I stayed for the first time at this hotel in February 2014. The rooms are nice and cosy but if you are unfortunate enough to be on the street, then you won't be able to sleep. There is a tunnel just in front of the hotel and the noise coming from that street, all night long is unbearable. There is a gym, very small but with the essentials. Buffet breakfast is also very disapointing. All in all, I will not stay again there.

Room Tip: Do ask not to be on the street
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Kimpton Rouge Hotel, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Dear Nicocha. Thank you for your review and valuable feedback. I am so sorry that the room was too noisy. We find that if guests are sensitive to city noises, the higher floors or rooms facing the back are a better fit. This is easily requested during the time of reservation. Our breakfast buffet is a continental breakfast including cereal, pastries, and variety of yogurt, toast and fruit salad. We do also offer hot breakfast a la carte. I hope to welcome you back again and find a better room that is more comfortable for you and thank you again for commenting on your visit.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

My wife and I spent last weekend at Rouge and were very pleased with our stay. The king room was large with an excellent bed, edgy concept look and lots of seating. Bathroom design was not optimal, but adequate and very clean. Service was very helpful, friendly and attentive. Complementary wine and other little perks were a plus. The location is very good and the value is high considering the rate. We will be back.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Kimpton Rouge Hotel, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Dear Ronnie B. Thank you for letting other travelers know about your great experience at the Rouge! I am pleased that you enjoyed our large rooms, great service and hosted wine reception! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

Had a great stay at Rouge in DC after staying at the Palomar the week before. Staff was friendly and accommodating. The room was huge and the bed was so cozy. Did not want to leave. Will definitely use this hotel again when I am back in town. Quality establishment!

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Kimpton Rouge Hotel, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
BigRedSoBo. We are so excited that you chose the Rouge during your recent visit to DC and that you will return during your next visit! Looks like we are a perfect match and we are so pleased to have a new fan!
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We picked this hotel because it was pet friendly. The good: the bed was VERY comfortable.. we had a king room... very clean. The front desk staff was mixed... one of them knew nothing and was not nice and not helpful .. the other was very nice and polite, Very convenient to Dupont Circle with lots of nice restaurants and Whole Foods is two blocks to the east for good breakfast food.

Room Tip: if you want quiet ask for not street side.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Kimpton Rouge Hotel, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Dear flossgloss. Thank you for your review and I am pleased that you enjoyed our great style and atmosphere! I am sorry that the front desk service was spotty. I don’t receive a lot of negative feedback about our staff, but all comments are taken seriously and are helpful in making us become the best place to stay in DC!
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Media, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Everyone on the staff tries to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Without requesting an upgrade, you are sure to receive one if the occupancy permits. The decor is modern and cheerful and the wine tasting week-nights lets people relax alone or meet other guests. Your preferences are recorded so they are provided next time. And their loyalty system enhances the relationship. This hotel near dupont circle and the Phillips Museum works for me.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Kimpton Rouge Hotel, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Dear auntrae. Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed our location and overall experience including the added bonus of being a Kimpton InTouch member. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

The only negative thing about this hotel i can think of is the elevators are slow, but the staff are really helpful and the rooms are huge which is a big plus when there are 3 people staying for 4 nights. Its also in a great location, being only walking distance from the white house and other monuments (depending on how much you walk i guess, it took us approximately 10 minutes to get to the white house) and taxis are always driving outside if you need a lift somewhere. Keep in mind when booking that the room incidentals are $100 per night-it gave me quite a scare when i first checked in and saw my online banking-but the money is refunded after your stay

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Kimpton Rouge Hotel, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Dear ReeceN89. Thank you for your review. Being “amazing” is a great compliment and we thank you for noticing all the things we do to make sure our guests feel comfortable and well cared for! We look forward to seeing you again!
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2014

My husband and I enjoy staying at the Kimpton Hotel chain and have stayed at several in the Washington DC area and Philadelphia. This trip we chose "Rouge" and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We arrive in DC via train at Union Station and caught the Metro to DuPont Circle. The hotel is within walking distance of this Metro Stop. Not quite as close as the Palomar or Topaz, where we have stayed in the past, but not a bad walk. The front desk staff were very welcoming and our room was available on arrival even though it was before check in time. We were upgraded to an Executive King room which was quite large and attractive. We overlooked the street - nice view of the area and quiet - no traffic noise. The bed was very comfortable and everything was very clean. They offered a package the weekend we were there that was the same price as the AAA rate and was great - a nice bottle of champagne, 2 bottles of spring water, & chocolate. I have only 2 negative comments. The first is that the bathroom is very small. Very clean and nicely appointed, but very small considering we were in a large, upgraded room. It didn't really impact us, but some people viewing this site may want to know this. The only other negative was the appetizer they offered during the wine hour (nice wine!). It seemed strange to us to be served what was essentially tater tots! The other Kimpton properties we have stayed at had much nice appetizers. Not sure if this is the usual fare, or if it was just an off night. That would be our one recommendation - spice up the appetizers a bit! Otherwise, super stay at another nice Kimpton hotel!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Kathy F
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Kimpton Rouge Hotel, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Dear StormNik. Thank you for your review and I am pleased that you enjoyed our location, style and service! We usually get rave reviews about our sweet potato tots during wine hour, but perhaps we can change it up more often – great feedback, thanks! We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Property: Kimpton Rouge Hotel
Address: 1315 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2205
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Logan Circle/ Shaw
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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#37 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#46 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#50 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kimpton Rouge Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On Washington DC's historic Embassy Row, Kimpton Rouge Hotel is a superb luxury boutique accommodation. This Kimpton Hotel is a playful and colorful urban retreat at the doorstep of the city's top cultural and historic attractions. Within blocks of Dupont Circle and near the White House, National Mall and countless museums and galleries, the alluring Kimpton Rouge Hotel entices with its rejuvenating décor, exceptional service, signature amenities and adjacent Bar Rouge lounge. ... more   less 
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