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“They know how to make an Anniversary Special!” 5 of 5 stars
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC
Ranked #18 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“They know how to make an Anniversary Special!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary at the Palomar and the staff friendliness, warmth and sense of hospitality puts it Number 1 in Washington. Encounters from Check -in to the maids were always with people seeking to make your stay better. A special thanks to Clayton Smith, Assistant Front Office Manager, for the Champagne and Truffles in recognition of our special occasion. In addition, the hotel is perfectly located near Dupont Circle restaurants with the metro one block away giving easy access to the rest of the city. Brad and Kathy

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear KAsperges,
Congratulations on your 35th wedding anniversary. I am so happy you enjoyed the surprise Clayton put together. I will be sure to share your feedback with the team. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Stephane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Four day stay booked after getting married in NYC. Great welcome on arrival and complimentary wine tasting in foyer in evening..Warm and cosy near the fire but didnt cater for my partner who doesn't drink wine so we adjourned to the cocktail bar. When we let it slip that we were from Australia and newly married, Jo the barman went out of his way to look after us, even going down the road to a nearby gay bar to get a local paper and point out to us the places we should try for a drink and dinner.
First night we stayed in and had a great meal st the restaurant. Service and friendliness was great and the food was to die for!
The room we had was so big ! and maybe even a little kinky with a faux leopard skin throw on the bed and the robes were zebra and tiger prints...brought out the animal in us!!! Lol !..Everything about this hotel is great ,can only give it our best recommendation.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear galah46,
Congratulations on your wedding and thank you so much for staying with us! We are glad that you had a great time in DC. All the very best, Stephane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I rarely stay at Kimpton hotels. It’s just not a brand that’s on my radar. I stayed at one in San Francisco, and it was just ok. Nothing special. I stayed at one in Miami Beach, and it was awful. Still having flashbacks on that horrible hotel. Fortunately, the Hotel Palomar in DC falls into the great bucket. In fact, it put the Kimpton brand back on my radar.

The front desk staff was helpful and seemed to truly care. The rooms are spacious. One of the biggest standard hotel rooms I’ve seen in quite some time. The bed was comfy and plush and the bathroom was spacious and nicely decorated. Great work space in my room and a huge TV. The restaurant has great food but the selections are limited. The location is near DuPont circle but not in walking distance to the monuments and historical sites. It’s a little pricey, but a great hotel overall.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear KMichelleM,
Thank you so much for staying with us during your recent visit in DC. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon. I will be sure to share your feedback with the Front Desk team. Best wishes, Stephane
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

My significant other and I just spent a Saturday night here over Thanksgiving. It was his birthday which I mentioned upon booking and check-in. We're also Kimpton members and had a great AAA rate. They upgraded us to a spa/exercise room which was so much fun. The whirlpool tub is designed for two and was spacious, clean and worked superbly. There was an elliptical machine in its own roomy nook. We were treated to champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for the birthday celebration. The room was very spacious with a great bed. People really attended the happy hour for wine, hot toddies and hors d'oeuvres and to verying degrees to meet one another. The staff were to a person exceptionally hospitable. When we came downstairs on Sunday morning and they were out of newspapers they bopped right out and bought additional ones, handing us ours at our breakfast table. The location is great between the metro and all that the Dupont Circle area has to offer. We were able to park for free on a neighboring street. High honors to Kimpton. I have stayed in their hotels now in Chicago, San Fran, New York City and DC and they never disappoint.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear Gloria19147,
Thank you so much for your feedback. Love to read that you had a great time. Thank you for being a fan and we cannot wait to welcome you again soon. Best wishes, Stephane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

When I stay at a hotel and spend substantial money on a room, I look for small things to find fault with. This is a relatively new hotel with nice rooms, great coffee, food, wine that is complimentary at the right times, and is a very good place to stay in dc. The only small faults were that the tv reception is terrible. Not only is it not hd in the rooms, but it is fuzzy. Spending this much for a hotel room should get you hd in the rooms. The second thing is that the shower bath stopper was broken in our room. When in mentioned these two things to the font desk , they were gracious, but let me say not terribly excited to hear my feedback. Don't get me wrong, this is a very nice hotel, but it doesn't quite deserve 5 stars.

  • Stayed November 2012
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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear baltimooron,
Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We will very soon have HD programming in all our guestrooms - the next time you are here, you will be able to enjoy this new enhancement. Best wishes, Stephane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

Love this hotel. Spacious, beautiful rooms, warm atmosphere, great staff. Wonderful location. Best hotel in DuPont Circle. I stayed there for a nearby conference and then extended my stay with my wife. We both loved it (and we're picky too). I highly recommend this hotel, another great hotel from Kimpton.

Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear Ned S,
Thank you so much for staying with us during your recent visit in DC. Love to read that you extended your stay based on your experience. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon. Best wishes, Stephane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Spent 3 nights here in a King Spa room over Thanksgiving. Travelled with my dog and hotel is very pet friendly...no upcharge, water and dog treats at the front desk, bowl and pet bed in room. They have a complimentary happy hour every night and they have an awesome restaurant (Urbana). The room was huge and well-appointed. I recommend joining Kimpton hotels as it got us free WiFi and a special little gift of a mini-bar credit. If you want to be anywhere near Dupont Circle, this is your hotel.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC
Address: 2121 P Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1010
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle , Upper Northwest
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#15 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#30 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC 4.5*
Number of rooms: 335
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Timeless sophistication meets contemporary style at the Hotel Palomar Washington DC. This luxury boutique hotel provides flawless service and exquisite amenities in engagingly innovative surroundings. Located within Washington’s historic Dupont Circle, this Kimpton Hotel and its lively Urbana restaurant are a short walk to Georgetown and the city’s largest concentration of private art galleries, museums, theaters, shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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