The Good: Convenient to Dupont Circle area, room size is good, rooms were relatively clean and well appointed but in that tacky cheap Kimpton fashion (pier 1 prints on walls, animal print bathrobes, mis-matched lamps - all furniture looked like a mish mosh from 10 other hotels). Free internet and $10 minibar credit (but of course you have to join their frequent guest program to get it, so I anticipate tons of nonsense email spam to save the $20 bucks).
The Bad: Service was non existent. Be warned - this hotel has no lobby - there's literally a podium with one person behind it called the front desk and 2 chairs and a table - more like a hallway. So - if you're looking for a hotel lobby feel this ain't it - more like an apt building entryway. Supposed to be a continental breakfast available from 6a daily (this is also written on their website) - however when calling the "annoyed" front desk person they told me "restaurant opens at 9a" and room service didn't start until 8:15 - how the heck can you get a damn cup of coffee in this joint if you have to be someplace early - FIX YOUR WEBSITE - or better yet - start accommodating your guest needs or put coffee makers in the rooms. There's tons of construction going on in the road in front of the hotel so taxi access is near impossible and tons of traffic.
Overall: Way too many other options in DC - and this wasn't one of the cheapest but it was certainly one of the most forgettable hotel experiences. Try elsewhere unless desperate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kimpton Hotel Madera is an intimate, elegant boutique hotel nestled in Washington DC's historic and fashionable Dupont Circle neighborhood. Within walking distance of the White House, Georgetown and the city's monuments and museums, this Kimpton Hotel offers personalized service, luxurious amenities and an atmosphere of refined sophistication. The guestrooms are stylishly tranquil, and the gracious and knowledgeable staff genuinely pampers. Conveniently adjacent is the notable Firefly Bistro featuring contemporary American comfort food and a seasonal menu. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kimpton Washington Dc
- Hotel Madera Kimpton