I had the good fortune to score a job interview in D.C.'s Dupont Circle, and needed a nearby place to stay. Through Priceline, I ended up with the Palomar on P Street, and I couldn't have been more pleased.
The room wasn't overly large, but it was certainly on par with the rooms of most Marriott and Hilton properties. It was nicely appointed in a modern style, and the bed and pillows were comfortable. The only trouble I encountered in the room was that the stopper on the bathtub wasn't working, so I sat, half-wet and cold and shivering, waiting for the tub to fill...and then gave up and took a shower.
The location of this property is ideal--it's quiet, but it's just a short walk to Connecticut Avenue and Dupont Circle and all the fun things they have to offer! In extremely close proximity are a Starbucks, a good Mexican restaurant with a decent selection of microbrews (Criollos), a pho place and an Asian restaurant (Asia 54), so being well-fed isn't a concern (and don't miss Panas, just a block away, which is an inexpensive, creative Spanish/empanada joint with plenty of options for vegetarians and carnivores alike).
I wasn't thrilled about the lack of in-room coffeemaker, but it's easy enough to wander downstairs to fetch coffee in the morning (and, to be fair, you *could* have a coffeemaker sent up). I checked out the fitness center and was elated to find that it was not only clean and bright, but that it featured up-to-date cardio equipment and--wait for it--HULA HOOPS! It would've been nice to have in-room HBO or Showtime, but it wasn't a hardship not to--I'm just spoiled, I guess, by the big chain hotels that offer this regularly.
The evening happy hour/reception in the lobby is a lovely touch. There were plenty of appetizers (flatbread pizzas from the restaurant, olives, crackers and spreads) and lots of wine, in addition to a yummy-looking non-alcoholic beverage. The lobby itself is comfortable and inviting, so it didn't feel strange to sit there sipping a glass of wine before dinner.
Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again--the staff's friendliness and the quality of accommodations, coupled with its great location, make it a sure bet next time you're in D.C.!
- 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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