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Alameda, California
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at a number of Kimptons, including others in DC, but found this one of the nicest in which to stay. A beautifully refurbished older property, the Carylyle is very close to Dupont Circle and all that has to offer but in a pretty part of that neighborhood that is much more relaxed and greener. The Riggsby restaurant... More 

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Carlyle Hotel, responded to this review

Hi mepperpepper, I am glad you enjoyed our neighborhood location, our friendly staff and our restaurant The Riggsby. And who could forget the separate bathroom vanity. We hope to see you again soon, Thomas More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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319 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently spent several days here while visiting D.C. The staff is so very friendly and makes this hotel truly feel like home. The rooms are modern, well decorated, very clean and have fresh linens and towels. Complimentary wine hour is very nice! Looking forward to visiting in February!

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Thank Terry H
Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Carlyle Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Terry H, I was pleased to note you found our staff to be friendly and accommodating, enjoyed our modern room décor and had time to relax with a glass of wine in our living room. We look forward to welcoming back in the New Year, Thomas More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for a boutique hotel near 9:30 club. Found this hotel on tripadvisor but had no idea what to expect. What a pleasant surprise. Located in a quiet neighborhood a couple blocks from Dupont Circle. EVERYONE that works here is so friendly and accommodating. We had a most enjoyable stay. The restaurant has great reviews. We had breakfast... More 

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Carlyle Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Exopchef, I am pleased our location tied in nicely with your travel plans, and that you enjoyed our neighborhood surrounding as well. I am glad you found our staff to be friendly and that you had a nice breakfast experience in our restaurant The Riggsby. We hope to see you again soon, Thomas More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant surprise in the middle of DC, a nice friendly hotel in a neighborhood setting. A nice spot for DC. Location is great! Modern room and bath. What really sets it apart is how friendly everyone is, from the front desk, to the doormen, to the the daily wine happy hour, to the housekeeping. It felt great, but I... More 

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Carlyle Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Cori P, I am glad you liked our neighborhood vibe, modern rooms, and our course our friendly and accommodating staff. And who doesn’t enjoy an evening hosted wine reception too? We look forward to your next visit, Thomas More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the location, the neighborhood was quiet and safe but close to some very good restaurants and shopping . Staff was helpful but not intrusive. Water available throught the day in the lounge area and a great lobby bar to visit at night. Room was very comfortable and being a member of the (free) loyalty program, you get $10 credit... More 

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Carlyle Hotel, responded to this review

Hi skbmjh, I am pleased to note you enjoyed our central location and attentive service provided by our staff. I am glad you had the chance to grab a drink at the bar in our restaurant The Riggsby. We hope to see you again soon, Thomas More 

Boerne, Texas
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47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am currently staying here and I must say that the walls are paper thin. Whatever you do, avoid a room overlooking the back trash area as 1) you will be awoken every morning around 7, and 2) you will have to endure all the loud trash noises until at least 11 PM. There must also be a dog next... More 

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Carlyle Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Curt, I am sorry some of the operational sounds had an impact on your sleep, but was pleased to note you liked the Tempurpedic mattress. I am glad you had the opportunity to enjoy the cuisine from Riggsby, and made the most of our ideal location. We look forward to your next visit, Thomas More 

Kent
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32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights. We didn't really know what to expect, but this place was great. Wonderfully modern room, fab bathroom with great products and a comfy bed! Bit of a walk down town, but that no bad thing - took us about 20 mins to walk to the White House. There are some great restaurants in the area... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I would highly recommend this hotel. Great location. Nice and clean! Free wine hour everyday from 4 to 5 where we visited with wonderful people from all over. The staff at the front desk were incredible. They helped us with directions, boarding passes, restaurant recommendations. Thank you to Mike, Mike G, Susu and Andy. Our highlight was... More 

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Carlyle Hotel, responded to this review

Hi adolan56, I am thrilled you received such memorable service from four of our team members. I am glad you liked central location, our complimentary bikes, and of course our hosted evening wine reception. We hope to see you again soon, Thomas More 

United States
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just spent 2 night at the Carlyle Dupont Circle. For the price we paid I expected excellent service and at least a cheap bottle of water without charge in the room. Checking in was a unpleasant experience. The lady on the check-in counter must have had a bad day. She did not look up once at us while checking us... More 

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Carlyle Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Olching, I am pleased to note you enjoyed the size of your accommodations, and found the bed to be comfortable. As you indicated, we do not have a specific concierge desk, but all of our front desk team members are available to provide concierge services. I am sorry your arrival experience was not what you expected and in line... More 

Kingston, Canada
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86 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kimpton Carlyle is a recently renovated Art Deco style hotel close to Dupont Circle. We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights there. We arrived early and were not expecting to be able to check in until mid-afternoon. However, the friendly check in staff accommodated us and we were in our room by 10 after a half hour wait in the... More 

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Carlyle Hotel, responded to this review

Hello David M, I am thrilled we were able to get you settled early and that you were able to pass the short time in our well-appointed living room. I am glad you and your wife enjoyed the cuisine and service provided by our restaurant The Riggsby, with its nostalgic décor. Seems you made the most of our ideal location... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally located in fashionable Dupont Circle and newly renovated, Kimpton Carlyle Hotel offers 198 spacious hotel accommodations, some available with kitchenettes, Tempur-Pedic beds, plush duvets and at-home amenities. All rooms feature a flat screen television, available WiFi, and luxurious bath amenities by Bigelow. Kimpton Carlyle Hotel in Dupont Circle is also walking distance to DC's landmark neighborhoods and attractions such as Georgetown, Adams Morgan, U Street and our nation's most famous residence - the White House. The DC Metro and famed Dupont Circle fountain is just a short three block walk from our DC hotel, and premier dining is within easy reach along Connecticut Ave. As well as Dupont Circle. Come and stay with us and enjoy the beautiful tree lined streets and character rich architecture of the neighborhood. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimpton Carlyle Hotel

Address: 1731 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Formerly The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel)
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Price Range: $143 - $572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Carlyle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 198
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Also Known As:
Carlyle Hotel Washington Dc
The Carlyle Hotel
Hotel Style:
#24 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#26 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#46 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#51 Business Hotel in Washington DC
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“Corner room on a high floor provides less street noise and lots of windows and light.”
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