A Vibrant Hub


Stay in our relaxed hotel near dynamic Dupont Circle

Anchored in a vibrant, artsy neighborhood, Hotel Madera is a convenient starting point for your DC experience. Our unique boutique hotel sits in the cosmopolitan heart of the city and steps from treasured historic sites, exciting cultural destinations, grand theaters, and unforgettable memorials, monuments, and museums. Hop on the Metro just two blocks away to explore the Smithsonian museums, National Mall, and beyond, or just stay close to check out some of our favorite Dupont finds.

Consider the following neighboring 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
  • 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
  • Nora: America’s first certified organic restaurant, a delicious feast for all the senses
  • Urbana: A welcoming Italian-inspired restaurant and bar inside Hotel Palomar Washington, DC
  • Kramerbooks: A longtime favorite hangout that combines a well-stocked bookstore with a bustling cafe, popular for its brunches and late-night cocktails
  • Komi: 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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Get Cultured

Take a “global” walkabout along Embassy Row, expand your mind at the National Geographic Museum, and feast your eyes on masterpieces in The Phillips Collection.

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