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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near George Washington University

In Washington

Your stay at this Dupont Circle hotel places you within 6 miles (10 km) of George Washington University and White House. Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Lincoln Memorial are also within 6 miles (10 km).


A restaurant and free WiFi in public areas are featured at this hotel. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Free WiFi, cable TV

The 53 guestrooms offer free WiFi, cable TV, and free newspapers.

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$66 per night

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Baron Hotel ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Baron Hotel

Everyone (8) Business (1)
4 out of 5
Short walk to metro and restaurants. Staff friendly and helpful (except one overnight woman). Clean room, sheets and towels. On site restaurant/bar and comedy shows.

Posted by , from Maine on Oct 25, 2018

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5 out of 5
Surprised at first, not sure if it would be good. It was way nicer and cleaner than the other hotels we stayed at during our trip. The room had a Pergo floor and my grand-daughter spilt Coca-Cola, I dried it but since it had rained and my white socks were wet I wiped it more to get rid of any stickiness. After I looked at the bottom of my socks and they were still white. Highly recommend this place but take the 3rd of 4th floor if you retire early, there is a bar and restaurant on the first floor.

Posted by on Aug 5, 2018

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3 out of 5

Good location, near Dupont Circle Metro Station.

Pros: Location
Cons: Maintenance of the building/rooms, and upgrading of furniture. Replace bathroom appliances.
Location: about 2 1/2 blocks from Dupont Circle and the Metro stop. Lots of local restaurants and bars in the area, all within walking distance.
Hotel is old, European elevator (small), maintenance is done poorly (bathroom door had no normal handle/latch. They installed a sliding chain lock because the door hung so poorly it would not meet the latch hole. There was a gap at the top of the door frame). Shower is small and uses partial curtain and partial sliding glass door. Bathroom lighting was terrible in that it was blinding. They used 100 watt bulbs in all fixtures. Caulking and painting was done poorly. Furniture is old and stained. For the money I would not stay there again. For young people, there is a club in the hotel called the "Bier Baron" that apparently has a good reputation in the city. It got quite a bit of traffic at night. They have food and entertainment as well as beer, wine, and liquor.

Posted by , from Garland Texas on Apr 3, 2017

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2 out of 5
Pros: location
Cons: everything from customer service to the hotel room beds
Location: great church across the location
Not very good, smokers right outside the only entrance, customer service poor, etc...

Posted by , from Arizona on Mar 20, 2017

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5 out of 5

Weekend getaway

I will stay here again. The staff was very friendly.

Posted by on May 2, 2016

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5 out of 5

Hotel with Charm

We were stranded in town because of car troubles, and I found this charming hotel on Travelocity, which fortunately turned out to be right across the street from the garage. I highly recommend The Baron Hotel to anyone looking for a hotel with charm, one that's quiet, and is close to several great restaurants along with a Trader Joes. The hotel also has an English-style pub on the lower level that is stocked a large list of microbrews. Getting around was easy with transportation via walking or cab, but the metro is only two blocks away and was a great way to travel to visit the zoo and the museums. I would gladly stay here again!

Posted by , from pittsburgh, pa on Jul 28, 2015

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3 out of 5

Great location. Best dive bar in DC in Basement

Pros: Price. Bar in basement
Cons: intense chemical smell in room
Hotel Baron is a clean, basic affair. Staff very helpful in person. But the manager who I talked to one phone about changing room type prior to my arrival didn't record that information. So when I arrived, they only had one such room available. And it smelled overwhelming of chemicals. I survived a night of headache and painful red eyes and changed in the morning. Next room was perfectly adequate. I'd five four stars if I had stayed only in that room. Clean. Comfortable beds. Not enough outlets (old building). The bar in the basement is fantastic. Good beer selection. Good prices. Not disneyfied like rest of DC.

Posted by , from NY on Mar 27, 2015

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4 out of 5

Reasonably priced, pleasant hotel near DuPont Circ

Pros: It reminded us a bit of small hotels we have stayed at in Europe.
Cons: No sugestions here.
Location: The Phillips Collection art gallery is nearby, and DuPont Circle shopping/dining establishments are only a few blocks away.
We enjoyed our 5-day stay at the Baron Hotel. It is a small, pleasant hotel a few blocks walk from the DuPont Circle Metro station. The lower level hosts a bar/restaurant and the hotel's continental breakfast dining area. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful, our room was clean and comfortable, and our stay was quite pleasant. There are a number of varied ethnic restaurants within a 2 or 3 block walk from the hotel.

Posted by , from Milwaukee, WI on Mar 24, 2015

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1 out of 5

Avoid this one if possible!

Pros: Can't really think of anything.
Cons: Tear it down and rebuilt it.
Location: It was close to restaurants and shopping; however, the immediate area was sketchy going at night didn't feel safe.
A cab dropped me off at the hotel at the bottom of two flights of stairs. I am a woman travelling alone: the hotel employee standing at the door smoking his cigarette watched me drag my suitcase up the stairs. I entered my room which was hardly any bigger than the full size bed inside - a square with cut-outs for the hallway and restroom. I laid down on the bed which was worse than most bad sofa beds I have experienced. No real mattress pad and only a not well covered duvet so it didn't feel very sanitary. The paper thin walls echoed the kids screaming across the hall and the couple arguing profanely in the next room. The next morning my shower took forever because it only dripped very hot or cold water. I got downstairs and 9:05 to discover that free breakfast had stopped at 9am. After leaving for a day of sightseeing, I turned around to see axe-laden fire fighters enter the hotel. I returned after a long day at 8:55. Went to my room, realized my card key had been demagnetized, went down to get it re-coded, went back up to dump my stuff. It was 9:10 when I entered the bar/restaurant and was informed the kitchen had closed. The front desk person had told me it served until ten, but apparently closed down when business was slow. I then had to walk around the corner in the sketchy neighborhood to find food. Next morning to get work done I paid $30 for late checkout. And no food. Restaurant again closed.

Posted by on May 6, 2014

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4 out of 5

A great place for a few days in the heart of D.C.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
I had mixed emotions heading to this hotel given previous reviews. My experience was that the front desk staff wasn't as helpful as could be, but the room situation was better than expected. The hotel is five blocks from Dupont Circle and the metro, right near the embassies and numerous restaurants. The facility is older, but the room size was certainly adequate, with nice high ceilings and comfortable bedding and furniture. The bathroom was of good size and everything worked just fine. I was on the second floor and couldn't hear a sound from the bar downstairs. Would certainly go back again!

Posted by , from MA on Mar 9, 2013

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site.

  • 1 building
  • 53 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Tour and ticket information

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator (on request)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (10.8 km / 6.7 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (4.5 km / 2.8 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

The Baron Hotel offers 53 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and complimentary toiletries. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Refrigerators, irons/ironing boards, and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

The Baron Hotel has a restaurant serving dinner only.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Baron Hotel Washington
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