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Downtown - Dupont Circle

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington, DC

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Why We Love It

  • Fresh from a multi-million dollar renovation, which updated every guest room and all public spaces in March 2016
  • Reserve a cabana and sip a cocktail alongside the large outdoor pool on the hotel's second floor
  • Mingle during complimentary coffee time in the morning, or join the hosted wine hour in the evening 
  • Near the Dupont Circle Metro station for quick trips to the White House and National Mall

"Luxury accommodation in a lively neighborhood" -- DK Eyewitness

Map & Directions

A taxi from the Ronald Reagan National Airport will cost approximately $24 and take 13 minutes. From Dulles, a taxi will cost approximately $72 and take 38 minutes.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Fresh off a major renovation that refreshed the public spaces and updated every guest room (including new bathrooms for many), a revamped and renewed Hotel Palomar emerged in March 2016. Located in the trendy Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the Palomar is surrounded by a bevy of restaurants, shops and ritzy estates. 

Palomar guests will find the rooms surprisingly spacious -- Fodor's calls them some of the largest in town (and ask for a corner room for even more space). The sleek and artsy interiors include new Georgetown-grey platform beds with 300-thread-count linens, large flat-screen TVs and comfy lounge chairs. As part of the Kimpton family, guests enjoy complimentary coffee each morning and a nightly hosted evening wine hour. The spacious rooms even include yoga mats for an early morning stretch, and the hotel rents out bikes for free so guests can explore the area.

Since it's located on the second floor, many don't know that the Palomar has a large outdoor pool flanked by private cabanas and a sundeck with plenty of room to sunbathe. The pool (which is only open seasonally) also has food and beverage service available for drinks and snacks. There's a fitness center right next door (with good pool views) and while there's no full spa, guests can arrange for in-room massages, body scrubs, facials and mani-pedis. 

The on-site restaurant, Urbana, earns high marks from Zagat for its "delicious menu" including vegetables from the hotel's rooftop garden as well as its "sexy-cool bar scene", while the Washington Post says the "Mediterranean menu sparkles in an intimate setting." The menu includes pastas made in-house like lobster ravioli and bucatini with littleneck clams, while the bar pours craft cocktails (along with zero-ABV "mocktails"). 

The Palomar is just a 5-minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro station, which can whisk you to the White House and the National Mall in just 10 minutes, Capitol Hill in 20 and Reagan National Airport in a half hour. 

From the Press:
  • "Aside from the hard-to-beat location, [the] rooms are some of the largest in town" -- Fodor's
  • A "stylish, modern boutique" with "elegant details" -- Gayot

Amenities

General  

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities  

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 13 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Cribs available on request (and based on availability), free of charge for one child. Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, free of charge. Pets are not allowed to be left in the room unattended.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The pool closes for the season in mid to late October.

A Valet Parking Fee of $46.00 (subject to tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

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