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“My Home away from Home in DC!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aaron Shipman House Bed and Breakfast

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13th and Q Street NW, Logan Circle, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Upper Northwest)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 49 Washington DC B&B and Inns
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“My Home away from Home in DC!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I live in Central American and travel to DC every three months on average. I have always stayed at the Aaron Shipman House unless it's fully booked. It has all the comforts of a beautiful, well-run home: lovely decor, great comfort, and delicious breakfasts. The rooms are scrupulously clean, beautiful, and have very comfortable mattresses. The hosts are genuinely hospitable and helpful. It is located in a wonderful neighborhood that boasts great restaurants and is near several metro and bus stops. It's the best B&B I have ever stayed in and will be my choice in DC whenever I travel there.

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Room was lovely and very clean and comfortable. Breakfast is a delicious feast! The common rooms are stunning. Real old-fashioned elegant charm. The staff are warm and friendly, very helpful (they even gave me a fare-card to use on the bus), and they run the b and b beautifully. (The owners were out of town, so we did not get to meet them.) 14th street--one block away-- is full of restaurants and shops, from the fancy to the practical (I needed a hardware store for my work). Coming home late at night on the metro, it was very easy to hail a cab to the B and B (though I was told the walk home was perfectly safe). Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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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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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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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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 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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