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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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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the American Guesthouse for 3 nights after a lot of research with TripAdvisor and we are so glad we did. We chose a top floor room, because it looked wonderful and because we wanted a view. The climb up the stairs didn't bother us and it gave us a chance to see the historical art works, photographs... More 

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

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay! While your travels might not bring you back to DC anytime soon, we sure hope to see you again. Warm Regards, Meg, Innkeeper at American Guest House More 

Jackson, Mississippi
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at the American Guest House every year when we attend the National Prayer Breakfast. The service is excellent, the food is exceptional and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Highly recommend it to anyone going to Washington, D.C.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come visit us soon! More 

London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The room and bathroom were perfectly clean and comfortable, the breakfast was great with a big selection and Kevin was extremely friendly. This is in a fantastic location in Dupont Circle, with hundreds of excellent restaurants within walking distance but also the perfect distance from the centre of DC. This is just a really great little place for a comfortable,... More 

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, it was our pleasure to host you! We hope you have an exciting Fall and come back and visit us soon. From American Guest House Staff More 

Cortland, New York
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98 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights in early June, and LOVED it!!! Hannah helped bring our bags to our room on the 4th floor!! We actually enjoyed those stairs!! And the room was perfect!! Spacious, with a GREAT bed, a lovely seating area, and a decent bathroom! The house is located in a very convenient area, easy to get to from... More 

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

We're so glad to hear you liked our grand wooden staircase and antique rooms as much as we do! We're also happy to hear you took the time to walk the city because we agree, the city is extremely walkable and there's often no better way to discover a city than by adventuring through it by foot! We wouldn't be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Comfortable and characterful rooms, very friendly and helpful staff, and an amazing breakfast cooked fresh every day by Chef Kevin. A little hidden gem - so much nicer than any of the big chain hotels in the area. Great location, too.

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

We work hard to offer a comfortable cozy setting amidst a sprawl of sterile corporate chains and we're glad you took the time to tell us you liked the environment our Washington DC B&B has created. Thank you for staying with us and best of travels! More 

Powell, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We booked two rooms on line at the American Guest House -- sight unseen! We were not disappointed. The rooms were lovely -- pristine bedding and linens. Then, the breakfast was fabulous. We were there Tuesday thru Friday and able to enjoy Kevin's wonderful cooking. A perfect to start the day! I totally endorse The American Guest House. It is... More 

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

We're glad you enjoyed our second floor rooms (and all the bipartisan presidential photos that accompany it on the way up our grand staircase), Chef Kevin's concoctions, and our location amidst the Embassies. We also really appreciate you taking the time to let us know we're doing a good job! More 

Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I just returned from a stay at America Guest House. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. The place was exceptionally clean and quiet. I enjoyed the antiques around the house. Chef Kevin made wonderful breakfasts and was willing to accommodate anyone's request. We enjoyed talking to him every morning. In the evening we sat in the parlor to relax before... More 

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

Thank you for keeping our parlor company (it enjoys meeting new faces) and thank you for staying with us. We're glad you enjoyed Chef Kevin's breakfasts and our innkeeper's company and wish you the happiest and most adventurous of future traveling! More 

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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

We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you stay with us again if you visit our Washington again! Go Hawks! More 

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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 

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