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Review of Chester Arthur House B & B at Logan Circle

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Chester Arthur House B & B at Logan Circle
Ranked #6 of 35 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Atascadero, California
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9 reviews
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“Perfect Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Chester Arthur House is a perfect B & B for visitors to DC! Ideally located on Logan Circle, the neighborhood is quiet and very close to wonderful restaurants, a huge Whole Foods Market, and a short walk to the Metro station. Our genial host was very helpful and entertaining, the breakfasts were marvelous, and our room was quite spacious and well-appointed. It is very easy to get the major sights, the Trolley stops, and restaurants in downtown DC from the B & B.

Room Tip: The Cinnamon Room is in the back of the B & B so you don't hear any street noise, and it is...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Teresa B
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va beach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

My husband, Paul, and I stayed June 1 - 3. We came up for the US vs Germany soccer game. USA won- Yea! We opt for B & Bs when we can and Chester Arthur House was wonderful. Carl welcomed us. Each morning at breakfast, we enjoyed tasty fare and great conversation with Don and Carl. Even when there was a minor glitch related to our first breakfast, they came through and we remained delighted. We hope Eric is okay. We were on the 3rd floor so a bit warmer but with the AC and fan, all was right with the world. Clean, great that Don is keeping it historic, neighborhood nice. Go to Logan's Tavern for delicious food-Thanks Carl! We enjoy visiting different B & Bs. If back in DC for an event, Chester Arthur House is at the top of the list. Thanks for a great stay. Kimberly and Paul Emig - Virginia Beach VA

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LoveVaBeach
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Castle Rock, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Chester A. Arthur House is a gem! Great location, clean and comfortable rooms. This is a great choice if you want D.C. charm rather than the corporate hotel experience. I traveled from Colorado for a girls' weekend, and this was the perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carrie M
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montclair njj
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Terrific location - near all sorts of restaurants. On Logan Circle, ( named after Gen John Logan) who intiated Decoration Day ( now Memorial Day. We had a lovely Victorian room - not full of 'stuff' but crisp and bright. Comfortable bed and a very good breakfast every morning - including ' real oatmeal' when I did not opt for the packaged variety.
Host was interesting and informative about the area - and the other guests quite comfortable to talk to also.

Room Tip: if you cant do steps - dont stay here - otherwise it is great
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank adrianaMontclairNjj
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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Stayed here for a meeting at the Convention Center, which was a mere 10-15 minute walk away. This whole neighbourhood is quite different from when I lived in the District in the late 90s -- much safer and significantly gentified. Not right on top of a Metro station, but a reasonable walk to 3 different stations.

Front door is a little weird to get into but not hard once you master it. Room was the large master bedroom on the 2nd floor towards the front of the house. Very roomy both in the main room as well as the bathroom. Wi-Fi was present but a little flaky in terms of speed and holding a connection. (In fairness, I've had this issue at almost any place that offers "free WiFi".)

Main issue: Logan Circle is noisier than expected. The potholes out front cause trucks to make quite a racket, and the lovely folks who share their car's music with the entire zip code don't help. :-) The provided "white noise machines" don't really mask those sounds (just passing cars doesn't bother me -- I grew up in the city), and the historic nature of the house make soundproofing not very practical. If you're noise-sensitive, I'd recommend a room away from the front. Great ambience and historical furniture throughout, including old-style lamps. Liked the small fridge in the room. TV was indeed small but I never had any desire to turn it on, so I didn't care. :-)

Breakfast was reasonably good -- I've had better at B&Bs elsewhere, but I had no complaints. They also kindly let me start eating a bit earlier than the 8am time to accommodate slightly my conference obligations. Didn't see the hosts much beyond my arrival or breakfast, but they were friendly and had provided cell phone numbers in case there were any significant issues.

Overall, I'd happily stay here again if I was at the Convention Center or nearby!

Room Tip: Away from street will be significantly quieter!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank navsaria
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1883, Owner at Chester Arthur House B & B at Logan Circle, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thanks so much for the nice words. N.b.: fewer people notice the street sounds in the warm-weather months because the air-conditioner does an excellent job of masking just about everything. Re breakfasts: not sure how many days this guest stayed with us, but we make something fresh and different every morning, generally varying between sweet (pancakes, Belgian waffles, etc.) and savory (quiche, Eric's special "breakfast tulips", etc.). If expectations aren't met one day, they likely will be another. Of course we also honor special requests and dietary restrctions.
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NYC
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

I spent a weekend at the Chester A Arthur House and really enjoyed my stay. The house is lovely, warm and tastefully decorated. The location was great, centrally located and across the street from a beautiful park. Logan Circle itself is lovely; i enjoyed walking there in the mornings. My room was large and comfortable and I slept very well which doesn't always happen when I travel. Breakfast and coffee was great and the caretaker was very friendly and accommodating. Overall a great expereince, would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RES606
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Louisville, Colorado
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

I stayed here for three nights in April, and it was a very positive experience. The room was large and comfortable, the house is historic and in a fantastic location, the breakfast was tasty, and I slept great while I was there. The house is close to Whole Foods and all kinds of new restaurants. Apparently Logan Circle is a hot area these days. I'll definitely be back.

Andrea from Louisville, Colorado

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Chester Arthur House B & B at Logan Circle
Address: 23 Logan Cir NW, Logan Circle, Washington DC, DC 20005-3725
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy old-world charm with modern conveniences at our Victorian Bed and Breakfast. We are centrally located 8 blocks north of the White House at historic Logan Circle. Metro access is a 10-minute walk, or 10-minutes by bus to the Smithsonian and National Mall. Washington's Convention Center is a 10-15 minute walk. There are 4 guestrooms, each with private bath. Some rooms can accommodate extra guests. Well-behaved children welcome, and off-street parking is available. Daily maid service on request. ... more   less 
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