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“Delightful hosts and home” 4 of 5 stars
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William Lewis House
Ranked #20 of 36 Washington DC B&B and Inns
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Mahopac, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay for vacation or business. It is well within walking distance to the metro. The amenities are fabulous: Full breakfasts on weekends (with accommodations for all diets) and extensive continental breakfast on weekdays that includes fresh fruit, juice, Greek yogurt, homemade oatmeal, souffle, hard boiled eggs and more, and complimentary wine in late afternoon and evening. Terry, the owner's sister, met all my needs. The place is quiet and serene. Be aware that all rooms have shared baths and for some it might be a steep walk up the stairs to rooms on 2nd and 3rd floor. Most rooms do not have TV but all rooms have free wifi.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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wlewishous, Owner at William Lewis House, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Thank you for your input! We love it when people enjoy their stay. Please hurry back.
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We were in USA in Sept/Oct last year, and after staying at what I would call the most horrible B&B
In NY, this place was fantastic. David and his sister were lovely and the place was very clean and very very comfortable. I will definitely go back there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Anita E
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wlewishous, Owner at William Lewis House, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Thank you. We enjoyed your visit as well.
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Good location: very close to subway station;
Relaxed environment: you can enjoy a glass of wine sitting in a cozy patio.
Yummy homemade breakfast and snacks all the time.
It totally worth it if you want to have a relaxed trip in DC.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank huamaogy
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wlewishous, Owner at William Lewis House, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Thank you so very much. I hope you will return soon to see all of the new things.
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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I booked room 31 and 34 thinking the "shared bath" was between these two rooms. This was for my wedding weekend. When I found out they were in separate buildings, I cancelled the rooms and booked elsewhere. I got an email confirming the cancellation and was charged $25. Will I book again? NEVER... EVER.

Room Tip: just don't book here.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Washington D.c.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Timeless and intimate, a hotel you do not want to miss in this life nor the next one! Homecooked breakfast, a chance to meet other quests in a nostalgic setting. Near subway, capital bike hub and some excellent restaurants.





  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Joop2311 V
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wlewishous, Owner at William Lewis House, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Thank you so very much. I hope you will return soon to see all of the new things.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

These two brownstones have been lovingly restored by the innkeeper and filled with delightful and genuine antiques dating back to the Victorian. It is luxuriously appointed and the beds are especially comfortable. There is a generous communal lounge, garden patio and dining room for guest use and these include a cookie jar, tea and coffee and even an evening glass of wine gratis. Breakfasts are delicious - home cooked croissants, quiches, delicious berry fruit salad etc. The only downsides are that, understandably, there is no lift and one or two flights of stairs to guest rooms and the bathrooms are shared between three rooms. The inn is gay friendly but equally welcoming to hererosexual couples like ourselves.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Rod E
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Property: William Lewis House
Address: 1309 R St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4322
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — William Lewis House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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