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“Great hotel, fantastic staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel

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The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1731 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Dupont Circle)   |  
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great hotel, fantastic staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This hotel is well located. Five minutes from Dupont Circle and 30 minutes walk to the Mall and Georgetown. If you don't fancy walking the nearest Metro is Dupont Circle. The Metro is easy to use and clean.
The welcome at the hotel is second to none with the staff very approachable. A special mention for Abru.
The rooms are large and well equipped. We were there through hurricane Sandy and welcomed the extra facilities of a suite while stuck in the room for 24 hours!
If I have one criticism it is the 'dog friendliness'. We were disturbed by a barking dog from a room down the hall but there again we were disturbed at 3am by drunken girls too so maybe the dogs isn't so much a problem!
The restaurant has a limited menu but with so many good places to eat nearby that's not a real problem.
We'd definitely return here, hopefully when the suns out and Washingtom isn't shut due to the weather!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CarlyleSuitesHotel, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear RinceWindcymru - We would LOVE to have you return to us! Hurricane Sandy did put a little damper on things in DC. I am happy to report that except for the lack of sun and high winds, Carlyle Suites Hotel weathered the storm. Thank you for taking the time to write your review on TripAdvisor and mentioning the staff! Oh - and sorry about the drunk girls... "Sandy" did persuade a number of our guests to the bar to hunker down! LOL! Hope to see you again! Cheers - MarcAnthony
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I had to stay in DC for a conference last week and I had a great experience at the Carlyle Suites. My room had a good sized bed and it had a fridge, microwave and Keurig. The tv was a good size. 32", I think. The bed was very comfortable with many different kinds of pillows. Also, the hotel had a nice a nice art deco style to it. Everyone from the hotel that I spoke to was eager to make sure I had everything I needed. One other thing that was amazing was that as a guest of the hotel, I was able to work out at the Washington Sports Club which is only about 5 minutes away. That gym is awesome! The price of the hotel was a little bit less than some of the other hotels in the area, as well. When I come back to DC, I will without a doubt go to Carlyle Suites.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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CarlyleSuitesHotel, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Hi APJ2101! Super review! Thank you for sharing your experiencing and mentioning so many of our amenities like the free Washington Sports Club membership, in-room Keurig coffee machines, the Tempur-Pedic beds and of course our central Dupont Circle hotel location! We will welcome you back anytime! Just say the word! Cheers - MarcAnthony and team!
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We recently spent three days at this hotel in Dupont Circle while we were visiting our daughter in Washington, DC. Dupont Circle is a great, lively neighborhood with lots of embassies, museums (visit the Phillips Collection--an incredible impressionist collection), and the hotel is a very easy walk from the metro. The neighborhood felt very safe both in the daytime and in the evening when we walked to and from dinner. Our room had two double beds and a little kitchen with a refrigerator, toaster, and microwave plus dishes for eating in if you wanted. The staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. We were delighted with our stay and would definitely stay there again. The hotel is located on a quiet street so we did not have any problems with outside noise.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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CarlyleSuitesHotel, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear ShrinkdocDeb - We are so happy you loved the Carlyle Suites Hotel! (I especially digged the comments on our service!) I was also happy to hear that you made it to The Phillips Collection museum. It is one of my favorites in Washington DC and I try to make it there a few times a year as their collections rotate often. If you ever decide to return to Washington, try coming during the Christmas and Jewish holiday! The city is SO beautiful and the theater is fun and festive. Hope to see you again soon! MarcAnthony
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Just a short stroll to Dupont Circle and a vast array of restaurants and transport options, this modern mock art deco hotel in a quiet street and delightful neighbourhood is hard to beat. A spacious room with a kitchen allows you to have breakfast at your leisure (and any other meals you may like). For those who like to do their touring on foot, it is an easy walk down 14th Street to the major sights of Washington.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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CarlyleSuitesHotel, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Hey there BellfastBoy - Thanks for the 5 circle review mate! (sorry, I couldn't resist). Sounds like you had a nice time in our fair city! Appreciated the mention on the location and the kitchens... We truly are in an optimal area of Washington and having a hotel in Dupont Circle makes for a great visit. Hope you had a nice trip back to Australia! Cheers - MarcAnthony
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Pleasant Hill, CA
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Really loved our stay at the Carlyle Suites. The hotel was located in a residential neighborhood walking distance to Dupont Circle metro and shopping area. The staff was super friendly and welcoming. The lobby had a cool Art Deco décor, while the rooms were very modern and spacious. We stayed in the deluxe suite with separate sitting area and kitchen which would be perfect for a family. Parking can be a challenged but staff went out of their way to notify us when a space became available. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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CarlyleSuitesHotel, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear TravelandFood (two of my FAVORITE things!) It was very kind of you to take the time to review on the Carlyle Suites Hotel. We all love working in our little Dupont Circle hotel and glad to see it translates to our guests! From the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU! MarcAnthony
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I have just spent 7 nights at the Carlyle. I can only say good things. The staff on reception were terrific - friendly and welcoming and helpful to a first time Washington visitor. Anything I asked/needed they were always quick to attend to - if I needed a cab for example there was always someone to hail one as soon as I needed it. My room (8th floor corner) was spacious, two very comfortable double beds (not queen), nice sitting area, furnishings in very nice condition, small kitchenette (a kettle was the only thing missing for this Aussie - making cups of tea in the microwave a bit strange! but there was a coffee maker which was good), the bathroom is small but very adequate with good hot water pressure and had a nice powder room with good mirrors, seat etc. The decor is toward Art Deco in keeping with the age of the hotel. Breakfast was served in a lovely light conservatory style space with a good buffet selection of hot and cold food and fresh omlettes or waffles made to order. Plenty of fresh fruit salad. All for about $13 inc taxes. I did not eat dinner at the hotel so cannot comment. The hotel is an easy walk to Dupont Circle and the Metro. I was attending a conf at the Hilton which was an easy 7 min walk. Reception provides a map for you to follow so no trouble finding your way and the Carlyle is much more personable - I'd choose it over the Hilton any day. There are loads on cool restaurants within easy walk as well thru lovely brownstone streets. I would like to say thanks to Mediombu, David, Giovani, Bernadette and Dora among others for a great stay. Thoroughly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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CarlyleSuitesHotel, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Greetings Sue! Thank you for the detailed review of your recent stay at the Carlyle Suites Hotel in Dupont Circle! It will certainly help us, and other TripAdvisor readers to the services of our hotel. I have passed along your thanks to Mediombu, David and the team and they are all blushing!
We hope you had a safe trip back to Brisbane. Warm Regards - MarcAnthony
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Panama City, Florida
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Let me start out by saying that the staff of this hotel went out of their way to be nice and accomodating. We arrived the Sunday before Hurricane Sandy hit and the front desk was pretty busy when we arrived. My only complaint at this point was that the desk clerk kept stopping to answer the phone instead of getting us checked in. A bit annoying but they did take care of us. The rooms - if you book a suite - are very large for a city hotel and have a kitchenette which is very convenient especially if you have to ride out a hurricane. The beds are very comfortable as everyone states in their reviews and it is pretty clean.The neighborhood is very pretty and close to the metro. But there were a few things that made wonder about the high rating. Although the bathroom shower sprayed very hard (good for waking up) it also sprayed all over the bathroom. The glass partition does not block the water and it goes everywhere. Put plenty of towels down and don't leave anything on the wall hooks. On Halloween night the room next door had a very very noisy party until 6 (I'm not making this up) in the morning. We asked them to at least turn down the music, which they did, but they were still pretty noisy. Can't believe that management didn't hear it. The next night the couple on the other side of us starting a very loud screaming match with lots of things being knocked around and hitting the walls. When their baby starting screaming we decided to call the front desk because I was worried it was the wife that was hitting the walls. I knew at the beginning that the hotel was not top of the line but because of the price and the high rating (#7 at the time) I decided to take a chance. I think these are just a few examples of the type of clientele that stay here. It is a hotel that is trying so hard to be a classier property but is just short of the mark. If I visited again with family I might stay here but this was just me and my husband and wanted something a little more luxurious.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CarlyleSuitesHotel, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Dear Kattraveler61 - We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience of your recent stay at the Carlyle Suites. I am glad you thought the staff was attentive and the rooms spacious and clean. This is by far the main reason we get rated so high on TripAdvisor as the reviews attest (as well as our modest rates for DC hotel). We are certainly not the Ritz and very comfortable with that. We like to think of ourselves as a 3 star property with 5 star service. ;) I was super disappointed when I heard about the noise issues during your stay. When I hear about other guests affecting the stay of another, my heart just sinks. We don't want this to be the lasting impression! I am sure if you gave us another try, you would see that it is not indicative of the type of customers we attract and your stay was indeed an anomaly. Warm Wishes to you Katt and to your husband. We hope you had a safe trip home. Best - Marcanthony
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Address: 1731 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#45 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#49 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in fashionable Dupont Circle and newly renovated, The Carlyle Hotel in Washington DC offers 198 spacious hotel accommodations, some available with kitchenettes, Tempur-Pedic beds, plush duvets and at-home amenities. All rooms feature a flat screen television, available WiFi, and luxurious bath amenities by Bigelow. The Carlyle Hotel in Dupont Circle is also walking distance to DC's landmark neighborhoods and attractions such as Georgetown, Adams Morgan, U Street and our nation's most famous residence - the White House. The DC Metro and famed Dupont Circle fountain is just a short three block walk from our DC hotel, and premier dining is within easy reach along Connecticut Ave. As well as Dupont Circle. Come and stay with us and enjoy the beautiful tree lined streets and character rich architecture of the neighborhood. ... more   less 
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