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“great location, awesome staff” 5 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 135 Hotels in Washington DC
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New England USA
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147 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“great location, awesome staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I gave this hotel a rare "4.7" (a very high mark) because of a number of reasons. The hotel's bar and some of the rooms face the circle, and steps away from the Metro. The night scene at this hotel's bar, lounge and restaurant is active and young. Other reviews describe this hotel well; meaning it is well placed for nearby restaurants and venues. I loved that it was so close to the metro!

Their breakfast is a la cart with attentive service, standard pricing, and the food is very good. Dinner was equally good, standard DC pricing, and again a very active night scene. I sat at the restaurant bar, not the lounge, as the lounge was full, and seats were hard to find.

The hotel rooms were well appointed, modern and the cool part was the heated floor in the bathroom! I had an inside room, away from the street noise and traffic, but no view. But I did not care. They originally offered me a very nice room with a great view of Dupont Circle but I wanted a more quieter room. I got it!

I do want to give kudos to Sophie, a tireless, highly energetic and friendly dining manager, along with Cole and Jenn in the front desk who helped me patiently when I checked in early, and then asked to be moved to another room. They ALL remembered me the next day, made the effort to smile and ask how things were, and were helpful when I left. They're efforts are why I did not give the hotel a 4! If they had a fancy spa, the hotel would have been a 5..

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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, March 26, 2013
Thank you for a fantastic review! We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. Sophie will certainly be recognized for her efforts in assisting you. We hope that you'll join us again soon, and 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Friends booked a room in this boutique hotel for a girls’ weekend in Washington, DC, and it turned out to be a great choice. We were in walking distance of tons of restaurants, both super casual (Shake Shack) and more refined (Bistro du Coin). We were also a quick cab ride from all the places on our weekend itinerary (MLK Memorial, U Street Corridor), and from our observation, the hotel bar and restaurant seemed to be a hotspot in its own right. The interior design is very modern, but pops of color warm up the lobby. The hotel room had nice touches, like wooden blinds, leather headboards, and a Sony docking station for my iPod. My only quibble was the bathroom. It had heated floors, but the frosted glass doors didn’t go all the way to the ceiling—kind of awkward with roommates. The door-less shower also meant the floor outside the shower always got wet. In this case, I think form got in the way of function.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle Hotel, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Thank you for a great review! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We apologize if the bathroom wasn't to your liking. They are very modern, so we understand that they may not suit everyone. We hope that you'll join us again soon at the Cafe Dupont! We look forward to your return!
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

It was a true pleasure to stay in such a comfortable room without the over fussy and boring decor of so many hotels. I was in town for an evening family event and found the room so relaxing that I stayed in and had a delicious room service lunch - fresh mussels with a cream sauce. The walkin shower was a happy surprise for me as I have arthritic mobility issues. The heated bathroom floor was an extra plus. The staff were consistently courteous and helpful. The only reason for giving 4 stars was the noisy Saturday night bar exodus outside my window. When I mentioned the noise to the receptionist who checked me out, she told me how sorry she was and said I could have called & they would have changed my room for me. I would happily stay at the Dupont Circle Hotel any time I am in Washington, DC.

Room Tip: Sacrifice the view of Dupont Circle and request a room that is not over the bar.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, March 26, 2013
Thank you for a great review! We are elated to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We sincerely appreciate the time you took to provide your comments and feedback. It sounds like you really got to enjoy some of our amenities. We hope that you'll join us again soon, and we look forward to your return!
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Prishtina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Excellent hotel, very clean and extremely tidy rooms, staff more then happy to help you. You will enjoy all the time spent here, the hotel is placed very close to metro, has a great park ahead where you can spent time quietly, and it is few minutes of walikng from a lot of great reastaurants.

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  • Stayed February 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, March 22, 2013
Thank you for a terrific review! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you'll join us again soon, and we look forward to your return!
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I travel to DC frequently and typically stay around Dupont Circle as it is walking distance to everything and surrounded by great restaurants and cafes. On my previous visit my driver recommended the Dupont Circle hotel as being the hotel where he typically ends up dropping off many of his VIP guests so I thought it might be worth a look. Needless to say I was suitably impressed. The staff are incredibly helpful, the bar is great and the room service is some of the best quality food I have ever had in a hotel and the portion sizes are extremely generous. Location is perfect, rooms are comfortable and the rates are very good for what you get - I have paid a lot more for a lot less in other hotels. Would I stay here again - absolutely, wouldn't hesitate.

  • Stayed March 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, March 22, 2013
Thank you for an excellent review! We are beyond pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We sincerely appreciate the time you took to provide your comments and feedback. We hope that you'll join us again soon, and we look forward to your return!
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Annapolis, Maryland
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The hotel is fashionably contemporary, very clean, and has courteous staff. Would like to give it a higher rating, but while food in the restaurant is quite good, service takes way too long. I had to forfeit a waffle breakfast because it took more than 40 minutes to get it! Most of my conference attendees who stayed for the three days also complained about poor restaurant service. And, my lovely corner suite that fronted New Hampshire Avenue was extremely noisy - sirens, trash trucks at dawn, traffic all day. Given noise is typical for the city, sound-proofing of some sort beyond window shutters is greatly needed. Would I stay again? Yes, if I could get a room away from the streets. And I'd certainly eat at nearby restaurants, or have meals delivered as I did once when I was too exhausted to go out for dinner.

Room Tip: Ask for a quieter room, if possible -- one not facing the high-trafficked intersection at the front.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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, March 22, 2013
Thank you for your review. We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences you encountered during your stay. We hope that you'll contact the Hotel Manager to further discuss these issues. It is our goal to provide quality guest service to each and every person who enters our doors. We will surely address these issues with our team. We hope that you'll join us again soon, and we look forward to your return!
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Rockaway Park, New York
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My fiance and I stayed here for Presidents Day weekend. It was our first trip to this hotel and also to DC. The hotel is in a really great location. Dupont Circle is lively, has plenty of hotels, bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel offers valet parking but is very close to the metro. Check in was a great experience, the staff really knows how to treat their guests and make them all feel like VIPs. We overheard a lot of interactions between staff and other guests and i think the reason we even noticed their conversations was because the level of courtesy and friendliness was just so out of the ordinary. The hotel is beautiful, sleek and modern with some very unique touches (the hallways are walpapered with this fuzzy, champagne colored velvet-esque wall paper which i must say, felt divine). It is one of those lobbys youd just want to hang out in. We booked a deluxe room, located on the seventh floor. The room was VERY spacious, extremely comfy beds and bedding, flat screen tv's, lots of windows and a huge bathroom. Some rooms have heated bathroom floors. Sadly, ours did not. This hotel has one restaurant, Cafe Dupont and also a great bar, Bar Dupont. This bar is not your typical hotel bar. It is a very cool, trendy, loungy bar that is even popular with the locals, not just tourists. The aesthetics are gorgeous, the lighting is perfect, if i had the time I wanted to come every night. Drinks are a bit pricy but not out of the ordinary from other DC nightspots, and they are very good. As for the restaurant, we loved it and if we werent so curious about trying others, we easily couldve had all our meals there. Breakfast was our favorite. The service is top notch, very attentive. All our meals were great, particularly their take on the classic eggs benedict. We had dinner once and it was also very good. The restaurant is very attractive, with tons of windows and in the mornings, so much light. Right near this hotel are all kinds of shops, cafes, book stores, bakeries, fast food, gourmet food, supermarket-you name it. theres a big starbucks across the street (however the hotel serves delicious complimentary coffee in the lobby til 10). When the weather is nice, you can pretty much walk from this hotel to anything major in DC, if you are the type that is ok with a lot of walking. If not, metro is right there. The hotel has a fitness center as well, which we did not use. One last tip: Nothing to do with the hotel, but definitely visit and explore the Georgetown neighborhood! Such an awesome town! Really happy with our trip, and we wouldnt hesitate to return to The Dupont Circle Hotel. Definitely would recommend to anybody visiting DC.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that has the heated bathroom floors.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, March 22, 2013
Thank you for a terrific review! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. Our team is truly the hear and soul of our operation, and they will surely be recognized for leaving a lasting impression on you. We hope that you'll join us again soon, and we look forward to your return!
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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:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#13 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#23 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#25 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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Dupont Hotel Washington Dc
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