We stayed in the beginning of April 2012 for the Cherry Blossom festival, having gotten this hotel for a steal on a bidding website and were very happily surprised. For us, the location cannot be beat being in Dupont Circle. We (two 30 year olds) walked as far downtown as the tidal basin/east potomac park (between 2-3 miles) during the day and thought it was a great option to walk so that we can stop and see the sights along the way. For those who would prefer the public transportation, I also spotted a couple of metro stations within eyesight of the hotel. Being in a Dupont Circle hotel was perfect as in the evening it was nice to be so close to the dining/bar options that within a 5-10 minute walk we had no less than a dozen dining/bar options. For us, we would rather spend time during the day to get to the sights, and within a short walk of the hotel for dinner/drinks in the evening. Throughout our walk down Embassy Row, to the White House, to Capitol Hill, to the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, and the Tidal Basin, we discovered no similar area where the dining/bar options were as plentiful. Maybe we missed it, but we just didn't see it.
The hotel on the whole was very clean, as was our room. The room was of a similar size to any major metropolitan, maybe 400 s ft, it was sufficient. The bathroom was very clean and well stocked with standard amenities. We did not dine at the restaurant downstairs, but would have based on the constant business it was doing and the look and appeal of the menu, had we more time and more opportunities for meals. As I mentioned, with there being so many other options within reach, we usually opt for independent restaurants as opposed to hotel restaurants. We did use their overnight parking valet, which was fast and secure - no issues to report.
I guess if I were made to find a "negative", the only thing I could nitpick with was that on two occasions we had to wait a few minutes for the elevator. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in one of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods, The Dupont Circle brings modern style to the nation's capital for an unforgettable experience. Urban chic comes to life in The Dupont Circle'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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- Also Known As:
- Dupont Hotel Washington Dc
- Jurys Washington Hotel