Kimpton Topaz Hotel
What We Love
- Proximity to the Metro makes transportation a breeze
- Centrally located — it’s just a short walk to top restaurants and bars
- Nightly lobby wine hours
What To Know
- No gym, but the hotel offers passes to a nice YMCA nearby
- Topaz Bar fills up quickly après office hours
- Sign up for the Kimpton Karma Rewards program to get free WiFi
- A $15 (plus tax) facilities fee per night will be collected at the hotel; it includes coffee and tea each morning, upgraded WiFi, car service within a mile of the hotel (for two hours in the morning) and use of Kimpton PUBLIC bikes
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Beyond Topaz’s otherwise anonymous brick façade facing tony Dupont Circle townhomes, a chic Moroccan-inspired retreat awaits. After a $2.3 million renovation in early 2012, the hotel rocks a Kasbah vibe with periwinkle printed curtains, mod poufs and mosaic floors and tile-like rugs.
Bed & Bath
Moroccan prints mix with specially commissioned pieces by local artists and Hollywood Regency touches: starburst mirrors, nailhead-trimmed chairs. The soothing palette of white and silver, periwinkle and grape feels fresh without being fussy. Guestrooms start at a spacious 375 square feet, half have an alcove and a separate dressing room and all have sparkling (but smallish) bathrooms hung with Kimpton’s standard animal print robes.
The Moroccan bazaar feel extends into the hip Topaz Bar, but the cocktail menu here is decidedly Asian-inspired. Its happy hour — a.k.a. Liquid Therapy — is one of the best in the District and extremely popular with the after work crowd, with signature Zodiac cocktails, and reasonably priced beer and wine. Stick around Thursdays for the Laughing Buddha comedy show. Got a good joke? Jump on stage yourself; amateurs that get a laugh drink for free.
In the Area
Logan Circle, one of D.C.’s trendiest neighborhoods, is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel. During the day, peruse the chic art galleries and shops (we love Transformer Gallery and Muleh boutique), and come nightfall sample the small plates at Estadio or Masa 14, and then sip craft beers at Birch & Barley. Need a breath of fresh air? D.C.’s Rock Creek Park is the country’s largest urban forest. Jog along the creek and watch for deer, hawks and even coyotes.
How to Get There
Our travel agency - USA Tours - had messed up our reservation (never ever book a travel or trip via travel agency USA Tours!) .
The best, most fantastic, receptionist De'Cheyla, arranged everything for us even though there was no booking for us.
We came a family of 4 from DK, tired from travelling, and De'Cheyla and her colleagues Chris, Tenaya, Brice and Jean, made our arrival to Washington DC the best we could ever dream of.
The best service in the whole world.
A nice, very well located hotel with a great atmosphere.
My warmest recommendations !
We had a fully pre-paid reservation for 3 nights. When we arrived at the hotel we were told they were fully booked and we would not have a room that night. They said they would TRY to find us another place to stay. Just after we arrived another young woman arrived who had made her reservation just a hour before the time she arrived, they told her it was a non-refundable reservation...guess what, they didn't have a room for her either. We finally ended up in another hotel at 4am, no thanks to KIMPTON. Since then we have been told this is standard practice at KIMPTON HOTELS....if you want to make sure your reservation is good, do not book with KIMPTON HOTELS. If I could give a -10 rating I would.
Nice hotel with a great location. Walking distance to restaurants and night life and a 15 minute walk to the White House. The staff is gracious and service was above average. The rooms are very nice, clean and comfortable and I was surprised at how quiet it is in a city location. The lobby decor is looking a little tired, but otherwise I would give this boutique hotel 4 stars out of five.