Luxury Boutique Hotel, Kimpton Rouge in Downtown DC
The Kimpton line of hotels has numerous locations throughout the Washington DC area and, though the it is on the verge of a complete makeover with our team at Valor Hospitality Partners in 2020, Kimpton Rouge is arguably positioned in one of the best locations in the city. If you’re the kind of traveler that loves to explore a city through the lens of the locals, we’d say Kimpton Rouge is calling your name.
This unique boutique hotel is located near a multitude of attractions. Among them are famous landmarks, hidden gems, and authentic DC experiences you just can’t find anywhere else.
After a full makeover (and a name change), the magic of Kimpton Rouge will attract and satisfy the needs of every traveler – “whether you’re looking for a top-class cocktail or a view of the White House,” Managing Partner, McLean T. Wilson added in an interview with Boutique Hotel News.
Excited for the details? So are we. Let’s start with what makes Kimpton Rouge the prime location for a successful DC boutique hotel.
A Short Distance from The White House
One of the crowning jewels of this unique Kimpton boutique hotel is that it’s located just a short distance from the White House. In fact, guests report being able to walk from the Rouge to the White House in just a few short minutes.
Depending on which room you’re staying in, you might even have a view of the White House from your bedroom window at Kimpton Rouge. When we say you’re in the neighborhood, it is not an exaggeration. Whether or not you’re looking for the best hotel for sightseeing or just trying to make it to your meetings on time during your stay here in DC, a trip to Kimpton Rouge is likely to have you feeling like part of the First Family.
Be your own tour guide on Embassy Row
Another notable landmark at the backdoor of Kimpton Rouge hotel is the historic Embassy Row. This luxury boutique hotel is right in the mix of this 2-mile stretch along Massachusetts Avenue. Along this stretch, you’ll find embassies from four different continents including sights sights such as the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, the Nelson Mandela statue and so much more. If you’re looking for a DC hotel for ease of sightseeing, Kimpton Rouge accomplishes this with Embassy Row alone.
Explore the Museums in Dupont Circle
Dupont circle is just three blocks from the Kimpton Rouge, making it an easy walk to popular attractions like museums, Dupont dining, nightlife and trendy Dupont Circle shopping venues. Stop by the Holocaust Museum for an impactful personal look at the history of the Holocaust. The African-American History Museum is another notable stop in the area. Be sure to check both locations websites for hours, events, and ticket prices.
Dupont Circle Dining and Shopping
Dupont Circle is filled with unique places to explore, eat, and shop. Stop in at one of the local boutiques and shop their rare selection of oddities. Bookworms should pay a visit to Kramerbooks to explore a selection of rare literature or head over to Second Story Books, where you can find $2 novels and plenty more.
When it comes to Dupont Circle restaurants, your tastebuds can dictate your adventure. In the mood for authentic ethnic cuisine? Stop in at Estadio for a contemporary Spanish meal or head over to Lupo Verde for a taste of “authentic, rustic Italian cuisine.” You’ll also find Greek-Inspired dining, Thai and Japanese delicacies, and so much more. Check out this list of a few more quality Dupont Circle restaurants to sample during your stay at Kimpton Rouge Hotel in Washington DC.
Nightlife in Dupont Circle
The Dupont Circle area has long been recognized for its thriving nightlife. The culture at sundown is dynamic, featuring sweet and casual options to sip a cocktail as well as popular hot-spots where you’ll find the locals gathering. Black Jack is one of many stops where Kimpton Rouge guests can grab a drink and mingle with the local populace. For the best happy hour deals, check out the daily specials at Dupont Circle digs like Masa 14, Colada Shop and Pearl Oyster Palace.
Distinct Dining at Bar Rouge
If you prefer to keep things close to home, you’re in luck with Kimpton Rouge. Although the revamp will include plenty of updates and other exciting changes, the DC hotel will be keeping its popular in-house establishment known as Bar Rouge. Chic cocktails and engaging conversation are just a few things on the menu at this unique Kimpton Rouge hot spot, with even more to offer in 2020.
Excited to see what the future holds for Kimpton Rouge Hotel in downtown DC? Stay tuned as our plans unfold with updates from Valor Hospitality.
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