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2005 Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1310
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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
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/28/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/28/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#4 of 30 B&Bs / Inns 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
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese

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95Great for walkers
Grade: 95 out of 100
94Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
21Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
559Reviews2Q+A100Room tips
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Joe B wrote a review Apr 2022
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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
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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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kruter473 wrote a review Apr 2022
Pittsfield, Massachusetts1 contribution
My colleague and I stayed at AGH for a couple nights. Lucia was a breath of fresh air. She was pleasant and professional. She even offered to carry our bags. Wasn't going to happen! The rooms were clean, quiet, comfortable, gorgeous, and homey. The location was perfect, a short 3 minute walk to our conference. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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manal I wrote a review Apr 2022
Ramallah7 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Marliss K wrote a review Feb 2022
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Stayed on our way out east to visit our son. If you like old, historic homes (which I do) you will love this place. Location is great, nice neighborhood. We parked in parking garage nearby. Host aims to please. Made our visit very enjoyable.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from American Guest House, Owner at American Guest House
Responded Feb 26, 2022
I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for the stellar review.
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Karen Y wrote a review Oct 2021
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Clean, adorable, historic, lovely host, and wonderful breakfast tailored to our dietary needs. Who could ask for more? We will stay here again when we return to DC. We could walk to nearby attractions, parked close, nice restaurants in the area, short drive to get to The Smithsonian.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from American Guest House, Owner at American Guest House
Responded Oct 8, 2021
Your stellar review and greatly appreciated! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to your return.
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seabird20 wrote a review Oct 2021
Texas45 contributions12 helpful votes
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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Melissa N wrote a review Aug 2021
Coralville, Iowa23 contributions23 helpful votes
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
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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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chicagomel2 wrote a review May 2021
Chicago, Illinois6 contributions3 helpful votes
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
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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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Victoria D wrote a review May 2021
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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
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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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Mekhla S wrote a review Apr 2021
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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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Responded Apr 13, 2021
What a wonderful review. I am touched! Thank you so much to a beautiful family!
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PRICE RANGE
$287 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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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 Great Escape Room (0.3 miles), The Board Room DC (0.3 miles), and The Chocolate House (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 Lauriol Plaza.
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 Arlington National Cemetery (3.0 miles), Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (1.8 miles), and The President Woodrow Wilson House (0.4 miles).
Does American Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.