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Mt. Vernon Square Bed and Breakfast
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   400 M St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (Mount Vernon Square)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 50 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
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13 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful historic building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Excellent bed and breakfast with large rooms and a very home-like feel to it. Keith (whom I assume is the owner) is very hospitable and has made the place very inviting - especially the common living room next to the entrance. This is a great alternative to hotels and priced very favorably. Breakfast was excellent too! Would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chesterfield Twp, Mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This was our first time at a bed and breakfast. It was a wonderful choice. The location was perfect and the staff was excellent. Keith answered all our questions and offered advise on dining and entertainment options for us. We will definately be back again.

  • Stayed February 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

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.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Our 3 night stay at the Mt Vernon Sq B & B was all I hoped it would be . We will definitely check for availability again when we return to Washington DC. The accomidations were clean and very comfortable. If your going to visit the Smithsonians, Capital, ..... you will be within walking distance. The metro is 3 blocks away, easy access to the Arlington Cemetary.... Breakfast was plentiful and delicious. There are also numerous wonderful restaurants and a Safeway just a few blocks away. The owner is very gracious and informative. Use the Ronald Reagan airport if this is your destination, easy access.

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  • Stayed December 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 November 20, 2012

Had a good stay here in April of 2012. Keith mentioned he'd only been in business a short time and was eager to do everything right. He said he stayed in other B&B's to get the best learning experience - and he has succeeded. I'm a country person, not used to the city with frequent sirens , so that was the only part of my stay that was a tad bothersome (less sleep), but it was a vacation, so it didn't matter if I slept in. People who are used to traffic noise won't even notice. The food was excellent, .and I like the African motif. It is about a 15 min. easy walk to the Mall.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Great experience with Keith.

The B&B is just a few blocks away from the metro stop. Very easy to get there and good accessibility to safeway for groceries and a few restaurants. We stayed in the Terrace room and loved it. The bathroom is private but there's a flight of stairs between the Terrace room and the bathroom, so please be aware of that (as expected from website's description).

Breakfast was excellent every day and we had great conversation in the breakfast room at 8:30.

I left a phone charger in the room when we left and Keith mailed it back to us before we even had a chance to ask.

We would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hobart, Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This was an oasis during what was a hot stay in DC for the two of us. Beautifully presented and maintained, this classy B&B was a great base for seeing the sights and returning to when the summer sun just got too hot. Keith is a great host, willing to share his local knowledge and point you in the right direction for a great meal while eager to test his new breakfast dishes on adventurous guests. The room was just right and our three nights passed by so quickly. In summary, a great place to stay, nice and safe location, close to the metro and near enough to the sights and attractions for those who prefer to walk.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mt. Vernon Square Bed and Breakfast

Address: 400 M St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Mount Vernon Square , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mt. Vernon Square Bed and Breakfast 3*
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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