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Embassy Circle Guest House
Ranked #2 of 35 Washington DC B&B and Inns
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“Couldn't have asked for more”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We decided to stay in a guesthouse during a short stay in Washington DC, not just for the convenience but also as an opportunity to meet and interact with other travellers. This turned out to be the ideal place.

Laura, Raymond and Angela could not have been more welcoming. Accommodation was very comfortable, recommendations about what to see and where to eat were spot on and conversations over breakfast and evening drinks always interesting and fun. Breakfasts were delicious! We met and shared stories about our travels with some wonderful people.

The guesthouse is close to both transport and to some very good restaurants and all the necessary shops, pharmacies etc. All the major attractions are easily accessible via the Dupont Circle metro station (about 10 mins walk away).

Room Tip: The Phillips Collection is only about a block away. It's a private art gallery with some great p...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

If you want to rest in total comfort in a beautiful yet lively part of this wonderfully interesting town the place to go is this GREAT, yes GREAT! Bed and Breakfast. In a very spacious mansion 3 short, tree shaded blocks from the Dupont Circle restaurant scene you will find 11 beautiful suites where every need has been thought of. There is no need to list all the amenities or describe the gracious and stimulating hospitality of Laura and Raymond and their team...just consider it DONE!
Enjoy the art, read a book, eat drink and be merry, let Laura be your guide. Walk an honest "5 to 7 minutes" to the metro and all of the Mall museums, stroll thru the Sunday Farmers market (as good as our Portland, Oregon one...well almost anyway), or go 2 blocks and a bit to arguably the finest single collection of Impressionist and Post Impressionist art in America, the Phillips collection. We felt as comfortable and close to what makes life worth living here as in any of the finest hotels in Paris, London, Rome, or San Francisco.

Room Tip: all the rooms have very representative photos on the web site..choose the color that suites your fan...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Chose this place through tripadvisor and it was so the right thing to do. The location was perfect - a shortish walk from the Metro and also from good shops and a selection of great restaurants. Run by a wonderful couple of Washington people The Embassy is well worth the price and we were treated royally. Nothing too much trouble for them. Their calm welcome that managed to be warm, efficient and by offering tea warmed our hearts right at the get-go. Good information in our room about local restaurants etc and excellent advice on travelling about. Also some tickets for tours and some entrance fees cheaper when bought via Embassy Circle. Great way to meet other travellers at the evening 'wine time' - fabulous place to stay. Attention to detail in the rooms and bathrooms really excellent. Thank you Laura and Raymond and all your helpers. Free Wifi if you are travelling with smart technology.

Room Tip: Read the web site - all the information is there and the rooms and their place in the house is clea...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

This visit was our first to Embassy Circle, and we will definitely return. Located near Dupont Circle, this bed and breakfast is in walking distance to great restaurants and DC sites. Laura and Raymond have beautifully restored an old embassy to a classy and comfortable inn. Our room was clean and tastefully decorated. We absolutely loved Laura and Raymond’s hospitality. From the minute we walked through the front door to our departure, Laura, Raymond and the staff welcomed us, provided tips for our visit, and recommended outstanding restaurants (Nora & Mourayo). The late afternoon wine happy hour was a wonderful way to mingle with guests and to chat with the owners. We missed the appetizers, but Laura has promised to make them during our next visit. The personal attention and engaging conversations truly made our experience at the Embassy Circle Guest House a treat!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

It's been almost a year since we stayed for 3 nights and we've been meaning to write a review for ages. Just last night we were talking with friends about great holiday experiences and our stay at Embassy Circle came to mind. Almost 12 months on we won't forget 'wine time' where we gathered with Laura and Raymond and other guests to share our day's experiences. The b&b itself is a beautiful building, the rooms fine, the food great and the staff excellent. We felt very much at home and personally catered for yet also able to do our own thing.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bendigo
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This was my fourth stay and it is worth flying 20 hours just to stay here. I was travelling with my daughter and stayed two single nights. The first night we had a beautiful king size room that was so huge we were incredibly comfortable. We arrived travel weary, but the wine was open and we felt immediately welcomed. We went to New York and arrived back a few days later in the evening. Our gorgeous downstairs twin room had loads of space and two exceptionally comfortable double beds. Breakfast is always fantastic but what makes the place so very special is the wonderful staff that Raymond and Laura employ. They must be fantastic employers as the women are just the most gorgeous, warm, helpful people you would ever meet - and of course, Laura and Raymond are the epitome of what hosts should be like - yes we will be back again!

Room Tip: I have stayed in lots and they are all just gorgeous
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Charming, gracious, spotless, beautifully appointed, did I say charming? We don't have enough accolades for this special home. Thank you Laura and Raymond for a wonderful visit. We look forward to returning again and again.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 111 which is opposite the parlor, next to the front entrance and facing the street...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Embassy Circle Guest House
Address: 2224 R St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-4035
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Embassy Circle Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Visit our historic and elegant Washington DC bed and breakfast, steps to the metro, shops & dining in Dupont Circle. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, afternoon wine & snacks, parking & internet access at our Dupont Circle inn. Our Washington DC B&B is centrally located with easy access to the famed monuments and sights of our Nation's Capital. If you are looking for the perfect bed and breakfast in DC, look no further than Embassy Circle, a Select Registry Property. ... more   less 
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