3.4 on August 01, 2011
A warm, welcoming, very generous hostess. Enthusiastic encouraging advice about Washington, given to a first-time overseas visitor to a great USA city. Cooperative in every way and an excellent varied breakfast.
3.2 on April 23, 2011
Top floor a must for a quiet stay . Great house but wood floors are creaky/noisy. Very good location by Dupont circle. Dana, the owner, was very knowledgable about local area and very friendly. Breakfast was very basic, could use some good coffee. Dana is a tea person.
4.6 on April 20, 2011
After three nights here, I know I will be coming back to spend a week really getting in everything DC has to offer. The directions were simple enough to follow from the airport, just make sure you have your bearings once you emerge from the Metro. B&B location was perfect, 2 or so blocks from the Dupont Circle and all of its fun stores and restaurants. This was my first time staying in a B&B as well as visiting DC area, and Dana, the gracious host, was helpful in every way. She is extremely knowledgeable about surrounding food and fun locations and makes sure you are totally prepared for DC exploration. The B&B is an old-style, midtowny house that really makes you feel welcome after a day of walking. The actual suite was beyond belief with a luxurious bathroom and more space than I could possible use. It would be ideal for a romantic getaway.
4.8 on March 15, 2011
Loved this place - Dana is a great hostess, always willing to share her knowledge of the city, find activities to suit each guest, and check on details such as opening times and such. We never went wrong following her recommendations. Our 2nd floor room was lovely and comfortable, and we felt totally at home in the house and in the neighborhood. Beautiful area, very close to the Metro, Teaism a few doors down, wonderful restaurants...we enjoyed the city, but walking "home" every evening made the difference between our wonderful DC experience and the impersonal one shared by everyone else at the convention we attended. To say nothing of the fact that we paid less than half the best rate they got at their souless hotels... We'll be back. Thanks, Dana!
4.4 on July 02, 2010
This was a wonderful location, convenient for sight-seeing, and a fun area for eating and shopping. Dana was friendly and made me feel welcome and comfortable, even finding additional information on places I wanted to visit. She helped me with any subway and bus questions which made my visit even smoother.
4.4 on April 19, 2010
We have never stayed at a B&B before - so we didn't know what to expect. We loved it - Dana was a great hostess - personable, helpful and great conversation!
4.6 on March 25, 2010
My sixteen year old son and I spent 2 days in DC at the Ivy Mansion B&B - elegant, clean, welcoming, ideal location. Dana, the proprietor, made us feel at home.
4.6 on March 20, 2010
The Ivy Mansion B and B is a great place to stay if you are in town for business and research, as I was. The proximity to the Dupont Circle Metro is a plus, as is the innkeeper's hospitality. I would not recommend this location for a romantic weekend or superb breakfast--the room is more workaday than that and the breakfast is continental--but as a single woman traveler who was in town for work, the cleanliness, location, comfort, and hospitality provided at the Ivy Mansion were more than I expected for the cost. I will definitely return!
4.4 on March 18, 2010
The building is lovely, and located very close to the metro, which is a big plus. (Sunday, there was a Farmers' Market at the Dupont Metro!) The neighborhood is quiet, despite being just off a busy street, and I slept very well there. I stayed in one of the queen bedrooms; it was spacious and comfortable. The hostess was very welcoming and solicitous of my comfort, but gave me my space to come and go and enjoy the city. I highly recommend the Ivy Mansion. I'll stay there again, myself, and tell all my friends to stay there. I love it!
4.6 on October 20, 2009
The host is pleasant, helpful and non-intrusive. The home is lovely and peaceful and ideally located. I intend to return.
4.6 on October 15, 2009
My daughter & I enjoyed our stay here -- its a great location and the rooms are spacious & neat. Hallway bathroom is a great bathroom. Also the colors of all the rooms are delightful, as is Dana, the owner!
4.6 on April 07, 2009
We stayed in the Ivy Mansion's basement apartment. It was larger, prettier, and lighter than we expected. It was great! It could not be much closer to the Dupont Circle Metro. Dana was a very welcoming and accommodating hostess. We hope to come back!
3.6 on April 06, 2009
Had business in Arlington, but wanted to stay in DC. Great little spot below street level. Right around the corner from dining, bars, and Metro stop. Owner was VERY accommodating. Will definitely consider another stay on return trips.
4.4 on February 27, 2009
Extremely comfortable home-from-home. Bed extremely comfortable. Warm and friendly host. Excellent situation for metro and touring.
3.4 on January 22, 2009
The hostess, Dana, was exceptionally kind and helpful, and the room was reasonably priced and adequate.
4.0 on January 19, 2009
The owner of this property is friendly and looks for ways to make your stay the best possible. She's helpful and friendly in a way that makes you feel that you're staying with an old college friend. The atmosphere of this bed and breakfast is easy going and laid back. We found the location extremely convenient to everywhere we wanted to go as a key metro stop is just a couple minutes easy walk away. A bonus was finding a favorite tea shop a half block from the B & B!
5 on December 04, 2008
"We were made to feel most welcome and very comfortable. Dana our hostess was exceptionally friendly, helpful and provided many extras which added a great deal to your enjoyment of Washington Jo and Bruce