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“Nice hotel, great location”
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The Dupont Circle
Ranked #25 of 142 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
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.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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!
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed April 23, 2014

I've stayed in a number of hotels in the Washington, DC area but this by far was the best experience I've had bar none! The hotel was immaculate, the staff courteous and efficient and the room was to die for. I'm talking heated towel racks and marble floors, in-suite bar with real sized bottles (not those tiny airplane ones), flat mount TVs, Ipod docking stations and an amazing view; and that's just the room. The location was equally amazing! It was right off (as in walking distance in killer heals) the Red line metro and less than a $10 cab ride to a number of hot locations. If you've made it this far into my review, you know that I'll be staying here on all subsequent trips to the DC area any you should too! Hope this helps you make an informed decision :-)

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Dear Lerissa, we are happy that you chose to stay with us on your most recent trip to DC. We appreciate your wonderful review of our hotel and we are pleased to hear that we could exceed your expectations in so many ways. We are glad that our modern accommodations, convenient location, and suite of amenities could prove to be of value to you. Whatever length of stay you decide on next time you are you in DC, we always welcome you back to our hotel. Thank you again for being a guest of ours and for taking time share your experience.

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

This hotel is in a great location for a great price. The rooms are clean and fairly well appointed but rather small. The bathroom is quite exposed and would be awkward if not traveling with loved ones. We had no turn down service, no in room coffee or tea. Maid service was adequate but varied each day in the time your room was prepared. The breakfast in the restaurant is quite good. The most dreadful part of our stay was the noise. We were on the fifth floor and the street noise was very loud, the hall noise was also loud. We were accosted by noise from both sides. Sleep was possible from 2am until 5am. The Hotel provides blindfolds for the light that enters your room in the early morning that you cannot block out with the shutters. I would suggest they also provide ear plugs.

Room Tip: Perhaps a suite would be quieter.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2014

Thank you for being a recent guest of ours. We are pleased to hear that you found our location to be of good value for your stay in DC. We do apologize that the noise level from the street disrupted your visit. Dupont Circle can definitely be quite lively, but our guests' comfort is our top priority so we are sorry if you did not receive that quality level of comfort during your stay. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will consider visiting us again next time your travels bring you this way.

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel twice now and I have never been disappointed. The staff is excellent, especially the staff at Bar DuPont where I could spend hours just watching people and the buzz of activity in DuPont Circle. Nice outdoor areas to sit and lounge around with a cool drink, coffee and good conversation. My friends and I have decided this is the only place we will stay during future trips to DC.The bathrooms take a little getting used to. If you like your privacy you don't have much - a smoked glass door encloses the toilet and shower area. The design and surfaces are great. The food is fantastic. Ask for Gisela at Bar DuPont. Thank you Gisela for the great service! Hope to see you again soon.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2014

Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are pleased to hear that our staff made your feel so welcome and that we are your top hotel choice in DC. That is truly a high compliment to us. Our bar and cafe does offer a fantastic place for people watching and relaxing, so we are glad you've had a chance to join us during your city visits. We look forward to your next visit and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

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Address: 1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1204
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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:
#15 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#17 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#22 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#23 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range: $142 - $564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dupont Circle 4*
Number of rooms: 327
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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