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Dupont Circle Hotel 

by Lauren Dana Ellman
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Washington, D.C. is known for many things — centuries-old history, cherry blossoms, and national monuments, among others. But unbeknownst to many travelers, our nation’s capital boasts a surprisingly hip dining and nightlife scene, much of which can be found in the tony Dupont Circle neighborhood. That’s also where you’ll find the luxe Dupont Circle Hotel. Part of the family-owned Doyle Collection, the 327-room property is arguably one of the most stylish places to stay in town.

What You Need to Know 

The Look of the Dupont Circle Hotel 

It's All in the Details

The nine-story hotel is unassuming from the outside, but, of course, we know never to judge a book by its cover. Step inside to find a super-sleek lobby area with low ceilings, dark wooden touches, marble check-in counters, and an eye-catching collection of contemporary artwork. Snag a seat by the crackling fireplace — also flanked by marble — and cozy up with a book, peck away on your laptop, or simply people-watch. Other equally stylish common areas include the Doyle bar, where well-heeled visitors and locals can be spotted sipping martinis in style, and the all-day Pembrook restaurant, which serves up contemporary fare like lobster Benedict, juicy burgers, and homemade pasta in a cool space complete with colorful seating, marble tables, and whimsical art. 

Now, onto the accommodations: Classic rooms are decorated in charcoal and cream with pops of green and feature courtyard views, while Deluxe rooms are bright and airy with sweeping city vistas. Both offer spa-inspired European marble baths, though only the latter have heated flooring. For a worth-it splurge, consider one of the suites, which range in size from 400 (Junior Suite) to 3,000 square feet (Grand Penthouse Suite). Select suites have bonus features like floor-to-ceiling windows, heated outdoor terraces with firepits, and separate living and dining areas with fireplaces. 

The Vibe at the Dupont Circle Hotel 

Between the ritzy bar and restaurant, stylish common spaces, and contemporary rooms and suites, it’s no wonder that the hotel attracts well-heeled business and leisure travelers — as well as plenty of chic locals. Despite the hip ambiance, the hotel somehow manages to feel laid back — instead offering a stylish reprieve in the tree- and townhouse-lined neighborhood it calls home. 

Who Will Love the Dupont Circle Hotel 

Couples, friend groups, and business travelers craving a luxurious and centrally located place to stay will love this hotel.

Who Might Not Love the Dupont Circle Hotel 

Families and larger groups may find the standard rooms too small; however, there’s always the option to splurge on a suite. Also, budget-conscious travelers may opt to stay elsewhere. 

Best Amenity at the Dupont Circle Hotel

The Pembroke is anything but your basic hotel restaurant. Whether you snag a seat at the marble-topped bar, the main dining room, or the terrace (open seasonally), this all-day eatery exudes cool — plus, the food and drink offerings are consistently delicious.

Money Matters

What’s Included at the Dupont Circle Hotel 

Your stay includes Wi-Fi and access to a 24-hour fitness center. 

Extra Fees & Costs You Should Know About at the Dupont Circle Hoel 

Valet parking costs $55 per night, excluding tax.

How to Get a Deal at the Dupont Circle Hotel 

Doyle DISCOVERY members can save up to 10%; government personnel and AAA members are privy to discounted rates. Be sure to also check the offers tab, which lists all available packages and promotions that include discounted rates plus perks like free parking, food and beverage credits, late checkouts, and more. 

The Sweet Season 

Visit in the winter to enjoy cheaper room rates and fewer crowds. Sure, the weather may be chilly, but as long as you pack a warm jacket, you should be just fine. Washington, D.C. is also home to dozens of museums, bars, and restaurants, so there’s no need to spend too much time outdoors, anyway.

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of the Dupont Circle Hotel

As you can guess by the hotel’s name, it’s located in the heart of D.C.’s Dupont Circle neighborhood, an upscale residential neighborhood that’s dotted with restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. It’s also where you’ll find Embassy Row and The Phillips Collection art museum. 

Nearest Airport to the Dupont Circle Hotel

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is less than five miles away (15 minutes by car). 

Nearest Public Transportation to the Dupont Circle Hotel

The Dupont Circle Metro Station is a three-minute walk from the hotel. 

The Bottom Line

Business and leisure travelers craving a stylish place to rest their heads in the heart of D.C.’s buzziest neighborhood will especially appreciate a stay here.

It's All in the Details