This lovely brownstone in the heart of DC was a lovely experience. As a lover of history and literature, this home stands out in it old world charm and literary theme. The afro/euro motif and elegantly designed bedrooms add class and sass to the total ambiance of culture and down home comfort.
In August, I was the featured poet for the OSSE Claude Brown Writers & Readers series....so I had to find a hotel near Busboys & Poets...
wala!...Akwaaba was the place for me. I love to support anything a sauve African American sister puts her hands in.
My son drove with me from Philadelphia as a getaway before going back for his last year of law school. We stayed in the Poets room on the top floor..it was a hike to the third floor...but worth the trip. The bed were so comfortable and the sitting area was just right for our late night guest who joined us for a look at a new book I'm in called "Hip Hop Speaks To Children."
Meeting our hostesses, Kema and Jalisa was like meeting family...their graciousness was overwhelming and we connected like old friends.
In September, I returned to DC with my sister...to give her a special treat and present at a Education Expo. After my clients checked the cost of typical hotels, I chose the Akwaaba again and since the hotel rates change daily in DC...Akwaaba proved to be more economical. This time we enjoyed the Roger Mosely Room...thet double shower was fabulous and the breakfast in the moring was lovely. Vegan sausage and delicious french toast. Charlotte and Jalisa was on hand to make us feel totally at home once again.
Busboys & Poets restaurant is walking distance and Whole Foods Market is just blocks away... For me, Akwaaba will always be the place to stay in DC. I'm telling all my friends where to go in DC for a first class experience!
All the best!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Akwaaba DC is located in Dupont Circle at the heart of the Nation's Capitol. This 1890's historic townhouse is within walking distance of the White House, and the many fine restaurants, and shops of Dupont Circle. Access to the Smithsonian and National Monuments is a short ride on the Metro just 4 blocks (less than a 10 minute walk). Choose from 8 guest rooms, each with private bath or an apartment with accommodations for 4. ... more less
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