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1808 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3206
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Circa 1883 mansion in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business center
Couples massage
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
French, Spanish, German
419Reviews4Q+A100Room tips
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MHM wrote a review Oct 14
14 contributions3 helpful votes
Oh wow! I cannot recommend a better place to stay in DC. It is a picturesque old DC mansion that feels like your grandmas house. It is cozy, family and has such a wonderful charm about it. They are incredibly covid conscious and clean, changing up their practices to ensure they are following DC regulations. I highly recommend staying here, each room is themed wonderfully different and has its own special details. Rita (the innkeeper) is kind, friendly and one of the most knowledge people in the area.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Swann House, General Manager at Swann House
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much dear Guests for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your room during these extraordinary times. We are doing our best to protect you and the staff during the pandemic and therefore we are taking all precautionary measures. Be safe and well. Kind regards, Isabelle
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Charlotte B wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
Property's Favorite Review
My wife and I decided to try something different and spend our 34th wedding anniversary weekend at the Swann House. The Swann House website looked inviting, but our stay there far exceeded our high expectations. The residence was tastefully decorated, with every convenience one could imagine. Comfortable bed, marble shower and bath, lovely view, complimentary sherry and home baked goods, outstanding breakfast, and a warm, smiling, attentive staff. The Swann House was conveniently located within walking distance of excellent restaurants, lovely old DC houses, and quality shopping at Dupont Circle/Adams Morgan. I cannot say enough good things about the Swann House. We hope to return again soon to pamper ourselves for another relaxing weekend. Maximum stars! (review sent from our daughter's account).
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Rooms facing New Hampshire Ave NW were especially nice.
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Response from swannhouse, General Manager at Swann House
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Dear Guests, thank you so much for reviewing us and for your kind words. At Swann House we are all trying our best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. We are happy to read you had a great weekend for your 34th wedding anniversary. We are looking forward to seeing you again! Kind regards, Isabelle
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jmart72 wrote a review Oct 12
Sao Paulo, SP3 contributions1 helpful vote
The Swann House is absolutely a great place to stay; especially if you are a couple. The home is charming and warm. Very clean establishment with super friendly staff. Since we stayed during the COVID19 crisis, they hotel made arrangements for a non-contact checkin service. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood with a dog park just across the street. The front porch is a great place to have a coffee and people/dog watch. The location is fantastic, being close to a few cafes and small restaurants. The Metro station is just a 15 minute walk, which we did not mind since we love strolling the streets of the neighborhood. We plan to go back to the DC area, but this time with kids. We were told there are a few rooms designed for small families and will most definitely try it out.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Swann House, General Manager at Swann House
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much dear Guests for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your room during these extraordinary times. We do have suites which can accommodate your family. It will be a pleasure to host you again.Be safe and well. Kind regards, Isabelle
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Lady Traveler wrote a review Oct 5
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My husband and I stayed in the Regent room so this review applies to that room specifically since we didn’t spend time in the rest of the house because of Covid. The Regent room is really lovely. The bathroom is incredible with a double shower and tub. There is a private patio connected to the room with a table and chairs. The bed was comfortable and the room was a good size with two large reading chairs, 2 desks, multiple windows, and a separate walk in closet area with a fridge. During the winter months you can use the fireplace in the room which I can only imagine would increase the romance factor. I researched a lot of hotels for our 2 day staycation and the other hotels with rooms with similar amenities as the Regent room were at least a few hundred more a night so it absolutely felt like an incredible deal.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Swann House, General Manager at Swann House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much dear Guests for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your room during these extraordinary times. Be safe and well. Kind regards, Isabelle
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Quest564026 wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
The B&B was wonderful and intriguing. We loved the room and the bathroom was gorgeous. The staff was very helpful and informative. We would definitely return to stay in this wonderful, relaxing and inviting establishment.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$204 - $369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCUpper Northwest / Dupont Circle
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swann House
Which popular attractions are close to Swann House?
Nearby attractions include House of the Temple (0.2 miles), The Chocolate House (0.2 miles), and National Museum of American Jewish Military History (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Swann House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Swann House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Swann House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Swann House?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Swann House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Keren Restaurant, Jack Rose Dining Saloon, and Agora.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Swann House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Swann House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Spanish, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Swann House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Arlington National Cemetery (3.0 miles), Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (2.1 miles), and Anderson House (0.5 miles).