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Mt. Vernon Square Bed and Breakfast

400 M St. NW , Washington, 20001 USA (Show map)

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The Mt. Vernon Square Bed & Breakfast is an elegant downtown hub for your business or tourist activities three blocks from the Washington, DC Convention Center and a leisurely fifteen minute walk to the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums and other attractions. Our building's exterior makes a statement and it only gets better when you enter. The extensive wood work, marble floors, 11 ft. ceilings, and stained glass compliment the tasteful decor. PARKING: Limited off-street parking must be reserved in advance during the reservation process. Arrival time must be disclosed and updated. ARRIVAL TIME is CRUCIAL to be KNOWN --- at least to the best of your knowledge which can be updated as your trip unfolds. Child Policy: children must be twelve years of age or older.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Copper Room

4.2 on December 12, 2014

Very nice and knowledgeable a out the Washington DC area and will help you out.


5 on September 01, 2014

We stayed over Labor Day weekend. A fantastic place. Great location. Just a few blocks from metro stop. Breakfast was amazing. Would highly recommend it. Do suggest getting the off street parking if you are driving in, as on street parking is very scarce.

Great B&B

5 on July 31, 2014

This B&B was an unexpected great find. We will definitely stay here again. Our room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast in the morning was fabulous and more than I could eat. Just a few blocks from the subway.

Great B&B

5 on January 10, 2014

Keith is a great host and makes you feel part of the family. Breakfast is served 'Family Style' one long table with all the other guests where you get exchange stotes and experiences. The food is by far the biggest & best breakfast I have ever had, location for DC is ideal.

The Perfect Getaway

5 on November 22, 2013

Recently I surprised my husband for his birthday with a 1 night getaway to DC and decided to try a Bed and Breakfast for the first time. the location was perfect and we were located minutes from restaurants and local attractions. Keith (owner, host & chef) was absolutely amazing and greeted us at the door. He showed us to our rooms and gave us the grand tour. We stayed in the Terrace Room on the top floor. It was absolutely beautiful. The decor was amazing and the floor to ceiling mirrors were beautiful. In the morning we came down to breakfast at 8:30am. Breakfast was a variety of delicious dishes served family style and the conversation between the guests and Keith stayed interesting throughout. I am so thrilled I chose to stay here and we will definitely be back.

Last Minute Wedding at Mt. Vernon Square B&B

4.2 on November 06, 2013

I had planned my wedding reception at this B&B several months in advance and I was to be married at city hall(8 blocks from B&B) on October 4th. Keith was more than accomodating for the reception and the house was a beautiful backdrop. The facilties were perfect for what I had planned and more than ample for the 15-20 guest I had invited. When the big day rolled around, the Federal Governent had shut down and I had to find somewhere else for the ring ceremony. I decided what better place than the Mt. Vernon B&B at 400 M Street NW. Keith couldn't of been more than nice and the entire day was spent at 400 M. My mother and sister couldn't have asked for better accomodations for their stay in DC. Class act B&B. Thanks Keith! Davd & Tony.

A haven during a scorching weekend

5 on July 28, 2013

Keith was an attentive, humorous and kind host. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Douglas LeBlanc Chesterfield, Virginia

Great Value, Eclectic Location, Near to Everywhere & Metro

4.2 on July 08, 2013

The Mt Vernon Square B&B is worth the value you pay. Keith, the proprietor, is very friendly and helpful. The woodwork and marble in this B&B is amazing. There were some issues with the upkeep (visible work needed in one of the bathrooms, condensation visible in one of the A/C vents, loose door lock in the bedroom, etc.) but nothing major. The stained glass work is awesome. The neighborhood can be iffy at night due to loud vehicle traffic/radios and emergency sirens every few minutes but hey, it's D.C. 3 blocks from the Mt. Vernon/Convention Center Metro is a major plus. You could walk to the national mall/museums if you want but it is a good hike. Parking is scarce, you should pay the $10/night to park at the B&B. We did take a taxi downtown one night and it only cost $10/one way. Keith is a great cook. Breakfast was very tasty each day. Coffee was fresh and there is a large tea selection. Free Wifi & Wireless Printing is a bonus! Last minute booking is very discounted if you are a risk taker or last minute planner. The decor is a little aging in the bedrooms and doesn't have an obvious theme or anything extravagant. The king bed we stayed in was stiff but we're picky. DirecTV in the room was nice. Overall, you won't be disappointed in the VALUE!

A Perfect Home Base

3.6 on March 31, 2013

Great place to set up shop and explore the city. Within walking distance to all the sights with the nearby option of taking a bus. Keith was very helpful and courteous. We enjoyed our stay!

Weekend retreat

4.4 on March 01, 2013

Our trip to DC was the first trip we had taken since getting married and it was a wonderful time. Keith was an excellent cook and made sure to make us feel at home.

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Rooms & Rates

State Room

The State Room (second floor) is a classically elegant room that features a king size bed, private bathroom, beautiful furnishings, small refrigerator, microwave, and writing desk. A large flat screen TV, with integrated DVD player and cable TV is provided. The bathroom has a high performance shower console with 6 different water nozzles that create a multi -jet shower/tub experience that leaves you feeling deliciously pampered.

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $190

Nightly Rate: $170 - $190

Copper Room

The Copper Room (second floor) is a wonderful combination of modern and traditional. It features a king size bed, private bathroom, beautiful furnishings, writing desk, and a flat screen TV connected to cable TV service.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

Cleopatra Room

The Cleopatra Room (third floor) is spacious, airy and elegantly decorated in silver tones with quiet but dramatic accents and striped fabrics that remind you a bit of ancient Egypt. It's a large room with a king size bed and a mini-kitchen three steps outside your door (refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, BAR bar sink). The bathroom's cool marble floors and shower tiling, together with the decadent shower and huge, beautiful stained glass window, may make it hard for you to tear yourself away from the bathroom!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $170 - $190

Nightly Rate: $170 - $190

Terrace Room

The Terrace Room (third floor) is a large, airy room with a modern theme and a gorgeous wrought iron spiral staircase. It features a queen size bed, private hallway bathroom which is just down the stairs and interesting architectural details. The Terrace Room opens directly on to our large outdoor terrace with a lovely view of the city.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $145

Nightly Rate: $135 - $145

Bombay Room

The room is on the second floor with a king bed, flat screen television and chairs. It has a refrigerator, microwave and a coffee and tea preparation setup. The bathroom has a jetted six foot tub and a multi-nozzle shower console. There is no fireplace in the room. The entire property has free wireless Internet access and a shared wireless printer on the first floor. NOTE: This room can be configured as a two room suite sharing the same in-suite bathroom for additional cost and arranged in advance.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $225

Nightly Rate: $150 - $225

Bombay Suite

The Bombay Suite is an extension of the Bombay Room in that it is a second room that opens into the Bombay Room and has it's own door into the shared suite bathroom. It has it's own king bed and large flat screen TV with access to a rustic shared balcony. The Bombay Room and the Bombay Suite are mutually exclusive.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $225 - $295

Nightly Rate: $225 - $295

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Piano, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No No children under the age of 12 years old.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card information needed for a transaction must be on file with Mt. Vernon Square Bed and Breakfast (MVSBB). Charges will be made in accordance with MVSBB cancellation policy and usage.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be received prior to 48 hours before 11:00 AM of the first day of the reservation. Cancellations after that time will be charged for one day for each room reserved.



Keith Byrd

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  • Time Served: Mon-Fri 7-9am, Sat-Sun 8-9am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Call us

Signature Dish

French Toast


400 M St. NW , Washington, 20001 USA (Show map)

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