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Downtown - Dupont Circle

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington, DC

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel is fresh from a multi-million-dollar renovation in March, 2016
  • It's near the Phillips Collection & Dupont Circle Metro station, which connects with the White House & National Mall in 10 minutes
  • There's an outdoor pool, sundeck & gym on the 2nd floor
  • All guests get free coffee in the morning, free bike hire & free wine in the evening

"Luxury accommodation in a lively neighborhood" -- DK Eyewitness
Enjoyed This
(39 Member Ratings)
"The attention to detail, and the way we were treated by staff and management!"
Oct 04, 2017

Map & Directions

The hotel offers valet parking for an extra charge.

A taxi from Ronald Reagan National Airport will take around 15 minutes. By public transport, the journey takes around 25 minutes -- take the Metro to Farragut North and then change for a Metro to Dupont Circle, which is five minutes' walk from the hotel.

From Dulles International Airport, a taxi will take about 40 minutes. Alternatively, take the bus to Rosslyn bus station and then catch a Metro to Foggy Bottom station, which is a 15-minute walk from the hotel. The journey will take around an hour in total.

Rooms & Rates

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Fresh from a 2016 renovation, the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington, DC, is in the trendy Dupont Circle neighborhood, surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops. The Phillips Collection modern art gallery, which has "a small but exquisite collection of European and American works" (Lonely Planet), is a block away, and the hotel is a 5-minute walk from Dupont Circle Metro station, which can whisk you to the White House and the National Mall in 10 minutes. 

The hotel has a large outdoor pool (open seasonally) flanked by private cabanas on the second floor, and there's bar service so you can order drinks and snacks to your lounger. There's a fitness centre next door (with good pool views), and guests can arrange for in-room massages, body scrubs, facials and manicures and pedicures. As part of the Kimpton group, the hotel offers complimentary coffee from 6-10am, and there's a hosted wine hour from 5-6pm. Other perks include yoga mats in every room and free bike hire.

The hotel's restaurant, Urbana, earns high marks from Zagat for its "sexy-cool bar scene" and "delicious" Mediterranean-inspired menu, which uses vegetables from the hotel's rooftop garden, while the bar serves craft cocktails.

The hotel's guest rooms were updated in March, 2016. Fodor's recommends them as some of the largest in town -- opt for a corner room for even more space.

Rates include a facility fee of US$17.50 (plus tax), which covers Wi-Fi, local and domestic long-distance phone calls, and a car service within a mile of the hotel.

From the press:

  • "Aside from the hard-to-beat location, [the] rooms are some of the largest in town" -- Fodor's



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


  • 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


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


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


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • 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.


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 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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Enjoyed This
(39 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Palomar Washington DC (Kimpton Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The attention to detail, and the way we were treated by staff and management!
Other Comments
Rick Vasquez was great, and is a true asset to the Kimpton family.
Jack Oct 04, 2017 BALTIMORE, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Housekeeping was lacking. Dirty room, stained sheets, dirty wash cloths in shower. Tables not wiped clean. Had to change rooms.
Debra C Dec 10, 2016 Washingron, DC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff were generally friendly and the lobby area was nice.The restaurant was also very good.
Other Comments
The room itself was not up to the standards that I am used to as a long time Kimpton member. There were marks on the wall, a wine stain on the floor, and the walls were paper thin. I also am confused by the fact that I booked the room through Travel Zoo and the rate I booked was indicated as prepaid. However, the hotel charged me during my stay. When I spoke to the front desk they explained that even though the rate said it was pre-paid, my card was not actually charged when I initially booked. I'm now waiting to see if the charges sync up but it was alarming to get a credit card charge notice during my stay when I thought I had prepaid.
Catherine Nov 01, 2016 Ewing, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was excellent
Denise Sep 05, 2016 Charlottesville, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Clean and very modern room with large TV.
Other Comments
Very attractive hotel in great location with great amenities nearby.
Stephen Sep 05, 2016 CHAPEL HILL, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything! The room was great, the staff was very friendly and accommodating, the complementary coffee in the morning and the happy hour in the afternoon were very enjoyable perks.
Zuleima Nov 28, 2016 Charlotte, NC, USA
Other Comments
The lobby becomes way too loud and crowded during check-in and check-out times. Also, the coffee and tea provided during the mornings was not adequately replenished.
Ayana Aug 08, 2016 Bronx, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
April Aug 10, 2016 downers grove, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Pool and location
Other Comments
Front desk great (Dannyboy). Housekeeping staff needs improvement, bathroom sink clogged.
Jason Aug 30, 2016 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
customer service nice little touches afternoon wine hour great location
david Aug 30, 2016 marion, MA, USA

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