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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC
Ranked #33 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Blue Point, New York
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“cherry blossom trip with our pit bull”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Lovely hotel in a very nice location...staff is attentive and the rooms are very fine. Try to stay on a upper floor that overlooks P street ( the street the hotel is on). Our room had a GREAT view . We had a view of residential downtown D C and also a great view of the Washington monument off in the distance. Our room was very big and well appointed.
We stayed in and ordered room service for dinner, the only slight bummer was that they didn't have rolling / fold out tables. Its much more charming when dinner is delivered on a fold out white clothed table ....but on the plus side the food was excellent . I just asked for a tablecloth and we covered the desk and rolled the it against the widow.
Everyone who works there is very friendly and very attentive. It's very pet friendly and we love that about all the Kimpton hotels.
For walks Its a bit too far to walk to the capital or the white house but there are great places to walk in the neighborhood. Its very close to Georgetown and Embassy Row which is a real unique
area that should not be missed.
We Really enjoyed our stay....and we love how all the staff loves animals.
Thanks

Room Tip: Try to get an upper floor room overlooking P street ( the street the hotel is on) Great view from...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Abe L, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Hi RICHARD P,

Thank you for your review. The room you mentioned was an Executive Category Room, overlooking P Street. The Executive Category features both King and Double Queen Accommodations options. As for your In-Room Dining Experience, the rolling fold out table should always be offered with every delivery. I will be sure to review with my team. I appreciate you acknowledging our team members.

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Abe Liao
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

The service at this hotel is fantastic. We had a suite on the 9th floor of this wonderful hotel. If you go, ask for a room or suite far away from the garbage dumpster since it is picked up each morning and very very loud. Other than that the suite was great. Very spacious with a sofa bed in the living room area. Two tvs and a very nice size bathroom with lots of counter space. Great lighting throughout the room as well as the bathroom. Bathroom has a nice vanity and bench and a lighted mirror as well as great bath products and the best towels...they were absorbent and so soft. Nice thick bathrobe...but just one was in the room. I didn't care for the faucet in the bathroom sink because water trickled out of it and the faucet was tall and in the middle of the sink and hard to put face downward to wash...however the shower made up for it because it had the strongest water power...loved it!
The comforter on the bed crackled when you moved in the middle of the night and there was nothing else to cover with so we HAD to use it. No coffee maker in the room but coffee was offered in the lobby until 10:30 a.m.
DuPont Circle is only 2 blocks away in one direction and Georgetown shopping area is about a 10 minute walk in the other direction.

There are several breakfast places in the area (2 across the street) and an organic one about 2 blocks away.

Room Tip: away from dumpster.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Abe L, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Hello spaintravelerAtlanta,

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Sounds like just an awesome stay. I appreciate the notes about location, we are perfectly situated for business or leisure. Your room descriptions are great. For the coffee maker, they are available on request so for your next stay, we can outfit your room prior to your arrival.

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Ireland
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Arrived at the Palomar on Good Friday around 6.30pm. The place was hopping and reception was very busy but we were checked in within15 minutes. Despite the hotel being full and one of the elevators being out of order we didn't have much of a wait at any time. The double queen room was big, bright and well equipped. We were on the 3rd floor at the front of the hotel but once we used our earplugs , we didn't hear a sound. Even the person in the room next door who had the TV on full blast all night, every night didn't keep us awake. Room and bathroom was very clean and the shower was very powerful. Good lighting too in the bathroom and the mist free makeup mirror was very useful. Liked the funky bathrobes, makes a change from the boring white ones! Plenty of storage space. As we did an awful lot of sightseeing and ate a lot on the run, we didn't get a chance to try out the restaurant on this visit. The location is perfect as it's a quick walk to the Metro and we were easily able to get around the city. Checkout was quick. As there were no taxis available when we were leaving, the hotel car took us to Reagan airport. The driver was very nice and we had a smooth journey in a spotless SUV.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Abe L, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Hi Aprilfool1965,

Thank you for your review. What an awesome stay! Sorry to hear about noisy neighbors, in the future, a quick call to our Guest Service Team will resolve this. I appreciate the note about room size, the Executive Category Rooms are awesome, over sized rooms, great for families or multiple travelers.

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Abe Liao
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

This hotel is fabulous! This was my first time here, and It will be my DC residence. The location is perfect. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The wine hour in the lobby brings a great, vibrant, and interesting crowd. However, in the hallways and bedrooms.....utter silence! What a combination. The staff is attentive but not pushy or intrusive. Package all that and the fact that they are Pet friendly! You will not be disappointed.

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Clinton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

We spent the weekend (April 25/26/27, 2014) in the Palomar. The rooms were massive, the hotel quite clean and the experience was great. YES the hotel is in the middle of a renovation and one of the 3 elevators is out for service but we did not have any issues with wait times and our kids loved the stairwell in the morning anyway. An OUTSTANDING Wine/snack happy hour that gets busy FAST. Recommend that you get to the lobby by 5:10 to have a place to sit.

Walking distance to Dupont Circle restaurants and the METRO. We parked at the hotel and never used our car again until we left.

Recommendation is to CALL for your car 20-30 mins before you need it as the parking lot / team seems to be a bit remote.

Great location, super clean hotel, wonderful amenities and front desk team.

Room Tip: With the elevators under construction try to get a room on the 5th floor or below ;-)
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Abe L, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Hi Ron M,

Thanks for your review. Sounds like a great stay, not impacted by the elevator renovations. The work will be complete in a few months, so we'll have super efficient elevators moving forward. It was time to completely replace them, so the cost of doing business I am afraid. Glad to hear the kiddies loved it. Come back once the pool is open!

Cheers,
Abe Liao
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La Jolla, California
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

The Kimpton mantra of having a good time being more than great sheets and a good mattress, suits us just fine!! Wine every afternoon, while visiting with other guests, creates positive energy! We look for a Kimpton first as the staff are friendly and hospitable. The Palomar is more pricey than the Helix. (stayed there on our last visit, as it was last minute and the Palomar's prices were too high), however, with that said, the Palomar is a much better location and new, so worth the difference in price. Also, across the street from the Palomar is the best little bagel place in town! The whole wheat bagels are fabulous and they do a booming business. We like taking them to go and walking to the park.

Room Tip: We ask for a room away from the busy street, so prefer the rooms in the back.
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Abe L, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Hi lindakellyfisher,

Thank you for your testimonial on TripAdvisor. Funny you mentioned "mantra", stay tuned for more along those lines. Traditionally, our pricing does differ from the Helix, but from time to time we do offer specials. Be sure to sign up for Kimpton InTouch to stay in-touch with those offers.

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Abe Liao
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West Malling, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We loved this hotel, from the friendly staff to the excellent breakfast. Our room was on the top floor and the lift very slow however that did not spoil the experience.
The hotel was easy to get to using the Metro and was within walking distance of all the sights, as long as you are used to walking. Lots of very good local restaurants and a buzzy feeling to the local area.
The wine reception each evening was a real bonus and we met lots of nice people and dogs.
The staff were very helpful in organising our transfer to the airport.
We will hopefully return.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Abe L, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Hi Jennifer L,

Thank you for your personal testimonial. Sounds like a pretty awesome stay. I love hearing stories where guests take advantage of our location and DC's world class mass transit system, metro. As for the elevators, we're in process of fully modernizing them. The renovation will take some time, but once complete they will operate more efficiently.

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Abe Liao
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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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