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Kimpton Banneker Hotel

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1315 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2205
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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#127 of 153 hotels in Washington DC
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GreenLeaders Platinum level
Relaxed, Refined Sophistication in Residential DC Bridging the best of DC’s storied historic highlights and leafy residential neighborhoods, the Kimpton Banneker Hotel has one of the most enviable addresses in the District — on a tree-lined avenue with a view straight down 16th Street NW of the White House. A blend of cool minimalism and warm tones, the Banneker’s design offers homey comfort with a side of provocative art. Find the heartbeat of the hotel in its dining venues: the ground-floor French bistro, serving local flavors in a timeless setting, promises to buzz day and night, while upstairs, a sophisticated indoor/outdoor rooftop bar will encourage spontaneous connections under the stars while offering unfettered views of the landmarks that make the city so iconic. Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner party or something a little more grand, the Kimpton Banneker Hotel offers boutique settings befitting of any important occasion. The highly flexible meeting spaces allow for nearly endless customization — choose from indoor rooms or the rooftop bar, an unbeatable location for outdoor weddings and other alfresco gatherings. Locally sourced food catered from our on-site French bistro and conversation-worthy art curation add those extra touches that make meetings and events memorable long after the last guest departs.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Car hire
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Lara M wrote a review Sep 7
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The Kimpton Banneker Hotel is stylish AND extremely comfortable and welcoming. The whole staff went above and beyond at every interaction to make us feel at home. Our King room was perfection itself--the most chic design, every detail was aesthetically on point. Generous amenities--I especially appreciated the USB rechargeable wireless lighted makeup mirror and clothing steamer. The bed was truly amazingly cushy and comfortable--it was hard to tear ourselves out of the room to go have fun in the city. I even went so far as to find out the specific pillows they have so I can try to replicate Banneker-level-sleep at home. Le Sel (the restaurant) is also beautifully designed, and the food and drinks were very tasty (we got a grilled peach salad, roasted prawns in some sort of magical sauce, the filet with broccolini, and a few perfect cocktails). Location was fantastic for us--walkable food, fun, and sights in every direction. We can't wait to visit again soon--hopefully once the rooftop bar is open!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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LGC & JCFC wrote a review Jul 2021
White Plains, New York244 contributions167 helpful votes
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Hotel- Kimpton Banneker Hotel (Washington, DC) Date- 18july2021 until 22july2021 (4 nights) Overall: 5/5. Excellent. This new property is off to a good start. It's a smaller property, with an intimate living room and supplemental seating area beyond the elevators. Although only floors 1-4 are in use, and only the lobby restaurant is open, there is little doubt that this hotel will be a hit. We are looking forward to our next visit, once the additional floors and rooftop lounge bar are open! Rewards Club Recognition- 5/5. Excellent. Upon check-in, we were verbally thanked for our loyalty. Our room was upgraded, and we were offered either 600 welcome amenity points or $10 Raid-the-Bar/Food & Beverage credit. An Inner Circle ‘VIP Welcome Amenity’ (fresh fruit, two large, bottled waters, & three small cans of soda) was present in the room. The restaurant also participates in the Chefs Taste VIP Inner Circle benefit. The social password was good for a small, branded flask. We felt like valued guests at this property. Staff- 5/5. Excellent. When we arrived in the early evening, there was no valet station or personnel, which was odd for a property that offers valet parking only; so, we parked in the valet area until we had loaded our belongings onto a luggage cart that we found in the lobby area. Then, we moved the car into a nearby street parking space. After a short wait for the reception staff, we were checked into the property by Dionne, from Miami, who was very welcoming. Throughout our stay, she was engaging and such a great example of someone who makes each guest feel special. Without skipping a beat, she would routinely greet us and other guests who passed through the lobby, all the while paying due attention to the guest before her. Matthew, the physics graduate who was at the reception during the morning coffee service, was polite, friendly, & knowledgeable about the hotel namesake, Benjamin Banneker. When we needed more of a coffee fix, he was able to recommend a nearby coffee shop, in addition to having a Nespresso machine sent to our room. When we met Vernon and Raeshawna, members of the management team, we knew we were in proficient and caring hands. Thank you to all the staff members that made our stay so pleasant. Property Appearance & Maintenance- 5/5. Excellent. The property is remodeled and looks brand new; no outstanding maintenance items were evident. Exterior- The property façade is humble yet branded appropriately. The building is freshly painted and in great shape. The exterior landscaping is recently planted, and it is still growing in, but the mature streetside trees really add a peaceful, residential feel to the area. Interior- The small lobby was clean and immaculate. No scuffs or stains on the walls or carpets were present. Both elevators and the lobby and corridor lighting were functional. Accommodations- 5/5. Excellent. We were assigned a ‘Studio Suite’ room on the 2nd floor (210), and we were happy. It was exactly as pictured and advertised on the hotel and chain websites. We recommend this room type. The bed was firm, as were the pillows, and the furnishings were new and unblemished. Decorative items were enough to show the modern, clean style of the hotel, but not so much as to be cumbersome. The bathroom sink had plenty of counterspace, and the walk-in shower was spacious. The windows that open do run the length of the room, which provides plenty of natural light, but our room overlooked the street, which meant noise from the street below can make its way in. Upper-level floors may have less street noise, once they are in use. The climate control worked well, even against the 90+ degree (F) temperatures outside. No luggage stands were in the room; adding one might prevent guests from having to either leave their bags and roller boards on the floor or put them on the new furnishings. Housekeeping- 5/5. Excellent. Our room was immaculate. The flooring was clean and debris-free, as was all the furniture and the bed. The bathroom was pristine, and all toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels, facial tissues, toilet paper, etc.) were provided in a supply adequate for the length of our stay. ‘Light housekeeping service’ was offered and could be scheduled at check-in, if desired, but we didn’t need service during the few days of our stay. The few times we did interact with the housekeeping staff, we were greeted with a friendly smile and an eager-to-please attitude. Pool/Gym- 4/5. Very good. The fitness center is on the lobby level and is open 24hrs daily. No pool is available at this property. Breakfast/Meal Options- 4/5. Very good. The signature Kimpton wine/social hour is from 5p until 6p daily in the lobby restaurant, and complementary morning coffee service is offered at the front desk from 6a until 9a during the week. Espresso machines are available for use in the room by request. The usual minibar items are available at the front desk since the minibars themselves remain empty during the pandemic. The Lady Bird rooftop bar is not yet open. Le Sel, the lobby restaurant, is closed during breakfast and lunch, but it is open for dinner each evening (except Sunday). The food was stellar; we had such a good experience that we chose to return the second night for some additional appetizers and a dessert. It's a fantastic restaurant; I'll come back just for the food! Jonny, our server, deserves kudos for the great experience he provided, as does Cecilio the bartender. Each are a tribute to the leadership of James, from the Food & Beverage department, who was engaging, pleasant, and appreciative of our business. Laundry- not evaluated. There was no laundry bag or service pricing sheet in the room. Computer/Printer/WiFi- 4/5. Very good. WiFi was strong throughout the hotel, and streaming was smooth, but the connection would drop routinely. Other- Pandemic Operations: We were a little surprised to find that although the Kimpton Approach to Clean advertises that sanitizing stations, plexiglass barriers, and social distancing indicators on the floor will be present, none of these three items were visible in this hotel. Most of the hotel staff members who interact closely with guests were wearing masks, as advertised.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Raeshawna Scott, General Manager at Kimpton Banneker Hotel
Responded Jul 31, 2021
Hello jcfox1978 It was such a pleasure to have you join us! This review made each person smile and we are so elated that you had this experience. We are excited to open Lady Bird soon and have you come back time and time again. Thank you again. Raeshawna
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Katie C wrote a review Sep 2
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Truly enjoyed my stay! Hotel was well kept. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Rooms were beautiful and well designed. The staff at the restaurant Le Sel were also wonderful. Looking forward to the rooftop bar Lady Bird to open soon. The decor there was beautiful with gorgeous views. Would highly recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Raeshawna Scott, General Manager at Kimpton Banneker Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for your review kcoules1101! We are so excited that you enjoyed our spacious rooms and the design. Our staff is pretty awesome :). Lady Bird will open very soon! Stay tuned. Kind regards
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Noh Leftovers wrote a review Aug 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia625 contributions1 helpful vote
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Drinks - Le Sel Negroni: Don Ciccio & Figil Luna | Hendrick's Gin | Cocchi Torino Sweet Vermouth | Lemon Expression | Twist - L'ete Melon: Vodka | Honey | Cantaloupe | Fresh Lime Juice | Salt Rim | Lime Expression Food - Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio: Burrata| Evoo | Crushed Pistachio | Castelvetrano Olives | Balsamic Glaze | Micro Basil - Roasted Prawns: XO Sherry Butter | Confit Garlic | Fine Herbs | Charred Ciabatta - Steak Tartare: Oyster | Smoked Oyster Mayonnaise | Sea Salt Lavosh - Scallop Crudo: Yuzu Cucumber Dressing | Tomato | Jalapeno | Watercress - Grilled Peach: Baby Field Greens | Goat Cheese | Buttered Pecans | Cornbread Croûtons | Raspberries | Fig Sherry Dressing
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Raeshawna Scott, General Manager at Kimpton Banneker Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello NohLeftovers! Thank you for your review of Le Sel our beautiful French Bistro. I am happy to see you enjoyed the experience. We look forward to having you dine again! Cheers! Raeshawna- General Manager
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Emma wrote a review Aug 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
Beautiful hotel! The comfiest beds and lovely design of the room and bathroom, and the rest of the hotel. Gym is small but sufficient. Few minutes walk to Wholefoods supermarket, CVS and small restaurants. Staff were lovely and helpful. Didn't visit hotel restaurant.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Raeshawna Scott, General Manager at Kimpton Banneker Hotel
Responded Aug 5, 2021
Hello Ejhutch90! We are thrilled you enjoyed the lush Kimpton bedding! We are always happy when our guest fully enjoy the design, location and interaction with my amazing staff. We hope to have you back again. Cheers! Raeshawna
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PRICE RANGE
$513 - $739 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCUpper Northwest / Dupont Circle / Logan Circle/ Shaw
NUMBER OF ROOMS
144
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Banneker Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Banneker Hotel?
Nearby attractions include National Geographic Museum (0.2 miles), Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (0.3 miles), and The Studio Theatre (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimpton Banneker Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kimpton Banneker Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kimpton Banneker Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kimpton Banneker Hotel?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Banneker Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quill, Commissary, and Estadio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kimpton Banneker Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kimpton Banneker Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Kimpton Banneker Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kimpton Banneker Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Kimpton Banneker Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Arlington National Cemetery (2.7 miles), Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (2.6 miles), and Ford's Theatre (1.0 miles).