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“A quiet retreat with a friendly welcome!” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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“A quiet retreat with a friendly welcome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I was visiting my daughter's family 3 blocks away and was looking for a B&B experience in the neighborhood. I was so pleased to find this GEM. A beautiful renovation and wonderful garden, great for relaxing. My room was a queen on the third floor and I was worried about the exhausting heat of DC and being on the third floor. It was a cool oasis. Plentiful cookies, lemonade, coffee and tea and a wonderful breakfast prepared by the innkeeper.. This property is a block from the hot restaurant scene on 14th street and walking distance from DuPont Circle and the metro.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Booked the ground floor apartment for a convention and me and my guests really enjoyed the accomodations. It was in walking distance to everything we needed, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the Verizon Center. The metro wasn't too far either, if you're not really into walking. There were a host of really good restaurants within a 5-6 block radius (Le Diplomate..YUM!). Cabs were a little hard to come by, so I'd recommend using Uber if you'd need to grab a cab. The apartment had cable, wireless (a little tempermental) and always had hot water. There's a washer/dryer as well. There was plenty of privacy in the apartment and the noise above was minimal. There's even a little patio area in the back to enjoy..would totally recommend this place! If I'm back in DC, I'd book it again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The hosts were super welcoming right away and showed us to our lovely room (with ensuite). They provided excellent and large breakfasts (something unique for each day we were there for a total of 6 mornings), and they gave great advice on what to see, how to get there, any anything else we might needed. The neighbourhood has excellent restaurants and the buses are just a couple of blocks away. You really can't ask for more. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed February 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed in the basement apartment with a family of 5 and found it to be exactly as described on the Inn's website. The Hosts were pleasant and accommodating. It was wonderful after walking in the July heat to come home to a cool comfortable apartment. Thank you Jackie and Charles. Did I mention cookies waiting for you upon arrival. YUM!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Booked the ground floor apartment. Apartment itself is very decent - plenty of room for 2 adults, 2 teens on 3 night stay - living area w/ small dining table, W/D, small kitchen, bedroom and (tight) bath - central A/C. In general, furnishings a bit tired, but not objectionable and nicely decorated. Backyard outdoor sitting area is nice in the evening with wine and lightning bug show. Don't let the initial "walk up" put you off - apartment is fine, however, photos of exterior on web site taken in better times.

Walked to local Whole Foods (1.5 blocks west), for breakfast foods, snacks, wine, etc... very convenient. Restaurant area at Q and 14th is up and coming. Nearby El Centro and Stoney's is good for value / food.

A couple of other items to mention: 1) time to upgrade beddings, fold-out mattresses in particular 2) Subway stop is a long 4 blocks north, just be aware.

Room Tip: Breakfast not included with the Apartment.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed at the Aaron Shipman house for our honeymoon and wouldn't change a thing. The house is located close to the bus-line, metro, and a fantastic area for experiencing the "local life" while dining (off 14th and P). The house is very well cared for and renovated while maintaining an historic vibe. The garden is fantastic; we particularly enjoyed hanging out on the patio after a long day with a couple of drinks before getting ready for our evening excursion. Before I forget...there was a large platter of cookies waiting near the front door..quite a treat for a daily sweet tooth. I highly recommend the Aaron Shipman house.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We spent a week in the basement apartment of the Aaron Shipman House B&B. It was very comfortable, and the location was perfect to find restaurants and close to a Metro station. Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming, and we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast with them and their other guests. It felt like a home away from home, we enjoyed our visit immensely. The house has a very warm feel to it, it's lovely and spacious. It was the first time my family visited DC, and I would recommend such a vacation to visit the historical sites and experience the energy of it all.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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): $
Number of rooms: 7
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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