Not what I am used to with the Kimpton brand. Very small foyer. Restaurant was under construction. Obviously a very old building that is slowly being remodeled for Kimpton. Definitely not ready for prime time
"Great location, great staff and a connection to DC"
The hotel staff were very accommodating and attentive. Their positivity and constant greeting I think made the difference. The hotel has a younger vibe and it sometimes ruined by kids running around. I loved the relaxed atmosphere of the rooftop pool area. The announcements of events (which are great) was sometimes wrong but it was overshadowed by the other things going on. It is in a great location for metro and other sights to see. The lounge and restaurant/bar area was modern but not as cozy. It made me feel like I was in DC.
Great Hotel,Great location, room was spacious but the view was not very good, we faced a brick wall! But that wasn't an issue as we were only in the room to sleep. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
Lovely stay at this boutique hotel which is also pet friendly. Good sized room and fair price- handy having a restaurant on site when you arrive tired and hungry.
The only negative was that two nights of parking was very expensive - $142.00 due to $30.00 hotel fee on top of the parking charge and tax.
We had a great experience at this hotel. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The location was perfect, only a ten minute walk to downtown. The reataurant's food was really good too. I would recommend this hotel and we plan on staying here the next time we are in the area.
Super nice hotel. Clean and Classic. Easy walk to restaurants and DuPont Circle. Very close to Georgetown. Friendly and helpful staff. Only down side is mandatory valet parking at $53/day. Optional street parking can be challenging. Otherwise very happy with spacious room and large bathroom with all amenities.
First trip to Washington to commemorate a wedding anniversary. We traveled by train and walked or used public transportation. Getting from Union Station, et cetera to the Normandy was easy on the L1 or L2 bus. The Normandy staff people were friendly and helpful, e.g., showing how to use coffee-expresso-latte maker, getting change for transportation, invitation to evening wine and cheese, providing morning paper, getting location of nearby store to buy fruit and sandwiches for the return trip. When the toilet fill valve stuck, a maintenance person was there within five minutes and had it unstuck and checked in less than ten minutes. (No problem with the valve after that.) The neighborhood and room were quiet and room temperature controlled easily by wall thermostat. Towels, soap, et cetera were ample. Room was clean and bed and bedding were comfortable. We did not have breakfast at the hotel, but a breakfast buffet was available. The room had television and DVD player and outlets for other electronic devices, but we did not make use of them except for the television.
Mid-rises and mansions grace the leafy streets of Dupont Circle, where independent cafes and shops thrive. With a number of gay bars and businesses, this area is DC’s main gay neighborhood. Foreign flags fly high on Embassy Row, the stretch of Massachusetts Avenue from the Circle to the National Zoo and National Cathedral. At night, locals head north to Adams Morgan for drinks and live music.