Hotel at a Glance: The Embassy Row Hotel
What do Hilary Clinton, Denzel Washington, Estee Lauder, and Kim Cattrall have in common? They’ve all been guests at The Embassy Row Hotel, a boutique Dupont Circle hotel on Millionaires’ Row, tucked between mansions and international embassies. At this chic hotel (currently undergoing a complete update), you’ll be close to the Metro, more than 80 restaurants, and several major DC attractions.
- Free shuttle to Georgetown and George Washington Universities (valid ID required)
- Four nearby Metro stops will get you to the National Mall and Smithsonian museums.
- Within walking distance: the Phillips Collection art gallery, shopping, restaurants, and nightlife
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC: Historic Charm and Dynamic Nightlife
In Dupont Circle, located about 2 miles north of downtown, foreign embassies housed in historic mansions neighbor hole-in-the-wall bars and boutiques. During the day, crowds gather in Dupont Circle’s park to watch chess players hustle on permanent stone-table boards. Here, you can catch a glimpse of the neighborhood’s elaborate centerpiece—the two-tiered, white-marble Dupont Circle Fountain. At night, check out the bars along Connecticut Avenue, which range from Latin lounges to beer pubs and high-end clubs.
Two blocks from the fountain, The Phillips Collection showcases paintings and priceless macaroni necklaces by Renoir, Van Gogh, and O’Keeffe. A quick ride on the Metro will drop you off at the National Mall, a tree-lined open space that stretches more than 2 miles, from the US Capitol Building, past the Smithsonian museums to the Lincoln Memorial.