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Fairway, Kansas
Reviewed April 8, 2014

Akwaaba turned out to be even more than we expected. It is a charming old home with a ton of character and in a great location. Plenty of opportunities abound to explore the local neighborhood, DuPont Circle, or the White House and Mall(only a mile away). The Metro is a short walk and once you figure it out is a...

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Israel
Reviewed April 2, 2014

room was great, breakfast was very good and location is 30 min max from almost everywhere. one tip - use the bus from this location as the metro is a bit far. also claim 3 floor with no elevator can be challenging.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed March 25, 2014

I booked Akwaaba because a friend of a friend recommended it, knowing little about it. It turned out to be a very special experience - the decoration of the room took me by surprise - a most pleasant one. I felt I was a house-guest of a good friend. The breakfast was excellent, service most friendly and personalised. The atmosphere...

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Salem, Massachusetts
Reviewed March 13, 2014

This B&B is a short walk from the Metro station, about 7 minutes even dragging luggage -- through nice neighborhoods, with great architecture. Restaurants are in easy walking distance. Stately old home, with well-appointed rooms. Mine had a Jacuzzi. The B&B is African-American-owned, and each room is themed to a different black writer. My room also had editions of great...

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dusseldorf
Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed 3 nights we felt at home , It is clean .very Nice with old. Furniture .the staff is so helpfull. And chèerfull. Thé brekfast is so excellent ( 3 différent in 3 mornings) and névér eated. Such blueberry muffin. If. We Côme back from france we Will. Go to this place again thank You. Very much

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed February 25, 2014

I was gifted the opportunity to stay at Akwaaba for a weekend after a friend could no longer make her reservation. I am forever thankful for this gift. Being in grad school and working I do not often have time for extended self-care activities. Akwaaba provided me with the most relaxing atmosphere with a location that allowed me to explore...

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Astoria, New York
Reviewed February 24, 2014

I travel to Washington DC a lot for work; this place has become my "home away from home" and my absolute preferred place to stay when I am in Washington. The staff is very pleasant and cheerful, the place is kept very clean and every room has its own bathroom, and the location cannot be beat for anyone wishing to...

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Bristol, Virginia
Reviewed February 13, 2014

I loved the feeling of being taken care of and looked after! I got a call from Joanne while I was still in Charlottesville, VA as I was boarding the train for DC. She was checking on me to make sure my arrival time was still the same. Upon arrival, we enjoyed the beauty of the lobby and sitting room,...

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NJ
Reviewed February 12, 2014

This was our first experience with a bed and breakfast, and we were impressed! We initially wanted to book a stay at the Pennsylvania location but we waited too long and all of the rooms were booked. The owner personally called my boyfriend and I to apologize and inquire about reservations at the other locations. She even upgraded us to...

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed February 2, 2014

My wife and I had an excellent time there. Joanne was extremely nice and professional. She recommended many restaurants and live events to go to all were within walking distance from the hotel. The Langston Hughes room we stayed in was nice and very spacious.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Akwaaba DC is located in Dupont Circle at the heart of the Nation's Capitol. This 1890's historic townhouse is within walking distance of the White House, and the many fine restaurants, and shops of Dupont Circle. Access to the Smithsonian and National Monuments is a short ride on the Metro just 4 blocks (less than a 10 minute walk). Choose from 7 guest rooms, each with private bath or an apartment with accommodations for 6. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Akwaaba DC

Address: 1708 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3104
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Price Range: $150 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Akwaaba Dc Hotel Washington Dc
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“I loved the Inspiration Room. Would definitely be happy in the Zora room or the Langston room as well!”
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“The Walter Mosley room could use some updating, most rooms are gorgeous!”
 of 5 bubbles Mary_A193, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The Langston Hughes room on the third floor is beautiful and has a two person Jacuzzi tub!”
 of 5 bubbles 244erint, Dec 14, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms in the front are larger! Ask what floor your room is on..no elevators!”
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