When the theme of your hotel is red, and your material of choice is leather, you’re going to end up with something louche and loungey, and the Rouge has those qualities. Just down the road from the Helix, this is another distinctive Kimpton hotel. A studded oriental-look doorway leads into a stylish retro lobby. The adjoining Rouge Bar is a dark, red-accented and stylish space that looks built for intrigue. Spacious rooms are a decadent combo of padded red leather ceiling-height headboards, huge lamps and armchairs, some in white leather. They’re equipped with HD TVs, PlayStations, Wii and CD players. There’s a complimentary wine hour in the evening.
1315 16th Street, NW,
|Cross street:||Massachusetts Avenue & Scott Circle|
|Transport:||Dupont Circle or McPherson Square Metro|