My fiancé and I decided to celebrate our anniversary via a “staycation” at the Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast B&B in Washington DC (March 2013). The bed and breakfast is simply amazing. In fact the Akwaaba brand (we stayed at the Cape May location a number of years ago) is on point with respect to location, amenities and service. Whilst making our reservations the inn keeper quickly answered all of questions and was there to greet us when we arrived. When you walk in you will be in awe of the beauty of the mansion and how its been carefully decorated to honor and celebrate famous American authors. In fact when you arrive I really think you’ll feel right at home, check-in, formalities etc, hum…don’t remember those. What I do remember is the beauty, richness and elegance of the mansion. We stayed in the Langston Hughes Suite which was amazing. You walk into this grand room and it takes the word suite a new level. Complete with beautiful art, touches, balcony and fully modernized it was truly a treat to step back in time and just enjoy the regal beauty. We got an opportunity to check out all of the rooms and trust that no matter what you’ll choose they are all unique an special in their own ways.
Before I start repeating the same adjectives to describe the beauty of the mansion let me switch gears and touch base on the service. My fellow foodies the breakfast was great and making the experience even more special was the opportunity to meet other travelers and learn their stories over a great meal or a simple drink. In addition to inn keeper is very knowledgeable about local restaurants, things to do and places to go. Lastly, the owner (Ms. Monique) was there for one night during our stay and to our surprise (she remembered us from our stay at the Cape May location many years ago) laid beautiful rose petals, filled the Jacuzzi tub and light candles all throughout our room. When we returned later that evening and saw the personal touch and attention to detail even I as a dude was like whoa as my fiancé was just beaming…thank you Monique!!
In one word, excellent. Easy to get to from all 3 major airports (National, BWI and Dulles) and parking is available (its easy) and guess what? its reasonable, they don’t gauge you like other hotel chains. In addition your right in the heart of Washington DC so everything is accessible via by foot, metro or car. If you’re a history buff like me you’ve love the access to all the cultural institutions right at your fingertips and if that’s not a draw, no problem there is great night life in a safe walkable distance.
So, all you have to do is show up, Akwaaba will do rest
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Akwaaba DC is located in Dupont Circle at the heart of the Nation's Capitol. This 1890's historic townhouse is within walking distance of the White House, and the many fine restaurants, and shops of Dupont Circle. Access to the Smithsonian and National Monuments is a short ride on the Metro just 4 blocks (less than a 10 minute walk). Choose from 7 guest rooms, each with private bath or an apartment with accommodations for 6. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Akwaaba Dc Hotel Washington Dc