Swann House, Historic Dupont Circle Inn

1808 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest , Washington, DC 20009 USA (Show map)

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Fodor’s Choice! Frommer's "Best Bet"! Forbes "10 best"! Swann House welcomes you to Washington, DC with inviting and luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites. Sumptuous robes, elegant bath amenities, down feather beds and pillows are just some of the personal touches found in every room. A delicious breakfast featuring home made baked goods and our famous granola greets you each morning. Savor one of our hot entrees in our formal dining room under the antique Czech crystal chandelier. Our Dupont Circle location makes Swann House ideal for sightseeing as well as attending business conferences and meetings. Swann House Bed and Breakfast is a proud member of Select Registry - Distinguished Inns of North America, Bed & Breakfast Diamond Collection, and the only property in Washington, DC to achieve this honor.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Best wedding location

4.8 on March 11, 2012

My wife and I hosted our wedding at the Swann House last year, and Rick did everything in his power to make it phenomenal (and he succeeded!). We stayed in Il Duomo, which felt absolutely opulent. The Swann House truly felt like an escape from reality. All of our guests stayed here as well; everyone still raves about it, and one couple we invited later held their wedding here as well. Many fond memories of poppyseed waffles, as well!

The Best!

4.0 on December 28, 2011

My husband and I have stayed at the Swann House for many years and we always have felt like we've arrived at home when we walk through the front door! The staff is amazing and make you feel like family. The house is beautiful and the breakfasts are delicious. There is great pride texhibited in this Inn. The rooms are comfortable and worth the cost. We give this 5 stars!

Great Staycation

3.6 on January 25, 2010

Beautiful room & property; great location with easy access to DC attracions & restaurants. Very good service; we had a great time!

Wonderful way to see Washington DC

5 on July 30, 2009

The Swann House is a wonderful place to stay when in Washington DC for business or pleasure. Rick, Patrick, Ashlie and staff are experts at serving perfect breakfasts and recommending just the right restaurant.

Delightful Inn in Good Location

4.4 on May 12, 2009

My stay at The Swann House was enjoyable in every way. I stayed in The Jennifer Green Room with an oversized bathroom which is just amazing! I also liked the private balcony, overlooking pool area, in this room. The innkeepers/staff at The Swann House are wonderful and make every effort to make guests feel welcomed and special. Afternoon refreshments are offered each afternoon and are always tasty. An excellent breakfast is served each morning in the formal dining room. The location of The Swann House, in Washington's historic Dupont Circle, is outstanding and within walking distance of excellent restaurants. This is definitely an inn I would stay at again and recommend to others. --Maxine Pinson Contributing Editor, BedandBreakfast.com

Swann House

4.2 on May 05, 2009

A great experience-start to finish-terrific staff

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4.2 on January 14, 2009

Lovely B&B in Duport Circle. Delicious breakfast and afternoon sweets. Has computer. Short taxi ride to points of interest. Great neighborhood restaurants. Outstanding, warm, gracious welcome by staff. Rick, Patrick, and Ashley are special

My recent stay

5 on January 08, 2009

Our family enjoyed our stay at the Swann House, and felt right at home. It was amazing how tranquil and stately the environment of the inn was, despite its location in the middle of bustling Washington, DC. We have been to the nation's capitol many times, but no hotel could match this stay!

Great First B & B Experience

4.2 on January 07, 2009

This was my husband & my first B & B experience and it was outstanding. All of the staff were very nice and very helpful. We will make this our place to stay when in DC.

Most wonderful B&B

4.2 on January 06, 2009

This lovely victorian house with the most charming and warm rooms is only surpassed by the kindness, courtesy and generosity of the innkeepers and staff. Do not hesitate to stay in this B&B when travelling to DC. All the rooms are different and each have their own flavor, all with featherbed tops, private bath, spa treats, fresh flowers and beautiful classical music upon entry. The breakfast has a wide variety of treats and fresh baked goods served in a beautiful dining room, there is tea service in the afternoon, and a nice bottle of sherry for a nip before you go up to your bedroom. It is like staying with family in the home you wanted to grow up in and return to over and over again. Much kudos to Rick, Ashlie, Anna and Pat who each made my stay exceptional and memorable.

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Rooms & Rates

Regent Room

Grand second-floor room with a king-size bed, fireplace with a beautiful carved wood mantel, marble and mirrored bathroom with a double shower and whirlpool, and a private deck overlooking the pool and garden area.

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

Nightly Rate: $265 - $365

Jennifer Green Room

Romantic second-floor room with a queen-size four poster bed, large private deck, fireplace and two-chambered bath with an over-sized shower and sunny vanity area.

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

Nightly Rate: $245 - $365

Mary Rose Room

Quaint second-floor room with a queen-size bed, decorative fireplace and marble bath with the original pedestal sink, tub and shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $245

Blue Sky Suite

Charming third-floor suite with large queen bedroom decorated in a French country style, antique tiled fireplace, breakfast nook in the window dormer and a separate sitting room with day bed. The bright bathroom has a whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $265 - $365


This zen inspired room is located on the lower level. Featuring a queen bed, rich and warm fabrics and colors and a large travertine shower. This room may not get the natural light of other rooms, but has a great deal of comfort and charm.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $225

Nantucket Room

Inspired by a New England beach cottage, this cozy third floor room features a queen bed, large window and a marble shower only bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $225

Richardson Room

Rich and grand, this third floor king room features several windows and a marble bathroom complete with whirpool tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $245 - $345

Il Duomo

This romantic third-floor room has Gothic windows, cathedral ceilings, sky-light, wrought iron king-size bed, fire place and wet bar. An angel mural above the oversized claw-foot tub with rain-bath shower is located in the turret.

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

Nightly Rate: $265 - $365

Parisienne Suite

Sunny and spacious street level suite decorated with eclectic Left Bank flair, with private entrance in the courtyard, large bedroom with queen size bed, fireplace, sitting area in the turret, and bathroom with tub and shower. A second bedroom with a full size bed can be made available if needed.

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

Nightly Rate: $265 - $365

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Location Type



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

Directions to property:

Please see our website at www.swannhouse.com for complete directions from all directions.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Piano, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Down Featherbeds & Pillows

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Boating, Golfing, Weddings (on-site), Meetings (on-site), Corporate Retreats (on-site), Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 12 and above are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on most weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Half payment is required to book a reservation. Rates may be higher during holidays and special events.
  • Cancellations: No refund of deposit will be given within 14 days prior to arrival. If cancellation is made before 14 days of stay a $49 fee will apply and the rest of your deposit will be refunded.
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Isabelle Hauswald

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: M-F 7:45-10/Sat-Sun 8:30-10:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Homemade Granola
A healthful and delicious recipe mixed with dried fruit that is nicely complimented with a serving of organic plain yogurt.


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