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Chester Arthur House B & B at Logan Circle
Ranked #7 of 36 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
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“The Best Breakfasts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Simply put, they do a superb job! I also really enjoyed the Washington, DC stories of the owner and lovely host who had worked for National Geographic and the Congressional Quarterly as a writer. But, lets go back to the very amazing breakfasts. Thank You.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed for four nights at Chester A Arthur House B&B in Washington. We stayed there following an enthusiastic recommendation of a friend and we were not disappointed. You could not get a better location from which to experience Washington with the added bonus of the charm of this Victorian era house in a real village location only a mile or so from the White House. The room we had was spacious and quiet and the breakfast each morning was delicious and varied. This was added to by the convivial discussions between guests and hosts over each breakfast. I would recommend Chester A Arthur House to anyone visiting Washington.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Magnolia room at the back of the house on the 1st floor and I think this was the qu...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

A very welcoming and interesting place in a beautiful neighbourhood. The room was spacious, quiet, and comfortable, the breakfasts excellent. Best of all, the hosts and guests mixed very easily at breakfast. Remarkably friendly people with lots of interesting experiences and backgrounds to share. Also worth mentioning are the host's efforts to preserve an 1880s interior true to the house's history. If you are looking for a comfortable accommodation with genuine character, this is definitely the place to stay. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: It's a quiet neighbourhood in general, but you might want to ask for a room towards the back of...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Lets me start off by saying that some residents in rooms closer to the road were experiencing noise and interrupted sleep. If you are a light sleeper I suggest you talk to the staff about a low noise room at the back at the time of booking. I certainly don't recall any noise in my room.

This is a old house from the 1880s its charming and largely authentic, including the original (non functional) gas lighting. As it is a 1880s house, it is a little rough around the edges and best avoided if you are looking for ultra modern accommodation.

Old fashioned charm describes both the house and the hosts. The owner Don, is a gentleman in every respect and was a wealth of information and suggested some truly excellent places to eat.

The Breakfasts provided were far above the standard I expected of a B & B, on my last morning the chef Eric was in and the breakfast was truly outstanding and clearly a lot of effort had gone into it including the sourcing of ingredients.

The final thing I would like to point out was the location of this B & B. The neighbourhood is safe and delightful, with an abundance of good restaurants and stores like whole foods. Its a leafy neighbourhood with wide streets and lots of charmingly restored old fashioned housing. The major attractions are a short distance away. Don suggested the bus, but I found a vacant taxi within moments of leaving the front door each time and chose that option.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the road have much much less noise.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Not for the luxury crowd, but a fair price for a quiet room in a lovely old house in the heart of DC. And one of the best breakfasts I've had at a B&B in years. Thanks, Eric! Also, real coffee (that is, not flavored and not from a Keurig, both of which seem to be epidemic in B&Bs these days).

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Lots of character in this house. It's got the great floor creaking that you would expect from a 100+ year old house. :)

We stayed in room 4, which was sufficiently large for the two of us. Nice large bed, ceiling fan, and little refrigerator. It faced the alley which was extremely quiet at night --- no road noise at all.

The location couldn't have been better. *Everything* was within walking distance. We walked to the National Mall (Lincoln Memorial) in about 30 minutes. There is a bus stop directly in front of the house which makes it convenient to hop on/off from.

The host was fantastic. He greeted us when we got there, and showed us to the room. He gave us a quick rundown of the history of the house, as well as the neighbourhood (Logan Circle has definitely improved over the years it seems --- we found it extremely safe and relaxing). He pointed out a few restaurants he recommended, and how to navigate about.

The breakfasts in the morning were great. The chef (Eric) was friendly and made some great items. Had a very tasty dish with grits (our first exposure to grits), and a great blueberry french toast casserole the following morning. The other guests staying were friendly and a pleasure to chat with in the mornings. We were over the kitchen but the smell of coffee at 7:30 helps you wake up as it wafts into the room :)

All in all, a great experience, and if we're ever in the DC area again, would definitely rebook.

Room Tip: Room 4 is quiet, large, and appears to be isolated from the rest of the other rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Logan Circle has become a great district north of the Mall in DC. From the circle, it is easy walking distance (about 2 blocks) to bus lines to the Mall and further north plus a ton of great restaurants, stores, and pubs. The Chester A. Arthur House is a Victorian house restored to its original majesty. There are 4 rooms in the house, each with their own bath. Our family occupied 3 of the rooms during our stay and each room was great and unique. The front second floor bedroom can be a bit noisy due to car noise from the circle, but they offer some noise cancelling tools. The third floor front room and all of the back rooms are very quiet. Carl and Eric cooked amazing breakfasts for us each morning and Don, the owner, did a great job of greeting us and telling us about the area. All in all, a perfect spot in a fun and vibrant city.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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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 #7 of 36 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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