Embassy Circle Guest House

2224 R Street, NW , Washington, DC 20008 USA (Show map)

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Embassy Circle Guest House is a stunning Washington DC Bed and Breakfast Inn renowned for its hospitality. A Select Registry and Diamond Collection property, this elegant bed and breakfast in Washington DC is owned and managed by Raymond and Laura Saba. Embassy Circle Guest House is housed in a beautifully renovated former embassy in DC's most popular downtown neighborhood - historic, safe, and convenient, Dupont Circle. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, afternoon snacks, evening wine and free Wi-Fi at our beautifully renovated bed and breakfast in the heart of downtown Washington, DC. Each of the 11 guest rooms at our Washington DC Bed and Breakfast Accommodation has been furnished to delight your eyes and bring comfort, relaxation and rest to your body.Surrounded by embassies, art galleries and restaurants, our Bed and Breakfast in Dupont Circle, is the ideal Washington DC Bed & Breakfast for business or pleasure. Don’t forget to experience the history and nightlife of Adam’s Morgan & Georgetown, within easy walking distance of our Romantic Washington DC getaway. Take a Virtual Tour of our property on our website! You'll get 360 views of our property & the surrounding area.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Among the Ambassadors

4.8 on July 10, 2018

Perfect location within stumbling distance of DuPont Circle. Felt safe walking home from Georgetown after fireworks on the Fourth. Owners/hosts are native/adopted Washingtonians with encyclopedic knowledge of the area. Spirited discussions at breakfast a definite plus. Rooms are unique and temperature controlled well for a DC summer. Only critique would be top floor water pressure a little wimpy in the shower. Loved it and will be back!

Memorable Experience

4.4 on July 06, 2017

My husband and I stayed at the beautiful Embassy Circle Guest House in May 2017 and enjoyed an especially memorable experience due to Laura and Raymond's excellent hosting as well as the refined comfort and elegance of the House itself. Dupont Circle is a lovely neighborhood incorporating many architecturally interesting embassies as well as being close enough to the vibrant downtown scenerio of museums, parks and restaurants. The full hot breakfasts were delicious and the conversations over wine in the afternoons with Laura and Raymond were especially engaging. We will certainly go back if in Washington D.C. in the future. The Saunders, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A Must Stay!

4.8 on August 07, 2016

If you are looking for an experience like no other, you need to stay here. It was exceptional, from the insanely comfortable bed to the friendly and entertaining breakfast table conversations. The host and hostess are some of the kindest people my husband and I have ever met. We could not have asked for a better place to stay while celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary. Again, what a custom and unique experience. 5 stars!

This Charming and Delightful guest house is "One of a Kind".

5 on August 10, 2015

From the moment we stepped inside we knew our stay in Washington would be wonderful. This house has been beautifully restored with attention to every detail. Upon our arrival we were immediately greeted by the owners, Laura and Raymond, and invited to share in a glass of wine. As we sat in the parlour we chatted with people from Denmark, Australia, England and Germany. It was lovely to talk to them and hear their stories. Each morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast with the other guests. Laura and her staff made everyone feel special. We usually needed some help with directions or suggestions regarding our plans for the day. It was never a problem getting tickets or reservations, etc. The staff managed everything for us including parking our car. It was so nice to know we had friends in a strange city. Each evening we returned to this beautiful house in such a lovely neighbourhood . As we walked in the door a voice rang out to ask, "How was your day? Welcome home." And that's how it felt, just like home! Our evening started off with wine and munchies in the parlour. Everyone gathered there to talk about their day. It was so nice to get first hand advice about exciting things to see and do in Washington. Also great suggestions about where to eat. We will definitely be returning to the Embassy Circle Guest House in the future. Still lots to see and do. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.

An excellent experience

4.8 on May 29, 2015

My wife and I, both from England, found Embassy Circle Guest House online & selected it for a five night stay where we were joined at various times by friends from Kentucky, Japan, New York and South Africa. All of us found it to be a very welcoming place where we ate excellent breakfasts, enjoyed the company of other residents and every possible help from Laura & Raymond and all the staff. The location is brilliant and our short stay was most enjoyable. A return would be very welcome. John Libson

Great trip to D.C.

4.8 on April 15, 2015

This is our second time staying here, and it has a wonderful location, great staff, and delightful breakfast. We will definitely go back.

Exceptionally Peaceful

4.8 on March 28, 2015

I have stayed in bed and breakfasts for over 40 years and the Embassy Circle Guesthouse was outstanding. Since the minute I arrived until my departure I felt at home and so peaceful. Laura is brilliant and I wholeheartly enjoyed our morning breakfast sicussions. Happy wine conversations with other guest was a special treat, it felt like being with family.

A wonderful place to stay..fantastic enviornment..marvelous hosts

5 on March 24, 2015

We stayed for a week...at this splendid, wonderful, marvelous place! We were surrounded by a caring, considerate, concerned and fantastic staff. We had lovely breakfasts and wine in the afternoon. The location is superb...close to the metro and yet far enough away to be in a very quiet, residential area. Laura and Raymond are beyond charming and accomodating...A very international crowd of guests!

excellent D.C. bed and breakfast

4.4 on March 24, 2015

Location excellent.The afternoon wine was great after a day of sightseeing.we were lucky enough to be treated to an evening of appetizers by the host.Room was beautifully decorated and the service we received was excellent.

Best B&B in the District!

5 on February 27, 2015

It was simply exquisite! The Innkeepers Laura and Raymond, along with their staff, made our stay most memorable. Celebrating my husband's birthday over Valentine's Day weekend was fun, but a bit of a challenge also due to the inclement weather D.C was having. There were only a few brave souls out in the storm, and to the kindness of Laura and Raymond, we were able to celebrate by staying in, with them, over great laughter, sharing delicious food and some incredible wine. It turned out that we had an even better evening of fun and romance than if we had gone out to celebrate on our own. What we came to conclude is this, Raymond and Laura, both committed to serving their guests with great love and care, are also twin flames who are very much in love. We sincerely believe that these two kindred spirits must have been brought together by the hands of Heaven. Since we stay at B&B's wherever we travel, we can most assuredly say to anyone who is comparing the Embassy Circle Guest House to other lodging in the area, that this is one of the finest we have had the pleasure to come to know. Ther breakfast invites you each morning with wonderful food, fresh hot coffee (and several choices of brews they have!), and exciting guests. Since this guest house is only but a mile or so from the White House, it draws many interesting people from all over the world. As such, we were able to meet several couples from all different geographic locations which kept the conversations alive, very real and colorful. We know we'll be back sometime, it's just soon we hope.

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Rooms & Rates

124 - Pearl Gazvin (K)

This glorious room on the second floor features a king-size four-poster bed, four huge windows and a large, decorative fireplace. With a pair of comfortable French armchairs, a wonderful Louis Philippe drop-leaf writing table, and an old English dresser, this room is perfect for work or relaxation at our DC Bed and Breakfast. The antique Persian carpet is a beautiful pearl Gazvin. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

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

123 - Electric Blue Tabriz (K)

This light-flooded second floor bedroom has a massive king-size spindle bed and two huge windows, and an additional window in the bathroom. With its tall Eastlake wall mirror, antique pine desk and two wonderful red and gold wing-chairs. The antique Persian carpet is a stunning, and very unusual, electric blue Tabriz. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

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

121 - Ivory Esfahan (K)

This exquisite second floor bedroom has two large windows overlooking the embassies across the street, an inlaid king-size bed, French armchairs, an oak writing table/desk. The Persian carpet is a beautiful antique ivory Esfahan. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

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

111 - Red Kashan (Q)

This large and elegant first floor room has two large windows that look out into the garden, a queen-size mahogany sleigh bed, an English armoire, a beautiful antique loveseat, and a writing desk which also doubles as a dresser. The floor of this room is covered with a beautiful antique Kashan carpet in deep red with bright blue, yellow and green flowers. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

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

122 - Rose Tabriz (Q)

This spacious and relaxing second floor room has two large windows, a queen-size mahogany sleigh bed, a pair of comfortable armchairs and a French marquetry writing table that extends to provide a generous work surface. A gorgeous rose-colored Tabriz carpet with large flowers in bronze and ivory covers the floor of this room. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

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

134 - Copper Bijjar (Q)

This bright and sunny third floor bedroom has three huge windows, a queen-size cherry sleigh bed, an inlaid writing table and chair, and a beautiful curved-front oak dresser. Relax with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the comfortable seating nook nestled up against the exposed brick wall. The floor of this room is covered by a vibrant copper colored Bijjar carpet with a soft green border. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

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

135 - Coral Mahal (Q)

This spacious, tranquil room on the third floor has three large windows, including a tall dormer window on the front of the house and one in the bathroom. A queen-size walnut sleigh bed, an inlaid French writing table, a comfortable loveseat and matching chair, and a beautiful old block-front dresser complete the furnishings. The antique Persian carpet in this room is a lovely antique, coral and blue Mahal. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

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

101 - Berry Kashan (Q)

This comfortable and quiet lower level room features two large windows looking out into the front garden, a black lacquered queen-size panel bed, two large, comfortable wing chairs, a great writing desk, and a black lacquered dresser. The floor is covered with two deep berry Kashan carpets with bright highlights of coral and yellow. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

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

133 - Khaki Mashkabad (Q)

This charming third floor nook is the smallest room in our guest house. A queen-size spindle bed in cherry and ebony woods sets the color palette. A light elm French writing desk with ebony accents, a mahogany dresser, and an unusual carved oak armoire continue the theme of contrasting wood tones. The carpet is an antique Persian Meshkabad with a khaki background and lovely dark blue and coral stylized flowers. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

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

102 - Cabbage Rose Afshar (2Q)

It is unusual to find rooms with two beds in a B&B, and as you might expect, this room is one of the most popular rooms at our DC boutique hotel. With two queen-size beds, a writing desk and two chairs, this large sunny lower level room is a perfect accommodation for two friends traveling together. The floor of this room is covered by an unusual and stunning Afshar carpet, entirely strewn with cabbage roses. Maximum Occupancy: 3 Guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

103 - Plum Meshad (2Q)

It is unusual to find rooms with two beds in a B&B, and as you might expect, this room is one of the most popular rooms at our DC Bed and Breakfast. With two queen-size beds, a writing desk and two chairs, this large, sunny lower level room is a perfect accommodation for a parent and child checking out local universities. The floor is covered by plush and colorful Meshad carpet with a deep plum background. Maximum Occupancy: 3 Guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

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Location Type

Close to George Washington & Georgetown Univ., Close to American Univ. and CUA, Close to the DC Convention Center, Close to Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham, Close to the Washington Hilton, Close to Georgetown, Downtown


Washington DC, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan National) 6 miles

Directions to property:

Please check our website for directions. We look forward to having you at our Washington DC Bed and Breakfast.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, DC Convention Center, National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, White House, Capitol and Monuments, Embassy Row, Washington National Cathedral, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Sports venue, Tours, University, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Ironing Board, Library, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer , Close to Downtown, Close to Metro, Spacious Room , Delicious Continental-Plus Breakfast, Evening Wine and Snacks

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Hiking trails, Walk the Beautiful Neighborhoods, Runthrough Rock Creek Park, Bike Embassy Row and the Monuments, Book Theaters and Live Musical Performances, See the Museums and Art Galleries, Enjoy Fine Dining, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night stay required except for last-minute reservations
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All rooms must be guaranteed by a major credit card. A non-refundable $35 booking fee is charged when the reservation is made. This fee is credited to the guest invoice on arrival.
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Laura and Raymond Saba

Languages spoken

Arabic, English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Laura and Raymond have many interests including real estate and building renovation, cooking and entertaining, and politics and international affairs.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7:30-9:30 M-F; 8-10:00 S-S
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Several Gluten-Free options available upon request.

Signature Dish

fresh fruit salad and organic yogurts and cheeses
Embassy Circle Guest House patronizes the organic farmer's market that comes to DuPont Circle every Sunday morning. We serve organic breads and yogurts, as well as organic cookies! Impromptu meals often include soups, crab cakes, salads and vegetables from the market as well.

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