The Madera projects an earthy vibe with flashes of colorful Polynesian accents. Red, nubby terrycloth wraps the rippled headboards, and vibrant batik fabrics cover pillows and bed throws. Rooms are still large and comfortable, with some offering balconies overlooking New Hampshire Avenue and the Dupont Circle neighborhood, others, on floors six and higher at the rear of the hotel, overlooking some of Rock Creek Park, and northwest to the Washington National Cathedral. Best are the executive king rooms, which have a small sitting area with a pullout sofa. Firefly remains a favorite restaurant, enjoyed as much for its craft cocktails as for its seasonally driven menu.
Washington, D.C.› Hotel
1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW (btw. N and O sts.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Dupont Circle Hours Rates include complimentary morning coffee (6–9am) and hosted evening wine hour. Children 17 and under stay free in parent’s room. Pets welcome Transportation Metro: Dupont Circle (South/19th St. exit) Phone 800/430-1202 or 202/296-7600 Prices $149–$439 double. Add $40 for a specialty room. Parking $46 Amenities Restaurant/bar; babysitting; bikes; children’s amenity program; concierge; complimentary access to the gym at nearby sister hotel, Hotel Palomar; room service; Wi-Fi (free) Units 82 units Web site MaderaBook a Room Now