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“Good Experience in DC” 4 of 5 stars
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American Guest House
2.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   2005 Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Adams Morgan)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 33 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Experience in DC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I booked our accommodation the night before arriving on the internet. Email contact from the B&B was immediate and we found the location easily and it was as it turned out really well placed to get around being on a bus route straight outside and close to the bustling Du Pont Circle. We were welcomed by Lisa who is I think not only the manager but also a good cook and great hostess. We were made to feel very welcome and we have had four nights here. Although we were on the top floor, fourth floor where the street level is the first floor we actually enjoyed the fitness of using the stairs and we found the room warm, welcoming and quiet at night. The bathroom at least peared to have been recently upgraded and it had a good finish with a great shower. We found Lisa and all her staff friendly and welcoming and we enjoyed each of our filling tasty breakfasts on offer. Fresh fruit, yoghurt, choice of cereals, cooked breakfasts which ranged from waffles, omelettes, eggs on potatoes with turkey(?) sausage, all yummy and great when capped off with tasty home made muffins. If we needed assistance, Lisa in particular, was always there to assist, clarify or just deliver nice friendly conversation.
We are hoping that our next B&B is as friendly when we leave tomorrow.
I wouldn't hesitate in staying again or referring friends.
Thanks so much with helping us really enjoy our DC experience!

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  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Another trip to Washington and a decision as to where to stay. I opted for what I knew would be good and returned to the American Guest House. Why?
# The rates are competitive
# It is a house not a hotel - relaxed, informal, like a home.
# I stayed 5 nights and it's so much more comfortable when staying more than just a night.
# The breakfasts cannot be beaten. Lisa cooked something different every morning.
# Then there is tea, coffee, hot chocolate any time. Lisa baked fresh cookies as well!

The walk down to the office on K Street took 15 minutes and in the evening you are spoilt for choice for places to eat on nearby 18th.

The WIFI is good and you can work at the dining table or relax in the lounge.

Room Tip: 403 is spacious - perfect if you are there for a few nights. It's up a few flights of stairs but...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

My husband and I are locals but we decided to take a one night stay-cation at the American Guest House last week. We had such a wonderful stay and couldn't have asked for a better room, wonderful staff, and an amazing delicious breakfast! I would recommend this B&B to anyone, you will not be disappointed. Also, it's location is so convenient to all the restaurants. Even though it is in a busy area it feels as if you are on a quiet street outside of the city. We had a wonderful stay and were very rested after our time at the American Guest House! Thank you to all the staff!

  • Stayed January 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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Munich, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Friendly and helpful staff, spotless clean, comfortable bed, delicious hot breakfast, safe area to walk, convenient to DuPont Circle metro and tourist sites. I would stay here again anytime.

My ratings for this hotel:
5/5 Value
5/5 Rooms
5/5 Location
5/5 Cleanliness
5/5 Service
5/5 Sleep Quality

Thanks a million!

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Lincoln, Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The regular mega-hotels were just too out of reach for me tabling on a nonprofit budget, and the reviews of hotels in the DuPont Circle area were sketchy, so I kept digging until I found this one. It was just a block or two from my conference, right off Connecticut Avenue and on the edge of Adams-Morgan with all kinds of neat eateries. It was like staying at someone's home. Breakfast included a couple from UK, a Polish couple, a couple from Australia, and a Chinese man.

No it wasn't luxurious and it was a bit worn, but the price was so much more reasonable than other hotels in the area. Would definitely return there as a tourist.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Very well located inn, with super friendly and helpful staff. The room was clean and characterful, but a little small and pokey at times - but normal for an older building. One thing to be aware of is that there isn't any parking on site, and on street parking isn't great. We ended up paying $90 for a few days of parking at the nearby Hilton.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Really enjoyed staying at the B&B while at a conference in the Hilton (right around the corner). I enjoyed the unique details of this B&B over another boring conference center. The breakfast was really delicious and convenient and the rooms were well stocked with the amenities you'd expect at a hotel.

The street noise was substantial in my room facing the street on the second floor (not too much you can do about that in DC). You may want to ask about a room at the back or just bring ear plugs.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about American Guest House

Address: 2005 Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Adams Morgan , Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2 star — American Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
American Guest House is a 12 bedroom with en suite bathrooms Washington DC Bed and Breakfast Inn located in a historic 1893 Venetian Gothic building near the Washington Hilton Hotel. Within a 10 minutes walk to Dupont Circle Metro, and within a 10 to 15 minute walk to Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham Hotels. We are located near Dupont Circle in the historic Kalorama Triangle neighborhood. Bed and breakfast is located near the White House (about 1 mile) northwest of the White House(about 25 minutes by foot) and about 2 miles from the Smithsonian Museums and Monuments. We are located in a trendy, upscale, safe and beautiful neighborhood in the heart of DC. Great area to stroll around and enjoy the beautiful old mansions. Within walking distance you'll also find several of Washington DC's best restaurants, as well as the Phillips Art Gallery, Embassy Row, specialty shops, and even Rock Creek Park with its beautiful cycling and hiking trails. Culture is plentiful in DC with its majestic theaters, shows, ethnically diverse dining options, and local resident hang outs. You will not only stay in a prime area of Washington, DC, but you will also be served the best breakfast in town and will be helped by the friendliest people around. Come and see for yourself - you will be glad you did. ... more   less 
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