Destination Review: Hotel George, Washington D.C.

Hotel George BedroomIn easy walking range of Union Station on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Hotel George is the perfect stop for individuals or small groups who are working in the area or wish to be close to many of D.C.’s finest destinations, including the National Mall and Chinatown.

As a boutique hotel, the George focuses on creating a unique experience for their guests. In this case, the “George” is our first President and his visage permeates the venue. Modern paintings of him, Martha and other things Washingtonian provide a consistent theme to the establishment. The charming ambience is coupled with the high level of hospitality that goes with a Kimpton property. Kimpton focuses on boutique venues, of which there are eight in DC alone. The Kimpton culture emphasizes the personal touch for their customers and a high quality environment for their employees. The company regularly appears on Fortune magazine’s list of best places to work.

Hotel George DessertThe personal touch is reflected throughout the accommodations. Your arrival in your room will almost surely be met with some kind of unique welcome. As the photo shows, the personal accommodations are consistent with the hotel’s theme. The room also has a number of niceties including the ever popular Keurig coffee maker (with choice of coffee or tea supplies.) The George also reflects other perks typical of the Kimpton properties including complimentary bicycles for touring, bathtub, spa, and general pet-friendliness.

While the hotel is close to many fine restaurants, the George has its own high quality establishment – the Bistro Bis. It is an award winning restaurant with a focus on French bistro cuisine. Being close to Capitol Hill, you may even find an occasional Senator or other celebrity dining. The seafood is outstanding, as I delighted in a bowl of lobster bisque. It is also a great place for a late night dessert as the photo shows.

Hotel George LoungeThe Hotel George is also a great place for meetings, with over 2,000 square feet of dedicated space. All the standard meeting essentials are covered including Wi-Fi and A/V. Since it is an intimate venue, the George is best for small meetings and events. I personally found the hotel to be an outstanding locale for board meetings. The colorful lounge area lends itself particularly well for spontaneous networking.

When all is said and done, there are many outstanding qualities about the Hotel George. However, nothing can beat the George’s amazing location and the perfect opportunity to walk to the many great sites on Capitol Hill, Chinatown and surrounding areas.