The Dupont Circle Hotel

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The Dupont Circle Hotel
The Dupont Hotel - Dupont Circle.jpg
The Dupont Hotel, before renovation
General information
Type Hotel
Location Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.
Address 1500 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20036
Town or city Washington, D.C.
Country United States
Coordinates 38°54′37.6″N 77°02′35.1″W / 38.910444°N 77.043083°W / 38.910444; -77.043083Coordinates: 38°54′37.6″N 77°02′35.1″W / 38.910444°N 77.043083°W / 38.910444; -77.043083
Opened 1951
Renovated 2009
Owner The Doyle Collection
Landlord The Doyle Collection
Technical details
Floor count 9

The Dupont Circle Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel overlooking Dupont Circle, in Washington, D.C.[1][2] Before renovations in 2009, it was known as the Jurys Washington Hotel.[3] Prior to that, it was known as the Dupont Plaza Hotel.

The Dupont Hotel contains nine floors, bar, lounge, patio[4] and a restaurant. The hotel's restaurant is the Cafe Dupont, serving French-influenced dishes. The hotel runs a brunch buffet on Sunday called the Café Dupont Brunch Buffet. The bar is called the Bar Dupont and features modern artwork and leather furnishings.[4] It is located at 1500 New Hampshire Ave NW.[2] The current place where the hotel stands was formerly used as apartments for the International Monetary Fund.[5]

In 2009 the hotel underwent a US$50 to US$52[2][3][4] million renovation, adding a ninth floor containing 13 suites[2] and a duplex Presidential Suite. The hotel features dark wood, striped carpets and fabrics.[6] The bathrooms all have heated marble floors. As the hotel is in a popular area of Washington, D.C., all of the rooms are insulated from noise from other rooms and outside of the hotel. The hotel contains a fitness centre with cardiovascular and weight machines.[6] The hotel offers free Wi-Fi. It has a 1940s exterior, unlike the interior.[2] The hotel's rooms offer cable television, voice mail, and WiFi. All rooms are nonsmoking. The hotel offers Superior and Deluxe rooms.[6]

Reception[edit]

Writing in The Washington Post, Nancy Trejos applauded the hotel's furnishings and convenient location, but felt that it charged too much for some of its services.[4] Writing in The New York Times, Fred Bernstein also praised the hotel's room design. He noted that there were "small mistakes" made by his room service.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Dupont Circle Hotel". The Doyle Collection | Luxury Washington DC Hotels. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Hotel Review – The Dupont Hotel in Washington, D.C.". New York Times. May 28, 2009. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Jurys Washington Hotel renamed The Dupont Hotel". Washington Business Journal. March 23, 2009. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Bed Check: Newly renovated Dupont Hotel is chic, but costly". The Washington Post. July 11, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ "IMF releases new renderings for hotel renovation in Dupont". Washington Business Journal. April 5, 2012. Retrieved January 1, 2017. The 1964 Dupont Circle structure that previously served as an International Monetary Fund apartment building, is being renovated to become a hotel, and its latest renderings have been released by the IMF, DCmud reports. With the help of Bonstra Haresign Architects, the building is expected the be completed in about a year. It will have a new skin complete with a rain screen and super-efficient glass curtainwall system. The project will add 20 units to the 100-unit building. 
  6. ^ a b c "The Dupont Hotel Review – Washington, D.C.". Frommer's – Hotel Reviews and Ratings. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Official website