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1708 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #6 of 49 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic stay at Akwaaba in DC. In particular, I would like to acknowledge the inn keeper, Joanna, who prepared the most delightful breakfast and afternoon refreshments. She was always available to assist us on places of interest and transportation. Our room was tastefully decorated and very clean. We enjoyed our stay and definitely recommend this inn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent stay, Joanna the inn keeper made the stay, breakfasts were great as were the afternoon wine and freshly made nibbles. Felt like a home from home. Fantastic location, 20 minute walk to White House and 10 minutes to metro. Great bars in the local area. Would definitely recommend to others and hope to visit again.

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Waldwick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a wonderful time at Akwaaba DC. It is in a great location with easy walking access to many memorials, dupont circle and many different restaurants. It is also located close to the metro station. We greatly enjoyed the homemade breakfast daily and also the daily refreshments and snacks (wine, lemonade, homemade hummus, meatballs, cookies or brownies). Joanna was... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Akwaaba was an absolutely amazing experience. It is very clean! The innkeeper was extremely attentive and the fresh breakfast was awesome. The surrounding area and restaurants were great and in walking distance. It was truly a relaxing getaway and made for a great anniversary trip. We highly recommend this inn and look forward to booking another trip to this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to DC and short stay, only two nights, at Akwaaba marked the first time we had been to DC in at least a decade. The city was much how I remember it, busy, crowded and crazy but Akwaaba offered a retreat from it all. The room we had offered no breakfast and was located in what I would... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing Experience! The food, attention to details for our comfort were superb! This was our 44th Anniversary and what we wanted was a reflective quiet experience! WE GOT IT! The innkeeper, Bonnie, went out of her way and we truly appreciated it! Highly recommended as a wonderful place with wonderful people in a wonderful city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The only thing better than the ambiance of this charming B&B was the innkeeper, Joanna. Service was awesome, breakfast was delicious!! The interaction of the people at breakfast added charm not found at a traditional hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We chose a B&B for the first time in D.C because the hotels in the locations we were looking were so expensive . We had a wonderful visit. The room was comfortable, our hostess was very helpful and provided a wonderful breakfast as well as evening snacks. We met and interacted many others from all over the world that we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our friends were in DC so we decided to make the short trip from NJ to meet up with them. We had booked a place nearby and after dinner, we stopped by Akwaaba where they were staying to relax and chat. Joanna saw to it that we had snacks, drinks, and made us feel at home. She was so accommodating... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed in the lower level flat, three rooms + kitchen and two bathrooms. Felt spatious and luxurious (dug a deep hole in our budget though). With the kitchen we also catered for our own breakfast. It fitted the five of us easily (one kid on a sofa bed) Located in the area Dupont Circle there are quite a few... More

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Address: 1708 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
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Akwaaba DC is located in Dupont Circle at the heart of the Nation's Capitol. This 1890's historic townhouse is within walking distance of the White House, and the many fine restaurants, and shops of Dupont Circle. Access to the Smithsonian and National Monuments is a short ride on the Metro just 4 blocks (less than a 10 minute walk). Choose from 8 guest rooms, each with private bath or an apartment with accommodations for 4. ... more   less 
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