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Just a mile from the iconic dome of the White House, Hotel Palomar is a fantastic option for Washington DC breaks, offering the luxury of a top class city hotel, within walking distance of the lively DuPont Circle, and historic Georgetown.
This design focused hotel features lots of contemporary pieces in guestrooms and communal areas, and also has strong connections with the cities art scene, partnering with the Smithsonian and Phillips Collection to host artists and speakers.
Guestrooms are decorated in neutral colours, enabling the punchy, vibrant artworks to take centre-stage on the design front. The 335 guestrooms and suites all include flat screen TV's, high speed Wi-Fi, iPod docks, Etro bathroom amenities, and access to the thoughtful 'Forgot It? We've Got It!' essentials kits, to cover any packing mishaps. Spa King and Spa Suites feature deep soaking Fuji spa bathtubs, whilst Spa Motion guestrooms include fitness equipment for the more health-conscious guests. Those who prefer to keep their guestrooms as a haven of relaxation, may prefer instead to visit the 'Sculpting Room' gym for a workout.
In-house Italian restaurant Urbana is one of the most popular spots in the DuPont Circle dining scene, with Chef Ethan McKee serving up a menu of elegant Italian dishes within a 1920's New York setting, using produce from the hotels rooftop gardens. Urbana also fulfils 24 hour room service requests, offering a more gourmet in room dining experience.
A heated outdoor pool and sun deck provides space for al fresco relaxation, whilst each guestroom includes a yoga mat for guests to find their inner peace indoors. Guests can use the PUBLIC bikes to explore the city, or take advantage of the Palomar car service, within one mile of the hotel. Although a larger property, the attention to detail and thoughtfulness offered by the concierge ensures the Palomar feels more like an intimate boutique hotel.
Why we love it
For a sociable start to the evening, attend the Palomar's Hosted Wine Hour in the lobby, where a handpicked selection of (complimentary) wines are served glass, giving the atmosphere of a sophisticated private party in the heart of the hotel.
Will, Original Traveller