Hotel and Travel Information





Kimpton Hotel Palomar, Washington DC (Room Block Full)

Please see below for the overflow hotel information. For specific questions, contact Shannon Loburk at sloburk@statehumanities.org.

The Kimpton Hotel Palomar is centrally located in the Dupont neighborhood of Washington, DC. Learn more about nearby sights and restaurants in Dupont Circle here.

Address: 2121 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
Room Rate: $289 (+14.5% tax) for a single/double room.

To Cancel: Contact Shannon (sloburk@statehumanities.org) to cancel any room reservations. Reservations must be cancelled 72 hours in advance in order to receive a full deposit refund.  

Kimpton Carlyle Hotel, Washington DC (Overflow Hotel)

The Kimpton Carlyle Hotel is a 13 minute walk or 3 minute cab ride from the Kimpton Palomar. 

Address: 1731 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
Room Rate: $289 (+14.5% tax) for a single/double room. 

To make your reservation, please use the reservation link or call 1-800-KIMPTON and mention the group name “Federation of State Humanities Councils”. Deadline is Monday, February 13th or once the room block fills.  

To Note: When a reservation is made, the hotel will charge a deposit equal to the first night and taxes of your reservation. Reservations must be cancelled 72 hours in advance in order to receive a full refund of your deposit.  

Reagan National Airport (DCA) – Recommended

Ground Transportation:

There are two shuttle services that serve DCA: Super Shuttle and Supreme Airport Shuttle. More information can be found here. Taxis are available outside of Terminals A, B, and C. Click here to learn more about taxi rates and services. Travel time: 20 minutes. 

Public Transportation:

The Metrorail (WMATA) runs to and from the airport, and can be picked up outside of Terminal B and C. The Yellow Line runs from the airport to Metro Center metro station, which connects to the Red Line. Take the Red Line north to Dupont Circle, from which the Palomar is four blocks west. Travel time: 45 minutes. 

Other DC Accessible Airports:

The following two airports are a considerable distance from DC, but can be a more economical option for flights. However, ground and public transport options are limited and can incur a greater cost.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

Ground Transportation: Shuttles are available from BWI to Washington DC, and can be reserved in advance. View the map here. Travel time: 1 hour.

Public Transportation: Marc Trains run from Baltimore airport to Washington’s Union Station every day during normal working hours. The train schedule can be found here. Once at Union Station, take the Red line train to Dupont Circle, then walk four blocks to the hotel. Travel time: 1 1/2 hours. 

Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Ground Transportation: Shuttle services are available next to baggage claim and can be reserved in advance. Click here for shuttle rates. Taxis also will take passengers into DC at an average rate of $50-$70. More information on taxis can be found here. Travel time: 50 minutes. 

Public Transportation: The bus service runs every fifteen to twenty minutes from Dulles to Wiehle-Reston metro station on the Silver Line. The bus can be found next to the sign for Door #4 and costs $5 per person. Take the Silver Line form Wiehle-Reston into DC to the Metro Center station to transfer to the Red Line. Take the Red Line north to Dupont Circle and walk four blocks west to the Palomar. Travel time: 2 hours.