Kimpton Topaz Hotel

Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, Washington DC

The hotel

A Kimpton hotel that believes in going the extra mile, the Hotel Topaz also enjoys a prime location, close to the Dupont Circle and therefore all of Washington DC’s attractions. Recently renovated, it’s a hotel where guests return time after time to enjoy a warm, welcoming atmosphere, good quality amenities and the comfort of a well-equipped room. It’s the little touches that count, and the Topaz offers them in abundance, yoga mats in rooms for example and a friendly goldfish delivered to your room should you desire a little companionship! There’s a lot that’s complimentary too – morning coffee in the living room and a hosted wine evening. For pre-dinner drinks, head to the Topaz Bar – drinks are named after the signs of the zodiac so there’s plenty to try! In-room dining is also available should you simply want to relax in private after a busy day.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated in between Downtown and Dupont Circle. The White House, Washington Monument and National Mall are all within walking distance. Transfer time from Dulles International Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

99 rooms, all with air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar*, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, Atelier Bloem bath amenities, hairdryer and iron and board. Queen Deluxe Rooms are 375 sq ft and have views of North Street and Dupont Circle, with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

King Deluxe Rooms are 375 sq ft and have views of North Street and Dupont Circle, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

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

Complimentary breakfast, morning coffee and tea service in the living room. Complimentary hosted evening wine hours. In-room spa services*. Complimentary access to Washington Sports Club (2 blocks away). Complimentary bike hire. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Valet parking $50 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Dec 6, 2019 jtg20036

I booked at Topaz and when I called to secure early arrival, I was told that the property would be under new ownership that week. NO mention of closing. My colleague arrived and was told by the front desk that they were out of business. As Kimpton is now owned by IHC, there is no point in booking with them as the main appeal was the boutique… Read more
I booked at Topaz and when I called to secure early arrival, I was told that the property would be under new ownership that week. NO mention of closing. My colleague arrived and was told by the front desk that they were out of business. As Kimpton is now owned by IHC, there is no point in booking with them as the main appeal was the boutique experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Can you believe this !?

Nov 12, 2019 msgrinblatt Beachwood, Ohio

So I had prepaid reservation at Kimpton Topaz in DC yesterday. We called to confirm and were told the hotel has closed and “didn’t we get the email?” No we did not! Like what ? No place to stay. And now my wife is talking to Kimpton for an hour. They are very awful. Buyer beware. What is happening to this company!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not up to Kimpton Standards

Nov 4, 2019 Sherpa755157

This hotel has certainly seen better days. The front desk staff is flat and offers not a hint of welcome. Though our beds were pretty comfortable, the bathroom shows serious signs of age, with cabinet doors hanging askew, bubbling paint on the ceiling, and a backed-up shower drain that filled up to my ankles. The dining area at breakfast was… Read more
This hotel has certainly seen better days. The front desk staff is flat and offers not a hint of welcome. Though our beds were pretty comfortable, the bathroom shows serious signs of age, with cabinet doors hanging askew, bubbling paint on the ceiling, and a backed-up shower drain that filled up to my ankles. The dining area at breakfast was littered with used dishes and plates, hardly an appetizing setting to enjoy the complimentary breakfast. The location is great, but this location falls flat when it comes to other Kimpton hotels. Read less
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Nov 2, 2019 MaryAWhite Erie,PA

Tucked into a quiet street and surrounded by restaurants, the Topaz is an excellent choice in the DuPont Circle neighborhood. My room was large, perfectly clean, well furnished and beautifully lighted. The included breakfast featured delicious coffee, juices and croissants as well as fruit and cereals. A variety of newspapers are free. In the… Read more
Tucked into a quiet street and surrounded by restaurants, the Topaz is an excellent choice in the DuPont Circle neighborhood. My room was large, perfectly clean, well furnished and beautifully lighted. The included breakfast featured delicious coffee, juices and croissants as well as fruit and cereals. A variety of newspapers are free. In the evening there are two complimentary wine receptions! It’s a pleasant 20 minute walk to the White House and National Mall museums. Staff were all attentive and pleasant. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating They will go through your belongings! Absolutely no on site management!

Oct 31, 2019 joshuadwain Brooklyn, New York

I didn't want to leave this review but I don't have a choice at this point. These people don't care about your safety or belongings. It's a dump! Not worth the value. We paid a little under $300 per night and I regret the second I booked it. My wife and I stayed at the Kimpton Topaz near DuPont Circle, Washington DC from October 25-27th. We were… Read more
I didn't want to leave this review but I don't have a choice at this point. These people don't care about your safety or belongings. It's a dump! Not worth the value. We paid a little under $300 per night and I regret the second I booked it. My wife and I stayed at the Kimpton Topaz near DuPont Circle, Washington DC from October 25-27th. We were in town photographing a wedding. We arrived on Friday afternoon and quickly left to head out for a shoot. We returned in the evening around 7 pm. We left our car on the street and Ubered to a restaurant to have dinner with friends. Upon returning to the hotel, approximately at 12:30 am I gave my keys to the valet driver to bring my vehicle in the garage. The following afternoon (Saturday) we departed our room to head to our next engagement. Around 2:30 pm we requested our vehicle from the valet. The valet driver brought us our car. That's when we realized we had been robbed. Our car was ransacked. All of the contents from our glove box, center console, visor and glasses hold were either opened or down. All non-valuable stationary contents were thrown on the floor. My wife's purse was stolen along with our emergency funds from the vehicle ($100). Unfortunately for us, we could call for a police report because we were supposed to be at our wedding at 3 pm and dealing with the hotel already delayed us beyond that. It was our second stay at that Kimpton property and I will guarantee you that it's our last. Apparently, on weekends, there are no managers on staff. The professionalism of the staff working that afternoon was shocking. No apologies, or extended concern. We at minimum wanted to hear "we're going to get to the bottom of this". If it weren't for my wife raising hell we wouldn't be able to speak to the manager over the phone (who was off for the weekend). Even after the managers came back to work on Monday we didn't receive any calls of concern. It's now Thursday and we have heard nothing from management or staff. I've called and I get the runaround with constant promises that someone will return my call. It's hasn't happened. The one bright spot to this ordeal was speaking with Vick (who worked at nights) and another Young lady (I forgot her name, but she had a wrist bandage). Everyone else seemed as though they didn't care. Read less