This hotel was booked through Hotline for just over $100 a night. Which in itself is an amazing value for this hotel. However, even through the hotel's website, rooms can be had for this weekend for under $180/night. For the location and what you get, this is a great hotel. I seriously can't gush enough.
First impressions: After getting lost en route to the hotel from Baltimore, we finally arrived. Immediately we were welcomed by a porter who helped us get settled inside. The check-in agent couldn't have been friendlier and got me checked-in quickly while still being very pleasant. The lobby is very lovely. Modern, yet tasteful.
The location: Situated right on Dupont Circle, the location is fantastic for those who don't need to be right by Capitol Hill or the downtown business areas that are situated a bit to the east. It is great for a large number of embassies which are located in the area. Dupont Circle has fantastic restaurants, a good number of bars (however an old favourite of mine that had great mojitos seems to have recently closed) and some shopping. The red line Metro runs right through the circle, giving you easy access to the whole system, as well as a one-transfer trip to National Airport. However, be aware that the Metro doesn't run very (every 10-15 minutes) frequently on weekends, so make sure to give yourself extra time to get places, particularly if catching a flight.
Amenities: The room is very well appointed with a bar and restaurant that seem quite happening, particularly on weekends. The crowd didn't just seem like hotel guests either. There is a business centre with two computers and a printer. There is free internet access from those computers. In addition, there is another computer across the hall that allows you to do online check-in for a good number of airlines. There were also a ball room and conference centre facilities.
The room: Great size (at one point we had six people in the room and there was plenty of room for all), keeping with the theme of tasteful modernity. The room had a great lighting system, although the first night we came back from dinner to find that some sort of construction had caused the ceiling lights (including the washroom) to not work. Though that was fixed a short time later and didn't seem to be something that was in the control of the hotel, so I don't hold it against them. The room is set up to be a bit more open. The sink and vanity is open to the rest of the room with the toilet and shower behind a frosted glass wall. So, I wouldn't recommend this hotel for people who like discretion when using the washroom, or if you plan to have lots of people in the room since the privacy isn't great. I also found that the soap they provide is incredibly drying for your skin, so if you like a moisture-rich soap or body wash, consider bringing your own. I also wouldn't recommend this room for people who like complete darkness when they sleep. All the windows are slatted shutters that still allow a fair bit of light in. That's not a problem for me, but I do know some people who require pitch blackness to sleep.
Summary: The best hotel of the trip, as well as the cheapest. How can you go wrong. Again, it was booked through Hotwire so I didn't know what we were getting until it was booked. Not being that picky when it comes to hotels, I didn't bother doing research once it was booked since I couldn't do anything about it anyway. It was a complete shock how nice this place was and I will definitely consider staying here again, even if I have to pay the rate quoted online.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in one of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods, The Dupont Circle brings modern style to the nation's capital for an unforgettable experience. Urban chic comes to life in The Dupont Circle's sleek design, eclectic artwork and coveted location. Then there is LEVEL NINE, an elevated tier of luxury for the ultimate experience. These spacious rooms boast spectacular views across the city from private terraces and balconies with added amenities and benefits. Who needs to cab when you are staying in the heart of the cities restaurant, bar and entertainment scene. Dine in style at Cafe Dupont, a multi-sensory experience, offering a handcrafted modern American style menu with French influences for breakfast, dinner or brunch. Or mix and mingle in one of DC's treasured spots at Bar Dupont, busy with the cosmopolitan after-work crowd. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dupont Hotel Washington Dc
- Jurys Washington Hotel