American Guest House

American Guest House

2005 Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1310
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4.5
#3 of 13 B&Bs in Washington DC
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.5
American Guest House is a well-appointed 12 bedroom DC bed and breakfast with en-suite bathrooms located in a historic 1893 Venetian Gothic building near the Washington Hilton Hotel. We are located within a 10-minute walk to Dupont Circle Metro, and only a 10 to 15-minute walk from the Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham Hotels, known for hosting conventions. We are located about 1 mile from the White House and the National Zoo and 2 miles from the Smithsonian Museums and Monuments. Our neighborhood is a trendy, upscale, safe and beautiful area in the heart of the city. Within walking distance, you'll find several of Washington DC's best restaurants, as well as Embassy Row, specialty shops, and Rock Creek Park with its beautiful cycling and hiking trails. Culture is plentiful in DC with its majestic theaters, shows, dining options, and beautiful monuments, all only a stone's throw away from our cozy guest house!
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Boating
Adults only
Convenience store
Express check-in / check-out
Parking garage
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese

Location

2005 Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1310
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 84 out of 100
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Ronald Reagan National Airport
Dulles Intl Airport
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Dupont Circle
10 minWashington DC Metro
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chicagomel2 wrote a review May 2021
Chicago, Illinois7 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay here. Our room was comfortable, spotlessly clean and it was fun to be surrounded by antiques and decor with an historic feel. Breakfast each morning was a home made feast. One morning it was a three egg freshly cooked veggie omelet with a side of bacon, fruit, juice, and coffee. Another morning, scrambled eggs and tasty full size banana pancakes. The proprietress Lucia was welcoming and helpful. The guest house is also in a great location in a quiet, really nice neighborhood - a street away from some excellent local restaurants, and within easy walking distance to the monuments and museums. It's also near a metro station (Dupont Circle) which we took to get there from the airport. If you like running (we do), it's also an easy distance to Rock Creek, and a beautiful wooded park with trails. The guest house was a nice place to come home to each evening after our day out. It made us feel like part of the city, not just visitors in it. We highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from American Guest House, Owner at American Guest House
Responded May 29, 2021
Thank you so much for your stellar review. It is greatly appreciated! Looking forward to your return.
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Chris F wrote a review Sep 2023
Brooklyn, NY, United States8 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The American Guest House is a charming B&B in a historic townhouse with lots of period detail in the common areas as well as individual rooms.

It benefits from being located in a great residential neighborhood (Kalorama and Morgan Adams), with many restaurants, a couple of small parks nearby and a 10 minute walk or less to the DuPont Circle Metro station.

I’ve stayed there 3 or 4 times over the past five years or so and it’s great to see that it survived the Covid pandemic.

The host and owner, Lucia, is quite charming and attentive and will cook up a hot breakfast dish along with fresh fruit, muffins, etc.

It’s really like having one’s own pied à terre when in DC.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Melissa N wrote a review Aug 2021
Coralville, Iowa27 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The American Guest House is a beautifully appointed historical inn, located just Northwest of the DC Mall area in a quiet and beautiful neighborhood. The rooms are furnished in lovely antiques yet offer all the modern day amenities you need. Be sure to save an appetite for the delicious breakfast! You will have more than enough food to sustain you for the entire day.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from American Guest House, Owner at American Guest House
Responded Oct 8, 2021
Your stellar review is greatly appreciated. So glad you enjoyed your stay - looking forward to your return.
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manal I wrote a review Apr 2022
Ramallah17 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It is inconvenient for business trips, with one kitchen serving all rooms for water, tea, coffee and food. Guests are not allowed into the kitchen 9pm-8am these times kept changing throughout our stay, as well as instructions keep changing eveyday, spread out as notes put on tables, doors, rooms and bathrooms, you have to read new instructions everyday. Walls are extremely thin, very uncomfortable.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Lucia Rosan, Owner at American Guest House
Responded Apr 2, 2022
I am so sorry that our guest from Ramallah didn't like our rules. It is common knowledge that every hotel and bed and breakfast alike has rules and policies put in place for the comfort and safety of all guests. We welcome all visitors, but especially the ones that respect our rules and are considerate of others.
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maryavk wrote a review May 2023
Houston, Texas25 contributions34 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Although I closed the flimsy blinds and curtains, the room was flooded with light by 7 am. The room contained an alarm that went off at 7 am that the staff had not turned off. And the walls and floors of the (very pretty) old house are thin and the room was very noisy. If you’re going to try to sleep here, bring ear plugs and a sleep mask.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: I would not stay here again.
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Response from American Guest House House, Owner at American Guest House
Responded Mar 8, 2024
We are known for being a quiet place, but unfortunately, sometimes we may host a guest who is not conscientious of others' necessity for rest. If that happens, we suggest a light knock on their bedroom door or wall. You can also ask us for help.
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Joe B wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at the American Guest House in DC. We travel to DC often for combined business and sightseeing, and we try to stay in unique places. Lucia and her staff are great hosts, the breakfasts were very good and gave us a chance to meet other visitors, the house and rooms are charming, and it's located close to Connecticut Av, DuPont Circle and the Kalorama Road restaurants. We highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from American Guest House, Owner at American Guest House
Responded Apr 17, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to give us a stellar review. It is greatly appreciated! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. We listened to our guests and now offer the NO Breakfast rate option as well as a Continental Plus breakfast rate option as well.
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seabird20 wrote a review Oct 2021
Irving, Texas57 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We came for a wedding. Had never stayed in the area before. How lucky we were.
The house is an old house, with walk up steps. The proprietor sends a code for the front door ahead of time.

Our room was small, but very comfortable. We slept really well. The wifi code has the word comfy in it, and it was!

High quality soaps and shampoos. Lots of hot water in the shower.

Coffee and tee available all day. And an excellent breakfast served in the morning. Eggs, bacon, pancakes, fruit. A good selection of teas (important for a Brit!).

The proprietor was full of stories about the history of the property and the area.

We loved it!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from American Guest House, Owner at American Guest House
Responded Oct 8, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. It is greatly appreciated.
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Victoria D wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at American Guest house was wonderful! The hotel itself is charming and unique, much cozier than a basic hotel room. The location is wonderful, right in Dupont Circle, close enough to lots of restaurants and parks but secluded enough to be peaceful. Lucia, the inkeeper, is incredibly welcoming and accommodating. She shared with us that with Covid, she is running everything on her own - maid service, cooking, bookings, everything. Even with all of this responsibility, she did not drop the ball once. The breakfast was delicious - healthy and filling. We will be staying there again the next time we are in DC!
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you don't like stairs, choose a room on a lower floor - there isn't an elevator.
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Response from American Guest House, Owner at American Guest House
Responded May 24, 2021
Thank you so much for the stellar review. Yes, I am it for now! But looking forward to hiring help once the pandemic owes is over with.
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MaryMinMN wrote a review Apr 2023
Saint Paul, Minnesota15 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The American Guest House isn't fancy, nor are the rooms huge and full of luxury amenities. But it is remarkably clean and quiet. As a single traveler, I felt very safe both in the house and in the neighborhood. It's an easy 10 minute walk to two different Metro stations and there's a bus stop right outside the door. (Wish I would've taken advantage of the bus system, which is just terrific and in many ways easier than the Metro subways.) I was attending a conference at the Washington Hilton but was unable to get a room there. The guest house was just a 1-block walk to the Hilton and I was glad to avoid the hotel hustle and bustle. Staying here turned out to the be the right choice for me.
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Date of stay: April 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from American Guest House House, Owner at American Guest House
Responded May 3, 2023
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the great review!
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Mekhla S wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a charming DC house in a beautiful DC street!!!
Great location - easy walk to so many amazing unique restaurants n stores on 18th street.
A beautiful walk to Dupont circle and Georgetown M street and even to the National mall (about 2.5miles)
We were there for a ‘staycation’ due to Covid and really enjoyed our spring break, with the lovely blossoms n streetscapes.
The house itself is comfortable, clean and cozy! The rooms are small but enough.
Lucia is a wonderful host and made sure everything was in place and well taken care of.
The breakfast was a great way to start the day...served in a nice dining room, made with love and presented beautifully. It is a home away from home.
I highly recommend supporting this small business.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Lucia Rosan, Owner at American Guest House
Responded Apr 13, 2021
What a wonderful review. I am touched! Thank you so much to a beautiful family!
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cfrare asked a question Apr 2015
Cortland, New York301 contributions80 helpful votes
Can you give me some names of restaurants that are within walking distance of the B and B??? Thanks!
Washington DC, District of Columbia43 contributions
Nora, Mintwood Place, Buca di Beppo, Ruth's Chris Steak House...they are too many to list. Only two blocks away you will find 4 blocks of restaurants and bars.
maryavk wrote a tip May 2023
Houston, Texas25 contributions34 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would not stay here again."
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Victoria D wrote a tip May 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you don't like stairs, choose a room on a lower floor - there isn't an elevator."
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ClassicGardener wrote a tip Jul 2019
Albuquerque, New Mexico43 contributions58 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"My room was close to the main road - it was a bit loud."
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Inspiration293516 wrote a tip Jul 2019
2 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There's no elevator to get to higher floors, just something to keep in mind if you have any issues with climbing stairs. ."
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Hilary P wrote a tip Jun 2019
reading22 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 403 was large and quiet if you don't mind stairs!"
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PRICE RANGE
$277 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
american guest house hotel washington dc, american guest house b&b
LOCATION
United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCFoggy Bottom - GWU - West End / Upper Northwest / Adams Morgan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about American Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to American Guest House?
Nearby attractions include The Board Room DC (0.3 miles), The Chocolate House (0.2 miles), and Larry's Lounge (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at American Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and bicycle rental.
Which room amenities are available at American Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at American Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at American Guest House?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to American Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Keren Restaurant, Jack Rose Dining Saloon, and Lapis.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at American Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to American Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (1.8 miles), Arlington National Cemetery (3.0 miles), and Ford's Theatre (1.8 miles).
Does American Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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