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Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast

16th and R. Street NW Exact address provided with reservations, Washington, 20009 USA (Show map)
4.4
32 Reviews
$150 - $265
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About

Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast Enjoy your stay at Akwaaba, Washington’s literary themed Bed and Breakfast at the heart of Washington’s treasured Dupont Circle. This 1890's historic townhouse mansion is located within walking distance of the White House, and the many fine restaurants, and shops of Dupont Circle. The city’s Metro is a 10 minute walk for the Red line at Dupont Circle. This literary themed home features 8 spacious guestrooms, plus a garden level efficiency apartment, dedicated to world renowned African American Authors or genres. The home is conveniently located just east of Dupont Circle. Guests will find easy access to the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums and Monuments. The city’s Metro system is a short 10-minute walk, and additionally a major bus line passes directly in front of the home, taking you to the White House in less than 10 minutes. The business traveler will find quick access to Washington’s new Convention Center, MCI center, and conference hotels- the Hilton Towers, Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham. All are a short metro ride, or even walking distance as in the Hilton Towers. All guests, with the exception of apartment guests who have their own kitchen, are treated to a Southern hot cooked breakfast each morning, served 8am weekdays and 9am weekends in the bright formal dining room. Afternoons, the Inn offers light refreshments in the parlor. Guests are always invited to relax in the formal living room, or adjacent parlor. For those travelers with a car, there is limited reserved off street parking available for $15/nt. Please be sure to include inquires about parking when you make reservations.

Rooms & Rates

Writers Suite

Writer's Suite: Akwaaba DC has a furnished apartment with accommodations for up to 6 guests. The apartment is furnished with a King sized bed, Queen bed and Double sized Futon sofa. There are 2 baths and a fully equipped galley kitchen. Wireless Internet and TV with cable are provided. AS a vacation Rental Apartment breakfast is not included for apartment guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Double

Langston Hughes

The Langston Hughes Suite is located on the 3rd floor of the house. This over-sized room offers a King sized bed, decorative fireplace, small private balcony and private bath with two person Jacuzzi tub and shower. A full southern style breakfast is served each morning, 8am weekdays and 9am weekends. Wireless Internet access, TV with cable, private line telephone and a personal refrigerator are included.

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

Zora Neale Hurston

The Zora Neale Hurston room is located on the 2nd floor of the house. Guests will find a comfortable King sized bed, large sitting area including sunny bay window, decorative fireplace and private bath with 2 person Jacuzzi tub and shower. A full southern style breakfast is served each morning, 8am weekdays and 9am weekends. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access, TV with cable/DVD, and personal refrigerator.

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

Romance

The Romance guest room offers a 4 poster canopy Queen bed on the second floor of the home. Guests enjoy a private bath with double sized shower with dual shower heads. Room amenities include wireless Internet access, TV with Cable/DVD and personal refrigerator. A southern style hot cooked breakfast is served each morning, 8am weekdays and 9am weekends.

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

Inspiration Suite

Get inspired. This guest room is located on the 4th floor of the home and features a King sized wrought iron bed, large skylight and antique claw foot soaking tub. The private bath also includes a traditional shower. Amenities include wireless Internet, personal refrigerator and TV with cable/DVD. Guests are treated to a full southern style breakfast, served 8am weekdays and 9am weekends.

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

Toni Morrison

The Toni Morrison guest room offers a Queen sized bed and private shower only bath. This guest room is located on the 2nd floor of the home. Amenities include wireless Internet access, TV with cable/DVD and personal refrigerator. Guests are served a full southern style hot cooked breakfast each morning, 8am weekdays and 9am weekends.

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

Modern Classics Room

The Modern Classics guest room offers a Queen sized bed and private shower only bath. This guest room is located on the 3rd floor of the home. Amenities include wireless Internet access, TV with cable/DVD and personal refrigerator. Guests are served a full southern style hot cooked breakfast each morning, 8am weekdays and 9am weekends.

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

Walter Mosley Room

The Walter Mosley room is on the third floor of the home. The room offers a queen-size bed, and twin daybed for up to 3 guests. The room includes a decorative fireplace, writing desk and private bath with oversized shower including dual shower heads. All rooms include complimentary WiFi, TV with cable and DVD player and a small refrigerator. A hot cooked breakfast is served each morning in the dining room. Well behaved children 12 years and older only are welcome at Akwaaba DC.

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Dining4.5

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Pleasant & Personable

5 on February 12, 2014

This was our first experience with a bed and breakfast, and we were impressed! We initially wanted to book a stay at the Pennsylvania location but we waited too long and all of the rooms were booked. The owner personally called my boyfriend and I to apologize and inquire about reservations at the other locations. She even upgraded us to the Langston Hughes suite and free parking. The pm inn keeper called us along the way for our ETA and to ensure that we were able to access the home, as we were running an hour and a half behind (we live 3.5 hours away). Unfortunately we missed the inn keeper, but a delicious cheese and pastry platter and wine was left for us! The next morning we went downstairs for breakfast and were greeted by homemade banana nut pancakes, Turkey bacon, yogurt and fruit. We also had a really good conversation with the am inn keeper about the home and attractions in the area. The home was beautiful and maintained in all of its historic charm. The room was just as beautiful with its own bathroom and balcony. The neighborhood was walkable with many shops and restaurants. The location is also a 15-20 minute walk to the White House. I will definitely be staying there again as well as making reservations at the other locations. The staff were very personable and made us feel like we were family.


Pleasantly unique experience

3.0 on May 29, 2012

We just spent 2 nights 3 days at the B&B. It was a truly relaxing time. Our Innkeeper Marvi was wonderful! She went above and beyond to ensure that our every need was met with satisfaction. We did have our car broken in to on their lot. I suggest parking on the street if you're visiting on a weekend. There are plenty of spaces available. Breakfast was very tasty and elegantly displayed. Sitting and talking with the other guest over breakfast was a real treat. Overall we were satisfied with our first B&B experience and would definately recommend visiting. Now I'm anxiously awaiting her grand opening of the new B&B in Penn.


An absolute pleasure

5 on November 21, 2011

What can I say, everything about my stay was a pleasure. The house was beautiful and felt like a home. The room was wonderful. The breakfast was always varied and contained plenty of fruit, and took note of my being vegetarian. There were Evening refreshments, that allowed one to unwind and talk with fellow guests in an excellent atmosphere. The location was excellent, really close to a bikeshare station which was a wonderful way to get round DC. I have to make a special mention of Joanna, the Innkeeper, who was always happy to help with every detail and who always made one feel completely at home! 'Outstanding' exactly sums up my stay!


Wonderful

4.6 on October 25, 2011

My husband and I spent three nights at Akwaaba and didn't want to leave! The room was gorgeous and the service was superb. The housekeeper was super helpful and always a pleasure to talk to. The food was fantastic. Would recommend to anyone looking to spend sometime in the city--easy access to Metro and a lot of interesting things in the neighborhood.


Wonderful stay

5 on September 22, 2011

We have stayed in many B&Bs but never have I had such a superb expereince. The rooms, service, hospitality, food and friendliness of satff was excelent. I would never stay anywhere else if I returned to DC.


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Location

Location Type

16th and R. Street NW, 4 blocks to Metro, Close to National Mall and Smithsonian, Close to Washington Convention Center, Dupont Circle neighborhood, City, Downtown

Airport

Washington DC, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan National) 7 miles

Directions to property:

Directions are provided with reservations.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Smithsonian Musuems, Washington Convention Center, Monuments, White House, Embassy Row, MCI Center, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Zoo, Bicycle riding trails, Horseback riding, White House, Convention Center- Business Meetings, Romantic Getaway, Smithsonian Museums, Art Walks and Gallery's, Sightseeing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

, Hot Cooked Breakfast, Spa and Massage packages Available, Romantic Packages Available, Easy access to the Metro- 5-8 minute walk, Limited off street parking available, Wireless Internet access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Horseback riding, White House, Convention Center- Business Meetings, Romantic Getaway, Smithsonian Museums, Art Walks and Gallery's, Sightseeing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: Flexible to 10p
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Mimimum stays may be required depending on travel dates. Please inquire
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations made more than 2 weeks prior to arrival, require a non-refundable deposit of $50. Full payment is due 2 weeks prior to arrival. Reservations less than 2 weeks require full payment.
  • Cancellations: A minimum of 2 weeks prior to arrival is required for cancellation. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks prior to arrival can result in a refund only for night able to be resold.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Steve, Kathy and Alan for Reservations

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8am wkdys 9am wkends
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Special Meals with , advanced request


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16th and R. Street NW , Exact address provided with reservations, Washington, 20009 USA (Show map)

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