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
The conference organizers chose the Dupont Circle Hotel for all attendees. I was immediately welcomed upon my arrival by smartly dressed bellmen. The check-in staff moved efficiently through the check-in line and were extremely hospitable to me. The rooms have a certain DC luxurious style to them. Though I was there for business I kind of wish I could have just stayed in my hotel room the entire time. The bed was very cozy, the room was spacious, and would be perfect for a couple. I would stay at the Dupont Circle again for the ambiance, comfort, and amenities. I should also mention that you are right off of Dupont Circle.
Some of the best service I have ever received at a hotel anywhere. Special shout out to Pasqualle at the front desk. She may never realize how much her little bit of kindness meant to us. Everyone there was incredible. The rooms were great, especially the bathroom! Great location. Highly recommend.
The hotel is conveniently located on Dupont Circle with a subway station nearby. It is quiet and uncrowded with an excellent staff. The restaurant on the ground floor is good and has a street view. The staff are most helpful. Guests should be aware of the additional daily charge of a little over $20.00 as a "facilities fee" for bottled water in the room and newspapers in the lobby - too much in my opinion. Otherwise I would give the hotel five stars.