The conversation at check-in is all about the really good restaurants nearby, such as Le Diplomate and Doi Moi (better book restaurant reservations when you book your hotel stay). But there are plenty of other reasons to stay here: complimentary bikes, spacious guest rooms (double rooms run 300 to 425 sq. ft.; suites measure 645 sq. ft.), a rooftop pool, and the spanking-fresh newness of the property. You’re meant to hang out in the living room–like lobby, with its set-up chessboard and clusters of armchairs and rounded-armed sofas; this is the site of the complimentary wine hour each evening and coffee/tea every morning. Guest rooms are equally inviting, featuring nubby gray fabrics, pumpkin-hued accents, expansive desks, enormous 65-inch TVs, large marble bathrooms with walk-in glass showers (plenty of room for two), and a truly stacked bed.
Washington, D.C.› Hotel
Kimpton Mason & Rook
1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Our Rating Neighborhood U and 14th Street Corridors Transportation Metro: McPherson Sq. (14th St. exit) or U St./Cardozo (13th St. exit) Phone 800/706-1202, 202/742-3100 Prices $159–$429 double; $279–$599 suite. Room rates do not include daily “facilities fee” of $22.99 plus tax. Rates include evening wine hour 5–6pm and morning coffee and tea 6–9am weekdays, 7–10am weekends. Parking $49 plus tax. Pets allowed (free) Amenities Restaurant; bar; rooftop pool and lounge; bikes; concierge; 24-hour fitness center; room service; Wi-Fi (free when you sign up for the no-cost loyalty program) Units 178 units, including 18 suites Web site Kimpton Mason & Rook
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