Embassy Circle Guest House

2224 R Street, NW , Washington, DC 20008 USA (Show map)

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Embassy Circle Guest House is a stunning Washington DC Bed and Breakfast Inn renowned for its hospitality. A Select Registry and Diamond Collection property, this elegant bed and breakfast in Washington DC is owned and managed by Raymond and Laura Saba. Embassy Circle Guest House is housed in a beautifully renovated former embassy in DC's most popular downtown neighborhood - historic, safe, and convenient, Dupont Circle. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, afternoon snacks, evening wine and free Wi-Fi at our beautifully renovated bed and breakfast in the heart of downtown Washington, DC. Each of the 11 guest rooms at our Washington DC Bed and Breakfast Accommodation has been furnished to delight your eyes and bring comfort, relaxation and rest to your body.Surrounded by embassies, art galleries and restaurants, our Bed and Breakfast in Dupont Circle, is the ideal Washington DC Bed & Breakfast for business or pleasure. Don’t forget to experience the history and nightlife of Adam’s Morgan & Georgetown, within easy walking distance of our Romantic Washington DC getaway.

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

This Charming and Delightful guest house is "One of a Kind".

5 on August 10, 2015

From the moment we stepped inside we knew our stay in Washington would be wonderful. This house has been beautifully restored with attention to every detail. Upon our arrival we were immediately greeted by the owners, Laura and Raymond, and invited to share in a glass of wine. As we sat in the parlour we chatted with people from Denmark, Australia, England and Germany. It was lovely to talk to them and hear their stories. Each morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast with the other guests. Laura and her staff made everyone feel special. We usually needed some help with directions or suggestions regarding our plans for the day. It was never a problem getting tickets or reservations, etc. The staff managed everything for us including parking our car. It was so nice to know we had friends in a strange city. Each evening we returned to this beautiful house in such a lovely neighbourhood . As we walked in the door a voice rang out to ask, "How was your day? Welcome home." And that's how it felt, just like home! Our evening started off with wine and munchies in the parlour. Everyone gathered there to talk about their day. It was so nice to get first hand advice about exciting things to see and do in Washington. Also great suggestions about where to eat. We will definitely be returning to the Embassy Circle Guest House in the future. Still lots to see and do. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.


An excellent experience

4.8 on May 29, 2015

My wife and I, both from England, found Embassy Circle Guest House online & selected it for a five night stay where we were joined at various times by friends from Kentucky, Japan, New York and South Africa. All of us found it to be a very welcoming place where we ate excellent breakfasts, enjoyed the company of other residents and every possible help from Laura & Raymond and all the staff. The location is brilliant and our short stay was most enjoyable. A return would be very welcome. John Libson


Great trip to D.C.

4.8 on April 15, 2015

This is our second time staying here, and it has a wonderful location, great staff, and delightful breakfast. We will definitely go back.


Exceptionally Peaceful

4.8 on March 28, 2015

I have stayed in bed and breakfasts for over 40 years and the Embassy Circle Guesthouse was outstanding. Since the minute I arrived until my departure I felt at home and so peaceful. Laura is brilliant and I wholeheartly enjoyed our morning breakfast sicussions. Happy wine conversations with other guest was a special treat, it felt like being with family.


A wonderful place to stay..fantastic enviornment..marvelous hosts

5 on March 24, 2015

We stayed for a week...at this splendid, wonderful, marvelous place! We were surrounded by a caring, considerate, concerned and fantastic staff. We had lovely breakfasts and wine in the afternoon. The location is superb...close to the metro and yet far enough away to be in a very quiet, residential area. Laura and Raymond are beyond charming and accomodating...A very international crowd of guests!


excellent D.C. bed and breakfast

4.4 on March 24, 2015

Location excellent.The afternoon wine was great after a day of sightseeing.we were lucky enough to be treated to an evening of appetizers by the host.Room was beautifully decorated and the service we received was excellent.


Best B&B in the District!

5 on February 27, 2015

It was simply exquisite! The Innkeepers Laura and Raymond, along with their staff, made our stay most memorable. Celebrating my husband's birthday over Valentine's Day weekend was fun, but a bit of a challenge also due to the inclement weather D.C was having. There were only a few brave souls out in the storm, and to the kindness of Laura and Raymond, we were able to celebrate by staying in, with them, over great laughter, sharing delicious food and some incredible wine. It turned out that we had an even better evening of fun and romance than if we had gone out to celebrate on our own. What we came to conclude is this, Raymond and Laura, both committed to serving their guests with great love and care, are also twin flames who are very much in love. We sincerely believe that these two kindred spirits must have been brought together by the hands of Heaven. Since we stay at B&B's wherever we travel, we can most assuredly say to anyone who is comparing the Embassy Circle Guest House to other lodging in the area, that this is one of the finest we have had the pleasure to come to know. Ther breakfast invites you each morning with wonderful food, fresh hot coffee (and several choices of brews they have!), and exciting guests. Since this guest house is only but a mile or so from the White House, it draws many interesting people from all over the world. As such, we were able to meet several couples from all different geographic locations which kept the conversations alive, very real and colorful. We know we'll be back sometime, it's just soon we hope.


Charming and Inviting B&B

4.6 on May 27, 2014

Excellent hospitality. The rooms are spacious and very clean. I highly recommend Embassy Circle Guesthouse.


Perfect location

5 on March 06, 2014

Winter getaway. Location perfect and staff, to a person, completely friendly and accomodating. Lovely rooms and good conversation. I missed a tv but understand that isn't always the B & B experience.


Excellent Stay

4.8 on February 24, 2014

We had a terrefic visit and really enjoyed the people and the property.


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Rooms & Rates

Room 124 - Pearl Gazvin

This spacious sunny room on the second floor has a king-size four-poster bed, four huge windows and the stunning “4 iri” by Louise Link Rath hanging over the large decorative fireplace. With a pair of comfortable French armchairs, a wonderful Louis Philippe drop-leaf writing table, and an old English dresser, this room is perfect for work or relaxation. The antique Persian carpet is a beautiful pearl Gazvin.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room 121 - Ivory Esfahan

This large second floor bedroom has an inlaid king-size bed, French armchairs, an oak writing table/desk, and a meditative feeling that is enhanced by the sunlight shining through the cabernet-colored glass lamps. Maria Consoli’s colorful “Poppies in the Breeze” sits atop the decorative fireplace mantle while the quiet “Hollyhocks” hangs nearby, making this a perfect room for work or quiet reflection. The Persian carpet is a beautiful antique ivory Esfahan.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room 123 - Electric Blue

This large, light-flooded second floor bedroom has a massive king-size spindle bed and two huge windows. With its tall Eastlake wall mirror, antique pine desk and two wonderful red and gold wingchairs, this room is also perfect for work or relaxation. Paintings in this room are by favorite Guest House artist Justina Selinger. The antique Persian carpet is an unusual and stunning electric blue Tabriz.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room 111 - Red Kashan

This large first floor room has a queen-size mahogany sleigh bed, an English armoire, a beautiful antique loveseat, dressed in green to compliment the painting on the wall, and a writing desk which also doubles as a dresser. A beautiful, whimsical still life by Brazilian friend and artist Beto Rossi hangs on the front wall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 122 - Rose Tabriz

This spacious, restful and relaxing second floor room has a queen-size mahogany sleigh bed, a pair of comfortable armchairs and a French marqueterie writing table that extends to provide a generous work surface. This room is a great place to write a journal, a collection of poetry, or your first novel. The room features seven beautiful pastels by friend and artist Shoshanna Ahart.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 134 - Copper Bijjar

This bright, spacious and airy third floor bedroom has a queen-size cherry sleigh bed, an inlaid writing table and chair and a beautiful curved-front oak dresser. Enjoy the ambiance while relaxing with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the comfortable seating nook nestled up against the exposed brick wall. Whether you are working, reading, or planning the evening's activities, this room is a warm and intimate retreat filled with paintings by French artist Bernard Carver (abstract Paris landscapes) and Justina Selinger.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 135 - Coral Mahal

This large comfortable room on the third floor has a queen-size walnut sleigh bed, an inlaid French writing table, a comfortable loveseat and matching chair, and a beautiful old block-front dresser. Artwork is by Guest House friend and artist Vinnie Nardone.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 102 - Cabbage Rose

Room 102 has two queen-size beds. This sunny, lower level room is perfect for two friends traveling together, a parent and child visiting DC's many great universities, or a family of three. Maximum occupancy in this room is three guests, one of whom must be a child.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Room 103 - Plum Meshad

Room 103 has two queen-size beds. This sunny, lower level room is perfect for two friends traveling together, a parent and child visiting DC's many great universities, or a family of three. Maximum occupancy in this room is three guests, one of whom must be a child.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Room 101 Berry Kash

This spacious lower level room at our Washington DC B&B features two large windows looking out into the front garden, a black lacquered queen-size panel bed, two large, comfortable wingchairs, a great writing desk, and a black lacquered dresser. Paintings on the walls are by favorite artist Justina Selinger.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 133-Khaki Mashkabad

This bright, charming third floor room is the smallest room at our DC Bed & Breakfast. A queen-size spindle bed in cherry and ebony woods sets the color palette. A light elm writing desk, a mahogany dresser, and an unusual carved oak armoire continue the theme of contrasting wood tones. Collage/paintings by San Diego artist Mada Leach hang on the walls.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Close to George Washington & Georgetown Univ., Close to American Univ. and CUA, Close to the DC Convention Center, Close to Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham, Close to the Washington Hilton, Close to Georgetown, Downtown

Airport

Washington DC, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan National) 5 miles

Directions to property:

Please check our website for directions. We look forward to having you at our Washington DC Bed and Breakfast.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, DC Convention Center, National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, White House, Capitol and Monuments, Embassy Row, Washington National Cathedral, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Washer/dryer , Close to Downtown, Close to Metro, Spacious Room , Delicious Continental-Plus Breakfast, Evening Wine and Snacks

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Hiking trails, Walk the Beautiful Neighborhoods, Runthrough Rock Creek Park, Bike Embassy Row and the Monuments, Book Theaters and Live Musical Performances, See the Museums and Art Galleries, Enjoy Fine Dining, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night stay required except for last-minute reservations
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: All rooms must be guaranteed by a major credit card. A non-refundable $35 booking fee is charged when the reservation is made. This fee is credited to the guest invoice on arrival.
  • Cancellations: Reservations may be cancelled in writing in whole or in part up to ten days before the scheduled day of arrival. After that date, the guest is financially responsible for the entire reservation and the credit card on file will be charged. In case of late cancellation, we will try to re-rent the room and will refund the guest for any portion of the reservation that we are able to re-book. In case of cancellation, the $35 booking fee is not refundable.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Laura and Raymond Saba

Languages spoken

Arabic, English, French, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Laura and Raymond have many interests including real estate and building renovation, cooking and entertaining, and politics and international affairs.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7:30-10 M-F; 8-10:00 S-S
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

fresh fruit salad and organic yogurts and cheeses
Embassy Circle Guest House patronizes the organic farmer's market that comes to DuPont Circle every Sunday morning. We serve organic breads and yogurts, as well as organic cookies! Impromptu meals often include soups, crab cakes, salads and vegetables from the market as well.


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Special Package

15th Anniversary Giveaway

We are celebrating 15 years hosting the world’s best guests by giving away 15 free nights! Enter on our website to be in the running for our April drawing when we will announce the first three winners!

1/2 Price Sundays

Long Weekend Getaway Special – Half Price Sundays. Check in Friday, check out Monday and get Sunday night 1/2 off. Relax and unwind, or explore all that DC has to offer. *Cannot be combined with other offers. Must book online at dcinns.com

Fall Early Bird Special

Book a September getaway to DC and enjoy great savings plus cooler weather, fewer crowds, and great events. September 2 – 10 save up to 25% off your entire stay at DC INNS! See our website for details.

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