I chose the Mason and Rook Hotel for my first anniversary after visiting several properties in the Dupont are. I love the Kimpton hotel group and have always had good experiences with them. Mason and Rook had exactly the feel that I wanted for our anniversary. It's very sexy and modern (it's one of the newer hotels in the area) and it had a very boutique feel to it. The amenities are also impressive. The rooftop bar is very cool and the hotel loans bikes out to guests to tool around the city. And its location is fantastic. Walking distance to tons of restaurants and bars, yet still on a very quiet tree-lined street. Overall it has a very chic, sexy feel to it.
But that isn't what impressed me most. The manager totally saved my hide. I had booked the hotel and forgotten to double check the date. I know, I'm an idiot. So the night before our reservation (or so I thought) I called to check the reservation and the secret champagne package I ordered to surprise my spouse. They couldn't find a reservation for me for the following day, so I pulled up my confirmation email and to my horror realized that I had booked the hotel for that very night. Huge mistake. It was already 8pm. My heart sank. I'd ruined my first wedding anniversary. I asked if there was any way that I could move the reservation to the next day, and the woman I was speaking to in reservations apologized and stated that since it was a pre-paid non-refundable booking, my only option would be to appeal to the hotel manager, or lose the reservation. She patched me through to the manager who without any hesitation changed my booking to the next day. My anniversary was saved thanks to this wonderful woman.
The stay was perfect. The rooms are huge and very comfortable. The secret champagne package was incredible and a huge hit. We absolutely loved this hotel.
My only advice would be to always book through the hotel's website. I think a big reason why they were so wonderful is because I am a Karma Rewards member and I always book through the hotel itself and not third-party websites.
I highly recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the heart of D.C.'s dynamic 14th Street neighborhood, Kimpton Mason & Rook, is the city's newest locale for work and play and serves as a perfect starting point to enjoy the District's most popular bars, restaurants and boutiques. The hotel features 178 rooms - some of the largest in the city - including 18 luxurious suites which effortlessly exude the sophistication of a stylish retreat. Adjacent to the hotel is Radiator, a culinary-focused cocktail bar featuring contemporary American small plates with global influences imagined by Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kimpton Washington Dc