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“Comparatively reasonable, pleasant staff, nice neighborhood” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #47 of 135 Hotels in Washington DC
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“Comparatively reasonable, pleasant staff, nice neighborhood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This hotel is in a residential neighborhood about a mile and a half from the National Mall and Smithsonian museums. It's a number of blocks from the metro, but for folks who don't mind some walking, it's a nice distance from the busy-ness of the city while not being too far. When comparing prices, it was considerably cheaper than other hotels in the area, but then I heard that someone staying the same weekend found a comparable hotel through Hotwire for a third of what I paid for my room. Oh well, lesson learned. Still, this was a reasonably appointed room, small, but it had a mini fridge, microwave, kitchen stuff, a nice TV, memory foam bed. It was fairly clean but not spotless. The neighborhood was nice, quiet and residential, but just a few blocks from good shopping and restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ServiceSpecialists, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Kerul K - Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We hope to see you back in DC again soon - Best wishes, David and Team!
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Rushville, Ne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This was the greeting we received from David and his staff when we entered the hotel each day! The rooms were clean and spacious and included a kitchenette. The breakfast was amazing and I utilized the workout location offsite and was pleased to have this service. Highly recommend this Hotel!

  • 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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ServiceSpecialists, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Chritine E - "Welcome Home" indeed! We so appreciate you taking the time to post and we greatly appreciate your recommendation!! Hope to see you again soon - David and Team!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We booked a 2 double + sofabed for our family of 5 and it was spacious, clean, very comfortable, and even had a kitchenette. Nice bathroom products with a green focus. The hotel staff are fantastic. A phonecall brought extra towels within minutes. They even sent the very cheerful custodian up to lend a screw driver so my son could use his new toy. I have absolutely no complaints. This is a gem of a hotel, and reasonably priced. Excellent location too.

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  • Stayed February 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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ServiceSpecialists, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
NY111NY - Thank you for your FANTASTIC review and thanks for posting a room tip! Our Grand Double Doubles with Sofa Beds provide extra space for travelling families and our kitchenettes make life on the road a little more like home. Thanks again! JoAnn
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Very comfortable room; Keurig coffee maker. Very good breakfast including omelet bar. Courteous staff. Had one very tasty light dinner in the restaurant/bar. Attractive lobby. Plan to stay here next time I am in DC.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ServiceSpecialists, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
We'll look forward to your return! Thank you for taking the time to post, JoAnn
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pittsburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Rooms are not huge but has way more charm than prefab box hotels. Location is right off dupont circle. Staff suggested a nice local restaurant for a late dinner. They even let us park the car in the drop off spot in front of the hotel and leave it for the night.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ServiceSpecialists, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you for taking time to post and for your kind words about our team! Hope to see you in DC again soon...Pittsburgh is coooold and our Cherry Blossoms will be out before you know it! JoAnn
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Roanoke, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The suites were nicely appointed, and even our ground-floor room was nice (although dark). The room was clean and well-stocked. Even the TV is nice since they just have normal cable (no off-putting Hotel override that resets to some overly loud and annoying channel each time). You are quite close to Dupont Circle. There is a very tiny alley where you can stage your car for loading/unloading. Our king bed was a Temperpedic, which was a nice surprise. Just don't jump on it expecting a soft landing.

My only issue was that the parking deck recommended by the hotel was not 24 hours and was closed entirely on Sunday when we were checking out. I didn't realize this until we went to get the car. Another couple who had dropped off on Friday night for Sunday retrieval was waiting when we arrived at the deck. Neither of us saw the signage or were alerted to the policy by the attendant. Now, I know that this isn't the hotel's fault, but some warning would have been nice since 1) this is where they recommended we park and 2) they knew the day that we were checking out. The deck did have a sign that, among other verbiage, noted they were closed on Sunday and each night at 11pm. A separate sign noted that off-hours service carried an additional fee (which had to be paid in cash since it is just to grease the attendant that comes in on their day off). So, a word of warning: if you are checking out on Sunday and want to use their recommended deck, plan to wait a bit for your car, and have some cash with you.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ServiceSpecialists, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
We're so sorry about the inconvenience in utilizing the nearby garage. Our team will take your comments to heart and make sure communicate to our guests more effectively in the future. Hope to see you again soon! JoAnn & Team Carlyle Suites
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

For each of the past three years, I and my group (usually 26-30 adults) have stayed for five nights at the Carlyle Suites Hotel. The rooms and the service provided are First-Class! David is a terrific host and he, as well as the rest of the staff make us feel right at home, all the time. Thank you for a great experience and I look forward to seeing you when my wife are in DC later this year.

Room Tip: Every room has its own unique personality and the beds are terrific!
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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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ServiceSpecialists, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Know that it is our pleasure to serve you and your group each year and we look forward to having the opportunity to exceed your expectations again next year!

Thank you for your continued support and loyalty...and thanks for the post! Your friends, David, Sales Force One and our entire team of Service Stars!

p.s. For those of you following along, try our CLASSIC DOUBLES! They're our most economical choice and are PERFECT for 1 or 2 people who appreciate sleek, efficient design... AND most of them have sunny exposures to New Hampshire Avenue and great city views!
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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:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 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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