Lauren Powell is a wonderful innkeeper and the Carriage House is an eclectic mix of the family's world travels and decorating skills. The location can't be beat - you can walk from the B&B to the Library of Congress, Capitol Hill, Smithsonian, even the Lincoln Memorial if you're feeling ambitious.
Should you arrive by Amtrak, find your way in Union Station to a customer service booth where, if you're a senior (62+), you can purchase a Senior SmarTrip metro card for great rates on the subway and buses. Once you've loaded a little money on the card, take the Blue Metro Line to the Capitol South metro stop. On exiting, it's a couple of blocks' walk to the B&B.
There are good pubs and restaurants nearby for lunch or dinner at the end of a working or sightseeing day. The breakfast offered at the Carriage House is adequate; however, it could be improved upon with some variety: the addition of cheeses, more yogurts, fruit salads, artisan breads. Having said that, whether you are on business or pleasure, this B&B is near perfect.
- 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