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“Warm and Friendly” 5 of 5 stars
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Gatsby's House Bed & Breakfast
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517 3/4 South Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Alexandria B&B and Inns
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Warm and Friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

My partner booked this place so that we would have a few nights to ourselves to play tourist before heading back and being inundated with family. I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical at first, but quickly turned into a firm supporter. Marie welcomed us like we were family and hd that perfect mixture of being interested and interesting, but giving us our space. She was very warm and helpful with all kinds of local information. The rooms were comfortable, clean and cozy. The bathroom was clean and spacious and everything worked perfectly. Sitting having an afternoon cup of tea to recover from the cold, an evening snack and a breakfast suited for a king made it extra special. I would recommend this again and home to pass through again sometime soon.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

We had a great time at Gatsby's House. Marie is very generous and accomodating. The third floor room is beautifully furnished, private, and well-stocked. The location is within walking distance to all Old Towne has to offer--waterfront, shops, restaurants. Marie's cooking is excellent both in variety and quantity. It very much adds to the value of the place. We would love to return again soon!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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annamb22314, Owner at Gatsby's House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank you for your positive feedback. I enjoyed having you as guests. Hopefully our paths will cross sometime in the future. Until then, enjoy everything that life brings your way.

All the best,
Marie
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Just had a very nice one-night stay at Gatsby's House. If we'd been staying longer, the Safeway across the street would have come in handy no doubt, but as it it was, we didn't need it with the fantastic Old Town dining a few blocks away and Marie's delicious breakfast. A very easy walk to all the Old Town attractions, beautiful, clean house, and nice location. Marie is very sweet and knowledgeable about the area, too.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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annamb22314, Owner at Gatsby's House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure having you here. Safe travels and I hope our paths cross again some time.

Cheers,
Marie
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Frome, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Marie is a delightful and knowledgeable hostess. The house is lovely and the room was very comfortable. The breakfast table was seasonally set and the breakfasts were a delight. The house is very convenient for walking into old Alexandria and the metro bus stops across the road. Would love to stay again...just adore alexandria!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I have had the privilege of staying here multiple times, for both business and pleasure. Gatsby's House Bed & Breakfast just can't be beat for comfort, convenience, and hospitality. The location is amazing for strolling into Old Town, and very convenient for getting in and out of D.C. Public transportation of many modes are right outside the door, or just around the corner. Enjoy a stroll along the river, or a jog on the wonderful path that goes for miles.
Marie will make you feel at home, and provide a breakfast that will knock your socks off. The back garden is a true sanctuary to unwind after a long day of work or play. The guest rooms are quaint and extremely comfortable, you'll feel like you were upgraded to a suite, as you might have an entire floor of the house to yourself. For me, there's no other choice when I'm in the D.C. area.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calhoun, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We consider ourselves very lucky to have come across available lodging with Marie at Gatsby's House. This was a last minute trip and we are used to staying at Bed and Breakfasts. Very little was available in the DC area and Marie only had two of the nights we needed; we are so glad she did. Gatsby's location is great! Just a few blocks off King Street where there are restaurants, shopping, the waterfront and the free King Street Trolley. It had been years since we had been in DC. Marie was a wealth of information. Directing us to restaurants, events, and helping us with transportation even driving us to the Metro station.
We booked the Blue Room but had the entire third floor to ourselves. The room was nicely decorated and very comfortable with good bedding. The bathroom has tub and shower also a nice sized sink, mirror and vanity area with good lighting. The house is right on the street but the lodging is on the third floor so there was no problem with noise and shades on all the windows help get the rooms dark for good sleeping.
Marie's breakfasts were very good and more than we could eat. Fruit, hash brown potatoes, quiche, juice, tea and coffee one morning and strawberries with yogurt, bacon, a delicious scrambled egg in a flaky biscuit and a hollandaise sauce, broiled tomato slices with cheese and sage, juice, tea and coffee the second morning.
Marie doesn' t allow pets but does have a dog. This was a small concern since I do have allergies. But it was not a problem. The dog does not come onto the third floor and I did not have any symptoms while there.
We had to stay in a motel for the rest of our stay and repeatedly wished we were still with Marie at Gatsby's House. We would definitely recommend this place and will stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I stayed at this quiet, charming bed and breakfast for a wedding. The room was clean and comfortable. It was very convenient to old town Alexandria's bars and restaurants-- we didn't need to drive at all. But the breakfasts were what really wowed me-- multiple courses, beautifully plated and with a variety of savory and sweet items at each meal. If we're ever near DC again, we'll be sure to stay here!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Additional Information about Gatsby's House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 517 3/4 South Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria > Old Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cheery private home Old Town Charmer is located in the historic Southeast quadrant. Gatsby's House is convenient to all amenities; two blocks to water; four blocks to King Street and its great shopping and amazing restaurants. Easy access to DC and other historic sites. ... more   less 

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