American Guest House

2005 columbia Rd NW , Washington, 20009 USA (Show map)

About

Built in 1898 as a twelve-bedroom Colonial style home, the American Guest House Bed and Breakfast in DC retains its historical charm and comfort. Situated among embassies and beautiful residential townhouses, the American Guest House is a pleasant 10 minute walk to the Dupont Circle Metro Station and 1 mile NW of the White House. We are best known for our genuinely friendly and knowledgeable staff, and delicious gourmet breakfasts.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Great B&B in great location

4.4 on February 27, 2018

Stayed in a lovely, clean room and had a fantastic breakfast in the morning with very friendly staff. Walking distance to DuPont circle and lots of cute restaurants and bars. Walk to Church Key in DuPont Circle - awesome beer selection!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you had a pleasant experience while staying at the guest house.

- Lucia (innkeeper)


Friendly and lovely staff and house

5 on May 18, 2015

The house is lovely and the staff were friendly. The only downside is it's a little far from the closest metro station (Dupont Circle) if you're dragging a heavy case. But the friendly atmosphere makes up for it. Breakfast was lovely too and they easily accommodated my dietary needs (gluten and lactose free). I highly recommend it.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review. Your kind words mean so much to us and make all our hard work worth it! We hope you visit us again.

- Erik (innkeeper)


Good location in D.C.

4.0 on May 05, 2015

This charming "White house" in Washington can be recommended! Nice staff, Clean and nice room, good location (near stop for Hop-on Hop-off-busses). Interesting breakfast with very good home-made specialities, all around one table.


Great Breakfast!

4.6 on February 04, 2015

Each of our three mornings at the Guest House, chef Kevin prepared a marvelous series of breakfast treats. We enjoyed the company of other guests and ate heartily each day. Highly recommended.


classic comfort

5 on November 19, 2014

We stayed 5 nights at the American Guest House when I accompanied my husband on a business trip last month. This is a charming and beautiful old building that was built in 1899. The accommodations are well maintained and very comfortable. We were on the top floor in room 403, which is spacious with a sitting area and antique furniture that is both decorative and functional. Be aware that there is no elevator so pick a floor according to your ability to climb stairs. We happily got our exercise by climbing that beautiful staircase. The breakfasts were enjoyable and well prepared by Chef Kevin. Any questions we had, Marcos or Kevin were there to assist us. We would go back to stay at American Guest House in a heartbeat. It is a great place to stay!


World Class Bed and Breakfast

5 on November 14, 2014

If you're looking for a quaint, quiet place to stay in DC that's convenient to everything, American Guest House is the place. I had the luxury of staying in two of their rooms during my stay and both rooms were perfectly comfortable and roomy. I can't say enough about the wonderful gourmet breakfasts! The On-site managers were friendly and helpful when I needed recommendations. I will be staying here again! M.Glatz


Will return

4.4 on October 24, 2014

Parking is expensive. Breakfast was good but not what I would normally expect. Should have been more substantial . Great location. Safe neighborhood. Lovely girl inn keeper that weekend. Very friendly and helpful.


Nice Place

4.4 on September 06, 2014

This B and B is away from the downtown crown but close enough to walk/metro/taxi into the hub. The neighborhood is active and upscale. I like quiet, comfortable, lowkey and unique and AGH it all of that. I would go back next time I'm in DC.


B&B Washington

4.0 on September 03, 2014

Cosy and clean room. Fresh breakfast. Free WiFi. 10 minuten Walker from metro Dupont Circle. Friendly staff.


good prices, good rooms, great breakfast

4.6 on August 22, 2014

Actually I loved everything about the place, except the parking situation. The room was cozy and comfortable. The breakfast was divine! The chef was fun to talk to and the other guests were interesting. My only small complaint is parking. Once I arrive, I park my car and take the convenient Metro - a 10 min. walk to the Red Line at Dupont circle. But parking is a bit of a hassle with the nearest long term lot a block away or so. When lugging stuff for a week long stay, that's a pain. That said, I'll be back with some frequency.


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Rooms & Rates

Room 114 (1 Bed 1 person)

MAX OCCUPANCY 1 Spacious and very nice private single bedroom with one double Bed and an all-white private bathroom, a comfortable firm mattress, with a mattress topper, whitish tiled floor. The bedroom is located on the lower level (basement) floor under the dining room, therefore, some noise may be heard during breakfast. No back yard view due to the window being located below ground level. No elevator available in the building, however, we will be happy to help carry your luggage. In order to accommodate allergy sensitive guests, and to keep rooms smelling fresh and inviting we don't allow smoking, pets, and don't use aromatic sprays. This room is located in the back of the building.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Room 201 (1 Bed 1 Person)

MAX OCCUPANCY 1. Charming, colorful private single bedroom with an all-white bathroom, 100+-year-old bow windows and red curtains resting behind an antique double bed, a very comfortable plush firm mattress with all-white linens to assure cleanliness along with a soft, white, non-allergenic comforter for a very comfortable night's sleep. The Room is located One floor up, facing the front street that is lined with upscale residential buildings. We strive to provide a healthy environment so no smoking is permitted on the property. We also do not allow pets nor aromatic candles and sprays in order to accommodate allergy sensitivities. There is no elevator available however we will gladly help carry your luggage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Room 202 (1 Queen Bed, 2 Adults)

MAX OCCUPANCY 2 Adults - One queen bed. Wonderful choice of a room, private bedroom with an all-white bathroom and a stand-up shower and no bathtub. Featuring a queen bed with a very comfortable firm and plush mattress. The room is located One floor up, facing the front street. There is no elevator on the property, however, we'll gladly help carry your luggage to your room. The entire property is Pet and smoke-free and we restrain from using aromatic candles and sprays in order to accommodate allergy sensitive guests. We can not accommodate children.

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

Room 203 (1 Queen Bed 2 Adults)

MAX OCCUPANCY 2 Adults - One queen bed. Lovely room with an all-white private bathroom. Non-working fireplace and beautiful bowed windows resting behind a beautiful bed adorns this queen room. The firm plush mattress, all-white linens, and the non-allergenic comforter are all that you will need to have a peaceful and restful night. This room faces the back street with a view of upscale residential buildings. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property, we restrain from using aromatic candles and sprays to accommodate allergy sufferers. The room is located one floor up and there is no elevator on the property but we will be glad to help carry your luggage to your room. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children.

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

Room 204 (1 Bed 1 Person)

MAX OCCUPANCY 1. Peaceful, lovely, very comfortable and personal, perfect for the single traveler. This room is adorned with a brass bed and an antique secretary, the mattress is very comfortable and as we do throughout the house we use only white linen to assure cleanliness and comfort for our guests. The bathroom is all white and equipped with shower and bathtub. The bedroom floor is wooden giving the room a warm feeling and helping eliminate allergens from the carpet. The room is located one floor up and it faces the back offering a view of upscale residential buildings. We don't have an elevator but will gladly help carry your luggage to your room. The entire property is smoke and pet free, we also restrain from using aromatic candles and sprays in order to keep the air fresh and pure.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Room 301 (1 Queen Bed, 2 People)

MAX OCCUPANCY 2 - One queen bed. Original bow windows and a queen sized bed with all white soft linen and non-allergenic comforter along with a beautifully tiled non-working fireplace sets the stage for this room. You'll sleep well and wake refreshed in this intimate space of white, red and blue. Room 203 is located 2 floors up facing the front street with a view of upscale residential buildings. A private all white shower and tub are provided within the suite with standard amenities. No elevator service is available, but our staff is readily prepared to assist you with any luggage during your stay with us. We are a Pet and Smoke-free property and we restrain from using aromatic sprays in order to accommodate allergy sensitive guests.

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

Room 302 (1 Queen Bed 2 People)

MAX OCCUPANCY 2 - One queen bed. Two floors up, with a front street view over Columbia Road, facing upscale residential buildings room 302 is a simple retreat for our guests. The large queen sleigh bed with soft white linen and non-allergenic comforter provides this room with the easy demands of a comfortable night for any on-the-go business traveler. There is an English style secretary's desk, complete with a selection of used books for your reading pleasure. A private all white shower and tub are provided within the suite with standard amenities. No elevator service is available, but our staff is readily prepared to assist you with any luggage during your stay with us. We are a Pet and Smoke-free property and we restrain from using aromatic sprays in order to accommodate allergy sensitive guests.

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

Room 303 (1 Queen Bed 2 People)

MAX OCCUPANCY 2 - One queen bed. Room 303 offers immediate satisfaction as it sits Two floors up cornered with dual windows seated on each side of a comforting queen size bed with all soft white linen and a non-allergenic comforter. It's north views facing back street upscale residential buildings give a peaceful atmosphere. A non-working fireplace adds to the ambiance of strong wooden features. There is an English style secretary's desk, complete with a selection of used books for your reading pleasure. A private all white shower and tub are provided within the suite with standard amenities. No elevator service is available, but our staff is readily prepared to assist you with any luggage during your stay with us. The American Guest House is a Pet and Smoke-free property and we restrain from using aromatic sprays in order to accommodate allergy sensitive guests.

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

Room 304 (1 Bed 1 Person)

MAX OCCUPANCY 1. If you are looking for a quick retreat on a business trip, room 304 located just Two floors up, facing back street with residential building view, offers just what you need and it is perfect for the single traveler. Fitted with a Double Bed, this petite nautical themed room with a north facing single window offers the tranquility of the sea in its design. There is an English style secretary's desk, complete with a selection of used books for your reading pleasure. An all white private shower and tub is provided within the suite with standard amenities. No elevator service is available, but our staff is readily prepared to assist you with any luggage during your stay with us. The American Guest House is a Pet and Smoke-free property and we restrain from using aromatic sprays in order to accommodate allergy sensitive guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Room 401 (1 Queen Bed 2 People)

MAX OCCUPANCY 2 - One queen bed. This sunny room located Three floors up offers our guest a front street view and a high-rise feel overlooking Columbia Road and its upscale residential buildings. Here you will find one of the many gorgeous non-working antique-tiled fireplaces along with a queen size bed with all white soft linen and non-allergenic comforter, perfect for the single traveler. The Three south front street facing, large windows, give this room a sunny afternoon feel and decor to match. There is an English style secretary's desk, complete with a selection of used books for your reading pleasure. An all white private shower and tub is provided within the suite with standard amenities. No elevator service is available, but our staff is readily prepared to assist you with any luggage during your stay with us. The American Guest House is a Pet and Smoke-free property and we restrain from using aromatic sprays in order to accommodate allergy sensitive guests.

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

Room 402 (1 Bed 1 Person)

MAX OCCUPANCY 1. Located Three floors up room 402 offers our guest a high-rise feel overlooking Columbia Road and its upscale residential buildings. A large queen size bed, with all white soft linen and comforter, provides a restful comfort to the weary traveler. Its south facing view give this room a sunny afternoon feel, which is laid out with decor to match the ambiance of the room. There is an English style secretary's desk, complete with a selection of used books for your reading pleasure. An all white private shower and tub is provided within the suite with standard amenities. No elevator service is available, but our staff is readily prepared to assist you with any luggage during your stay with us. The American Guest House is a Pet and Smoke-free property and we restrain from using aromatic sprays in order to accommodate allergy sensitive guests.

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

Room 403 (1 Queen Bed 2 People)

MAX OCCUPANCY 2 - One queen bed. This room is located on our top floor (Three floors up) and it is very spacious with its own sitting area within the suite; it is the perfect space to celebrate your Special Occasions. Room 403 faces back street upscale residential buildings and you are greeted to a contemporary cherry finished, wooden canopy queen size bed as you walk into the room. Complete with large pillows and a comforting mattress pillow top, all white linen and non-allergenic comforter, you are sure to get the best nights rest during your stay with us. A private shower and tub are provided within the suite with standard amenities. The room's windows are decorated with colorful drapes and have a northward face away from noisy street traffic. No elevator service is available, but our staff is readily prepared to assist you with any luggage during your stay with us. The American Guest House is a Pet and Smoke-free property and we restrain from using aromatic sprays in order to accommodate allergy sensitive guests.

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

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Location

Location Type

28 miles Dulles International Airport (IAD), 5 miles Reagan National Airport (DCA), 10 minutes walk Wardman Park Marriott, 3 minutes walk Washington Hilton, 10 minutes walk Omni Shoreham Hotel, 10 minutes walk to Dupont Cir Metro Station, Airport, Downtown

Airport

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

Directions to property:

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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, Cosmopolitan cuisine, White house, Smithsonian museums, Dupont Circle Farmer's Market, Kennedy center, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Microwave , Free Luggage Storage, Business Center (Computer, Printer...), Free Wireless Internet throughout the house, Complementary Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate,Cookies, Dining room open 24h/7 (Microwave, Toasters...)

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Dinning, Running Trails, Relaxing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 4pm - 10 pm
  • Check Out:: 11AM-$30/Max 3h
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No $200 daily clean up fee and guest will be asked to leave
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: none but we charge your credit card five (5) days (120 hours) prior to your arrival date)

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lucia Rosan, owner. Kevin, Hannah, Matthew

Languages spoken

Portuguese, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: WD 7:30/ 9:30am; WE 8/10am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Please let us know 2 weeks in advance


Signature Dish

Chef's Special
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls


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