The Carlyle, a Kimpton Hotel
What We Love
- A sleek luxury hotel in a prime D.C. location, with breakfast and a nightly wine hour
- The hotel’s complimentary bike-share offerings, perfect for exploring Dupont Circle and beyond
- The Riggsby, which offers approachable on-site dining, courtesy of acclaimed chef Michael Schlow
- The plush beds, with Frette linens and Tempur-Pedic mattresses
What To Know
- Select rooms have a kitchenette and sitting areas
- You can bring Fido with you, and there's a dog park one block away
- The friendly staff makes you feel at home
Set in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s most famously culture-loving
district, The Carlyle is cool with a Capital ‘c’. A Kimpton property with
all the company’s flair, this boutique hotel caters to the Capital City
traveler with a slew of hip services and amenities. Located just three blocks from buzzing Dupont Circle, the hotel provides a bike-share
program, so it’s easy to hit the neighborhood’s many shops, restaurants
Inside the Art Deco building, glam details abound, and a
buzzed-about restaurant by James Beard-winning chef Michael Schlow is
set to open in summer 2015. In a signature Kimpton twist, Carlyle
also knows when it’s time to turn down the style and let you get some
rest. To that end, your morning coffee and tea are complimentary, as is the nightly wine hour. You’ll also be invited to stretch
out in privacy and crash on a Tempur-Pedic mattress made in Frette
linens. Sure, you’re just two miles from Ford’s Theater and the White
House, but you’d be forgiven for skipping the sights when shut-eye is so
Chic guestrooms are decorated in cool navy blues and charcoal grays with Tempur-Pedic mattresses made in crisp Frette linens. For
a single king bed, opt for the King Deluxe, a 400-square-foot
accommodation. Or for two queen beds and a kitchenette,
choose the Studio Queen Queen room.
The Carlyle is home to The Riggsby, a new D.C. dining
destination helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur
Chef Michael Schlow. While the fare is upscale, the vibe is
approachable, with rustic wood detailing, an open kitchen and a menu of
inviting cocktails and cuisine.
Circle is a quiet, tree-lined section of Washington, D.C. offering ideal
access to the rest of the city. You’ll find yourself a short walk from
the upscale shops and sights of historic Georgetown, and within two
miles of the hotel, you’ll discover some of D.C.’s most famous
attractions – the White House, Ford’s Theater and the World War II
Memorial, among others.
How to Get There
So I had prepaid reservation at Kimpton Topaz in DC yesterday. We called to confirm and were told the hotel has closed and “didn’t we get the email?” No we did not!
Like what ? No place to stay.
And now my wife is talking to Kimpton for an hour. They are very awful.
What is happening to this company!
We enjoyed our time here. The neighborhood is great, but what really made things special was how we were treated by the staff. On our first night, I was asked if our kids had any food allergies, just to be sure that the special treat that the front desk was going to drop off for them would be ok for them to eat. Our kids think any hotel we stay in is fabulous, but the grown ups enjoyed the coffee in the lobby in the mornings and the wine in the lobby in the evenings =)
This place is lovely! Awesome staff, clean, neat, and quiet. Ashley, Wayne and a Will went out of their ways to make my stay terrific. Complimentary Wine Hour is a nice way to relax after a long day of work. On site restaurant is convenient and delicious.
Definitely 5 Stars!