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“Great Place & Wonderful Proprietor” 5 of 5 stars
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1705 21st St NW, 21st & R Streets, NW, Washington DC, DC 20009   |  
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Ranked #20 of 49 Washington DC B&B and Inns
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“Great Place & Wonderful Proprietor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Our stay at The Ivy Mansion could not have been better! My BF and I were in D.C. for the presidential inauguration and happened upon Dana's place online. I spoke with her several times before our trip and she was kind and helpful. Upon arriving to her home, we were greeted warmly and found the accommodations to be top notch. The three story home is well-appointed, includes a very functional kitchen, and the "Joyice Ann" room was fantastic. The area is great; includes many restaurants, ad is very walker-friendly. The Metro Red Line is only 4 blocks away. I plan on staying with Dana and The Ivy Mansion every time I go to Washington. Kudos to Dana and her wonderful place!

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  • 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tuebingen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We loved Dana's nice house right at Dupond Circle, subway and great restaurants right around the corner. In walking distance to the Mall. The big apartment in the top floor its great and very stylish, we loved it. Quiet although right at a major street. Dana is a lovely host - had some nice talks. Just look out to find the place as there is no sign outside. We looked for it for about an hour... And make sure to get a mail from Dana with the adress as our's was lost in cyberspace... Will be back as soon as possible!

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We really liked the house, our room and the location. The hostess was very attentive, helpful with advice on where to go and how to get there and a great conversationalist. It's close to everywhere we needed to be including Georgetown and close to a Metro station.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Leiden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

The Ivy Mansion is a great place to stay. The location is ideal. The metro is nearby and there a lot of great places to visit all in walking distance. The house is beautifull, spacious and well kept. The bed was very comfortable, not too soft and not too hard. The hostess is a lovely and very helpfull woman.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

My family (husband and 2 kids 11 and 9) rented the Garden Apartment the last week of March. The great thing about the Ivy Mansion is the location. The area is beautiful and is very close to many great restaurants and the Metro station is only 3 blocks. We were provided with a weekly parking pass, so we did not have to move our car for the entire week. We took the Metro everywhere.

The apartment is a good size for 4 people. The kids each had their own place to sleep - a sofa bed and futon. The bedroom has a full size bed. The kitchen has the basics - dishes, pots and pans, etc. There a couple of small drug and grocery stores close to purchase food and snacks. Overall the apartment was clean and well maintained.

Dana was a great host. She had a lot of great tips and recommendation about DC.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

This property is in a great location for wonderful restaurants & and is very close to transportation. It is a two minute walk to Connecticut Street which is lined with wonderful shops & place to eat. The Metro train is just around the corner and provides a simple way to access the Smithsonians and the Zoo.

The house is nice and breakfast was self serve. Very happy with the value for price! The neighbourhood was great and seemed to be in a very affluent area.

Tip: If you are light sleeper bring ear plugs! The floors are very sqeaky (it's an old house ... to be expected!)

  • Stayed March 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

I recently spent three months as a visiting scholar with a DC university, and took accommodation at the Ivy Mansion. When I left in December, it was my home away from home.

It is difficult to speak highly enough of the Ivy Mansion. The proprietress, Dana, promises 'gracious living' and 'gentle prices' and that is precisely what she delivers - and more. The Ivy Mansion is located one short block from vibrant Dupont Circle, yet is quiet, private, and personal. The building itself is beautiful and Dana has tastefully decorated each room to reflect the character of three incredible women.

I stayed in the Annie Bell room on the second floor. The other guests were all delightful people and made the stay all the more pleasant. I had been traveling in the States extensively and over a number of months, staying in hotels. This became a very lonely existence, but that changed when staying at the Ivy Mansion. Another long-term guest who stayed in the apartment above became a great friend and showed me around DC and surrounds. Dana herself has terrific knowledge of her fabulous city and also provided me with cheap tickets to events at the Kennedy Center.

I would happily and enthusiastically recommend the Ivy Mansion for both short stays and for longer term accommodation needs. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to returning to DC with my family and we will definitely stay with Dana at the Ivy Mansion.

Thanks Dana, and thank you Jim and all the other guests who made my stay unforgettable.

Room Tip: The Ivy Mansion has a number of accommodation options. Speak with Dana, who can offer flexibility.
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  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Additional Information about Ivy Mansion at Dupont Circle

Address: 1705 21st St NW, 21st & R Streets, NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Washington, DC Bed and Breakfast inn offering vacation, business and short term rental accommodation. Exceptionally located in the heart of Dupont Circle, the Ivy Mansion will make your stay in DC comfortable, convenient and cost competitive. We are a 3-minute walk to the Metro, steps from the Hilton Towers, and a short ride to the Convention Center, White House, Marriott Wardman, Smithsonian Museums, and the National Mall. ... more   less 
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