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“Great location okay hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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The Dupont Circle Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)   |  
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Ranked #19 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great location okay hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The location is great! The outside bar is a great place to hang out and take in the scenery of the local atmosphere. The hotel rooms are ideal for couples but I would not recommend sharing this room with a friend nor consider the hotel family friendly. The bathroom layout is very strange and not at all private. Be prepared to hear sirens and outside disturbances throughout the night at this hotel. The bed didnt offer the greatest night of sleep but wasn't miserable.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for your review. We apologize if we were unable to live up to your expectations. We understand that our rooms may be uncomfortable in some situations with friends or family. We hope that you'll give us another chance upon a return to DC, and we look forward to showing you our world-class service is totally worth it! We look forward to your return!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

My 5-days at this hotel were outstanding. The sleeping room was exquisite. The desk staff extremely helpful. The location was great. The restaurant provided lovely meals. I ate all dinners in the Cafe after a hard day's work in DC.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for an excellent review! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and time in DC. The Cafe Dupont is truly exquisite! We hope that you'll join us again for a drink in our bar, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

What a great hotel! I booked this hotel for a group I was bringing out to Washington. We stayed for a week. The staff could not have been more helpful, were always friendly and chatty and interested in my day. Ask Michael High, the Chief Concierge, for help with anything, this man can move mountains, he is amazing!

The hotel has a great feel to it, the bar is really chic and trendy and has a great buzz to it in the evenings.

The bedrooms are lovely, very comfortable and clean. The food in the hotel is excellent!

I would highly recommend this hotel for either business or pleasure! In fact I have already done so!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for a fantastic review! We are pleased to hear how much you and your group enjoyed your stay. Michael will surely be recognized for his efforts in making your stay memorable. We hope that you'll join us again for business or pleasure. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I loved this hotel - very stylish, soothing rooms and a hopping bar / restaurant scene downstairs. I was told by one of my cab drivers that this is the only hotel on DuPont Circle - as a result (and possibly due to its location next to not one but TWO bookstores!), the bar and restaurant seemed to have a local crowd. My room was very quiet, given the urban location. The room was a bit small, but well laid out and it included a nice daybed so there is somewhere to sit other than the bed. The room was clean and everything worked. Also, there is free wifi. The only snafu was at checkout, when I was given the wrong bill. That was corrected quickly but not graciously.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for a fantastic review! We apologize for any inconveniences regarding your bill. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and time in Dupont Circle! We hope that you'll join us again soon, and take a visit to our bar. We look forward to your return!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

2nd time staying here. Love the responsiveness and friendliness of the front desk staff. Love the location- right across from Kramerbooks- a really fun and funky bookstore and cafe and plenty of places to eat. Metro is close. Hotel is modern and quite lovely- rooms are really small though, and can be really noisy w/ street traffic. Love the decor but the windows have shutters that don't darken the room. Bar downstairs is trendy and a hot spot at night. Enjoyed my glasses of wine while taking in the energy and lovely setting from my comfy chair.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for a great review! We appreciate the time you took to provide your comments and feedback. We hope that you'll continue to choose the Dupont Circle Hotel upon future visits to DC. Our bar is certainly a hit to guests and locals alike. We look forward to your return!
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This hotel is in a great location! It is right on Dupont Circle and just a block away from the Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line - which easily connects to the blue, orange, green and yellow lines and takes you directly to Union Station). We stayed here for one night in November and while the room was nice it was small and poorly lit. The bar was hopping on a Friday night and there were great happy hour specials. We had a light lunch at the bar of Dupont Fries & French Onion Soup. The fries were OK, the truffle aioli was fantastic. The soup was good, but salty. Service in the bar was quick and polite. I would recommend this hotel. It was nice, clean, and relatively inexpensive.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thank you for a wonderful review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and time in DC. We hope that you'll continue to choose us as your home-away-from-home when in the area. We look forward to seeing you at the Bar Dupont next time, and we can't wait to see you again soon!
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Staying at the Dupont Circle Hotel made our vacation in Washington, D.C. absolutely perfect! Upon arrival and throughout our stay, we were greeted by a very friendly and helpful staff. The hotel has recently been remodeled, and it is gorgeous! Our room was very quiet and the modern decor was beautiful. The large shower, heated tile floors, and huge bath towels made showering pure joy. All the meals we ate at the hotel were excellent, with friendly and courteous wait staff. Computer/printer set-up was excellent. The hotel is in a perfect location in a great neighborhood. The metro is not even five minutes away, but many times we thoroughly enjoyed walking to the mall area and museums. We got a good feel for the city this way. There are so many lovely, fun restaurants in every direction from the hotel. You are steps away from beautiful and interesting Embassy Row and charming streets leading to fantastic places like the Phillips Collection art museum. The hotel is also across the street from lovely Dupont Cirlce Park, with its fountain, trees, and benches. Our trip to D.C. was great, and staying at this incredible hotel played a big role in making it so!

Room Tip: We stayed In a room on the third floor not facing the street, and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#13 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#13 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#19 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#23 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dupont Circle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 327
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in one of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods, The Dupont Circle Hotel brings modern style to the nation's capital for an unforgettable experience. Urban chic comes to life in The Dupont Circle Hotel's sleek design, eclectic artwork and coveted location. Then there is LEVEL NINE, an elevated tier of luxury for the ultimate experience. These spacious rooms boast spectacular views across the city from private terraces and balconies with added amenities and benefits. Who needs to cab when you are staying in the heart of the cities restaurant, bar and entertainment scene. Dine in style at Cafe Dupont, a multi-sensory experience, offering a handcrafted modern American style menu with French influences for breakfast, dinner or Brunch. Or mix and mingle in one of DC's treasured spots at Bar Dupont, busy with the cosmopolitan after work crowd. ... more   less 
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