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“A great home of character” 5 of 5 stars
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2005 Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 (Dupont Circle)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 49 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“A great home of character”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Stayed here after moving from a disaster of an apartment.

Great homely feel with character like staying in someone's home.

Excellent breakfast prepared fresh every morning with cereals, toast etc laid on, large shared table to converse with other guests. Just like a family gathering.

Tea coffee and scones biscuits available throughout the day.

Very well located for local shops, cafes and restaurants, also on direct bus route into the centre.

Overall I would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation and would definitely stay here again .

Room Tip: We had a room on the first floor facing the street not too much traffic noise.
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  • Stayed April 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Loughborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I was attending a business conference at the nearby Hilton hotel(across the road) and this was a perfect location in the very pleasant Adams Morgan area.
The breakfasts that were preared fresh by the chef each morning were particalurly good and imaginative and appetising .
I could not fault the stay and would recommend the AGH to anyone with a 5 * rating.

Peter from UK

  • Stayed April 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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Melbourne
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66 reviews 66 reviews
50 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Was at a conference at the nearby Hilton and this was a perfect location in the gorgeous Adams Morgan area. Interesting to walk the streets and look at some of the other beautiful houses. Not too far to walk to Dupont Circle metro and even closer the shops and restaurants of Adams Morgan. The building has always been a guest house or rooming house and has a lot of charm. The room I had was small but perfect for one. Take care if you don't want to climb a lot of stairs as no elevator! Great breakfasts served at big communal table and therefore very interesting conversations in the morning.

Room Tip: If you want a quiet room as for one not facing the street. Also there is no lift and you could have...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This location was perfect for us--a few blocks up from Dupont Circle, a few blocks down from the National Zoo, a very easy stroll to the Dupont Circle Metro stop, which is then only a couple of stops from the National Mall. This classic old "brown stone" (actually white) could use a bit more restoring, but it is beautiful both inside and out. We stayed on the 4th floor--we didn't mind the climb at all, but if you don't want to climb, remember there is no elevator and go for a lower floor. The room was small by American standards, but well appointed and comfortable, and we were only in the room to sleep. The best thing about the American Guest House is LISA! She is a retired chef who cooks delicious breakfasts, different every morning--and she is a wonderful person to talk to. You'll miss half the fun if you don't ask her about her life, and she gave us absolutely flawless advice on restaurants for dinner--zeroed in on exactly what we wanted. We will definitely stay here on our next trip to D.C.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brookings, South Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Staying here was a treat. It was about 2 minutes from the conference I was attending at the Washington Hilton and I got a much friendlier place to stay. Meeting people from my conference and several others over breakfast lead to some very interesting conversations.

Room Tip: Breakfasts were fantastic!
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Springfield, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Great location. Helpful hosts. Nice breakfast. Good price. Great historic inn. I will stay here each time I visit. Close to DuPont Circle Metro. Bus stop next door down and a parking garage nearby within walking distance.

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Davis, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Everything about our 4-night stay at the American Guest House was top-notch. The location was perfect, central enough to make touring and dining easy, but not also quiet. The house is absolutely beautiful and our two rooms at the top of the house were spacious, comfortable, and charming. But the hospitality was what really made the stay special. Guests ate together at a big table and we got to know, and exchange tips and experiences, with such a variety of interesting people. And then there was.... Lisa's cooking! Oh joy. Even on the last morning, when we had to leave quite early, she was waiting with delicious bagged brunches for all four of us to take on the train. That was really the ultimate in great hospitality.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
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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 > Dupont Circle , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
American Guest House is a 12 en suite Washington DC Bed and Breakfast Inn located in a historic 1898 Venetian Gothic building near the Washington Hilton Hotel and 10 minutes walk to Dupont Circle Metro. This Washington DC Inn is 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 1 mile northwest of the White House(about 25 minutes by foot)and about 2 miles from the Smithsonian Museums and Monuments. This DC B&B is located in an upscale, safe and beautiful neighborhood. 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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