Kimpton Rouge Hotel

1315 16th Street NW, Washington D.C., DC, USA
Dupont Circle

Action Bar

17.5
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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18
  • Public Spaces16.5
  • Service17.5
  • Overall17.5
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Hotel Description

On the whole, Washington's buttoned-up image is well deserved — among the many areas of life with which Washingtonians are concerned, style does not always rank highly. And the hotels, like the people, tend to be dignified, serious, even elegant, but just not very hip. Hotel Rouge, though, is one place where a Londoner or a New Yorker could feel at home.

Interiors, as the hotel's name would suggest, are red-on-red, right down to the treats in the minibar. Perhaps a bit of color fatigue would set in at the end of a long stay, but we have all seen so many Hotel Blancs that this small décor departure is entirely welcome. Another departure is the sheer size of the room — some boutique hotel rooms are glorified closets, but not in this town. Not only are these rooms spacious, they feature indulgent amenities: HD flatscreens, fully stocked organic bars, iHome docking stations, terrycloth robes, and even in-room spa services.

The hotel bar, unsurprisingly, is also aiming for the hipster market, and the crowd is definitely on the funky side — the neighborhood, near Dupont Circle, is where the conservative ambassador crowd and the more youthful townies come together. The décor sets the tone, with couches and pillows lining lavender walls and white leather and aluminum barstools, in contrast to the typical armchairs-and-cigars vibe of Washington's stuffier bars. Loud music (gasp!) spills out into the street, and if you look closely you may see men with loosened ties — obviously a sign of Western civilization in decline.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 137 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are allowed on request (charges may apply).

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are allowed on request (charges may apply).

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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