4.8 out of 5

"My only complaint was there was no hot water the morning of my last day and had to take a cold shower. " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 28 Mar 2018

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Hotel Description

4.5-star luxury hotel near Dupont Circle

In Washington

With a stay at this Dupont Circle hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Dupont Circle and 2 miles (3 km) of George Washington University. White House and Georgetown University are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, express check-in, and valet parking. There's a 24-hour fitness center on site, and concierge services and free newspapers are also offered.

WiFi, cable TV

In addition to TVs with cable channels, the 335 guestrooms offer WiFi and 24-hour room service. Other amenities include DVD players, minibars, and Frette Italian sheets.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$99 per night

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premier Studio, 1 King Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Studio, 1 King Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premier Studio, 2 Queen Beds, City View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Studio, 2 Queen Beds, City View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC ratings based on 99 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC

Everyone (9)
3 out of 5

Great location but shows signs of wear

Pros: See above
Cons: See above
Location: Great location for a hotel. Check out Second Story Books, Zorba's Cafe for a great meal, Rock Creek Park for a good run, etc.
I stayed at this hotel yrs ago. It was an excellent hotel then. Recently, I came back with kids in tow. The staff was very nice and professional in welcoming us. The room was tidy, and quiet during night hours. The negatives (which has nothing to do with staff) - the hotel shows significant wear. (1) The shower head emitted high-pitched sound when on; it goes for the other rooms next to us because I hear the same high-pitch noise somewhere else. (2) The room carpet feels uncomfortably grimy; it probably needs a thorough steam cleaning. (3) An alarm went off on Sunday at 9 a.m. and stopped after 5 minutes, then no other announcements were made. Obviously, it was false because I would otherwise be writing a different review. (4) Two of our hotel key cards stopped working although they were kept by two different people in different wallets. Explanation from staff was that it may have been demagnetized in our wallets. Okay, I've been to hundreds of hotels and I've never had that happen. It may have been an IT issue, but of course the staff wouldn't give that reason. (5) Be aware too that the hotel charges $30 for amenities fee on top of your hotel charges. I was told that the $30 fee is for the use of free wifi and for the wine cocktail hours in the late afternoon. I was not given the option to opt-out of those "amenities" so I think you have to specifically ask when you check in. (6) Lastly, if you have small children, this hotel offers no step stool for kids to reach the sink.

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018

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5 out of 5
My only complaint was there was no hot water the morning of my last day and had to take a cold shower.

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018

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5 out of 5

Super hotel, great location.

Pros: Decor and location
Cons: Ice machine on 7th floor
Location: Lots of restaurants, close to metro connecting to the sites of DC
Not your usual hotel. Decor was fresh and exciting. Room was comfortable including good desk workspace and large television with all the channels. Friendly staff that checked daily if you needed anything. Great wine happy hour. Definitely will stay again when in town for business or pleasure.

Posted by , from windermere, FL on Dec 29, 2017

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1 out of 5

Woeful service!!!!

Arrived at 11 pm, waited 20 minutes to get a room with terrible view. 2 out of 5 nights, the room was cleaned. On the 4th day the fire alarm went off and We went out , in our pijama and costs to the freezing cold. At night, no hot water and no heating. Terrible service. Our vacation was ruined!!!

Posted by , from los angeles on Dec 29, 2017

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4 out of 5

Clean, Convenient Hotel for Citi Open Tennis

Pros: Clean and nice neighborhood
I was looking for a clean, nice hotel in dc for the citi open tennis tournament. It was very convenient to both the train station and to the tennis venue, about 3 miles. We arrived at noon and got a room right away, which was a huge plus. The room was very clean, comfortable and quiet. I would go back and definitely stay again next year.

Posted by , from Philadelphia on Aug 3, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great hotel close to major conveniences

This is one of our favorite hotels in DC. It is convenient to the Metro, close to Georgetown and not too far from DCA. The room sizes are more than adequate. We always travel with one or two older children, so adding an extra bed was no problem. The staff is very friendly and responsive. It also has a nice workout area with nicely updated equipment and good space...not crammed like so many city hotels.

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 27, 2015 by Hussein Heshmat

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us so much. It looks like you took full advantage of what the neighborhood has to offer. Can't wait to see you and your family again soon. Have a great day. Hussein Heshmat Front Office Manager Hotel Palomar DC, a Kimpton Hotel

5 out of 5

Short trip for Foo Fighters concert

This hotel was wonderful. The location couldn't have been better. Right on Dupont circle and the metro. Room was beautiful and room service was great. Would definitely stay here again.

Posted by , from H on Jul 6, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great find!!!

Pros: This is a great hotel with huge rooms, and they make amazing homemade pasta. Plus they have a free happy hour in the lobby and the decor is modern.
Location: Right in the heart of DC 2 blocks from Dupont Circle and the Metro.
My wife and I stayed here for 2 days during the winter and it was perfect. Cool hotel, great restaurant and perfect location.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

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4 out of 5

Girls trip to DC museums

Looks great, lots of bachlorette parties and people in their late 20s. Hotel was really hip, in a nice location with lots of places to eat. A 20 minute walk to the Lincoln memorial. We had a room of 4 girls and they charged us a supplemental fee of $30 per night, yet gave us no extra towels (only three), soap, robes, etc. They were really busy so if you needed anything (soap, towel, shower cap) it took 30 minutes. And no cable. I loved there were so many dogs staying there, and they had treats for them at the front desk.

Posted by , from NYC on Mar 24, 2015

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3 out of 5

Read description very carefully

This could be a nice hotel if the rooms would be of adequate size. I booked a queen room for 2 adults, and expected the usual 2 queen beds. Unfortunately what I got was a single queen in a room without space for even an additional seating group. As I had prepaid through Travelocity the staff was very unaccommodating. Also, be aware that parking is $50/night after taxes.

Posted by , from Albuquerque, NM on Jul 8, 2013

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About the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC

Location 2121 P St Nw, Washington, DC 20037

Property Features

As a guest of Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC, you'll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC. For a fee, parking is available. This 4.5-star Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 335 guestrooms or units
  • 11 conference rooms
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (10.1 km / 6.2 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Metro station: Dupont Circle Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC offers 335 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels, video-game consoles, and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Washington hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and irons/ironing boards. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC has a restaurant on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The Kimpton Hotel Palomar's 24-hour fitness center features eco-friendly treadmills and elliptical machines with individual flat-panel TVs and headphones. Yoga balls, medicine balls, resistance machines, and free weights are also provided. In warmer months, lounge chairs line the pool.

Rock Creek Park, two blocks from the hotel, is a wooded oasis with hiking and biking trails, a nature center/planetarium, remnants of Civil War forts, and an 18-hole public golf course. Trail rides are available through the Rock Creek Park Horse Center. The park has soft-surface and hard-surface tennis courts; reservations are generally required.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets are welcome and stay free

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Group bookings of 10 or more rooms cannot be accommodated via this website.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Pets allowed (no fees)

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 26.43 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Internet access

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 49.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Palomar
  • Hotel Palomar Washington DC
  • Hotel Washington DC
  • Palomar
  • Palomar Hotel
  • Palomar Hotel Washington DC
  • Palomar Washington DC
  • Palomar Washington DC Hotel
  • Washington DC Hotel Palomar
  • Washington DC Palomar Hotel

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.