Don't stay in Room 208
Posted Jul 28, 2017 on Expedia
I booked weeks in advance and checked in around 3pm. They put me into Room 208, which turns out to be half of a conference room or meeting area. There's a retractable wall between two rooms, through which you can hear TV and conversations. When you turn off the lights, light comes through gaps in the retractable wall and the ceiling. All of this makes it very hard to sleep. I ended up turning on the AC fan to create white noise to cancel out the sounds from the other half of the conference room. And since this is a conference room, the bed is a Murphy bed that comes out of the wall. Also since this is a conference room, I had to request an ironing board for the room. In sum, I highly recommend you don't stay in Room 208 at the Kimpton Topaz in Washington, DC - it's not really a hotel room, it's not very comfortable, and it's not a good night's sleep.