Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

3 stars
1315 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
70 reviews
perfect

Our stay was just perfect I was with my husband our regret it's just the longer of our stay it's... See full review

  • lniabia
  • May 29, 2014
Great Night in DC

As I've come to expect from previous stays at other Kimpton locations, this hotel (Rouge) was... See full review

  • Mike the Weekender
  • Mar 20, 2014
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

Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

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

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

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 (70)

Ratings and reviews for Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
70 out of 70
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.3

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Francisco, CA
Apr 23, 2008

Not what I expected from a Kimpton Property

Having stayed at Kimpton Hotel in San Francisco & Seattle I very much expected an above average experience. That was not to be the case. The room provided was right next to the elevator mechanical room, that is very noisy. this was surprising since the desk clerk asked if we would like to be away from the the elevator. Then there was there were the following issues: 1) Damaged sink fixture in bathroom 2) Missing stopper in bathroom sink along with a slow drain in bath tub 3) No Hand towels on after the room was made up. 4) A Broken desk lamp 5) No functioning Internet access for over 12 hours Over all not a good place to stay. I had to say the hotel manager tried to fix some of these items, but there should not have been that many to begin with.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Enjoy an out standing dining experience at Morrison-Clark.

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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
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tri-Cities, VA
Oct 31, 2010

Decent service, not great rooms

We visited DC for the weekend and I've really enjoyed other Kimpton properties. However we were pretty disappointed with the Rouge. Our room wasn't cleaned very well when we arrived (the bathtub had hair in it, and there was a bobby pin left on the dresser and another on the chair). The shower drain was also extremely slow and although we complained about it, it was still slow the second night. Additionally, parking is extremely expensive. I'm a frequent traveler (especially to DC) and will not be staying here again.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

There are lots of great restaurants nearby, or for a very short cab ride.

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Seattle, WA
Apr 18, 2008

All show, no go

At first blush this hotel looks very good with big rooms and very trendy. Closer examination I found very limited dining options, no coffee maker in the room which meant you had to go into the coctail lounge to get coffee in the morning. Horrible reception on the tv that left some channels borderline unwatchable and the young lady at the check in desk was minimally helpful when I had questions

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

Business

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Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Stoodent
Business
Cincinnati, OH
May 28, 2012

Great location, otherwise average

Proximity to DuPont Circle and other entertainment is extremely convenient. Staff isn't especially friendly, bartenders make bad drinks and the furniture in the bar is uncomfortable to the point of being unusable. Location is hard to beat, everything else very meh.

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

Business

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Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tinabug7053
Business
Kingsport, Tennessee
Jul 31, 2012

Good location.

This is a nice hotel but not one I would recommend for a family with children. It's a great location for sight seeing but that's about it. This hotel advertises that they have a pool but they do not. You have to pay and additional fee and walk to the YMCA to swim.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Straight shot to the White House, monuments and museums.

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Review of Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
detroit,MI
Aug 14, 2009

nice

very hip n cool hotel n allows my dog

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

great place for young people

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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
jefftheotter
Business
Los Angeles
Jun 30, 2010

All Right with Rouge

Great hip vibe in the right location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Bar right at the Rouge........

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