I had a one night stay during a work trip to Washington DC, and decided to try out something new since it was less expensive than my usual hotel, the Kimpton Glover Park Hotel.
Location: The hotel is located on Wisconsin Avenue near the Naval Observatory, across from the Russian Embassy. It’s about a 20 minute walk to either Georgetown or my alma mater of American University, and a 10-20 minute drive from downtown DC depending on traffic. Unfortunately it’s not particularly transit-accessible, but they offer a shuttle to the Woodley Park Metro Station and other destinations in a 1-mile radius.
Checkin / Checkout: Checkin was efficient and friendly. When I gave the secret password, the check-in agent told me they didn’t have their summer gifts ready yet but offered me a bottle of wine (choice of red, white, or rose). I also got a $10 minibar voucher for being an IHG Platinum Elite Member. Checking out in the morning was quick and efficient.
Room: The room was spacious, fresh, and modern looking, with lots of space to walk around and all the amenities you’d expect (plus a mini fridge). The roll-down ‘blackout’ shade wasn’t particularly effective – it let a lot of light in around the edges in the morning.
Internet: The WiFi was easy to log into with the email address attached to my IHG Rewards account, and was fast enough to stream Netflix without any lag.
Food: There’s an Italian restaurant on site – I didn’t eat there, but it’s got a James Beard Award-winning chef and an average of 4 stars on Yelp. The hotel also has a backyard patio bar and lounge open in the evenings.
Service and Amenities: The hotel offers coffee and tea in the mornings, and wine hour from 5-6pm. For some reason, the business center doesn’t have a printer or computer, which struck me as very strange. (The front desk will print documents upon request, though reviews on Google have inconsistent reports on pricing from $0-$0.20 per page). The hotel also has an extensive fitness center that offers group classes.
Verdict: A sleek and comfortable Kimpton with friendly staff. A good choice if you have a reason to be in the neighborhood, and don’t need a business center.
Have you stayed at this Kimpton hotel before? What were your thoughts on the hotel?