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Kimpton Topaz Hotel
Ranked #82 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“fabulous service at lovely boutique hotel”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Had a wonderful, romantic, getaway for three nights at this lovely small hotel in Dupont Circle. We loved the relaxed atmosphere and the staff, particularly Candice, who treated us like family! Lots of great restaurants, shops and bookstores nearby and very close to the metro. The restaurant and bar were lovely and food and drinks were well priced. I highly recommend this hotel. We had a room near the ice machine and the elevators and there wasn't any problem with noise.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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TopazHotelGM, General Manager at Kimpton Topaz Hotel, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Hi D0nnatravels,

Thanks for the fantastic review! We appreciate the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Candiance does an amazing job of taking care of our guests. So, it's always great to see her get the recognition she deserves. We hope you can make your way back to Topaz in the near future. Thanks again and Happy New Year!

Donte
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Delft, Netherlands
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Don't be put off by the outside of this hotel. The rooms are excellent and the staff without exception are great. We had some issues with our room door lock and they went out of their way to sort it out and even gave us complimentary breakfast for the inconvenience. The location is great and we walked from the hotel to all the sites and downtown (probably about 30minutes walk). Plenty of restaurants in the area. Valet parking is great albeit a bit expensive (no doubt there are some alternatives nearby but being our first visit to Washington we did not know the options and the valet parking was very convenient. Our stay was truly memorable thanks to this hotel and staff and we would certainly stay here on a future visit.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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TopazHotelGM, General Manager at Kimpton Topaz Hotel, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Hi ZARDelft_Netherlands,

Thank you for taking a moment to post a review. I'm sorry to hear that there was in issue with lock on the door. It's great to read that it was resolved that your experience was still an enjoyable. Your recommendation is the highest of compliments. So we couldn't be more appreciative.

Thanks again and we hope to see you soon.

Donte
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Redwood City, CA
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

We recently had a two night stay at the Topaz. This was our first time at this Kimpton property and we were very pleased with both the hotel and the central location near Dupont Circle. The staff are extremely friendly and professional. Rick will take great care of you at happy hour and Donte makes sure everything runs perfectly.

The hotel retains its old style charm but has been completely renovated and updated. We had a huge room with plenty of space to spread out. As another review mentioned the separate vanity area was a real plus. The hotel is in a mixed residential/business neighborhood so there is no traffic noise and even though you are very close to the heart of the Dupont Circle shopping area you really feel like you are away from the hustle and bustle.

We will definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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TopazHotelGM, General Manager at Kimpton Topaz Hotel, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Hi 1Maggie,

Thanks for posting a review of your experience with us. We appreciate you taking a moment to do so. We always know our guests are being treated well when Rick is behind the bar. I'm flattered that you mentioned that I make sure everything runs smoothly. I'm fortunate to have a team that sincerely cares and works hard to provide great service to our guests.

Thanks again for taking time to post a review!

Donte
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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

I stayed here recently while on a little vacation by myself - the hotel staff was SO nice, Rick, Jacqueline and Donte really made me feel welcome and at home. The room was very clean and HUGE. Not what I was expecting, it was really nice to sprawl out and I loved the separate vanity from the bathroom. The location was perfect as well, great walking distance from everywhere. I didn't eat any food here but there were a bunch of places open late night near by and if the bar closes before you're ready to go to bed there are great bars all around the area. I always get nervous that I'm not going to pick the "right" hotel (location, ambiance) when travelling but this was absolutely great!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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TopazHotelGM, General Manager at Kimpton Topaz Hotel, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Hi Lauren,

Thanks so much for the awesome review! It was great to have you with us and I'm glad we were able to help you navigate through our Nation's Capital on your recent visit. We all enjoyed meeting you. And you'll always have a home away from home here at the Topaz. Stop in for a visit soon.

Donte
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Frankfort, Illinois
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

While visiting family in D.C., we found the Topaz to be in a beautiful neighborhhod which we enjoyed walking in, and we also found that it was surrounded by several great restaurants. We had a very enjoyable stay there, and also, the staff was very friendly, always pleasant and helpful. A special thanks to Stephanie, Candace and Ahmed for going out of their way! Also, the rooms were large and comfortable. We would definately recommend it, and would stay there again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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TopazHotelGM, General Manager at Kimpton Topaz Hotel, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Hello George,

Thanks for posting this review! Stefani, Candiance, and Ahmed are all assets to our team. I'm glad you had a chance to meet them. Hopefully you visit the family again soon and have a chance to stay with us again.

Thanks again for the review.

Donte
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

I loved this hotel -- a real European feel in an American hotel, although my room was much bigger than what you usually get in Europe. This hotel is for people wanting ambiance, style, and comfort, not for those who need every bell and whistle in the bathroom. The location on a residential street within easy walking distance of a main shopping and transportation hub made it both quiet and convenient. The staff at reception and in the small lounge were great, making every effort to accommodate my needs. Room service offered organic options. The lamb kabob was terrific. As a single woman travelling on business, I felt very safe and comfortable sitting alone in the lounge.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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TopazHotelGM, General Manager at Kimpton Topaz Hotel, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Hello bethujana,

Thanks for the great review! I'm glad you enjoyed our rooms, service, and location. That's the big 3 for us. So, it feels like we're doing very something right. Then making you, as a female business traveler, feel comfortable is a HUGE bonus!

We hope you come back soon.

Thanks again,

Donte
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

The staff is totally accommodating We'll Stay at the Topaz again on our next DC visit!
Very satisfied with the level of service. The unusual "L" shaped room layout proved extremely convenient,Good coffee from your coffee maker in our room.
Special thanks to Kelly and Stephanie who went out of their way to make us and our entire family feel welcome. Our grand daughters, ages 6 & 10 and their parents also stayed with you. The little girls loved playing with your hula hoops and having goldfish in their room.
Your other staff members, engineers and housekeepers were also a pleasure to deal with.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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TopazHotelGM, General Manager at Kimpton Topaz Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Hello Ray,

Thanks for posting this awesome review! Kelly and Stefani do an amazing job. I'm glad your granddaughters had fun with the hula hoops. We love whipping out the hoops and goldfish for the little ones.

Thanks again for the recommendation.

Donte
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Property: Kimpton Topaz Hotel
Address: 1733 N St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2801
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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 Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#33 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#50 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#57 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kimpton Topaz Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 99
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