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The Inn at Dupont South
Ranked #31 of 36 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Everything you look for in a B&B...is missing here”
Reviewed 6 March 2011

I selected this B&B based on the overwhelmingly positive on-line reviews, but my husband and I were really disappointed. Although we arrived when the inn requested us to, no one met us at check-in...or at any time during our stay. We received a code by email to get into the building and a room key in an envelope once inside. That was the extent of our welcome. The whole place looked tired. The common area was tiny, dark and unwelcoming. The paint in our bedroom was dirty, the room was incredibly stuffy and the bathroom looked more like a bus station than a B&B. Small touches further degraded the experience - there were half-empty shampoo bottles left for guest use and there was no newspaper available - even for sale - on Sunday morning. The inn itself is located in the business area of Dupont, so our surroundings lacked the characteristic Dupont Circle charm that we had hoped for. On the plus side, the young man who prepared breakfast (the only staff member we ever saw) in the morning was pleasant and accommodating, and the breakfast was good. The bed was comfortable and the room was quiet, so we did get a good night’s sleep.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, UK
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Reviewed 5 January 2011

Bit pricey but everything in Washington seems to be inflated. Brilliant room, fab location and memorably great breakfast. helpful hosts - highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 December 2010

We really enjoyed our stay at the Inn at Dupont Circle (South). It was a fantastic location, easy walking distance to the metro and the area around was lovely - great restaurants, bookshops, cafe's. Coffee, tea and cake available throughout the day was another added touch that was appreciated. Plus very friendly staff and knowledge of the local area. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Only downside was the climb up the steep stairs (no lift), so if you are unable to make it up a steep flight or 3 of stairs with your luggage and can't get a lower floor room I'd suggest you try somewhere else. Apart from that, I would definitely recommend and would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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Decatur, Alabama
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Reviewed 24 December 2010

We felt embedded in historical D.C. while being within a half block of the subway that could take us to the National Mall in no time. (It is also within walking distance.) The room was up three flights of stairs, but help was available to carry our bags up if needed. We felt welcomed at the Inn, nice atmosphere, good breakfast and treats, very charming! We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Thank DEL35601
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 23 December 2010

Location is almost everything. So being a half a block from the Metro was super. We were in DC as tourists. Bought a Metro pass and we hit many sights. The Inn is lovely. The room was a good size. Breakfast was perfect. Carolyn is a great manager and chef.
We wil stay there agin on our next visit.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 December 2010

We had planned on staying somewhere else and upon arrival we saw that this place had been marketed differently. Quickly, a few phonecalls later we were in the Inn at Dupont Circle. Wonderful, a home away from home. Comfortable, central and welcoming, we loved and will return when cooming to DC.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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St. Paul, MN
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Reviewed 23 December 2010

Location within 1/2 block of Dupont Circle Metro is great. Safe, well lit street. The chef was charming, made to order breakfasts that were worth the entire stay. The building itself is sterile with litte of the usual charm of bed and breakfasts, and rooms are a bit dowdy. for a business stay it was more than adequate, and I'd return. Not the place for your first or second honeymoom, though.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
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Property: The Inn at Dupont South
Address: 1312 19th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1602
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn at Dupont South 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in an 1885 Victorian townhouse, formerly owned by astrologer Jeane Dixon, the Inn is an elegant and comfortable bed and breakfast inn located in Washington DC, 1/2 block from the Metro and walking distance to restaurants, shops, art galleries, and museums. Enjoy a full buffet breakfast, served in our dining room, desserts and beverages in the evening. Rooms have cable TVs, telephones with answering machines, mini-refrigerators and robes and amenities, etc. ... more   less 
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The Inn At Dupont Circle Hotel Washington Dc

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