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Akwaaba DC

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1708 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the pleasure of both staying at Akwaaba, and meeting the owner, Monique. My room was beautiful, the guests were very interesting, the breakfast amazing, the neighborhood is wonderful, and Monique couldn't have been more gracious..can't wait to stay again, and visit other Akwaaba properties in the future!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is both elegant and welcoming. It lives up to the name! The room I stayed in is stunningly beautiful and very comfortable. The breakfast was wonderful. Location is also excellent. I could not have been more pleased.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed in the Zora Neale Hurston Suite for a two-night "minimoon" after we got married, and everything about our stay at Akwaaba was wonderful. Monique makes you feel right at home, and the care she puts into the guest experience is noticeable in every detail from the quality of the bathrobes (so luxurious!) to the decor... More 

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Akwaaba is located in the amazing Dupont Area. Location is amazing, breakfast is outstanding, amazing quality in service and rooms. Every room is in pristine condition and price is absolutely affordable! Can't wait to come back!!!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people know that accommodation in DC is expensive. Akwaaba is a relative bargain but nothing is sacrificed in quality of service and care. We enjoyed the large Thurston Hughes room with balcony and jacuzzi, substantial hot breakfast was tasty and different every day, with fresh evening snacks and wine laid on too. Buses to the centre run just outside... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have always wanted to stay in a bed and breakfast. This was perfect for an introduction- the best! We will know what to expect and we will not settle for less than Akwaaba. The fabulous location, the beautiful and creative rooms all on the theme of writers, and the delicious and unique breakfasts won our hearts. We will return.... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot say enough good things about this B&B. A perfect location on 16th St. and thoughtful touches like a lighted tree out in the yard to help you find your way back late at night on a street full of historic homes. Romantic house tastefully decorated with period furniture and amazing details in themed rooms. Loved the books scattered on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monique is the most gracious innkeeper and prepares the most wonderful breakfasts! It is a comfortable home, not a bland hotel. Our room was perfect, quiet, comfortable bed, stylish bathroom with ample hot water. Location is 10-15 minute walk from the Metro, and as walkers, we loved walking to the sites along the National Mall and Georgetown. Great restaurants nearby.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is in a very good area for restaurants and gettting to the metro. The bed and breakfast is clean, well-appointed and everyone was very gracious and hospitable. Breakfast was good. And overall I would recommend it for an affordable, good safe options for travelers. There were some minor glitches such as the host not being able to tell me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful rooms with a Harlem Renaissance nostalgia makes you feel present in a time when living wasn't easy, but loving was. No boring continental breakfast! Breakfast like Grandma makes, appetizers with wine and cheese to hold you over until you reach one of the lovely dinner spots a short walk away are all included. Akwaaba is my New "go to"... More 

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