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The Dupont Circle Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Upper Northwest)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 130 Hotels in Washington DC
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Good stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Friendly staff and very well appointed modernist rooms. Glass bathroom/loo doors ok for singleton stays or if you know your partner very well!! Bar area has a good atmosphere and good range of drinks and food. Breakfast is an a la carte affair with a good range of choices (quality food but not inexpensive) no breakfast buffet so leave time to dine in a leisurely fashion. Complementary wifi internet access is high speed and easy to use. Would certainly return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, February 13, 2013
Thank you for your review! We truly appreciate the time you took to provide your comments and feedback. The Bar Dupont is certainly unique, and a great atmosphere for guests and locals alike. We hope that you'll join us again, and we look forward to the opportunity to earn a full 5 stars from you next time! Please come again soon!
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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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I probably had unrealistic expectations for this hotel, considering the many very positive reviews. In truth, it's a good hotel. Just not great, and certainly not impressive value for the money. Guess I'm spoiled from hotels in Thailand, where half the money would get you twice the hotel!

What's good about The Dupont Circle Hotel? Location on trendy Dupont Circle is great; near the Metro and convenient to lots of shops and restaurants. Staff are friendly. Beds, pillows and linens are pure luxury. TV is OK, although the channel choices are not noteworthy. Free internet is fast and reliable. Food is great, albeit pricey, and the Bar Dupont attracts a mob of locals and tourists every night. Ohh.... the heated bathroom floor is fabulous (why doesn't every hotel have these?).

What's not so good? Rooms are relatively small, and the bathrooms are almost tiny, with only a small cheap wheeled table to place toiletries on. Provided toiletries are rather basic. Flat sink may be trendy, but not very functional with water slashing out on the floor. Rooms are far from soundproof, with annoying level of street noise pouring into the rooms, hallway noise, and banging doors. Rooms are acceptably clean, but not first class; hallways not thoroughly vaccuumed and the walls scuffed and in need of new paint or wallpaper. Room cleaning was slow; on none of the five days I stayed was my room cleaned before 2:00 p.m. and on two of the days, I had to call at around 4:00 p.m. to request cleaning. An email sent immediately after check-in urging me to send a message anytime I needed something seemed like a very nice touch...... right up until the time that I accepted the invitation to request a burned-out light in the bathroom to be replaced. No replaced light (even after a second email sent the second day of my stay) and not even an email or phone call acknowledging my request. Finally gave up and decided to shave in the semi-darkness. Irritating! And certainly not 5-star management and service; not even 4-star in my book.

Overall, a reasonable hotel, but disappointing for the price.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle Hotel, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thank you for your review. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences you encountered during your stay. Our bathrooms are certainly modern and we understand your frustration. We hope to be able to make it up to you upon a return visit to the city. Please contact the hotel management so we may discuss a remedy to your past experiences. We hope to hear from you soon!
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We really enjoyed our time at this hotel. The rooms were nice. We only ate at the attached restaurant once for breakfast, but we liked the food we had. This hotel was a great value for the location that it is in. It's in a great D.C. neighborhood - walking distance to some great lesser-known attractions like the Phillips Collection Museum and the Anderson House. It is also really close to a metro stop.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle Hotel, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thank you for a great review! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay in DC. We look forward to your return, and the opportunity to earn a full 5 stars next time! Join us again for a drink at the Bar Dupont, we would love to see you soon!
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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We were in D.C, for the Inauguration of President Obama and was thrilled to stay at the Dupont as the location was perfect! However, once we arrived from the very beginning, we knew we had chosen well as the experience was that of perfection!! The staff were amazing and handled everything that we needed. From extra items needed for our room to arranging transportation. The staff at the front desk always made us feel welcome every time we walked past their desk. I felt the room was smaller than I would have liked, but the heated bathroom floor helped makeup for my disappointment.

Room Tip: I request a room on the inside and on a high floor. I am a light sleeper, and find the lower floors...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, February 13, 2013
Thank you for a terrific review! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. Our location is truly unique, and it sounds like you really took advantage of what DC has to offer. We hope that you'll join us again soon, and we look forward to your return to the Dupont Circle Hotel!
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We have stayed there many times. Service recently has been outstanding. The smaller rooms are tight but adequate. The location is excellent. Restaurant is very good.
Do not hesitate to book this hotel

Room Tip: We like the inside rooms or those off Dupont Circle which are quieter. Dupont Circle rooms have a n...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, January 31, 2013
Thank you for an excellent review! We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We truly appreciate your loyalty, and we look forward to your next visit. We hope to see you again soon at the Dupont Circle Hotel!
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Easton, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The hotel was stylish and comfortable, and the staff was welcoming. Loved the heated bathroom floor! Also enjoyed happy hour at the bar, which looks right out onto DuPont Circle. This is a great hotel in a great location!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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, January 31, 2013
Thank you for a terrific review! We are beyond thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. Try the Bar Dupont upon your next visit, it is truly unique! We hope that you'll join us again soon, and we look forward to your return!
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New York, New York, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I come to Washington every week for work, and I always stay here. The hotel has a great vibe and the rooms are so modern and hip.

Despite the fact that I am always in and out of the hotel, the entire staff always makes time to say hello and engage in friendly conversation. Week after week when I check in, I am always greated by Dayonna and she always makes sure that I know that she is available in case I need any assistance. Being on a first name basis with someone when you're away from home is very comforting and I think that is the real reason why I keep coming back to the hotel.

I would definitely recommend the hotel and the area to anyone staying overnight in DC or for those people just looking to get a drink or dinner at the restaurant.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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, January 31, 2013
Thank you for an outstanding review! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoy staying with us. We sincerely appreciate your loyalty, and cannot thank you enough for taking the time to provide your comments and feedback. We hope that you'll join us again soon, and we look forward to being your home-away-from-home again!
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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 > Upper Northwest
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:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#15 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#19 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#29 Family 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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