Reserve a cabana and sip a cocktail alongside the large outdoor pool on the hotel's second floor
Mingle during complimentary coffee time in the morning, or join the hosted wine hour in the evening
Near the Dupont Circle Metro station for quick trips to the White House and National Mall
The Kimpton Palomar is roughly 15 minutes from Ronald Reagan International Airport; 45 minutes from Dulles. Valet parking is available on site (for an additional fee).
Located in the trendy Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the Palomar is surrounded by a bevy of restaurants, shops and ritzy estates.
Palomar guests will find the rooms surprisingly spacious -- Fodor's calls them some of the largest in town (and ask for a corner room for even more space). The sleek and artsy interiors include new Georgetown-grey platform beds with 300-thread-count linens, large flat-screen TVs and comfy lounge chairs. As part of the Kimpton family, guests enjoy complimentary coffee each morning and a nightly hosted evening wine hour. The spacious rooms even include yoga mats for an early morning stretch, and the hotel rents out bikes for free so guests can explore the area.
The on-site restaurant, Urbana, earns high marks from Zagat and the Washington Post. We particularly fond of the lobster ravioli and bucatini with littleneck clams -- both pastas are made in house.
The Palomar is just a 5-minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro station, which can whisk you to the White House and the National Mall in just 10 minutes, Capitol Hill in 20 and Reagan National Airport in a half hour.