I booked the Mount Vernon Square Bed and Breakfast on a whim through Expedia. The value was great on the Expedia deal
but I probably wouldn't have paid full price. My other choice at the same price was the Westin. I was picking up a friend in DC and then spending the weekend there to catch up. The MVSBB proved the perfect arrangement for us. It is walking distance to great restaurants, the metro, china town, museums and other sites. Some things are farther than others, so be sure to check with Keith (inn keeper) if you have questions. The neighborhood is in the middle of a great revitalization, so while some parts are under construction it is relatively safe. Keith does give you a 'security' lecture when you check in - unlock, move, lock, check, close, check again.
The building is unremarkable from the outside, but inside is a gorgeous restoration of a beautiful old building. Lots of wood inlay details. Beautifully apportioned with stylish furniture and decoration accents. There is free wifi and the proprietor offers wireless printing - up to 10 pages a day for free. Breakfast is included with a family style breakfast served in the dining room at 830am. The chef does a great job. We had ham, eggs, fresh blueberry waffles and yogurt. There was orange juice, coffee,cranberry juice and a decent selection of hot tea.
We stayed in the third floor Terrace room. It is roomy and simply decorated. It's has a comfy queen bed and a futon. There is a fireplace, a little desk near the TV and a dresser on top of which sits a coffee maker. A refrigerator/freezer and sink are available across the hall. You have your own bathroom, but it's on the second floor. The bathroom is fair sized with a fancy multi-headed shower and a built in seat. Everything was immaculate when we arrived. There is a 30 or 40 inch flat screen and an outdoor patio. A small wrought iron flight of stairs leads to an upper floor but is off limits. My only complaint about the room is the mid-repair shell of a ceiling fan hanging from the middle of the room. Weird.
This is a great place for anyone who is in DC on vacation and doesn't want to be worn out by the ridiculous pace of the city. It's like coming home to a home. I highly recommend it. Keith is very accommodating and helpful. You can't beat this level of personal customer service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mt. Vernon Square Bed & Breakfast is an elegant downtown hub for your business or tourist activities three blocks from the Washington, DC Convention Center and a leisurely ten minute walk to the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums and other attractions. Our building's exterior makes a statement and it only gets better when you enter. The extensive wood work, marble floors, 11 ft. ceilings, and stained glass compliment the tasteful décor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mt. Vernon Square Hotel Washington Dc
- Mt. Vernon Square b&b