B&B at Lansdowne Way

2009 Lansdowne Way , Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA (Show map)


Our mission is to ensure you have a pleasurable stress-free stay. We offer a clean cozy family-run home away from home that is nestled in a quiet neighborhood inside the Washington D.C. beltway in Silver Spring, Maryland. From the B&B you'll be minutes from where you need to be. * a short walk to the red-line (ride 15-20 minutes to the Capitol) * a 5 minute bus ride to downtown Silver Spring * a 5 minute bike ride to Crescent Bike Trail (to Rock Creek) * 2 blocks from Montgomery Hills Neighborhood Park (New tennis & basketball courts) * One metro stop from the Silver Spring MARC Train Station. WiFi throughout, HDTV, Cable, in-room computer and other creature comforts. On site - Hair dryer,Hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, shower cap, disposable slippers, bath robe etc. Iron and ironing board, Breakfast served at your leisure, Late arrival and flexible checkout time, Come and go at your leisure. Please note that there is a cat on the premises.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Wonderful Experience

4.6 on July 11, 2016

My husband and I were travelling to Silver Spring to visit our son and daughter-in-law. The hotels we usually stay were booked, so we found the B&B at Lansdowne Way. It was very close to our son's home but we were unsure about staying at a B&B. We need not have worried. It was a wonderful experience. Christina was a lovely hostess. The room was comfortable, breakfasts were delicious and elegantly served. We felt quite at home, able to come and go as we pleased. We are looking forward to staying there again soon. - Claudia & Joe Moll.

Excellent stay

5 on October 07, 2015

We spent 4 nights in this very comfortable and convenient B&B. The location is perfect: a pleasant neighborhood with just a short walk to the Forrest Glen Metro stop and quick ride into the District. The home is lovely: tastefully decorated (no kitsch of any kind) and thoughtfully appointed with everything a guest might wish for (or have left at home). Christine is very welcoming and accommodating, and Trouble (the cat) is no trouble at all - he checked us out, apparently approved our presence and paid little attention to us subsequently. Breakfasts were excellent: nutritious and filling, excellent for starting a day of museum-walking, without leaving us feeling at all stuffed. Highly recommend this B&B.

Perfectly Situated

5 on April 16, 2014

This B & B is located in a quaint & quiet residential area, where you waken to birdsong. It is just minutes away from the beltway and a short walk from the Metro, offering easy access to the greater DC area. The rooms are clean, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Christina Blanchard, the proprietor, extends herself to address specific guest questions and prepares fabulous breakfasts. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would happily return!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review and insight into what was important to you while you were here. Christina

Convenient and predictably dependable

4.4 on August 05, 2013

I have made Lansdowne Way my regular stay when in DC. Convenient to the metro line and located away from the urban pulse in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood. Christina fixes a great spread and is a generous and helpful host. No reason to go anywhere else.

Wonderful-highly recommend!

4.8 on June 21, 2013

This bed and breakfast was wonderful and Christina was most gracious, helpful, and warm. She showed me how easy it would be to catch a bus (when it rained) and to have a lovely and easy walk to and from my meetings all week in downtown Silver Spring. She also sent me detailed directions on taking the Metro from the airport which saved me at least $70 each way if I had taken a cab. I also saved considerable money staying here instead of one of the hotels downtown. I must add that the bed was exceptionally comfortable, the towels were plush, the decor was unique and beautiful, and the breakfast the included fresh fruit from Christina's garden was a wonderful way to start each day. I also found it meaningful that Christina works for a non-profit that serves the needs of orphans in Africa. I would most definitely stay here again and I highly recommend this B & B.

Innkeeper Response
I can't believe it's been so long since you sent your review. I stumbled across this section at bed and breakfast.com and felt compelled to reach out and tell you how important your review is to me. I am glad our knowledge of the area saved you money. The India Ink room is available if you return, which I hope that you will consider. Warm regards, Christina

Our Stay At The B&B at Lansdowne way

5 on May 04, 2013

My wife and I had the opportunity to stay at this wonderful bed and breakfast. We spent 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our room was fantastic. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was prompt and delicious. Christina was very warm and accommodating. Christina is a very nice person. My wife and I enjoyed her two cats. The cats were adorable. The neighborhood is safe and quiet. The walk to the Metro is about eight minutes and it is a very safe walk. You do not have to cross any major intersections. There is a pedestrian bridge that takes you directly to the Metro. We did not rent a car so we used the Metro on a daily basis. It took twenty minutes to get into central DC. Do not rent a car. The Metro is extremely efficient and cost effective. You can not stay at any quality hotel in DC that includes breakfast for what you will pay at Christina's place. It is a great place and we would stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
I can't believe it's been so long since you sent your review. I stumbled across this section at bed and breakfast.com and felt compelled to tell you how important your review is to me. I am glad your had an excellent experience and hope that you will consider returning the next time you're in Silver Spring, MD or DC. Warm regards, Christina

March 2013

4.8 on March 12, 2013

The perfect base for two nights in March for two ladies to visit Wshington. The room was the entire upper floor with a very comfortable King mattress . The bathroom featured a deep tub and a nice variety of toiletry items. The tapestry and carpet decorations were from India and Africa. Christina was very accomodating of special diet requirements and helpful with directions in getting around the city. I recommend this Bed and Breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
I felt compelled to tell you how important your review is to me. I am glad your enjoyed the African Tapestry Suite. It is our most luxurious and largest accommodations at 800 sq ft. We have added a small kitchenette to that room since your last stay. I hope that you will consider returning the next time you're in Silver Spring, MD or DC. Warm regards, Christina

Lovely, Enjoyable Stay

4.8 on December 20, 2011

I was in Silver Spring for business/training just before Christmas and was so happy to reserve the Africa Room with private bath at Christina's sweet B&B. From the time of my arrival, Christina was a gracious and accommodating hostess, making me feel welcome and comfortable right away. Christina has carefully and comfortably decorated her home in the same way that she carefully selects (or grows) and prepares her delicious, satisfying meals. I was not interested in sightseeing or shopping while in Silver Spring and found that I could safely walk in the neighborhood, enjoying the many different architectural home styles and landscaping designs and return to a fresh and peaceful home away from home to relax and enjoy pleasant conversation with Christina as well as quiet time that I greatly appreciate and enjoy. Christina prepared my dinners during my stay and every meal was a delightful surprise. I certainly would highly recommend Christina's charming B&B to others and would be very happy if I had the opportunity to return for another stay. I found a kindred spirit in Christina and admire her quiet ability to make her guests feel like friends. Thank you Christina!

A Travel Professional's rating for Lansdowne

4.0 on November 17, 2011

For those who are tired of staying at anonymous, sterile chain hotels a visit to Lansdowne is a breath of fresh air. Christine is a most attentive and hospitable hostess: she treats visitors as her cherished guests. A welcome fire in the hearth, soft music in the background, today's Washington Post on the coffee table; all this plus the fragrance of coffee in the morning to accompany a delicious breakfast. Five star hotels attempt to provide such levels of hospitality. Christine accomplishes their objective! Barry Hyatt, CTC

May 2011

5 on June 11, 2011

The Lansdowne Way B&B was our first experience with a B&B. We have always gone the hotel route, but decided to try a B&B on our trip to the College Park/DC area. Christina was a perfect hostess, beginning with the initial contact and throughout our stay. The room and house are beautifully furnished with their owner's personal touch and the soft bed and pillows were like a home away from home. The breakfasts were delicious and we felt that we were always eating nutritiously! Christina was very helpful with maps and suggestions on navigating the area both in a car or on the metro, which has a stop conveniently located nearby. This charming home is on a quiet, shady street and includes a porch swing and a yard filled with plants and flowers (which Christina brings in to decorate her table). We felt very secure coming and going even on the evenings that we came in later. I would definitely recommend this B&B if you are in the area for business or vacation during any season. Christina will certainly make you welcome!

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Rooms & Rates

India Ink

Sleep in style in this room decorated with American antiques and silks from India. There is plenty of storage space, a luxurious queen size bed with Laura Ashley pillow-top mattress for a restful night. Private bath and personal thermostat. Sit back in your private reading chair, enjoy the flat screen HDTV with cable, and hook up to Netflix on your iPad through the provided Chromecast connection. There is free Wifi throughout the B&B. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast every morning made with the freshest available ingredients.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $175

African Tapestry Suite

The B&B offers this lovely suite, which comes with a luxurious king size bed topped with a Sterns and Foster mattress for a fabulous night of rest. Tastefully decorated with a touch of North Africa and France. The suite comes with private bath, office (printer and computer plug in keyboard/mouse), entertainment and dressing rooms, refrigerator and microwave and your own personal thermostat. Free Wifi is available throughout the B&B. All bed and breakfast guests can enjoy a scrumptious breakfast every morning made with the freshest of ingredients. King size bed, large private bath, dressing

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

Nightly Rate: $275 - $300

Antique Suite

The Antique Suite is our junior suite decorated in American antiques, Asian Indian silks and features art by Shara Banisadr. Sleep well in the suite on a queen size bed with pillow-top Laura Ashley mattress, private bath and a second room that can serve as 2nd bedroom, a den, or an office for working visitors. This private junior suite includes two rooms and a bath. The bath separates the two rooms and has a separate hallway entrance. Each room has a flat screen TV that can double as a computer monitor, and cable. Enjoy free high speed internet Wifi which is available throughout the B&B. Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast each morning made with the freshest available ingredients from our garden and local farmers. All bed and breakfast guests can enjoy a scrumptious breakfast every morning made with the freshest of ingredients. We obtain our breakfast foods from our garden and local farmers, using organic ingredients and prepared with your diet in mind.

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

Nightly Rate: $250 - $300

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Location Type

Washington D.C., Silver Spring, MD, Downtown


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

Directions to property:

From DC or Silver Spring take 16th Street North to 2nd Ave in Silver Spring and turn left. After crossing Brookville heading toward the park. turn right onto Seminary Place. Take the first left onto Riley. Go to the stop sign and take a right. You will be on 2nd Ave. again. The next stop sign is Lansdowne Way. Turn left. From the beltway, take Georgia South and turn right at the first street, which is Locust Grove. Go to the stop sign and turn right (you will be on 2nd Ave), go to the next stop sign and turn left onto Lansdowne Way. We are on the right five houses from the stop sign.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Performing Theater, Religious Services, University, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Parking, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , Heated bathroom floors in the suite

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Radio, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

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  • Check In:: 4pm
  • Check Out:: 12pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 25% deposit is required; balance due upon arrival
  • Cancellations: * The deposit is fully refundable until 7 days before your stay. * A 50% refund is offered when giving a notice within 3 days of check-in time (3pm Eastern Time).



Christina Blanchard

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

International Travel to Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America

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  • Time Served: At guest leisure 7-9am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Organic

Signature Dish

Christina's Dessert First Fruit and Yogurt
It is both nutritious and delicious, a great starter for a busy day.