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“Charming” 5 of 5 stars
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Aiko's Bed & Breakfast
1411 Hopkins St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)   |  
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Ranked #41 of 49 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Kingston
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7 hotel reviews
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“Charming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2009

Location, quality and value all in one. A couple of minutes from the nearest metro station and then about a 5 minute ride to Pennsylvania Ave., or walk the 6 blocks to the White House; and in a nice residential area. I loved this cozy (but good sized), fully furnished apartment. The well-equipped and stocked kitchen was great; I could save money having breakfast in rather than going out. I was surprised to find a cloths washer/drier, which is a great cost saver on long stays (though I didn't use it for my brief stay). And all this at a cost of less than a mid-range hotel room. Aiko was so helpful in handling my last-minute booking, and checking up on how my stay was going. I will definitely stay there on my next visit.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2009

Aiko has a separate clean and tidy apartment to rent out, while she and her husband live in the unit above. One comfortable bed, plus a sofa bed (can't be sure how comfy that is). Bathroom is roomy with lots of towels. Kitchen is well-stocked with utensils, dishes, and a full fridge. Could not be sure how old some of the left-over breads, jams, etc. might have been; Aiko would do better if she cleaned the fridge out more often. Breakfasts are strictly DIY, but you come and go on your own schedule. When she learned one of us needs decaf even in the mornings, she ran right out to buy some, and threw in some bagels as well. Location is perfect - about 2 blocks from the Metro at DuPont Circle, only about 4 stops from Smithsonian and the Mall. Neighborhood was lively and seemed safe even in the evenings. Many restaurants to choose from. Aiko has ideas as to where to spend your time, and she has many folders for tourists. Most people come here by plane and Metro, but Aiko can manage to squeeze one car next to her own. Once parked, we never moved the car.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WC1, London
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2009

I've never left a comment on this site before but just wanted to say that I very highly recommend Aiko's B&B.

I was in Washington for work for a week and booked the apartment as it was close to where some of my colleagues were staying.

The apartment is extremely large and very, very comfortable. It is also only a couple of minutes from the nearest Metro station and in walking distance of a number of very nice bars and restaurants.

When I am next in Washington I'll certainly be returning.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Pembroke, Maine
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2006

Aiko is a very nice Japanese woman who rents an apartment (not a bed and breakfast when we were there) that sleeps four. The apartment has its own entrance. It has one bedroom with a very comfortable bed and high quality sheets. The living room has a nice sofa bed that is also comfortable. The bathroom is tiled with an over-sized tub. Really good quality towels. Kitchen has everything you need in the way of dishes, pots and pans etc. Lots of tourist info available. Original Art throughout. Excellent location, a few blocks from DuPont Circle Metro. It is badly in need of paint both inside and out (that was in March '06) and the carpet could use a good cleaning. Also when we were there the cupboards looked like they could use a good sorting. But otherwise it was clean, quiet, safe and affordable. Has a washer/dryer! $150 per night for 2 people in March.
Whole Foods is about 1/2 mile away on P street. Bus goes right there.
Phillips Gallery is just a few blocks away.

  • Stayed March 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 1411 Hopkins St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle , Upper Northwest
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Ranked #41 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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