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- The Kimpton Hotel brand currently has over 75 properties worldwide with 66 in the United States.
- Kimpton is part of IHG, which includes 16 hotel brands where travelers can earn and redeem points.
- We rounded up the 15 best Kimpton properties in the US based on location, design, and amenities.
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There are many different hotel brands available to travelers looking to show loyalty. But when it comes to hotels offering the most consistent perks, eclectic design, affordable rates, and friendly hospitality, Kimpton shines brightest.
Under the IHG portfolio of hotels, which includes brands like Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, and Intercontinental, staying at a Kimpton also offers the chance to earn and redeem points for stays at any of those partner properties.
Though, with perks like discounted member prices, free happy hours, a slew of dog-friendly amenities, bicycle rentals, in-room yoga mats, and more, many IHG Rewards members choose Kimpton again and again.
Kimpton offers the mindset of a boutique hotel with under 300 rooms per property and rooms that are often whimsically designed, with the price point and accessibility of a budget-friendly resort.
If you're like me and team Kimpton, this list will offer worthy inspiration for your next hotel stay, with some of the best properties around the country.
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These are the best Kimpton properties, sorted by price from low to high.
Located in Boston’s historic Ladder district, the Kimpton Nine Zero is minutes from Boston Common and the Beacon Hill and Downtown Crossing neighborhoods.
All guest rooms feel sleek with Eames lounge chairs, vintage clocks, and windows that open up for fresh New England air. Standard rooms have King-sized beds with large, cushioned headboards, end tables with storage, and in-room tablets. Splurge for the 1,065-square-foot penthouse suite with a dedicated dining area, billiards table, and expansive views of downtown Boston.
While there isn’t a restaurant on-site, Kimpton Nine Zero partnered with two local restaurants that are both just steps away, including a bistro for breakfast and lunch and an Italian neighborhood favorite that’s a nice pick for dinner.
Kimpton Taconic Hotel
Kimpton Taconic is nestled in the Green Mountains of Manchester, Vermont, ideal for romantic getaways or celebrating a special relationship milestone.
The accommodations are a mix of guestrooms, suites, and cottages, which are all outfitted with dark wood furniture, checkered cream carpets, and floral drapes. There are three standalone cottages, one of which was built in 1845, and some guestrooms come with a fireplace, while each cottage has a fire pit.
Skiing, year-round hiking, and nearby activities such as antiquing and farmer’s markets are readily available and a daily resort fee includes valet parking, a shuttle to local attractions, and an evening social hour for guests. The restaurant and bar, The Copper Bar, serves elevated American dishes made with local ingredients.
Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach
The Kimpton Palomar opened in 2020 and was designed in partnership with famed Miami architect, Kobi Karp.
The exterior resembles the hull of a luxury ship with balconies on every level and large oval openings akin to porthole windows. There is also a rooftop pool with a two-level deck stacked with plenty of stylish seating in the hotel’s signature lavender and white tones.
Almost all of the guest rooms have balconies with views of the Miami skyline or the surrounding waterways. Room decor is minimalist and restrained with clean lines, sand-colored walls, and pops of blues and greens that match the hotel’s waterfront setting.
While the hotel isn’t beachfront, the front desk can arrange personal shuttles to South Beach, and hotel guests receive two complimentary beach chairs. The hotel is also just a few short blocks away from Lincoln Road filled with tons of outdoor shopping.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver
The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver is located in the downtown center of the Mile High City, close to all the trendy restaurants, shops, and breweries. It’s also only a few blocks from Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies baseball team. In addition, ski resorts are only two hours away.
Guest rooms stand out with whimsically patterned wallpaper, geometric carpets, green leather lounge chairs, 50-inch televisions, and bathrooms with huge walk-in showers and separate soaking tubs. Most of the rooms also have great views of downtown Denver.
Book an outdoor adventure package to incorporate zip-lining, hiking, or rock climbing into your trip.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City
The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City is only 15 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport, which means if you’re flying in from out of town, you won’t have to wait long to get your vacation started.
The hotel building dates back to the 1860s when the property operated as Delmonico Hotel and Restaurant. In 1998, Kimpton took over and remodeled while preserving many original details like the exterior simulated balconies. The lobby decor is bright and eclectic with yellow walls, black and red furniture, and throw pillows in a kaleidoscope of colors.
Standard rooms are a cozy 275 square feet and come with a King-sized bed, bold navy walls, patterned carpeting, and sophisticated headboards. They’re plenty comfortable but only come with interior views, so you’ll have to upgrade to be able to peer outside.
As the hotel is near Park City, the hotel can help arrange access to skiing, snowboarding, and hot air balloon rides. And since Salt Lake City is the home of Ancestry.com, the hotel offers complimentary access to Ancestry’s genealogy services for those wanting to find out more about their family history.
The Kimpton Alton Hotel
Nestled in the popular Fisherman’s Ward neighborhood in San Francisco, The Kimpton Alton Hotel offers easy access to Ghirardelli Square, Pier 39, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Guest rooms feel fresh and bold with white paneled walls, navy chevron carpeting, and burgundy lounge chairs. Custom mattresses and large spa bathrooms keep things feeling luxe and each room is also stocked with retro board games and in-room Victrola record players with a selection of records. All guest rooms come with gorgeous views of the city or San Francisco Bay.
The hotel also has a commitment to being environmentally friendly. In the bathrooms, there are refillable shampoo and conditioner containers in an effort to reduce plastic container waste and all rooms have motion-activated lighting to limit energy consumption.
The Kimpton George
Opened in 1998, The Kimpton George was actually the first boutique hotel in Washington, D.C., and has since commanded a loyal following. Named for America’s first president, it sits in an ideal location for exploring D.C.’s many historic sites.
The interiors pay homage to its patriotic setting as well with guest rooms adorned in calligraphy wallpaper quoting the Declaration of Independence and throw pillows topped with replica gold military buttons. Additionally, all rooms have white diamond tufted headboards, pillow-top mattresses, and generous counter space in the bathrooms.
The Kimpton George is especially welcoming for families and offers a “First Family” package that includes perks like parking discounts, 50% off a second booked room, and a $15 electric scooter credit per day. There are also special rates for military and government personnel.
The hotel’s restaurant, Bistro Bis is run by a James Beard award-winning chef, Jeffery Buben, and is a hit with locals.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
In Pittsburgh, the Golden Triangle refers to the meeting place of three rivers: the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers, which is also the location of Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh. The hotel is also in the heart of the business district, close to sporting venues, and a few miles from Pittsburgh’s top college and university campuses.
There are eight types of rooms, and a standard guest room offers a pillow top Queen-size bed, a workspace with an ergonomic chair, and bathrooms stocked with luxe Atelier Bloom products. The decor includes quirky details like chandeliers inside gold birdcages and black and yellow throw pillows, in what is perhaps a nod to the local sports teams.
The 9th floor hosts a Biergarten, a German-influenced patio restaurant and pub that’s a popular watering hole for locals after work. The menu includes currywurst, giant pretzels and pickles, and a deep roster of German beers. The bar fills up fast, especially when there’s a game on.
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Located downtown in the city of Brotherly Love, the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is housed within a 1929 era Art Deco building in the popular Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Sports fans will love that the hotel is close to three major sports venues: The Wells Fargo Center, Citizens Bank Park, and the Lincoln Financial Field.
In true Kimpton style, there is a lot of attention to detail. Plush lavender carpeting in guest rooms matches wallpaper in the bathrooms and beds have high-end Frette linens. Standard rooms come with a Queen sized bed, workspace, large windows, and bathrooms all feature marble accents and tiles made from recycled glass, while specialty suites have jetted tubs.
The hotel’s restaurant, Square 1682 is helmed by Haitian-American chef Chef Mackenson and features American favorites as well as Caribbean dishes and serves a locally-loved brunch.
Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs
Kimpton Rowan commands a super central location in downtown Palm Springs, right off the main strip of stores and restaurants, placing you within walking distance of the city’s best spots. Still, it manages to feel hidden away from increasing crowds with a location tucked back a block from all the action.
Staying here comes with many of the signature Kimpton perks that loyalists love, and rooms are clean, modern, comfortable, and more spacious than some boutique hotels for the same price. In line with the Palm Springs aesthetic, the design throughout the hotel is contemporary, glam, and heavily midcentury.
In addition to the stellar location, the true highlight of staying here is taking advantage of the hotel’s rooftop pool surrounded by incredible mountain views. It’s a prime place to cool off on steamy desert days.
Kimpton Pittman Hotel
Kimpton’s Pittman Hotel in Dallas Texas is near the hip Dallas Arts District and the Deep Ellum neighborhood full of bars, nightclubs, and live music venues. The location is a great base for family-friendly activities like the Dallas Farmers Market.
The building was designed in 1916 by Black architect, Wiliam Sidney Pittman, and while the hotel’s brick exterior is a nod to the hotel’s past, the interior is full of modern details like abstract art and LED chandeliers. Pared-back guestrooms feature light wood floors and green velvet armchairs that pop against gray walls and start at 340 square feet with space-saving barn doors for the bathrooms.
This is a great pick for active travelers and offers complimentary bikes and scooters rentals. For those with small kids, the Pittman Hotel partnered with the baby brand, 4moms to provide complimentary use of a baby bassinet, a baby tub, and an infant rocker.
Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel and Spa
Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel and Spa is a resort-like beachfront getaway in Florida’s quiet Vero Beach town. Kids will love the game room with big-screen televisions, video games consoles, board games, and a children’s library, while adults can relax at the White Orchid Spa that serves a glass of champagne with services.
Rooms are classically outfitted in Caribbean-inspired decor with dark wood furniture, plantation shutters, and crisp white linens. Many rooms average over 500 square feet, with the largest, the Oceanfront Three Bedroom Grand Suite, sleeping up to eight guests.
A special program through Paddles by the Sea allows guests to participate in a special stargazing night tour along the Indian River, and the hotel also has a partnership with Coastal Connections for a Saturday morning “turtle talk” and beach walk.
Kimpton EPIC Hotel
Located in Miami’s downtown Brickell neighborhood, Kimpton EPIC has 411 well-designed rooms situated right on Miami’s Little River and Biscayne Bay, while still close to Miami museums and the American Airlines Area.
All rooms and suites recently underwent renovations to reveal stunning contemporary spaces that are light and bright with a breezy, beachy theme. Think light wood flooring, sand-colored seating, and ocean-themed artwork on the walls. Guest rooms start at a generous 475 square feet and all have a private balcony, sumptuous linens, and sleek marble bathrooms.
While the hotel is located in the city center, the property is great for relaxing with two pools and private cabanas that come with poolside service. Or, take advantage of the hotel’s full-service marina with onboard catering, or the world-class spa, Exhale, with 12,000 square feet center for yoga and barre classes along with waxing services, customizable facials, and massages.
Kimpton Hotel Eventi
The Kimpton Eventi occupies a prime location in New York, near the Chelsea Highline promenade. The hotel takes up an entire city block, and the first floor serves as an inviting living room lounge. There are also two dining options: The Vine, a hip restaurant and cocktail bar, and L’Amico, a homestyle Italian restaurant. There’s also a wraparound veranda on the 5th floor with views of the Empire State Building.
All standard rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, King or Queen sized beds, and dual walk-in showers. Sophisticated decor includes dark walls, leather furnishings, and linens and throw pillows in pops of red and emerald green.
The hotel is two blocks away from Penn Station and around the corner from Madison Square Garden, Times Square, and Rockefeller Center. For something more lowkey, the surrounding Chelsea neighborhood is filled with art galleries, boutiques, and flea markets.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Located in a prime spot in one of America’s oldest cities, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia is housed in a historic 1907 Lafayette Building. While the exterior is classic all-brick, the interior is full of striking global decor like the hanging Japanese calligraphy brushes in the lobby.
Rooms also have a dramatic flair with blue and white geometric wallpaper, mirrored end tables, and yellow accent chairs that match bathroom doors. The smallest room is a cozy 215 square feet with a double bed and workspace, ideal for a solo traveler. The largest room, the Majestic Suite, is 1,366 square feet and comes with separate dining and living spaces and can be connected to another guest room, giving families and groups even more space.
The hotel offers accredited babysitting services and child equipment rentals for the youngest members of the family and the on-site restaurant, Red Owl Tavern, serves a delicious Philly Cheesesteak. Gather for drinks at the Stratus Rooftop Lounge and watch the sun set over the historic city.
The Kimpton Aertson
The Kimpton Aertson is named after Jan Aertson, a Dutch immigrant whose great-great-grandson would go on to establish the nearby Vanderbilt University. Besides its proximity to Vanderbilt University, the hotel is just a few minutes from Nashville’s music row, and the bars, museums, and shops on Broadway Street.
The guest rooms are full of industrial chic details like leather stitched headboards and concrete ceilings, but there are also upscale features like Carrara marble in the bathrooms. Specialty suites start at 600 square feet and have full-sized sofa beds, a separate parlor, and 50-inch televisions. The interior design also pays homage to Nashville’s history with art prints from the 140-year-old local Hatch Show Print company, and each bathroom has a floor-to-ceiling blueprint of the Tennessee State Capitol.
The full-service Woodhouse Spa is located inside the hotel and offers a large portfolio of services including traditional massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures. For the ultimate indulgence, check out the 80-minute Deep Sleep Massage.
Kimpton Armory Hotel Bozeman
The first and only four-star hotel in the area, Kimpton Amory Hotel previously served as the location for the Bozeman National Guard. Originally designed in 1941, the Art Deco building has been lovingly updated to include a stylish lobby and 122 comfortable guestrooms.
Standard guest rooms have King and Queen sized custom mattresses, a spacious workstation, and a sitting area with an armchair. They also have wall-to-wall plush carpeting, smooth leather headboards, and thick, velvet curtains. Suites come with a pull-out sofa, a deep soaking tub, and separate living rooms in some instances.
The property is also home to the Amory Music Hall, an event venue with VIP balconies. Because Bozeman is home to the Gibson guitar, the hotel partnered with the guitar company and created a “Pick and Play” program for guests who’d like to borrow an acoustic guitar for a night or two.
FAQ: Kimpton/IHG hotels and rewards
What are standard Kimpton perks?
Kimpton hotels are known for their attention to design along with their on-site perks that include a free wine or spirits happy hour, complimentary morning coffee or tea in the lobby, and room features like luxurious bathrobes and complimentary yoga mats and bike rentals.
Additionally, all Kimpton properties are pet friendly and guests are welcome to bring their pets, no matter the size, weight, and breed, at no extra cost.
Do all Kimpton properties have a resort fee?
While many inclusions mentioned above come standard, they often incur a resort fee. Most Kimpton properties charge a daily resort or amenity fee that is charged per room, per night, and depending on the property, can cover things like valet parking, beach chairs and towels, or fitness classes. Each Kimpton hotel site has a FAQ section outlining its resort fee details.
What are some of the benefits of being an IHG Rewards Member?
There are four levels of IHG rewards membership: Club, Gold Elite, Platinum Elite, and Inner Circle.
Membership is free, and the lowest Club level membership grants members complimentary internet at all Kimpton properties, dining exclusives, and in-room spa credit, if applicable. For more information about each reward level, check out the IHG Rewards Site.
What are the typical starting levels for redeeming points for a hotel stay?
Members earn 10 points for every $1 spent at Kimpton properties on direct bookings, and guests may redeem rewards starting at 10,000 points. Rewards pricing is dynamic and depends on the hotel’s location, high and low seasons, and room availability.
Reward members can expect a range anywhere between 40,000-70,000+ points per night for a Kimpton property. Rewards earned at Kimpton properties can be used at any of IHG’s family of hotels, and there are no blackout dates.
To determine the redemption points needed, use the property locator on the IHG Rewards Booking Site, which provides accurate points at the time of booking.
How we selected the best Kimpton hotels in the US
- I’ve stayed in several of the properties and vouch for the level of service and cleanliness. Each hotel has a beautiful, modern interior design, comfortable accommodations, and outstanding food options.
- The hotels are located in popular travel destinations across the U.S. and were chosen for their proximity to major attractions.
- All of the hotels are highly rated online with recent excellent ratings on third-party sites like Tripadvisor or Hotels.com.
- While all of the Kimpton properties are considered luxury level standard, these particular properties had something exceptional to offer, from food and beverage options to design details to access to community events and attractions.
- All of the properties participate in the Kimpton Approach to Clean program that includes enhanced cleaning procedures like regular disinfecting, hand sanitizer stations when possible, and contactless options.
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