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Chester A. Arthur House B&B

13th and P Street, NW (Logan Circle) , Washington, DC 20009 USA (Show map)
10 Reviews
$115 - $225
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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.



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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Dining4.3

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Oustanding B&B

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.

Had a wonderful stay

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!

Inviting place to stay in DC

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.

Eric and Carl are terrific!

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.

A great location and friendly staff

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.

A very enjoyable stay

3.4 on March 23, 2011

We had an excellent stay at Chester Arthur. Eric and Carl were good hosts, each taking a couple of days. The location was very convenient to the Mall, museums and galleries, and right around the corner from a good dining and theatre area. Breakfast was enjoyable, and the decor in the home was inviting. We would certainly stay there again.

Why stay in a characterless hotel?

4.8 on November 11, 2010

A truly outstanding B&B - more like staying in an extremely comfortable museum. Antique furniture throughout, but beds as good as any hotel. I stayed in Room 3 which came with very attractive on-suite bathroom and a kitchenette. Huge room. Very reliable wifi. Very welcoming yet non-intrusive hosts. The only problem with my stay was that the conference I was attending started early each morning so I only got to have the wonderful breakfast on one day. Very highly recommended.

A great weekend

4.8 on August 31, 2009

Everything was wonderful at our B&B. The only complaint would be the mosquitos on the deck :(

Wonderful Old Victorian

4.0 on August 28, 2009

Victorian lovers will delight in this old charmer ( a little worn in spots but non-the-less delightful. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. All the breakfasts were over the top. Looking forward to a return visit--SOON.

Cosy, charming and interesting

3.8 on May 21, 2008

Chetser A. Arthur House is a very fine accommodation that will transport you to the old days of Washington. It gives you the feeling of sleeping in a hidden corner of the white house! Full of history and charm, the mansion is decorated with taste by Don and Pat. They are fantastic host that can entertain you with interesting discussions on history, politics and simply fine walks to do in parks. Not to be missed!

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Rooms & Rates

General Logan Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $225

Nightly Rate: $125 - $225

Magnolia Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $225

Nightly Rate: $125 - $225

Highland Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $225

Nightly Rate: $135 - $225

Cinnamon Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $250

Nightly Rate: $135 - $250


Location Type

6 blocks to the Washington Convention Center, 10 blocks to the Smithsonian, Monuments, 8 blocks to the White House, 6 blocks from Dupont Circle, Metro 6 blocks-Dupont Circle, McPherson Sq + U. St, Bus to Mall 1 block, 10 minute ride, Airport, City, Downtown


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

Directions to property:

The Chester A. Arthur House is located on Historic Logan Circle, 13th and P. Streets in Northwest Washington. Detailed directions along with the exact house number are provided with reservations. Reservations required; we do not accept walk in guests.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, White House, Mount Vernon, Library of Congress, Smithsoinan Museum, Washington Convention Center, International Spy Museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

, Reserved off street parking, Decorative Fireplace, Antique Beds

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Smithsonian Museums, National Monumets, Private Art Galleries, Arlington National Cemetary, Washington Convention Center, Kennedy Preforming Arts Center, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: Flexible to 10p
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking permitted in outside areas
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 6 years and up please are welcomed.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Advanced reservations require a 2 nights, Holidays and Speical Evenst 3 nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is required at the time of reservation
  • Cancellations: Full payment is due 2 weeks prior to arrival. Once a room is paid for, any cancellation would result in a refund only for nights resold.



Steve, Kathy or Alan for Reservations

About the innkeepers

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.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 am
  • Serving Location: Private tables available, Dining Room


13th and P Street, NW (Logan Circle) , Washington, DC 20009 USA (Show map)

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