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Very Good 1988 Reviews
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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


  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Boutique City Hip red living room home Suite flat Bedroom


Playful city stay just five blocks from the White House, with retro fittings and animal print galore

The Lowdown

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

Kimpton Rouge Hotel
1315 16th St Nw
Washington, DC 20036 United States


4.0 Very Good 1988 Reviews
Dated but Cool
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice and clean...but it is dated and that shows around doors and upon close inspection of furniture and such. However, this does not distract from the hotel being a boutique or funky in nature. We are IHG members and got upgraded to a larger king suite which is always appreciated. The bar is intimate but has nice selection. Overall great hotel at a very reasonable price.

Gorgeous hotel. Wonderful staff.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok my room is gorgeous. Super modern. Clean. Comrdrotable bed. Spacious. Minibar. Nice bathroom. But what makes this place truly outstanding is the kind staff. Great service seems to be a rarity these days - certainly not here. Highly recommend!

A Very Nice Small Boutique Hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a small boutique hotel with reasonable rates. The lobby is small and the bar/restaurant is small with the small bar closing at 10 PM. The rooms are good size not small and are eclectically with comfortable beds. The rooms were also immaculate. On the downside they only have bathrooms with tubs not just a shower. Overall, a very nice place to visit and not too far from all the active restaurants and night life.

No service
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The morning coffee is disgusting. The service is no where to be found: a non working telephone, an empty soap bottle (never filled event I requested. You cant access room service phone line. You have to call the front desk. The attendant although pleasant does not know the wine available, the soup of the day (none today on a rainy cold day).

Just find another hotel!!!!!!!!!!!!

SCAM! Hidden Fees for "Amenities"
Reviewed 1 month ago

I stayed at the Kimpton Rouge Hotel for two nights this February. Upon checking out, I was charged an additional ~$30/night for “amenities” fee. Firstly, I was never informed about this fee and secondly.. what amenities!? I asked the front desk what amenities I was being charged for and they said for: coffee/tea in the lobby, wifi, and the fitness center.
I was told the coffee/tea and wifi were complimentary and what kind of hotel charges for instant coffee/tea packs?? The packs are literally less than 5 cents each and I would have just used my phone data for internet if I had to pay for wifi. Additionally, the “fitness center” is abysmal. It is literally, no exaggeration, the size of two bathroom stalls. It has one treadmill, one small bench, and a couple of light dumbbells.
All the amenities were worthless and useless. If you’re going to hit me with a hidden fee for amenities, at least have the amenities to back it up. What an embarrassment.