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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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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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“Lovely hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Stayed at this very stylish hotel 25th to 29th April 2014. Cannot rate the staff highly enough. Very courteous and helpful. Made for a delightful stay in DC. Bed very comfortable and the food was lovely. And great location, lots of shops bars and restaurants nearby and the Big Bus hop on/hop off trips have a stop just round the corner which is very handy.
The only thing that I can say against it is that it is clearly very popular with the locals and the bar and outside patio tends to get extremely busy. We couldn't get a seat outside one glorious day because it was very busy and we weren't allowed to take seats available out with where servers were located. We were happy enough to get our own drinks at the bar but we were not allowed. Very disappointing to not be able to sit outside on our holiday despite being a resident because all seats were taken by non residents and particularly when there were free seats that we could have sat on! Doesn't seem to make sense.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle Hotel, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Dear Claire, we thank you for being a guest of our hotel and we value your kind words and feedback. We are so pleased to hear that our staff helped make your stay that much more enjoyable and that our location proved to be convenient to you. Your observations are correct about our bar area as it does get quite lively, and we do apologize that you were not able to enjoy seating on the patio. We appreciate sharing your concerns regarding this matter so that we may look into it and how we might be able to accommodate guests better. Thank you again for your wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The Dupont Circle Hotel was a comfortable and convenient home base for my family’s tour of Washington DC. It is one very quick block to the very quick Metro. It’s only two stops to Downtown’s Metro Center station for Ford’s Theatre and Shopping. There you can make a transfer then ride another stop or two for the rest of the major sites. At Dupont you’re close to everything, but away from the brunt of (other) tourists.

The hotel itself is attractive, clean and up to date. The front desk staff were helpful and efficient. The bar was pretty hopping at night with comfortable outdoors space. We only ate at the restaurant for a couple breakfasts, but they were pretty good and a surprisingly good value compared to the well-known Kramerbooks across the street (which was also good.) There were many good dinning choices for every taste and budget within a ten-minute walk. The family favorites were Pizza Paradiso (great beer and crispy-crust pizza) and DGS Delicatessen (spectacular lunch of the best prepared kosher made with ingredients of crazy high quality.) I took a late-night solo stroll to Hank’s Oysters for more great beer, $1 oysters (10pm-midnight) and friendly conversation with the bartenders and other customers... a nice little vacation from the family vacation.

Back at the hotel, the rooms were clean and updated, though just a bit tight. We were on the 8th floor and had no issues with noise from inside or outside the hotel. We were cozy but happy. My only two gripes are the same gripes I have with many hotels lately: 1) Thick down duvets are too hot and too heavy, but we needed to call for reasonable blankets. 2) Hotel designers of the world please note that 100 out of 100 people would prefer NOT to be heard by (or hear) loved ones when in the bathroom. PLEASE, everyone wants real doors! Otherwise the place was very good. We would consider it another time.

Room Tip: Families should request the largest available room.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, April 29, 2014
Thank you for being a guest of ours during your family's recent trip to DC. We are happy that we could provide such a comfortable and convenient location for you throughout your stay. We think it's fantastic that you really got to experience all our hotel has to offer including our dining options. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a thoughtful review. We also will keep your concerns in mind with regards to your bedding and the bathroom layout. Comments from guests like help us learn more about what our guests value and favor about our hotel. Thank you again. We hope your travels bring you back to DC soon.
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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I often travel to DC for business but this was my first stay at The Dupont Circle Hotel. After a long day of travel, I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. The hotel is situated in a great location, the rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff were friendly, and the service was exceptional. Their attention to detail was impeccable -- I especially loved the heated bathroom floors! Everyone from the bellhops, concierge, front desk staff, to my new friend Omar at Bar Dupont made my stay enjoyable. If you are staying in the DC area, please consider checking out the Dupont Circle Hotel.

Room Tip: If you are a little claustrophobic, ask for a room with a view. If you are a light sleeper, I would...
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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, April 29, 2014
Thank you for your kind words about our hotel and staff. We definitely like to take care of the details for our guests to ensure that each guest enjoys a premium experience. We appreciate you review and sharing your experience with us. We are happy we could provide you with a comfortable stay in Dupont Circle and hope you will visit us again soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for one night, got engaged, shared some happy hour cocktails in the bar and had a really great time.

The staff were very helpful and polite. They went out of their way to help me find nearby parking and look after our luggage when we arrived early and the room wasn't ready.

Unlike a lot of US hotels the mattress was not far too soft, it was just right.

Room Tip: A tip: get a room on a high-floor, great views over the city if you are facing towards the Capitol.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, April 29, 2014
Thank you for being guests of our hotel. Congratulations on your engagement! How wonderful that you could spend such a special occasion at our hotel. Thank you for leaving us your kind review and we hope you will be back to visit again next time you are in DC.
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Looking for a good location for a weekend getaway?

Look no further than the Dupont Circle Hotel. The hotel is in a prime location for all your D.C. needs.

The hotel bar, Bar Dupont, is a great place for a few drinks and friendly conversation. A popular place for the after work locals, Bar Dupont gets very lively and busy during their generous Happy Hour.

My only tip is that if you may need to spend a little money to get a good room. The average rooms are a little less than desired. They are a bit small and dark. If you get a bigger room then you may have the opportunity to face the tree lined streets. I, on the other hand, had a view of the interior courtyard, which was an unsightly sight of the hotel's ventilation system, as well as viewing the other windows of customers with lovely view. I recommend when booking to ask for a room with a view!

Other than that, I think it's worth a stay for a night or two.

If you don't stay at the hotel, you still must visit the Bar Dupont. It's worth trying their refreshing Ginger cocktail! My favorite drink on the menu.

Room Tip: Rooms with the city view are the best!
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle Hotel, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us. We appreciate your thoughtful review of our hotel and we are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay while with us. Many of our rooms have excellent views of Dupont Circle and we definitely always welcome you to indicate your preference while booking with us. We are happy you were able to visit our bar as well while you were a guest of ours and that you had such a nice time. Whether it is for a meal, drink, overnight visit or all of the above, we welcome you back to our hotel anytime. Thank you again for your review and we hope to see you for a future stay soon.
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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My honey and I try to stay at this hotel every chance we get. We absolutely love the location, it's across the street from a cute little park where they have live music from time to time, and it's easily accessible to the metro. The Dupont has done an excellent job by selecting Ms. Kelly as it's manager, she has the warmest and most welcoming smile. She and the rest of the staff goes above and beyond to ensure you have an excellent stay. The concierge is very knowledgeable of the area, he made a few recommendations for great dining and shopping. Also, the bellhop D'Andre was extremely pleasant and attentive. Lastly, the bar has an awesome vibe, there's always a great crowd in there.

  • Stayed August 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, April 26, 2014
Dear Yolanda, thank you for your kind review. Nothing pleases us more than when guests love their visit so much they return again and again. We appreciate your high praise of our staff and your compliments to our hotel. We truly value these comments from guest like you. We look forward to your next visit and please let us know any time you are with us if we can do anything to help make your stay even more enjoyable.
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My family and I just returned from a 5 night stay the the Dupont Circle Hotel. What a great place to stay. Excellent staff, great location, clean room which was spacious....and had a heated bathroom floor! The Dupont Cafe is a great place to enjoy happy hour and we had a great meal there as well. The METRO is right across the street which made it easy to get around. There is a Panera and Starbucks across the street, so we had breakfast there every morning. Any business or pleasure traveler will have a tough time doing better than this hotel. Dupont Circle seems like the hub of activity in DC also.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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, April 24, 2014
Dear Carl, we feel very fortunate that you chose to stay with us during your week long stay in DC. We are thrilled to hear that you found our accommodations and location to be of convenience to you and that you could easily navigate to the metro from our hotel. You are correct in stating that Dupont Circle is one of the livelier neighborhoods of the city and we are pleased that you were able to participate in its fantastic atmosphere. We thank you kindly for being a guest of our hotel and for leaving us such a wonderful review. We do hope you will visit us again should your travels bring you back to DC.
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Additional Information about The Dupont Circle Hotel

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
#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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