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“A Charming Getaway” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Des Affiches Bed & Breakfast

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Des Affiches Bed & Breakfast
Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD 20816   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Bethesda B&B and Inns
Washington DC
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A Charming Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

What could be more charming than a superb update of a Victorian? Des Affiches is a beautiful, thoughtful aerie perched gently above a crowded street where the eclectic rules.There are superb touches everywhere, from the guest bath view, through the little porches on either side of the second floor. The Art Deco skylights and the front doors are truly impressive. The family is very welcoming and helpful. And the vast kitchen offers an array of exotic coffees at the espresso machine....

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Well appointed with vintage wood carved detailing, this bed and breakfast will delight design connoisseurs. A central stair is a room itself; the home is decidedly one for entertaining. Porches and terraces give relaxing views of the wooded site and are a good way to start the day. The kitchen has an ideal catering kitchen layout and offers quiet repose. Victuals include fresh Greek yogurt, organic milk, tasty (store bought but still very good) muffins and pastries, cereal and OJ. Would have liked to see more fruit as an option. Bed is very comfortable and each room has its own heating/cooling controls. Bathroom is light and roomy. Entire house is white glove clean and neat. Owners are welcoming and know the best way in and out of DC, best of the city any time of day or night. Sweet cat, Lorenzo, is an ambassador and emissary.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I was apprehensive about my decision to stay at the Des Affiches...had to prepay....was also the residence of the b&b owner. However after I met the owner and she gave me the tour of (and the keys) to the house I was completely pleased I made the choice. I was traveling for business and the accommodations exceeded my expectations. I will absolutely stay there again. My top priorities were the sleeping accommodations and location to my destination. The Breakfast was low in importance for me. Some things to know prior to staying: Be aware that due to zoning laws, Breakfast can not be cooked, therefore it's a "Continental" breakfast. I did not have an issue with this at all. It's in a residential area...although the booking agent will tell you there is parking available in the back of the house, the owners request that you DON'T park there as they need to be able to get in and out of their garage. There was a spot in front of the house so this didn't bother me. At the time that I'm writing this, there is not an ironing board. I was ok with ironing on a towel. The house & room is spacious, clean, beautiful and comfortable.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Des Affiches Bed & Breakfast

Address: Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD 20816
Location: United States > Maryland > Bethesda
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bethesda
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hosts of this one-of-a-kind home in Bethesda offer a single guestroom, with working gas fireplace, and a private, full bath with marble counter tops. The bedroom has a queen-size bed, dresser, telephone, TV with cable, and a lovely view from its top floor perch. Guests are welcome to join the owners in the family room and breakfast area and to use the porches and back yard which boasts a hot tub and lounges. ... more   less 

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