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The Dupont Circle Hotel

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  1. The Dupont Circle Hotel
    Photograph: Courtesy The Dupont Circle Hotel
  2. The Dupont Circle Hotel
    Photograph: Courtesy The Dupont Circle Hotel
  3. The Dupont Circle Hotel
    Photograph: Courtesy The Dupont Circle Hotel
  4. The Dupont Circle Hotel
    Photograph: Courtesy The Dupont Circle Hotel

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

The Dupont Circle Hotel offers luxury in one of D.C.'s best neighborhoods

D.C. is all about proximity, and The Dupont Circle Hotel’s location hits a sweet spot. Within walking distance of the capital’s biggest sights, it’s also far enough removed that guests can feel like a local—looking out on leafy Dupont Circle and the surrounding coffee shops, restaurants and bars. The service inside is fantastic and the vibe is mid-century chic with sleek metal accents and polished wood throughout.  

The hotel’s simple exterior doesn’t fully telegraph the level of luxury that visitors will find throughout the 327 rooms. Expect to find marble baths and heated floors, along with 300 thread-count imported linens, turn-down service and an overall understated glamor with neutral tones and pops of colorful artwork. The penthouse level suites also feature giant terraces that look out on the surrounding city with views as far as the National Cathedral. 

The on-site restaurant, The Pembroke, is currently one of the best dining destinations in D.C. The contemporary modern dining room offers large windows looking out on the street and is a great option for brunch. (Try the perfectly executed omelet with spinach, ham, tomato and gruyére alongside some fresh-squeezed orange juice.) Meanwhile, the adjoining Doyle bar offers mid-century style and a large outdoor patio decorated with Instagram-ready greenery while serving creative cocktails like the umami-forward take on a martini, Northern Lights, or a punch served in giant bronze flamingo. Expect a slightly longer wait for food and drinks at this venue especially at peak times. 

Recently renovated, the stylish hotel also offers a fitness center, room service and valet parking. For those looking for a relaxing oasis in one of the most lively parts of D.C. it’s a great option for tourists and business travelers alike.


Dupont Circle is about a 10-minute drive from some of D.C.’s biggest sights including The White House, the National Zoo, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It’s also considered the heart of the capital’s LGBTQ+ scene with many popular bars just a short walk away.


The Phillips Collection, a lesser-known D.C. art museum is located in Dupont Circle with works by artists including Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso and more. The Woodrow Wilson House is another nearby site worth visiting that’s off the beaten path of most tourist’s itineraries. The historic site and museum was once the residence of the 28th President of the United States.

Time Out tip:

Guests who book a Grand Penthouse suite also receive complimentary transfer from the airport.

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason


1500 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, D.C.
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