We spent two nights at the Carriage House and were satisfied with the level of comfort that was provided. We don't need to be coddled when we travel and we were fine with the independence that we found here.
Our bedroom was lovely and very quiet. The bed was firm and comfortable. Everything was very clean and housekeeping did a fine job each day. We were given access to a supply closet that had extra items in case we had forgotten something. I was happy to be able to use their hair dryer as I did not pack mine. I thought some of the touches were sweet, such as the spare reading glasses that were on the bookshelf in the upper hallway. I know I can't read a thing without my cheaters so I would have appreciated that had I lost or broken mine!
Breakfast was fine. There were three choices of cold cereal plus oatmeal packets. There was fresh fruit, bagels, bread, and pastries available. The guest fridge had OJ, milk, butter, yogurt, cream cheese, etc. Coffee was in the pot and was very good. We had plenty to get us started on our day. While a hot breakfast is nice sometimes, we were more than satisfied with what was provided.
Stairs to the entrance are steep and were somewhat challenging with our bags, but the photo on the website shows these clearly so we were not surprised. In our shower, it would have been nice to have a little table or shelf on which to put shampoo and soap. Our first night there we had no TV remote. Those are the only complaints we have.
This B&B is in a lovely neighborhood, close to a park, Eastern Market, 4 blocks from a subway stop and a $10 cab ride from Union Station. It's nice to be able to walk to a wealth of restaurants and entertainments. I feel comfortable recommending the Carriage House to any independent travelers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Walk to the Smithsonian Museums, Library of Congress, U.S. Capitol, or the White House. We are 4 blocks from the Capitol South Metro station and steps from the Congressional offices. This comfortable private home B&B offers 4 rooms, each with queen bed and private bath, or a 2 bedroom, private entrance suite with living room and 1.5 baths. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Carriage House On Capitol Hill Hotel Washington Dc