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William Lewis House

2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1309 R Street NW, Washington DC, DC (Logan Circle/ Shaw)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mahopac, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay for vacation or business. It is well within walking distance to the metro. The amenities are fabulous: Full breakfasts on weekends (with accommodations for all diets) and extensive continental breakfast on weekdays that includes fresh fruit, juice, Greek yogurt, homemade oatmeal, souffle, hard boiled eggs and more, and complimentary wine in late afternoon... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We were in USA in Sept/Oct last year, and after staying at what I would call the most horrible B&B In NY, this place was fantastic. David and his sister were lovely and the place was very clean and very very comfortable. I will definitely go back there again.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Good location: very close to subway station; Relaxed environment: you can enjoy a glass of wine sitting in a cozy patio. Yummy homemade breakfast and snacks all the time. It totally worth it if you want to have a relaxed trip in DC.

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Atlanta, GA
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I booked room 31 and 34 thinking the "shared bath" was between these two rooms. This was for my wedding weekend. When I found out they were in separate buildings, I cancelled the rooms and booked elsewhere. I got an email confirming the cancellation and was charged $25. Will I book again? NEVER... EVER.

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Washington D.c.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Timeless and intimate, a hotel you do not want to miss in this life nor the next one! Homecooked breakfast, a chance to meet other quests in a nostalgic setting. Near subway, capital bike hub and some excellent restaurants.

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New Zealand
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24 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

These two brownstones have been lovingly restored by the innkeeper and filled with delightful and genuine antiques dating back to the Victorian. It is luxuriously appointed and the beds are especially comfortable. There is a generous communal lounge, garden patio and dining room for guest use and these include a cookie jar, tea and coffee and even an evening glass... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I was only here for one night passing through and I have to say that it was a real find. If you are a little jaded by modern hotels and want some genuine hospitality in a period setting then this is for you. Both properties have been fitted out to best accentuate and preserve the original features from the parlours... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This place is absolutely lovely. My boyfriend and I stayed here one night because we were in DC for the Rolling Stones concert (and our anniversary!). We got in early and relaxed around the house for a few hours before the show. You could even take a glass of complimentary wine. The house is very much like your typical B&B.... More

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wlewishous, Owner at William Lewis House, responded to this review

Thank you! Please hurry back! More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This was our first venture to a gay-exclusive B&B for a long wknd. get-a-way, the house was quiet and our room was very comfortable showcasing an era of gracious living . Maddie the house mascot was charming playful & aways around to offer a "welcome back home". The location allowed easy access all the D.C. sights the local flavor of... More

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wlewishous, Owner at William Lewis House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We enjoyed your visit. We are not exclusively gay. We are a gay owned B&B that is open to all. We find that you cannot end discrimination by discriminating against others. We want everyone to feel welcomed here and we hope you did. The world has changed so much since... More

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Also Known As:
William Lewis House Hotel
William Lewis House Hotel Washington Dc
Address: 1309 R Street NW, Washington DC, DC
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Logan Circle/ Shaw , Upper Northwest
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #21 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — William Lewis House 2.5*
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