Our 4 night odyssey with Laura and Raymond in October 2013 turned out to be the delight of the year. We are well traveled, discerning and knowledgable about hospitality. We think Embassy Circle Guest House could be #1 in America.
At least, one of our hosts was always present at either breakfast or happy hour to not only oversee delicious and extensive fare, but to introduce fellow travelers, suggest itineraries, and to bring about good old fashioned conversation and friendship into the mix.
I should note, that we were in Washington when the government had "shut down" all the museums and monuments, and none the less, our visit was rich and enjoyable because of the extra measures to suggest "things to do", provided by our hosts and staff.
The public rooms are open and inviting with art of interest and beautiful accessories. We stayed in the smallest room in the house, but it was thoughtfully laid out to give us ample space.
We saw some of the 3rd floor rooms that were beyond spacious. All rooms are attractively appointed with antiques, comfortable beds and a touch of whimsey. Everything is spotless.
If architecture and fine craftsmanship are important to you, this is your place. If location and convenience to public transportation and restaurants figure into your needs, this is your place. If an elegant and quiet neighborhood rings your bell, this is your place. Would we go back again? In a heartbeat! Like so many of our fellow "housemates", we will include time during our next trip to the east coast to return to the Embassy Circle Guest House. Thank you Laura and Raymond.