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1315 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
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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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Updated 05/11/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#126 of 156 hotels in Washington DC
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Located near Dupont Circle and the White House, the Banneker is a boutique, DC hotel with oversized guest rooms and unrivaled amenities, including free Wifi, morning coffee and tea, and evening wine hour
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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 )
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
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
Hair dryer
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City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
100Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
33Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
40Reviews2Q+A9Room tips
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Silver996c wrote a review Jun 2022
Moraga, California165 contributions99 helpful votes
We stayed two nights and had a good experience. The room (with 2 queen beds) was very clean and spacious. It appeared to have been recently remodeled. The parking attendant was a great guy. The staff at the front desk were helpful but there was always a little too long of a wait to get served (check-in, check-out, and special requests). It was a 4+ experience.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Pamela H wrote a review Mar 2022
34 contributions57 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
First time at this Kimpton location in DC and loved the area. Close by to restaurants, metro, short walk to the Mall and Museums. Top notch service from Abdul, Dionne, restaurant staff and housekeeping. Everyone is determined to deliver outstanding service and we enjoyed talking to everyone. Dennis H. was serving during wine happy hour and was a treasure trove of helpful hints for future Kimpton stays we were planning in different cities. Our room was large and very nicely designed. Huge comfortable bed and big screen TV were great. Le Sel restaurant breakfast was well priced and delicious with generous portions. Breakfast Amercain and Avocado Toast were our favorites! This is definitely going to be our return location when we visit DC. Kimpton Banneker made our visit a fun and relaxing experience. Thank you to everyone on staff who were so helpful and friendly to us!
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Date of stay: March 2022
Room Tip: The only traffic we heard on the fifth floor was if an ambulance or fire truck went by. ...
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Ryan E wrote a review Jun 2022
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Overall the hotel is nice the bar on roof is awesome but what makes a hotel is how the staff makes a guest feel at home. The first time I stayed I received a very rude call from a front desk staff scolding me for listening to music on a laptop at half volume. Then when they tried to make up for it with points and apologies it took me hounding them 6-7 times to post the points. The second time I stayed I left a 200 dollar toothbrush. I called 8 times each time a promise was made for follow up and radio silence. I stopped in in person and instead of settling the problem immediately another promise for a call back which never came. I then emailed corporate who promised more follow up that never came. I can afford a new toothbrush but the lack of concern for guest concerns is overwhelming. Since IHG took over the Kimpton brand there is a clear decline in service. This used to be my go to hotel group but it has really turned me off. Not just for Kimpton but the IHG brand in general. I have had some luck with locations in NY but this particular property is really missing the mark and the point of the hospitality industry which is to offer a caring and welcoming place as a substitute for home. It has been almost 2 months with over 12 contacts and no resolution. I hope this review will bring some attention to the importance of guest service.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Renee W wrote a review May 2022
Indiana en Provence44 contributions21 helpful votes
We had a very difficult time making a reservation here as the staff seems perpetually overwhelmed then gives bad/wrong info. Based on the Kimpton brand and their info, we expected a much nicer hotel experience. The beds and bedding were great. Too bad there was no housekeeping! When we inquired on our second day why the room hadn't been made up by 4 p.m., we were told that housekeeping was "by request only." Wow -- we were not told that when we checked in. The A/C in our room couldn't keep up with the humidity (which doesn't bode well for DC in summer) and never cooled down. There was no A/C in the hallways. Absolutely no amenities in the rooms -- no water, no menus, (who knew they had room service?) and only a tiny soap and bottle of lotion in the bathroom. When we asked about it, we were told they couldn't have them due to COVID -- which tells me management is extremely out of touch, ill informed or using it as an excuse to cost cut. (This hotel felt very "budget.") The lobby is small -- and staff seemed overwhelmed and gave conflicting info. (They seemed to be fielding a *lot* of complaints.) We were told they could book a cab for us for an early flight, then later told there was no way they could do this. So, we called an Uber, left early -- with no one in the lobby or at the desk in sight. Location is fine -- but there are other, better DC hotels nearby for the same money. Skip it, IMO.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: No advice.
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JohnnyG09 wrote a review May 2022
Albany, New York2 contributions1 helpful vote
Just left the Kimpton Banneker after a weekend stay. Pros: comfortable bed and nice shower. Cons: literally everything else. Lights in the room didn’t work, the walls are thin and ambient noise from the streets outside was loud. Half the channels on the TV weren’t working and the “streaming” option didn’t work either. Maid service didn’t come at all the entire weekend. But the customer service - as other reviews have noted - was the worst I have ever experienced. Ordered room service for breakfast on Saturday morning and after 90 minutes of waiting, had to call to check on it, at which point the guest services rep said “should we just cancel the order?” No, I just waited an hour and a half, what’s some more time? I went down to check again after another 20 mins, at which point they told me they would comp the meal. Great! Except when they brought it (after another 15 mins, so over 2 hours total) they handed be a check to sign (I refused). After I checked out and went home, I saw that they had still charged me $96 for the meal AFTER telling me it was comped and me not signing the bill. I.e. they charged my card without permission/authorization. When I called to ask about the charge, the manager on duty put me on hold repeatedly, eventually just leaving me there for 20 minutes before I hung up. I formally disputed it with my bank and will let them deal with it. I am not a finicky traveler and have stayed in other Kimpton properties that are amazing. But the Banneker feels like a rushed/cheap remodel with staff that clearly aren’t on the level of other hotels nearby (that are significantly cheaper). Also worth noting that we had friends staying there as well who had similar complaints (even down to the “do you want us to cancel” comment by the guest services rep). There are so many hotel options in this area; you would be very wise to choose something else. Do not stay here.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Emma T wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom11 contributions15 helpful votes
Firstly: great location, lovely big room and comfortable bed. However, the customer service missed the mark on so many occasions. My bathroom was not cleaned throughout my three day stay, cotton pads/buds were not replaced, and there was no bottle of water in the room. Some of the lights did not work. I had a few pre-stay questions and my emails were ignored several times. I ordered a parcel to be delivered to the hotel a few days ahead of my arrival, and asked three different staff for it but none of them followed up with me, so I have had to leave without it. They make a big deal of items to borrow, but I rang to borrow a hair straightener and sat in my room waiting for it for an hour. When I rang again, I was then told the straighteners were already all in use. Just let me know if that’s the case so I don’t have to chase you. No room service menu in the room and nobody answers the room service phone line. I eventually got through to the restaurant to order a drink from looking at the menu online, to be told it wasn’t available. I ordered an alternative, to then be called back again to say that second option also wasn’t available, so eventually had to just go down to the restaurant myself. The restaurant is closed on Sunday evenings and there is no room service which isn’t great after a long transatlantic flight.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Jan W wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Amenities?? Shampoo/conditioner/2 small bars of soap. Daily parking package/unlimited in and out? One valet for the hotel and he leaves at 11. After 11, you park your car in a lot in back of the hotel. And since there is only 1 valet - good luck getting your car in a timely fashion - even when you call 20 minutes in advance. We waited an hour for our car the first night. The room our son and daughter-in-law had looked as if it had not been used for weeks and not looked after by housekeeping. It was dusty and just not clean looking or smelling. The price quoted in your confirmation isn't the price you will pay. The price I was quoted increased by almost $200 per room. We booked these rooms for our daughters wedding as it was close to the venue when the wedding was being held. We were all looking forward to staying in this highly touted hotel for this occasion. The Kimpton Banneker Hotel really took some of the joy out of the celebration!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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LAP wrote a review Mar 2022
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We returned to Washington DC in our first trip since Covid began. We had stayed at other Kimpton hotels in DC in the past and were always happy with them. There are many nice hotels in DC but we wanted to return to a Kimpton. When we arrived the valet was super nice and helpful. When I checked in I explained we wanted to use a $100 Gift Certificate we received in Nov 2019. The attendant said she did not know how to process it but would speak with a manager. When we checked out the next morning, we were told they were not taking gift certificates yet. I asked how long they had been open...6 months. The desk person was not able to provide a reason why they were not accepting gift certificates. In addition, I left a message for the Manager on his voice mail and never received a return call. The room was spacious and very clean but the street noise at night made it difficult to sleep. It wasn't abnormally noisy, this was just normal traffic noise and it appears the windows are not equipped to help diminish that.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Veggie Vagabond wrote a review Mar 2022
Phoenix, Arizona259 contributions93 helpful votes
Super hotel, on point rooms, excellent staff! We really enjoyed our weekend. This hotel is a gem. It’s going to be my new go to hotel when in DC. The location was easily accessible by Metro, and close enough to walk to many different areas around DC.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
newtiger09 wrote a review Feb 2022
San Francisco, California32 contributions38 helpful votes
I stayed here for 3 nights last week and absolutely loved this hotel. First of all, the customer service is incredible. Each person I interacted with - from Abdul to the folks at the front desk to the restaurant and bar staff - were kind and helpful. The room itself was extremely comfortable with a lovely design. The hotel's location is great - very walkable to restaurants and shops. I highly recommend this hotel - it's great value. I will definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2022
Sleep Quality
$266 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Banneker Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Banneker Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Barbie Pond on Avenue Q (0.2 miles), National Geographic Museum (0.2 miles), and Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (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 a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
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, a parking garage, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Banneker Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Commissary, Quill, and The Pig.
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 The President Woodrow Wilson House (0.9 miles).