I just came back from a vacation in Washington, DC. A friend who lives in DC recommended that I stay at the Woodley Park Guest House. She said the location was close to a metrorail station and the neighborhood was safe to walk around in, even at night. She said that there were many places to eat in the area, so I agreed to give it a try.
She was right. The Woodley Park Guest House is located a block and a half away from the Red Line of the DC metrorail system. The metrorail cars pass there very frequently. It is easy to use the system to get to the National Mall and other places.
I thought my room was very cute, clean, and comfortable. They provided a healthy breakfast which seemed to satisfy every guest who came to eat. I especially liked their mixed fruit salad with yogurt on the side.
My days ended at all sorts of hours. I was able to find dinner in the neighborhood easily, and though I was a single female traveler, I felt safe walking from the metro station or the restaurants to the Guest House. The people in the neighborhood are a mix of tourists and residents, and they are buzzing around until late at night. The Guest House is a short distance from the "main drag," so it is quiet there.
The owners and staff were very pleasant to work with and helpful. They gave me detailed instructions on how to catch the metro, where to eat, and what the best tour companies were. They even checked me in to my airline and printed my boarding pass for me on the night before I left. On the morning of my departure, they stepped outside and flagged down a taxi for me. Talk about receiving excellent service! =)
It was definitely like having a comfortable home and family to return to each night. I plan to use them again the next time that I visit DC.