I stopped going to bed and breakfasts when I started to value my privacy and some modern amenities more than "charm". Well, at the Carriage House on Capitol Hill you get both! Once you are in your room, it is entirely private and the baths are nicely updated for lodging with this sense of history and yes, "charm". This is not one of those stuffy b & b's that will remind you of some dainty granny's spindly antiques. Instead it is done in a hip/bold/smart way that still honors the cosmopolitan history of this part of the world. There is a friendly dog and a lovely cat, and something interesting to see at every turn. If the owners are away at work you are likely to have some independence (I like that) or else meet one of the interesting-and-lovely people that help run the house (I like them, too). I prefer getting my own light breakfast in the morning and not feeling like I have to appear at a sit-down event with strangers, so the DIY breakfast is right up my alley. But, there is a friendly atmosphere and if you want conversation you will find it. It feels as if you live in this hip and imaginative house on Capitol Hill. Hooray.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Walk to the Smithsonian Museums, Library of Congress, U.S. Capitol, or the White House. We are 4 blocks from the Capitol South Metro station and steps from the Congressional offices. This comfortable private home B&B offers 4 rooms, each with queen bed and private bath, or a 2 bedroom, private entrance suite with living room and 1.5 baths. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Carriage House On Capitol Hill Hotel Washington Dc