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Image of Kimpton Banneker Hotel, an IHG Hotel
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76 out of 100

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Kimpton Banneker Hotel, an IHG Hotel

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8.2

Good (1,186 ratings)

Washington, United States - 

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1.19 km White House

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1.19 km Smithsonian Institution

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1.19 km Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Hotel Overview

The Kimpton Banneker Hotel is a highly rated establishment located in Washington, known for its blend of modern luxury and historic charm. Drawing from guest reviews, the hotel has garnered praise for various aspects of its service and amenities, while also facing some criticisms.

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Hotel highlights

Property

Service

Location

  1. Location: Situated in a prime area, offering easy access to local attractions and dining.
  2. Staff: Friendly and helpful staff members who consistently go above and beyond for guests.
  3. Room Comfort: Comfortable and well-appointed rooms that ensure a restful night's sleep.
  4. Ambiance: A unique blend of modern and historical design that creates a welcoming and stylish atmosphere.
  5. Cleanliness: High standards of cleanliness and maintenance throughout the hotel.
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Area for improvement

  1. Parking: Limited on-site parking options, causing inconvenience for guests with vehicles.
  2. Price: Some guests find the pricing to be on the higher side, especially considering the amenities offered.
  3. Noise: Noise from the streets or neighboring rooms can sometimes be an issue, affecting the tranquility of the stay.
  4. Room Size: A few guests reported the rooms being smaller than expected, which could impact comfort for some.
  5. Food Options: Limited in-house dining options, compelling guests to seek meals elsewhere.

Amenities

Extra beds/cribs

Toys/Games

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Parking available

Parking available

Restaurant

Bar

Room service

Room service

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

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RateScore

Total 1,186 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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7.3

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8.0

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8.6

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4.1/5

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4.0/5

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agoda

14 Reviews

7.3 / 10

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booking

127 Reviews

8.0 / 10

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expedia

60 Reviews

8.6 / 10

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google

923 Reviews

4.1 / 5

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tripadvisor

62 Reviews

4.0 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Service

Location

Sleep

Food

Bar

Cleanliness

Amenities

Breakfast

Parking

Bathroom

Atmosphere

Restaurant

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Family

Accessibility

Gym

Fitness

Business

Property was mentioned 88 times

13% Negative78% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Pete T (epetet)4 months ago
4/5Google icon

Nice hotel in a great location. Ask for a room at the back of the property or bring ear plugs as the traffic in front is loud and consistent. The rooms have enough room to stretch out, with a large desk surface and good lighting. DuPont circle and the White House are in easy walking distance, with sidewalks and traffic control making moving around by foot easy.

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Lucy Bennett6 months ago
2/5Google icon

As a long time patron of Kimpton hotels, unfortunately this one does not meet the usual high standards. Knowing we would arrive on a red eye and hours before the required check in time, we emailed the hotel a few days before asking if it would be possible to check in early. We received a reply that said "sure, no problem, we will get your room ready for you." Upon arriving, there was no warm welcome, all perfunctory, the desk manager informed us bluntly that we had to pay a $100 early check in fee. We told him that actually we'd emailed earlier and been told it was fine to check in early, and no fee had been mentioned. The manager was not interested, asked who had replied to us, and said 'oh well she's new.' It was a very unpleasant experience which could and should have been managed better. Throughout the stay, any interaction we had with this manager was short, blunt, unfriendly and with absolutely no effort taken to treat us remotely nicely. The room we booked was very nice- great design, large size and with comfortable seating area. However, it faced the front of the building which is on a busy road. The windows offer no sound proofing and we find it impossible to sleep. So we requested to change to another room on the back of the building. We were quickly matched with another room, but it turned out this room was a lower grade than the premium room we had booked. I'd hope that customers would be informed of this before taking the room. No seating area, much smaller. Rooms also do not carry hairdryers, robes for two, coffee machines as standard. There is not much lobby seating unless you sit in the large restaurant attached. The daily wine hour is tucked behind the elevators which makes for a bit of a weird experience. Finally, when checking out, the same manager took our key cards completely silently, didn't thank us at all, then picked up a ringing phone and proceeded into a conversation whilst we were stood there. We left and definitely won't be back.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 144

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Number of floors 10

WiFi Quality

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Idle

11

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236

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68

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

White House

1.19 km

Smithsonian Institution

1.19 km

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

1.19 km

National Mall

1 km

Capital One Arena

1 km

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Getting around

Farragut North Station

770 m

Washington Union Station

7 km

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Airports Nearby

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

10 km

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Restaurants

Sweetgreen

280 m

Number Nine

350 m

Trade

350 m

Commissary

280 m

Call Your Mother

280 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

63 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

36 out of 100

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Washington safety index

Safety

Crime

76

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

76 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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59

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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68

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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69

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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66

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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94

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

61

Overall Crime index

High

An average rating of the crime categories

61 out of 100

Property crime severity

High

65

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Mugging or robbery  59/100

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Car theft  53/100

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Car break-ins  66/100

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Home break-ins  54/100

Violent crime severity

High

65

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Physical attacks  59/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  46/100

Other crime severity

High

71

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Insult or harassment in public  62/100

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Corruption or bribery  57/100

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Drug problem  66/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.4 - $3.5

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Coffee

$3.7 - $8.2

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4.6

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$18.3 - $45.8

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$1.8 - $4.1

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.7 - $2.8

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73.3 - $229

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$11 - $27.5

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.2 - $13.7

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.8 - $4.6

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Public transport, monthly pass

$64.1 - $164.9

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.8 - $1.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$39.4 - $100.8

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$55 - $182.3

Weather In Washington

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Precipitation In Washington

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.57

PM1015

42

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Heavy

Potential slowdowns and congestion, expect delays during peak travel times.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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