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Swann House
Ranked #6 of 36 Washington DC B&B and Inns
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Reviewed May 22, 2010

My husband and I traveled to Washington D.C. and had a wonderful stay at the Swann House. I found it in Frommer's Travel Book and was not disappointed. The house is beautiful!!! The location is great- about 3 blocks from the metro. The innkeepers are wonderful and take care of anything that you need. There are restaurants in the area around the Swann House that you can easily walk to. This is a great place to stay if you are visiting D.C. and don't want to be in a conventional hotel. Breakfast was delicious each morning. Perfect place to stay!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2010

As a business traveller,I have been staying at Swann House regularly for 12 years. Swannn House is not one of those frilly cutesie B & B's, where you have to socialize with everyone.
Swann House is like staying in a spacious, elegant and gracious ( and wealthy) friends house. Each room is totally different, and beautifully appointed. There are very large rooms with incredible bathrooms, such as the Milano, the Blue Sky, Il Duomo. My absolute favorite is the Jennifer Green or the Richardson. I am also very happy in their smallest room, the Nantucket on the 3rd floor. The breakfasts are more than generous and very healthy; with a nice variety of choices. Dupont Circle is a lively location where there are many restaurants and shops and you can walk around at night. It is very convenient. The staff is helpful, kind and generous. What more could anyone want!

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 18, 2010

We came here for our first anniversary. The location is great - in the heart of Dupont - and the home is large and beautiful. Everything inside is just exquisite. The rooms with the hot tub are great. The only issue is the breakfast. The spread is fine... but there was just one hot dish offered a day. My spouse and I have been to several B&Bs and the ones we rate "exquisite" and would recommend to others are the ones that offer multiple course breakfasts. For the amount one pays for these places, that seems to be standard for the top B&Bs. Again, this breakfast was fine but we thought it should be as good as the accomodations.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 15, 2010

This was one of the best places I've ever stayed. Period. To start with, the service was excellent. Rick, Patrick, and the entire staff treat you like family, and we felt very very welcome during our stay at the Swann House. The room - the Richardson - was beautiful. Tastefully decorated, wonderful whirlpool bathtub, luxurious robes, soothing music, and a bed you never want to leave.

Breakfast was fantastic - I highly recommend the daily-made granola, and the hot item of the day (omelets, quiche, etc.). And evening sherry with tasty treats in the living room was a great way to finish the night before a soak in the whirlpool. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water are available 24/7, in a quaint kitchen.

We live a few blocks away but at the Swann House, we felt a world away. We were able to relax without the hassle and expense of flights and trains, and we were able to do the things in Washington we always want to do but never seem to have the time for - special exhibits at the Smithsonian, concerts, shows, and time to ourselves.

I couldn't recommend Swann House any more highly. It is an amazing B&B, with friendly, caring staff, and truly made for the perfect romantic, relaxing staycation.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2010

We stayed here while attending a convention recently, and thought it was wonderful. It was fun to be in the Dupont neighborhood amoungst beautiful homes, restaurants and shops. We walked to the White House. The people that manage te Swann are as friendly and receptive as we've ever encountered. Happy to book restaurant reservations for us and make recommendations. The bed is possibly the most comfortable we've ever slept in. We highly recommend the Swann House!

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 26, 2010

We stayed at Swann House for 2 nights in Jan 2010 and had a great experince! The staff were so welcoming and accomodating of an early check in after an overnight flight from San Francisco. The breakfasts were amazing and the location was superb. After a month of travelling in the US, this was certainly our best accomodation all-round and excellent value for money. We'll be back!! Thank you Rick, Richard and staff.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2009

My husband and I just stayed at the Swann House for the fourth time and again.. loved it!!
The rooms vary in size and are very tastefully decorated and comfortable. Lots of attention to detail.
In addition to the lovely rooms the service is top-notch. Breakfasts are outstanding as is the afternoon tea "treat". The tea/coffee/water/fruit/sherry that are available all day makes it feel so much like home.
Location is great, too... walking distance to everything. Great restaurants, shopping and all that DC has to offer are close by.
We've stayed in some of the top DC hotels (Hay-Adams, Jefferson, etc) but prefer the comfort level of the Swann House.

Stayed: November 2009, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Swann House

Address: 1808 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3206
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range: $256 - $410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Swann House 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Circa 1883 mansion in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. ... more   less 
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