I was staying alone in Washington for five days following a 2 week holiday with my family in Orlando, and I could not have chosen better accommodation.
The house itself is beautiful, decorated with some of the most extraordinary pieces of furniture I have ever seen. The rooms themselves are modestly decorated, but with being in such a city, one doesn't need to be spending much time in them. I stayed in room 7 (the double room) and it was perfect for a single traveler as myself.
The location is good too, as it's only a ten minute walk to the nearest metro station, which in my opinion, is the easiest way to travel around the city.
The breakfasts were amazing. During my stay I had five of them and each one was delicious.
There is a line from the musical Carousel which goes "the vittals we ate, we're good, you bet, the company was the same", and that perfectly sums up each encounter. They normally lasted around 45 minutes to an hour, as the conversations were always very interesting, and with the exceptional food too, why would anyone want to leave!
And finally, the hosts, Jacky and Charles, could not be more welcoming. They recommended tours for me, recommended restaurants, and even allowed me to join in one of their dinner parties they were having!
All in all, it was an excellent stay and if I ever go back to Washington (which I hope I do) I shall be staying nowhere but here.
- Also Known As:
- Aaron Shipman House Hotel
- Aaron Shipman House b&b
- Aaron Shipman House Hotel Washington Dc
- 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