The Dupont Circle Hotel

Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, Washington DC

The hotel

Washington’s outpost of the luxury Doyle Collection, The Dupont Circle Hotel is every bit as slick and fashionable as a D.C. pad should be. Its address is enviably central: right on Dupont Circle, which leads you into downtown D.C., and then on to the political powerhouses that make this city a sightseeing classic. You can see some sights without even leaving the hotel though, with the bar and restaurant both framing Dupont Circle with huge walls of windows. At Bar Dupont, you can people-watch from your comfy leather chair or the al fresco patio, while tucking into light dishes, sharing plates, and handcrafted cocktails. At Café Dupont, those city views are accompanied by a French-American menu and a brasserie vibe. When you do venture out, your Dupont Circle location also means you have dining, drinking, and nightlife venues all around.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Valet parking
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Dupont Circle, in the heart of Washington, with a metro station just over the road. A walk through downtown takes you to The White House. Transfer time from Dulles International Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

All rooms have air-conditioning, 55" flatscreen HDTV, iHome docking station, Nespresso™ coffee machine, complimentary water and heated bathroom floors. Classic Rooms are 280 sq ft and have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are 300 sq ft and are on higher floors with city views, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Pembroke (open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch). Doyle (bar with panoramic views of Dupont Circle, with cocktail menu and top-shelf spirits). 24-hour fitness centre. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Concierge. Complimentary WiFi. Valet parking $38 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Treated Like Royalty

Jan 20, 2020 466marku Minneapolis, Minnesota

I have never been to another Hotel where all the staff treated you like royalty. I felt right at home at the Dupont Circle, Hotel, and hated to leave. The staff truly went out of their way to make you feel welcome. At the front desk Rodolfo, Julia, and Pascalle were great. Everyone in the bar and restaurant went out of their way to provide the… Read more
I have never been to another Hotel where all the staff treated you like royalty. I felt right at home at the Dupont Circle, Hotel, and hated to leave. The staff truly went out of their way to make you feel welcome. At the front desk Rodolfo, Julia, and Pascalle were great. Everyone in the bar and restaurant went out of their way to provide the best service. Truly a 5 star hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 5 star service but 3 star room

Jan 18, 2020 HighMaintenance2015 Auckland Central, New Zealand

Amazing service and friendly staff. Everyone from doormen to housekeeping were excellent as was the concierge service. Breakfast and dinner at The Pembroke restaurant was superb. The room was very average with worn out furnishing although housekeeping did a good job. The inner facing room had no outlook and was quite dark. The mattress on… Read more
Amazing service and friendly staff. Everyone from doormen to housekeeping were excellent as was the concierge service. Breakfast and dinner at The Pembroke restaurant was superb. The room was very average with worn out furnishing although housekeeping did a good job. The inner facing room had no outlook and was quite dark. The mattress on the bed was in need of replacement, it was very soft and had “dents” from a lot of use. Read less
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Jan 17, 2020 ronaldpossanza Virginia Beach, Virginia

Stayed at the Dupont Circle for two days for business. Second time I used this hotel. It was excellent in every respect. Location in NW DC was perfect for my needs. Room and service was top shelf. Highly recommend this hotel.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great way to ring in the New Year!

Jan 14, 2020 HppyFlwer Houston, Texas

Came into DC to meet some friends and stayed here for four nights. The lobby was lovely and decorated very tastefully for the holidays. The staff was very pleasant and helpful from the moment you arrive and always greeted you accordingly. I upgraded to the 9th floor after the first night, because the first room didn't have a tub. The new room… Read more
Came into DC to meet some friends and stayed here for four nights. The lobby was lovely and decorated very tastefully for the holidays. The staff was very pleasant and helpful from the moment you arrive and always greeted you accordingly. I upgraded to the 9th floor after the first night, because the first room didn't have a tub. The new room had a wonderful deluxe tub and separate shower and the room itself was more spacious and had high ceilings. The Doyle bar was very festive and fun on NYE and the Pembroke was classy. We also received complimentary champagne and fruit with a kind note on NYE, which was a nice touch. The staff from all the establishments were 5 Star. I will return on my next visit to DC. Read less
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Jan 12, 2020 ErwinV652 Schiphol, The Netherlands

Stayed here for 5 days over New Years eve to visit friends in Washington. Stayed here also 4 years ago. I can highly recommend the hotel for some important reasons: (1) the staff could not be friendlier. From Richard the bellman to the reception staff, the f&b staff and the housekeepers. Staff is genuinely friendly and helpfull and well trained.… Read more
Stayed here for 5 days over New Years eve to visit friends in Washington. Stayed here also 4 years ago. I can highly recommend the hotel for some important reasons: (1) the staff could not be friendlier. From Richard the bellman to the reception staff, the f&b staff and the housekeepers. Staff is genuinely friendly and helpfull and well trained. (2) the location is great, very central, next to the metro and with some nice shops, restaurants and a great bakery around the corner. Dupont Circle area is also beautiful and safe as an area.(3) the hotel is in a very good condition and the rooms are good. Especially the beds are very soft and comfy. (4) The breakfast restaurant is very nice, good menu, very bright and a nice view outside (5) the bar has a great terrace outside when the wheather allows (6) the hotel has a decent gym with enough space and equipment ( as opposed to many other hotels ). So, I can highly recommend the hotel for all these reasons. Is there nothing to improve ?! Of course there is... the sound insulation from the rooms to the corridors is not really great so you hear noise from the corridors in the room. Especially with a noisy icecube machine opposite your door. I am also not a fan of open plan bathrooms which our room had. Even if you are a couple, you like some privacy. And the rooms that have a streetview are great, but the hotel also has rooms that overlook the backside and that takes away much of the charm ( we had such a room the first time we stayed here in 2015). Having said that, I would still rate this hotel with 5 stars as the staff is so nice and it had so much advantages that offset my comments on the rooms. Read less