Ratings based on 1,807 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from long island, ny

Posted 01-May-2016
Rooms are small but that's to be expected for the city. Wonderful staff and very pet friendly. Highly recommend for a DC trip.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 28-Apr-2016
I was just there one night but the room was great and the staff was excellent
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Southeast US

Great Location!

Posted 19-Apr-2016
Pros: Location, staff/service, morning coffee/tea, free wine hour, reasonably priced restaurant, decor, well-appointed rooms, plush towels, overall quality.
The Carlyle DuPont Circle/Kimpton offered us a quiet and beautiful setting when not out sightseeing. DuPont Circle is hopping, offering much in terms of dining and retail though there is also a great restaurant "district" one block further from DuPont Circle. Three metro lines are within walking distance, so visitors can easily get to all the city's sites. One of the lines offers a direct, one-seat ride to the Regan National (approx 20 minutes).
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

charming hotel close to Dupont Circle

Posted 18-Apr-2016
Pros: the staff, especially Mike the bellman was super nice and helpful. Comfortable bed. Appreciate the yoga mat in closet. Extremely quiet. Felt personal
Cons: The breakfast was awful two days in a row. Terrible food. Bad bread, Terrible potatoes, ineatable bacon. Too few choices for breakfast, and too $
the staff, especially Mike the bellman was super nice and helpful. Comfortable bed. Appreciate the yoga mat in closet. Extremely quiet. Felt personally looked after.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from San Diego, CA

Very nice place to stay.

Posted 14-Apr-2016
Loved the neighborhood! Short walking distance to Metro, restaurants and convenience stores. Happy with the hotel room. would definitely stay there again.
2out of 5
by A verified traveller from Chicago

Unexpected Experience for a Kimpton

Posted 07-Apr-2016
Pros: Not much
Cons: Add an ATM machine. Provide adequate space in the bathroom for storing toiletries. Use a full shower door in bathroom so that water doesn't spill out.
Location: Restaurant in hotel is okay.
I arrived in my room to find a hotel employee in my room which surprised me and caught me off guard. He was leaving a bottle of wine that was a perk of being an Expedia member. I had no use for this wine. Spring weather is often unpredictable and thus, sometimes heat is needed... sometimes cooling is needed. This hotel seemed to have difficulty dealing with the change of seasons in DC. It was between 35-40 degrees Farehenheit the first couple of nights of my stay. I turned on the heat via the thermostat in my room and a fan ran, but the temperature in the room did not improve. I called the front desk and they said that the heat had been turned off because it has been 60 degrees the week before. There was nothing they could do but bring me a heater. I spent 2 nights in the hotel with a room temperature of about 65 degrees; I normally prefer around 70 degrees. I didn't want a space heater in my room. Then, I came home one afternoon to find my room at 85 degrees. I turned on the A/C and left to out to dinner. I came back and my room was still ridiculously warm. I called the front desk and they said that they had turned on the heat because they had had so many complaints. The person at the front desk also said that the A/C wasn't working and there was nothing they could do. I had the thermostat set to COOL and it just produced heat. So I turned it completely off and discovered 1 out of 3 windows in my room would open and I cooled my room that way
3out of 5
by A verified traveller from Miami

Hot Spot for Locals

Posted 05-Apr-2016
The hotel is extremely busy and bustling. A little deceptive from the outside as its in a very quaint, residential neighborhood. We arrived very late on a Friday night as we had a late flight in and the hotel lobby was jam packed as was the property outside the hotel. This continued throughout the weekend. The hotel restaurant (The Rigsby) is also a well known local favorite and was busy at all times. We came down Sunday for brunch and couldn't get seated as we didn't have a reservation. I wish the hotel staff had informed us when we checked in that we would need a reservation if we wanted to dine in the hotel. We ordered in from the Rigsby on Sunday night and they charged us $5 for delivery as well as 20% gratuity and we had to tip the guy who brought it up. A little excessive. My other issues were that there are only 2 very small elevators and one was out of service the entire weekend. Made it very difficult to get in and out. We also had an issue with our room AC. It wasn't working. Although it was very unseasonably cool outside, it didn't help to keep the room cool. Twice they sent up an AC repair tech and he wasn't able to do anything. He told us to open the window!! They offered zero in the way of a make good when we checked out. The upside is that the rooms are very large and comfortable. They have a coffee maker in the room and microwave but no utensils or cups. A little odd.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Queanbeyan, Australia.

Attractive hotel and location.

Posted 30-Mar-2016
Pros: Beautiful hotel and location. Staff were excellent.
Cons: Wall bracket to adjust TV. Better air conditioning units. Extra attention if pets present.
Location: Great places to eat nearby. Immediate area peaceful and lovely.
Excellent service and lovely hotel in a great location. A short walk to DuPont Circle's busier area, and the immediate area is quiet and peaceful on a beautiful avenue. The King bed room was very nice, but did have an awkward TV position in relation to the bed. The body wash and shampoo in the bathroom were wonderful. A gift bottle of Californian wine was placed in our room which was a treat. Plenty of space in the room and the bed was comfortable. My parents and sister had a 2 Queen beds room which was incredibly spacious. Luckily the weather was pleasant on our visit because the air conditioning unit was bizarre. No matter if I set it to cool or heat, it would blow warm air. Our room got to 87 degrees before we gave up on it and switched it off, and the temperature inside slowly came down. My other complaint was finding pet hair on the seat which was off putting. These 2 faults however did not take away from an otherwise excellent experience. I would easily be very happy to recommend this hotel, and I will use it again. There is a 7eleven nearby on the street behind the hotel, and the Big Bus stop is close by. I wasn't very happy with the frequency of the Big Bus but the hotel staff were helpful in organising tickets for it. Our Washington DC experience was improved by our stay here, with this area and Georgetown impressing us most. After all the accommodation options we looked at, I think we chose well.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from LOUISIANA

Posted 28-Mar-2016
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from Walnut Creek, CA

Nice place in a great neighborhood.

Posted 25-Mar-2016
Hotel is a 10 minute walk to the Metro which is enjoyable passing many embassys. One block from many restaurants, Safeway, and 7-11. Dupont Circle is a nice area. Room was clean and spacious and we were upgraded to a kitchenette. Bathroom was very nice. Only recommendation is don't get a room facing the back alley if you're a light sleeper. The noise of the trucks and the garbage pick up is very loud. Also walls must be thin because you can easily hear the housekeepers talking loudly in the morning. Otherwise we'd definitely stay there again.