After retiring several years ago, my wife and I have traveled extensively, staying in scores of hotels and B&B's throughout the US and in Europe. Our experiences have confirmed our feeling that a well run bed & breakfast can provide an attractive alternative to standardized, impersonal chain hotels or to the too often overly fussy, way too pretentious "luxury" hotels. Yet we have also, unfortunately, been struck by the large numbers of bed & breakfast that fall short in the two areas that their name suggests they should excel in: providing a good bed and a good breakfast. I am happy to say that the B&B at Lansdowne Way excelled on both counts. After a long day of car travel, we found our first floor room nicely furnished, well equipped with a large flat screen TV, DVD player, and, above all, with an extraordinarily comfortable bed that provided us with a wonderful night's sleep. The following morning we awoke to a truly delicious breakfast featuring fruits and vegetables grown in the back garden. We stayed or two more days and on each day a different, equally tasty and nutritious breakfast was served. We would also like to compliment our hostess Christina for her unvarying graciousness, spot-on answers to all of our questions about restaurants etc, and for the attention to detail that is evident throughout the inn. The availability of a nearby Metro Station with clean, safe trains that will get you to all the major DC attractions within a half hour make the Lansdowne B&B a very viable option either for those visiting Silver Springs or Washington DC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our mission is to ensure you have a pleasurable stress-free stay. We offer a clean cozy family run home away from home nestled inside the Washington D.C. beltway in Silver Spring, Maryland. From the B&B you'll be minutes from where you need to be. * a short walk to the red-line (ride 15-20 minutes to the Capitol) * a 5 minute bus ride to downtown Silver Spring * a 5 minute bike ride to Crescent Bike Trail (to Rock Creek) * 2 blocks from Montgomery Hills Neighborhood Park (New tennis & basketball courts) * One metro stop from the Silver Spring MARC Train Station. WiFi throughout, HDTV, Cable, in-room computer and other creature comforts. On site - Hair dryer,Hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, shower cap, disposable slippers, bath robe etc. Iron and ironing board, Breakfast served at your leisure, Late arrival and flexible checkout time, Come and go at your leisure. ... more less