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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
Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters
Dupont Circle
5 hours ago 4 stars $123
Carlyle Suites Hotel
Dupont Circle
6 hours ago 3 stars $116
Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
7 hours ago 4 stars $135
The Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
7 hours ago 4 stars $152
Washington Hilton
Dupont Circle
13 hours ago 4 stars $139
Embassy Row Hotel
Dupont Circle
13 hours ago 3 stars $119
The Churchill Hotel Embassy Row / Dupont Circle
Dupont Circle
13 hours ago 4 stars $119
Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
15 hours ago 4 stars $169
St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites
Dupont Circle
17 hours ago 4 stars $175
Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
17 hours ago 3 stars $169

Recently Rated Dupont Circle Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.3 / 5
50 reviews
3 stars $169
Carlyle Suites Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
184 reviews
3 stars $116
The Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.2 / 5
274 reviews
4 stars $152
Embassy Row Hotel
Dupont Circle
3.6 / 5
199 reviews
3 stars $119
The Churchill Hotel Embassy Row / Dupont Circle
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
58 reviews
4 stars $119
The Normandy Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
140 reviews
3 stars $113
The Quincy
Dupont Circle
4.0 / 5
102 reviews
3 stars $126
St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
393 reviews
4 stars $175
Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters
Dupont Circle
3.7 / 5
386 reviews
4 stars $123
Washington Hilton
Dupont Circle
3.6 / 5
203 reviews
4 stars $139

Dupont Circle hotels

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From $152

1 The Dupont Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 274 reviews

1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Map

Dupont Circle hotel offers chic spaces and approachable bistro fareDowntown style permeates The Dupont Circle Hotel, where a multi-million dollar renovation transformed the hotel from top to... More

Great stay on business
Conveniently located near great restaurants, shopping and sites of DC. Comfortable and quiet stay with a great bar downstairs. Enjoyed the food and drinks. Staff were friendly and accommodating.
Sep 25, 2014
From $116

2 Carlyle Suites Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 184 reviews

1731 New Hampshire Ave., NW Map

Contemporary renovated boutique hotel in the heart of Washington DC  Situated within walking distance of many Washington DC attractions, the Carlyle Suites Hotel is also close to DC's... More

Great location
This is a small, but classy hotel. The rooms were bigger than I expected, with multiple rooms and closets. Very modern and elegant.
Sep 26, 2014
From $123

3 Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters

4 stars
3.7 / 5 386 reviews

1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW Map

Save 30% on Nonrefundable Rates

Spacious suites and a rooftop bar with city views near Dupont Circle The Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters is an urban hotel located near Dupont Circle and the Metro. The on-site rooftop Beacon... More

Beacon Hotel
very nice hotel. clean, close and comfy. great price for the location as well.
Sep 15, 2014
From $119

4 The Churchill Hotel Embassy Row / Dupont Circle

4 stars
4.1 / 5 58 reviews

1914 Connecticut Ave. Map

This historic hotel, a member of Historic Hotels of America, has graciously appointed features such as oversized guest rooms and suites, as well as the personalized attention of our professionally... More

Great Location
We didnt spend too much time in the hotel but great location...we valeted the car which was super convenient although the price was a bit high. The room was pretty average for an older hotel but it...
Sep 24, 2014
From $152

5 Madera, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 74 reviews

1310 New Hampshire Avenue Map

Save 10% on your stay

Historic hotel with a fashionable feelSituated 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... More

Good Location
Pretty standard/good stuff from this hotel. Only bad thing was that I ordered room service one night and it was inordinately expensive and tasted horrible :X
Jul 29, 2014
From $169

6 Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 239 reviews

2121 P Street NW Map

Dupont Circle boutique hotel with urban amenities and artistic touchesPalomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in Dupont Circle that caters to guests from the moment they... More

Summer in D.C.
The staff were very helpful. The room was perfect. The tv reception was horrible but all and all it was a great place to stay.
Aug 10, 2014
From $113

7 The Normandy Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 140 reviews

2118 Wyoming Avenue, NW Map

Classic elegance and free Wi-Fi Internet access in the embassy districtExperience the refined elegance of a diplomatic lifestyle at The Normandy Hotel, located in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s... More

Alternative to conference hotel
I attended a conference at the Washington Hilton. There were no rooms available at the WH so I booked the Normandy. Was I ever surprised! It was excellent. Just a short walk from the WH I found...
Sep 21, 2014
From $119

8 Embassy Row Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 199 reviews

2015 Massachusetts Avenue Map

Hotel with rooftop pool on Embassy Row near Dupont CircleThe Embassy Row is a half-block from Dupont Circle in the midst of Embassy Row. Georgetown, the White House, and downtown D.C. are... More

Close to metro and dupont circle
Great location, very easy access to the metro one block away. Bars and restaurants nearby for dinner. Good check-in process and breakfast.
Sep 25, 2014
From $119

9 Courtyard by Marriott Washington Northwest

3 stars
3.7 / 5 42 reviews

1900 Connecticut Avenue NW Map

Rate includes breakfast

Discover Courtyard Washington, D.C./ Dupont Circle, one of the modern Washington, D.C. hotels located in a vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood. For business, leisure or convention guests seeking... More

Above Average Hotel
Reasonable price considering it was a good location. It was much cheaper than many other hotels in the area. I would stay there again.
Sep 1, 2014
From $175

10 St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites

4 stars
4.1 / 5 393 reviews

2033 M Street NW Map

Luxury boutique hotel with many suites near Georgetown, Dupont Circle This trendy, elegant boutique hotel is three blocks from Georgetown and within walking distance to Dupont Circle, three Metro... More

Decent hotel, good value, Pay for the location
St Gregory was a nice hotel for a great price and is located in a great area between Foggy Bottom/DuPont Circle. The rooms were older, but the staff was nice and there was plenty of space in the...
Sep 16, 2014
From $151

11 The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

5 stars
4.3 / 5 61 reviews

2100 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Map

Save 20% on your stay

Luxury Washington DC hotel near the White HouseThe Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington DC Hotel is a fabulous example of elegance in the heart of the city. The Kennedy Center for Arts and many... More

Overall this hotel was a great value and location, the bedsheets did not seem to have been changed from the previous customers, it had body hairs under the sheets, and the pillow had a dirty smell!!.
Aug 12, 2014
From $139

12 Washington Hilton

4 stars
3.6 / 5 203 reviews

1919 Connecticut Ave., NW Map

Rate includes breakfast buffet for 2

Located in the heart of Washington, DC, the Washington Hilton hotel is situated near the capital's most sought-after neighborhoods. Enjoy the best entertainment and nightlife Washington has to... More

Average.for a Hilton
Valets are friendly and helpful ROM bedonne not that comfortables Atmosphere is good
Aug 9, 2014
From $169

13 Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 50 reviews

1733 N Street NW Map

Stay just minutes away from Dupont Circle and D.C. attractionsTopaz, a Kimpton Hotel is an ideal choice for those looking for a modern and relaxed holiday experience. The location offers a... More

overnight stay
I always have a great experience at the topaz. Richie is very attentive and courteous. I love how this company caters to people travelling with their dog(s) and gives discounts for driving hybrid...
Sep 28, 2014
From $189

14 Residence Inn by Marriott Washington, DC/Dupont Circle

3 stars
4.3 / 5 14 reviews

2120 P Street NW Map

Free Breakfast and Internet

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... More

From $135

15 Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 165 reviews

1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW Map

Rate includes breakfast

Modern Dupont Circle hotel with luxurious look, trendy bar The Renaissance Washington, D.C., Dupont Circle Hotel is a modern, convenient hotel with luxurious touches located between Georgetown and... More

Great location and good , helpful service.
The location near Georgetown is great. The service staff at reception and the restaurant are extremely helpful. The hotel is clean and comfortable. Good value for the money,
Jul 1, 2014