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.
The hotel was amazing. Beautiful and clean. Great room. Great location. All employees were nice helpful and welcoming. Loved every minute of my stay.Comment of G. John , United States the 2016-05-20
"Travel Surprise: Checked into a Room Already Occupied"
Let me start with a positive note: this hotel is in a great neighborhood. Now on to more colorful travel tales ... My experience here started by getting a room key that did not open the door. Not a particularly good omen, but no matter, one should give a second chance, especially when every other hotel room in DC is booked. Returning to the front desk, I was informed that I was given the wrong room and then given the room next door. Imagine my delight when I put in the room key and got the green light to enter. Delight turned to dismay, however, when I noticed a pair of fluffy socks on the bed and a suitcase already in the corner of the room. The only thing that could have added to this scene was a naked person emerging from the bathroom (alas, fortunately, both and I the occupant of this room were spared that encounter!). Back down to the reception desk. Third time was a charm and the service was much more pleasant with this new person now working the desk. Finally got settled in my room which was comfortable and was delighted to find heated floors in the bathroom (and nobody else in the room but me!). Next morning, I met a woman in the lobby who complained to me that she hardly slept because light poured in through the blinds at daybreak. She complained to the hotel of the poor design of the blinds and told them they should provide eye masks. She also complained of the damp smell in the lobby -- and she did have a good point there. All in all, it was OK at this hotel and I survived to write this review. However, a couple of week later I received surprise #2. The hotel charged my credit card for my stay! This was after I had already pre-paid for my stay through Expedia. I called Expedia and they were able to remove the charge after a bit of time on hold.
"Not great, especially for the price"
We usually stay at the Willard when we're in D.C., but we decided to try the Dupont Circle since it was within walking distance to the restaurant we wanted to try. Big mistake. Their check in is 3 PM. We arrived at 3:48 and were told the room wasn't ready. After a bit of a hassle we were given a lesser category room on a lower floor. I wanted a rebate of the price difference but we were given robes (which we didn't wear) and a coffee maker (which we didn't use) instead. It was easier than continuing to argue with the lady at check in who didn't speak very fluent English. I expect language confusion when I'm overseas but not when I'm in Washington DC! The room itself was not great. Pretty small. The blinds on the windows didn't stay open during the daytime. There were no black out shades so the light from the stores across the street came into the room all night. The furniture was a bit beaten up. The ceiling in the shower was peeling. The sink was so shallow that it splashed back onto you when you brushed your teeth or washed your hands. The bathroom. OMG. I'm glad I was with my spouse instead of a coworker or friend. There is only a glass door in front of the toilet so there is no noise muting. The door to the shower only covers half the shower stall so water from the shower gets all over the toilet portion of the area. The shower head is installed so high that anyone under about 5'6" couldn't reach it to adjust it. And the supposedly adjustable shower head only had shower spray; the rest of the adjustments were broken. The only high points were the nice doorman and the air conditioning. Next time we'll stay at the Willard and take a taxi to the restaurant!
"Ok. Not great."
It was just an ok stay. Room was small. I didn't like the way the bathroom was setup-no privacy. Be prepared to pay about $45 a night for valet parking. We got the room for $157 and with tax and valet for one nighthing it came to $225.
"Clean, comfortable, very professional staff"
Room was a little small but comfortable. Direct TV with limited channels, can't order movies. Minibar in room a plus. No pool. Nice area of city. Only reason I would not stay here again is I want to stay in a hotel closer to the museums,monuments, attractions, etc..
"Stay away from this hotel if you are GHA Black member"
The hotel has very poor GHA recognition. We called a week ago before arrival and asked the hotel to confirm our GHA membership is on file. Hotel confirmed that they can see the Black membership. While we thought everything would be fine, upon arrival, the front desk said they couldn't check the status, and an upgrade would not be available after the first night as all the best rooms were gone. On the next day, called the front desk and the they said they will offer an upgrade, but they still couldn't find out the membership status. But we were happy with the upgrade offered and called the hotel to send someone up and help with the luggage. Waited for half hour and no one came, so we walked down to the front desk. In the evening, called and ask about the local amenity. Hotel staff had no idea what GHA is and confused it with 'local experience'. After speaking to 3 different people, and the hotel said they would send up some cookies. Very poor GHA recognition at this hotel. Rooms itself are pretty small and service is very average. Only 1 front desk staff knows what he is doing, the others are very 'green'... Bed itself is not very comfortable. Nearby park is also very loud.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM