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“Comfy cozy” 4 of 5 stars
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13th and P St., Logan Circle, Washington DC, DC 20005 (Logan Circle/ Shaw)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 49 Washington DC B&B and Inns
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Comfy cozy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I have stayed in quite a few B&Bs and they are always interesting. This one is a bit rough round the edges, but the house was built in the 1800s, so I am not expecting a perfect plastic experience. The breakfast is served promptly at 8 am, which seems a bit early for a weekend morning. It was delicious and we especially loved the generous portions of fresh fruit and yogurt. I usually like to sleep in a bit later on the weekends and had a bit of a jolt keeping up with the extra-early (for me) witty morning banter. I know it is a b&b and that is part of it, which I usually like - just need an extra hour or two for my morning charms to appear.... Super comfy mattress was much appreciated and the sound machine was wonderful to block out the city noise. Lovely coverlet on the beautiful antique bed. Very kind and courteous hosts seemed genuinely interested in making us feel welcome and comfortable. Great location in a fabulous and fun neighborhood.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1883, Owner at Chester Arthur House B & B at Logan Circle, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
We are grateful for the nice words, but very concerned about the “rough round the edges” comment. By the guest’s next sentence about the house having been built in the 1800s (1883), and thus he/she was not expecting a “perfect plastic experience,” we gather he/she was referring to the fact that our plaster walls and ceilings, and copious amounts of varnished woodwork (including hall paneling and nine fireplace mantels), are all original, and do not look brand new. That is quite correct, purposefully so. We keep everything shined up, painted and in good repair, and do not plan on replacing good 19th-century plaster with wallboard, which would give a completely different experience. “Rough around the edges” is a little harsh though, we believe. We like to think our house is a museum-quality restoration – and one that you can actually step into, rather than viewing from behind a rope barrier.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

It was incredible stay in a 1830 former house of a secretary of tresury of a US President!!!
The house is in original shape, luxury and confortable, service excellent and great location!!!
The best B&B I have been!!!

  • Stayed July 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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Andover, Massachusetts
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Chester Arthur House in Logan Circle is conveniently located close to the convention center yet walkable to Georgetown. We were in town for a convention and were very pleased with the location. We had a spacious room with a step down small bathroom. Comfortable bed. Our hosts Eric and Carl were very accommodating and helpful with directions, etc.. Breakfast was good starting each morning with a fresh fruit, french toast or quiche, etc. coffee,
The only negative thing I have to say is overall the house in my opinion needs to be brightened up and appears a bit 'tired' in need of a few interior repairs that probably need to be professionally addressed in order to keep with the lovely character of the house.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1883, Owner at Chester Arthur House B & B at Logan Circle, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
We appreciate so much the compliments. Just want to mention that since this guest stayed, several rooms along with the two front parlors have been “brightened-up” with fresh coats of paint and repairs where needed, all professionally done. Thanks for the feedback.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012 via mobile

The old home is lovely but if you don't sleep with a bit of noise, ask for the quieter rooms at the back of the house overlooking the garden.
Logan circle is a great spot to stay, lots of food options & activity into the night, a very vibrant area.
Your hosts and breakfast are also great, I just wish those creamy breakfasts really were fat free!!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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McAlester, Oklahoma
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Located in a quiet historic district you aren't far from all the fun things to see and do. Don, the owner is a wealth of info and the hosts Carl and Eric start your day with fabalous breakfasts. It is a short walk to the bus stop or the rail which will take you all over the city or most places are in walking distance. Highly recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed June 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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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Where to begin?

Well, let's start with the innkeeper himself. Don was cordial, welcoming, full of information and a teller of wonderful stories. He made sure we were comfortable and helped us whenever we needed.

The breakfasts were great. The decor was awesome. The comfort level was fantastic. And the house is just so unique. It was so much better than staying in a hotel. It's just such a fantastic place. I can't gush enough about it. The feel of the house is something you CANNOT get anywhere.

Value is amazing

Did I mention how great Don was?

Also, wonderful location. Safe. Accessible to everywhere.

I just got home and couldn't be happier. This is a must-book place. I will be back.

--A.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

My coworker and I were attending a conference in DC, so our husbands came along and we decided to book rooms here, since it was so close to the convention center. We were so happy to have stayed here! The house itself was easy to find, and very well-situated: it was close enough to walk to any public transit (we utilized the subway system frequently, but there was a bus stop right outside the front door had we chosen to use it), but it was in a quiet section of neighborhood. Located in a circle, there is a lovely little park in the middle that seemed to be the spot where professionals spent time with their dogs after the workday. The rooms were large and had very high ceilings. There's a tv as well as wi-fi in the rooms. The showers were wonderful, as was the amount of storage for clothing and items. There was even a small fridge in each room (Which was a great surprise!). The owner, Don, very clearly loves the home and is passionate about maintaining it. The gem of the stay was the breakfast each morning. (Be aware, for those who like sleeping in, the breakfast is served at 8, but it's worth getting up for!). Eric and Carl are fantastic chefs and such friendly people, and Don has all sorts of interesting stories of his work in photography, journalism and radio. If you like the B & B experience, you can't ask for better than the Chester Arthur House. I would definitely go back.

Room Tip: The Magnolia room is quiet and shaded by the tree located right outside the window.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 13th and P St., Logan Circle, Washington DC, DC 20005
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Logan Circle/ Shaw , Upper Northwest
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Ranked #12 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy old world charm of 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 a block from the house. Washington's Convention center is a 10-15 minute walk. There are 3 guestrooms, each with private bath. Some rooms can accommodate extra guests. Children welcome and off-street parking is available. ... more   less 
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