The Dupont Circle


Overview

Set in the heart of Washington D.C.’s most vivacious neighborhood, The Dupont Circle exudes style and sophistication onto our nation’s capital in a central location just steps away from revered American national monuments and renowned museums. As a member of The Doyle Collection, a family-owned Irish luxury hotel group with a 60-year heritage, this charming 327-room hotel imbues warm hospitality, luxurious amenities and panoramic city views while striking the perfect balance of maintaining an intimate residential ambiance. Its bustling chic restaurant and bar scene epitomizes Dupont Circle as the ultimate social hub.

The Dupont Circle has recently undergone an incredible renovation to be lovingly restored back to its former glory by its owner, Bernie Gallagher, the Chairman of The Doyle Collection and daughter of PV Doyle. Working alongside internationally acclaimed designers, Martin Brudnizki and Irish designer, Clodagh, the hotel has been reimagined as a glamorous hub without sacrificing comfort while meticulously weaving contemporary style in neutral tones with pops of color and various textures that pay homage to the building’s mid-century beginnings originally built in 1947. Creating a sense of luxurious urban living in our nation’s capital, guests can feel the owner’s personal touches in the interior design in addition to the selected artwork by celebrated Irish sculptor John Behan and legendary American actor, turned photographer, Dennis Hopper, placed throughout its guest rooms. The ultimate respite is the new Dupont Penthouse Level, which offers thirteen Studio Suites with terraces, two Signature Suites with spacious garden terraces, and a spectacular Grand Penthouse Suite with sweeping views of Dupont Circle and the Washington Monument.

Enjoy a savory breakfast and a sumptuous weekend brunch at The Pembroke, a sophisticated dining destination set in the heart of Dupont Circle, celebrating contemporary American fare with global influences. The Pembroke’s stunning design by Martin Brudnizki features plush velvet coral-toned banquettes around glossy marble tables, cream-paneled walls with playful artwork, and boasts panoramic views of the neighborhood, while a seasonal terrace offers al fresco dining from spring to fall. Unwind at The Doyle Bar, whose handsome chic mid-century interiors and leafy terraces provide an ideal spot to meet and reconnect. A popular destination amongst locals for a libation, the bar is serving its show-stopping cocktails (such as a barrel-aged Manhattan or the Doyle G&T with house-made tonic water) and an impressive selection of Irish whiskeys. Savor delicious bites from duck confit steam buns, tuna tostadas, and the seared scallops with sunchoke purée.

Begin the day with a coffee roasted by Lavazza at Doyle & Co. Coffee Bar before heading out to explore Washington D.C.’s highlights such as the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, the Hillwood Museum and Gardens in Cleveland Park or biking along the Potomac River to name a few. Whether it is your first visit to Washington D.C. or revisiting its sought-after sites, the hotel’s well-connected Concierge can help curate the perfect itinerary filled with special experiences and behind-the-scenes access to securing top tables in the city’s burgeoning dining scene for its guests. Its neighbors include several embassies housed in 19th century mansions (former homes of D.C.’s Gilded Age elite), America’s first modern art museum (the Phillips Collection), and independent shops and cafes like the legendary Kramerbooks, a working bookshop with busy cafe, Tiny Jewel Box with its vintage baubles, and Eighteenth Street Lounge with its famous reggae nights and live music. On Sunday mornings, join locals at the nearby farmer's market to stock up on the best of fresh produce from neighboring Virginia and Maryland. A destination unto its own, Dupont Circle is ultimate urban hideaway in the heart of our nation's capital.

Accommodations

The Dupont Circle offers 327 spacious guest rooms and signature suites (total of 31), which were fully renovated in 2020, with an airy, open design. Its guest rooms pay homage to its distinctive 1950’s architecture with a modern twist. Featuring a soft palette of ivory and charcoal tones, these sophisticated accommodations feature 300 thread-count imported linens, flexible and spacious work areas, Nespresso coffee machines, and European marble baths with heated floors and walk in showers. Polished dark wood finishes combine with white marble bathrooms and classic mid-century designer furniture and lighting to create a sense of luxurious urban living.

The Penthouse Level, an exclusive floor made up of 13 suites including the spectacular Grand Penthouse Suite, brings luxury to a whole new level in the city. The Penthouse level may be reserved as a private floor, or a one-bedroom basis, with reserved elevator, private butler and secured garage access. The Studio Suites, many with terraces, boast great city views and come with bespoke furnishings, in-room lounge with hand woven rugs, eclectic artwork and warm textures throughout. The Signature Terrace Suites offering sweeping city views from its sweeping terrace with comfy lounge chaises. While the elegant Junior and Parkview Suites feature soothing, warm interiors and a generous open plan design evoking the sophistication of urban living with custom artwork and furnishings.

The hotel’s crown jewel, the two-bedroom Grand Penthouse Suite, offers panoramic views stretching as far as the Washington Monument. It features a spacious lounge, dedicated dining area and fold-away cocktail bar which open on to a wrap-around, fully furnished garden terrace complete with a fire bowl and heaters. Bedrooms also have their own seat areas and private terraces. The layout with its long enfilade views along with the use of quality natural finishes, wood paneling, bronze and marble creates the sense of a grand city apartment and makes for a truly luxurious experience.

Amenities

• Business Center
• Dedicated Concierge
• Complimentary WiFi
• Housekeeping
• Fitness Center
• Valet Parking
• 10,000 square foot Meeting and Event Space
• Restaurants and Bar: The Pembroke, The Doyle Bar, Doyle & Co. Coffee Bar

Activities

• Bike along the Potomac River
• Concerts
• Dining around D.C.’s burgeoning restaurant scene
• Explore nearby neighborhoods such as Georgetown
• Farmer’s Markets
• Local Shopping
• Sporting Events
• The Hillwood Museum and Gardens in Cleveland Park
• The National Museum of African American History and Culture
• The Phillips Collection
• The Smithsonian Museum
• Visits to Washington D.C.’s landmarks: Arlington National Cemetery, The National Mall, The White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Location

NEAREST AIRPORT:
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

The Dupont Circle is very accessible to Washington D.C. highlights. The hotel is a five-minute walk to Metrorail Dupont Circle Station. A 10-15 minute drive from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, The Union Station (Amtrak & Metrorail Station) and a 5-10 minute walk to business districts (K Street, Connecticut Ave, Embassy Row, Georgetown, Adams Morgan) Dupont Circle Fountain and Park, The Phillips Gallery Collection, Woodrow Wilson House and 5-10 minute drive from The White House, The Washington Monument, National Zoo, National Mall & Memorial Park, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, WWII Memorial and Verizon Center.

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