The Dupont Circle Hotel
What We Love
- Dupont Circle location makes walking to some of city’s top restaurants and bars a breeze – plus it’s just around the corner from the Metro
- Heated bathroom floors
- French fare at Café Dupont
What To Know
- Rooms are on the small side
- Curtains let in early morning light
- Proximity to Dupont Circle means some traffic noise
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Midcentury Modern on the outside, of-the-moment style on the inside, smack dab in DC’s buzzy Dupont Circle
This curvilinear midcentury building got an update to the tune of $52 million in 2009, transforming it from a retro relic to a buzzy contemporary gem. Less staid than your average DC hotel, it has light-filled rooms with clean lines and a palette of slate and cream with pops of tomato and goldenrod.
Bed and Bath
Rooms draw inspiration from the midcentury building, with tables and chairs evoking Eames and Saarinen, but the tech amenities are decidedly modern, including flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations. Sleep comes easily here thanks to upholstered headboards, cloud-like beds and a “pillow menu”. The bathrooms are the one misstep. The sleek half-wall showers create slick floors as water splashes everywhere. But heated floors make up for the puddles.
Café Dupont is a favorite among locals thanks to delicious French brasserie fare and an expansive outdoor patio, which curves around part of Dupont Circle. It’s the perfect spot for happy hour cocktails and people watching. Be sure to check out Level 9, a sort of hotel within a hotel with a private restaurant and the Miami-style outdoor lounge.
How to Get There
Andre, Harper and Mered At the DuPont circle were skilled craftsmen. One of the best whistle pig Manhattans I’ve had. Friendly, tentative and made great cocktails. The place is right on the circle!
Perfect night cap location!
I generally stay at this hotel when in Washington because of its location, service and amenities. The Dupont Circle area has lots of excellent restaurants and sights, is on the Metro line and close to DC's various academic and think tank institutions.
Great location when staying in DC. Hotel is clean, modern, and the staff is friendly. Nice bar in the lower level and beautiful rooftop with amazing views of the city. Another plus is the close proximity to the Whittemore House.
I stayed at the Dupont Circle Hotel for five nights during a conference earlier this month. My overall experience was excellent! It's a beautiful, boutique hotel in an unbeatable location. My check-in was smooth and all my interactions with hotel staff were positive. I was very impressed with their professionalism, friendliness and attention to detail! When I first arrived the temperature in my room was too hot and there was a problem with the phone line, but both these issues were resolved promptly and I had no further cause for complaint that week! I even received a follow up email the next day confirming that everything was satisfactory with my suite. Room service was speedy and tasty. The room itself was spotless, very comfortable, relaxing and had fantastic amenities. I thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Dupont Circle!
I visited with my family and we really enjoyed our stay. The food was good, a bit pricey though. The staff was extremely nice and we just really enjoyed our visit. There is always free bottled water in the room and in the reception where it is also cooled