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“Great location & Fabulous decor” 5 of 5 stars
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Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1315 16th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Logan Circle/ Shaw)   |  
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Ranked #45 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
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“Great location & Fabulous decor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This was my first trip to Washington DC and this hotel was a perfect location for easy access to the impressive buildings. We were very impressed with the decor. The staff were very friendly and gave us very helpful tips on restaurants. They even went several streets down to get us a taxi.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Dear Kiffy_51. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to DC and the Hotel Rogue’s great service, stylish accommodations and location. Thank you for telling other travelers about your good experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We stayed here for a long weekend, taking advantage of the fact this was a "pet friendly" hotel. The room was nice and the staff was very nice. However, there are some things I took away that made me think again about staying here. First, they offer to walk the dog, which is great, but also on one of the website it advertised pet sitting, and it turns out the hotel can't really help you at all with that they can just provide you with a local dog sitters number and you can see if they are available for a ridiculous price. I also agree the walls are very thin. I got to hear the woman next door to me screaming "YES! YES!" at the top of her lungs a handful of times while I was there. Back to the dog, I would also say if you want to be a pet friendly hotel, clump the pet people together and leave the non pet people on the same floor as well. The one day we left my dog barked a few times after we just the door and a guy in the hallway was like, is that your dog? no one wants to hear that! people like this should be told its a pet friendly hotel and if they don't like that, put the non pet people on one floor, or all the pet people on one floor, or sound proof the rooms. I heard a dog bark the entire time I was there in the hall but I did not complain because I have a dog so I do not think it is a big deal. Lastly, there was a small incident the last day I was there, and I have to admit the staff worked to fix it (after some phonecalls) so they do highly regard customer service. As for location, it is a bit separated from the "chaos" but I loved it and would stay again in that area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Dear shopperhopper. Thank you very much for commenting on your recent visit to the Hotel Rouge. Your feedback is valuable and will help us to continuously improve!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I stayed at the Hotel Rouge for 2 nights on a quick vaction to DC. The location of this hotel was great...located near Dupont Circle and a quick walk to the White House. The room was comfortable, and the red was a great theme, but tastefully done. The free wine at happy hour was great, as well as the food in the restaurant!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Dear hef1218. I love that we made your quick vacation to DC more enjoyable and memorable with our unique décor, great service and ambiance! Thank you for telling other travelers about your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The front desk was amazing. I was having trouble printing and they were so helpful and sweet. They were always ready to give directions, smile and help. The room was very large but I do have to say...red gets old.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Dear LizardAtlanta. Thank you very much for commenting on your recent visit to the Hotel Rouge. I am pleased that you enjoyed our location, atmosphere and friendly, helpful service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Decent hotel in a fairly decent seemingly "out of the way" location -- a six block or so walk to the edges of Dupont Circle.

When you order ahead for a "feather free" room, which I did for my wife (and they confirmed it was non-feather when we arrive), you have a 50-50 chance that the pillows are indeed down feathers. As it was this cause. This can cause quite an inconvenience when you arrive later in the evening, and the housekeeping staff has gone, so the manager has to rifle around and figure out what a nonfeather pillow is.

Otherwise, great staff with a free wine hour. Continental breakfast (which we got comped because of the feather crisis) was rather ugh.

All in all, a good place to stay, though. Nice "rouge" read room with an overgrown mirror laying on the floor as decoration.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer H, Manager at Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear hapgator. Thank you for your review and I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit. I apologize that the room was not set up as feather free initially, a very rare mistake as many of our guests require this! We strive to be better than decent and look forward to your next visit where we will WOW you.
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

very nicely renovated pre-war hotel, with large spacious rooms and beautifully decorated in nice kimpton style; minibar well-stocked (and $10 voucher a nice perk) and lots of outlets for charging gadgets. one big thing missing is coffe/tea kettle in rooms; served in lobby in morning, but would be so much handier to make your own any time you want. a bit of a walk from nearest train.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer H, Manager at Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear slwjosh. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to DC and the Hotel Rogue’s great service, accommodations and location. We do offer coffee makers on request as well as offering complimentary coffee in the morning in the lobby. Thank you for telling other travelers about your good experience and the special perks with becoming a Kimpton InTouch memeber.
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

Loved this hotel. The rooms are very trendy and large. My kids loved the animal print robes, fish in the room and gift they received at check in. Beds were comfortable. Everything is very red - especially the hallways.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer H, Manager at Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear jenba97. Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that we helped to make your trip to DC more memorable!
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Address: 1315 16th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Logan Circle/ Shaw
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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#28 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#43 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#48 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On Washington DC's historic Embassy Row, Hotel Rouge is a superb luxury boutique accommodation. This Kimpton Hotel is a playful and colorful urban retreat at the doorstep of the city's top cultural and historic attractions. Within blocks of Dupont Circle and near the White House, National Mall and countless museums and galleries, the alluring Hotel Rouge entices with its rejuvenating décor, exceptional service, signature amenities and adjacent Bar Rouge lounge. ... more   less 
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