Inn at Dupont Circle

1312 19th Street Northwest , Washington, 20036 USA (Show map)

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Selected among the Top 10 Bed and Breakfast Inns in Washington D.C. by DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, our beautiful Inns give you the choice of staying in a relaxed, traditional Victorian inspired inn, or a stately town home with an eclectic mix of modern Brazilian art and authentic antique furnishings. Whether you are looking for old world Victorian charm, a luxurious suite with all the latest modern amenities, if you seek a carriage house all your own for a weekly rental, or a small affordable room, you will find it when you choose the Inn at Dupont Circle. Get ready to experience the Theaters, Art Galleries, Cafes and Five star restaurants that line the trendy streets of Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan and Georgetown. The downtown district sizzles with something for everyone. Enjoy Hot, Sultry Salsa or Reggae in Adams Morgan. Spontaneous Jazz notes tumble out the windows of the nightclubs in the U Street Historic corridor. This historic district was recently recommended by Lonely Planet travel guides as “Hands Down, one of the Hottest place to hear live modern music in D.C.” The Inn at Dupont Circe is just minutes away from the highly acclaimed Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts near the Watergate Hotel. Take a moonlit dinner cruise on the Potomac River which winds past marble tributes to America’s great leaders.

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Overall
4.1

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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Onsite Dining4.1

What a dump!

1.8 on December 02, 2012

This is the type of B&B for small town guests who think dusty rose and stuffed teddy bears mean luxury. Beat up floors, scuffed walls, chipped paint, 1950s bathrooms that look like your poor gradmother's house rather than cool. No elevator. There are so many other small hotels that are nicer and cheaper.


A Great Place to Stay!

5 on October 01, 2012

The inn is lovely, convenient, quiet, clean, and safe. Carolyn is wonderful, and the other staff are very friendly as well. I felt quite at home and comfortable. I will stay there next time I am in DC.


Eh.

2.8 on September 08, 2012

First things first... The Good: 1) The Inn at DuPont Circle is a comfortable and convenient place to stay. It's in a good and safe part of town right near a Metro stop. 2) It's within walking distance of the White House (1 mile/15 minutes) , and the Washington Monument (1.5 miles/25 minutes). The bad: 1) I had chosen to spend the extra $30 or $40 on the Garden Loft (because it sounded nice with the private entrance and the Whirlpool bath), but was told upon arrival that she had already given it to someone else. I felt like I had fallen for a bait & switch, which was disappointing, but I didn't let it get to me and spoil the stay like some people might. 2) They tried to make it look fancy, but all of the furniture looked like it had been picked up off the curb or thrifted. None of it went together. But the bottom line is that it's a clean and comfortable place to stay, not that it's well-decorated. 3) The spread of pastries shown is not representative of what's available, so don't expect that. But again, your reason to stay probably isn't the fruit tart in the picture. Other notes: They charge $25 for parking. Also, if you're using a gift certificate, be sure to negotiate the price before telling them-somehow, my stay came out to just a bit more than the value of my g.c when I think I could have gotten it for less. Final thoughts: It's clean and convenient, and a comfortable place to stay that was easy to get to after a long day of walking. If you're in D.C., you're probably not planning on curling up by the fire like at a Vermont B&B, you'll be out visiting the city, so decor is less important. Would I stay there again? No, but only because I've already been there and am sure there are other places to experience that would be equal or better for the same price. Would I recommend staying there? Sure, why not. It's fairly affordable and a great location. Just keep simple expectations.


I love the Inn!

5 on October 06, 2011

I have been staying at the Inn at DuPont Circle at least once a year since 2006. I love it. The rates are very reasonable. It is located within very easy Metro or walking distance from all of the major locations in and around DC. The neighborhood is quite safe; I feel very comfortable coming and going alone after dark. The breakfasts are incredible! If you go away from the breakfast table hungry, you just were not trying! Carolyn and her staff make you feel welcome...and if you keep coming back, you start to feel like family.


Really good reception through the stay

3.8 on February 15, 2011

Very friendly and welcoming place. The breakfast was really outstanding with great personal service; as in asking if I wanted more bacon even if I was the only one at the breakfast, if I wanted an omelette, if I wanted them to open breakfast earlier than announced. My room was the Nook room, the cheapest one and it met my expectations (a small room with a bed, refrigerator, TV and AC), good value for the price. I'll return if I get the chance. /HG


great place

4.8 on December 11, 2008

great location- friendly, helpful staff


Great Getaway

5 on October 20, 2008

Perfect location. Comfortable accomodations. Wonderful staff. Delightful experience. We shall return!


A Great Value in the DC Area

4.4 on August 18, 2008

Why stay in an expensive Hotel when you have The Inn at Dupont Circle? The Inn is located in vary active "hip" part of DC with shops, dinning and the Metro just a few steps away. The inkeeper was more than helpful with local information and prepared a cook-to-order breakfast each morning. The room was clean and met all of our needs. Most importantly, we felt very safe. No need to bring your car because the Metro will drop you off 100 yards from the front door. We elected to drive (never again!) and was surprised to have the inkeeper personnaly escort us to their spaces in a nearby garage where we parked our car for $15.00 a day-a very fair price for that area. Our overall experience was fantastic and we would definitely stay there again.


Washington DC treasure

4.2 on June 15, 2008

We stayed in the Dixon room at the Inn at Dupont Circle for 3 nights, during a very hot and humid week. The Inn was in a perfect location, near shops, restaurants and 1/2 block from the wonderful Metro system. Our room was not overly large but was quite comfortable with a great bed and luggage racks for easy access to our suitcases. The window air conditioners in both the bedroom and bathroom were quiet and very efficient and the decor was charming. Carolyn (the manager) was amazing....a great resource, cook and always welcoming and cheerful. The rest of the staff was very friendly and they even did a small load of laundry for us...we found it neatly folded when we returned! Lots of good brochures and guidebooks for the area were available. Eggs, waffles and pancakes were available for breakfast along with juice, fruit and other side dishes. When we came home hot and tired in the afternoon, fresh lemonade or tea was waiting along with a bakery treat. A rare commodity, we paid $15 extra per day for parking a block and a half away. The garage was a little difficult to maneuver in but it was great to have this available. If you are looking for a home-like environment with very personal service and the charm of old DC, this is the place for you.


The Brooklyn Inn

4.2 on May 19, 2008

this B&B is part of the Dupont Circle group apparently. Technically not a B&B - they do not "cook" your breakfast rather supply the food for breakfast. Our room was a spacious apartment and not a hotel room at all. It was beautifully decorated, super clean and the help was really friendly and accomodating. The bed was like heaven and not a typical, hard, hotel-grade piece of junk with feather pillows and lovely soft bankets. After slogging through hours of tourist walking we slept like babies. It is just aq few blocks from the red-line Metro which is the most important part of a place to stay so we felt like we were only minutes from anywhere we wanted to go. We will certainly stay there again the next time we are in DC!


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Rooms & Rates

Renoir Room

Renoir prints fill the walls. Relax on the love seat, and delight in the ambience of this room. The Renoir Room is on the third floor with a private bath. There is a sofa bed which can accommodate a third guest for a minimal additional charge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Crystal Room

This room is also the essence of romantic elegance. The blazing chandelier reflects in the massive mirror that soars to meet the 12-foot high ceilings. Tired after a day of meetings and touring? This is a perfect place to retreat and regroup. The Crystal Room is on the second floor and has a private bath. The king bed can be split into two twins. There is also a twin sofa chair that can accommodate a third person for a minimal additional charge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Country Room

Our Country Room is a soothing retreat on the top floor of the inn is a quiet haven in the midst of Washington DC. Decorated in soft blues and whites and overlooking our rear garden, you'll think your are in the country away from it all. Terry robes provided for your short trip to the shared bath located just down the hall. The Country Room shares a bath with the Nook and Queen Anne Rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Queen Anne Room

This charming room was named for its original Victorian rose and yellow Queen Anne windows. Morning light bathes the room in soft pastels. The king size bed can be easily converted into two single beds. Terry robes are provided in the room for the walk to the shared bath located just down the short hall. This room shares a bathroom with the Nook and Country Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Dixon Room

The Dixon Room was once Jeanne Dixon’s husband’s study. Framing the king-size bed, the antique quilt, an import from a tiny West Virginia town, is gracefully set off against the forest green walls and reflected in the mirror opposite the bed, over the fireplace. Note the early 20th century molded radiators, like others that fill the house— even in the bathrooms! The Dixon Room is on the fourth floor with a private bath (and bathtub). The bed can also be split into two single beds.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Garden Loft

The Garden Loft is a bright, cozy mini-suite, with its white wicker and floral decor that feels like an extension of our garden. It has its own private entrance off our rear garden, a ground level "Florida" room and white spiral stairs that lead to a small bedroom/bathroom loft with a queen size bed. Extra touches are the white tile and green marble bathroom with a whirlpool bath, as well as skylights, that let in all the morning sun. The Garden Loft is our smallest room with a private bath. There is also a twin sofa chair that can accommodate a third person for a minimal additional charge that includes breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Nook

For the traveler on a budget, the Nook is the ultimate find in Washington, since it offers all the Inn's comforts. The Nook has a single bed, cable TV and shares a bath down the hall. This is the only room in the Inn that does not have its own coffee maker and private phone line with answering machine. The Nook shares a bath with the Country and Queen Anne Rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Tiffany Room

A beautiful fireplace and chandelier adorn this romantic room. The large windows allow for ample light and frontal views of 19th street corridor. This is the ultimate room for couples seeking that romantic getaway from their daily routine. This second floor room has a private bath and a sofa bed for a third guest for a minimal charge

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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Location

Location Type

City, Downtown

Airport

Washington DC, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan National)

Directions to property:

The Inn is less than 1/2 block from the Dupont Circle Metro. It is located at the South Exit. (a 12 minute ride to Union Station on the Metro. Very short ride to Reagan National Airport).

Area Attractions

Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, 30 min.to Baltimore aquarium., 45 min to Outlet shopping., Monuments located on river front., 30 min to antique shopping in Kensington,MD., Pandas at our zoo are a "MUST SEE"., Ski area 90 min from the city.

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Washer/dryer , Back Garden/Patio, high-speed intenet access, solarium, Front Garden, access to neighborhood gym by request, complimentary water and juices

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Cherry Blossom season is approaching., Try theYoga classes at our neighborhood gym, There are many local hiking/biking trails, Visit Washington's free museums., Indulge in our world famous local art galleries, Ritzy night clubs,restraunts and billards close by, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: For a full refund, cancellation must be made seven full days prior to the guest’s arrival day. If the guest cancels less than 7 days in advance, the nights not spent are not refunded unless we rebook the room. If the guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded unless we rebook the room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Carolyn and Robin

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00-9:00
  • Serving Location: solarium, Dining Room

Signature Dish

a scrumptious breakfast that includes:
Fresh baked ham, smoked salmon, omeletts, organic sausage, pancakes or french toast,fresh fruit, cereals, yogurts, bread baked daily, juices, coffee and tea.