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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC
Ranked #33 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Airb330
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“Great One Night stay”
Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

The staff here are great. The free happy hour every night at 5 is a good time. It was my friends birthday and they even sent a bottle of sparking wine and chocolate covered strawberries. Even as a Hilton Elite, I cannot imagine many hotels would do that. Kimpton sets the standards high. The rooms are a little tired and could probably use a refresh but they're still kept up nicely. Stay here for the location and the staff.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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H0telmanager10, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Thank you so much for your great review Airb330. I am glad you chose to stay with us for your friend’s birthday celebration and enjoyed your visit. Thank you so much for the kind words about our staff. We try to provide the best possible service anywhere and are glad to hear about your experience. You should look into join our In Touch loyalty program. There are lots of perks such as $10 mini bar credit and free wifi and earning complimentary stays. It will definitely be worth your while. When you return to Washington, come and stay with us again, we will be sure to make it another 5 star visit. –Jerry Chou
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

Well, it's a Kimpton isn't it? And Kimptons are generally nice places. This one is no exception. It's got a good location just off DuPont Circle, a great atmosphere, very comfortable rooms, but not massive. The only gripe is the bandwidth available on the wifi. Working from the room between meetings was a bit of a challenge. Couldn't maintain a Skype call, for instance. But I'll definitely be back, all the same. A little more research on my part would have alerted me to the fact that the pool is outdoors, and today, frozen. The gym was a good substitute though.

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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H0telmanager10, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review Rnomis. We are pleased that you chose to stay with us for your business stay in Washington and enjoyed your experience. I would like to apologize for the shortcoming you experienced with the internet. We are in the process of increasing the bandwidth at the hotel so you should see much improvement on your future stay. Make sure to contact me when you return to the States side, I will personally make sure you have another fantastic stay.—Jerry Chou
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Louisville
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Just wanted to say what a WONDERFUL stay I just had! The room was quiet, clean and the perks of the coffee in the morning, the paper available and the ability to "raid " the mini bar if one is a Kimpton member.
The staff is delightful and very gracious.
Would recommend to anyone staying in DC.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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H0telmanager10, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful review PatLouisville. I am so glad you chose to stay with us for your winter stay while visiting DC and had an excellent. We pride on providing the best possible service anywhere and I am very delighted to about your experience. Please make sure to reach out to me when you return to Washington, I will be sure to make it another fantastic stay for you. –Jerry Chou
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Annapolis, MD
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

My husband treated me to a "staycation" at the Palomar for my birthday. The hotel totally exceeded my expectations from start to finish. When we walked in the lobby, an employee was serving complimentary hot chocolate because it was so cold out! The employees at check-in were super friendly and both noticed the birthday note on our reservation and wished me a happy birthday. The lobby also had a warm fire blasting- just comfy and welcoming overall.

The room was huge- lots of space to sit and lounge, work at the desk (which I did not spend any time doing :), or get lost in the faux fur blanket on the bed. The bathroom was very clean and nice amenities provided. The hotel also surprised us with a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered cherries- I felt so spoiled!

We visited the restaurant, Urbana, for an appetizer and drinks. The bar area was very chill and had a sexy sort of ambiance. Food and drinks were expensive, but no more so than what you would expect at a hotel in DC.

We also took advantage of the happy hour in the lounge- had some wine, crackers and olives.

Kimpton is one of my favorite brand of hotels and our stay at the Palomar definitely lived up to the kitsch yet classy brand standard.

Room Tip: Room 516 is very spacious- would be plenty of room to fit a cot or rollaway, but the downsides are t...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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H0telmanager10, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Thank you so much for your fantastic review terps24. I would like to wish you happy belated birthday and thank you so much for choosing Hotel Palomar for your “staycation”. We are really proud of the warm intimate atmosphere we created and loved that you noticed. Thank you so much for your kind words about your experience, I will be sure to share with all of our staff. Please make sure to let me know when you return to Washington, I will be sure to make it another 5 star stay. –Jerry Chou
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Pittsburg, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

My family had a few nights in Washington DC and chose this Kimpton hotel based on reviews. Although the location wasnt perefct ( still pttty good though) the rest of what the hotel had to offer really was perfect. We read in a forum to become a Kimpton member which was easy to sign up for and included some nice free things like a $10 credit at the bar. The front desk staff were excellent and the drinks and bar snacks each afternoon were worth going home for. Would stay here again

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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H0telmanager10, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thank you so much for your fantastic review Vladam826. We are glad your family chose our hotel and had a great time. We love to hear guest saying our establishment is “a great place to stay”. Thank you for the wonderful comments about our staff, I will be sure to share your comment with our them and I know it will be greatly appreciated. Contact me when you return to Washington, I will make it another excellent stay for you. –Jerry Chou
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Atlanta, GA
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Wonderful hotel located off DuPont Circle. Very friendly and accommodating staff; clean, enormous room with good closet space and bathroom. All updated and uplifting. We did not eat any meals in the hotel, but only because we had other plans. I noticed another reviewer said the room was a bit small, but we had a room on the 10th floor with 2 queen sized beds and we felt the room was very well sized. Would definitely stay here again. We were in town for a weekend with our son who works in DC.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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H0telmanager10, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, 31 January 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful review Cate5655. We are thrilled that you chosen our hotel and had a great time. We love to hear our guest say they “Would definitely stay here again”. Make sure to contact me when you return, I will be sure to make it another 5 star stay. –Jerry Chou
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Alameda, California
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Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 days for a conference. The room is a bit small and I actually had to use to drawers as there was not much free space to leave things lying around. They do have a nice size desk to do work but once you pull out the chair you have to hop over it to move around the room.

The room itself was quiet and they have black out shades so no sunlight came in. I also didn't hear any of the plumbing or water running from the adjacent rooms, which is one of my biggest pet peeves at hotels. The front door is very thin though and it sounded like there was no front door; I could hear people and their conversation with ease. Overall it was still very quiet


Some of the minor issues were the bed linen. They just felt cheap and like 150 thread. There's also only 2 pillows that were relatively flat. Which is all a bit odd considering hiw nice the room looked. Another minor issue is tv. Not hd and don't even have hbo. The last thing was their toiletry items. Soap and shampoo and lotions didn't feel good, but thats all personal taste.

Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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H0telmanager10, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thank you so much for your positive review frost_austi. I am glad you enjoyed your stay but am sorry to read that you were not satisfied with the size of your room. In the future, I would like to recommend that you reserve for an Executive rooms. There is not a large price difference in the Executive room and Deluxe room but the Executive room is more than double the size of the standard deluxe room and will surely be much more comfortable. Make sure to reach out to me when you return to Washington, I will be sure to make it a five star stay for you—Jerry Chou
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Property: Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC
Address: 2121 P Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1010
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle , Upper Northwest
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#15 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#20 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#30 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC 4.5*
Number of rooms: 335
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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