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“Terrific Time” 4 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 #23 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
London, Canada
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“Terrific Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed five nights at The DuPont Circle Hotel. Nice, cosy room on the eighth floor of nine story building. European style and expensive renovations have been completed. Very quiet all week. We rarely heard a peep at night. Room is clean and modern with king bed, big screen T.V. (slightly left of bed but no big deal viewing wise). Leather lounge for reading, desk and plenty of closet space. There are no large dressers take up space. Bathroom is black and white marble with large walk-in shower. It even has a window that opens a few inches for some fresh air. Downside would be the glaced glass swing door that separates the toilet from sink area and rest of room...how can I put this? You can hear a pin drop or anything else for that matter. Extremely helpful and attentive staff at front desk, concierge and front entrance. Very good free coffee served in large silver urns located in lobby (until 9am). Best feature is the DuPont Bar which is a great place to hang out inside or outside on patio. (Saw Chelsea Clinton sipping wine there) Location is ideal as it is just outside of tourist area with neighborhood feel. Subway is a two minute walk across circle. Tons of great eating spots and happy hour bars. Twenty minute walk to Georgetown. Fantastic public transit. We never waited more than a minute for a subway. Don't waste your money on a cab or shuttle unless you are extremely luggage bound. Five minute ride to the sites or you can walk pretty much anywhere. Washington is a lot of fun. We would stay at The DuPont again.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle Hotel, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Dear DylanBob,

Thank you for a great review! We apologize if our bathroom design was not to your liking. It is a very modern feel, and we can understand if it's not for you. Otherwise, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

We hope that you'll continue to choose us whenever you visit the DC area. The Bar Dupont is definitely a hit with the locals and our guests.

We look forward to your return, and hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,
Hotel Management
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Found the hotel and then was lucky to use backbid.com to get a great deal. Located close to everything and the staff was great. The hotel was very busy with a restaurant, bar and functions. Quiet rooms!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, May 27, 2013
Dear nancy e,

Thank you for a spectacular review! We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay so much.

Our hotel is definitely a popular place for locals and our guests, and it sounds like that suited you quite well!

We hope that you'll join us again soon, and we look forward to your return!

Sincerely,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Funky, comfy and nicely decorated smallish hotel at DuPont circle metro station. Outstanding staff all around who will go out of their way to satisfy your needs. Nicely designed rooms - although rooms are on the smallish side. Cozy for two if sleeping three people do request an accessible room which is spacious.
Their bar is extensive and the dining room for all meals offers tasty items that are French cuisine inspired.
When I left after 3 nights I felt I had made some very nice friends who might even still be around if I returned in a year or so!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, May 27, 2013
Dear Eva G,

Thank you for a fantastic review! We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments and feedback.

The Bar Dupont is definitely a hit with our guests and the locals which makes for quite a unique experience.

We look forward to your next visit to the DC area, and we hope to see you again at the Dupont Circle Hotel!

Sincerely,
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

A modern hotel which was spotlessly clean and had helpful efficient staff.

Breakfast was to a good standard and served in comfortable surroundings.

The hotel is in a 'nice' part of town offering good access to get around.

Was fortunate enough to get a good tariffs for our stay. Wi-fi was included.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, May 27, 2013
Dear S F,

Thank you for a great review! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and the Cafe Dupont.

Our location is certainly convenient, and we are pleased to hear how much you liked it!

We hope that you'll join us again upon your next visit to Dupont Circle, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We stayed in this attractive, well located hotel with a comfortable lobby and pleasant bar/restaurant area. The fireman's bakery behind the hotel had great coffee and breakfast stuff. the metro was very close; the staff was very friendly; there was wi fi. Free coffee in the lobby in the morning. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

My new favorite place to stay in DC. Located right on Dupont Circle. Close to good restaurants and the Metro. Very friendly staff. Rooms are small, but really nicely furnished (reading lights, desk, small table with chair, lamps) with nice bedding. Bathrooms have optional heated floors. MUCH nicer than staying near the Convention Center.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, May 27, 2013
Dear ScHarper,

Thank you for an outstanding review! We are elated to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We sincerely appreciate the time you took to provide your feedback.

Join us next time for a bite in the Cafe Dupont! It is delicious!

We hope that you'll join us again upon your next visit to DC, and we look forward to your return!

Sincerely,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This hotel is a newly renovated boutique property that targets business travelers, but is certainly fine for a more varied clientele. The staff is friendly, responsive, and quite competent. The layout is a little awkward, in that one bank of elevators serves a pair of hallways, making it a times confusing to get around. Some additional signage would help. Aside from this, the rooms are well-appointed, with dark, rich textures, numerous small lights, a small desk for working, and a nicely arranged bathing area. The space in my room was a little crowded, with two queen beds, making closet access tight. The designers have done the most to make the room pleasant and feel more spacious, using frosted glass doors in the shower and toilet areas, marble tile, and heated bathroom floor (a nice touch) to make the area enjoyable.
The location is great - close to the Dupont Circle metro stop, and near a variety of restaurants, and at least one museum (The Phillips Collection). Overall, I would definitely consider staying here again. It's a far more pleasant area than the downtown/convention area, and the easy access to metro make it great for visiting the mall.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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, May 27, 2013
Dear UChicago74,

Thank you for a great review! We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay.

We will certainly look into your suggestions about signage, and thank you for pointing that out!

Please join us again for a bite in the Bar Dupont, it is quite a unique experience! We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,
Hotel Management
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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:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#15 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#22 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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