Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC

Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, Washington DC

The hotel

An award-winning luxury boutique hotel, the Palomar combines high-end art house design with sophistication and impeccable service. The dramatic two-story lobby sets the scene, complemented by bold artwork and marble flooring throughout. Guest rooms are some of the most spacious in Washington DC with a warm, inviting palate of colours and a wealth of modern amenities. For those intent on staying perfectly honed, there’s a well-equipped health centre on the second floor as well as a seasonal outdoor swimming pool complete with sundeck for relaxing in-between laps. In-room spa treatments* may also tempt you with massage and beauty rituals tailored to meet your needs. Every morning, complimentary tea and coffee is served in the living room, the perfect start to a perfect day. Come sundown, head back to the living room for a complimentary glass of wine and the chance to mingle with fellow guests. Adjacent to the hotel is Urbana Restaurant and Wine Bar, a hip downtown dining spot offering a contemporary approach to dishes from Italy, Spain and France. It’s a wonderful place to while away a relaxing evening or head to nearby Dupont Circle for a much wider choice of eateries plus some great bars and cafes.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

Within 1-block of Dupont Circle, Embassy Row and the Philips Gallery. Access to Washington Metro is less than 2-blocks away and the Smithsonian Museum is within 2-miles.

Hotel information

335 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, DVD player, Atelier Bloem bath amenities, iHome docking station, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-bar*, safety deposit box, bathrobes, hairdryer and iron and board. Queen Deluxe Rooms have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

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

Executive King Rooms are larger, open-plan rooms at 500 sq ft, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Executive 2 Queen Rooms are as above but with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Spa King Rooms are 500 sq ft and feature a Fuji soaking tub and glass shower in the bathroom, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Urbana (restaurant and bar, open for breakfast, dinner and weekend brunch). Complimentary tea/coffee served each morning in the living room. Outdoor lap pool with sundeck and food and beverage service* (seasonal). 24-hour fitness centre. In-room spa services*. 24-hour room service*. Concierge. Valet parking $49 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location but poor vlaue for cost

Jan 7, 2020 Safari41760311486

Bathroom plumbing problems, poor television reception, computer problems when checking in and out. Room Payment was made online and confirmed. Reception requested $100 Amex voucher against any charges -- none were made -- and at check an additional undisclosed fee was charged against the voucher! I have stayed at this site frequently when was… Read more
Bathroom plumbing problems, poor television reception, computer problems when checking in and out. Room Payment was made online and confirmed. Reception requested $100 Amex voucher against any charges -- none were made -- and at check an additional undisclosed fee was charged against the voucher! I have stayed at this site frequently when was owned by Radisson and it was an excellent hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Erroneous Charges / Not happy

Jan 1, 2020 Traveler9999192

Update:We have just been emailed that we spent $166 on minibar - this is not true. I am very displeased by how unprofessional the hotel is. First at the front desk they tell us their are charges for using their restaurant and then when we dispute these charges they are telling us that we used the minibar. We did neither and seems like something… Read more
Update:We have just been emailed that we spent $166 on minibar - this is not true. I am very displeased by how unprofessional the hotel is. First at the front desk they tell us their are charges for using their restaurant and then when we dispute these charges they are telling us that we used the minibar. We did neither and seems like something fishy. We will continue to dispute this charge. ** We arrived late on Dec 27 during a family visit to DC for the holidays. The room itself is nice but there is a daily $26 resort fee. Um - includes wifi only but no coffee, no free water. Bottled water costs $6. We paid $57 and change for a two nights stay but then charged an additional $166 on our card. The front desk told us that there was restaurant charge but we told him that wasn't true. He took it off -they should be checking the room key card before allowing room charges. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Surprisingly bad service, bad room design—read for details!

Jan 1, 2020 Opalpoe Bainbridge Island, Washington

The service is laughably bad. One evening, we pressed the “concierge” button on the in-room phone and asked the person who answered about any events going on and the answer received was, “I wouldn’t know better than a google search.” The next day my wife walked into the hotel’s restaurant to ask if they’d break up a $10 bill so she can tip the… Read more
The service is laughably bad. One evening, we pressed the “concierge” button on the in-room phone and asked the person who answered about any events going on and the answer received was, “I wouldn’t know better than a google search.” The next day my wife walked into the hotel’s restaurant to ask if they’d break up a $10 bill so she can tip the bell hop, the guy literally said, “No, I cannot” as he walked away from her. The bell hops we interacted with were helpful. We were in a room with a King bed on the 8th floor. The room was supplied with the worst single-ply toilet paper, closet doors that swing outward into the room despite insufficient space for that design, and the thin flat hand soap gets completely stuck to the light-weight flat soap dish once the soap is used once. The shower hardware all sucks—thin streams come out of the shower head and the handle was close to broken. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Kimpton in name only - The magic is gone....

Dec 30, 2019 kozmoboxman Durham, North Carolina

As we have worried might happen, the takeover of Kimpton by the International Hotels Group has wrung pretty much everything that is special out of this hotel. The edge and alternative "boutique" and "fun" are completely gone. This is now just like staying in any similar hotel. No yoga mat in room, no "raid the mini bar" coupon. Probably the last… Read more
As we have worried might happen, the takeover of Kimpton by the International Hotels Group has wrung pretty much everything that is special out of this hotel. The edge and alternative "boutique" and "fun" are completely gone. This is now just like staying in any similar hotel. No yoga mat in room, no "raid the mini bar" coupon. Probably the last time we choose a Kimpton over another chain based on any previous perception of the special and unique experience. Good: - Double queen room was very large and well-furnished. - minimal sound transmission between rooms - Staff was friendly and responsive to special requests - Location near DuPont Circle (~4 blocks to Metro) is very convenient Bad: - Even though my request for a feather-free room was noted on arrival, and confirmed when we were handed the keys, the comforters on the bed were feather. Took an additional request to get that remedied. - Housekeeping staff blew right into the room while we were there. pretty embarrassing in both directions. - Evening wine is cleared really early, don't arrive expecting a glass during the last 15 minutes of the nightly reception. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome stay!

Dec 27, 2019 Tap49Dancer Atlanta, Georgia

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Palomar, especially the comfortable beds and hospitality provided by staff. The hotel’s location is perfect - close to the Metro, restaurants, various shops and a market. The daily wine hour was a nice touch! We would definitely stay here again.