Victorian-Style Bed and Breakfast in Vibrant Neighborhood
When innkeepers Alan and Anexora Skvirsky moved to Washington DC more than 40 years ago, Dupont Circle was on the brink of a social transformation. The neighborhood, once known for its mansions and embassies, was becoming a bohemian enclave embraced by artists and the LGBT community. Dupont Circle has remained a trendsetting area, filled with stylish restaurants, art galleries, and residential buildings. Located in the heart of this neighborhood is The Dupont at the Circle hotel, which offers historical charm and luxurious amenities.
The bed and breakfast is housed in a pair of restored Victorian brownstones built in 1885. Original gas lamps, ornate moldings, and sultry pinups of Grover Cleveland lend the place its historical charm. Nine individually decorated guest rooms and suites feature antique furniture, 700-thread-count linens, and private bathrooms with clawfoot or jacuzzi tubs. The Canopy Room makes for a romantic hideaway with a lace-draped canopy bed and vintage Tiffany lamps. The Lincoln Room, meanwhile, features the same furniture as its namesake room in the White House.
Dupont Circle, Washington DC: Historical Charm and Dynamic Nightlife
In Dupont Circle, located just north of downtown, foreign embassies housed in historic mansions stand alongside hole-in-the-wall bars and boutiques. During the day, crowds gather in Dupont Circle's park to watch chess players hustle on stone-table boards. At night, the bars along Connecticut Avenue range from Latin lounges to karaoke dives and high-end clubs.
The hotel is steps from the neighborhood's commercial district and the Metro, which means you'll have easy access to nearly all of the city's attractions. Housed in a Georgian revival mansion two blocks from the B & B, The Phillips Collection showcases paintings and priceless macaroni collages by Renoir, Van Gogh, and O'Keeffe. A quick ride on the Metro can drop you off near the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol building, and the Washington Monument.