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Akwaaba DC

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1708 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To anyone wondering what Awkwaaba is, it means Welcome. This place is the coziest, most welcoming place we've ever stayed in. It's in a historic building that's located conveniently near everything, and every room is designed differently to fit everyone's comfort. I took my mother here for her birthday to visit DC, and we stayed in the Walter Mosley room... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room was very nice, clean and modern. The host Nani could not have been more pleasant and helpful. It is in a nice neighbourhood, and close to restaurants and some shops. Washington is a very nice city to visit, with plenty to do!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Akwaaba has been our lodging of choice in DC for years. Not only is it a gorgeous space with interesting rooms, each honoring the spirit of African American notables, but they are committed to service. The location could not be more excellent. Walking distance from Dupont Circle, the Logan Circle area and the U corridor. Its 3 minute cab ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Akwaaba over 4th of July weekend. Great room ,Nani ,the inkeeper,was,a true professional, told us how to get around,also a great cook,a real great experience, would not hesitate to go back, highly recommend

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a very enjoyable stay over the 4th of July weekend. Innkeeper Nani is a great host and cook, and is a lot of fun to talk with. The building itself is a wonderful space with "great bones" and an eclectic assortment of furniture. The location is excellent, especially if you want to access Dupont Circle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Akwaaba DC is a charming four-story house right in the center of DC (I could see the Washington Monument clearly from our window). We stayed in the Langston Hughes suite, which was spacious and light and has a balcony; we also had a peek at the Inspirations room on the top floor, which I will definitely book the next time... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What is the best kept secret in DC, you ask? No, it is not related to government or espionage. It is the Akwaaba DC B&B! Amazing breakfast, large/comfy rooms, perfect location, and outstanding innkeeper. If you seek THE place to stay in DC, accept no subsitute - Akwaaba it is!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting Washington for three nights for the first time to see the sights. We received detailed and accurate information prior to our arraival in relation to travelling to the accommodation. Very well received and served during our stay. We stayed in the Modern Classics room which I am afraid was somewhat of a let down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband decided to stay for our 10th anniversary and it was everything we imagined. It was our cost time going to a bed and breakfast and now believe in them. Our innkeeper Nani was amazing both in hospitality and her cooking abilities. It's in a a great location making it easy to get around by walking or taking the... More 

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been traveling to Washington DC several times a year, for about 5 years to visit family. We have have stayed in several different hotels, all mostly convenient to our family and the sites, but we're looking for something less commercial. We found Akwaaba B & B, on Trip Advisor. It is very convenient to our family and the... More 

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