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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
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Miami, FL
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“excellent property in DC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is a fantastic hotel in the Dupont Circle neighboorhod of DC. The staff is great, the customer service is outstanding and the rooms are large in size and with up to date ammenities.

The hotel has several perks including a wine reception every evening and free breakfast and wi-fi for "In-Touch" members.

The only cautious comment is to be aware that parking is only via valet and it is $45 per night. Also the elevators are a bit on the small side and tend to always be full during the morning breakfast / check-out rush.

All in all a great DC hotel.

Room Tip: even if staying near an elevator the noise level is low.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • Location
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The Palomar has been my family's hotel of choice in the DC area for several years. The staff is friendly, rooms are clean, there's a discount for parking a hybrid (although parking is still too high-- $36 a night WITH the $10 discount), pet-friendly, nice evening reception, and the membership offers perks for loyal customers. Rooms 723 and 725 were roomy and had large bathrooms. Room 703 was roomy but the bathroom was tiny. All those rooms face P Street and were quiet enough.We enjoyed the bagel place across the street, Le Pain Quotidien just down the block, and the Dupont Italian Kitchen on R Street at 17th. Making dinner reservations is a good idea. Good spots are crowded in DC.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, January 9, 2013
Dear CharlottesvilleVA,
Thank you so much for a great review and for being a fan! We cannot wait to welcome you back. Best wishes, Stephane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

What a great hotel, the rooms were clean and oversized and the staff was amazing ! Would definitely visit this property again, will keep Kimpton properties in mind for future trips. Very dog friendly to include water dishes and a bowl of dog cookies. Coffee and tea offered in the mornings in the lobby and a manager's reception in the evening. Made us feel right at home, and the staff was excellent!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Dear Tamara F,
Thank you very much for your great feedback. So glad to read that you found our hotel to be of good value. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Best Wishes, Stephane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We so appreciate Kimpton Hotels and their dog-friendly policies. The Palomar Hotel hosted us on Christmas Eve and Christmas night, making my wife and me, as well as our Labrador, Zeus, most welcome. Rooms are spacious and comfortable; nice fitness area; welcoming lobby with coffee in the morning and wine in the late afternoon. The whole staff was fantastic (especially Clayton, Cordelia, and Nick at the front desk). The hotel restaurant, Urbana, is wonderful for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Dupont Circle area is great for walking, with many conveniences close by. Take a stroll down Embassy Row---beautiful architecture. We look forward to our return to the Palomar.

Room Tip: Try to get deluxe room with separate dressing area, complete with exercise bike and second flat scre...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We just returned from a 5 night stay. The staff was extremely accommodating and quite forgiving of our naughty little dog. The happy hour was a great way to meet other guests. Besides wine and hot toddies, there were crackers, an assortment of olives and even small pizza bites one night. In the morning we enjoyed coffee, tea and hot chocolate with whipped cream, chocolate curls and mini marshmallows ( a big hit with the kids). There were lots of families and a good mix of couples and singles. Our accommodation was in the Deluxe one bedroom suite on the 6th floor which was quiet facing a parking lot (no view). The bed was extremely comfortable with a light down comforter that I looked forward to every night. It was a relaxing time for all of us and one of the friendliest, well thought out hotels we've stayed at in a long time.

Room Tip: If you want a quiet room ask to face the rear of the hotel.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, January 9, 2013
Dear BostonRoxie,
Thank you so much for returning and taking the time to share your feedback. We love to hear that you had a great time. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Stephane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The hotel does many things nice and neat. The following is a list we think important:

1. Dogs are welcome without extra charge whatsoever.

2. The staff is very nice and helpful.

3. There are enough outlets for computers and usb devices.

4. The wifi is fast enough and does not disconnect you once a while.

5. The cleaning staff does not take away used towels as long as you hang them. Many hotels tell you to hang the towels if you want to continue to use them. But they invariable take them away! This is the very first hotel that keeps its words.

6. The in-room safe is the largest we've ever seen to fit several computers easily.

7. The location is excellent. Dupont Circle is in general a good location but this hotel on P Street is relatively quite with a dozen restaurants on the same block and many more in 5 minutes of walk.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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 31, 2012
Dear zdtb,
Thank you so much for the great feedback. We are happy to read that you really enjoyed your getaway with us. We hope to see you again very soon. Happy New Year, Stephane
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Los Angeles
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15 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This hotel, located near Dupont Circle, was a nice choice for my stay in DC. There are many restaurants next to the restaurant, Starbucks and Le Pain Quotidien are down the street. The Mall and Georgetown are 15-20 minute walks away; however, a cab is probably necessary to get you to most places. The room was very spacey and modern but with some character. They offer free coffee/tea in the mornings and wine in the early evenings. The staff were friendly. My only complaint is that the maids didn't bother to clean the rooms one day (towels and toiletries were not replenished). Great stay overall.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#9 Romantic 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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