We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dupont Circle

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Washington DC, DC
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing
Description: A trendy neighborhood with a large gay community.
Book ahead on Viator
Special Offer
More Info
$78*
and up
Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 200 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Lots of eateries!

So many restaurants in this "circle". We felt underdressed coming from a day of sightseeing so we went back another night cleaned up. There were however lots of places that would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
mizdot
,
Brockville, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brockville, Canada
Level Contributor
42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

So many restaurants in this "circle". We felt underdressed coming from a day of sightseeing so we went back another night cleaned up. There were however lots of places that would take us the first night dressed in shorts, t-shirts, backpacks and hats. Definitely worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cambridge, Canada
Level Contributor
218 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We appreciated the amenities that this area had to offer as it was within walking distance of the guest house we were staying at. There always seemed to be a lot going on no matter what time of day it was. The park in the middle of the circle was surrounded by food trucks during the day, all doing a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Plano, Texas
Level Contributor
500 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice circle with a beautiful park in the middle. There's benches that are plagued with homeless people and litter, though. Around the sides has a lot of shopping and restaurants. There's a lot of people and traffic in a small area!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
1,135 reviews
243 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Walked back through it after dinner when heading to our hotel. Well lit, nice area with plenty of restaurants in the surrounding areas. Circle has a nice monument fountain in the middle but it's just a traffic circle.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Many things to see and shop! Spend a day or two wandering the area. If you like architecture, this is your place. Full of mansions from the 1900 that are now embassies. Full of cafes too. Really nice place

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We stayed in Dupont Circle over Memorial Day because we got a really good deal at a hotel there. The hotel ( Residence Inn) was very nice. The area... not so much. During the day, the area was ok. Not super nice; not bad. There are shops, restaurants. It is very close (walking distance) to a number of Embassies. If... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent area. Stayed at the hotel here. Excellent the hotel was in the top levels. There was a shopping are underneath and below that was the underground

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
1,630 reviews
861 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 531 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a trendy neighborhood that sort of like the Kardashians--famous for being famous. There are some good restaurants around, and it's a nice walking area. They have a nice water feature in the circle, though!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

DuPont circle is a great place to stay. Tons of hotels close by and amazing restaurants to eat at with great patios. Subway is the easiest and cheapest to get around town and can easily get to all the tourist sites.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indiana
Level Contributor
45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stayed here and did all of the touristy things. Good subway/taxi/uber access. Great restaurants in the area. Very clean and friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dupont Circle also viewed

Washington DC, DC
Washington DC, DC
 
Washington DC, DC
 

Been to Dupont Circle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Dupont Circle

Address: Washington DC, DC
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dupont Circle and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Elafonisos, Greece
Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
Richmond, Virginia, United States
7 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Dupont Circle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?