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Kimpton Rouge Hotel
Ranked #77 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Mannheim, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent choice near Dupont Circle”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

I was in DC for a wedding, and the bride chose this hotel.

Friendly, helpful, and efficient staff. Comfortable,spacious room. Good breakfast in the restaurant. A warm place to return to in the evening.

Good location. A mile by foot to the White House. Less than a mile from two Red Line stations (Dupont and North Farragut). Both the nearby 14th and 17th Streets have good restaurants; the best is the Le Diplomate at 14th and Q.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Kimpton Rouge Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Dear WenigerGottquats ch, Thanks so much for writing about your excellent stay. I am pleased that you enjoyed our hotel for the wedding that you attended. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

love the decor, and the rooms are good size. Bed was very comfortable. Staff was very friendly and found bigger room even though we arrived early. Also had wonderful surprise waiting for us when we arrived back that evening, as we came to D.C. to be married. They made our stay very special. If in the city again the Rouge is where we will be staying.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Kimpton Rouge Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Dear COLEEN B. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Hotel Rouge. We love making special occasions even more special and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us!
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Scotland
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We were pretty disappointed with our stay at the Rogue. Check in was good, the room was a great size, but it felt decidedly 'all fur coat and no knickers'. It was like an aged, old motel had had a lick of paint and some funky pieces of furniture/ pictures - yes, but it lacked cohesion with some pieces working against the theme. It seemed a few corners had been cut to save on costs - the bathroom has some scruffy edges and had that horrid 'fousty' smell of damp/ drains.

Our room was carpeted - it was dark coloured and quite rough (maybe nylon based) with no slippers provided - it certainly wasn't glamourous feeling.

We felt the bill was expensive but, sorry, the accomodation in no way came close to earning the price.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Kimpton Rouge Hotel, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear CP123. Thank you very much for commenting on your recent visit to the Hotel Rouge. I am pleased that you enjoyed our large rooms and friendly service but I am disappointed that you did not enjoy our style and décor. Our rooms were renovated last year and our guest corridors and elevators are scheduled to be done this year which will greatly improve the cohesion that you refer to. We also have 8 other Kimpton properties to choose from in DC and we hope that you will find a better fit at one of our sister hotels during your next visit. Thank you again for your review and feedback!
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Another Kimpton's gem. Hotel Rouge is perfectly inline with the chain style and offer. Great quality with a special touch. Rooms are spacious and very comfortable. Stylish retro decor. Professional and friendly personnel. The bar / breakfast space is rather small and impersonal but this is the only minor spot in an overall very positive stay.

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Kimpton Rouge Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear baol1969, Thanks so much for writing about your fantastic stay. I am pleased that you found our hotel to be a great value and enjoyed our style and friendly staff. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

I don't know where to start. For my first visit I was so impressed with the quirky decor and eclectic art work. However the second visit I wasn't impressed. The front desk employee, you know who you are, was very matter of fact. Not a smile or even a frown. The room size is great and if you're driving the location is ideal. The bathroom is very small with an awkward foyer that houses the dresser. The $10.00 minibar raid was not a highlight, especially when the minimum item is $4.00. Do you think they will give you change from a comp card? I think not, so you either spend too much or not enough. The best thing about this hotel is the attention to our four-legged family members or friends.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Kimpton Rouge Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear Germaine J. Thank you for your feedback. I am dissapointed that you were not fully satisfied with the service and special amenities that are provided to Kimpton InTouch members. We pride ourselves on individual and consistent service and we missed the mark here. I am sorry and will get to the bottom of it!
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

The Rouge Hotel was wonderful and the staff was very helpful. I loved the location and will return again. Great continental breakfast was healthy always refreshed. The happy hour was very happy! Good wines were served and a few appetizers were also offered each night.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Kimpton Rouge Hotel, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear relldy01. Thank you for staying with us! I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to DC and the Hotel Rouge! It’s our goal to be the best in DC, offering something unique and stylish for all types of travelers.
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Antelope, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2013

From reading reviews on line I thought this hotel was going to be awesome, especially since Kimpton is such a well respected name. If you are staying at a Kimpton Hotel ensure you sign up for the Kimpton In Touch program. We received a $10 credit for the mini-bar as well as free wi-fi. The lobby decor and staff was great. The room was a good size but very awkwardly arranged with our bathroom around a corner in our room. The bathroom is TINY, barely enough room to shower. Also the single sink/mirror is in the bathroom so there is no way for 2 people to get ready at the same time. The decor was great and very trendy, but the carpeting, bathroom and furnishings felt a little run down. The internet was terrible, it might have been only in our room but I would sit on the bed and get no reception, but sitting at the desk 3 feet away you would get wi-fi? It is also almost a 3/4 mile walk to either metro station (Dupont Circle or Farragut), and it is not a main street where taxis are readily available (The door man will happily catch a cab for you though). I probably wouldn't stay here again because I would like to be closer to the metro, need a more comfortable bed and didn't feel like it was an exception value.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jennifer H, General Manager at Kimpton Rouge Hotel, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Kris C. Thank you very much for commenting on your recent visit to the Hotel Rouge. I am pleased that overall, you enjoyed our unique style and friendly service. I’m sorry that you found us to be too far from the metro. We have 8 other Kimpton properties to choose from in DC and we hope that you will find a better fit at one of our sister hotels during your next visit.
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Property: Kimpton Rouge Hotel
Address: 1315 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2205
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Logan Circle/ Shaw
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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#37 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#46 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#50 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kimpton Rouge Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On Washington DC's historic Embassy Row, Kimpton Rouge Hotel is a superb luxury boutique accommodation. This Kimpton Hotel is a playful and colorful urban retreat at the doorstep of the city's top cultural and historic attractions. Within blocks of Dupont Circle and near the White House, National Mall and countless museums and galleries, the alluring Kimpton Rouge Hotel entices with its rejuvenating décor, exceptional service, signature amenities and adjacent Bar Rouge lounge. ... more   less 
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