Right after we got out of our cab, our luggage was whisked up the stairs into the guest house, even before we had time to knock on the front door. The neighborhood is lovely, with the old homes and embassies. Our room was pretty and very quiet. Breakfast was good, but not as fancy as at some b&b's (the buffet style gives you more flexibility, though, which can be very helpful). Unlike many b&b's (we've stayed in many), guests eat breakfast at a communal table (where the hostess makes sure that all guests are introduced to each other). If you're very shy or need a quiet, private place for breakfast, this may make you a little uncomfortable. However, all of the guests we met were extremely friendly. The afternoon wine and snacks (nuts, figs, and dates) is also held in a communal style in the lovely living room, but there is one small table in the dining room that a couple can use for some privacy, if needed. This house has been lovingly restored, and there are wonderful restaurants within a short walking distance. We loved the chicken curry and veggie bento box at Teaism; the pasta and salad and bread at Sette Osteria; and the creative Greek food at Mourayo. It took us about 30-40 minutes to walk to see the impossibly cute pandas at the National Zoo. I'm glad we combined this stay with a weekend stay at the elegant and historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel (right next to the White House and easy walks to the museums and monuments on the National Mall), which was about $80 cheaper than the Embassy Circle (no breakfast included) for their weekend rate. We thought the restaurants were much better by the Embassy Circle Guest House. We did not use the metro while at the Embassy Circle, but I'm sure that the hosts and staff would have been happy to help us with it. Our hostess was very helpful getting us a cab for the airport.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit our historic and elegant Washington DC bed and breakfast, steps to the metro, shops & dining in Dupont Circle. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, afternoon wine & snacks, parking & internet access at our Dupont Circle inn. Our Washington DC B&B is centrally located with easy access to the famed monuments and sights of our Nation's Capital. If you are looking for the perfect bed and breakfast in DC, look no further than Embassy Circle, a Select Registry Property. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Embassy Circle Guest House Hotel Washington Dc