Romantic Rooms, Cozy Breakfasts Await At These Top D.C. B&Bs

Hotels can sometimes feel very impersonal – rooms are exactly alike and staff are serving a large number of ever-changing guests. For those who prefer to have a more personal and unique experience, bed and breakfast venues are a great place to feel pampered yet also know you are an important guest in a home. Washington, D.C. has a number of different venue located within walking distance to the Metro or must-see tourist attractions.


Several of our picks are located inside buildings dating back more than 100 years yet still offer modern conveniences like Wi-Fi. Dupont Circle's Swann House mansion dates back to 1883 while the Chester A. Arthur Bed and Breakfast home was built for the 21st president's undersecretary of the treasury in the 1890s.


Want a taste of the South Pacific right in the nation's capital? Try the Malolo Bed and Breakfast which offers a pick up and drop off service for area airports, Union Station and Metro rail. Joe and Courtney Lodico own two B&Bs in the district, Embassy Circle and Woodley Park guest homes, and both offer top notch service with a friendly atmosphere along with beautifully unique accommodations. 


Comfort yet elegant surroundings await at these top bed and breakfast venues in the nation's capital.






Ivy Mansion at Dupont Circle
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Showcasing three over-sized guest suites with private baths and a spacious apartment with a fully-equipped kitchen, this alluring B&B is just a three minute walk to the local Metro stop. Guests are treated to a continental self-serve breakfast...  Read More

Stone Manor Bed and Breakfast
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For those looking for a spot away from all the hustle and bustle of the district, the Stone Manor B&B located in the upper northwest neighborhood of Forest Hills is a great choice. Built in 1931, the home features two stories and a stone...  Read More



Featuring 12 elegant, individually decorated rooms, the American Guest House offers relaxation for those looking to get away and a place for business travelers to rest while they are working. Wake up to homemade cinnamon rolls served daily or...  Read More

Taft Bridge Inn
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Aiming to bridge the old world elegance of the 19th century to the 21st century, the Taft Bridge Inn is located inside a historic Georgian mansion in the Kalorama district. Guests receive a complimentary breakfast, guest pass to a local sports...  Read More

Chester A. Arthur House Bed and Breakfast
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Furnished with Romanesque Revival and Eastlake designs, this pick makes you feel like you have stepped back into the early 20th century. Named for the 21st president whose undersecretary of the Treasury owned the home originally, the B&B...  Read More

Embassy Circle Guest House
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Built in 1902, this B&B counts several embassies for neighbors and underwent an extensive renovation before opening in 2007. Featuring 11 different guest rooms, each offers its own personal charm. Each room features a private bathroom with...  Read More

Woodley Park Guest House
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Owners Courtney and Joe Lodico's first D.C. bed and breakfast (their second is Embassy Circle Guest House) is a winner thanks to elegantly furnished rooms and warm hospitality of the staff. The home dates back to 1907 and was used as a rooming...  Read More

Malolo Bed and Breakfast
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Get a taste of the South Pacific right in the nation's capital at this delightful B&B located in the Marshall Heights neighborhood. Malolo means 'to rest' in Samoan and guests may take their pick from four charming rooms decorated with a South...  Read More

Swann House Historic Dupont Circle Inn
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Located in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood, the Swann Inn has transformed an 1883 mansion into a charming bed and breakfast that is right near must-see attractions yet makes you feel like you have escaped the hustle and bustle of city...  Read More

Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast
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An 1890s townhouse serves as the backdrop for this charming B&B in historic Dupont Circle. Decorations center on a literary theme and celebrate the works of several African American authors including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Toni...  Read More


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