Kimpton Rouge Hotel
What We Love
- Nightly lobby wine hour
- Convenient Embassy Row location, near Logan Circle and a short walk to popular museums and tourist sights
- Free morning papers — a DC must-have
What To Know
- Pet-friendly – no fees or size restrictions and treats on arrival
- The funky colorful decor is young and fun
- The daily resort fee includes upgraded WiFi, coffee and tea in the morning, and car service within a mile of the hotel and more; the resort fee can be waved by registering for the (free) Kimpton Karma Rewards program
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With all its pomp and circumstance, DC isn’t exactly known for irreverence. But the 137-room Hotel Rouge is one place that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Renovated in late 2011, the hotel’s Pop Art decor evokes a film set boudoir, with crimson leather, retro lamps in vivid hues and animal print furnishings. In the rooms you’ll find flat-screen TVs and whimsical extras like romance kits in the minibar. Accommodations are spacious, and also include iHome docking stations. Families traveling together will appreciate the Bunk Bed Suites, featuring a curtained alcove with extra sleeping space. As with other Kimpton properties, the Hotel Rouge offers a nightly lobby wine hour. Continue with drinks in the hotel’s bar, which also serves charcuterie plates, fresh seafood, chicken wings and bacon burgers. Work off the calories in the 24-hour fitness center, then unwind with an in-room spa treatment.
In the Area
Just to the northeast of the hotel is the Logan Circle Historic District a pristine eight-block example of a prosperous late-19th-century residential neighborhood. A few blocks farther north is the U Street Historic District, which has brick Victorian-era architecture and the former theaters and jazz clubs that made the area a cultural center during the early 20th century. Also within walking distance: The Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum complex, with 19 museums and a zoo, free of charge. At night, hit the U Street corridor for a lively bar scene and some excellent happy hours—Marvin and Café Saint-Ex are great places to start.
How to Get There
After I checked in I was happy with the size of my room and they had a cute wine happy hour for guests at 5PMt hat was complimentary. I also love the neighborhood and I was close to many of the areas I wanted to see. I pretty much walked everywhere. It's a good option for a quick DC weekend with friends. Oh, and it's close to tons of gay bars too!
This Hotel has an excellent location for visiting The Whitehouse, many monuments and museums, very clean, quirky spacious room, only one problem, one lift was completely out of commission during our stay and on the morning of our departure both lifts out of order!
That apart I would thoroughly recommend a stay at the Kimpton Rouge
I don't typically write reviews but wanted to take the time to mention that the Front Office Manager Darrian Yates was the main reason my stay with the hotel was pleasant due to his professionalism and fast responsiveness. I stayed in the Rogue for 40 nights this past summer in DC and the hotel is in a great location.
I walked all of DC practically and Darrian's restaurant recommendations along with things to do and quick solutions to little service inconsistencies I experienced shows hes fast on his feet and thinking and very intuitive and genuine. That last trait is key.
Hes a great asset to the company. As I said I don't typically write reviews good or bad, (if I have a bad experience I just choose not to spend my money in a place again or brand) but I had some thinking and thought to myself that good service should be commended and recognized when appropriate.
Thank you Darrian for your great customer service! I hope to visit a property you will be a GM at one day.
This is our last night here we have stayed 3 nights. The room we were given was excellent, very spacious and quirky, modern and comfortable. the air con was a must! The hotel is very close to the White House and museums. One down side is the bar does close early at 10pm but Overall loved our stay here would definitely stay here again 😀
The facility fee can not be expensed for business travelers. This fee can not be waived nor just added to the room rate (so that it could be expensed) per a discussion with a manager. This would have been a nice location for me to stay at going forward but I'm not eating 23 bucks (plus tax) a night for 50+ nights a year. (minimum stay one night per week)
By the way, 23 bucks a night gets you:
1) One mile uber drive in the morning:
2) Unlimited local and long distance phone calls
3) Upgraded WiFi speed
1: Will never use
2: Would be a nice benefit pre mobile phone era.
3: Already receive this benefit via rewards