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1708 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #5 of 49 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014
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    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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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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Berkeley, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This review is really two reviews—one of the Akwaaba itself, and the other of its associated business partner, Bed and Breakfast Washington, which handles all of the bookings and payments for the Akwaaba. Short story for TLDR: The Akwaaba is a lovely place to stay, but only book if you are 1000% sure that your plans (number of nights, or... More

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bnbaccomDC, Marketing Manager at Akwaaba DC, responded to this review

We always appreciate our guests who take the time to offer a review of their stay and are glad this guest found his stay at Akwaaba to be consistent with the experience of the vast majority of our other guests. We work hard to make each stay at Akwaaba DC special. We must take exception to the comments this guest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Joanna manages to be a gracious combination of innkeeper, concierge, and pastry chef! Akwaaba DC is in a great location, with DuPont Circle a few blocks west and a newly-chic corridor of restaurants a few blocks east. The living and dining areas are lovely and my room was great, but the outstanding hospitality and fine food--at the evening reception and... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Loved the location, the room, our overall experience and breakfast of Akwaaba. Great place to stay, close to lots of good restaurants, but still quiet. Joanna really makes the place with her personality, tips on the city, hospitality and cooking. Can't imagine staying anywhere else in DC. Really great value for money!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I spent the 4th of July weekend at Akwaaba DC and had the time of my life. The location is perfect with short walks to restaurants, shops, CVS and the metro. Joanna gets the award for Inn Keeper of the year! She left no stone unturned and provided excellent customer service. Breakfast was great every morning and Joanna offered me... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great place to stay close to everything you would need when in Washington DC. We had a fantastic host (Joanna) who compliments Akwaaba's style and ambience. The breakfast were absolutely delish. Loved everything about this restored old home

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New york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Akwaaba is definitely a home away from home!!!!! The DC location is greatly located in the part of the city in which your entire party may be satisfied. Joanna the Magnificient "Sistergirlfriend InnKeeper" is amazing!!!!! The ambience of the home was great and the Breakfast's delectable and motivating!!!! I had a wonderful stay and I am looking forward to planning... 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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