Kimpton Lorien Hotel and Spa
What We Love
- Walking distance from the area’s best boutiques and antiques stores
- As with all Kimpton properties, there's a evening wine reception ?
- A pet-friendly property
- Unique Vicente Wolf design and artwork
What To Know
- D.C. is a 15-minute drive or Metro ride away
- Not a nightlife-heavy area
- The spa is small — book early to get a reservation
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Masterminded by modern design marvel Vicente Wolf, Lorien Hotel & Spa combines awesome amenities — aromatherapy on demand, two dining outlets by Robert Wiedmaier and a spa that uses only Kerstin Florian products — with parent company Kimpton’s signature irreverence. Classic American touches, such as warm brick walls, are accented by mod furniture and crisp blue, gray and white decor.
Bed and Bath
Each of the hotel’s 107 rooms and suites features an oversize shower and an uber-comfortable bed. Guestrooms can be on the small side, but visitors who want more space can book one of the suites, which feature such classic hotel amenities as clawfoot tubs. If you’re looking for quirky extras or just crave homey touches, use the unique “Dreams” menu (basically a private concierge), which can hook you up with what you want. Guests have requested everything from telescopes to sleeping bags for a night under the stars.
The Lorien has plenty of on-site perks worth exploring. Sip a glass of the house wine before ordering a pan of mussels (the house speciality) at the Tasting Room, the hotel’s casual dining outlet. For a more formal experience, Brabo brings together traditional Belgian cuisine and contemporary styles to create an award-winning meal. Step outside and you’re just seconds from the area’s best shopping and dining; you’ll find an array of boutiques and restaurants along King Street. And if you take the Metro or a taxi, you can be in D.C. in 15 minutes.
In the Area
Lorien is located on King Street, Old Town’s prime shopping area. Turn right out of the hotel entrance and you’ll find most of the shops, but don’t be afraid to check out the side streets, too. And the country’s third-oldest historic district has some great finds for pickers and antiques hunters. One of the city’s best bars, PX, is just a short walk from the hotel. Look for the blue light above Eamonn’s and prepare yourself for hand-crafted creations with house-made bitters and tonic.
How to Get There
I love Kimpton properties and now I have another on my list. This hotel is centrally located on King street- which has many places to eat and shop and is easy to walk. I was upgraded because I am a Kimpton/IHG member and had an amazing room with a fantastic claw foot tub. The hotel is super clean, bed was so comfortable, room is thoughtfully designed and the staff went out of their way to help me with my questions. A few little glitches, like my phone didn't work, were quickly dealt with. I ate at both hotel eateries and while expensive, also very delicious. I would go back here for sure! Oh! I also really love how they texted me to let me know that my room was ready!
I absolutely LOVE this hotel!! I stayed at the Kimpton Lorien last year and had a wonderful stay. Friendly and customer service oriented staff. Also, I like the rooms, product, amenities and location (quaint neighborhood walking distance to shops, restaurants, etc.). Also, I was able to get the same room I had last year which I really liked (yay!!).
Albany, Hanry and the Front Desk Manager (sorry, I don't have her name) are superstars!!! :)
I am familiar with the Kimpton chain of hotels and really like their model for taking over older historic buildings and converting them into boutique luxury hotels. The Kimpton Lorien is the perfect execution of that model.
Very spacious and comfortable rooms, great service from the staff and a relatively reasonable price. The location is fantastic, just a few blocks from the King Street Metro station and located in the heart of the King Street restaurant and shopping area.
What is nice is that it is tucked away back off King Street a little bit, which keeps the noise down but also feels like an oasis. There is a nice sitting area out front and a courtyard in the middle. A very nice break from the ordinary road warrior hotel.
We loved our stay! The front desk team was fabulous. We were celebrating a special event and were thrilled when Ien upgraded us to the penthouse suite!
Jose helped us park our oversized vehicle out back and everyone welcomed our dog very warmly.
The suite was amazing. Modern, clean, comfortable, spacious and their entire team was warm, friendly and competent. Tenby hooked me up with coffee when I missed it in the morning.
I cannot think of one area that could be improved upon. Will definitely return to a Kimpton in the future.
Visiting the area for a burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Stayed a couple of nights in a spacious suite. Room was clean and staff were welcoming, friendly and very respectful. Hanry at the front desk went above and beyond. We will definitely stay here again because of the great location and friendly staff. We always enjoy the Kimpton wine hour. Coffee is available in the lobby in the mornings but it would be nice if there was an option to make coffee in the room.