My husband and I just returned from a trip to Washington D.C. and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Swann House. It is an elegant B&B, built in the 1800s, with wood floors, heirloom rugs and crystal chandeliers. Each room is unique with lovely antique furnishings. It is located close to Dupont Circle and within walking distance to many neighborhood restaurants. Breakfast was excellent with granolas, yogurts, fruit salads, homemade breads and cakes and each morning featured a hot item as well. Isabelle, the general manager, is from France and her culinary skills are magnificent! Coffees, teas and juices are available all day. At 5:00 a small snack along with a carafe of sherry is offered to the guests. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and often went to the courtyard and read by the pool or sat on the spacious front porch and watched the neighbors walking their dogs. Isabelle, as well as Rita, the innkeeper, were friendly and helpful with everything from directions to cabs to suggestions where to eat, etc. A large hotel simply cannot offer the kind of personal service we experienced. We most definitely look forward to our next stay at The Swann House!