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The Royal Sonesta Washington DC, Dupont Circle

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2121 P Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#78 of 156 hotels in Washington DC
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Royal Sonesta Washington DC 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, Royal Sonesta Washington DC places you in the center of it all. Anchored in hot spot Dupont Circle, Royal Sonesta Washington DC puts you in the cosmopolitan heart of the city and near top cultural and historic attractions.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
105Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
36Attractionswithin 0.5 km
4939Reviews62Q+A100Room tips

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Jim U wrote a review 4 Sep
Santa Cruz, California4 contributions
Beautiful, modern, friendly, comfortable; absolutely the best hotel around Dupont Circle. The excellent, knowledgeable staff made our stay flawless and very comfortable; everyone was kind and friendly. First rate accommodations and service. You can't beat the location with easy walking distance to amazing restaurants. Our perfect valet service was staffed by the nicest people as well. We will definitely be back. Highly recommended! Look no further; this is the best! Special thanks to all the staff and the manager: very kind, considerate people.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: We stayed on the top floor. It was comfortable, large, very quiet and had a nice view.
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Response from Bruce Daley, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC, Dupont Circle
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jimu240, Our staff constantly strives to go above and beyond to ensure that your stay is the best it can be, so we are truly humbled by your review. We are happy that we had the opportunity to serve you and we hope you will choose Sonesta in your future travels. Best, Bruce Front Office Manager
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ElleYoung wrote a review Jun 2021
New York City, New York19 contributions9 helpful votes
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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
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Response from Bruce Daley, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC, Dupont Circle
Responded 8 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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Matt Goody wrote a review Aug 2022
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This is an average hotel that’s overpriced compared to others of similar stature in DC. Room was ok. Upgraded from a regular room but no seating outside of bed and desk chair. All it did was add a long hallway in the room and have the tv really far from the bed. Staff was pleasant even if they couldn’t actually offer what was advertised on website. TV controls were like working on a remote from 1995. Didn’t have room service when I arrived. No notes about that on the website or at check in, when asked the front desk they tried to offset by saying they gave me an upgrade that i didn’t even ask for or like. Lol. Stains on furniture and ceiling. Guest fee on top of room charge for no reason. Said it includes $10/night for mini bar that was at front desk yet everything was over $10. Pool was ok, photos make it look way more glamorous than it is. Ugly cords on light fixtures. No silverware in room. Didn’t replace free water bottles on second day. No robe. Fridge had water in bottom of it and freezer was completely iced over. Called an hour ahead to have car pulled up from valet yet wasn’t there and had to get valet to pull it up when I arrived at front desk for check out. So no reason to even try to call ahead to get it ready even at $50/night. Won’t return for this price point.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Bruce Daley, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC, Dupont Circle
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear MateoBuenor, We would like to start off by apologizing for your recent experience at our property. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service, and in this instance we failed to meet not only your expectations of quality service, but ours as well. We will use this incident as a way to train our staff and improve our guest approach so that this will not happen again in the future. We ensure you that this is not a standard occurrence for our hotel and we hope to be able to make it up to you in the future. I would like to speak with you further when you are available. Best, Bruce Front Office Manager 240.448.1800
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Adam A wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Excellent service from Ben, Adeana, and John. The staff was very nice and professional. Free bike rental, wine happy hours, and accommodated a late checkout for business purposes. First class all around.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Bruce Daley, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC, Dupont Circle
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear B7488GVadama, Thank you for your kind review! We truly appreciate your kind words about our staff. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon! Best, Bruce Front Office Manager
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James S wrote a review Aug 2022
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Nice hotel, GREAT location. Staff friendly. Beds are NOT very comfortable. The TV entertainment systems is absolutely horrible. The pool is NOT as shown in the pictures. It’s, Small, lacking direct sunlight and terrible seating. Stay across the street at the Marriott where you know the quality will meet your standards.
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Date of stay: August 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 4 weeks ago
Dear James, Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent stay with us. First and foremost, please accept our sincerest apologies for your unsatisfactory stay. While negative reviews are disappointing to our team, it provides us with an opportunity to improve. We take great pride in delivering a quality product and superior service and clearly failed to do so for you. We would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly to get details of your experience so that we may, first have an opportunity to make it right for you and, secondly, address your concerns so that similar situations do not occur. Thank you again for taking the time to provide your remarks. In our ongoing efforts to improve there is no better tool than our guest’s feedback, whether positive or negative. Best, Bruce Front Office Manager Bruce.Daley@sonesta.com 202.448.1800
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Sheila G wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Perfect location, safe, convenient, 30 min walk to Georgetown or 10 min drive but driving is a nightmare and parking even worse. Hotel room was very spacious and clean, beds very comfortable. Many options s for restaurants nearby. All staff were friendly and accommodating. Only Con is parking with the hotel is very expensive.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bruce Daley, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC, Dupont Circle
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear 07322FMsheilag, It’s great to know that your stay with us at Sonesta was as enjoyable as we hoped it would be. We will be sure to share your fantastic comments with our housekeeping and maintenance teams, who take special pride in the upkeep of our rooms. We’re looking forward to having you again as our guests! Best, Bruce Front Office Manager 202.448.1800
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Clay W wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
John and his entire front desk staff we pleasant and knowledgeable. Restaurant team also impressed us as well. The pool was a good atmosphere located outdoors on the 2nd floor. I would definitely come back to staff again. It’s located nearby all the great tours and nearby restaurants. Thanks Royal Sonesta Washington DC TEAM
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Date of stay: August 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 20 Aug 2022
Dear Clayboi3000, Thank you for your kind review! We truly appreciate your kind words about our staff. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon! Best, Bruce Front Office Manager
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Bri Mo’Nay wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My stay at Royal Sonesta DC was by far the most welcoming and comforting experience I’ve ever had. The staff was amazing and their customer service skills are unmatched! No matter the question or need they went above and beyond. Valet was very patient with me as I kept forgetting things in my car and they were very accommodating for my dog. I stayed in the Executive City View Studio with 2 queen beds. The room was huge, had beautiful interior, and that bed was pure heaven - If you aren’t ready to go to sleep do not lay down I promise you will not make it out that room! I was able to do some writing at their comfortable desk space that was able to fit all of my work equipment and my wine lol. The Royal Sonesta will definitely be my go to hotel every time I’m in DC. They were 15 mins away from Howard which was a bonus for me as it was freshman move in week. My only issue was that I couldn’t take a bubble bath due to the stopper not working.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Bruce Daley, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC, Dupont Circle
Responded 20 Aug 2022
Dear Kalimama10, Thank you for your kind comments and for choosing Sonesta. We will be sure to let our staff know how much of an impact they made on your experience. We are always pleased to be your second home when you're at the area. Best, Bruce Front Office Manager
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Joel W wrote a review Aug 2022
Miramar, Florida1 contribution1 helpful vote
I wish staff told me initially about complimentary wine from 5-6pm everyday. The hotel was very accommodating. Gym is decent. Pool is okay. Great location. I would def come back again. Staff was friendly. There’s a guy that worked at night that has an array of card tricks.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Complimentary wine. Ask them about it
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Response from Bruce Daley, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC, Dupont Circle
Responded 20 Aug 2022
Dear Jaywill229, Thank you for your positive review of our hotel. Our staff goes above and beyond for our valued guests and they really appreciate your kind words. We will continue to work hard to earn your business and we want you to know that your continuing support means a great deal to us! Best, Bruce Front Office Manager
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caroline N USA wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Me and my Family did enjoy our stay at the Royal Sonesta,DC. Thanks to Bruce, John, Dannie and Daniella for all your Help. Special thanks to Victoria W. Will definitely come back. Hotel was very clean, safe easily accessible.Also the subway is 5 minutes walk. Uber is outside pick up at the hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bruce Daley, Guest Services / Front Office at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC, Dupont Circle
Responded 7 Aug 2022
Dear Caroline, Thank you for your kind review! We truly appreciate your kind words about our staff. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon! Best, Bruce Front Office Manager
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US$224 - US$359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 (0.10 km), and Embassy Row (0.2 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, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
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 complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC, Dupont Circle?
Yes, free public parking nearby, a parking garage, and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal Sonesta Washington DC, Dupont Circle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Doyle, The Pembroke, and Pizzeria Paradiso.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Royal Sonesta Washington DC, Dupont Circle?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and 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.
Are there any historical sites close to The Royal Sonesta Washington DC, Dupont Circle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Arlington National Cemetery (3.9 km), Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (3.8 km), and The President Woodrow Wilson House (0.6 km).
Does The Royal Sonesta Washington DC, Dupont Circle have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.