Firefly restaurant, beloved by locals and visitors alike, won’t disappoint with its farm-to-table American fare
Rooms on floors six and up have views of the National Cathedral
Daily wine hour in the lobby — snack on chicken liver mousse toast points or red velvet cake bites before dinner
What To Know
Balcony rooms face New Hampshire Avenue
The hotel was renovated in 2013
A $15 (plus tax) facilities fee per night will be collected at the hotel
Parking on site
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Recently renovated sleep in Dupont Circle, with mod interiors and a popular farm-to-table restaurant
Renovated in 2013 to the tune of $2 million, the Hotel Madera feels like a private pied-à-terre in the heart of D.C.’s Dupont Circle neighborhood. In the lobby, warm, natural-fiber wallpaper contrasts with backlit glass panels near the reception desk to set a sleek, contemporary look that’s echoed across all 82 guestrooms.
Bed and Bath
Spread over 10 floors, guestrooms are spacious by city standards (the smallest is 350 square feet) and done up with neutral colors and nature-themed abstract art. There are touches of whimsy, too, from the oversize tribal-print pillows and crimson headboards to animal-print robes and resident pet goldfish. Adjustable bedside reading lights keep things cozy, while the modern bathrooms make up for their lack of space with invigorating high-pressure Speakman showerheads and floral-scented Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.
Beloved by locals for its cozy back porch vibe, Firefly Restaurant and Bar serves a fresh, seasonal menu in a birch-lined dining room. Most ingredients are bought just two blocks from the hotel at the Dupont Circle farmers market, and the kitchen is rightly praised for its house-made charcuterie plate and slow-braised red wine squid. Linger over a mimosa-filled brunch on weekends, or stop by the bar for a nightcap made with specialist bitters.
In the Area
Historic homes and foreign embassies may surround the circle, but the streets are anything but stuffy. Peruse Tabletop, a quirky home decor shop on 20th Street, or pick up fresh duds at Proper Topper, on Connecticut Avenue. Lululemon hosts community yoga practice on the grassy patch in Dupont Circle every Wednesday throughout the summer — and don’t sweat it if you forgot your yoga gear: Hotel Madera will lend a mat, block and strap at no cost. In the morning, wander to Zeke’s D.C. Donutz’s graffiti-clad shop, which has a unique selection of donuts, including Ferrero Rocher and salted caramel.
Kimpton Hotel Madera
1310 New Hampshire Ave Nw
Washington, Washington, DC 20036
How to Get There
The closest major airports to Madera, a Kimpton Hotel are:Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) - 6.5 km / 4 miWashington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) - 35.2 km / 21.9 miThe preferred airport for Madera, a Kimpton Hotel is Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.