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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC
Ranked #33 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Great location! A slow-pacced, 5-minute walk to Dupont Circle.

Lobby was not as sleek as pictured. During happy hour each day, it was filled with high-energy, fun-loving guests. With pet water and food bowls at the door, it felt a bit like I was visiting a friend's home.

Double room was great. Beds were comfortable. Loved the throw on each bed. My son loved all the movies on the TV.

Great concierge service. Friendly, efficient staff at the front desk. I had trouble with my toilet - maintenance person was great as well.

I would gladly visit again.

Room Tip: Singles were very small. I chose upgrade to double room and was happy with it.
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Green Features: Liked the idea that it was a pet friendly hotel. No smell or order.
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Abe L, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Hi Lisa A,

Thank you for your review. Sounds like a very enjoyable experience. We do have quite the bustling lobby, especially during our nightly Evening Hosted Wine Reception. As for the room size comment, might I suggest booking our Executive Category for a future stay? For a small upgrade cost, you receive significantly more room.

Cheers,
Abe Liao
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Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Myself and my son arrived at 2am in the morning and even at that time the staff were so helpful. The next day I enquired about booking baseball tickets and rachel the assistant manager did the whole thing for me even down to printing the tickets. She also organised the free bikes that this kimpton now provide. These were a great way of getting round the city and getting to see all the monuments in 1 day.
Our room was massive which was great for a city hotel. The location of the hotel is in a really vibrant area with nice local restauraunts instead of chain restaurants, lots of art galleries and close to the dupont metro. Its also close to a park if you fancy a run and a short walk to georgetown to shop and sip coffee and cakes in "baked and wired" on jefferson :)
We stayed in the Palomar while the world cup match of Belgium Vs. Usa was on and not only did they show it on their big screen but they also provided complimentary beer for the duration, along with the wine hour too....a very nice touch.
The pool and the gym both very clean and fresh fruit provided in the gym every morning too. Pool was a godsend for the hot summer days after cycling round washington.
Everyone that goes to Washington should stay here. .. Thanks Palomar for a great start to our holidays and ill definitely be booking with kimpton hotels in the future.
Louisa.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

The Palomar DC is very conveniently located on Dupont Circle. The main tourist sites are all within walking distance but if you don't want to walk there is also a metro station very close by and from there you can easily get about the city.
The hotel allows pets which we were concerned about as my husband has a pet hair allergy but we needn't have worried. We were given a huge room on a pet free floor and on the one occasion in our 6 night stay that we were disturbed by barking dogs from the floor above it was dealt with very quickly by the reception staff.
The nightly free wine reception is great as it is a fantastic way of meeting other guests and we met some lovely people during our stay. There are lots of nice eating places within easy walking distance and we'd advise a stroll to Georgetown to visit Thomas Sweets ice cream shop .....yummy!
This was our first experience of a Kimpton hotel and we have to say that everyone we have dealt with has been lovely, from the initial booking team to the staff in the hotel and to Nabeel the Front Office Manager who very quickly responded to the feedback we posted on the hotel site.
We loved our stay so much we are already arranging to go back again next year and we have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

Room Tip: Our room was on the 7th floor overlooking P street and it was great.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and celebrated 3 yr anniversary so I called ahead and had champagne and roses put in room.The room was awesome spacious. If you have any special requests talk to Phillip the concierge am amazing hotel employee that will get or give any and all information that you will possibly need in your visit to DC.The only problem was the elevator.Long lines waiting.Hotel did state at check in but was very in convent thank God I was only on the 4th floor.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Another great stay at a Kimpton property. We got a good rate for 4th of July weekend and the executive suite was spacious, although a bit dark. The location was excellent--across the street is a fantastic bagel place. The pool was small, but a welcome respite from the hot day. Urbana restaurant had excellent food and tasty cocktails. The staff was friendly, and tried to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Palomar for four nights as a family of four (two adults and two small children). We chose the Palomar because of its convenient location right in Dupont Circle, as well as the pool for our kids. Overall, we found the hotel to be a comfortable and convenient place to stay, and we thought it represented a good hotel value in DC.

The hotel is located five minutes away from the Dupont Circle Metro station, and is conveniently located on a commercial street. There are multiple restaurants, a little grocery store, banks, and chain drug stores all minutes away on foot. I found the neighborhood to be one of the highlights of the hotel.

We had the executive room with the two beds. The room was sufficiently large even for our family of four, with a lot of storage space. It was clean with very modern furniture which was all generally in good shape. The bathroom is average sized, with a combination tub shower. The room may not be memorable, but it definitely is a comfortable, spacious, and clean place to call home.

There’s only one dining option at the hotel, and that’s OK since there’s so many places in the neighborhood. We ate dinner at the Urbana restaurant one night, and it was a fine experience though slightly pricey as you would expect in a hotel restaurant. There’s a pretty good kids menu, and the happy hour special is a pretty good deal if you can get a seat in the bar area.

For the kids, the pool was definitely the highlight of the hotel. Located in a courtyard on the second floor, the heated pool was the perfect place for the kids to play and get active after a day of sightseeing. The hotel also provided a ton of pool toys which made it for a very fun space beyond just paddling around in the water.

A few other pointers.
- Definitely sign up with the Kimpton hotel loyalty program. You get free wi-fi for the stay and a mini-bar credit.
- And yes, the elevators were challenging as many others have stated. We were on the 9th floor (out of 10), so we didn’t find it too terrible, but if you were on one of the middle floors, you definitely will have a more difficult time getting space on the tiny elevator on the way down – especially during peak times.

Room Tip: Higher floors are better while the elevators are being renovated.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

We booked 2 rooms for our family of 6. The views were awesome! The staff was super friendly and helpful. The hotel free happy hour is a treat. Local wines and a handcrafted cocktail were on the house from 5-6 pm every afternoon.
The location was excellent- DuPont Circle.
We are always happy with the Kimpton hotels. We will definitely come back to the Palomar!

Stayed July 2014
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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
#19 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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