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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Awesome room!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Palomar. The staff and manager are friendly and very accommodating. Every night they have a little happy hour. They serve wine, flat bread crackers, and a variety of olives. The room is large and well appointed. The hotel is located in a great area (Dupont Circle) where there are many good restaurants. It is a bit of a walk to the Mall area where the Smithsonian is located. We walked a couple of times and took the Metro a couple of times. If you want to walk to the White House, it will take you about 30-40 minutes depending on how fast you walk. If you want to go to Georgetown, there is a bus stop at Dupont. We have already decided that when we go to Washington again, we will stay at the Palomar!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Location
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I've always had great stays with Kimpton Hotels. The Palomar was on par with the hotels in Seattle, Portland and Philly that I've stayed at. Great location. Tons of good places to eat around. It was an easy walk for me and my husband to all the monuments and museums (we're probably willing to walk a little further than most people).

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

This was our first time in DC and a our travel agent recommended the hotel to us. The room was spacious and comfortable, the staff were friendly and the extra touches were well received. Overall we had a great experience and would recommend this hotel. I have not given five stars as the room was noisy. We were next to the elevator and I could hear it throughout the night. Also on our last night there was a party in the room next to us and it took security over two hours to stop the noise. I know this was down to fellow guests and not the hotel, but I just wish they would have stepped in a bit earlier than they did. Other than that it really was good fun and the staff are a credit to the establishment.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I've visited DC many times and stayed in various hotels. The Palomar is by far my favorite. The room was large and beautiful and we also enjoyed a complimentary bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. T free happy hour every evening between 5-6 is also plus. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the location, just a few blocks from the DuPont Circle metro,is very convenient. This is my new favorite place to stay in DC.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This was my first time STAYING in DC but it was definitely not the last. I went with a friend who was celebrating her birthday and the Palomar truly out-did themselves. Gave us a beautiful room with a high floor, as well a bottle of champagne with chocolate strawberries waiting for us in the room upon checkin!

The staff was amazing, shout outs to Gordon for checkin, Joy for her amazing smile and attitude on the overnight and Phil the concierge for dealing with my slightly annoying requests. ;)

Urbana was awesome too, can't beat happy hour prices! All around an amazing stay and for sure will be coming back, so expect us! :)

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This review is long-coming; I actually stayed here in 2010 when I needed a convenient dog-friendly hotel. The Palomar was perfect and the staff very friendly. The rooms were spacious and clean and I felt very comfortable. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed March 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I have to start with I love Kimpton hotels. The Palomar DC was in a great location (Dupont Circle) with access to the metro, great restaurants, etc. Of course the happy hour is always a plus (had a hot toddy for the first time and really liked it), staff was extremely friendly (it's what you become to expect at a Kimpton), but the rooms and common areas need a little more attention to detail and definitely more cleaning. While everything was "neat" there is definitely wear and tear - wallcovering in bathroom was dirty (all you need is to wipe it down) and the light switches in the bathroom were disgusting (again just give them a wipe). Elevators were beat with trash in the corners (who would throw trash on the floor of an elevator). Asked for a quiet room and got one that looked over a dumpster and parking lot (not very appealing). Lots of trucks coming and going early in the morning too so while it was quite at night, don't expect to sleep late. Overall really nice hotel but will probably try the Monaco next time we're in town.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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
#7 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#7 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#10 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Best Value 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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