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“Modern, comfortable, great bar”
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The Dupont Circle
Ranked #25 of 142 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We live right nearby in the neighborhood. Mwe recommend this hotel for out of town visitors. Great weekend brunch.

For locals, the bar is a great way to eat lovely little treats while people watching in Dupont Circle. For this hotel is very much right on the circle, and the bar has great glass windows,

The hotel is part of the Irish-run Doyle collection, and a bartender with a lovely Irish brogue gave us great travel advice for our trip to Ireland.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Thank you for your fantastic recommendation of our hotel. We are happy to hear from guests in the neighborhood and we are glad you've had a chance to experience our hotel and restaurant. We hope you will stop in again soon.

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

A spacious room, with an equally spacious and tastefully decorated bathroom. All the staff were very helpful and pleasant, especially the staff in the restaurant attached to the hotel. WiFi was complementary. The hotel was very close to the Metro for getting into the main areas for visiting all the attractions and museums. There are a large number of restaurants within walking distance, offering a wide choice of meals to sort all taste, although many are rather pricey. Tea and coffee were available, free of charge, every morning in the lobby, which also has a pleasant seating area. The only downside was the bar area, which could be quite noisy at times.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent visit to D.C. It's great you had an opportunity to explore our Dupont Circle neighborhood and different features of our hotel. We are glad our staff and amenities could help provide a comfortable stay for you and we hope you will visit us again next time you are in the city. Thank you for being a guest of ours. We appreciate your review.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We arrived at this hotel on June 11th for a 5 night stay. We chose it from positive TA reviews, location and being a Doyle Group hotel we knew it should be good. We were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived, following an extremely hot taxi journey from Dulles (taxi driver didn't turn air con on until we reached city centre!!) we were hot, sweaty and irritated after a long flight from Dublin and transfer we were greeted by extremely friendly staff and especially Calvin who welcomed us with ice cold bottled water as we checked in. Our room was spacious, well appointed, very clean and modern. The beds were very comfortable and black out curtains made the room nice and dark in the morning. We chose the bed and breakfast option and the food was very good. The waiting staff were very friendly and efficient, even under pressure! Every member of staff we encountered was very polite and friendly with a special mention to Shane, who made us feel right at home! We highly recommend this hotel and would return in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: High floor with view of dupont circle
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel for your recent trip to D.C. We are pleased to hear our staff could make you feel welcome and comfortable, especially after your full day of travel. Your feedback is valuable to us and we always want to give our guests this top-rated experience. We appreciate you sharing your hotel experience with us and we hope you will have a chance to visit us again.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Great little hotel in Dupont Circle! Great staff! While the rooms feel a bit small, they are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The bathrooms are gorgeous and modern, but like others have said, they lack a sense of privacy if you're traveling with others.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2014

Thank you for joining us during your recent visit to D.C. We appreciate your sharing your review with us and we are happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope you had a chance to dine with us as well and explore the Dupont Circle neighborhood. We are thankful for your feedback and hope you will stay with us again upon future visits to the city.

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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

The Dupont was by far the most amazing hotel we have stayed in. We paid around 185 for our room for 2 double beds for a family of 4. Although we definitely enjoyed our stay, it would be better for either a business traveler or a couple without children.

Pros:
- Beautiful area that is busy with people all night; always felt safe at any hour walking outside
-Interesting people watching in a diverse and affluent area - especially in Dupont circle
-Rooms and lobby are beautiful; ours was a complimentary upgrade which I assume gave us the gorgeous view of Dupont Circle from the 8th floor
-Staff are courteous and helpful always
- Many great food places very close; we really enjoyed the breakfast at the Dupont itself

Cons:
-Room is tiny enough to add stress to a longer stay; not well-suited to a family of four esp if kids are older; not many places to keep your things
-Bathroom is not 100% divided from room; awkward for teens w/parents and anyone not 100% comfortable with no privacy
-While all key sites are "walkable" I wouldn't recommend it unless you are in amazing shape as 3-4 miles there and back is a long way since you are also generally walking all day in between. Pay for the Metro to get places.
-Parking costs - although that is more a con of DC specifically
-DC is noisy and cabbies love to honk; bring earplugs if noise keeps you up; bar is extremely loud - we were lucky to be on 8th floor
- AC did not get our room quite cool enough for my husband

All in all a great hotel.


Stayed: July 2014
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2014

Thank you for your thoughtful review of our hotel. Your feedback is helpful to us and we are appreciative of you for taking time to share your experience. We are happy you had a nice time while with us and enjoyed our Dupont Circle neighborhood. We thank you for being a guest of ours. We invite you to explore our Level Nine luxury accommodations upon your next visit. Thank you again for your review.

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

I visit this hotel at least once a year. Beyond it's ideal location, there's something about the midcentury architecture of the place that sets my nerves at ease every time I see again for the first time of my visit. The staff are exceedingly friendly and helpful. The rooms, once cutting-edge chic, have been imitated and/or surpassed in style by newer hotels still work. They may not feel as innovative as they once did but it's still a great design and I've yet to check into a room that looks like it's in need of an upgrade. I've also started making a point of having breakfast in the hotel because every morning meal I've had there has been really good. Everything about this hotel still works for me. When you find a good fit, why stay anywhere else?

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

What a honor to hear that we are your chosen D.C. hotel year after year. Thank you for being a loyal guest of our hotel and taking the time to share your experience with us. Happy to hear that you've begun dining with us as well for breakfast and we hope that means you've stopped by for a dinner or happy hour, too. We appreciate your kind words and thoughtful sentiments and we look forward to your next Dupont Circle visit.

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Crazy loud! My room was over the hotel bar and restaurant. There was a whole lot of good-timing (loud) going on until 2 a.m. Impossible to sleep with the racket. Although the receptionist at check-out told me that the noise was from the restaurant across the street, as Dupont Circle's closes at 11 pm- I'm not convinced. The noise was coming from people seated right below my hotel room. Also the windows in the rooms have wooden shutters which are lovely for the effect, but absolutely useless in terms of shutting out the street lights. The hotel does provide some flimsy sleep masks, but really- with the price of the room they should put in some decent black-out curtains.

For the price paid: really disappointing.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Hotel M, Manager at The Dupont Circle, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2014

Thank you for being a guest of our hotel. We know how frustrating it can be to not receive a good night's sleep and we are sorry that the livelihood of Dupont Circle affected your rest. Guest comfort is important to us which is why we provide the sleep masks, but we appreciate you sharing your concerns with us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay and trip to D.C.

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Additional Information about The Dupont Circle

Address: 1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1204
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#17 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#22 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#23 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range: £60 - £331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dupont Circle 4*
Number of rooms: 327
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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