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Kimpton Hotel Madera
Ranked #59 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 19 March 2013

FIrst Time in DC, choose this hotel because there was a deal going, and well the experience was so good that anytime I'm visiting a city I check to see if Kimpton have a hotel there.
Its really close to the metro station less than a 5 min walk. I was travelling on my own and being female security is always a concern, but the area feels so safe I walked around late in the evening, without ever feeling unsafe. There are some lovely walks nearby, you can see all the embassies as its right beside it, in fact I think the egyptian cultural bureau is right across from the hotel.
The staff were great, I was quite early and while they didn't have a room available at the time (it was around 10-11am) that was fine as they allowed me to leave my bags to be stored and I went off the explore the city. The safe were great in giving directions and making suggestions, I had asked about some attraction in the morning and while the girl at the desk didn't know the answer as to where it was when I came back a few hours later she had printed out a google map with directions on it for me (without even being asked). The bed was so comfortable there were times I didn't want to leave it
The only thing that would have made this stay better was if there was a gym in the hotel (not a big deal) and the fact that for the 5 days I was there the red line seemed to be constantly delayed (At times I wished I could have picked up the hotel and placed it beside a metro station with more than 1 line running through)
All in All I wouldn't hesitite to stay here again, in fact I'm currently looking at hotels in DC for a trip this summer and my first stop was the kimpton website.

Room Tip: Hotel is on a quite street so street noise is not really a problem, but the restaurant was quite pop...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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MaderaGM, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Madera, responded to this review, 27 March 2013
Hello louglee, we did it! We made you a Kimpton fan for life now! It sounds like you had a wonderful trip. So happy the staff was able to provide with great service and suggestions. Isnt the Dupont Circle neighborohood great? It is wonderful to stroll as you did and find a nice little restaurant or boutique to pop into. Thanks for the fantastic review and we cant wait to have you back. Cheers, Modi Ahmed
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

My partner and I always look for a Kimpton hotel when we travel for we enjoy the unique decor we have found across all of their hotels and their customer service never fails to be top notch! Moreover, Kimpton is very family-friendly and supportive of all types of families. Hotel Madera and their team offer top flight accommodations with many amenities from duvets to luxurious bath robes to water bowls for family pets. Everyone from Fernando at the front door to those working behind the scenes are genuinely friendly and seek in every way to exceed one's expectations. Firefly is their signature restaurant and a must for anyone desiring an exceptional dinner. Our room was newly decorated with striking colors and art that invited one to stay and gaze at the city view. The sliding doors to the balcony were well insulated and ensured a quiet night's sleep despite city traffic on the street below. In addition, foodies will enjoy exploring the many different dining options that are near the hotel. We have already booked another stay at this Kimpton with a reservation at Firefly because we so enjoyed our last stay and dinner.

Room Tip: Balcony rooms are spacious and quiet!
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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MaderaGM, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Madera, responded to this review, 11 March 2013
Dear C G, what a great review, THANK YOU!! We do try to make all of our Guests feel right at home and comfortable. All the nice little touches are great, but i'm happy you felt the stellar service our Team provides, especially Fernando. He's such a star and asset to us. Thanks again for staying with us and please GW University soon so we can have you stay with us again. Cheers, Modi Ahmed General Manager
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We returned for a brief 1 night stay and were again not disappointed. Although it was only 1 night at an absurdly low rate we were treated as if we were high paying frequent guests or family. Couldn't ask for anything more.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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MaderaGM, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Madera, responded to this review, 11 March 2013
Hello LIsaJerri, with you being a repeat guest at the MAdera WE couldnt ask for anything more! Thanks for your continued visits to the Hotel. See you soon, Modi Ahmed General Manager
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

I am a regular traveler to Washington DC for business and for the past several years have stayed at the Hotel Madera. Great hotel, wonderful staff. I appreciate that the same staff are there after several years, which says a lot about management. Rooms are clean and I love the extras like the comfy beds, soft terrycloth robes, down pillows, wine in the lobby between 5 and 6 pm, and the great service. The daily delivery of newspaper outside my room each morning is great. Dupont Circle is a great place to stay, good restaurants nearby. The Firefly, at the hotel itself, is superb!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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MaderaGM, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Madera, responded to this review, 11 March 2013
Hello ABE03, we can't thank you enough for being so loyal to the Hotel Madera for so many years. THANK YOU!!! We truly hope you love the new look of the Hotel and Firefly! Thanks for the great review and heres to many years to come, Modi Ahmed General Manager
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

My daughter and I were in town visiting universities and stayed for 3 nights. It was really cold in D.C. and it was a pleasure each time we returned to the hotel! We found smiling faces, warm greetings, and even hot apple cider in the afternoon. The staff is great and everyone was very helpful. I barely noticed the renovations that were underway. The restaurant was very good also. We went for breakfast one morning and dinner one evening. Both times we thought the menu had nice selections, the food was very good and the service was excellent!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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MaderaGM, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Madera, responded to this review, 11 March 2013
Jeanie V, thanks for staying with us during your daughters college search. We hope she chose one of the great universities nearby the Madera so we can have you as our Guests for the next 4 years!!! Thanks for the review, Modi Ahmed General Manager
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

There's construction outside, and renovation inside... and still it was a delightful stay. We had a fair number of mishaps due to the renovation, but each was so minor I wouldn't want to even mention them. Still, the staff was lovely and helpful with each issue and on their own, presumably because they felt badly that we had repeated problems, they insisted on comping our stay. I don't know what more you could ask and we will be delighted to stay there on our next trip. And while all the staff was lovely, my young daughters would definitely want me to give a shout out to Fernando who made them giggle from the minute he helped them out of the car. By the way, the room was spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was a bit cramped but served our needs. And we had a nice brunch on Sunday at Firefly, the hotel's restaurant. Room service wasn't available late so we ventured into the cold for a treat... something to keep in mind if you're a late night snacker.

Room Tip: Our room had a treadmill, which would have been nice had we been prepared.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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MaderaGM, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Madera, responded to this review, 11 March 2013
Dear sweetgirl236, thank you so much for your patience during our renovation and the city street construction. It can at times be a little disruptive. But the good news is we are finishing our lovely renovation this week! The new rooms look great! I hope you got to stay in one during your visit. If not, that means you need to return! Yes, Fernando is a rock star and a comedian. Everyone loves him! Thanks for the review and please visit soon, Modi Ahmed General Manager
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

Wonderful place & great staff. They allow pets and although we didn't have one the dogs we met in and out of the lobby did not cause one sound or any issues. Lobby is small and there is a lot of interaction w guests. It made it fun - coffee, morning papers, free wine at end of day all in this gathering area

  • Stayed January 2013
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MaderaGM, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Madera, responded to this review, 11 March 2013
Dear Lisa B, thanks for writing the review!! Yes, free wine in the lobby helps provide some fun in our lobby at the end of the day. I'm excited to see you would absolutely stay again. I'm holding you to that so we cant wait to see you again. See you soon, Modi Ahmed General Manager
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Property: Kimpton Hotel Madera
Address: 1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1502
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#19 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#27 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#29 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#45 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Hotel Madera 4*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kimpton Hotel Madera is an intimate, elegant boutique hotel nestled in Washington DC's historic and fashionable Dupont Circle neighborhood. Within walking distance of the White House, Georgetown and the city's monuments and museums, this Kimpton Hotel offers personalized service, luxurious amenities and an atmosphere of refined sophistication. The guestrooms are stylishly tranquil, and the gracious and knowledgeable staff genuinely pampers. Conveniently adjacent is the notable Firefly Bistro featuring contemporary American comfort food and a seasonal menu. ... more   less 
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