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American Guest House

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2005 Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perfect B&B. Cute rooms stylistically catered to preserve the antique feeling of the house. Friendly staff that are very helpful. Breakfast is brilliant. Love the wooden details in the house. Recommend if traveling to DC.

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the American Guesthouse this week after having read all the good reviews on Tripadvisor. We really did not like it at all. Our room was almost like a closet - no natural light, dark and cramped. Totally overpriced for 219 USD. Our friends stayed at the Hilton around the corner, paid much less and had a room... More 

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AmericanGuestHouse, Manager at American Guest House, responded to this review

We are very sorry to read of your disappointment. If ever a guest has a problem, we try to correct it right away. Breakfast tastes can be accommodated--just let us know you would like an omelette or recommend a dish you would enjoy. We can't compete with the Hilton's amenities as they are a corporate hotel and we are just... More 

Brookline, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two nights there on my own in DC last week and had a very comfortable stay. Everything I needed was there and felt immensely safe. Bathroom had tub, which I appreciated. It was a ten-minute walk, exactly, to Dupont metro. Staff was very helpful. An earlier breakfast was accommodated, but did not see fresh fruit. Perhaps it was because... More 

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AmericanGuestHouse, Manager at American Guest House, responded to this review

Gloria: We’re glad you enjoyed your stay at the American Guest House. Our breakfast begins at 7.30 on weekdays which means although we’re happy to accommodate you before 7.30 you may not see the colorful fresh fruit salad or hear the cracking of eggs until exactly 7.30 on weekdays or 8.00 on weekends. We hope this doesn’t take away from... More 

Felixstowe, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I wanted to stay close to the centre of DC but somewhere quiet if possible. We read about AMG - it sounded ideal, all you'd need without being in a big hotel, & when staying there we found it perfect. A quirky, quaint guest house, in a very nice neighborhood, pleasant, polite & helpful staff, ( Ella... More 

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AmericanGuestHouse, Manager at American Guest House, responded to this review

We really enjoyed having you stay with us—hearing about your adventures really made breakfast a pure delight for our chef and innkeepers—and we're glad to hear that the feeling is mutual. We look forward to seeing you again, but in the meantime, you can keep up with our adventures on our website's blog (stay tuned for a report on 3D... More 

Lindsay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a little more than half a day to see a bit of Washington, and this turned out to be the perfect home based to do so. It's a safe and easy walk to the Metro, which you can then take nearly anywhere, including Reagan airport, but it's also a pretty walk of maybe half an hour to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really did enjoy conversation with people from all over the world around a table full of great food fixed by Kevin and Hanna... Old time forniture and even a fireplace in my room ( does it work ?) Will certainly return for ne next DC convention

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New London, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Guest House is charming, beautifully decorated, clean and very comfortable. The staff were helpful and friendly. The area is great - full of unique restaurants and shops - lots to do! Convenient location, too. I was here for a conference, and the Guest House was right across the street. I would definitely come back!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our recent stay for three days last week was our third time staying at the American Guest House. The House is an old home, and its decor is warm and charming. The rooms are always clean, the beds are comfortable, and the breakfasts are delicious. We enjoy its location, its proximity to our son's apartment and the convenience of the... More 

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AmericanGuestHouse, Manager at American Guest House, responded to this review

Ellen and David: We’re always glad to have you come back to our DC Inn and hope every new stay tops the previous one! We look forward to the next time we get the chance to see you again. More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The house is lovely and the staff were friendly. The only downside is it's a little far from the closest metro station (Dupont Circle) if you're dragging a heavy case. But the friendly atmosphere makes up for it. Breakfast was lovely too and they easily accommodated my dietary needs (gluten and lactose free). I highly recommend it.

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AmericanGuestHouse, Manager at American Guest House, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We strive to get to know our guest on a personal level, and this allows for a more comfortable visit. We look forward to your return. More 

Cooper City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I panicked at first when I knew I was coming to DC for the weekend of May 15. Rooms all over town were super expensive and I needed to be within walking distance of Georgetown. I had no idea it was Georgetown and GW graduation; hence, crazy prices everywhere. I googled 'B&Bs in/near Georgetown' and up came American Guest House.... More 

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