by Lissa Poirot
This Dupont Circle property features 259 classically-styled rooms that fits the sophistication of the nation’s capital. Rooms feel historic, yet feature iPod docking stations, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi (at a fee). Rooms are outfitted with king or two double beds and can sleep four. Larger suites are available, with separate living and sleeping space, as well as the ability to sleep four. The historic hotel, which has occupied this space since the 1920s, features onsite dining at the Capitol Room for breakfast and the Fairfax Grille and Lounge for dinner. A fitness center is located on property, as well as parking, which is valet-only.
Our Editor Loves
- Dupont Circle location
- Historic hotel
- Onsite dining
- Onsite Dining
This hotel has undergone changes. It has lost some value for the dollar. There is no room service. Its restaurant is seldom open. There are no newspapers. The room TV has only two working channels Fox News and HBO. Parking is very expensive. Rooms are well maintained and clean but lack all amenities. Staff appears reduced. Our room was in the back and subject to noise from garbage removal after 10pm from an adjacent building. There was no complimentary breakfast or even coffee. Breakfast buffet way overpriced and not very palatable. An all-together disappointing experience.
I really like the rooms. But avoid the breakfast and other food as it is overpriced and STILL served on paper plates with plastic cutlery despite the completion of the refurbishment. I’d still recommend it though as long as you use local stores to stock up on food and drink!