The Dupont Hotel

The Dupont Hotel is the closest you can get to staying on Dupont Circle, whose fountain and benches are popular spots on beautiful weekend days. With its expansive windows, this friendly hotel is a great place for people-watching. Renovated in 2009, the hotel has a modern energy and a clean, contemporary, European style.

Cafe Dupont and Bar Dupont are both accessible from the lobby. Cafe Dupont, with its summertime outdoor patio and good happy hour, just revamped to a French brasserie menu.

The rooms are compact but the beds are big. Luxe amenities include heated bathroom floors and iPod players. For the ultimate pampering, Level Nine, the top floor, has a guest lounge and 15 suites with incredible views of Dupont Circle. Each room includes everything from doorbells and heated towel racks to a complimentary in-room bar.

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