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Malolo Bed and Breakfast
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   5213 B Street, SE, Washington DC, DC 20019   |  
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Ranked #1 of 49 Washington DC B&B and Inns
massachusetts
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Can't wait to come back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this B&B when looking for something reasonably priced and clean...what a wonderful find...friendly hosts, large clean comfortable rooms, and superb food! The complementary breakfast was fantastic..we are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David A, Owner at Malolo Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Talofa kloMassachusetts!

We are so happy that you both were able to enjoy our beautiful home and enjoy Chef George's breakfast every morning. As you noticed, DC has a lot of things to do and explore! Chef and I look forward to your next stay...

We have a pillow missing their owner with us. LOL

Mahalo,

David & Chef George
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  • Location
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The B&B is a little outside the city, but wonderful location if you have a car and it's free parking. If you don't have a car, the hosts drive you to and from the metro station - way above the service at other hotels/B&B's. Dave and Jorge are so friendly and welcoming and helpful. We had a late night one of the nights and came in to find that Jorge had been waiting up for us to be sure we got in alright. Our room was lovely and the breakfast was so wonderful. I could see that if we were there longer that Dave and Jorge would feel like family. Highly recommend.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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David A, Owner at Malolo Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Talofa Jessica2Islands!

Thank you for the wonderful comments. We are excited to have you visit from Nantucket! I was particular impressed that the "Shaka" hand sign was not foreign to you. I think it is really cool that Nantucket has an active surfing community. Thank you for the wonderful stay and we look forward to visiting Nantucket soon. SURF's UP!! Shaka!!

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Stanstead, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Malolo was incredible. The hosts David & Jorge are the most friendly people you could ever meet, they couldn't do enough for us. The rooms are large and well decorated, the baths spotless. Breakfast was abundant, with many choices available. One evening Jorge prepared a private dinner for us, delicious! Our visit lasted 4 nights, and we will definitely return the next time we are in Washington.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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David A, Owner at Malolo Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Talofa Joe V and... R! LOL

Thank you for the wonderful comments. Chef and I are glad you enjoyed your stay and you had a chance to enjoy Chef's evening meal. Most importantly we hope your birthday weekend was one to remember.

Please give our regards to Notorious Pirate "One-Eye Jack". We hope the "pirate" is doing well and only a small reminder of your wonderful memories is left to remind you of an awesome time you had in DC. : ) ARRR Maties!!

We definitely enjoyed the stories of how life is your neck of the woods and would love to pass through some day soon to experience it ourselves. Joe say hi to R for us.

Take care.

David & Chef George
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Franklin, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Best Bed and Breakfast we have ever stayed in!! And we travel a lot!! Without a doubt, by far the most fun as well! We loved our hosts Jorge and David and after spending 5 days there, we felt like old friends and so sad to be leaving to move on. We actually missed them when we left, still sending texts and pictures from our next destination. We wished we could have spent more time with them. Out hosts went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and relaxing for us. Our room was quiet and the bed was great! The breakfasts were excellent, had a large variety of food and so plentiful that we never needed to eat lunch! Chef Jorge is amazing,very creative and knows exactly what he's doing. We really wanted to take him home with us!! The night that he cooked us a special dinner it was superb and we were very impressed. David always seemed at our beck and call whenever we needed anything. We were in dire need of a battery for my camera and David took us on a trip to Walmart and Best Buy that was an adventure and one we'll never forget. He helped guide us through learning the metro and always willing to help us find places we needed to go. We just can't say enough about this B&B. There were so many little nice touches that we can't even remember them all.We loved it, our hosts, and we will be back for sure!!


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Best Bed and Breakfast we have ever stayed in!! And we travel a lot!!By far the most fun as well! We loved our hosts Jorge and David, and after spending 5 days there we were so sad to be leaving to move on. We wished we could have spent more time. Out hosts went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and relaxing for us. The breakfasts were excellent, had a large variety of food and so plentiful that we never needed to eat lunch! Chef Jorge is amazing,very creative and knows exactly what he's doing. We wanted to take him home with us!! The night that he cooked us a special dinner it was superb and we were very impressed. David always seemed at our beck and call whenever we needed anything. Our trip to Walmart and Best Buy was an adventure for sure and one we'll never forget. He helped guide us through learning the metro and always willing to help us find places we needed to go. We just can't say enough about this B&B. We loved it, our hosts, and we will be back for sure!!


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Room Tip: Just for traveler information, there is no pool or fitness center, but it wasn't missed that'...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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David A, Owner at Malolo Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Talofa Debra & Chuck!

Thank you for the wonderful review and awesome memories. As you are our first "Bikers", we were really honored. We hope the rest of your stay in DC for the Memorial day event was fun.

Chef George loves the picture of him on your bike... Hmmm which reminds me. I will send pics over. We appreciate you taking the time to explain the importance of the "Rolling Thunder" event.

I hope you both took lots of pictures since we did have an adventure getting your battery!! LOL. "Arnita" will never be a name I forget anytime soon. Please take care and hope to see you again soon... Like next month! LOL

Fa'afetai Lava!

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Cambridge, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Great place to stay. Exceeded expectations. Food, room and hospitality was awesome. Highly recommend anyone to stay. Had great breakfasts sitting around the table chatting to everyone. George and Dave offer excellent service.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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David A, Owner at Malolo Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 25, 2014
Fa'afetai lava for the wonderful comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and had an awesome time chatting with the other guests. WE MISS that accent and bubbly smiles in the morning. I always find it a treat for me to see folks from the South Pacific region!! We hope to travel out to you all soon! The pictures in town came out really nice. I think Chef posted them on Facebook already...

Please take and care and keep in touch.

Mahalo,

David & Chef George
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Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

You will love this place. It is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The rooms and shared bathroom was very clean and the food was ample and delicious. Your hosts, David and George, were wonderful and I felt like family. The b and b is a bit far from the Metro but your hosts are more than willing to take you back and forth. We will be staying there again the next time we visit the area.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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David A, Owner at Malolo Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 24, 2014
Fa'afetai Lava Embarrassed35! Love the name!

Chef and I enjoyed having you both stay with us. We miss recycling the bottles of Wines! LOL
Thank you for the wonderful comments and hope you two got to see a bit more of DC this time around. DC has a lot to do and it can be challenging to see and do everything. We hope you made it to the birthday party on time and celebrated such a wonderful day for your son. We miss you both and hope to see you again soon.

David A & Chef George
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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My husband and I can certainly recommend the B & B Malolo.
George and David are very good hosts, they do everything to feel you comfortable.
David picked us up at the airport and brought us to Union station , and every day to and from metrostation that was a great help. George is a marvellous cook, and believe me in Belgium
we can appreciate good food!
Thank you guys for your great hospitality in your wonderful house Malolo.
All the best .
Flory and Jozef (Belgium)

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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David A, Owner at Malolo Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, May 24, 2014
Talofa Flory en Jozef W

Thank you so much for the post card! We miss you both and hope you are home safe and sound. We had another couple from Paris after you both left and we enjoyed telling them about your stay with us. Hopefully, we get to see your both in the near future when Chef and I make our trip around the world!! LOL

Take care and please keep in touch.

Fa'afeatai lava from

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Address: 5213 B Street, SE, Washington DC, DC 20019
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Malolo Bed and Breakfast 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Talofa!"Malolo" means rest in the Samoan language.We are the first Bed and Breakfast, East of the River. The Location is in the historical neighborhood of Marshall Heights and only a few minutes from downtown DC and the popular H Street Corridor NE. Malolo is not your traditional Bed and Breakfast Inn. Our services and home are styled to highlight the South Pacific (Islands in the South Pacific Rim) Hospitality. So we say Talofa and Afio Mai and make Malolo Bed & Breakfast your home and Aiga (Family) while you visit the DC Metro area. Booking rates us at 9.7 out of 10. ... more   less 
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