Downtown - Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.

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

89% (38 Member Ratings)

"Staff was excellent"
Sep 05, 2016
Charlottesville, VA, United States


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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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



  • 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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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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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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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38 Member Reviews
(89% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Staff was excellent
Denise Sep 05, 2016 Charlottesville, VA, United States
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, United States
Enjoyed Most: customer service nice little touches afternoon wine hour great location
david Aug 30, 2016 marion, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Pool and location
Other Comments: Front desk great (Dannyboy). Housekeeping staff needs improvement, bathroom sink clogged.
Jason Aug 30, 2016 Chicago, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Hotel design, ambiance
Other Comments: Out of the way some and not the friendliest staff.
Vivian Aug 18, 2016 New Braunfels, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: gre
Alfred Aug 11, 2016 East Chicago, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location
April Aug 10, 2016 downers grove, IL, United States
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, United States
Other Comments: Found nail clippings around the desk area. Awaken by the cleaning staff around 9:30 am to see if we had left.
Kham Aug 08, 2016 Philadelphia, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most: We liked the hotel, my problem was only with the booking issue and the lack of beds. I am also a Karma rewards member with this hotel. I really like this hotel brand because of their acceptance of dogs.
Other Comments: I booked a room for 4 adults, we were really two adults and two teenage kids. When we got there, I had to upgrade to get enough beds for all of us. Why did the system let me book for 4 people in a room that only has one king bed? I assumed that meant there was a pull out sofa since it was a suite. There was not, I had to pay $171 more to upgrade to another room with a pullout sofa.
Jennifer Aug 07, 2016 stanton, NE, United States

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