The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle

The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle

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#23 of 152 hotels in Washington DC
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle places you in one of Washington, DC's trendiest, vibrant downtown neighborhoods. Right outside your door, explore Dupont Circle, the epi-center of boutiques, farmers' markets, bars, and arts and culture. Hop on the Metro for a quick ride to historic landmarks and attractions including the National Mall, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. When you're not out exploring the city, catch a workout in our 24-hour fitness center, or escape to our outdoor pool for an afternoon of swimming. Whether you're traveling to the nation's capital for business or pleasure, The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle places you in the center of it all. Anchored in hot spot Dupont Circle, The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle puts you in the cosmopolitan heart of the city and near top cultural and historic attractions.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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2121 P Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 96 out of 100
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Ronald Reagan National Airport
Dulles Intl Airport
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Dupont Circle
4 minWashington DC Metro
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Jane K wrote a review Jun 2023
Bloomington, Indiana
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place—pool was the perfect late afternoon retreat on DC’s hottest day. Incredible staff and very comfortable rooms. Linens were squeaky clean. Full gym included free weights, spin bike, weight and cardio machines with enough space for yoga/stretching . Great farmers market a block away on Sunday mornings Good vibes at Royal Sonesta DuPont Circle.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Free parking from 8p-7a weekdays. Wasn’t too tough to find a spot or a cheaper garage
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Response from taylor.wasson@sonesta.com, General Manager at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle
Responded 06 Jun 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review, JaneK57! Were thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle so much! We strive for excellence so were pleased to hear you appreciated not only our amazing amenities and friendly staff, but also our comfortable rooms and prime location! Your praise lets us know were succeeding! We cant wait to host you again for yet another unforgettable visit!
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D Belle wrote a review Aug 2020
New York City, New York
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a very decent hotel at a good location. This hotel is near bars and restaurants and parking is not difficult during the weekend. The white house is about 7 minute drive from the hotel. I feel like it was over price for the service we received and the pool was closed and all the restaurants in the hotel due to covid. Rooms were decent, but they only put one toilet paper for a group of four and only one small hand soap which we had to call front desk to bring us more toilet paper and hand soap.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sherona G wrote a review Apr 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is very clean and welcoming. Each room is sanitized and they they hand sanitizer in the elevatorThe staff is great especially Rick from the front desk. It’s close to everything and i would absolutely recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Rick vasquez, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle
Responded 30 Apr 2021
Dear sheronag2021, Thank you for the great review of our hotel, and for the shout out! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Best, Rick Vasquez Front Office Manager
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Walls are paper thin wrote a review Jan 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Update:We have just been emailed that we spent $166 on minibar - this is not true. I am very displeased by how unprofessional the hotel is. First at the front desk they tell us their are charges for using their restaurant and then when we dispute these charges they are telling us that we used the minibar. We did neither and seems like something fishy. We will continue to dispute this charge.

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We arrived late on Dec 27 during a family visit to DC for the holidays. The room itself is nice but there is a daily $26 resort fee. Um - includes wifi only but no coffee, no free water. Bottled water costs $6.

We paid $57 and change for a two nights stay but then charged an additional $166 on our card. The front desk told us that there was restaurant charge but we told him that wasn't true. He took it off -they should be checking the room key card before allowing room charges.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Atheia, Hotel Manager at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle
Responded 01 Mar 2020
Hello Traveler9999192 please accept my apologies for the confusion regarding the daily guest amenity fee of $25 +tax. For your reference the fee includes upgraded WiFi services, complimentary local and long distance calls, and complimentary transportation in the morning/evening within a 1 mile radius from the hotel. Please contact me directly if the matter regarding the minibar charges have not yet been resolved.
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Luis S wrote a review Mar 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have so many complaints about staying at this hotel since checking in on Feb 26th at 430PM.

#1. I would recommend since there were minimal hotel guest staying at this hotel, to at the very minimum inform a guest that you have to request a coffee maker and microwave during your stay, its not information they readily provide you unless you ask, that's unacceptable.

#2 Provide basic customer service in term,s of having hotel staff ask if room service is needed, I purpously did not leave the do not disturb sign on my door to see if staff would ask if i needed a room refresh since I stayed two days

#3 The night manager on the 26th asked if I was informed of the complimentary bottle of wine, I told her no, while she did offer it, I asked why didn't the staff that check me offer this?

# Hotel states that there is valet service, when I asked at check it, they staff stated that there is no valet available and that I would have to find my own parking somewhere

# The hotel on their website and booking .com states that their is a restaurant and bar; however, on the evening of Feb 26th, I called the front desk to ask what time the restaurants would close, i was then notified that the restaurant is closed, I asked when will it reopen, the front desk staff stated that it was indefinitely closed. I asked wouldn't that have been information that you could have provided at check in? At least provided a list of local eateries that deliver to the hotel

100s of hotels and I decided the choose a hotel with staff that have minimal customer service skills, with the exception of the night manager and the front desk staff on the day of check out who at least made an effort to accommodate me during my stay.
#5 The hotel charges you for a resort fee at $60 when there are zero amenities provided (ieie hot tub, pool, restaurant and bar, etc)

#6. Since you niether offer coffee (unless you ask for a coffee maker, and staff should expect you to need one and no expect you to ask for it) at least offer vending machines or snacks at purchase either on the floors or reception lobby desk, they do neither of these things, make a conscious effort to try and make accommodations for your guests needs.

I would never stay nor recommend anyone i know to stay at this hotel, COVID on No COVID restrictions, over prices, staff unwilling to be hospitable and attempt to at least want to do the basic things.
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Date of stay: February 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Find a better choice of place to stay while in DC, there are multiple hotels within blocks, i...
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Response from Rick vasquez, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle
Responded 24 Apr 2021
Dear luissX8323ZX, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of. Please reach out to me directly at Rick.Vasquez@sonesta.com Best, Rick Vasquez Front Office Manager
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Alexandra M wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here with my beau for one night. He drove up from the south, and I came down from the north. I got there much earlier than him so I was on my own for a while. It's in a great walkable area with restaurants and shops. I went to a cute spa and got the works. I saw what I think was 4 shifts. Every employee from housekeeping to the front desk was so knowledgeable and helpful. They were professional and really went above and beyond. They accommodated early check in and late checkout :). They have a happy hour dining. The room was immaculate. It was comfortable. Would absolutely recommend and would stay again.

Cons: my TV guide stopped working, wifi was slow, and valet is so expensive. To valet 2 cars we paid 150 bucks with the taxes and fees. It's expensive but it's convenient and I expect to pay a lot in DC and NY for parking. If they didn't have the service and we had to find parking, we would have been spending the night in the cars. So maybe this is more of a "be prepared for" rather than a con.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bruce Daley, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle
Responded 19 Jan 2022
Dear Alexandra, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We made a few updates with out WIFI and it is all up and running properly now. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Bruce Daley Front Office Manager
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Opalpoe wrote a review Jan 2020
Bainbridge Island, Washington
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The service is laughably bad. One evening, we pressed the “concierge” button on the in-room phone and asked the person who answered about any events going on and the answer received was, “I wouldn’t know better than a google search.” The next day my wife walked into the hotel’s restaurant to ask if they’d break up a $10 bill so she can tip the bell hop, the guy literally said, “No, I cannot” as he walked away from her. The bell hops we interacted with were helpful.
We were in a room with a King bed on the 8th floor. The room was supplied with the worst single-ply toilet paper, closet doors that swing outward into the room despite insufficient space for that design, and the thin flat hand soap gets completely stuck to the light-weight flat soap dish once the soap is used once. The shower hardware all sucks—thin streams come out of the shower head and the handle was close to broken.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Atheia, Hotel Manager at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle
Responded 01 Mar 2020
Hello Opalpoe, please accept my sincere apologies that your stay was not a great experience. It sounds like we missed the mark in a few areas across the board however I can assure you that this is not the level of service we aim to provide our guests. I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback so we can make the necessary improvements to our service in the areas that you identified. On a positive note, I am pleased to hear that the bell staff was helpful to you during your stay. I would like the opportunity to turn this experience around so please contact me directly to allow us the chance to provide you with the amazing Kimpton Palomar DC stay that you should have received the first time.
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ElleYoung wrote a review Jun 2021
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My fiance (now husband!) and I stayed at the Royal Sonesta in DC for 2 nights for our wedding with our dog. We worked with Allie R. who was amazing at coordinating everything and made sure everything went smoothly. We stayed in a King Executive Studio Suite and were amazed by the large size of the room was and the gorgeous views we had of the city! The hotel room was spacious, exceptionally clean and they even included thoughtful touches for our dog such as a fluffy dog bed and 2 large bowls for food and water. In addition, all of the staff that we encountered were friendly and helpful whenever we had any questions or needed anything. The location is also superb - it is located on a very cute street with lots of bars and restaurants and in the heart of Dupont Circle. We can't wait to stay at the Royal Sonesta again!
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Bruce Daley, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle
Responded 08 Jun 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely,
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Lindsey wrote a review Dec 2021
Norman, Oklahoma
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent accommodations and service but I will never stay again because of extra daily charge for things that are normally included or of no use to me. The extra $25 plus tax covered coffee in the lobby. That was only available until 10:00 a.m. It included wine in the early evening when I was never in the hotel. I do love that they have dispensers for soaps and conditioners instead of the tiny little waste of plastic, impossible to empty bottles.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Heather wrote a review Sept 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was refused service because my credit card did not have a chip in it. I made my reservation on their website where I had to enter in my credit card and used the EXACT same credit card when checking in. They said that was their policy that all
Credit cards must have chips even though this was never communicated at check out. I called the customer service number and they were surprised by this as they have never heard of this policy. If there is a policy as to what types of credit cards can be used it should be clearly noted on your website especially at check out. There was no such thing. This was going to be my first time staying at this hotel and as a result of their refusal of service I will never stay here and will tell everyone else to not stay here. I usually stay at Marriott where I am a Platihum Elite member so went over to the W where they happily checked my in with my credit card with no chip.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dot D asked a question Apr 2024
Wrexham, United Kingdom400 contributions38 helpful votes
Does anyone from management answer these questions asked? Is there still a Happy House from 5 to 6 pm
Dot D asked a question Mar 2024
Wrexham, United Kingdom400 contributions38 helpful votes
Who do I contact to inform them of my extremely late arrival?
Flyer779363 wrote a tip 12 Jun
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location!"
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Paradise39048003774 wrote a tip 12 Jun
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms are so cute! "
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Alluph G wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quiet hotel with blackout drapes to help acclimate after jet lag! Close to everything!"
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Ashton A wrote a tip May 2024
Phoenix, Arizona2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The pool is currently closed until Memorial Day?"
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Robert B wrote a tip May 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great dining experience--ask for Moe!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,142 - R 4,902 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kimpton washington dc
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC
LOCATION
United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCUpper Northwest / Dupont Circle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
335
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle
Which popular attractions are close to The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle?
Nearby attractions include The Phillips Collection (0.2 km), Anderson House (0.1 km), and Dupont Circle (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Doyle, Weihenstephan Kutaisi • Beer Museum, and The Pembroke.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are pets allowed at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (3.8 km), Arlington National Cemetery (3.9 km), and Ford's Theatre (2.4 km).
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