My friend and I stayed in the 3rd floor (walk-up) suite for four nights away from work and stress. (Note: Be prepared for narrow stairs and no elevator, just as described.) The house is beautifully set-up with huge bedroom and even huger bathroom with jacuzzi (a super plus selling point) and just 2 blocks from the subway and U Street. The street was mostly quiet except for garbage pickup morning and some late night activity, but that is part of what is expected from a neighborhood home as opposed to a sterile hotel and only added to the charm. Probably the best part of staying at the Cardozo Guest House was discovering the U Street Corridor - this was a completly unknown area to me until now. The neighborhood has a rich history - which you can learn by visiting the excellent restaurant/local haunt, Busboys and Poets, just off U Street with lots of great eating and drinking spots just a few steps away. The Bohemian Cavern was another fabulous find; we visited on open mic night and had a fabulous evening as part of a community. All of DC is within 15-20 minutes Metro ride on uncrowded subway cars, but coming "home" after sightseeing was so much nicer than returning to a hotel. I will definitely plan to stay here again when I am next in the area - a truly unique experience that added substantially to my romantic getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Simple and comfortable, the Cardozo Guest House may be the perfect accommodation for your stay in Washington. This Guest House offers four guest rooms or a small studio apartment. Three guest rooms are located on the second floor and share a hall bath. The fourth guest room on the third floor has a private Jacuzzi bath. The Studio apartment is garden or English basement level with a private entrance. The Guest House is two blocks from the Green Line U. Street/Cardozo Metro station. Many restaurants, shops and evening entertainment options are within easy walking distance. ... more less