The Vibe: Bohemian Brutalist.
The Area: Dupont Circle
The DNA: The Brutalist-style 1971 went through a number of inhabitants (Metropolitan Hotel, Ramada Renaissance, Sheraton City Center, Wyndham City Center, Renaissance M Street, Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, last The Wink Hotel) before being gutted in 2020. Now an independent hotel it draws inspiration from the 1970s when the area was a hub for nonconformists in the counterculture movement. The open-plan lobby known as “the living room” (which spills into an outdoor terrace and porch) acts as the hub of the hotel with a coffee shop, a great cocktail program and DJ jam sessions and restaurant ‘Mercy Me’ with its “sorta South American” repertoire. Furniture is 95% bespoke, with each piece customized to go with the boho flow, yet also fit for purpose.
Suite-Me-Up: In the 355 guest rooms, existing concrete floors were polished and softened with boho-style area rugs, while deconstructed closets, crisp white walls and green foliage mix Brutalist and boho vibes.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 355 rooms & suites (19-139m2) (200-1,500 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2020 • architecture: Studio3877 • interior design: Simeone Deary Design Group • bathroom amenities: Body Eclipse • parking possible nearby (charged) ✅ pet friendly, no charges • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible