Hotel Palomar Washington DC - a Kimpton Hotel is a business-friendly hotel located in Washington's Dupont Circle neighborhood, close to Anderson House, White House, and United States Capitol. Additional points of interest include Supreme Court and Lincoln Memorial.
Hotel Palomar Washington DC - a Kimpton Hotel features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a spa tub and a fitness facility. This 4-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms and audio-visual equipment. High-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Washington property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke-free property.
There are 195 guestrooms at Hotel Palomar Washington DC - a Kimpton Hotel. Beds come with premium bedding. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and hair dryers. Complimentary Internet access is provided. Guestrooms offer desks, complimentary newspapers, and in-room safes. Flat-panel televisions have DVD players and video-game consoles. Air-conditioned rooms also include CD players, minibars, blackout drapes/curtains, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request refrigerators, hypo-allergenic bedding, and wake-up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.
"What a relief to find this place"
We had to check out of another hotel due to poor service, sketchy neighborhood and cleanliness issues. We found Palomar through priceline and booked it. The rate was very reasonable, the location is perfect and the hotel is very nice. I will definitely stay here again the next time I'm in town. The only bummer is that there is no free wifi and parking is quite expensive (around $13 per day for Wifi and around $60 per day for parking).
"Great business hotel with personality"
I have stayed here twice now and have always felt that the extra touches of the kimpton brand help differentiate the properties and make the trip more comfortable. Only thing of note would be that ice machines aren't on each floor, so don't spend too much time walking around looking for one before checking the next floor
"Lovely hotel in a good location"
Sorry for this late review. Stayed here in September for 5 nights. A lovely hotel with comfortable bedrooms. A bonus was the free wine get-together in the early evening. A nice way to to meet your fellow travellers. The reason I have marked it as 4 instead of 5 was the lack of coffee in the rooms or in the reception area. Having just travelled from New York where we stayed in a lower grade hotel where coffee was on tap in reception 24/7 we were disappointed to find that coffee was only available first thing in the morning. The location of the hotel was great, just a few minutes walk from the nearest metro station where trains ran every few minutes. It was very easy to travel around the city with no need for taxis or buses. Loads of nice restaurants nearby, the area had a lovely cosmopolitan feel to it. Hotel staff were very helpful and the breakfast was perfectly adequate.
"Nice place, but malfunctioning heating system"
We have stayed at lots of Palomar Hotels, including Los Angeles (twice) and Philadelphia. In Washington, we had a car and a pet, which limited our choices to apartment type hotels such as the Carlyle Suites. Unfortunately, the Carlyle website was not working when I went to make a reservation, so we stayed for three days at the Palomar. The people are great and the hotel room was big enough, but regrettably there was no kitchen, as in the Carlyle, and the heating did not work. We had three men to repair it, once when it was too cold, once when it was too hot, and again when it was cold. This should not happen at a good property. The location is nice, and we found a pho restaurant down the block that was good, and the local scene is quite nice.
"Stay somewhere else. "
I wish I had styled somewhere else. It seems like an old building with some superficial updates. The shower has very low pressure, the temperature is difficult to control. It's one of the worst I've experienced anywhere. The light switches are very poorly placed. The switch in the entry turns on the light in the entry. One then has to cross a dark room to turn on a light by the bed. The bed is ok but not good. The room has very little natural light, just a small window for a large room.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM