Thursday, January 3, 2019

Where to Stay in Washington, DC | Kimpton Hotel Madera

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had wonderful holiday celebration. My family and I just got back from our holiday/anniversary trip and we had a blast. We went to Washington DC for Christmas and also to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. It has long been on our bucket list to explore our nation’s capital. Finally we did it!
One of the most visited cities in the USA, Washington, DC offers a variety of interesting experiences, from learning about American history and government to seeing many of the most iconic sights in the country. This city is brimming with must-see events, exhibits and festivals for you to plan a trip around. It’s also home to great food, art, cultural attractions and much more. So don’t get overwhelmed!
December weather in DC can vary so much. The weather was cold during Christmas week but it was  manageable. I thought cold weather is a whole lot easier to deal with than the heat and humidity, not to mention the crowds in the summer. If you are planning to visit the city, December is a good time to come.
When it comes to getting around from point A to point B, the metro is absolutely the easiest way to get around, hands down. Surprisingly we had no issue taking the metro even with a big baby stroller. It’s so convenient to just  hop on and hop off. The metro stations that we’ve been to has elevator, handicap access, clean, safe, and efficient.
As far as finding a safe hotel in Washington, DC, Kimpton Hotel Madera is a great choice if you don’t want to be smack in the middle of downtown. This contemporary hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro station and 1 mile each from the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. Kimpton Hotel Madera lives up to its Spanish translation of refined "timber." The crafted, woodsy aura infuses the entire experience, calming guests' spirits and invigorating the senses in spaces from the homey restaurant Firely to spacious, luxury guest rooms.
Our 2-night accommodation at Kimpton Hotel Madera was exceptional! The staff was very helpful, hospitable and accommodating. We were impressed with our sophisticated and modern Junior Queen Suite with Twin Bunk room.
It's clean and comfortable! The spacious room reveal a warm palette of organic colors, paired with rich, natural materials. The welcoming beds are framed by an oversized headboard and topped with a handmade batik body pillow.
The room also has a separate seating area, twin bunk beds, a pull out sleeper sofa and baby crib.
Italian frette linens. Oversized work desk. Luxurious bathrobes. Gaiam yoga mat. Flat screen tv. Xbox One and board games to use in the room. In room laptop safe. Fully stocked honor bar. A pet friendly hotel – providing complimentary pet toys, beds, food and water bowls, and disposable waste bags.

If you are staying at Kimpton Hotel Madera, don't miss their quaint and charming onsite bar and restaurant. Firefly is a restaurant built around a large indoor tree, serving seasonal, local New American comfort food.
The hotel provides complimentary bikes to use around town, free coffee service in the lobby each morning, and a hosted evening wine hour each night.
A little heads up: tight check in area, no ramp access going to the elevator, hotel lobby door entrance is not automatic, only one elevator, tight bathroom space and no parking.
Our over all experience was terrific! Definitely a great place to enjoy a holiday away from home. The staff at this hotel went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed. They made our 14th wedding anniversary extra special.  For more details, visit www.hotelmadera.com or check our their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates and promotions.                                               
I have to say that Washington, DC is by far one of our favorite places to visit because history just seeps into us no matter where we go.

Disclosure: We received a two-night complimentary stay at Kimpton Hotel Madera in exchange for a fair review. 






32 comments:

Tomi Clark said...

DC is one of my favorite places to visit as well. I'm DC bound later this month and I wish I knew about the Kimpton Hotel before I booked my hotel stay. Parking is always a hassle when staying in DC but thank goodness most of the places I need to get to are accessible by train.

Explore The 6 said...

This sounds like a great hotel to stay at when visiting Washington DC. I love that its 1 mile each from the White House which makes for a perfect stroll

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

Been a long time since we were in DC. Love all museums. Good to know where to stay if we go back

AiringMyLaundry said...

This looks like a great place to stay. I'll keep this in mind for sure because we do want to go to DC one day. There's so much we want to see and do there.

Tammy said...

I made the DC trip several years back and it still is one of my favorite places to see and I would love to go back. I will keep this hotel in mind.

melissa said...

I have visited DC a few times and there is always so much to do. I have to remember that hotel for our next visit. A wakeup coffee and evening glass of wine sound so nice.

Jeannette said...

I have been wanting to go to Washington DC for a very long time. I am definitely going to remember this hotel when I do get out there. It does look like a great place to stay.

Stacie said...

That is such a lovely hotel! When I travel - whether alone or with the family - I like to be as comfortable as possible. I want all aspects of my trip to be great.

Tasheena Womack said...

This looks like such a fun hotel to visit. I have to look into booking a trip for my family. I know my kiddos would love it.

Sara said...

I've never visited DC and have always wanted to! Thank you for sharing your experience!

Kim Seghers said...

I have never been to DC before but I would to go one dy! That hotel looks beautiful and the restaurant too.

Justin Race said...

I really like the look of the Madera hotel. The bunk bed area is a nice touch for traveling families.

Beth said...

DC is a great place to go with or without kids. There are so many different things to do there. It seems like the hotel was really nice.

The Super Mom Life said...

I haven't been to DC in years! I can't wait to take my girls there one day. I know they'll love it.

Ricci Ellis said...

That looks like a neat hotel!! The last time I was in DC I staying in Alexandria!

Gervin Khan said...

First of all thank you for sharing your travel with us. It give us a very good glimpse of what a place or hotel can offer. Such a nice hotel, great lobby and the rooms interior is really stunning.

Kara Guppy said...

The hotel looks so luxurious and comfortable - the idea place for a family to stay

Everything Mummy said...

The hotel looks great! love how big the room is and you can all stay together. Also the robes haha they're fab aren't they.

Catherine Santiago - Jose said...

Wow, that such a nice place to stay it's beautiful and very welcoming. I can say that you really have a wonderful time visiting that place. Happy Anniversary!

Terri Steffes said...

I love WDC and am always looking for a great place to stay. Thanks for sharing this one, I have added it to my list!

Kelly Stilwell said...

I stayed at a Kimpton hotel not long ago and loved it. I'm a native Washingtonian living in FL now, but I'll have to check this out the next time I'm in town!

Catherine Shane Cabuhat said...

What a kind of place to visit! I would love to go there now and I think everyone will surely enjoy this beautiful spot.

Unknown said...

It's been a while since I was in DC. This looks like a great hotel!

Ashley @Irishred02 said...

We are locals so we never stay in the city. But it's good to know you found a great option for your family.

Stephanie Jeannot said...

What an absolutely great way to spend your holiday. Sounds delightful. I hope to visit there in the next few months.

With Love M said...

That looks really good. The amenities sound really great. Great review and it seems that you really had an awesome time.

Jenny said...

DC is such a beautiful city!
I feel ya with that cold weather, when I was there it was 7F and my phone kept shutting off because it was too cold! But I loved the free museums and the history.

Sophia said...

I live in the DC area and it is such a great place to visit and there is so much to see. I am glad that you guys had fun.

redheadmomblog said...

I've never been to Washington DC before, but would love to go someday. Looks like you found some great places to stay.

MaQ and Suz said...

Washington D.C. is such a cool place to visit! And what a lovely hotel you stayed at! I'll be sure to recommend it too! xo, Suzanne

Karen Monica said...

Looks like a beautiful place to stay. I have never been to Washington before but planning to one day.

Terri Beavers said...

My sister and niece went with a group to Washington and they had a fabulous time. Between her and now you, I can see I need to plan to go myself.