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William Lewis House

2.5 of 5
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1309 R Street NW, Washington DC, DC
William Lewis House
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Ranked #17 of 33 Washington DC B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very unexpected, charming residential B&B right in the heart of it all in Washington DC. It is in a completely safe neighborhood, and within one block there are many restaurants, shops and attractions (14th and U). There is a metro station nearby. The house itself is gorgeous and furnished throughout with antiques. Dave, the proprietor, obviously cares... More 

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Canberra
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My partner and I did a research on B&Bs in the DC area and decided on this one due to its close proximity to the Metro (u Street) and a range of cafes and restaurants and other areas of interest. David, the owner, ensures his guests to his home (spread over two houses next to each other) are made to... More 

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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The house is very homely with antique style furnishings. The rooms were satisfactory and the bed very comfortable. The best part was the amazing breakfast which is described as continental but I would say was better than most lavish breakfasts in hotels with freshly baked goods and homemade quiches, fresh berries etc. we would recommend this place to anyone who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The breakfast on the weekend is great and they say its only continental breakfast during the week but it is more then enough to pass for a regular breakfast at most places. The owner David gives great advice about what to do and is very knowledgeable about DC and the history of the area. Its close to a subway exit,... More 

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Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

William Lewis House is not just supremely comfortable and ideally-located, it is a unique traveler's destination in itself. The house is magnificent, with shared living areas including a wonderful dining room and sitting room, plus a verandah, where guests can mingle or curl up with a book. The rooms are spacious and appointed with a great blend of classic furniture... More 

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Oslo
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It's a nice and informal B&B. Very clean room and bathroom and very authentic home experience. Bed was a bit squeaky, but comfortable. Breakfast was nice, a tad small selection of condiments, but satisfactory. Homemade pan-baked croissants which were extremely tasty! It's a bit of a walk from the nearest subway station and parking could be an issue, but it's... More 

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North Miami, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My first stay at a bed & breakfast - so, the first 12 hours or so took some getting used to - but, after that, I found myself enjoying coming back "home" to the William Lewis House and relaxing.... The furnishings are beautiful; the dining area always has a nice treat or two and I slept very comfortably. I was... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stayed here a year ago and came back this year. I love this place. Dave's sister is lovely and of course the dogs are delightful. The breakfast are plentiful and the conversation with the other guests is fabulous. It feels like you're staying at home and not like you're out on a business trip. Very relaxing! It's only about four... More 

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Sheridan, WY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Dave is a great host! All in all, a wonderful stay! An excellent alternative to the generic dullness of a chain hotel. I planned to arrive late in the evening so prior to my arrival Dave provided clear instructions on how to access the home at a late hour and how to find my room. My room was comfortable and... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I spent 3 nights at this B&B. Not only the victorian style bedrooms and bathrooms where excellent, but the breakfast and hosts kindness where great. We spent 3 lovely nights surrounded by peaceful and quiet spaces and lovely clasical music, as well as a tasty wine in the evening. We would certainly recommend this place to everyone, the neighbourhood is... More 

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