Celia's Place is ideal for visitors conducting business on Capitol Hill and wanting to enjoy a little homelike, comfortable peace and quiet. It's perfect for anyone researching at the Folger Shakespeare Library one half block away, as I was. Celia's home is vibrant with Washington history and her life story, full of interesting photographs on the walls, beautiful artwork, and a stillness that shelters one after a long busy day. You'll have your space to yourself, as Celia only rents out one room, and the room at the back of the house is quiet and comfortable. Breakfast was good. Even when Celia had to be away one morning, she left us a nice spread. Her recommendations for restaurants were helpful too (the Mexican place around the corner was great). If you're expecting polished luxury or high-tech new amenities, this isn't the place for you. But if you don't mind creaky floors, a few worn linens, and the character of place, it's perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Celia’s Place offers the closest access to the National Mall, the Smithsonian and the Monuments. Located at 3rd and Independence Ave SE, for tourists or researchers the home is literally across the street from the Library of Congress. Visitors can walk there or to the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Folger Shakespeare Library and Theatre, the National Gallery of Art, Botanic Gardens, Air and Space Museum and the new American Indian Museum. ... more less