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“Wonderful Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel

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The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel
Ranked #39 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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6 reviews
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“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Our family stayed one night at the Carlyle Suites as we wrapped up a trip to the D.C. area. We were thrilled with our hotel selection- the staff was amazing, the neighborhood was fabulous & the room was exactly what we needed. The walk to the metro was a mere 5-10 minutes away, & that was at 5 year old speed:) We barely noticed the walk because our family was fascinated by the flags & countries of all the different embassies along the way. It was indeed freezing, so our only disappointment came when we called downstairs to get hot chocolate & they didn't have any. But, CVS is only a few blocks away so thanks to the kitchenette in our room, we were able to run out, get some & make it- all within about 30 minutes.
The people at the front desk were always smiling and helpful, in fact, they checked us in early & took our luggage upstairs for us so we could get our rental car returned. On check out day, our flight was not until later in the evening, so we checked out, but they were more than happy to keep our luggage for the day. So helpful! and friendly!!
If we ever have another trip to D.C. we will definitely stay here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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ServiceSpecialists, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Hello Nelson Family! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience, though one night is definitely not enough! When that 5-year old starts studying the Presidents in school it will be time to come back to our Capital City! We'll look forward to welcoming you home again then! Best wishes, JoAnn Dana, Vice President
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is in a beautiful neighborhood near lots of great restaurant options. I love to walk so I didn't mind walking 10 minutes to the DuPont Circle metro or to get good food to eat. I ate at Kramers bookstore, Bistro du Coin and Firefly. All within a 10-15 minute walk. Safeway is also very close. The hotel is deco as are many surrounding buildings. It has it's charm but a very small lobby that did not afford a comfortable place to sit as my room was not ready at noon, but was by 3p - normal check in time. The room itself was fine. Not luxurious but the bed was really comfy. Staff were friendly and pleasant and I was always greeted with a "welcome home" when I came in for evening. All in all a really nice stay when in dc for a conFerence.

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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ServiceSpecialists, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Hi Honolulu Foodie! It sounds like you hit just a few of the many great restaurants in our neighborhood! On your next visit, I'm sure of Service Specialists will be more than happy to recommend some others for you to try....the variety here in Dupont Circle is endless! Thank you so much for taking the time to post. Hope to see you on your next visit! JoAnn Dana, Vice President
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I stayed at Carlyle Suites for 3 nights. Simon and Carlos (front desk) gave us excellent customer service and were very helpful. The room was large, by east coast standards, and the kitchenette was a great plus. We will definitely return!

Stayed March 2013
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ServiceSpecialists, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
AngelMay577 - Thank you for your Full-5 Circle Review! Come back and see Simon, Carlos & the Team again soon! Best wishes, JoAnn
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rogers222
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Plus: It's in a decent location in downtown DC. There is a small kitchenette in room. Keurig coffee maker. Very comfortable bed. Mid-priced hotel.

Minus: Location is "near" Dupont Circle, but it's several long blocks to Dupont where the Metro and restaurants are, more than you'd want to walk on a cold day or in dress shoes, so you'll be taking a lot of taxis. Bathroom has a shower but no bathtub, and it's one of those semi-open showers that floods the bathroom because there's no door to close. The property is showing its age -- it has 1970s style "faux art deco" furniture and a million coats of paint on the walls -- everything seems a bit chipped and faded. The room has terrible lighting, even with every light on, the room is too dark to read or get dressed, and you can't see in the dark closet. The kitchenette is pretty grubby and unsanitary, I found the cutlery on the floor under the sink coated with grime (yuck), and no bottle opener. Only two coffee cartridges for the coffee maker, why so cheap? The free wifi is awful -- it uses that old fashioned log-in page system that the better hotels abandoned several years ago; it times-out frequently, so you have to log in frequently, and is very slow and annoying. Paper thin walls, my room was by the elevators, and noisy with the conversations of people in the corridor.

Was a mediocre experience. Not the end of the world, but considering the competition in this price range, I won't go back to the Carlyle Suites. Other places are nicer for the same price.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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ServiceSpecialists, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Hi Rogers222 - Thank you for being such an active member of the TripAdvisor community! Direct feedback is what this site is all about and while "Meh" isn't what we strive for, we do appreciate you taking the time to post and we do review each and every post with our team. All the best to you in your future travels! JoAnn Dana, Vice President
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

OK, I have to start with the memory foam bed. Loved it! Would love to get one for my bedroom. I thought the bathroom was very clean and again, loved the shower. We had a corner suite so it was very light and bright. The staff was very helpful!! We were there for the Inauguration and the price, although inflated, was still reasonable. Also loved the neighborhood but bring comfortable shoes because you can walk to the metro, shopping, U Street and monuments but it's quite a walk.
Would definitely stay here again. I think breakfast was included in our stay. Oh, and free parking!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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ServiceSpecialists, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
ZoeyBz - Thank you for taking the time to post!! Please don't wait until the next Inauguration to visit us again....the Cherry Blossoms will be bursting soon...come back to see us soon! Team Carlyle Suites!!
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Mansfield, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I traveled with my two children over Spring Break to DC. We have never been so selecting a hotel was based on price and location. What a wonderful surprise this hotel was! Loved everything about it. The staff was incredible; genuinely welcoming and very helpful. I would like to give a big "shout out" to Abou Kamalia. After a long day of sightseeing we all were parched for Diet Coke. I wanted a 12 pack to put in the fridge in the room but the little shops we passed on the way back "home" only had single bottles. When I inquired where might I get a 12 pack of Coke Abou INSISTED on going to the store to get it for us!! The store had to be a few blocks away but he arrived at our door within 20 minutes with our Cokes!! The room was clean, beds very comfortable, and the kitchenette was perfect for our needs. We had a lovely time. Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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ServiceSpecialists, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Dear Sparkmol - Abou knows that when you NEED a DietbCoke, you really NEED a Diet Coke! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your first visit to DC and we appreciate you taking the time to post. Hope to see you again soon! JoAnn & Abou, Service Specialist-Extrodinaire
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a very reasonably priced hotel in Washington DC. Overall, it was a very good experience. My only complaint would be that the room was a bit dark. The room overall was spacious, with a kitchen. The staff was friendly. Overall it was a good no-frills place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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ServiceSpecialists, Manager at The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Dear Booklust- Thanks for the post! On your your next visit, speak to your reservationist about the location of your room, they will be able to direct you to one of our front-facing Classic Doubles or our corner Grande Double Doubles where the light is spectacular! Hope to see you again soon! JoAnn Dana, Vice President
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Property: The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel
Address: 1731 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2501
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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:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#26 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#46 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#52 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Carlyle Dupont Circle, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
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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