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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
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Mt. Vernon Square Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #12 of 36 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I stayed at the Mount Vernon Square bed and breakfast because it was highly rated, and I was disappointed in almost every respect. My room was on the third floor, but my bathroom was on the second floor. I would have liked to have been warned. The neighborhood is dubious, with absolutely nothing to offer. Going anywhere involves a very long walk - - not 15 minutes as the proprietor always answered - - but double that. No, it is not near the National Gallery; nowhere near the Smithsonian etc. etc. Breakfast was weak coffee, rubbery pancakes served with cheap syrup and iffy looking butter. The room was pleasant enough, though the lumpy mattress was unfortunate. There was also a staircase to the attic right in the room which was disconcerting. The attic was an open construction site, and being exposed to that space felt strange. I wish I had been warned. The house itself is charming and clean, but none of that makes up for the rest of the problems. I never thought it would be necessary to have to ask if I would have to walk down a flight of steps to go to the bathroom. What a disappointment!

Room Tip: Avoid the room without a bathroom.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank James B
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The location is within walking distance to the National Mall and the White House. The breakfasts were excellent every morning. Keith is very helpful in recommending restaurants and places to visit. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Spent three nights here. Loved the location - 15 minutes to the National Mall, 2 blocks to the Metro. The neighbourhood is undergoing revitalization and will no doubt continue to improve. Could benefit from a few more restaurants in the immediate area. Breakfasts were yummy and other guests interesting. At one of the breakfasts, 4 countries were represented. Room large, bed great, sitting area a plus and a TV a nice touch.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Liz M
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

After spending a few years living in DC, I wanted a weekend trip back that avoided the traditional hotel environment. This B & B is in a great location-central to downtown and the national mall, but also convenient to other areas of DC as well. The decor is incredible and is is very well maintained. The architecture itself is really interesting and you find yourself imagining what the history of the space might have been. The owners run the business, and they are extremely accommodating and friendly. The rooms have themes that are very well done. Also, the price really puts this place over the top. I hope that doesn't change. You basically get a 4 star space for a 2 star price...and you avoid the crowds. If you are looking for a couples getaway, this place would be a really nice home base for DC.

Room Tip: We stayed in the bombay suite...it was excellent.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank E617
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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We recently stayed at Mt. Vernon Square Bed and Breakfast and I can't say enough wonderful things about this charming B&B. The location can't be beat, we arrived at Regan airport, took the Metro from there and only had to walk a few blocks to arrive at MVSBB. No need for a car, we walked everywhere. Breakfast served each morning was delicious and conversation with the other guests was always a nice way to start each day. We chose the Terrace room and had a peek-a-boo view of the Capitol - so cool! Keith is awesome, it is obvious he loves what he does and he is the perfect host. Next time our travels bring us to the DC area we will be sure to stay at Mt. Vernon Square B&B it was truly perfection.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JoDee S
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Dallas
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed in the Cleopatra room while attending a convention and was able to walk each morning. Beautiful room, great hosts and just a wonderful experience overall. The owners were extremely hospitable and helpful and served a nice homemade breakfast each day. I loved the decor, a mix of art deco in the lobby and looks like the had an eclectic designer. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Boutiquelover
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We definitely recommend MVSBB! Keith was amazing, from answering all our questions (before we booked) to ensuring we had a welcoming and comfortable stay.

Breakfasts were amazing, and a nice opportunity to meet other guests.

Rooms were beautiful and well-appointed. We stayed in the Terrace Room where the private bathroom is separate (down a flight of stairs) but this was not problematic for us at all. Very reasonably priced.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mt. Vernon Square Bed and Breakfast

Property: Mt. Vernon Square Bed and Breakfast
Address: 400 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4606
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Logan Circle/ Shaw , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mt. Vernon Square Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mt. Vernon Square Bed & Breakfast is an elegant downtown hub for your business or tourist activities three blocks from the Washington, DC Convention Center and a leisurely ten minute walk to the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums and other attractions. Our building's exterior makes a statement and it only gets better when you enter. The extensive wood work, marble floors, 11 ft. ceilings, and stained glass compliment the tasteful décor. ... more   less 
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