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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 Churchill Hotel Embassy Row / Dupont Circle
Dupont Circle
2 hours ago 4 stars $89
Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
3 hours ago 3 stars $87
St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites
Dupont Circle
8 hours ago 4 stars $78
The Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
9 hours ago 4 stars $135
Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters
Dupont Circle
11 hours ago 4 stars $74
Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
12 hours ago 4 stars $89
Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
12 hours ago 4 stars $95
Madera, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
14 hours ago 4 stars $95
The Quincy
Dupont Circle
1 day ago 3 stars $98
The Embassy Row Hotel
Dupont Circle
1 day ago 3 stars $69

Recently Rated Dupont Circle Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
399 reviews
4 stars $78
The Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.2 / 5
287 reviews
4 stars $135
Carlyle Suites Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
197 reviews
3 stars $107
The Churchill Hotel Embassy Row / Dupont Circle
Dupont Circle
4.0 / 5
64 reviews
4 stars $89
Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters
Dupont Circle
3.7 / 5
398 reviews
4 stars $74
The Embassy Row Hotel
Dupont Circle
3.6 / 5
202 reviews
3 stars $69
Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.4 / 5
242 reviews
4 stars $95
Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.3 / 5
52 reviews
3 stars $87
Madera, a Kimpton Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
75 reviews
4 stars $95
The Quincy
Dupont Circle
4.0 / 5
104 reviews
3 stars $98

Dupont Circle hotels

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Featured Dupont Circle Hotels

From $95

1 Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 242 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

Valet Improvement Needed
Valet staff needs to be more attentive. After calling 20 minutes in advance for car, we still waited an additional 20 minutes once downstairs. A key for a different vehicle was left in our car....
Nov 24, 2014
From $74

2 Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters

4 stars
3.7 / 5 398 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

Luxurious Ladies Night
Such a beautiful hotel! I wish the television was a little bigger and the wifi was free. The parking was superrrr pricey! But other than that it was great! The staff was always super helpful!
Nov 23, 2014
From $78

3 St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites

4 stars
4.1 / 5 399 reviews

2033 M Street NW Map

Champagne Weekend

Centrally located in the heart of Washington, within the business district and three blocks to Georgetown. Walk to the Kennedy Center, the White House and the National Mall/ Smithsonian... More

Had a great stay
We had a great stay at this hotel. The location is good, close to a lot of restaurants and metro station. We parked in the parking garage right next door that is not affiliated with the hotel. Room...
Nov 22, 2014
From $135

4 The Dupont Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 287 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

Dupont Chicque
Enjoyed my stay at this property. My single king room was smaller than I am used to but comfortable and contemporary. Especially liked the heated bathroom floors and outdoor light provided by the...
Nov 20, 2014
From $95

5 Madera, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 75 reviews

1310 New Hampshire Avenue Map

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

it not very bad...
I arrived at Madera at midnight on beginning of November 2014. The receptionist was very cheerful but she could not find my reservation and ask her manager to help her. The manager, she came, no...
Nov 4, 2014
From $69

6 The Embassy Row Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 202 reviews

2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW 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

old hotel
Hotel location is good many places distance by walk but hotel room was small and old
Nov 18, 2014
From $104

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

5 stars
4.3 / 5 61 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

DC
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 $89

8 Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 166 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

Business Trip
The hotel is about a 1/2 mile from Dupont Circle. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms are lovely, albeit a tad small. Definitely good for the price. Huge plus that they used Aveda...
Sep 29, 2014
From $107

9 Carlyle Suites Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 197 reviews

1731 New Hampshire Ave., NW Map

Save 15% on your stay

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

Small, but perfect location and great night's sleep
This room comes with a fridge, dishes, microwave, coffeemaker, and sink. It would feel a bit cramped with two people. The bed was the nicest I've ever found in a hotel, however, and the location...
Nov 20, 2014
From $89

10 The Churchill Hotel Embassy Row / Dupont Circle

4 stars
4.0 / 5 64 reviews

1914 Connecticut Ave. Map

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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, historic hotel
Great location, very friendly staff, good value on site restaurant, but starting to look a little rundown compared to past years. Corner bathroom was quite cold and had no direct heat vent that I...
Nov 20, 2014
From $139

11 Residence Inn by Marriott Washington, DC/Dupont Circle

3 stars
4.3 / 5 14 reviews

2120 P Street NW Map

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 $99

12 Washington Hilton

4 stars
3.6 / 5 203 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

Average.for a Hilton
Valets are friendly and helpful ROM bedonne not that comfortables Atmosphere is good
Aug 9, 2014
From $89

13 The Normandy Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 148 reviews

2118 Wyoming Avenue, NW Map

Save 15%, Book 45 Days in Advance

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

Stylish but not pretentious
This small older hotel was a fine alternative to a nearby convention hotel. My room was small and lacked a dresser. The bathroom was well appointed. The staff was attentive. The location on a quiet...
Nov 2, 2014
From $89

14 Courtyard by Marriott Washington Northwest

3 stars
3.7 / 5 42 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 Washington, DC/ Dupont Circle. We've thought of everything to ensure that you have a... 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 $87

15 Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 52 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

super easy, friendly staff
Just a clean, fast, friendly experience. Exactly what one wants in a hotel.
Nov 23, 2014