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
I arrived at hotel much later than expected and every oneI met on staff seem to understand my sleepy irritable state. Everyone i dealt with at the hotel was very friendlyt and provided service with a smile. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. I look forward to staying at the Dupont Circle Hotel the next time Im in DC. It is in a great location.
Staff at check in was very fast and helpful, the front desk found us a larger room and the concierge was able to help us book a fantastic night tour of DC! It is located next to several great local food options. The room was clean and neat.
Altaf checked us in and was very attentive and helpful. We were tired from our journey and he made the process of getting into our room very easy. Nice hotel, great location, excellent service. We will recommend this place to friends or family.
My husband and I chose to stay at The Dupont Circle Hotel for our wedding weekend and were very happy we did. Our room had a beautiful view of the city and immaculate amenities, including a very nice shower! Most of all, though, we so appreciated the courtesy, helpfulness, friendliness and professionalism of the staff. They made us feel at home. The location is also fantastic for DC. We would highly recommend this to others.
This hotel has the perfect location on DuPont Circle. Cleanliess and quality of the hotel are superb, along with helpful hotel staff. The only improvements I would suggest are some additional amenities for the price of the room, be it complimentary glass of wine in the evening, or complementary coffee, beverages in the lobby.