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Kimpton Carlyle Hotel
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Reviewed 9 March 2009

Location is nice but parking is a disaster--even with limited hotel parking in the back. Inside the hotel it is wacky art deco.

Some rooms I hear have been refurbished a bit, but trust me when I say this place is a dump. We tried 3 rooms, all stunk of smoke and mold. Bedding was dingy and dusty--one room looked as though nobody had been in it (including maid service) for years. My wife was so dissapointed we actually had to use a phone book in one of the rooms to call a hotel to move to the very first night. We ended up in a Clarity Inn (only thing available) and it was actually 100% nicer than the Carlyle..and the Clarity is like a motor lodge type hotel!!!!

There is a high gay population in the area--not uncommon for Dupont Circle and I could care less about sexual orientation, but the staff were rude and the bar downstairs in the hotel is a bonified gaybar--not for everyone.

Elevator was slow and air conditioning was not working in the lobby or public areas at our time of stay.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank srosenman
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Reviewed 21 December 2008

i stayed here for 5 nights in december for a wedding in dc. i was with my mother and my 3 year old daughter the room was only $850 for all of us and we had two double beds in a fine size room along with the shower room and a little kitchen dining area we had a coffee maker with free fill ups all week a fridge microwave and cooker rings with pots and dishes - this was perfect for us as we didnt have to be rushing and stuck to a time frame with a toddler for breakfast dinner ect

would go back

Stayed: December 2008
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Reviewed 26 October 2008

My wife and I stayed at The Carlyle Suites, for 3 nights whilst visiting DC to experience the main sights. The hotel is well situated near Dupont Circle. We found the staff friendly and helpful. Room was clean and a good size and nicely furnished in contempory style with sofa, work desk and chairs. The bed was extremely comforatble. Good to have the kitchen which was well equipped. Bathroom has no bath but very good sized shower. There was high speed internet in room but required Ethernet cable we we could purchase from the Front desk for a nominal charge of $5. Free Wi-Fi was available in lobby area. Hotel amongst various Embassies in quite and safe neighbourhood, hotel mainly used by business people. Hotel has small carpark at rear which is free to residents howver spaces can be in short supply there is however free parking on roadway overnight until about 8am but is then limited to 2hours. However spaces do become available in morning as people check out. Reception staff Mustafa and Simon particularly helpful & notified us when spaces became available. Alternatively underground paid parking available nearby for about $15 a day. All in all a comfortable & convenient hotel 5mins walk from the Metro at Dupont Circle an area which is also the location for numerous restaurants and food outlets and less than 20 minute walk to White House.

If visiting DC again would certainly consider a return to the Carlyle Suites which provided comfort and convenience with excellant value (Good room rate obtained via Skoosh.com)

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled on business
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1  Thank DBtraveller
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Reviewed 13 October 2008

Great three-night stay at this hotel. Super, quiet location near Dupont Circle; suites very handy for being able to make your own snack, or, in my case, several cups of tea per day. Friendly staff direct you to nearby Safeway's to get basic supplies. Beds really are terrifically comfortable, with great linen, and bathroom was recently modernized, with good pressure showers, and everything to hand. Great breakfast too, although they don't tell you much about it! One tip for business travellers; there is free high-speed internet access from the bedroom, but you need a cable to access it; wireless is available, but only on lobby level. Bring your own cable if you have one; they will sell you one, but not lend or hire one to you. Getting into the city from Dulles airport is expensive by taxi; SuperShuttle is the best option.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled on business
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1  Thank kmn727
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Reviewed 6 October 2008

If you want to be ripped off and accused of being a liar this is the place for you!

Didn't make any phone calls - we'll make some for you and then charge you for them!!!

If you are a foreigner we will also throw in (for no extra cost) laughing at your pronounciation and accent!

You can also save money on cigarettes as the staff smoke outside right near the airconditioning - straight from our filthy cigarettes to your room!

Welcome to the Carlyle Suites and Enjoy Your Stay (yeah right!)

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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2  Thank TeeboneAustralia
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