We had a fabulous 5 day stay at the Embassy Circle Guest House in September. We arrived in a taxi from the airport and were quickly greeted by a smiling and helpful Angela.
We stayed in room #134, Copper Bijar, located on the 3rd floor rear corner. The view out back was of another unique building waiting to be renovated, but we did not reserve the room for the view, rather the cleanliness, spaciousness, large comfortable bed, and yes, the artwork! The bathroom had a nice shower (no bathtub, our preference) with large fluffy white towels. The chairs in the room are at bit worn (flat). No temperature control but I brought my small travel fan in anticipation of that and opened the windows at night to let the cool breeze in (perfect). Did not need a TV as we caught up on the news by stopping by a local sports bar to rest our feet after sightseeing each day (We were there the week of the Navy yard shootings).
The hosts were good to introduce everyone by name and residence and conversation easily flowed. During our stay there were guests from the US, Canada, England, and Australia. Breakfast and wine/cheese receptions were a great opportunity to talk with others and enjoy some interesting stories. We got on so well with some guests that we all went out for drinks after dinner.
Raymond prepared a delicious Lebanese banquet one evening. I love Lebanese food and Raymond’s cooking is top notch! My husband, the cook in our house, fell in love with both the food and the kitchen! I did not notice the cookies until the last day – YUM!
You can tell that Laura loves running her B&B. The staff there, Betty and Angela, are very professional and helpful. They have contacts for the best/clean taxis, restaurant reservations, and can set you up with the metro and maps.
We received a gift-box of chocolates as an anniversary gift. This was so thoughtful!
We had lovely walks to the metro and nearby restaurants and always felt safe, day or night. The surrounding houses and embassies are beautiful and interesting. There is a great art gallery, The Phillips Collection, located nearby. We were able to visit for free (donation). There is a self-tour phone app you can download from the website.
The artwork in the Guest House is so beautiful. We were especially drawn to Justina Selenger’s paintings of the barn in the dining room as well as her art scenery in our room. My husband later surprised me for my birthday with a giclee of the Red Barn located in the dining room. It will always remind me of our wonderful stay at Embassy Circle Guest House.