American Guest House

2005 Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20009, United States | B&B
Prices starting from $219.00
 

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3 days in DC - Day1

A travel blog entry by bonneybombach


Immediately upon arrival late yesterday Jon felt a sense of unease. Somehow one expects perfection in the Capitol of The Greatest Country on Earth, doesn't one? The roads are less than perfect, there are lots of obviously unemployed, drunk or disenfranchised people hanging on the streets, mostly black and unlike anywhere else in the 11 days we have been in the States, there feels like a lot of racial tension/ resentment. One black woman advised us to be careful in the streets, ...

The Capitol Building and National Zoo

A travel blog entry by mrsfrogg

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I began my day at The Capitol Building. I had a set tour. The tour guide was incredible. I learned so much about US History. I wish I would have recorded the entire tour and could have shared it with my students! Instead, I'll walk you through it in pictures! We live in an amazing country!

After the tour I headed to the Zoo. I wanted to see those pandas! I used the zoo's app! ...

A day at the Mall

A travel blog entry by cullenwest2013

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Today went went tot he Mall. Thats not the same as a shopping Mall. I the centre go DC, surrounded by parliament building, the needle, museums and monuments is a mile long strip of park. First Matt drove to town....no mean feat I tell you. Then fount a public park. Pretty small areas to wedge yourself into. We scraped the areal on the roof of our parking floor.

Then we headed into the main Smithsonian building. Thats the large (reddish) ...

More marching band music.

A travel blog entry by thegreenteam

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... write a song to commemorate the occasion. And thus the Star Spangled Banner came to be! The flag itself is looking a little worse for wear, because bits of it, including one of the stars, have been 'souvenired' throughout the years. Even without being a native, I felt a sense of awe seeing this piece of history 'in the flesh'.
This was all we really had time for here, so we decided to catch the 'blue line' bus for a little drive around ...

Hello Washington, D.C.

A travel blog entry by russellchilvers

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... me huge enthusiasm and hope though that my perfect girlfriend is out there somewhere, Im sure I can feel it getting closer. Anyway, after this I walked her to subway (something I promised her friends I would do) and then stumbled across another really cool bar ha another couple of pints and called it a night. Got lost lost on the way home but was fine, I really needed a **** too but found home just in ...

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This B&B, located in the Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End area of Washington DC, is near U Street, Anthony Pitch Tours of Adams-Morgan, Fleet Feet Sports, and Capitol View Club.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews American Guest House Washington DC

    Disappointed

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    We stayed for 3 nights in November. We arrived using our code and after phoning using the hotel phone we were told to go straight to our room where the keys were.

    A Relaxing Oasis in DC

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    Beautiful property - well maintained and very clean. I stayed for nearly a week in DC. Location is perfect and price can't be beat! Includes made-to-order omelet each morning. Owners and staff were very accommodating and readily available by phone. They took great care to make sure that I was comfortable and my needs were met. Only downside was a slow public internet connection.

    We offer free secured (wep/network key required) wireless internet throughout the building however sometimes unknowingly our guests end up connecting with one of the several unsecured neigborhood networks instead of being connected to GUESTS which is our network.

    Fabulous

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    This B&B deserves your attention: rooms are great, beautiful and cozy. Caring atmosphere and nice surroundings complete the picture.

    Washington's Best Kept Secret

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    Why stay at a boring chain hotel? We had a wonderful time at American Guesthouse, an 1880s manion restored to perfection. Perfect location, near subway, upscale commercial district, & ethnic neighborhoods. Quaint parlor where we relaxed & enjoyed free internet. Big, homecooked breakfasts. Magnificent staff. Clean & quiet rooms. One caution: lots of steps.

    Great Staff and Breakfast!

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    We ended up staying here on business because all the other hotels in the area were booked. What luck! It was cheaper than the chain we stayed at last time, and everyone on staff was helpful. They serve you breakfast, including eggs, cheese, fruit salad, bagels, toast, cereal, juice, coffee, tea, etc.... As is standard these days, they clean your room, make your bed, and change your towels daily. (If you do not want them to do this, please tell them so explicitly.) The place is quiet and elegant-great for families, weary business travelers, and tourists who want to be pampered and have a cozier relationship with the staff (the onus is on you to strike up a conversaiton, perhaps out of respect for your privacy, but the staff is undeniably friendly and willing to talk.) It is NOT a place for partiers/late-nighters. They are very strict about being quiet after 10:00pm and about not having guests in your room.

    Cozy, Great Location, and Warm Staff

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    The rooms/bathroom were clean; the staff were personable and helpful, and the breakfasts were filling and tasty. (You can get eggs on request from Giane, the very pleasant hostess.) Her baked goods were wonderful and ever-present. (And plentiful enough to grab a few morsels for a quickie snack during the day!)

    This was a homey experience, and the location was awesome, honestly a ~10min leisurely walk north of Dupont Circle, and steps from a bus stop.

    The internet connection down in the lobby sitting area (free to guests) was also a big plus.

    A Delightful Surprise - The American Guest House (Wash, DC)

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    This year I waited too long to make my reservation at one of the three hotels serving an international conference that I attend annually. In desperation, I looked up "beds and breakfasts" in the DC area hoping to find something close to the Washington Hilton, where most of my meetings were scheduled. I discovered that a place called The American Guest House was located directly across the street - and offering a room rate that was less than the conference rate! I wasn't sure what to expect when I arrived but was delighted to find a quiet and welcoming guest house decorated beautifully with warm wood floors and wainscotting and Early American antiques. My room, one floor up a winding staircase, had all the modern comforts: TV, phone, WiFi Internet connectivity, shower/bath, and even a small space heater, which came in handy in mid January. What a wonderful retreat from the daily DC hustle and bustle!

    Elegant Late 19th Century B & B with a Homey Feel

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    We found ourself at the American Guest House because of "Hotel Sameness Fatigue" when looking for accomodations during a convention in Washington DC. The American Guest House is 1/2 block from the Washington Hilton - thus was very convenient for us, but it was a lot more than just convenient. The house is a 3 story townhome originally built in 1893 for a US Senator of that era. The owners, Lucia and Claudio Rosan, lovingly restored and renovated the inside of this house between 2002 and 2004. Filled with antique furniture, the walls lined with wood panelling and original mirrors, it has been repainted with bold interior colors, the wooden floors and panelling refurbished, and a secondary stairwell originally used by the household staff has been ripped out to install ensuite washrooms for the bedrooms. The living room, entry hall, and dining area appear from the original era, with the hardwood covered with area rugs. A complimentary PC with high speed internet is in the living room. Our bedroom was cozy but again decorated in that earlier period with a four poster bed, antique secretary's desk that also served as small dressor. The bed spread and curtains were of a lovely deep-colored brocade material that also echoed an earlier style of decorating.

    Great Little Find

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    I stayed here for 3 nights because all the hotels were either taken or overpriced for my time period. Easy walk to Metro, old building, very clean bathroom, comfortable bed, friendly hosts, adequate breakfast. This is a nice alternative to hotels.

    TripAdvisor Reviews American Guest House Washington DC

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding