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Kimpton Topaz Hotel
Ranked #84 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great staff. Great location. Great hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

We loved the Topaz and couldn't recommend it highly enough. It was our first stay in DC and I struggled to find somewhere that was reasonably priced in a good location and that was in the boutique style that we like. After reading all the Topaz reviews on here, I booked it and so glad we did.

They upgraded us on arrival and gave us a free bottle of wine to welcome us to DC. The room was huge and the staff were super helpful and friendly. We especially enjoyed the free wine and nibbles between 5-7pm every night!

The area is great - a few mins walk to the Metro and with lots of cafes and restaurants. There is a Starbucks on the corner. We tried out the BGB diner in the nearby Beacon Hotel for brekkie and Casa Nonna for dinner, which was really lovely.

Our one criticism was that there were two lifts and one was broken which meant you had to wait a while but they told us this and apologised on arrival.

We would definitely recommend and would book again if returning to DC.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

This was our first stay at a Kimpton hotel and it turned out to be one of the best, if not the best, hotel experiences my wife and I have had in the US. The staff was extremely helpful, courteous and sincere.
The rooms were clean, stylish and had plush, comfy beds. I never assume complimentary wireless, happy hour and continental breakfasts are automatically included with stays at hotels of this caliber so their inclusion was surprising but very much appreciated. …and the kids gift bags where just icing on the cake.
We’ll go out of my way on our next trip, where ever it may be, to find a Kimpton hotel to stay at!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cold Spring Harbor, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

We travel to Washington DC fairly often and stayed at the Topaz on the recommendation of friends. It was extremely comfortable, and the staff was just amazing, extremely engaging and welcoming. They hold a lovely wine hour in the afternoon (free), and the rooms are huge, very clean and reasonably priced. The Topaz is centrally located--has very convenient valet parking and also has a small but delightful restaurant. It will certainly be our first choice of hotels from now on!

Room Tip: We chose a room on a higher floor; I'm sure all floors are fine.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Stayed at the Topaz over several nights and found it measured up with other Kimpton properties...comfortable bed, edgy decor, a hip bar, free wine tasting, etc.

The staff here really stands out for their courtesy and attentiveness. Anytime I saw a staff member in the lobby, the elevator or on my floor they were quick to greet meet and ask how my stay was.

I had to settle for a room with two queen beds because all the king rooms were booked. The size of the room was very large and L-shaped with a large work desk The bathroom wasn't anything more than average. One particular annoyance is that they don't provide typical bath amenities in small travel containers. Instead, the shampoo, conditioner and shower gel (I'm more of a soap guy) are in hand pumps that are mounted on the wall of the tub enclosure. The gel dispenser, in particular, proved problematic with the top of the pump repeatedly coming off.

The bed was comfortable, although I was awakened a few times by the constant hum of the elevators, even though my room wasn't directly adjacent to it. The hotel itself doesn't even look like a hotel from the outside...more like a 60's era apartment building, which is what it was in its previous life. Forget about any sort of views...this is DC, so there are no high rises. The stretch of N street is very quiet, although it's only a half-block away from the hustle and bustle of Connecticut Avenue and Dupont Circle. The nearest Metro stop at Dupont Circle is about a five minute walk.

There is a free continental breakfast which I was unable to take advantage of because it doesn't start until 7:00, which is too late for me. The hotel's restaurant and room service skews Middle Eastern...a type of cuisine that holds little appeal to me. There is no on site fitness center but they do offer passes to the YMCA around the corner.

Overall I am happy with the property, although I do think that it is overpriced. The rates may be higher here because of the limited number of rooms at this property. However, I do know that those rates can fluctuate 30-40%, based on the prices that some of my colleagues have paid here.

Room Tip: Make sure to request a room as far away from the elevators as possible
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

This is a wonderful hotel, with friendly, helpful staff across the board; every staff person we encountered called us by name. The atmosphere is fun, and the hotel is very nice. The bar area is hopping in the evening. Our room was large, and although we booked a regular room, was actually a suite as a result of an upgrade.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Spent presidents day weekend. Nice hotel and good location. Did have a street room which I liked. My wife is a light sleeper and did not like the roudy people on the street at night, so if you are a light sleeper you may want an inside room. Wine/beer reception is on point.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

The modern furnishings and decor make this one of our favorite boutique hotels in the city. Located just a few blocks from many restaurants/bars/clubs in Dupont, too.

Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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TopazHotelGM, General Manager at Kimpton Topaz Hotel, responded to this review, 24 February 2012
Dear Drew W,

Thanks for the recommendation here on Tripadvisor! We really appreciate your feedback and support.

Sincerely,

Donte

General Manager
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Property: Kimpton Topaz Hotel
Address: 1733 N St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2801
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#33 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#50 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#57 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kimpton Topaz Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 99
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