This hotel is not the fanciest but it is the cleverest I've stayed at in DC (and I've stayed at a lot). Room are big and comfortable with really comfortable beds and nice long desks. Appointments are not the most elegant, but they have an edgy, sort of art-deco design (lots of red, in keeping with the name), leopard-patterned terry robes) that is engaging. Staff are very nice and extremely helpful in general (late check-out was willingnly provided) I didn't get to try the free, late-afternoon wine and snacks, but it looked very nice. Also nice -- the hotel emphasizes fitness, with a yoga mat in every room, yoga program on the TV and yoga and pilates props avaialble for the asking, bikes available to guests for free, a healthy foot menu, a fitness center.
All are great ideas, but not all work as effectively as they could. When I tried to use a bike for a quick-pre-meeting ride, staff sent me to the garage for my bike without tools to set the seat at my height or a helmet, which the program purports to provide. They had no maps for riders and the only route they knew of was a tour of the city (even though the hotel is very close to Rock Creek Park, which has paths). The menu doesn't include any vegetarian or even fish options in its healthy meal list (chicken, chicken or turkey are the only choices?) and the fitness center is a crowded dark room in the basement, although well equipped given the space.
If all of these ideas were more fully realized, the Rouge would be a five in my view; as is, it was still lots of fun to stay there.
This would have been a
- 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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