Make your stay in the Nation's Capitol unforgettable at this large, elegantly restored 19th-century residence right on historic, leafy Logan Circle. This friendly home with stylishly appointed, over-sized guest rooms is situated in walking distance of the best Washington has to offer: the National Mall, the White House and other major government buildings, world-class museums, art galleries, theaters, restaurants, upscale nightclubs, the new Convention Center, and the fabulously popular Spy Museum. It’s at the edge of the city’s main business district. Built for a wealthy undersecretary of the treasury in the Chester A. Arthur Administration, this sprawling 1883 townhouse with mahogany paneled staircase spiraling up three stories and sweeping double parlors is situated directly on historic Logan Circle, overlooking one of city designer Charles Pierre L’Enfant’s “special places.” It has been featured in a Discovery Channel special, on the Logan Circle Victorian Christmas House Tour, and has been the site of many National Geographic Society departmental Christmas parties. Among the home’s features are 11-foot ceilings with heavy plaster crown moldings, matched crystal chandeliers, gilded pier mirrors, fortress-thick walls, and eight fireplaces. Oil paintings along with antiques from the Romanesque Revival, Empire and Eastlake periods grace the generously proportioned rooms.
The General Logan room is located at the front of the house on the second floor overlooking a major traffic circle.Guests who are noise sensitive should choose the Magnolia room at the back of the house or the Highland suite on the third floor. This room features an ensuite full bath, antique hand carved queen sized bed, pop up twin sized trundle bed, writing desk, and color television with cable. For those traveling with a laptop, this home offers complementary wireless accessibility.
The second floor Magnolia Room is located in the rear of the house. This lovely room features an antique, hand carved, queen sized bed, private full bath, writing desk,cable TV and complementary Wi-Fi.
This over sized third floor room offers an antique,hand carved queen sized bed, queen sized sleeper sofa and private full bath. Amenities include a writing desk, private sitting area, small kitchenette with microwave, cable TV and complementary Wi-Fi.
The Cinnamon Room is located in the rear of the house on the second floor. The room is furnished with a king sized bed, private shower only (no tub) bath, writing desk, cable TV and complementary Wi-Fi.
5 on November 25, 2013
I was delighted to stay at the Chester A Arthur House while in DC for a conference. The host and two chefs were phenomenal. The house has historic charm, within walking distance to the convention center, and located near some wonderful restaurants. I would highly recommend this B& and look forward to staying again when travel takes me back to Washington DC.
4.8 on February 19, 2013
It is a beautiful house. Breakfast was superb. The hosts were interesting and attentive. The bed was very comfortable. I will be back!
3.4 on November 18, 2011
I would definitely come back, but would request a room that did not overlook the main street -- very noisy all night long. Fortunately, I was so tired at night it didn't matter all that much. Wonderful hosts, delicious breakfasts, convenient location, and beautifully historic home. It was like staying at a relative's cozy home, which I much prefer to hotels.
5 on September 09, 2011
The home is beautiful, full of Victorian antiques and interesting books that reflect well on the owners. The location is great, easy access to all you want to get to - the best part is the care provided by the hosts, Eric and Carl. They are the best. I can't wait to visit again, and hope to soon.
3.4 on April 07, 2011
Rooms are beautiful and the owners and hosts are very friendly and accomodating. Location is great, within a short walk of good restaurants. The only glitch we had was a slow-draining shower, but not atypical for an old house.
10 blocks to the Smithsonian, Monuments, 6 blocks from Dupont Circle, 6 blocks to the Washington Convention Center, 8 blocks to the White House, Bus to Mall 1 block, 10 minute ride, Metro 6 blocks-Dupont Circle, McPherson Sq + U. St, Airport, City, Downtown
Washington DC, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan National) 5 miles
Detailed directions are provided upon reservation
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Mount Vernon, Library of Congress, White House, International Spy Museum, Smithsoinan Museum, Washington Convention Center, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, National Monumets, Smithsonian Museums, Arlington National Cemetary, Private Art Galleries, Kennedy Preforming Arts Center, Washington Convention Center, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Other, Historic Inn
, Decorative Fireplace, Antique Beds, Reserved off street parking
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, National Monumets, Smithsonian Museums, Arlington National Cemetary, Private Art Galleries, Kennedy Preforming Arts Center, Washington Convention Center, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
Steve, Kathy or Alan for Reservations
A former Washington Post editor and White House correspondent for Congressional Quarterly, he is author of several books and is executive co-producer of the National Geographic Society-National Public Radio's award-winning "Radio Expeditions," heard on NPR's Morning Edition. She, a former member of the editorial staff of USA Today and editor of the historic Alexandria Gazette, teaches courses in natural history, and heads projects to conserve rare mid-Atlantic butterflies.