Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel

Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, Washington DC

The hotel

On the masculine side of sultry, this urban hangout’s dressed in macho greys, with muted jewel accents, monochrome detailing, and warming dashes of wood and distressed leather. It all fits in with the manly ‘cut and thrust’ of Washington DC and Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel’s neighbourhood, which they describe as ‘the IT zone’. Steps from 14th Street, the rooms still ooze spaciousness from their former life as apartments. After grabbing free tea or coffee downstairs each morning, you can walk to the White House and other DC delights, or hop on a complimentary bike to explore – just be back for the nightly wine hour. Guests staying in summertime can mix days sightseeing with days at the rooftop pool, before joining local crowds at its accompanying bar for creative cocktails and starlit views over the capital.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Just steps from the buzz of 14th Street Northwest, which is in an area now awash with bars, restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, and art galleries, this hotel sits on a tree-lined street 10 minutes from the nearest Metro station and within a walk of the White House, Convention Centre, Dupont and Logan circles, and U Street.

Hotel information

178 rooms, studios, and suites. All with 65” flatscreen HDTV, Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth speakers, oversized glass shower, Frette herringbone robes, yoga mat, and daily newspaper. Executive King Rooms are 300 square foot with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Executive Queen Rooms are 315 square foot with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Executive Queen Queen Rooms are 350 square foot with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Executive King Studios have a separate seating area with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Spa Queen Queen Studios have a glass shower and separate soaking tub with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Premier Spa Suites have a living room with half bath, a private bedroom with spa bathroom with glass shower and full immersion bathtub. Each suite has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Radiator (cocktail bar dining menu, open for breakfast, dinner, late night dining, and Sunday Brunch). Rooftop Bar (seasonal). Room service* (24-hour). Hosted wine hour (5.00pm-6.00pm nightly). Morning tea and coffee service (6.00am-9.00am weekdays, 7.00am-10.00am weekends). Rooftop swimming pool (seasonal). In-room spa services*. Fitness centre (24-hour). Kimpton PUBLIC bikes. WiFi*. Concierge (24-hour). Valet parking $48 plus tax per day; $60 plus tax per day for oversized vehicles (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice Boutique in excellent location

Nov 17, 2019 Todd C New York City, New York

Stayed at this hotel for a 3 day visit to DC. Very typical of Kimpton pared down hipster oriented hotel. Nice room and public areas. Friendly staff. Decent food. Walkable to U Street Corridor. Good value
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A hidden treasure - especially the staff

Nov 12, 2019 IL-2013 Maryland

It has been my experience that the more updated, modernized newer the hotel and amenities, it often comes short on personal service. Well, the same applies in reverse to Mason & Rook. I was sent there (a job) and was so warmly surprised by the welcoming staff from the reception to the restaurant staff and everything in between. Yes, the hotel… Read more
It has been my experience that the more updated, modernized newer the hotel and amenities, it often comes short on personal service. Well, the same applies in reverse to Mason & Rook. I was sent there (a job) and was so warmly surprised by the welcoming staff from the reception to the restaurant staff and everything in between. Yes, the hotel could enjoy a face lift, and I understand that it was just bought by Viceroy that plans just the update it needs. I hope they achieve it - but dont change ANYTHING in the personnel touch. I was greeted by Michael at reception, who initiated information about happy hour at the hotel, the free coffee, not to check out unnecessary bottles in the fridge lest I be charged for it, Metro etc. What a nice touch! Since the hotel does not have a business center, he printed my material – no change no fuss, no muss, and with a smile. At breakfast at the Radiator Restaurant, Lulit, my server, was engaging but not overpowering. The coffee (espresso, in my case) was EXCELLENTLY SMOOTH AND DELICIOUS! I am pleased to say Lulit shared the name of the coffee source – La Columbe, from Philadelphia. Then, I got a complementary water bottle, and most of all got great service from Lulit, Jasmin and when I asked for the manager, Marcy was just the next great link in the chain. I had a great stay and look forward to being there again. So, Viceroy Face lift the hotel – but keep and compensate the GREAT staff of the hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel in DC

Nov 10, 2019 SammieSam218 Fort Worth, Texas

I have stayed at the Mason and Rook hotel before and thought it was GREAT! However, this time, it was ok. I was here on business and my room wasn't ready upon arrival, so I had to wait about 20 minutes. When I got to the room, the bathroom was not as clean as it should have been and so I had to go down to the front desk to ask for it to be… Read more
I have stayed at the Mason and Rook hotel before and thought it was GREAT! However, this time, it was ok. I was here on business and my room wasn't ready upon arrival, so I had to wait about 20 minutes. When I got to the room, the bathroom was not as clean as it should have been and so I had to go down to the front desk to ask for it to be cleaned again along with new sheets. The room is quite big and the bed is comfortable. The bathroom is spacious with a pretty god sized shower. They do provide body soap, shampoo and conditioner although I didn't use them. Last time, they had yoga mats in the room, but not this time. The floor was a little worn and had stains on it. The food we had during our meetings was sooooo good! Our meeting staff were super friendly and very accommodating. The hotel is near a 7-11 and a CVS is just a block away as is a Whole Foods. Several restuarants are near by too. I did have to wait about 10 minutes for a taxi upon departure. Both bell hops went down to the end of the street to hail one for me. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Like a modern Fawlty Towers

Nov 10, 2019 candwman

Nice modern room, spacious and comfortable. Staff were friendly and the food was good. That's the good bit, but they really fall down on the details. The bathroom has an automatic light, but the sensor is in the wrong place, so the light goes off if you spend too long in the shower. There are no tea and coffee making facilities in the room.… Read more
Nice modern room, spacious and comfortable. Staff were friendly and the food was good. That's the good bit, but they really fall down on the details. The bathroom has an automatic light, but the sensor is in the wrong place, so the light goes off if you spend too long in the shower. There are no tea and coffee making facilities in the room. When I asked I was told there were free hot drinks in the lobby. Unfortunately they're only available until 10AM, not much use if you want a drink at bedtime. Then they offered to send us a kettle. They did just that - no cups, no tea, no coffee. Even the cheapest budget hotels offer tea and coffee in the rooms. They really excelled themselves on the Sunday of our stay. We arrived back at 3PM to find that there were only bath towels in the bathroom and no water tumblers. I contacted reception eventually (the phone didn't work) to be told that the hotel was full the day before so there would be no more towels until some came back from the laundry - seriously, what sort of hotel doesn't have enough linen to cope with being full?! The bar was supposed to open at 4.00 and the restaurant at 5.00. We planned to go for an early drink and a meal before going out for the evening. When we arrived at 4.20 it was still locked up. Reception said to go outside and through the patio, also locked up, so the receptionist opened the door only to reveal the staff sitting around having a chat. They just hadn't bothered to open. When we arrived back at 11PM, the promised towels still hadn't arrived, so it was another call to reception (they had at least fixed the phone) to get some towels, but still no tumblers. The next day we checked out. There was $172 in incidental costs to pay, which I paid for on a foreign currency debit card rather than the credit card we'd provided on arrival. This was part of a package deal so the accommodation was already paid for. Then a month later when the credit card bill arrived, I discovered a charge of $592.29, much to my disgust. I contacted my tour organiser, who took 3 weeks to finally get a resolution of sorts. First they said that it was common practice to put a hold on a card and that it had probably been refunded. Except this wasn't a hold, they'd taken the money and 3 weeks later hadn't refunded it. Then they said they had refunded it minus the $172 in incidental costs that I'd already paid - they hadn't. The unauthorised payment was finally repaid nearly 7 weeks after it was taken. Unfortunately I'd already had to pay the credit card bill or else face interest charges and the difference in exchange rates means I'm still almost £15 out of pocket. I'm still waiting for an apology or any compensation for what can only be described as incompetence. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Super cute, pet friendly hotel

Nov 4, 2019 jltaylor0295 Lemont, Illinois

Hotel is very cute and stylish. Rooms are very tastefully decorated and the bathroom was nice (loved the shower). Lovely restaurant and a rooftop bar with a pool. Customer service was great. I am a dog lover so loved the fact that this hotel is pet friendly.