My family visited Washington DC last week and we stayed at the Palomar for two nights. We had a one bedroom suite which consisted of a bedroom with king bed and separate room with sofa bed. The suite worked quite well for the four of us, including an extra roll away bed which we requested. The room was comfortable and clean and had some nice touches. We were on the 2nd floor with a view of the back parking lot so that aspect of the stay that wasn't very special.
The location is good. It's a five block walk to the nearest Metro station which was no problem for us but something to be considered when booking. There are plenty of restaurants and small shops within the neighborhood. The hotel is situated nearby many of the foreign embassies. We didn't visit any of these but thought it was interesting, once we learned of their proximity. The location is not too far from Georgetown although frankly, that would be a very long walk, and it's quite a distance from DC attractions such as White House, Smithsonian, etc. But the Metro is an amazing transit system and once you find your way to the nearest station, you'll find that the city is wide open to you. And if you time it right, you'll return to the hotel just in time for a classy wine reception which is open to guests.
What was particularly nice about this place was its staff. The front desk personnel were all very friendly and personable and customer oriented. The valet, bell hops, and other members of the staff were all equally helpful. Waitstaff in the restaurant were also very welcoming. This type of service is what differentiates the Palomar from other hotels we've stayed at. The front lobby area is eye catching, the rooms were nice, and the location is good. But the extra touches really come from having a staff that will go the extra mile and the folks we encountered really seemed to "get it". We recommend this hotel.
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- Timeless sophistication meets contemporary style at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC. This luxury boutique hotel provides flawless service and exquisite amenities in engagingly innovative surroundings. Located within Washington's historic Dupont Circle, this Kimpton Hotel and its lively Urbana restaurant are a short walk to Georgetown and the city's largest concentration of private art galleries, museums, theaters, shops and restaurants. ... more less
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