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“Wonderful Stay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aaron Shipman House Bed and Breakfast

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Aaron Shipman House Bed and Breakfast
13th and Q Street NW, Logan Circle, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Upper Northwest)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 49 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Aaron shipman House during the inauguration. Jackie and Charles were welcoming, warm and very informative. Kinda like staying the part of your family you like. They guided us to several great restaurants and jazz venues during our stay. The neighborhood was very family friendly and central to points of interest in DC.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Irvine, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stayed at the Aaron Shipman House during the inauguration this past week. The neighborhood is beautiful, the house is spectacular, our accommodations were fantastic, but the best part was our hosts, Jackie and Charles. Homemade breakfast was served in their lovely dining room every morning (frittata, egg scramble, baked goods, fruit platter, coffee, tea, juice), and Jackie and Charles got things going with everyone introducing themselves and then leading lively conversation. They are extremely helpful with tips, directions, hand warmers (it was COLD!!), and the checkout process is a hug! Cookies are at the entrance each evening!! It was absolutely delightful in every way....we'll be back!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The excellent A,B,C's of a B&B go to Aaron Shipman House and the fabulous Host and Hostess: Ambience, Art (Victorian), Breakfast (Wow-Fantastic), Comfort, Conviviality (such thorough knowledge of DC and local/world history)...Yep, a 'D' too... and Delightful ! ! ! Sal is especially grateful for the respect and help they offered to his 'neighbor' son, Tony, who is a local entrepreneur...

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I have stayed at the Aaron Shipman House more than 20 times in the last 18 years. When in DC I don't stay anywhere else... unless the house is fully booked. The House is close to the U Street metro station (~10 min. walk) which is good for those flying into Reagan. The House is also close to Dupont Circle (~10 min. walk). There are lots restaurants and things to do within walking distance.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I have stayed with Jackie and Charles many times over the last 6 years. The first time I stayed there I was impressed with the beautiful architecture of the home and the attention to detail the owners gave to each room. I am always greeted with a smile and the staff is very accommodating. The breakfasts are delicious and eating together at the same time is a great way to meet other guests. I have also learned about interesting places to visit in DC from both the guests and Jackie and Charles. It is evident that Jackie and Charles take great care to ensure their guests have the best experience in DC and "live" there during the visit as a local. For a fabulous visit to DC stay with Jackie and Charles!

Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Once or twice in my lifetime have there been accommodation experiences that will remain with me forever. Our recent stay with Jackie and Charles was one of those.

It is rare in my experience that a stay in another city is embraced by a business whose foundation is built on truly caring about its customers. Aaron Shipman is one such business.

I only hope that they will continue long enough for us to return and enjoy their hospitality again (even though after so many years of beautifully hosting guests in DC they truly deserve a golden retirement).

Thank you Jackie and Charles!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We've been staying with Jackie and Charles regularly for several years now and wouldn't think of going anywhere else when in DC. Breakfast is always great (and contrary to another review, the owners are perfectly willing to arrange for something early or late "on the go", but you'll miss the family atmosphere around the breakfast table.

Parking might be limited at times, but always available if you book it in advance (Logan Circle is a residential neighborhood and if you bring a car with you, you'll appreciate parking off street).

The home and the rooms are beautiful.

The hosts will do anything to make you feel at home, and their decades in DC make them experts in what to do and how to get around.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Aaron Shipman House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 13th and Q Street NW, Logan Circle, Washington DC, DC 20009
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Central, downtown Bed and Breakfast offering a choice of 6 rooms or a fully furnished 1 bedroom apartment. We are within walking distance of the Washington Convention Center, less than a 10 minute walk to the Metro, easily accessible to the Smithsonian Museums, National Monuments, White House and US Capitol. ... more   less 
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