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Review of Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC

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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC
Ranked #30 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Ithaca, New York
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87 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Sleek Design, Great Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

Was traveling on business with a colleague when our flight home from DC was cancelled and we had to find a hotel. I got a great rate for the Palomar on Hotwire and we set off. We had spent the last three nights at another Kimpton property, which we had enjoyed, but this was much fancier and more upscale. We unfortunately missed the complimentary wine hour and didn't do much more than go out to dinner and return to sleep, but were very impressed by the property. Stunning modern decor, color scheme of brown, bèige, stone- really impressive and soothing. Standard rooms are well-appointed, and this property provides animal-print slipper socks to go along with the bathrobes. This tortellini is about a block from Dupont Circle, making it very convenient to the Metro as well as dozens of good restaurants. Front desk staff were very friendly, and everything went smoothly in spite of our last-minute third-party reservation. I would stay here again any time.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear PHW,
Love to hear you had a great time. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Stephane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

If you are looking for a beautiful stay in DC, the Palomar is your hotel! They sponsor comp wine and snacks each evening and they are also pet friendly. The rooms are spacious and gorgeous! There's an outdoor pool and workout room. It's located in the best spot on a quiet street but in the middle of all that Washington has to offer. We used their complimentary bikes and had a ride. It's very quiet inside the rooms and we never heard another guest while in our room. When we return to DC, this will be our hotel!

Room Tip: We had a high floor and the views were great.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear BarbaraMVirginia,
It make us so happy that you experienced everything the hotel has to offer and had a good time. Aren't the bikes awesome? Thank you so much for your review and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Stephane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights, great location near metro and tour bus stop. Quirky hotel, great artwork and nice touches in room, animal print bathrobes, slippers and umbrellas. Hosted wine reception went down well together with coffee and water available most of the time. Ate in restaurant one evening and had a good meal, ate breakfast one morning which was quite pricey but lots of other places nearby to get breakfast if breakfast not included in your room price. Nice to have a pool but not a large pool area so need to be there early to get a space. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear TurkeyHampshire,
Thank you so much for staying with us. Love to hear you enjoyed your stay - we cannot wait to welcome you again soon. Best wishes, Stephane
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Rockville Centre, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

The staff at the Palomar were warm and welcoming. They made sure that all of our needs were taken care of. Wine tasting was enjoyable. Nice to have coffee and tea available in the morning. This is a pet friendly hotel which we did not realize. So if that bothers you, this is not the hotel for you. Many dogs as guests.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear Garritys,
Thank you very much for staying with us. Love your comment about the staff. I will be sure to share your review with the team. Hope to see you soon. Best wishes, Stephane
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

This hotel has large and comfortable rooms in a leafy district a short distance away from Georgetown. There is not a great choice for eating out but that doesn't matter as the restaurant Urbana is excellent. The hotel holds a free wine reception at 5pm each evening. Staff are efficient and friendly. A short walk away from the Metro which gives easy access to the rest of Washington. Not easy at first to work out how to buy tickets and remember to add $1 if using cash.

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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear michealjean,
Thank you so much for staying with us. So great to read that you enjoyed interacting with the staff. Urbana is a great spot too. We are glad that you enjoyed the service and the food. We hope to see you soon. Best wishes, Stephane
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Miramar Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Excellent location in Dupont Circle. Our corner room was huge and spacious and really comfortable with a king bed and a nice sitting area and desk. Bathrooms are on the small size, but done nicely. The staff is superb!! Friendly, professional, and willing to go the extra mile. The wine hour is really well attended and is fun. Hard to find somewhere to sit sometimes. The continental breakfast is basic and perfectly adequate. They will prepare a bag for you to take out. We loved this place and will certainly return. Make sure to reserve a bike tour with Capitol City Bike Tours!

Room Tip: Room 904 has poor wifi. They comped breakfast in exchange or offered to move us.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear ndestin,
Thank you so much for staying with us. Your comments about the staff is really awesome. I will be sure to share your review with the team. Thanks again and come to see us again soon. Best wishes, Stephane
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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

My family just returned from a stay at the Hotel Palomar and we were beyond pleased. I have nothing negative to say about our experience. We arrived at ten o'clock AM and they had our room ready to go. They unloaded our luggage and we were off on our adventure. In the mornings the lobby is well stocked with hot coffee, iced coffee and tea. Throughout the afternoon there are other refreshments and from 5:00-6 they serve complimentary wine and appetizers. The staff were always willing to answer questions about the area and would print maps and information about places we wanted to visit. My twin daughters celebrated their 8th birthday while we were there and the staff went to a local cupcake shop and brought them a birthday treat as well as a handmade card. The girls were thrilled! We enjoyed the pool everyday and it was nice to have a lifeguard on duty. The day we were leaving our bellman took our cooler and filled it up with ice and bottled waters before our drive. I was certain then that we would be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank JessD
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hotelmanager_9, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear JessD,
Thank you so much for your great review. Awesome to hear that your family had so much fun. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Stephane
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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:
#8 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#15 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#18 Luxury 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 Kimpton 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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