The Chester A. Arthur House is a grand old Victorian beauty with lovely architecture and some fine antiques. We liked the diverse neighborhood, and we were within walking distance of the stately mansions, museums, and embassies along quiet streets in Kalorama and Georgetown. A long walk along the Potomac to the Kennedy Center for a fascinating tour was a highlight. Our host suggested several restaurants in the direction toward Dupont Circle; also there's a huge Whole Foods market close by. Bus service and taxis from Logan Circle are handy; the Metro is about six blocks away.
As a B&B, some repairs and upgrades are due in the room where we stayed. As an example, the worn bed linens should be replaced; housekeeping could be better. We wanted separate beds, and chose the room with a pull-out bed. The regular bed was quite comfortable; the old pull out was not. Street noise is definitely a factor if you choose a front room. The closed drapes and blinds don't cut it, thus we turned on the air conditioner fan which ameliorated the problem. Breakfast was good, and the camaraderie with the hosts and guests was fun. The winter rate was a bargain. This B&B has amazing Victorian ambience, but the basics could be improved.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy old-world charm with modern conveniences at our Victorian Bed and Breakfast. We are centrally located 8 blocks north of the White House at historic Logan Circle. Metro access is a 10-minute walk, or 10-minutes by bus to the Smithsonian and National Mall. Washington's Convention Center is a 10-15 minute walk. There are 4 guestrooms, each with private bath. Some rooms can accommodate extra guests. Well-behaved children welcome, and off-street parking is available. Daily maid service on request. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chester Arthur House Bed And Breakfast At Logan Circle
- Chester Arthur House b & b At Logan Circle Hotel Washington Dc