The Topaz has friendly staff, large rooms (especially 8th-10th floors), nice view of old townhouses and St. Matthew's Cathedral from front, quiet street with cruising taxis 1/2 block from Connecticut Ave and 1 1/2 blocks from Dupont Circle metro (red line -2 stops to Metro Center, change and two more stops on orange or blue line to the Mall). Color schemes are "vibrant" and there were 5 floor/table lamps in our room for good task lighting. Mornings have free "fruit/vitamin potions" served in tiny frosted glasses and a pleasant but uninspiring breakfast buffet with one heated unit containing pre-cooked eggs, bacon and potatoes. Next door is the Tabard Inn, with absolutely wonderful house-made yogurt and scones and grits with cheddar and smoky bacon melting in it, and the best corned beef hash I've ever had with big chunks of meat, and I had all of these for less than the Topaz buffet! The Tabard is funky
/shabby chic, a dramatic contrast to the clean modern techno style of the Topaz. The Luna Grill a block away also has great breakfasts of the brioche french toast/ build-your-own-omelet variety with crowds on weekends. Accomodating staff, very helpful with printing documents (even at 2AM) and all room requests. Choice of 2 queens or a king, and some rooms have kitchenettes. Makeup table and room outside bathroom, only 3 dresser drawers. Our room had a CD changer with a Kimpton CD pre-loaded with relaxing lounge singers. Good work chair, big desk by the window and sluggish WiFi (but good enough if you're not downloading movies)! Lively street scene around Dupont Circle, Kramerbooks and it's cafe, Afterwords, were both friendly and good. Luna Grill is on Connecticut Ave down the block. Lots of ethnic dining nearby, close to National Geographic and Phillips Collection. Pet friendly. Highly recommended!
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- Also Known As:
- Kimpton Washington Dc
- Topaz Hotel Kimpton