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Woodley Park Guest House
2647 Woodley Road, Washington DC, DC 20008 (Upper Northwest)   |  
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Seattle, Washington
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“Best B&B I've stayed at”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I stayed at the Woodley Park Guest House for 7 days and have never had a better experience at a B&B. In fact, I hated to leave. The owners and staff were so friendly and helpful. Courtney (owner) introduced each guest over breakfast to break that awkward silence at the beginning and was interested in getting to know each of us--she's a born host! Food was great, too. The rooms and common spaces were so cozy and inviting---and absolutely spotless. Central air conditioning during a particularly hot spell was very welcome. TVs wasn't missed and they have a great collection of books--many American history non-fiction books and historical novels as well as popular fiction available for your reading pleasure.

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  • 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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  • Rooms
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

An exceptional place to stay

We were recommended to stay here and loved it. The generous and friendly host, Courtney, combined with the range of interesting people who stay there made every breakfast a memorable experience. Courtney introduces everyone and subtly facilitates conversations.
We were there recently for a week to see Washington and the guest house is well situated, a two minute walk from the Metro, where there are also numerous restaurants with a range of prices available – everything from a $7 tasty noodle café to a genuine French restaurant. The zoo is nearby (Giant Panda was the star for us) as is Hillwood Estate – a grand house that became a rather special museum.
And, yes, the rooms were comfortable, ultra clean, staff really friendly and helpful and the breakfast enjoyable. Free WiFi in the foyer. Woodley Park Guest House was one of the highlights of our Washington visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I recently stayed at the Woodley Park Guest House in Washington, D.C. This was my second visit and once again I experienced the same comfort and service that I had discovered there 9 years ago when I had stayed there for the first time. The location of the guest house is simply unbeatable. It is literally located right across the street from the Woodley Road metro station (which features an elevator if you have lots of luggage) and near Connecticut Avenue, N.W. The rooms are very comfortable and quiet and even the rooms located on the top floor with a shared bath are very cozy. The owners have tastefully decorated the entire guest house with beautiful furnishings while the staff keeps it very clean and tidy. Last but not least, the buffet breakfast is served in the dining room and features many delicious food items as well as some of the best coffee I have ever tasted in a hotel environment! Need I say anything more?

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Boston, MA USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Bostonians, we return year after year, our first in 2006, as our daughter who studies in the DC area found this gem in Woodley Park. A perfect fit of lovely attention to detail, restoration of a period home in a garden setting on the Red Line. Hosts and owners, Courtney and Joe have up to the moment info to guide you, and their morning breakfast table fills with lively conversation engaging fellow guests. An international experience with a front porch, wicker seating for tea in the afternoon. A quiet respite, spotless, beds and linens, bath, and bureau, desk and plenty of closet space make this our first choice, whether for graduations, or a mother-daughter weekend. We know we can count on consistency here and book far in advance so as not to be disappointed! It wouldn't be DC our style without Woodley Park B&B! Parking included!

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  • Stayed May 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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Walnut Creek, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We have stayed at Woodley Park Guest House two or three times during our daughter's tenure in D.C. What first drew us to the property was its location within walking distance of her teeny apartment, but also across the street from the Woodley Park Metro station (red line). It is 1.25 hours from Dulles using the Washington Flyer bus and Metro into town. The B&B's front porch with comfortable chairs is often occupied by guests; the front desk attendant is efficient, friendly, and full of information. The rooms are immaculate and comfy; we slept ten hours a night on our most recent five-night stay, a testimony to the quality of the bed and the peace and quiet to be found here. The guests filter into the dining room for breakfast at one large table during the 1.5 hour window. The cold buffet includes boiled eggs and smoked salmon, coffee cakes, yogurt, fresh fruit, makings for toast, and a variety of cereals. Nothing "gourmet" about this, but the meal is abundant, nutritious, serviceable, flexible, and completely adequate for our purposes. Owner Courtney holds forth as conversationalist and guide, a well-connected local who gives us valuable advice on museums, shopping, and transportation. We have thoroughly enjoyed conversations with other guests from around the world. We love this home away from home.

  • Stayed May 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
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Minneapolis/St. Paul MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

My husband has a convention every year in DC at the hotel across the street from this B&B. We have stayed at the Woodley Park Guest House for the past five years and love it! Joe and Courtney are great hosts and the conversation around the breakfast table is always one of the highlights of the trip. The location couldn't be handier right next to the Metro stop. Rooms are meticulously clean. I have found it nice not to have TVs anywhere in the house but people should be aware of this before they come. One other bonus is the delicious treats in the afternoon!!

  • Stayed March 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
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

My husband and I finally took our first overseas trip and decided to visit the US capital. We chose a guest house and decided we enjoyed the more intimate experience rather than a big hotel. The Woodley is located just out of Washington a short Metro ride into the city - a 2 minute walk to the Metro. The guest house is adorable,very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Our room was awesome and the breakfast was great. The staff were very helpful and very friendly. Overall I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Woodley and will definitely be telling my friends and family to stay should they visit the capital...

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: 2647 Woodley Road, Washington DC, DC 20008
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest , Woodley Park / Zoo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Woodley Park inn is located in downtown Washington DC, convenient to everything you want to see and do in the Nation's Capital. Just steps to the Metro, and a short walk from the National Zoo and Adam's Morgan, in safe and historic Woodley Park, our bed and breakfast in Washington DC is ideally located for business or leisure travelers. Relax in comfortable and beautifully furnished rooms at our Washington DC B&B and enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast, newspapers and Internet access. If you are looking for an outstanding District of Columbia bed and breakfast, come experience world-class accommodations and hospitality at our Woodley Park Guest House! ... more   less 
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