Kimpton George Hotel

Capitol Hill, Washington DC

The hotel

You won't find many better placed hotels to take in the sights of DC, with the White House, National Mall and the museums of the Smithsonian Institute all to be found within close quarters, alongside handy bikes to borrow if you fancy spending some time in the saddle. Aside from the awesome location, Kimpton The George also boasts an award-winning French bistro and hosted wine evenings in the lobby, so if you're hankering for sustenance after a day spent sightseeing or shopping your socks off then you know where to head. Another great way to ease yourself into the evening or prepare for the day ahead is at the hotel's 24hr fitness centre or in the comfort of your own room, as thanks to a unique yoga programme and in-room spa services there's no easier opportunity to stretch out in style. This is an award-winning boutique hotel that's bursting with contemporary chic and downtown sophistication and no trip to Washington is complete without checking into The George where you'll be met with a genuinely hospitable capital welcome.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated next door to the United States Capitol building, just a block over from Union Station Metro with numerous major sites within easy walking distance, including: the White House, National Mall and Smithsonian museums. Transfer time from airport: 40 min.

Hotel information

139 guest rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, 48” LED cable TV with movies on-demand, yoga mat, iHome radio and MP3 player, DVD player, WiFi access*, tea/coffee making facilities, safety deposit box*, hairdryer and iron and board. Deluxe Queen Rooms have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe King Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Executive King Rooms are 330 sq ft and have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Bistro Bis (award-winning French cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch). Daily evening hosted wine hour. In-room dining*. 24-hour fitness centre. In-room spa services*. Complimentary bicycle hire. Valet parking $49 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: one person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nothing to write home about

Sep 6, 2020 Katie R

I wanted to treat my son to a little staycation and tried the Willard, which was full, but their reservation people recommended the George. I was interested in trying a Kimpton hotel so thought it would be fun. Really not impressed with this hotel. It was fine, but nothing special. Really pretty basic... Not even a hair dryer in the room? The… Read more
I wanted to treat my son to a little staycation and tried the Willard, which was full, but their reservation people recommended the George. I was interested in trying a Kimpton hotel so thought it would be fun. Really not impressed with this hotel. It was fine, but nothing special. Really pretty basic... Not even a hair dryer in the room? The absolute worst is the surprise resort fee. I booked the room an hour before I checked in and they told me a price $50 higher than I'd literally just booked. When I pointed this out, the front desk clerk glossed over it by explaining the amenity fee and then incidental fee that's automatically added but then removed minus the amenity fee at checkout. I asked what was included with the amenity fee and was pointed to a little sign on the counter that listed things like free local calls. Ridiculous. Just give the real room price. I'm going to report it to DC tourism bureau because I doubt they're allowed to do this even though they've apparently done it for years based on comments here. This hotel is an odd location. You have to be careful walking at night along E Street. There are a lot of homeless people living in the next block. It's nice if you want to be near the Capitol and I love to walk in DC, but it's a long walk to anything. I do like Bistro Bis. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The theme of the hotel is captivating; the rooms just a bit above average, and the staff friendly and engaging. Rooms do

Aug 9, 2020 jcfox1978 Columbus, Ohio

Hotel- Kimpton The George (Washington, DC) Date- August 2020 (2 nights) Overall: Very good. 4/5. The theme of the hotel is captivating; the rooms just a bit above average, and the staff friendly and engaging. Rooms do not include suites, for the most part. Accommodations- Very Good. 4/5. We were assigned a “Executive 1 King” room, and it was… Read more
Hotel- Kimpton The George (Washington, DC) Date- August 2020 (2 nights) Overall: Very good. 4/5. The theme of the hotel is captivating; the rooms just a bit above average, and the staff friendly and engaging. Rooms do not include suites, for the most part. Accommodations- Very Good. 4/5. We were assigned a “Executive 1 King” room, and it was nice. The styling and décor had a clear theme, George Washington. I took pictures all throughout the hotel for my history buff mother. However, it was substantially smaller than neighboring property rooms, and the only suite available at the property is the Presidential Suite. Next remodel: add more suites. One recommendation, though, is to better close the gap between the room doors and the floor. A brush or plastic bottom seal would help with climate control and add to the sense of privacy in each room. IHG Rewards Club Recognition- Good. 3/5. We were thanked for our loyalty. However, we had to ask for amenity points and the Raid-the-Bar benefit was unavailable. In other similar hotels, a bodega was erected at the front desk to accommodate the sudden thirst and hunger of guests. Sadly, guests will have to go elsewhere for snacks or soft drinks. A late check out of 4pm was offered. Staff- 5/5. Benjamin, the Housekeeping manager, who checked us into the hotel was delightful and fun to interact with. TC. who was our wine sommelier for wine hour was engaging and quite friendly. He was knowledgeable, and as accommodating as possible. Hunter, the night auditor was perky and helpful, even first thing in the morning! We chose to stay at this hotel for a special event, and we were delighted when it was not only recognized but we were also given mini cinnamon rolls to snack on. Excellent job, front desk, on making us feel like valued guests. Housekeeping- Excellent. 5/5. The room could not have been cleaner, and to top it off, housekeeping staff came to our room and checked on us just after we arrived to ensure we were happy with everything. All toiletries and bathroom supplies were provided in adequate supply for the duration of our stay. The only recommendation I have is that the flooring and carpet along the baseboards we routinely vacuumed. Pool/Gym- Not evaluated. Not open during the pandemic. Breakfast/Meal Options- 4/5. Very good. The restaurant was open, and wine hour proceeded as usual, less the prohibited congregating. Coffee service is not offered at the front desk, but coffee machines (Keurig or Nespresso) were in the rooms. Laundry- Not evaluated. Pricing was appropriate and two bags were available for dirty clothing. No one likes to pack their dirty clothes in with their clean ones; thank you for thinking ahead about this. Computer/Printer/WiFi- Wifi was strong throughout the hotel but streaming was regularly interrupted and not reliable. Property Appearance & Maintenance- Excellent. 5/5. Exterior- Very good. The hotel is appropriately branded and can be easily located. The entrance is clean and crisp, but the handicap buttons do not function, which makes bringing a luggage cart in a bit challenging. Interior- Excellent. The hallway walls and floors are clean, free of skuffs and debris. Artwork that captured the eye was present all throughout the hotel. Other- This hotel is one of the few Kimpton hotels that are charging the AMENITY FEE during the pandemic. The charge is listed at the front desk as an amenity including disinfection fogging, Personal Protective Equipment (masks, gloves, sanitizing wipes), and disinfection gel, all of which should be standard during a pandemic. The television remote control cover was a great idea, though, I have to admit. A picture of what the amenity fee is supposedly for is included in this review. Many of the other ‘amenities’ offered did not apply to most guests, such as an electric car station (How many people have these already?!?), use of a bike (standard at all Kimpton properties), PressReader (who doesn’t get their news on their phone or internet enabled device these days), local and long distance calls (who doesn’t use their cell phone nowadays?), upgraded WiFi speed (a standard Elite membership benefit of all IHG properties), and other questionable ‘amenities’. !!! RECOMMENDATION: Follow the lead of other hotels, including nearby Kimpton properties and hire a security guard to encourage mask usage. I ended up in an elevator full of mask-less young people two times during the first day of my stay at this hotel. At night, the elevators reeked of marijuana. I was told that disinfecting gel that was missing from stations had been stolen; again, security could potentially resolve this. The third caution I offer to other potential guests is the front door. Although set up such that guests should have to use their key to enter at night, the door was not secured at 1:15am. Why have this door feature if it is not going to be employed? Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My Amazing Stay!!

Mar 26, 2020 AaliyahTheDiva

I’ve always wanted to stay at a Kimpton Hotel and they have met my high expectations that I had for them! I am very pleased with the customer service from TC and Robert! I have no complaints about my room at all, everything was great! I will be sure to stay at the George Kimpton Hotel Again!! Thank you guys so much!!
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Feb 18, 2020 933starlingj San Antonio, Texas

My wife and I stayed 2 nights for Valentines Day and enjoyed our stay. The hotel is close to Union Station and the Capital making this a perfect location. The hotel staff is friendly and professional. I recommend this hotel.
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Feb 18, 2020 Pinkcupcake6 Waldorf, Maryland

We Had a blast and the staff was outstanding the bell men to the bartenders Robert was great made sure we had everything we needed and the hotel is in a great location it was close to our event we will come back to stay ...