The Dupont Hotel Washington DC

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The Dupont Hotel Washington DC

4 star

Rooms: 314

1500 New Hampshire Avenue - Washington - District of Columbia - 20036 - United States 4836000
530 Traveller

Reviews - The Dupont Hotel Washington DC

9/10
Quiet And More Than Comfortable
Submitted by: Carolyn in 03/11/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Right on Dupont Cicle and the Metro. Very convenient to all tourist attractions. Staff polite and accommodating.
Restaurant a bit pricey.
Have stayed there before and would again. The price is right and the central location is excellent!!

Historical Traveller Reviews of The Dupont Hotel Washington DC

Service with a Smile

from Aero3926
The lobby staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. I found my room VERY comfortable and quiet. Just across the circle from the Metro stop. Substantially less expensive than the conference hotel nearby. Free WIFI in the room along with appropriate outlets/phones. Many hotel rooms are dimly lit, which I hate. This room had plenty of bright lighting in appropriate locations (desk, bedside lights (general and reading), etc.).

Downside: The one meal I attempted to eat at the hotel was breakfast. I wished to order from the menu rather than have the buffet, but could not get anyone to take my order. No bathtub (should that be important to you, there may be rooms that have one, but mine did not). I don't expect linens to be changed daily, but did expect that a bath linen on the floor would be replaced. I had to request. No coffee in room.

Still Going through some growing pains

from blue000
The Good:

--Location - right in the heart of Dupont. Metro, shops, bookstores, everything within two minutes reach
--Rooms - open, spacious modem design. A large desk if you need to work, lots space to move around, a good firm bed.
--Small bottle of Kiehl's shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and bath gel
--Free in-room internet

The not so good:
--Drilling and hammering painfully loud -- like a dentist drilling holes into your teeth. The hotel is under some sort of construction, and drilling and banging sounds like it's going on right in your room. Were it not for the construction, I would have rated the hotel higher. I asked to move rooms, but same noises in the new room.

-- Spotty wifi access. The first room I stayed at on the 7th floor did not have wifi

--No coffee making facilities in room. It's a small thing, but something I enjoy in rooms.

--Refrigerators "on request only"

Very Nice - FANTASTIC Location

from PlayaDelCarmenFreak
This hotel has a great location, so close to the Dupont Metro stop and close to so many great places to eat. Starbucks directly beside the hotel as well as many cools spots to visit for breakfast/lunch or dinner. Very modern decor, lobby smells great candles burning all around. AM coffee in the lobby, we were handed a Fuji water as we left the hotel. Won’t be long before this hotel is an all-star favorite in DC.

Bath products are Kiehls - how fantastic is that? There is a safe in the room, great bedding. Heated floor in the bathroom (Spa Shower) - Excellent! Great free Internet in the Business Center and wireless from our room on the 4th floor.

We will return for sure if I can afford it once it catches on. We had the $155 per night Cherry Blossom special rate – very worth the money.

Convenient location, gorgeous design, I love it!

from nikita58467
We came here for the Cherry Blossom Festival and about a month ago I found the Dupont Hotel which was a feature hotel in Expedia. But we went to the Doyle collection website to book two-night because it's a few dollars cheaper than through Expedia. The Dupont hotel is a 4 star hotel. Boutique, just renovated, wayyyy cheaper than the same class hotel in DC! What more could we ask for?

The dupont circle is gorgous and the hotel is right in the circle! There's a books-a-million across the street and 24HR CVS across the circle. There are tons of restuarants and shops around. We walked all the way down from the hotel to the monuments although the metro is right across the circle. Since I'm from NYC and love to walk everywhere, it didn't take us long and the city was beautiful.

Back to the hotel. The room isn't the biggest I've seen but it's very comfy for a couple. Fresh paint smell, nice ipod speaker, flat screen and the set of Kiehl's body care just won over me immediately! Seriously, the set would cost about 30 dollars alone in the store! Of course, the bed is super comfy and the bedding are very soft! The bathroom area has a quite unique design. I've seen this type of design in the W hotel in Time Square. Only good for couples 'cause there's really no privacy. I love it anyway! The stone floor has a heating system so it won't be freezing to walk on. The only thing I was disappointed was the lack of coffee machine in the room but the Caribou coffee is about 10 mins walk away so it's totally cool (Starbucks is right next to the hotel too).

The hallway to our room has a beautiful layout. The round lightings, velvet wall paper and lush carpet, I just love them! I wouldn't think that we can afford this but with $150 bucks a night, everything included, this is definitely the best bargain I've seen for a few years! It was half of the normal price from the website due to the grand opening. Oh, for the valvet parking, Expedia said it's 25 dollars but we end up paying about $35 a night including tax. It's no biggie but we saw some free street parking for the weekend if people are willing to walk a bit or just find a garage near by which probably costs less than 20 dollars a day for the weekend. There's a garage right across the street but I'm not sure how much it costs.

There is also a bar dupont in the hotel. We didn't go in but it looked really nice and a lot of trendy looking people going in and out.

I definitely want to go back to the dupont soon! It feels so good to just lay on the bed and relax! Also no one can beat the convenience!

Great stay at The Dupont Hotel

from queso123
I had a great stay at this hotel. I had some problems during my stay (wifi, a/c) but they were nothing a little repair couldn't handle. The staff was very nice, very friendly and eager to help. I've stayed at several "botique" style hotels in the city and by far The Dupont seems to be the best...it looks like they got the stuff together.
I'm looking forward to my next visit to DC as I will be staying at this hotel again - and I'm sure when I come back the hotel will be perfect then.

great location, decent room

from leokitty
We just stayed at the Dupont this past weekend. It is new to open so there were some minor problems...nothing big. phone didn't work, only one robe in the room...just little things. the staff is great, breafast is ridicuoulsy over-priced so don't even bother ($5 for a coffee! $5 for an english muffin! I mean, I get restaurant mark-up but you can buy a bag of english muffins for $3.59 and unless that is a double-espresson latte, not sure how in the world you can charge $5 for a regular coffee). That aside, our room was clean, bed was comfy. shower/bathroom could use a better design. There is a door but it is a frosted glass panel and doesn't have a fan. Not to be too graphic, but if you are sitting on the toilet, you can't look out to the vanity. However, whoever is outside at the vanity can look in at you. I almost think our door was hung backwards...best not stay here if you have any bathroom shyness! Oh and the shower floods onto the floor.

we would probably stay here again, it's close to everything and the staff is nice.

relaxing stay

from febjaba
we have stayed in a few different places in DC this was very nice and accomadating

Worthy successor to Jurys Washington Hotel

from donwest48
Jurys Washington Hotel closed some months back for renovation and re-opening as The Dupont Hotel.

The hotel reopened on Monday and I was there on Friday for the first weekend of receiving guests.

Jurys Washington had been one of my favorite DC hotels, and perhaps my favorite hotel location in DC. I think guests will be pleased with the brightened up rooms and public spaces.

The front desk staff is excellent and service oriented. I had an opportunity to speak by telephone with Kent prior to my arrival and he volunteered his name and said he looked forward to my arrival later that evening. Eduardo was equally as kind at my check-out.

Bell-staff services, including valet parking, went smoothly.

By the way, for previous Jurys regulars, I did not recognize any employee from the old name. Was the hotel closed so long the employees had to find employment elsewhere? I do not know the background there, and perhaps some employees were brought forward whom I did not see this weekend.

We had 2 rooms -- 304 and 306 -- and both were clean as you would expect--we were were probably the first guests to inhabit them. Those rooms have king beds and are not particularly large. The view into the center of the hotel's 'V' is mostly heating and airconditioning machinery a level below. The opening of the center 'V' does allow generous light to enter. (I like the rooms on 19th Street overlooking Starbucks, Kramerbooks, Afterwords Cafe, and so on, or ones over New Hampshire or towards the Circle.)

No tub in these rooms, only a shower, which was wonderful, even though some water splatters just a bit into the toilet area. No problem, though.

Summary: I think The Dupont Hotel just might continue being my preferred location in DC.

You can name other hotels in DC with some individual features that are better, I'm sure, but overall, The Dupont Hotel is a very good, solid choice, and I recommend it.

I ate one evening dinner in the new restaurant and it was very good, but I will not do a detailed review now.

Fresh bright property and staff in perfect Dupont Circle location

from gofk
The Dupont Hotel opened this week and my two night stay was so impressive that I write a recommendation here for the first time. It has all the appeal of a brand new property and includes rooms larger than many of the boutique type hotels as well as a Kiehl's stocked modern yet spacious bathroom. It is the staff and their eagerness to please that sent it over the top for me. There were the expected glitches of a hotel open for two days,and each time I was met with friendly, polite responses. I will return. The bar seems to already be quite a good scene on Dupont Circle. The Metro stop is right across the street as is Kramerbooks$Afterwords.

Just getting started, but good potential

from NYC244
It took over 20 minutes to check in. The door to the room was left open, and the housekeeping staff was still swarming the floor at 6pm. The bar was lit up like a diner. The HVAC didn't seem to work right--my room had caught the afternoon sun and was 82 degrees when I arrived. Still, the room was nicely appointed and I liked the Kiehl's products in the bathroom. It had some good potential, but clearly wasn't firing on all cylinders. My first experience with the Dupont was very mixed until I came back from the fitness room. My first clue to the issue was the treadmills that hadn't been hooked up yet. There was no water cooler, and no towels. It seemed like the basics were there but didn't fit together. Finally, on the way up in the elevator I rode with a staff member and found out that it had just opened a few days earlier. That explains everything.

On one hand, I'm sure opening a hotel takes massive coordination and effort, and you have to give them some slack. The Dupont was much more polished during this first week than Donovan House after a much longer gestations. On the other hand, this hotel is part of a chain that I would have expected to suppor the opening a little better than this.

I may try the Dupont again. It does have some nice touches and overall I like the style of the place. But I think I'll wait a while to see how it evens out.
Management Response from GMDupont
Dear Guest,

On behalf of our entire team at The Dupont Hotel I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to post your concerns and observations of our new property.

The Dupont Hotel has just completed a major renovation programme and we continue to develop with our new 9th floor opening this June. We sincerely apologize for the experience you had on our first day of operation. Our team is closely addressing each of your outlined concerns as well as stabilizing all hotel systems to ensure guest expectations are exceeded.

The entire team at The Dupont Hotel is dedicated to excellence and consistently delivering memorable experiences. We are confident that The Dupont Hotel will become one of the top hotels in Washington D.C. I hope that you will return and offer our dedicated team the opportunity to prove this to you and earn your continued support.

Warm Regards,
Steven Ellingsen
General Manager

Top Local Tips for Washington

Get to your airport 2 hours ahead of time... You have three options to fly from: Regan, Dulles, and BWI airports. During our trip, we flew in and out of BWI (Baltimore Washington International) via Southwest Airlines. We got there about two hours before our flight. We were very surprised that the line to check-in was so long. It took us 30 minutes to get checked-in and we were at the shortest line. If you can get away with carrying-on your luggage, then you can skip the check-in line and go straight to security check.

Restrooms Ladies especially - carry tissues with you. At the end of the day, many of the National Park Service restrooms at the monuments were yucky and many stalls had no toilet paper The Smithsonian Air & Space museum had 6 or 8 stalls, and at 45 minutes before closing no t.p. in any of them. Seems like no one checks any of them very regularly.

Great Location Weekend special rate: I will return.

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  • Address: 1500 New Hampshire Avenue - Washington - District of Columbia - 20036 - United States
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