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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 #20 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
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“Favorite hotel in Washington, DC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Stayed at the Dupont Circle Hotel in late June during my 25th wedding anniversary. The check-in was effortless. The front desk personnel was professional, efficient and helpful. The hotel has been completely renovated since my last visit. The look is sophisticated and welcoming. The room size is good, with a king bed, individual, adjustable bedside reading lights, desk and chair, raised padded seating, and shuttered windows. Absolutely convenient location with access to Metro, Connecticut Avenue and Georgetown. Breakfast choices are multiple and delicious. The bar scene is entertaining. Finally, a staff member had chilled Limited Edition Chandon champagne, chocolate-dipped strawberries and a personal note delivered and waiting for us upon return. Excellent service!!

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle Hotel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Many thanks or being our guest and for sharing those small details that stand The Dupont Circle Hotel apart. It's always an honor to celebrate such special occasions alongside our guests, and we're thankful to have been able to enhance your anniversary getaway. Congratulations on such a monumental event, and we hope to share many more of them with you in the years ahead!
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

From the moment we checked in to the day we left everything was perfect!! The staff could not do enough to make us feel as welcome as possible.

The service was great, the rooms both comfortable and very very clean. The hotel is well located to transport and local shops for groceries or quick snacks. All staff made our first trip to Washington a terrific experience!!

Located in one of the best suburbs in DC it is both safe and trendy surrounded by some of the most amazing restaurants and clubs!

We would strongly commend this hotel to anyone ranging from singles and families. We were a family of 4 and the room was a good size to cater for our needs.

The beds were comfortable, linens clean and fresh, toiletries supplied were of an excellent quality

The only thing that we could have done with would have been a refrigerator for our own goods rather than the hotel mini bar but this was not a deal breaker at all.

Would stay here again anytime! Strongly recommend for families

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, July 12, 2013
Thanks for being our guest and for taking the time to share your experience with us, Vivian. It's always a huge pleasure to introduce newcomers to our area, and we're honored to have been a part of your experience. I'll certainly relay your praises along to our team, for their attentiveness and incomparable attention to detail, and we hope to hear from you again the next time you return to our area. All the best in your travels, and we look forward to hosting you again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

It has the best location, walking distance to a lot of good restaurants and hip places.
I stayed with my husband and 2 kids and the rooms aren't very big but we were comfortable enough. Everything was brand new and very clean.
I would definitely recommend this hotel in Washington.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, July 12, 2013
Thanks for being a guest of The Dupont Circle Hotel and for taking the opportunity to share your experience with us, Susana. I'm so happy to hear that our location and facilities exceeded your expectations, and we're excited by the prospect of hosting you again. Please reach out the next time you're in the area; we'd love to introduce you to more of our world-class hotel, and we're excited to share more of our city with you!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The best thing about the Dupont Circle Hotel is the location! The hotel is in a lovely area and close to the Dupont Circle Metro. We enjoyed our stay but the rooms are a bit on the small side (for two adults and two kids). The rooms are clean, contemporary and tastefully decorated though. The hotel lobby is beautiful and the staff were super nice. One drawback - no coffee maker in the room BUT the coffee downstairs in the lobby is so good that we didn’t really mind. Also, we did not have a bathtub in our room, only a (very nice) shower. WiFi is free which was a big plus. The Dupont Hotel website promised access to a pool nearby but the receptionist had no idea what we were talking about when we mentioned this. The kids were a bit disappointed. Included on the premises are a breakfast restaurant and the Bar Dupont, which were buzzing at night. We recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, July 14, 2013
Thanks for being a guest of the Dupont Circle Hotel and for taking the time to share such thoughtful feedback with us. I'm glad to hear that our centrality lent itself to your exploration of the region, and we're glad to have been able to share in your family's experience here. I apologize for any misunderstandings associated with pool availability. This was unfortunately part of a sister property that recently sold, and the information that was initially provided to you is no longer the case. I will certainly pass your experience along to prevent such reoccurrence. Thanks again for being our guest; we hope that you'll reach out to experience much more of our hotel in your future travels.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

If you do not have children then this would be an excellent hotel to stay in when visiting DC. Unfortunately for someone with young children the hotel is far from suitable. The odd shower room and small sized rooms make it very difficult to live in. The crib only just fitted in the room and when combined with the paraphenalia associated with children it made moving around the room far from easy. There were some very friendly and nice staff however overall i would describe them as tollerent of children, not necessarily always helpful.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, July 10, 2013
Thanks for being our guest and for taking the opportunity to share your experience with us. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed The Dupont Circle Hotel. Our aim is to serve all our guests to our greatest ability, and I appreciate your feedback regarding kid friendly spaces. We hope that you'll reach out to us again the next time you return to the area. With a variety of room types available, we would love identify one that's better suited for your family's needs. Many thanks again; we look forward to hosting you soon!
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The hotel is in a great, vibrant neighborhood, close to the Metro. We also enjoyed the bar and restaurant, which are busy and lively. If you go to the restaurant for breakfast, make sure you try the breakfast pizza, it was awesome! The hotel really does a nice job of having nicely decorated rooms, helpful staff and comfortable beds. I can't think of anything I would change about this place and look forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, July 10, 2013
Thanks for being our guest and for taking the opportunity to share such kind words with us, Elizabeth. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our accessible location, and I will certainly relay your praises along to the culinary team at Cafe Dupont. Many thanks for your time and stay; we look forward to hosting you again soon!
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Saint James, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Dupont Circle. The lobby is very nice as is the bar and eating area on the main floor. They do charge $30+ per day for valet parking which seems to be a bit offensive but know that going in. There is a parking garage across the street but they claim it is closed on weekends...hmmm...

When we first got there we were put into a room that was a bit bigger than a jail cell probably a 12x12. I complained to the front desk because I was paying top dollar for this room (went during peak season) and they gave me a much nicer room. If they hadn't "upgraded" me to the larger room this stay would have been unbearable so please make sure you know what size room you are getting. The room we finally received was nice. Flatscreen tv, large bathroom, comfortable bed, etc.. I would reccomend this hotel again but be careful not to get the small room...I wish they would have given me the larger room when I originally asked but I don't know why they didn't.

All being said, it's a nice hotel...

  • Stayed June 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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Thanks for being our guest and for taking the opportunity to share your experience with us. I'm glad to hear that our team was able to correct the initial misunderstanding, and I apologize for any inconvenience that it first caused to your stay. Thanks for citing those great things that stand The Dupont Circle Hotel apart; we hope to share more of it with you soon!
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#15 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#22 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#28 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dupont Circle Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly-refurbished Dupont Circle Hotel features 327 residentially designed guestrooms, creating an oasis in which to relax and re-energize away from the clamor of the city. Level Nine is a separate and exclusive luxury hotel experience within the hotel offering an innovative leisure experience with personalized services, complimentary culinary excellence, and total privacy. Café Dupont serves world-class modern American cuisine and alternatively, visitors can unwind in the chic Bar Dupont. More than 9,000 square feet of magnificent, flexible and state-of-the-art meeting and event space can cater up to 350 guests. The full-service Dupont Circle Hotel embodies all that is distinctive, stylish and memorable about this iconic city and the neighborhood it is located in. ... more   less 
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