$125 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 7, 2015 Check-out: Mar 8, 2015

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 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
BIRTHDAY WEEKEND

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

  • John B.
  • Feb 15, 2015
Dupont Circle hotel provides plenty of red-hot reasons to fall in love
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. 
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

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.
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. 
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.
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)

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

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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
Handicapped 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

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:
4.5
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.3

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
happytravelerBFLO
Business
Buffalo, NY, USA
Oct 28, 2011

Great Business Trip

The overall experience of the hotel was fantastic. You can't say enough about a great staff and the staff at this hotel were simply great. There were a few downsides- there was no coffee maker in the room and the pillowtop mattress was not the most comfortable for a person with a bad back. Other than that, I had a great time and would highly recommend this hotel to other business or casual travelers.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

Go to Georgetown and take a good, long walk around. Explore the neighborhood, it is a fabulous experience.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
a writer from Chicago
Business
Chicago, IL, USA
Aug 15, 2011

all sizzle, no steak

Rouge is a very cool-looking hotel, but that's all I can say. Front desk staff were generally friendly but either unwilling or unable to address problems. The phone in my room was broken, and in spite of talking to different people on three occasions, it was never fixed during a four-night stay. Upon checkout they asked how was the stay and had no follow-up when I said "imperfect." When I would come in at night there was no greeting from the desk, which is a problem if you think about security of people just walking in. Internet was inconsistent, one day the room was only partially cleaned. It's not all that close to DuPont circle, so when I go back to DC, will definitely stay closer and at a hotel which does not depend on flash alone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Francisco. CA
Jun 3, 2011

Very comfotable

Thr accommodations were very attractive and comfotable; the front desk most helpful, the small restaurant inexpensive and nicely prepared food. Only problem was difficult with proper wifi reception.

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

Business

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Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Mar 3, 2011

Good value in a convenient location

This was a very brief business visit and I was not able to take advantage of some of the facilities offered. Breakfast was pretty basic and I think there ar better options in walking distance. Staff were very pleasant and helful. Room was clean and efficiently organised.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

This is for business people. Not suitable for shoppers.

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Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Foodie80
Business
Plymouth, MA
Feb 14, 2011

A change of pace

The hotel was lovely and very different from other hotels in the area (Kimpton hotels often are). Our room was huge and uniquely decorated. The front desk help was excellent, very nice and attentive. There was construction going on in the lounge, which was unfortunate, because I bet it would have been as much fun as the rest of the hotel, but the construction didn't really interfer with our stay (although we were on the 10th floor, so I'm not sure how loud it was for lower rooms). All in all it was a great experience and I would surely stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

You must have sunday brunch at birch and barley, about 2 blocks away, it is a little on the pricier side, but everything we had was amazing- I'm still dreaming about the doughnuts. The bar upstairs (Churchkey) has about a billion beers on tap and it a nice place to have a drink after dinner

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Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Albuquerque NM
Jan 12, 2011

Great location

The hotel is undergoing a face lift but the staff is great and location could not be better. The beds were super comfy.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

There are a handful of great Gay bars right around the corner.

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Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Pittsburgh
Dec 14, 2010

Rouge is Excellent!

Excellent service, location. Clean, well presented, charming.

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

Business

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Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
indonesia
Dec 5, 2010

good

we luv this hotel.. the size of the room was quite big.. the hotel was quite and the design was unique just give more amenities for cooking the water

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

near union station

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Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Show Guppies some REAL love
Business
New York, NY
Nov 30, 2010

Betta Fish? Betta think again Kimpton!

My hotel experience--bleh. The hotel experience for beta fish? CRUEL! Kimpton's got a Guppy Love program, where you can RENT beta fish in a tiny pathetic bowl. (http://www.kimptonhotels.com/pdfs/pet/Pet-PR-Guppy-Love-Program.pdf). So sad that I'm boycotting them.

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

Business

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Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Albeaner
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Nov 3, 2010

Loved it

Great - quiet, nice decorations, expansive room, fabulous staff, excellent location. The only demerit was that the bathroom was very small - no counter space for cosmetics or anything. I loved that the shampoo and soap were in pumps in the shower rather than individual little bottles.

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

Business

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