Woodley Park Guest House

2647 Woodley Road NW , Washington, 20008-4105 USA (Show map)


FODOR'S CHOICE every year since 2004! Woodley Park Guest House has the best location of any bed and breakfast in Washington DC. This charming Washington DC B&B is located in the heart of the city, in the beautiful, safe and historic Woodley Park neighborhood. Just steps from the Woodley Park-Zoo Metro station, and a short walk from Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan, this Washington DC bed and breakfast inn is incredibly convenient to all of the city’s museums, art galleries, embassies and universities. Situated directly across the street from the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, around the corner from the Omni Shoreham, and a short metro ride to the Walter Washington DC Convention Center, this cozy Washington DC B&B is the perfect sight-seeing headquarters and a delightful alternative to DC’s convention hotels.




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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Superb experience

4.6 on November 26, 2017

We always stay at the Guest House when coming to a conference at the Marriott. It is very convenient, welcoming and much nicer than a stuffy conference hotel. And it is conveniently located near the Metro and several good restaurants.

Beautiful Spot in D.C.

4.4 on February 27, 2016

The B&B is in an ideal location, being only a block away from the Metro Woodley Park station. There are also many restaurants within walking distance. All of the staff was warm and friendly. I do no know if this is true of all the rooms, but our room had only one or two open/accessible outlets, and only two prong. This was not a huge issue for us, but one of those things you don't notice until you do. I only mention the two prong in case someone out there requires all three. Definitely not a deal breaker for us at all, it's a lovely house. We really enjoyed our stay.

A great place to stay

4.4 on August 04, 2015

The rooms were comfortable, the breakfast was excellent, and the staff and owners were very accomodating. All my questions were answered and I was given lots of suggestions for trips and sights to visit and how to get around the city.

My new go-to DC inn

4.0 on April 28, 2015

I would have given five stars in all categories, but my computer would not allow me to give anything higher than four stars. I was on business travel and did not want to stay at any of the big hotels because they just do not feel like DC to me. The Woodley Park Guest House is in a gorgeous neighborhood where people live, it is literally steps from the Red Line, and it is across the street from the wonderful tulip garden at the Marriott. There are decent restaurants within easy walking distance (especially the District Kitchen on Connecticut Avenue). The only room that was available was a single on the third floor, with a shared bath. The room was small but charming, and the bathroom was spotlessly clean. It was a bargain, too. Breakfast was great! Not the fancy kind you usually get at B&Bs but 1,000 times better than the "continental breakfasts" you get at motels. And fun to chat with the other guests and Courtney.

Excellent guest house

5 on April 14, 2015

enjoy the warmth of a family home welcome, excellent service with a strategic locations close to metro and lots of places to eat out. I would highly recommend this guest house for anyone visiting washington dc.

A Wonderful Stay

5 on March 01, 2015

I had a wonderful stay at Woodley Park Guest House. It was just a block from the metro in a very nice neighborhood. Everyone was just as friendly and nice as could be. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious. My room was lovely. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast and look forward to a stay in the future!


4.2 on May 27, 2014

Overall good but the room was a little too cold.

Excellent value!

4.6 on April 16, 2014

Room was small, but very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was EXCELLENT! Great location, friendly people, great value.

That simple: Great place to stay!

4.6 on April 14, 2014

Great hospitality, cosy room, very convenient location. Just the air conditioning in the room was a bit noisy. - Nevertheless: Warmly recommended!

DC gem

4.4 on March 28, 2014

This is a great place to stay! The staff could not be more friendly and helpful, and Courtney and Joe are great hosts. I have now stayed at this B & B twice, and look forward to doing so again. It is also so close to the Metro, that getting around from there is easy. Gail

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Rooms & Rates

112 - Two Twin Beds

This room overlooks the front porch and the gardens across the street, and is perfect for traveling companions who prefer separate beds. It features two twin-size mahogany spindle beds, a beautiful mahogany desk, and a comfortable reading chair. Located just off the lobby and across from the kitchen, this room is perfect for early risers. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

114 - Full Bed

This lovely room with full-size bed is located on the first floor off the main lobby and across from the kitchen. It is perfect for early risers. This bright, comfortable room is perfect for conference attendees. Maximum Occupancy: 1 Guest.

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

131 - Small Queen

A cozy atelier located under the eaves on the third floor, this charming retreat features a beautiful Stickley queen-size bed, an antique armoire, two comfortable reading chairs, a desk for your laptop or tour books, and beautiful pastels by favorite guest house artist Shoshanna Ahart. Located on the back of the house, this room is a quiet haven. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

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

122 - Premium King

A large sunny room with the best view! This room is located on the front of our Bed and Breakfast on the second floor, with beautiful bay windows overlooking the gardens across the street. The room features a beautiful king-sized 4-poster bed, two comfortable wing-back chairs, a desk with a view, and artwork by one of our favorite guest house artists, Justina Selinger. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

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

123 - Full Bed

This charming second floor corner room has a beautiful view of the gardens across the street. This room features an elegant Bird?s-Eye Maple double bed, dresser and vanity/desk with tri-fold mirror. Maximum Occupancy: 1 Guest.

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

125 - Twin Bed, Shared Bath

This cozy room is located next door to the bathroom in the hallway. This room features a twin bed, a lovely writing desk and chair. Maximum Occupancy: 1 Guest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

133 - Twin Bed, Shared Bath

This cozy room is located just steps away from the shared bathroom in the hallway.This room features a twin bed, a lovely writing desk and chair. Maximum Occupancy: 1 Guest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

132 - Full Bed, Half Bath

This room is absolutely adorable and represents an incredible value. Located on the third floor, this is the only room in the house that has a private toilet and a sink and shares the shower in the hall. This room features a double bed, an arts-and-craft style antique armoire, a desk, and a whimsically upholstered Morris chair. Maximum Occupancy: 1 Guest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Double

106 - Standard King

A perennial favorite, this bright and spacious lower level room offers a marvelously comfortable king-size bed, three windows, a vibrant Kashan carpet, two comfortable wing chairs for reading or conversation, and a great desk for work or surfing the web. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

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

121 - Deluxe Queen

This elegant room with its four-poster queen-size bed is a perennial favorite. Located at the top of the stairs on the second floor, and filled with light from three windows, this room features two comfortable reading chairs and a spacious writing desk. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

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

124 - Deluxe Queen

This cozy second floor retreat is very quiet and private. Featuring a striking four-poster queen-sized bed, two upholstered arm chairs and a writing desk, this is the perfect spot for relaxing with a good book, checking email or planning the day?s tours. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

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

107 - Standard Queen

This stylish lower level room has a black and gold color scheme and a warm and intimate feel. The room features a queen-size black lacquer bed, comfortable desk and chair, a large black wing chair with gold fleur-de-lis. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

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

108 - Standard Queen

Settle in and enjoy the utmost in privacy and quiet in this lovely, spacious, lower level room. The room features a beautiful queen-size Stickley bed, a pair of comfortable channel-backed reading chairs and a great, desk for working or trip planning. Maximum Occupancy: 2 Guests.

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

136 - Deluxe Queen Plus

Nestled under the eaves on the 3rd floor of our Bed & Breakfast, Room 136 features a queen-size bed PLUS a twin bed, making it a perfect accommodation for parents travelling with a child (children must be at least 10 years old and very well behaved) or three friends travelling together. In addition to the beds, the room features a spacious armoire, a writing desk and chair, two comfortable reading chairs, and plenty of light for working and reading. Maximum Occupancy: 3 Guests. *Please note that there is an additional charge for triple occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Check Dates


Location Type

Beautiful Northwest DC, 10 minute walk to the National Zoo, Woodley Park Zoo Metro Station, 2 Miles to the White House, 15 minute walk to the National Cathedral, Downtown, Urban


Washington DC, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan National) 7 miles

Directions to property:

See inn's web page. Click on "Directions and Airport Transportation" on the bottom of the home page.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Capitol Hill, National Monuments & Memorials, Georgetown, Adams Morgan, Smithsonian Museums, Dupont Circle, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Washer/dryer , Spacious front porch, Laundry service available, Great library, Washington Post & NY Times daily, Free high speed internet access, On site parking

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Hiking trails, Great book stores, Ethnic restaurants, Sidewalk cafes, Beautiful architecture, Museums, memorials and monuments, Walking tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 8 AM - 7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No .
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Courtney & Joe Lodico

Languages spoken

Arabic, English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Proud owners of Woodley Park Guest House!

Check Dates



Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7:30-9:45 AM M-F; 8-10 AM S-S
  • Serving Location: Enjoy breakfast on the front porch!, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian Gluten-Free

Signature Dish

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
A guest favorite, served during afternoon happy hour.