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Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2121 P Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #12 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I are big fans of the Kimpton Palomar in Philadelphia so when we were headed to DC we decided give this location a try for two nights in late April. It was a pretty disappointing stay. When we arrived, the valet area in front of the hotel was completely full of cars with one attendant working. We... More

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Napa, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
4 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel due to the location, the amenities, and the overwhelming positive reviews. Well, I have to say that I can see the allure, BUT this hotel seemed EXTREMELY packed, and as such it was completely unacceptable that they had elevators not running due to repairs (and the ones that ARE working are very small.) If I... More

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Abe L, General Manager at Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi mediaguru, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. The elevators are currently being modernized, which is also apart of a much larger renovation. I apologize it impacted your stay, but unfortunately the work is unavoidable. Once complete, we will move on to renovating the Hotel Guest Rooms and Corridors. Hopefully you can return to us after these updates are... More

New York City, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
86 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My flight got in really late and I hate to get up really early so I didn't really make the best of this. But it seemed like a great hotel and as good as any of the other Kimpton's I have stayed in over the years. I got a great deal through Hotel Tonight (about $150). The room was very... More

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Abe L, General Manager at Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Mactoki, Thank you for your review. Glad you found a great deal on Hotel Tonight. We load only a few rooms at a time, last second, so it's great you got a room. Sorry you didn't get to enjoy our services, would have loved to see you at our Evening Hosted Wine Reception or Dining in Urbana. Next time?... More

Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We agree with the below review from jakklein...after a 4 night stay we were a bit disappointed from our previous visit. 2 small elevators just don't handle the number of guests in a 10 floor hotel, and the waits were very disheartening. The manager posted a "mea culpa" in each room but it was not expected and made coming up... More

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Abe L, General Manager at Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi 145JulieH, Thanks for your review on TripAdvisor. I'm sorry to hear about your experience with our elevators. They are the first phase of a multi-million dollar renovation that is occurring through the end of 2014. The renovation beyond the elevators will also address all the wear and tear issues you mentioned in the guestroom. Hopefully you will rejoin us... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice hotel, unfortunately there was only two active lifts during are stay and they're were extremely slow which was a little annoying. Also, during the night every time someone shut a door on our floor our room door shook so we didn't sleep well. The room was a good size but doesn't really provide any views. A bit out of... More

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Abe L, General Manager at Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi CEL1232014, Thanks so much for the review. I'm sorry about the mixed bag of experience at my Hotel. We're currently in the process of a major renovation, the first steps in this process include modernizing the elevators. as for the view, all of the buildings in DC are subjected to a height ordinance, so views are tough to come... More

Oakland, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
24 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just finished a five night stay at The Palomar. A Kimpton property that I used to love. It is going through a rough time right now. Our stay simply wasn't good, and we were not alone. 1. The hotel has 10 floors and a large number of nice rooms. However, it has 3 elevators, and they are upgrading the inside... More

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Abe L, General Manager at Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi jakklein, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. I appreciate you compartmentalizing your experience. Sometimes if one issue occurs, there is a tendency to impact the entire stay negatively. Yes, we are in the midst of an elevator modernization. They will not be faster, but there are many things with the operation that will improve to make them more... More

atlanta georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location and service was excellent. The room was above average in size and clean. The gym was above average for this size hotel. The lobby restaurant was very good for breakfast. I would definitely stay here again

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Abe L, General Manager at Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi qdkelly, Thank you so much for your review. Sounds like a great mix of value and services. Our guestroom size and gym, are larger than the average accommodations in DC. Appreciate you sharing that. A tid bit of info, our Restaurant is undergoing a renovation in July. Be sure to check us out after. Cheers, Abe Liao Hotel Manager More

Manchester, England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for a family city break. Location close to Dupont Circle and Metro was really helpful. Also not too far from a stop on the yellow route on the "Big Bus Tour" (recommended). We had an executive room with two Queen size beds - room very spacious and coped well with four of us. Free wifi (thanks to being a... More

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Abe L, General Manager at Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi PaulRTaylor, Thank you for your review. Sounds like a great stay. We do have VERY spacious guestrooms, especially our Executive Category rooms. I appreciate the note about my staff as well. They are genuinely friendly people. Cheers, Abe Liao Hotel Manager More

Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
50 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here in April for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We stayed in a king executive room (room 517) that is on the side of the hotel with a "view". The view consisted of watching people walk up and down "P" street and the opportunity to peer into the windows of the of hotel across the street.... More

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Abe L, General Manager at Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello kindredspirits, Thank you for your detailed review. Wow, this is awesome. Thanks for providing so many specifics about our amenities and location. Seems like you really enjoyed your stay. There was so much to acknowledge, but I did want to point out your comments about Gordon. We like to celebrate our team members that leave positive impressions like yours.... More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed four nights over July 4th, 2013. Four adults, four children. The hotel is gorgeous, especially the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the street. Pool was perfect after hot days touring the city. The staff is wonderful, and wine hour much appreciated by the adults. Our kids loved the mini robes, pool, goldfish, nightly milk and cookies, and DVD... More

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Abe L, General Manager at Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hi TraveleringMom91, Thank you for your review. We're an awesome choice for Families! We've have a large number of connecting rooms between Executive King and Executive Queen Queen Rooms. Combined, you're looking at about 1000 square feet between two rooms. Hard to imagine another Hotel that can pull that off with two standard rooms. Cheers, Abe Liao Hotel Manager More

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Additional Information about Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel

Also Known As:
Kimpton Washington Dc
Address: 2121 P Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#9 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#9 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#10 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#15 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Timeless sophistication meets contemporary style at the 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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