Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

3 stars
View map of 1315 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
74 reviews
Great trip

I stayed in DC on my own and found the hotel staff very helpful with pointing me in the right... See full review

  • Anya M.
  • May 20, 2015
Great experience

Stayed for a friend's birthday and the hotel staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs.... See full review

  • John B.
  • Feb 18, 2015
There's no shortage of drama at Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel, where the name only hints at the scarlet fever inside. Guest rooms and common areas at this ultra-hip Washington, D.C. hotel sizzle with red floors, red walls and Bar Rouge, the hottest spot in the neighborhood. Choose from a host of room options at Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel, from  450-square-foot deluxe rooms to bunk bed suites perfect for families or groups of friends. All feature black-and-white graphic art, chrome accessories and floor-to-ceiling red upholstered headboards. 
Dining
The motto at Bar Rouge is "eating sexy since 2002," and it's easy to see why. The space is awash in top-to-bottom crimson and furnished with metal tables and black cube ottomans that pop against the background of primary color. Behind the marble bar, a flat-panel monitor displays a series of pastoral scenes, paired with thumping electronica. There are plenty of dinner options at Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel, but the red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are the biggest temptations.
Rooms
Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel delivers style in spades, but there's more to this boutique hotel near Dupont Circle. Look for 37-inch HDTVs with premium cable channels, fully stocked mini-bars (fees apply), down comforters, plush robes, private voicemail and room service. Pets aren't just welcome -- they're given loads of love and attention: Pet treats, feeding bowls, a mat, bottled water, a bed, pick-up bags and a list of pet sitters and doggie daycare facilities…all provided at no additional charge.
Property features
Turn up the heat with an in-room massage or body treatment delivered with Kerstin Florian organic body and skin care products. Inquire with the concierge to arrange for treatments - the revitalizing hot stone massage might be especially appropriate. 
Highlights

  • Hosted wine hour each evening in the lobby living room
  • Fitness center and in-room spa services
  • Pet-friendly amenities
  • Central Washington D.C. location near the White House, Smithsonian Museums, National Mall, Washington Monument

Nearby attractions

  • Dupont Circle (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • The White House (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • National Mall (1.3 mi/2 km)

Business

  • 24-hour business center
  • 1,300 square feet of function space
  • Catering provided by Bar Rouge

Transportation

  • Farragut North Metro Station (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (4.1 mi/6.6 km)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (22.3 mi/36 km)

Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

Rouge Suite
Rouge Suite 550 sq ft with King Bed and Living Room
Executive King
Executive King with 1 king bed 481 sq ft queen sleeper sofa
Accessible King Dlx Roll In Shwr
Accessible King Deluxe Room Roll In Shower Communication features available
Queen Deluxe Room
Queen Deluxe Room 1 queen bed 450 sq ft
Queen Queen with Bunk Beds
Queen Queen with Bunk Beds with 2 queen beds and Bunk Bed Alcove 500 sq ft
Accessible King Deluxe Room
Accessible King Deluxe Room Communication features available
King plus Day Bed
King plus Day Bed 1 king bed and a daybed 450 sq ft
Conference Room Suite
610 sq ft King room with Conference Room for 5.
King with Bunk Beds
King with Bunk Beds 1 king bed and alcove with bunk bed 500 sq ft
Queen Queen Deluxe Room
Queen Queen Deluxe Room with 2 queen beds 400 sq ft
Kitchenette with King Bed
Kitchenette with King Bed 500 sq ft nonsmoking kitchenette incl microwave fridge and dishware
King Deluxe Room
King Deluxe Room 450 sq ft CD stereo sitting area with accent chair flat panel

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Elevators
FEMA approved
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express checkout
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Indoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Fire alarm with light
In room movies
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Sprinklers in rooms

Hotel Map

38.9082 -77.0361
Nearby airports
Washington Dulles International Airport, (IAD), 27.00, MI, W; Baltimore/Washington International Airport, (BWI), 32.00, MI, S; Washington National Airport, (DCA), 4.50, MI, S;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • National Geographic Society: 0.2 mi
  • Studio Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • J Edgar Hoover FBI Building: 0.3 mi
  • Department of Treasury: 0.5 mi
  • Decatur House: 0.6 mi
  • Phillips Collection: 0.6 mi
  • Lafayette Square: 0.6 mi
  • Boy Scouts Memorial: 0.6 mi
  • Blair House: 0.7 mi
  • Renwick Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 0.7 mi
  • U Street Corridor: 0.7 mi
  • Washington Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • Lincoln Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Bohemian Caverns: 0.8 mi
  • National Geographic Society: 0.2 mi
  • Studio Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • J Edgar Hoover FBI Building: 0.3 mi
  • Department of Treasury: 0.5 mi
  • Decatur House: 0.6 mi
  • Phillips Collection: 0.6 mi
  • Lafayette Square: 0.6 mi
  • Boy Scouts Memorial: 0.6 mi
  • Blair House: 0.7 mi
  • Renwick Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 0.7 mi
  • U Street Corridor: 0.7 mi
  • Washington Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • Lincoln Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Bohemian Caverns: 0.8 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.9 mi
  • Albert Einstein Memorial: 0.9 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.9 mi
  • National Theatre: 0.9 mi
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art: 0.9 mi
  • Freedom Plaza: 0.9 mi
  • Warner Theatre: 0.9 mi
  • Zero Milestone: 0.9 mi
  • National Aquarium: 1 mi
  • Presidents Park: 1 mi
  • Fords Theatre: 1 mi
  • National Museum of American Art: 1 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 1 mi
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: 1 mi
  • Ronald Reagan Building: 1 mi
  • International Spy Museum: 1 mi
  • Art Museum of The Americas: 1 mi
  • Old Post office Pavilion: 1.1 mi
  • Federal Triangle: 1.1 mi
  • Dumbarton House: 1.1 mi
  • Verizon Center: 1.1 mi
  • Koshland Science Museum: 1.2 mi
  • National Museum of American History: 1.2 mi
  • National Building Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Department of State: 1.2 mi
  • Watergate Complex: 1.2 mi
  • National Academy of Sciences: 1.2 mi
  • Howard University: 1.2 mi
  • Folger Shakespeare Library: 1.2 mi
  • National Archives: 1.3 mi

Dining

Bar Rouge
Bar Rouge is the funky fusion of LA cool and London hip with a dash of New York chic mixed in for good measure.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (74)

Ratings and reviews for Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
74 out of 74
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.2

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anya M.
Business
St Kilda east
May 20, 2015

Great trip

I stayed in DC on my own and found the hotel staff very helpful with pointing me in the right direction for great places to eat and things to see and do. I would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JEAN W.
Business
CHAPEL HILL
Apr 6, 2015

Cherry Blossom

Great kick-off to the Cherry Blossom festival in DC. I love all the red decor and interior furnishings. My room was very spacious and chic. The staff was not very friendly at check-in, seemed distracted, but the staff at check-out was great. I loved the wine hour and the restaurant staff was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
John B.
Business
PHILADELPHIA
Feb 18, 2015

Great experience

Stayed for a friend's birthday and the hotel staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs. Offered us an upgrade to a suite and had champagne waiting in the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
John B.
Business
PHILADELPHIA
Feb 15, 2015

BIRTHDAY WEEKEND

The staff and front desk was very friendly and accommodating and upgraded us to a suite.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
John B.
Business
N/A
Jan 14, 2015

Awesome weekend getaway!

My friend and I stayed here for his 45th birthday. I emailed ahead to let them know and to ask if there were any perks they could throw our way. Danielle responded promptly and offered to upgrade our room to a Junior Suite. In addition, there was a complimentary bottle of champagne in our room when we arrived. The staff were all very welcoming and friendly during our entire stay. I will definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
His Fave Girl
Business
Freehold, NJ
Dec 9, 2014

Quickee

Cool atmosphere, friendly helpful staff... Close to major roadways, near town center, perfect warm weather day trip

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
vyrgrl1
Business
Houston
Sep 30, 2014

Very good property

I liked the Rouge. I would stay here again. Staff very friendly, efficient, and attentive. Rooms very clean , bed very comfortable. Bathrooms a little small, but I think this is an older property. Shower was great though: hot water abundant with strong water flow. Within walking distance of all tourist attractions : the smithsonian, monuments, White House and within walking distances of good restaurants ; bring comfortable shoes. I do think they could update the salmoney colored wall paper and tiger striped carpet though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Don't rent a car. Take the Metro, or taxis. Parking cost a lot

Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Night Tour
Business
Springfield Virginia
Sep 13, 2014

Great value and convienent.

Had to stay in town for a work function and was pleasantly surprised!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jaybz
Business
Virginia
Aug 25, 2014

Fun, romantic place to stay.

Rooms bigger than average and very comfortable. Beds are a bit soft for us but otherwise very nice. Great wine hour every night and although one of the staff was never nice and never once smiled the rest of the staff were lovely and went out of their way to help us. Also - it's a shame when you book through this site or as the sour faced staff member said " through a third party" (seriously, she said it as if we stole something) it's a shame you are not treated and allowed all the benefits of booking directly with the Hotel. I'm a member of their rewards program (karma or whatever they call it) yet I could not get the mini bar $10 credit or any Karma points simply because I booked through this site. In my opinion that is bad customer service. Other than that I'm a fan of this hotel - I just won't book through this site when I stay there again. And hopefully sour face might find a career better suited for her.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
son of god
Business
Austin, TX
Aug 19, 2014

Weekend getaway

Rouge is in the perfect location. Close to shops, restaurants, and most importantly museums. However, the décor of the hotel is excessive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

White House.

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