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

84% (38 Member Ratings)

"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, 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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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 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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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.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

84% Positive
(38 Member Reviews)
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
4.2 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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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, United States
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, United States
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, United States
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

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