The Hotel George, Washington D.C. - A Review

So I have a confession to make...I'm in love with Samantha Brown. It's wife knows, and she's cool with it. I've been in love with Sam since her early days on the Travel Channel and her show "Great Hotels." In college, I had my DVR set to record every episode, and it's safe to say I've watched every episode at least a dozen times. As luck would have it, when planning our trip to D.C., I stumbled on a great deal at one of the properties featured the show...The Hotel George.
Hotel George, Washington D.C.
Aside from what I remembered from "Great Hotels," I was already pretty familiar with The George, because it was practically next door to where we stayed on our last visit to the capital. The George is part of the Kimpton Hotels family, and is located just a stones throw from Union Station, on Capitol Hill. We arrived at the hotel around 9 AM, and as expected our room was not quite available. So after storing our luggage with the bellman, and enjoying 4 glasses of the fruit infused water in the lobby, we set out on the town.
Hotel George, Washington D.C.The Lobby...Somehow I managed to walk into this table...Twice 

After a few hours of sightseeing, we returned to the hotel and made our way to the room. We were given a nice room on the top floor, but my hopes of a great view were soon dashed by the site of another building directly outside the window. Not just a building, but one that had been completely gutted and was under construction. This didn't prove to be much of an issue, that is until the men on jackhammers started working at 6:45 the next morning. But I figured with the next day being Saturday, we'd have plenty of time to sleep in then...

Hotel George, Washington D.C. Room

The room itself was quite spacious by downtown hotel standards, and featured all the amenities of a more modern property. Remembering that as a Kimpton In-Touch member we get a $10 credit to the mini-bar, I immediately began my debate between Pringles and M&M's. I also enjoyed the painting of George Washington above the bed, which speaking of beds, I slept like a rock all three nights. Then again, I always sleep better in hotels.
Hotel George, Washington D.C. RoomThe somewhat dysfunctional closet/TV area.

As with the guest room, the decor of the common areas maintains the D.C. theme, and is in line with what you'd expect from a Kimpton hotel. There was a comfortable "Living Room" just to the side of check-in, which seemed to be a popular place for a quick meeting, as there always seemed to be people sitting there conducting business. Perhaps the debt ceiling deal which was hashed out during our visit to the city, was actually put together on the coffee table in the lobby of The Hotel George. OK, so probably not, but a guy can dream.

Hotel George, Washington D.C.The Living Room 

With the exception of not having a chance encounter with Samantha Brown, our stay at the Hotel George was a great one. If you're visiting Washington D.C., and are comfortable using the Metro, then it's location near Union Station can not be beat. In addition, The George is a great modern hotel, with excellent service, and a theme that simply feels like Washington D.C. Sam loved it, I loved it, and so will you.
Enjoy Your Stay

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