Hotel Rouge - A Kimpton Hotel

1315 16th St. NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20036, United States
(4 star hotel)
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Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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Cozy and stylish

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 5, 2011

I loved the stylish deco! The red velvet curtains, the red bed and the funky retro lamps gave the room a very modern & charming atmosphere. Our room was very spacious and cozy. The king size bed was very comfortable.
The bathroom was a bit small though... Breakfast was quite simple.
The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.
The location was excellent. It only took us about 10-15 minutes to get to Dupont Circle - an area with lots of restaurants, bars and cafes. Close by was also a Starbucks and Wholefoods (great selection of salads and other lunch treats).

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Rouge is the Color of Desire

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 6, 2010

“Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.” — Bill Blass (1922-2002)

WE GOT THE CURE Who could be sad when surrounded by so much rouge? It was everywhere at Hotel Rouge, including the headboard of our bed (see photo #4), which had the most comfortable mattress we have ever slept on.

We were grateful for our spacious room. Our view was uninspired; we looked out onto an underpass for 16th Street, the Australian Embassy and the First Baptist Church. This location though is very nice, quiet and residential. We got a real sense that we were apart from the hustle and bustle of the tourist sections of town by staying at the Rouge.

All members of the Kimpton Hotel chain, including Hotel Rouge, offer their guests its signature zebra-striped bathrobe (see photo #5). We were lucky; we got a great rate at the Rouge: $81 per night, to celebrate Kimpton’s founding in 1981. Like other Kimpton hotels, the lobby (see photo #3) of Hotel Rouge is eclectic and little more than a pass through.

Although the hotel is housed in a very ugly 1970s-era building, an excellent job has been done to disguise it at the pedestrian level with greenery, a large rouge awning, and Venus (see photos #1 & #2). Because red is the color of desire, Venus, the Goddess of Love, is the Rouge’s “spokeswoman.”

The one drawback at Hotel Rouge was the breakfast offered in this small lounge area. It was expensive for very common, ordinary fare. We sought out a great breakfast restaurant nearby. After we returned home we e-mailed the management with our dissatisfaction; the $15 per person charge for the one breakfast we took at Hotel Rouge was credited to our card. How nice.

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Awesome, Funky Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 8, 2004

This hotel is so much more FUN than their website gives credit! We stayed in one of the suites. It is decorated in a very fun, contemporary design scheme. There are fluffy pillows in the bar! The sheets were easily 300 thread count (VERY good) and the comforter was warm and snuggly. The bed was extremely comfortable. The maid service was exceptional. You can buy a beer cheaper in the mini-bar than in the hotel bar. We had a computer with a fast DSL connection in our room. FANTASTIC!

Unique Quality: See above. Everything was outstanding!

Directions: Close to the Metro.

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Better red in bed - Rouge Hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 5, 2004

A classic boutique hotel steps from Dupont Circle, and directly on Washington Circle, the Rouge Hotel is one of the Kimpton Group hotels, and is worth every red cent for a room.

Unique Quality: Besides a great hotel with a red (rouge) theme, the rooms are beautiful, the beds are huge, and any hotel with a daily buffet of cold pizza is pretty cool in my little rouge book.

Directions: On 16th St. just off Washington Circle, and down Massachusetts Ave. from Dupont Circle (Metro: Dupont Circle)

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Address: 1315 16th St. NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20036, United States

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