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Dupont Circle

Vibrant, quirky, iconic

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Get to Know Our Edgy and Unexpected Layers.

Prestigious museums, embassies, and cultural events. A re-purposed trolley station that is now a permanent art museum. Home to DC’s most unique bistros, bars, boutiques, and bookstores. Even an annual High Heel Drag Queen Race. And a cool fountain to gather around. Eclectic doesn’t even begin to describe our beloved home neighborhood.


The Dupont Circle fountain is the namesake and it’s also a social gathering spot that anchors the neighborhood, where locals and visitors come and go, or linger a while.

Perfectly located at 1310 New Hampshire, The Hotel Madera embodies the many layers of this iconic neighborhood. You’ll experience the welcoming and quirky sides of the neighborhood throughout the hotel.

There is more than meets the eye to this historic district. Be sure to dig deep because who knows what you’ll discover.

Check out some of our favorite neighborhood hot spots:

Dupont Circle Fountain
A postcard-perfect spot where people gather to read, hear musicians, chat, or lounge in the grass without an agenda.

Dupont Underground

Dupont Underground is a versatile and ever-changing space where the public can create, interact with, and deepen its cultural knowledge. In addition to its own curated programming, Dupont Underground provides event and exhibition space for partnering organizations, collaborating with galleries, art spaces, and artists. It provides a local nexus to develop collaborations with innovative cultural institutions around the world.

Embassy Row
A tree-lined avenue west of the circle, showcasing grand mansions and intriguing diplomatic outposts.

Sunday Farmers Market
A weekly event during which 40-plus farmers and producers sell their goods—fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, flowers, and other seasonal goodies.

The Phillips Collection
A beloved, intimate DC museum featuring impressionist and modernist works, including masterpieces by Renoir and Rothko, Bonnard and O’Keeffe, van Gogh, and Diebenkorn.

Sushi Taro
Founded by the parents of brothers Jin Yamazaki and chef Nobu Yamazaki, Michelin-starred Sushi Taro is one of the city’s most celebrated Japanese restaurants and a Dupont Circle treasure. While the coveted omakase counter and dine-in are closed, delivery and take-out are available.

A welcoming Italian-inspired restaurant and bar inside Hotel Palomar Washington, DC.

A longtime favorite hangout that combines a well-stocked bookstore with a bustling cafe whose menu was created by a James Beard Award-winning chef. Or order an Instagram-worthy sandwich from Fedwich, a new Kramerbooks pop-up collab, for pick-up or delivery.

A lauded upscale restaurant, ideal for special occasions, that consistently impresses with its James Beard Award-winning chef and Mediterranean-inspired tasting menu (book ahead).

Founding Farmers
Fresh, farm-to-table fare and innovative cocktails.

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The Hotel Madera entrance awning on New Hampshire Ave.