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Akwaaba DC
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Akwaaba is located on 16th an R Streets NW in one of DC's signature 19th century homes, which is centrally located between Dupont and Logan Circles, a great area to stay. That was my original reason for booking at Akwaaba. But I was truly impressed more by the staff and the set up itself. Naturally, Akwaaba has the amenities you expect, great breakfast, free and trouble-free wireless internet, cable and what not. The room I stayed (The Langston Hughes) was like a suite unto itself. The owner gave painstaking detail to the room to give it the 1940s ambience from the furniture the lighting, and the articles around that it energized me. The room is expansive and opens to the balcony overlooking 16th Street. The photos do not do it justice. And then the bathroom! It has a jacuzzi and shower and the complimentary soap and shampoo is supber. I snagged a couple of them to bring home. Joanna who manages Akwaaba was responsive and a great host. I would overload this page with positive exclamation marks, but you get the idea. I will stay here whenever I can.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stayed for three nights. It was truly wonderful. The location was ideal and Joanna was so helpful. The meals were both excellent and generous. The room was spacious and very quiet/private. Could not have been better.

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is my 3rd year back at Akwaaba, and I continue to love the experience, no matter which room I stay in. The decor of each room is unique, and the hospitality of Joanne, the inn keeper is exceptional. She is so warm and friendly, always willing to help, and makes the most wonderful breakfasts and snacks. It's also enjoyable to meet and visit with the other couples who were at the B&B at the same time as us. This is a great alternative to staying at the host hotel for my yearly conference. I'll be back again next year!

Room Tip: The Langston Hughes room is HUGE and has a lovely jacuzzi tub and small balcony. It's on the 3rd floor, so if carrying luggage up 3 flights of stairs is unappealing to you, that would be the only reason not to choose it.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Renita F
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

...was amazing! From the time we walked in, Joanna was there to help in any way. She prepared delicious, filling breakfasts each morning, was happy to accommodate a vegetarian diet, answered our questions about shops and restaurants near DuPont Circle, and prepared snacks each evening. She was always available but never intrusive. Joanna really took wonderful care of us! The Modern Classics room was small, but well appointed and very comfortable for the two of us. The location was close to the Metro and affordable restaurants. We felt safe walking the neighborhood, and people-watching outside the Inn sipping our wine. The whole Bed and Breakfast experience, including sharing meals and conversations of adventures with a handful of like-minded travelers from all over the world, is one we would highly recommend, especially at Akwaaba.

Room Tip: Lovely older building with no elevator, our room required climbing 2 flights of stairs. Occasional traffic noise.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

The food was wonderful - breakfasts and 5 p.m. snacks. Joanna was the perfect host - had great restaurant and tour recommendations and reserved a cab for us. A computer and printer onsite for airline and tour passes. Newspaper available in the living room with area restaurant menus.

Room Tip: Enjoyed the large suite (Zora Neale Hurston) with the Jacuzzi tub. The red room pictured on the home page.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank James L
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