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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 Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
21 minutes ago 4 stars $169
Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
2 hours ago 4 stars $152
Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC/Dupont Circle
Dupont Circle
5 hours ago 3 stars $134
Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters
Dupont Circle
5 hours ago 4 stars $118
Madera, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
6 hours ago 4 stars $138
Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
13 hours ago 4 stars $179
The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
Dupont Circle
14 hours ago 5 stars $191
Washington Hilton
Dupont Circle
23 hours ago 4 stars $129
The Churchill Near Embassy Row Hotel
Dupont Circle
1 day ago 4 stars $152
The Embassy Row Hotel
Dupont Circle
1 day ago 3 stars $135

Recently Rated Dupont Circle Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Washington Hilton
Dupont Circle
3.6 / 5
204 reviews
4 stars $129
St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
428 reviews
4 stars $169
The Normandy Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
155 reviews
3 stars $149
The Quincy
Dupont Circle
4.0 / 5
106 reviews
3 stars $169
The Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.2 / 5
315 reviews
4 stars $169
Carlyle Suites Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
211 reviews
3 stars $257
Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters
Dupont Circle
3.7 / 5
437 reviews
4 stars $118
Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.3 / 5
64 reviews
3 stars $139
Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC/Dupont Circle
Dupont Circle
3.8 / 5
44 reviews
3 stars $134
Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.4 / 5
256 reviews
4 stars $179

Featured Dupont Circle Hotels

From $169

1 The Dupont Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 315 reviews

1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Map

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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

Conference Trip
Excellent customer service and amazing location! Stayed for a week and enjoyed the hospitality of everyone at this hotel.
Mar 16, 2015
From $179

2 Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 256 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

Staycation in the Snow
Everything about the Palomar helped ease the pain of not being able to keep a scheduled trip to Miami due to snow...the staff was wonderful and the room was fantastic! From the moment I arrived...
Mar 11, 2015
From $169

3 St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites

4 stars
4.1 / 5 428 reviews

2033 M Street NW Map

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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

Weekend Getaway
NIce location not far from sights but not too deep in the hustle and bustle. Good value and would return again!
Mar 22, 2015
From $118

4 Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters

4 stars
3.7 / 5 437 reviews

1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW Map

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

Great location
Great location. Close walk to many attractions and restaurants. In walkable distance to the White House. Staff was not the friendliest. Room size is decent.
Mar 26, 2015
From $138

5 Madera, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 78 reviews

1310 New Hampshire Avenue Map

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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

Great business home away from home
Room large, clean, updated & had what I needed. Staff friendly & helpful, bringing extra desk chair for colleague who worked with me on a snow day. Restaurant exceeded expectations. Fresh coffee in...
Mar 10, 2015
From $139

6 Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 64 reviews

1733 N Street NW Map

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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

is the best hotel in town. nice room, Quality service. Excellent location.
Mar 26, 2015
From $191

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

5 stars
4.3 / 5 63 reviews

2100 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Map

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

Perfect location in Dupont Circle
It doesn't get much better than this if you want a classy, quiet place to stay for a few nights in DC. A block from the Metro and everything you need is within a block or two. Friendly front desk...
Dec 31, 2014
From $149

8 The Normandy Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 155 reviews

2118 Wyoming Avenue, NW Map

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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

Excellent for us
Although the room was a bit small for two old men, it was an excellent choice for us. Just blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro station, there were numerous good restaurants nearby. We ate breakfast...
Mar 18, 2015
From $135

9 The Embassy Row Hotel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW Map

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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

Great Business Trip
Hotel was great! The location was in the perfect spot for my business meeting a few blocks away. It is also a great place to be during the beginning of spring and the cherry trees blossoming season.
Mar 26, 2015
From $129

10 Washington Hilton

4 stars
3.6 / 5 204 reviews

1919 Connecticut Ave., NW Map

Rooms and suites in Dupont Circle, with outdoor poolThe Washington Hilton is located in upper Dupont Circle. Restaurants, shopping and museums are an easy walk or Metro ride away. Guests appreciate... More

Good for business trip
The hotel is located close to restaurants and other city's attractions. The overall experience was very good!
Mar 20, 2015
From $134

11 Courtyard by Marriott Washington, DC/Dupont Circle

3 stars
3.8 / 5 44 reviews

1900 Connecticut Avenue NW Map

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... More

Just the right place
I booked this hotel last minute. I needed to travel for a quick business trip and only had a small window to accomplish what I needed. I called ahead with questions. The staff was helpful. When I...
Mar 14, 2015
From $152

12 The Churchill Near Embassy Row Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 71 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

disappointed. conference at the Hilton which was booked across the street. hotel amenities no comparison
Feb 4, 2015
From $169

13 The Quincy

3 stars
4.0 / 5 106 reviews

1823 L Street NW Map

Relaxed atmosphere makes this Washington DC hotel a peaceful haven The laid back and relaxed atmosphere of The Quincy hotel hides the true professionalism and excellent service that guests receive... More

The staff was amazing! Super friendly and helpful. When I forgot some amenities, the staff immediately provide assistance. In addition, they were super helpful with advice traveling around DC! I...
Mar 17, 2015
From $152

14 Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 171 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

wedding stay
I think it was a good experience, I just wish the price wasn't as high.
Jan 21, 2015
From $209

15 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