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Royal Sonesta Washington DC

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2121 P Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1010
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 01/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#79 of 153 hotels in Washington DC
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Timeless sophistication meets contemporary style at the Royal Sonesta Washington DC. This luxury boutique hotel provides flawless service and exquisite amenities in engagingly innovative surroundings. Located within Washington's historic Dupont Circle, this Royal Sonesta and its lively Certo! restaurant are a short walk to Georgetown and the city's largest concentration of private art galleries, museums, theaters, shops and restaurants.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Free shuttle or taxi services
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Business
Green
Languages Spoken
English

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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
112Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
35Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
4895Reviews59Q+A100Room tips
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Samantha C wrote a review Jun 10
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico5 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel was very clean and smelled fresh in the lobby . We were greeted by valet and they immediately jumped into action to get us squared away . The manager Bruce introduced himself and made sure our stay was accommodating. My sister left her iPad and the staff made sure it was located and even brought it out to us when we came back for it . I would definitely stay here again !!!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Bruce Daley, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Sonesta Washington DC
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Samantha, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely,
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Mike Lee wrote a review Sep 2020
Williamsburg, Virginia5 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
My wife and I were recently moving from Pennsylvania to Virginia. During the long move, we decided to stay overnight at the Kimpton Hotel. I was blown away. The room's very nice and spacious. Clean and tidy. The staff is kind and very knowledgeable. Best of all, all wearing masks and going above and beyond for everything we asked. I especially want to thank the Gentleman at the front desk, Douglas. My wife and I must have bothered you 10+ times on our stay. But each time, you were super helpful and HONEST. Not some customer service bs most people spew. We appreciate that! Give that man a raise! ;D We will be back! Douglas; hope we meet again, my friend!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jessy R. wrote a review Jun 8
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there were a lot of “hidden fees” that I was unaware of until After. 50 dollars a night to valet with no other options given to us for parking was a huge downfall for me. The $25 a night resort fee. My bigger issue would be; I thought I had booked a room with a big tub. Once I got to our room I realized I booked the wrong room. I called down and spoke to a very nice gentleman. I asked if they had a room with a larger tub available and they easily did. I told him I knew there would be an up charge to make up the difference. He told me not to worry about he would take care of it. We switched rooms no problem. I check out and get my bill via email. I was a bit put back by the fact that I was told the up charge would be “taken care” of but it wasn’t. Although I am in no way upset that I was charged a difference between one room and the other because as I said it was my mistake in selecting the wrong room when booking. I didn’t like being told one thing and another thing being done. (Unless it is a spa suite it will only have an apartment sized bathroom and tub) I went back to check the difference in price between the two rooms and see the difference was actually only $15 a night. The room I selected being $215 a night and the junior spa suite being $229 a night. The issue is I was charged $100 for the 2 night up charge which should have only been $30. All in all my $551 two night stay turned into a $782 bill that really didn’t feel worth it. Specifics on the appearance and condition of the room. The bed and pillows were comfortable and the air conditioning worked well. Lighting in the room was pretty cool with behind the bed lighting. For anyone looking for a “city view” there really isn’t one. The front of the building faces a street with a large building and some small shops including a lower level supermarket that was useful. The rear which was where our room faced was facing the pool and a boarded up abandoned building. Really not much to look out the windows for. In the lounge area the tv is bigger than the window. They put a large drape across the wall to make it look like a big window in the pictures but it was very small. The bathroom lights at one point while in the bath were flickering. Not sure why just turned off that set of lights for the remainder of our stay. One of the glass panels on the shower was also loose. Looks like the caulking just needed to be redone but hadn’t been. Something that could not be missed by staff while cleaning. Could honestly be a safety hazard. Closet doors didn’t close flush. Also inside the closet door there were gouges into the wood and paint from the safe being left open over and over again. The room had plenty of power outlets which was a plus. For me personally overall the room was not worth the $265 a night and I strongly believe how well you take care of your establishment reflects on how you value your patrons.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Bruce Daley, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Sonesta Washington DC
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of. Sincerely,
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ElleYoung wrote a review Jun 6
New York City, New York18 contributions6 helpful votes
My fiance (now husband!) and I stayed at the Royal Sonesta in DC for 2 nights for our wedding with our dog. We worked with Allie R. who was amazing at coordinating everything and made sure everything went smoothly. We stayed in a King Executive Studio Suite and were amazed by the large size of the room was and the gorgeous views we had of the city! The hotel room was spacious, exceptionally clean and they even included thoughtful touches for our dog such as a fluffy dog bed and 2 large bowls for food and water. In addition, all of the staff that we encountered were friendly and helpful whenever we had any questions or needed anything. The location is also superb - it is located on a very cute street with lots of bars and restaurants and in the heart of Dupont Circle. We can't wait to stay at the Royal Sonesta again!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Bruce Daley, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Sonesta Washington DC
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely,
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Sherpa491835Hannibal Padilla wrote a review May 2021
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I arrived at this Hotel ,to find a bathroom did not work . The room smelled of tobaco ?. The room was no were as it's picture on the site. I booked the Executive Suite ? Room service was not to be , you had to call for your own per yourself to change linen. The was no beakfest in the hotel , no coffee , no water ..Refrigerator was set to a very low level as to have to leave water for a long time > "IT IS A MESS FOR $250.00 a night it's a disgrace .."TO ALL VETS I SAY" .."YOU GOTTA BE CRAZY TO RENT A ROOM HERE " to the PUBLIC "ONLY A PLACE TO LOOK FROM OUTSIDE..!! THE REVIEWS ARE A FIX in the Executive suite there is no chair , no pillows as seen ?..Please this was a trip to HELL !!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Rick vasquez, Guest Services / Front Office at Royal Sonesta Washington DC
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Phannibal21, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of. Please email me at Rick.vasquez@sonesta.com to make this right to you. Sincerely, Rick Vasquez Front Office Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$155 - $403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kimpton washington dc
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC
LOCATION
United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCUpper Northwest / Dupont Circle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
335
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Sonesta Washington DC
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Nearby attractions include Anderson House (0.06 miles), The Phillips Collection (0.1 miles), and Embassy Row (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Yes, free public parking nearby, a parking garage, and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Conveniently located restaurants include Doyle (Bar), The Pembroke Restaurant, and Bagels Etc.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Royal Sonesta Washington DC offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Sonesta Washington DC?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Arlington National Cemetery (2.5 miles), Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (2.4 miles), and Anderson House (0.06 miles).