by Amanda Geronikos
If you like Kimpton Hotels and want to stay as close to Washington D.C.’s National Mall as possible, Hotel George is a slam-dunk. If you’ve never been to a Kimpton Hotel, you’re in for a real treat and a prime location in the nation’s capitol.
The hotel provides complimentary wine hours, kids programming and a pet-friendly policy — all at no additional charge. Plus, Hotel George offers some extra perks, like a toy chest full of new toys (still wrapped) for kids to enjoy during wine hours, as well as in-room treats like gummy bears.
Hotel George appears chic and somewhat fancy, and upon arrival, it might remind you of something you’d see in Europe. When you get to your room and find red, white and blue throughout, you’ll be reminded of where you are.
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Our Editor Loves
- Toy chest
- Gummy bears for kids
- Location near National Mall
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Theme Meals
- Onsite Dining
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Accommodations are furnished in hues of red, white and blue -- a fun, patriotic touch in the nation's capitol -- and signature amenities include bathrobes (adult and child sizes), yoga kits, 48-inch TVs and bath amenities by Gilchrest and Soames. Beds are outfitted in 300-thread count Egyptian cotton Frette linens, which are ever so pleasant after a busy day. Oftentimes, hotel staff will also leave gummy bears and other treats for kids in the rooms.
Cribs are complimentary upon request, and rollaway beds are available for an additional fee per night. Both are allowed in some rooms, though restrictions apply in others (due to potential fire hazards). Connecting rooms are also available; request in plenty of advance.
Deluxe King Room with Sofa Bed
As the name suggests, this variation offers one king bed and a sofa bed, sleeping four to five guests (with the use of a rollaway bed or crib).
Queen Queen Deluxe Room
This room sleeps up to four people, and is a traditional offering for families. It also has a large desk, which can double as an eating space.
Deluxe Queen Queen with Sofa Bed
This room is especially ideal for families, sleeping up to six people in two queen beds and a sofa bed.
Presidential Suite With King Bed
The Presidential Suite is the largest room, with 535 square feet of space. It has a separate bedroom with a king bed, privatized by a sliding door, and a sofa bed in a living area; it accommodates up to five guests with the use of a rollaway bed or crib.
Additionally, the hotel offers Queen Deluxe and Executive Queen Rooms, each with one queen bed, as well as the King Deluxe with a king bed.
We have stayed in many intercontinental and IHG hotels around the world and this is by far one of the most tired and worn out hotels that we have stayed in. We tried to book the Willard, our usual go to hotel when visiting the DC area, but due to the IMF World Bank meetings in town, every decent hotels were overbooked so we ended up at the Kimpton George. The hotel looks old and tired from the outside and the inside lobby has a strange smell that i can only describe as an ‘old man’ smell. The room also had the same odor, and being very sensitive to smells, I had a very difficult time sleeping in the room. For $460 per night before taxes, I expect certain level of service and amenities, but I was quite disappointed. Everything in the room was as tired and worn as the lobby. The bed linens were not crisp and not ironed as they should have been and felt itchy and worn. The bathroom sink had some rust stains around the drain. The hairdryer with the peeling plastic looked like it had been used way too long. There was no complimentary water in the room, which is the first time I encountered such cheapness in any hotel I have ever stayed in. The final insult to all this is the daily “amenity” charge they automatically add to the bill, which covers nothing but an app to download to read newspapers! There was no valet to park the car and no one to take our bags to our room.
NO THANK YOU! We will not return to this hotel.
The moment we walked in we were addressed and greeted. Johnny P was the most amazing person I have met in a while. As my lady is checking in he is asking how we are doing etc. He looks at both of us and says, “you know you have a room with two beds? That’s doesn’t seem right, I’m going to upgrade you only if you promise to call me when you get in the room. Wow! You have to get the Presidential suite. You will not be disappointed. This was my first time staying at the George, and I can’t wait to stay there again. It was an amazing experience. Thank you Johnny P for your kindness! We really appreciate you!
Hotel George provides a few bicycles and helmets for guests to use on a first-come, first-served basis. There are six adult bikes and two children's bikes available.
Kimpton Kids provides families with kids' welcome amenities, strollers, in-room safety kits (toilet latches, outlet covers), hula hoops and more.
Hotel George hosts complimentary wine hours daily, from 5 to 6 p.m., with light bites also available. Offered at all Kimpton Hotels, this is one of the best we've seen yet for families. The staff puts out a toy chest with new (still packaged) toys for kids to play with and take home.
Adjacent to The George, Bistro Bis serves standard fare with a twist of French; seafood and steaks are among the restaurant's specialties. The atmosphere is casual and welcoming for families, and kids are treated to a separate kids' menu that includes a burger, hot dog, fish and chips and more.
Bistro Bis is open 7 to 10 a.m. for breakfast, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. for dinner. Brunch is served on weekends, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bistro Bis also has a cozy bar, open 2:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Room service is provided by Bistro Bis. The breakfast menu is available 7 to 10:30 a.m., and lunch and dinner are available 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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All About the Extras
The George charges a nightly hotel fee of $15, which covers Wi-Fi, local and long distance calls, coffee and tea in the lobby each morning and car service within 1 mile of the hotel.
Wi-Fi is complimentary if you sign up for Kimpton Karma, a free rewards program. As a member, you also receive a $10 credit to use on in-room mini bars, and are eligible to earn free nights and onsite dining incentives.
All furry friends are welcome at Hotel George (and all Kimpton Hotels), free of charge. Bowls, beds, leashes and other treats are provided and also complimentary.
Forgot It? We've Got It!
If you forgot a toothbrush, razor or any other essentials, contact the front desk -- the hotel provides a host of items to make your stay comfortable.
The hotel has a fitness center, open 24 hours. It has free weights, a few treadmills, an elliptical machine, a bike and stair master. Lockers and steam rooms are also available.
The hotel's business center is also open 24 hours and is accessible with a room key.
Check-in is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at noon.
The Art of Smart Timing
Like all hotels in Washington D.C., the highest occupancy time is summer. Spring is almost as popular, especially during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Consider a fall or winter visit to get a deal and beat the crowds.
Fly into Washington Dulles International Airport or Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, or take Amtrak to Union Station, just a few minutes from the hotel.
The only parking available is valet, and it costs $45, plus tax, per night. If you have a hybrid vehicle, you'll pay $35 per night instead. The nightly fee covers in-and-out privileges, but leave your car at the hotel and get out and walk. The National Mall is just a short walk from the hotel.
For Mom and Dad
Head to Bistro Bis for dinner, or elect to enjoy in-room spa services if someone is able to watch the kids for an hour or two. If interested in leaving the hotel all together, check out Rasika (Indian) or Johnny's Half Shell (seafood).