The Dupont Circle Hotel is a business-friendly hotel located in Washington's Dupont Circle neighborhood, close to Phillips Collection, White House, and United States Capitol. Additional points of interest include Supreme Court and Ford's Theater.
The Dupont Circle Hotel features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. This 4-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audio-visual equipment. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Washington property has 9000 square feet of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Business services, wedding services, and translation services are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke-free property.
There are 327 guestrooms at The Dupont Circle Hotel. Guestrooms have city views. Bathrooms feature designer toiletries, bathrobes, and hair dryers. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail. 32-inch plasma televisions have premium cable channels and pay movies. Air-conditioned rooms also include minibars, electronic check-out, electronic/magnetic keys, and clock radios. Guests may request a turndown service, refrigerators, and hypo-allergenic bedding. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.
Service here is hit-or-miss. Front desk and bell hops were quite slow and apathetic going about standard tasks during much of my stay, but hard-working and attentive when I explained a special situation and politely requested unusual assistance. (I'm sure generous tips helped, as well). The rooms are serviceable. Beds are very comfortable, perhaps the best part of the stay. The renovation a few years ago introduced some modern ammenities, but the building's bones are old, and the rooms are small and inconveniently positioned and shaped. Some little details are off -- for example, not all the venetian blinds on the windows worked when I tried to open them, so I couldn't get much natural light in. There are only two old elevators for a medium-sized hotel, and they're at one end of the building. When it's full, that means you could take five minutes to get up or downstairs from the far end, which would be fine in a massive resort but is frustrating in an otherwise compact hotel like this. One note on location: I assume lots of tourists think being on Dupont Circle is great. And if you've got meetings nearby, it can be. But most of the exciting stuff in DC now is happening in other neighborhoods, like the 14th Street corridor or H Street NE. Dupont Circle is afflicted with a large stretch of tourist traps up and down Connecticut Avenue, and abuts mostly 9-5 commercial property to the south, and residential areas to the east, so there are a dearth of good dining and drinking options nearby compared to other neighborhoods.
"Great place to stay"
We stayed here for 3 nights. The room was very good, although it did take us a while to find the light switch, as it wasn't just inside the door which was a bit weird! The bathroom was large, with a good shower. The housekeeping service was great and the free water very handy! The bed was comfy. The shutters didn't bother us, but I can see that some people would not like them in the summer season when the sun rises earlier. The safe worked well. The front desk staff were excellent and were able to print off a ticket to an attraction when I emailed it them. All in all I would stay here again. The food in the restaurant was lovely, but you do pay a large price tag for it!
Traveled to DC for a short family vacation over Columbus Day weekend. Dupont Circle Hotel is a good choice balancing location and cost. We had 2 rooms for 3 nights paying house advertised rate, so it did add up. A few pros and cons...We arrived around 10:30 am and were able to check into both rooms, this was great and allowed us to refresh and get out start seeing DC early. However, both rooms were basically over the Bar Dupont and were very loud, particularly on weekend nights. We actually got up in the middle of the night to close the window to find out it wasn't open. Beds were veerrryy comfortable. Bathrooms, though cool and hip,are short on privacy. The room with 2 doubles was bigger and had a coffee machine, bathrobes and more seating. The King room had.....a bigger bed. WIFI was complimentary as was bottled water at the front desk, which is a big plus. The staff was very nice and attentive and housekeeping was great! The neighborhood is real interesting and offers shopping and a variety of places to eat/drink. Bottom line is location, location, location and Hotel Dupont has it, just be prepared to pay for it.
"Nice, modern hotel at DuPont "
Loved this hotel. The location couldn't be better. I would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it. They also have free water bottles in the room, which was a nice extra. It was also pretty quiet considering the prime location of the hotel.
"Great Hotel, Wonderful Stay"
We spent 3 nights at The Dupont Circle Hotel this time last year. The hotel staff were very professional and accommodating. The hotel itself was fantastic - very new and well appointed. The rooms were spacious and had all the mod cons. I would definitely recommend staying at this place and hope to return one day.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM