Dupont Circle hotels

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What travelers to Dupont Circle are saying

Washington doesn't disappoint however, it was pretty crowded with tourists. The Capitol was a disappointment since the rotunda is under construction. The Library of Congress- spectacular!
Allison S. Aug 17, 2015
I used to live there. Nothing new under the sun (or snow in this case). Just another business trip.
Stephen R. Mar 7, 2015
So much to do, but avoid the summer heat and humidity if you can.
Elizabeth S. Jul 27, 2015


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Explore the capital at Dupont Circle, Washington

An unassuming section of the nation's capital, Dupont Circle is one of those hidden treasures that contains some of the city's most exciting promises. Unlike some of the more traveled districts, this historic area is quiet and accessible. In addition to being a cool place to simply walk around, it's full of neat little shops, bars and eateries that cater to visitors who just want to experience the city at their own pace.

Things to see and do

Sampling the local flavor

Like many D.C. neighborhoods that revolve around classic traffic circles, Dupont Circle is home to a nice park of the same name. The park is the perfect starting point for everything from excursions to one of the infamous winter snowball fights that draw hundreds, and its close proximity to Dupont Circle hotels makes it a natural gathering point for the city's visitors as well as residents. Glen's Garden Market is a daily occasion no matter what the weather is like, so be sure to stop here and pick up something tasty and fresh to recharge yourself before exploring.

Viewing history up close

The other benefit of starting your tour in this iconic block is that it's encircled by some of the best examples of centuries-old architecture in the city, including the traditional Strivers' Section on 16th Street and row houses dating back to the 1800s. Dupont Circle is also home to the few surviving examples of the mansions that senators used to live in, and you will find no small number of active foreign embassies within easy walking distance.

Visiting national landmarks

Dupont Circle is conveniently close to Metro station, where you can pick up the Red Line to head straight to the National Zoo only one stop away. Or instead, travel in the other direction towards Metro Center to hook up with lines to the National Mall, the White House and other seats of power. Dupont Circle hotels make great central points for people who want to access all four quadrants of the city, as well as Virginia and Maryland. The train is the easiest way to get around and beat the daily rush, but those who want to travel aboveground also enjoy bicycle rickshaw rides at almost all hours.

Culture lovers should be sure to visit the Phillips Collection. Although the Smithsonian museums get more billing, the Phillips was the first modern art museum in the country, and it's a great place to see some rare pieces by Whistler, Picasso, O'Keeffe and Monet.

When to visit

Dupont Circle caters to travelers year-round and there's generally something going on no matter when you decide to check in. For instance, the Capital Pride festival and parade in June and the High Heel Race in October are both insanely popular scheduled events, but at any other time, you may be treated to an impromptu maypole dance in the park, participate in a huge tug-of-war or get to watch a political rally from your hotel window.

Where to stay

A concentrated and bustling area, there are a number of mid-to-high price Dupont hotels to accommodate visitors. Major events like Independence Day celebrations, presidential inaugurations and spring's Cherry Blossom Festival tend to draw larger crowds and higher rates.

Dupont Circle Hotel

Fresh and contemporary, the Dupont Circle Hotel is in the heart of the area, within walking distance of pretty much everything. The Bar Dupont is a great place to treat yourself to a well-deserved cocktail.

Traveling to Dupont Circle

Many visitors fly straight into Reagan International Airport and ride the Metro or a get a cab for the three miles north journey into Dupont Circle. You can also arrive via Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Virginia; although it's a bit further out, this is a good way to take in more of the areas surrounding the city itself.

Recently booked Dupont Circle hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
The Fairfax at Embassy Row
Dupont Circle
13 hours ago 5 stars $111
Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
15 hours ago 3 stars $124
Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters
Dupont Circle
1 day ago 4 stars $112
The Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
1 day ago 4 stars $192
Washington Hilton
Dupont Circle
2 days ago 4 stars $118
The Embassy Row Hotel
Dupont Circle
3 days ago 4 stars $135
The Carlyle Dupont Circle a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
6 days ago 4 stars $147
The Normandy Hotel
Dupont Circle
7 days ago 3 stars $112
Madera, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
8 days ago 4 stars $134
Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
11 days ago 4 stars $147

Recently Rated Dupont Circle Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.2 / 5
61 reviews
3 stars $124
The Fairfax at Embassy Row
Dupont Circle
4.3 / 5
65 reviews
5 stars $111
The Normandy Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
149 reviews
3 stars $112
Hotel RL Washington DC
Dupont Circle
3.9 / 5
110 reviews
3 stars $153
Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters
Dupont Circle
3.8 / 5
440 reviews
4 stars $112
Washington Hilton
Dupont Circle
3.7 / 5
206 reviews
4 stars $118
The Churchill Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
74 reviews
4 stars $124
Residence Inn by Marriott Washington, DC/Dupont Circle
Dupont Circle
4.3 / 5
14 reviews
3 stars $182
The Carlyle Dupont Circle a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
220 reviews
4 stars $147
The Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.2 / 5
335 reviews
4 stars $192

Activities in Dupont Circle

Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Day Tour

Hop on board Big Bus Tours' open top double decker bus sightseeing tour of the Nation’s Capital to experience the best views of the city's distinctive landmarks, and enjoy an educational glimpse into its fascinating history.

Downtown Washington DC (DCA) SuperShuttle Service - One-Way AIRPORT to HOTEL Shared Transportation

Travel from the airport to your Washington DC area hotel aboard SuperShuttle, the nation's leader in shared airport ground transportation. This is a ONE WAY transfer. Don't forget to plan ahead and remember to also book your return HOTEL to AIRPORT shuttle in advance!

Odyssey Washington Dinner Cruise

Glass-enclosed. Sophisticated. 
Experience Washington DC from a stunning, glass-enclosed ship. Listen and dance to live music. And take in the beautiful, totally unobstructed view of our nation’s capital while enjoying creative cuisine. Your Odyssey escape awaits. 

Spirit of Washington Lunch Cruise

Let the Spirit of Washington Move You. Dine, dance, and delight aboard the Spirit of Washington DC! Begin by going through our Lunch Buffet for a wide variety of delicious foods that is sure to please all taste buds. 

Washington DC Explorer Pass

The Washington DC Explorer Pass® is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Save up to 35% off retail prices on admission to the number of attractions purchased. Choose from multiple attractions, including a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, the Newseum, International Spy Museum, and more. Valid for 30 days.

Featured Dupont Circle Hotels

From $112

1 Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters

4 stars
3.8 / 5 440 reviews

1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW

The Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters, in Washington D.C. encompasses nine floors and features 197 contemporary accommodations, including eight deluxe turret suites, 60 corporate quarters and 42...

Long weekend
Got to hotel at 1pm on a Friday, 2 hrs before usual check in time. Requested a room on upper floor for quiet. Front desk did that plus upgraded my single room to a double with kitchen. Room was...
Dec 17, 2015
From $192

2 The Dupont Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 335 reviews

1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

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The Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C., features eclectic artwork, a sleek design and a coveted location as well as a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center. The hotel boasts 327 lavishly...

Great Hotel in Dupont
We stayed here last Christmas to visit my brother-in-law who lives very close. Parking seems to be the best deal around and hotel staff are very attentive. The only negative was the mini-bar. We...
Nov 23, 2015
From $135

3 The Embassy Row Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 6 reviews

2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW

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Experience the cool side of D.C. More than a treasured destination in the nation’s capital, The Embassy Row Hotel offers enlightened travelers an opportunity to immerse themselves in...

Great little hotel sleek design, great menu in restaurant and super nice staff. Hated the stairs in the entry but it can't be helped.
Oct 17, 2015
From $147

4 The Carlyle Dupont Circle a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 220 reviews

1731 New Hampshire Ave NW

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Art deco styling combined with Kimpton s renowned customer service make The Carlyle Dupont Circle a Kimpton Hotel an appealing option. The Carlyle Suites hotel features a gray hued stone...

family trip
No park available. Just a regular hotel in a great location.
Nov 26, 2015
From $118

5 Washington Hilton

4 stars
3.7 / 5 206 reviews

1919 Connecticut Ave., NW

Rate includes breakfast buffet for 2

The Washington Hilton is located in upper Dupont Circle. Restaurants, shopping and museums are an easy walk or Metro ride away. Guests appreciate the Living Well fitness center, which offers...

It meets expectations
I booked at a very good price. At the hotel I received an upgrade. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly. Location is great, there are plenty of places to eat...
Dec 13, 2015
From $124

6 The Churchill Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 74 reviews

1914 Connecticut Ave.

Housed in a 1906 Beaux-Arts style building, the Churchill Hotel offers guests sumptuous amenities in a historic atmosphere. Once an upscale apartment building designed by Arthur Heaton, the hotel...

Great Location, lovely hotel, awkward room setup
This is a beautiful hotel. The area is great, staff was very nice, beds really comfy, and we were happy with everything overall. Only minor complaint is that the room is set up very awkwardly...
Dec 6, 2015
From $147

7 Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 254 reviews

2121 P Street NW

Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel in Washington DC, is a sophisticated and stylish hotel that boasts a modern, art-focused design with family-friendly features. It was awarded a 2014...

This is our second time staying at a Kimpton Hotel and it was great. Love the wine happy hour and the staff was very nice and helpful. We will always look for a Palomar everywhere we go.
Nov 2, 2015
From $153

8 Hotel RL Washington DC

3 stars
3.9 / 5 110 reviews

1823 L Street NW

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Make the Hotel RL Washington DC your metropolitan home in our nation's capital. Our contemporary boutique hotel in Washington, DC is a stylish retreat near Dupont Circle with apartment-style rooms...

Great little hotel
Very friendly helpful staff when out of there way to make our stay comfy. Very big rooms with small kitchen and massive corner settee no view really only offices ! Very very noisy would be better...
Dec 18, 2015
From $134

9 Madera, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 79 reviews

1310 New Hampshire Avenue

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Situated in the heart of vibrant US Capital Washington D.C., the Hotel Madera offers a chic, yet casual experience for those wishing for a peaceful center of serenity in the middle of bustling D.C....

Great Family stop
This hotel met expectations. The staff was fantastic and the room was great. We wished the lobby had been bigger to sit in. It's basically one bench and a high bar table. If you want to hang out...
Aug 18, 2015
From $124

10 Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 61 reviews

1733 N Street NW

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Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel is an ideal choice for those looking for a modern and relaxed holiday experience. The location offers a compromise for those wishing to live among the 18th century buildings...

Location is very good hotel could be better
Trying to be cool, however this hotel is in need of refurbishing and better maintenance. The room itself was clean however the other spaces are quite tired. Door lock not working right and...
Nov 11, 2015
From $182

11 Residence Inn by Marriott Washington, DC/Dupont Circle

3 stars
4.3 / 5 14 reviews

2120 P Street NW

A downtown Washington, DC hotel, the newly renovated Residence Inn Dupont Circle is nestled in one of the city's most exclusive and upscale districts. Situated 2 blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro...

Family vacation
The hotel was in a great location. Within 2 miles of everything! Free breakfast was really good, everything was hot and fresh. Staff was very slow bringing more toilet paper ( took over 2 hours)....
Nov 30, 2015
From $127

12 Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 165 reviews

1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW

Rate includes breakfast

The Renaissance Washington, D.C., Dupont Circle Hotel is a modern, convenient hotel with luxurious touches located between Georgetown and Dupont Circle. Guests can walk to the White House,...

I already paid before. I come back house.I paid again. I dont know. why?????????????????????
Nov 5, 2015
From $122

13 Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC/Dupont Circle

3 stars
3.9 / 5 46 reviews

1900 Connecticut Avenue NW

Rate includes breakfast

Comfort, convenience, and the flexibility you're looking for in a hotel: it's all here at the Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC/Dupont Circle. We've thought of everything to ensure that you have...

wonderful trip
Hotel was great, staff was great! Right across street from the Washington Mardi Gras!
Oct 2, 2015

14 Hyatt Place DC Georgetown West End

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

2121 M Street NW

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Located in Washingtons beautiful West End and adjacent to historic Georgetown, Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End will offer visitors 168 spacious guest rooms in a striking nine story...

From $111

15 The Fairfax at Embassy Row

5 stars
4.3 / 5 65 reviews

2100 Massachusetts Ave NW

The White House (0.5 mi/.8 km)St Matthew's Cathedral (0.5 mi/0.8 km)National Geographic Museum (0.5 mi/0.8 km)Old Stone House (0.5 mi/0.8 km)Kennedy Center for Performing Arts (1.1 mi/1.8...

nice hotel
Very Nice room. Overall very good. Great Location. WATCH OUT FOR VALET PARKING RATES. 53 DOLLARS FOR OVERNIGHT!!!
Dec 27, 2015
From $112

16 The Normandy Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 149 reviews

2118 Wyoming Avenue, NW

Like the embassies in the elegant streets and avenues around it, The Normandy Hotel (formerly Jurys Normandy Inn) offers guests a corner of the city they can call their own. Welcoming and intimate,...

Nice boutique hotel in Embassy District
Nice spot for a long weekend. Optional cold breakfast fortified me for the day. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Dec 22, 2015