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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 #13 of 130 Hotels in Washington DC
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Newark, Delaware
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“Romance is BAACK!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The Hotel Palomar was beautiful!!! From the "The Honor Bar" to the animal print robes!!!! I stayed in a King Suite. I loved the updated hip decor and the awesome customer service!!! I signed up for Kimpton Loyalty Rewards!! I will be stayin g in another Kimpton Hotel for New Years Eve as well!!!!

  • Stayed November 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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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear Chrystal74,
Love to hear that you had so much fun! Enjoy your stay on NYE and thank you for joining InTouch! Best wishes, Stephane
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Germantown, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Excellent Dupont Circle location within 1 block of the Dupont Circle metro stop (Red line). Easy walking distance to restaurants, bars, coffee shops, grocery markets, and shopping. Really enjoyed the neighborhood. Within 1 block of Rock Creek park with lots of green space and running trails. This hotel gets a lot of traffic and it's starting to show it in wear and tear. The Kimpton In-Touch program is worth the sign-up for free internet and mini-bar credit. The hotel lobby is very crowded during the wine reception in the evening, but there was minimal noise near our 5th floor room. We had a Executive Queen-Queen room with lots of space except in the bathroom which is tiny. Overall, the room is spacious and well-appointed.

Room Tip: Great non-chain bagel shop across street for cheap breakfast. Also Metro Market across street so av...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We stayed for a few nights over Hurricane Sandy and so saw the hotel cope with almost all guests stuck inside for a couple of days. They seemed to deal with matters very efficiently, providing tea and coffee in the lobby all day and the daily wine reception went ahead although I would guess a lot more than usual was consumed!

It's has a very contemporary feel and we had a deluxe double which was extremely spacious with armchairs, a huge desk etc. Lucky really as we spent much more time cooped up indoors than we anticipated. Given the size of the room and the comfortable furnishings, I felt the bathroom was disappointing. Very small in comparison and the paintwork was marked and a bit shabby. There was no shower gel so had to ask housekeeping for that and they did not automatically provide a shower cap/cotton wool etc. These were available upon request. Also, I don't know if I was having a "senior" moment, but the bath plug just didn't seem to keep the water in, so it slowly drained away! However, the huge, soft bathrobes were wonderful!

We requested a quiet pet free room and that's what we got. Didn't hear a sound during the night or in the mornings and I'm a light sleeper.

Excellent location - Dupont Circle is a lively (but not too noisy) eclectic area with lots of eateries. Also few hundred yards from the metro and a 15 min walk to Georgetown and about 20 mins to White House. I'm not sure I would pay the rates being quoted by the hotel booking websites (we paid partly with frequest flyer points) but if you can get a good deal, it's worth staying there.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear RATSOMATIC,
Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so glad you had a great time. Next time you are in town let me know. I will make sure that we preset the items you asked for ahead of time. Best wishes, Stephane
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Excellent location . Welcoming reception staff organised a lovely room overlooking pool area. The little touches like the wine tasting each evening allowed us to meet other guests and socialise which was a nice idea. Breakfast was wonderful and I only wish we had more than a few days in Washington.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear Cairolass_12,
Thank you so much for a great review. Love to hear that you had a great time. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Wishes, Stephane
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Barrington, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

My husband and I stayed here October 2012, partly to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary and partly to attend an event at the Kennedy center. When we arrived at the hotel, the doorman was super friendly and immediately took our bags to the front desk. Once there, Clayton checked us in and even wished us a happy anniversary (when I made the reservation, I noted it was our anniversary). We were upgraded to a Spa room, which is a very large suite with an awesome soaking tub. The best surprised happened later that day - upon entering our room, we found a bottle of sparkling wine in a cooler and a selection of chocolates! That was definitely above and beyond, and much appreciated.

The lobby is full of interesting art and cozy places to sit. The rooms are very nice, sparkling clean and modern. Cool touches such as the lighted nightstand bases, chaise in the bedroom and thick animal-print robes make this place unique and fun. The wine reception in the lobby every evening is a nice touch - and the wine is actually pretty good! If you don't drink, they also offer non-alcoholic options. The hotel is pet-friendly, and the guests do bring their dogs. I love dogs - have 2 myself - so it was really fun to see them all hanging out with their owners. However, if you are not a dog lover, you may not enjoy this option. The hotel also is pretty kid-friendly, from what I could observe. We didn't have our kids (7 and 3) with us, but I wouldn't feel out of place had we brought them as I have in other "boutique" hotels. It's within walking distance of many DC attractions as well as 2 Metro stations. Lots of restaurant options, too, including a nice one right in the hotel itself.

Over all, this was one of the most enjoyable stays we have had in any hotel, and we travel a lot. That we didn't bring the kids probably helped too! A special shout-out to Clayton and Liz-Ann at the front desk - they provided excellent service, helped us with transportation and reservations and even gave us some tips for getting around the city more efficiently. Love it! We will definitely be back!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear the_golden4,
What a great review! Thank you so much. So happy to read that you enjoyed your stay. I will be sure to share your review with everyone and especially Clayton and Lizann. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best wishes, Stephane
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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

we had stayed in many other nabes in dc but wanted to be in dupont circle i called kimmpton and this is wht we got big room coffee in lobby in the a.m. with free newspapers cozy wine our with warm fireroom 1021 quite large quiet

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear nycmom22,
Thank you so much for a great review. So glad to read that you enjoyed your first stay with us. We cannot wait to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, Stephane
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Rancho Mirage, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Was a nice stay for 3 nights. The lobby has a very trendy feel. Free happy hour from 5-6pm. TIP: go down to the lobby about 15 min. early to get a comfortable seat and stay camped there. Very busy happy hour with limited seating. Location is an easy 2 block walk from the Metro. Received an email the week prior from the hotel offering a room upgrade for $15/ night based upon availability, which did clear at check-in. Was a nice size room with a wild animal motif (leopard and zebra) which was fun for a city hotel. Would stay again. Free coffee in the lobby but there is a Starbucks next door.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#10 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#13 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#14 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#17 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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