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“Great location and all the comforts of home” 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 #2 of 7 Alexandria B&B and Inns
Hartford, Wisconsin
1 review
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“Great location and all the comforts of home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Marie was a wonderful hostess, providing a clean, comfortable setting for my husband and me. Marie gave many wonderful suggestions for ways to enjoy the local area as well as attractions in the city of Washington, D.C. Her breakfasts were delicious and kept us satisfied through long days of sight-seeing. We especially enjoyed relaxing on her deck and enjoying her well-maintained garden and homemade chocolate chip cookies!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stayed at the Gatsby House for 3 nights and was treated to the most amazing place to stay. The location is perfect for visiting Washington and a short walk to the charming Old Town. The accommodation was exquisite we slept in a tastefully decorated room very private with a comfy bed and quality bedding overlooking a delightful garden. Marie made us feel very much at home was accommodating to our needs took the time to discuss our ideas for our short break and even gave us lifts to the Metro!!!!!
We loved the little thoughtful touches with the chocolates and strawberries left in our room as well. The breakfasts were superbly cooked and plentiful using fresh produce and those home lovely made cakes (Marie is a wonderful cook) staying at the Gatsby House was one of our highlights of our vacation and would highly recommend a stay, thank you Marie

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  • Stayed May 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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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We were a party of three adults staying in Gatsby’s house whilst visiting friends currently living in Washington DC. The third floor rooms were beautifully presented private as we had the entire floor to ourselves and the rooms and bathroom had everything we needed and more. Loved the little chocolates left on the bedside table each evening.

Marie was a welcoming and extremely helpful hostess especially as my luggage did not arrive until 2 days later – she provided me with several items to help me survive the trauma. Maria makes everyone one feel very comfortable in her lovely home.

Maria’s breakfasts are amazing – fruit juice, fresh fruit with yogurt, filled croissants with hash brown, freshly baked muffins and scones, coffee – and that was only the first morning! Lunch is definitely not required after one of these wonderful feasts. Her breakfast table is so beautifully presented, a different colour scheme with matching china each morning. We travelled from Washington to the Florida Keys and there was no competition. We were sorry we could only stay 3 nights.

The location is first class for strolling to Alexandria’s many restaurants and delightful little shops and also the waterfront. Public transport is available from right outside the front door.
We would definitely recommend Gatsby House without hesitation. You will be in for a wonderful treat. We certainly hope to return again.

3 very happy Northern Ireland travellers!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: there is no fitness center or pool, but the park close by is nice and if Marie had one I am sure it...
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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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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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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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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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 #2 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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