I stayed at the hotel with my family for 3 days, and I really liked the hotel. To be honest, the hotel is nothing fancy, but it had everything that made our stay pleasant.
The rooms are pretty spacious and the beds comfortable, the staff is very friendly and always quick to help out in whichever way is needed, they have iHome devices to charge iPhones etc., a neat minibar with some exotic choices. You can pour free herbal tea/lemonade in the afternoons, and on some days even have a free wine tasting in the (small) lobby. There is a nice small hotel bar as well.
To be fair, some of the amenities offered aren't that exciting. The gym is in the basement and pretty bad as far as gym goes. It's tiny and besides a couple of treadmills only has a few free weights. The breakfast which is offered isn't particularly exciting either, but considering that you are so close to many coffee houses & restaurants this wasn't really a big concern. The bathrooms in the rooms are clean and work well, but are very tiny. This didn't bother me, but bothered my wife. My requirements for a bathroom are that it's clean and works, all of which applied. My wife has higher standards, I believe she is only satisfied if a bathroom has at least 800 square feet and a whirlpool :-).
So in summary it's not a Ritz Carlton, but for the price we got we felt that we got a good value and had a pleasant experience. And yes, there is a lot of red; the hotel used to be an apartment building from what I understand.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On Washington DC's historic Embassy Row, Kimpton Rouge Hotel is a superb luxury boutique accommodation. This Kimpton Hotel is a playful and colorful urban retreat at the doorstep of the city's top cultural and historic attractions. Within blocks of Dupont Circle and near the White House, National Mall and countless museums and galleries, the alluring Kimpton Rouge Hotel entices with its rejuvenating décor, exceptional service, signature amenities and adjacent Bar Rouge lounge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kimpton Washington Dc