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Ranked #14 of 36 Washington DC B&B and Inns
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

great place to stay, just a few blocks from Capitol, extremely nice and friendful hostess.
Comfortable big room and comfortable restroom.
Great breakfast.
quite close to both metro and railway station
Definitely a place where to stay in Washington.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Nice B&B at a relatively affordable price. It is within walking distance (10 minutes) from the metro and located on a residential street with moderate traffic. The bedroom has a nice sitting room connected to it and a private bath. Breakfast was a selection of breads and a fruit dish as well as cold cereals, and a great selection of coffees and juice. We were there two weekday nights and found the price very competitive to other B&B's as well as hotels due to increased business travel during weeknights.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank abril126
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Stockport UK
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

If you are looking for quiet peaceful accommododation to come back to after a tiring day exploring Washington DC, then Mary Jo's lovely house is the place to stay. The accommodation consists of a large bedroom and sitting room both beautifully furnished . The bathroom is seperate but entirely private and just outside the sitting room. Generous towels and toiletries are provided. Mary Jo only lets out the one apartment so you won't be disturbed with other guests returning in the early hours of the morning. The surrounding area is mainly residential and feels safe and friendly

Cooked breakfasts are not provided but the included superior continental style breakfasts are first class and include a large bowl of mixed fruit, orange juice, varied pastries, toast if required, jam, cereals, and first class coffee or tea.

Location is ideal to see the sights of Washington. The Metro is about ten minutes pleasant walk away and there is an abundance of restaurants within 10/15 minutes walk

Mary Jo is an ideal host. She is knowledgeable, friendly, and happy to chat. However she is not intrusive and gives you privacy.

Not the cheapest B & B in Washington but you are paying for quality and that is exactly what you receive

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank vincentiuk
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London
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We were charmed by this B&B, located in the peaceful, historic Capitol Hill neighbourhood that is within walking distance of all the main sights as well as the vibrant Eastern Market and its surrounding restaurants and coffee shops. It's also got excellent public transport connections for sights further afield. After a long day of sight-seeing and museums it was a delight to head up to our immaculate, spacious room, kick off the shoes, sink into the heavenly bed and listen to the crickets chirping outside before heading out to dinner. The simple pleasure of strolling back home on a balmy late summer's evening are memories we will treasure. Mary-Jo was a very gracious and relaxed host, making us feel right at home and offering tips without being intrusive. It was also a bonus to have an adjacent study/sitting room with free wifi to email updates back home or research the following day's activities. The only (very tiny) quibble was that my husband would have preferred a cooked breakfast. I was more than happy with the continental breakfast and generous fruit cup. We will definitely be recommending Independence House to all of our friends and colleagues.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Liza S
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Portland
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Could not have asked for more! Bright, spacious, comfortable, clean, private, secure, great Capitol Hill location with walking distance to National Mall, Eastern Market, Union Station. Our gracious hostess, Mary Jo, provided us with all the comfort of a home away from home. As a former educator, she was able to enrich our DC experience with her depth of knowledge and wonderful stories. It was our pleasure to share her home.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank PDXAJ
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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

This B&B has a bedroom and sitting room which makes it extra nice. The owner did a great job of making us feel comfortable. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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3 Thank SFOvisitors
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

Independence house is run by the the lovely Mary Jo. She made us feel instantly at home and was very accommodating with our late arrival (not that I'm suggesting she can do that all the time!).

Staying in independence house is being part of Washington history. Mary Jo knows a lot of her US history and was a delight to talk to about this. the room is large and comfortable as was the bed. Free wifi is great and the breakfast fruit bowl was absolutely wonderful.

Would recommend this in a heartbeat and will stay again if/when we come back.

  • Stayed April 2011
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3 Thank Combatwombats
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Property: Independence House Bed and Breakfast
Address: Independence Ave. SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
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Ranked #14 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
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Number of rooms: 1

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