American Guest House

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

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American Guest House a Washington DC Bed and Breakfast offers 12 comfortable en suite bedrooms located within 10 minutes walk to the Dupont Circle Metro Station and 1 mi NW of the White House. We are best known for our genuinely friendly and knowledgeable service and delicious gourmet breakfasts.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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.


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.


My Washington, DC Experience

5 on June 11, 2014

Great location only a 10 minute walk to Dupont Circle Metro, several restaurants less than 10 minutes walk away, 1 mile from the White House about 2 miles from the National Mall and the Smithsonian Museums & Monument, safe upscale residential neighborhood. We appreciated the free WiFi and 24/7 self serve hot beverage and cookies. Breakfast was absolutely delicious every single morning. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The room was very beautifully decorated...very comfy bed.

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Rooms & Rates

Room 303 (1 queen bed max 2 people)

Max Occupancy: 2 (Private en suite Bathroom) AMENITIES: Desk/Chair, Phone, WiFi, Cable/Flat Screen TV, Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Ceiling Fan, Central Heating/Air Conditioning, Antique Non-Working Fireplace, Luggage Rack, Iron/Ironing Board, Mini Fridge, Gilchrist & Soames Soap and Shampoo & some reading books for your pleasure. DESCRIPTION: This well appointed room faces northwest/back street, with a view of upscale residential buildings. It is located 2 floors up, has 2 windows and a non-working fireplace. No elevator service is available, but our staff is readily available to assist with your luggage. No Smoking, No Pets, No Children.

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

Room 204 (Occupancy: 1 person)

Max Occupancy: 1 (private en suite bathroom) AMENITIES: Desk/Chair, Phone, WiFi, Cable/Flat Screen TV, Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Ceiling Fan, Central Heating/Air Conditioning, Luggage Rack, Iron/Ironing Board, Gilchrist & Soames Soap and Shampoo, Mini Fridge. DESCRIPTION: Charming Private Single Room with 1 double bed, located 1-floor up, northwest facing, overlooking upscale residential buildings. No elevator service is available, but our staff is readily prepared to assist with luggage. No Smoking. No Pets. No Children.

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

Room 304 (Occupancy: 1 person)

Max Occupancy: 1 (private en suite bathroom) AMENITIES: Desk/Chair, Phone, WiFi, Cable/Flat Screen TV, Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Ceiling Fan, Central Heating/Air Conditioning, Luggage Rack, Iron/Ironing Board, Gilchrist & Soames Soap and Shampoo, No Fridge. DESCRIPTION: Very small but cozy and very comfortable private room with 1 double bed, located 2-floors up, northwest facing, overlooking upscale residential buildings. No elevator service is available, but our staff is readily prepared to assist with luggage. No Smoking. No Pets. No Children.

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

Room 403 (1 queen bed max 2 people)

Maximum Occupancy: 2 (Private en suite Bathroom) AMENITIES: Desk/Chair, 2 Arm Chairs, WiFi, Flat Screen TV/Cable, Iron, Ironing Board, Ceiling Fan, Phone, Luggage Rack, Hair Dryer, Alarm Clock, Central Air Conditioning/Heating, Gilchrist & Soames Soap and Shampoo & Mini Fridge. Description: Very spacious and comfortable room with its own sitting area, with 1 queen bed, facing northwest on our top floor (3 floors up), overlooking upscale residential buildings. It is the perfect space to celebrate your Special Occasions. . Complete with a canopy bed and 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. No Elevator but we help carry your luggage. No Smoking. No Pets, No Children. Only room that can accommodate a single roll away for an additional fee of $70. Max Number of Occupants: 3 (children not allowed)

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

Room 301 (1 queen bed max 2 people)

Maximum Occupancy: 2 (Private en suite Bathroom) AMENITIES: Phone, WiFi, Cable/Flat Screen TV, Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Antique Non-Working Fireplace, Ceiling Fan, Central Heating/Air Conditioning, Luggage Rack, Iron, Ironing Board, Mini Fridge, Gilchrist & Soames Soap and Shampoo & some reading books for your pleasure. DESCRIPTION: This smallish but cozy room is located 2 floors up facing southeast/front street overlooking Columbia Road with view of upscale residential buildings. No elevator service is available, but our staff is readily prepared to assist you with your luggage. Non Smoking, No Pets, No Children.

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

Room 203 (1 queen bed max 2 people)

Maximum Occupancy: 2 (Private en suite Bathroom, no bath tub) AMENITIES: Phone, WiFi, Cable/Flat Screen TV, Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Ceiling Fan, Central Heating/Air Conditioning, Luggage Rack, Antique Non-Working Fireplace, Iron/Ironing Board, Mini Fridge, Gilchrist & Soames Soap and Shampoo, & some books for your reading pleasure. DESCRIPTION: Lovely room with 1 queen bed, located 1 floor up, with an emerald-tiled non-working antique fireplace and beautiful bowed windows resting behind a beautiful bed adorns this queen room with a firm plush mattress. Room faces northwest/back with a view of upscale residential buildings. Non Smoking Property, No Pets, No Children, No Elevator but we help carry your luggage.

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

Room 201 (Occupancy: 1 person)

Max Occupancy: 1 (private en suite bathroom) AMENITIES: Desk/Chair, Phone, WiFi, Cable/Flat Screen TV, Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Ceiling Fan, Central Heating/Air Conditioning, Luggage Rack, Iron/Ironing Board, Gilchrist & Soames Soap and Shampoo, No Fridge. DESCRIPTION: Located 1-floor up, southeast facing, overlooking Columbia Road and its upscale residential buildings. No elevator service is available, but our staff is readily prepared to assist with luggage. No Smoking. No Pets. No Children.

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

Room 114 (Occupancy: 1 person)

Max Occupancy: 1 (private en suite bathroom) AMENITIES: Desk/Chair, Phone, WiFi, Cable/Flat Screen TV, Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Ceiling Fan, Central Heating/Air Conditioning, Luggage Rack, Iron/Ironing Board, Gilchrist & Soames Soap and Shampoo, Mini Fridge. DESCRIPTION: Charming Private Single Room, northwest facing overlooking upscale residential buildings, located 1-floor down, in Lower level (basement) under Dinning Room (may hear some noise). Best for early riser. Very Comfortable Firm Mattress, Antique Non-Working Fireplace. No elevator service is available, but our staff is readily prepared to assist with luggage. No Smoking. No Pets. No Children.

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

Room 402 (1 queen bed max 1 person)

Max Occupancy: 1 (private en suite bathroom) AMENITIES: Desk/Chair, Phone, WiFi, Cable/Flat Screen TV, Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Ceiling Fan, Central Heating/Air Conditioning, Luggage Rack, Iron/Ironing Board, Mini Fridge, Gilchrist & Soames Soap and Shampoo. DESCRIPTION: Cozy and comfortable room with 1 queen bed, located 3-floors up, southeast facing, overlooking Columbia Road and its upscale residential buildings. No elevator service is available, but our staff is readily prepared to assist with luggage. No Smoking. No Pets. No Children.

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

Room 202 (1 queen bed max 2 people)

Maximum Occupancy: 2 (Private en suite Bathroom, no bathtub) AMENITIES: Phone, WiFi, Cable/Flat Screen TV, Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Ceiling Fan, Central Heating, Air Conditioning, Luggage Rack, Iron, Ironing Board, Mini Fridge, Gilchrist & Soames Soap and Shampoo. Description: Cozy Room located 1 floor up, facing southeast, overlooking Columbia Road and its upscale residential buildings. Featuring a queen bed with a very comfortable firm and plush mattress. No elevator service is available, but our staff is readily prepared to assist with luggage. No Smoking. No Pets. No Children.

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

Room 302 (1 queen bed max 2 people)

Maximum Occupancy: 2 (Private en suite Bathroom) AMENITIES: Phone, WiFi, Cable/Flat Screen TV, Alarm Clock, Hair Dryer, Ceiling Fan, Central Heating/Air Conditioning, Luggage Rack, Iron, Ironing Board, Mini Fridge, Gilchrist & Soames Soap and Shampoo & some read books for your pleasure. DESCRIPTION: This cozy room with 1 queen bed and a firm bed, is located 2 floors up, with a southeast/front street view overlooking Columbia Road, facing upscale residential buildings. 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 Non Smoking property and can not accommodate Children nor Pets.

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

Check Dates

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:

Please visit our web site for directions:

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 process a pre authorization of credit card 7 days prior to arrival.
  • Cancellations: ALL CANCELLATION/CHANGES ON RESERVATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY EMAIL and acknowledged by American Guest House to avoid cancellation charges. CANCELLATION/CHANGES FOR RESERVATIONS UP TO 10 NIGHTS: If cancelled or modified 5 days or more prior to your arrival date, no fees will be charged. If cancelled or modified less than 5 days prior to your arrival date, or in case of a no-show, 100 percent of the first 3 nights plus tax will be charged. Except, we require at least 15-days cancellation or change notice during Presidential Inauguration. Otherwise, full payment is non refundable. There is a 3-night minimum stay requirement during this special event.

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