Gatsby's House

517 3/4 South Royal Street , Alexandria, VA 22314 USA (Show map)


This Old Town Charmer is located in the beautiful historic Southeast quadrant of Old Town, convenient to the amenities of Old Town: two blocks to the water, four blocks to King Street with its great shopping and amazing restaurants. The third floor of this beautifully appointed home has two bedrooms, one queen room and one double room. You may book one or two bedrooms. When you book the Queen Room, no other guests will be booked in double room, allowing you complete privacy on the third floor. Gourmet breakfast provided daily in either the cozy dining room or on the deck overlooking the garden A casual comfortable sitting room on the second floor with cable TV is available for common use.

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Innkeepers: Marie Buckley



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining5

warm & cozy

5 on July 19, 2017

We had a lovely time with Marie in her charming home. She is the best cook ever and breakfast was always a surprise and a treat. We have never been so well cared for and we feel like we have a new friend.

Wonderful stay.

5 on March 28, 2016

The Gatsby's House is perfectly located, in a quiet neighborhood, just a short walk to the main shopping, restaurant, and museum areas on King Street. The room is clean and inviting, Marie is most gracious and very informative, and the breakfasts are 5 star.

OUTSTANDING B&B in historic Alexandria

5 on May 07, 2015

We had the pleasure of spending our last night in Virginia here. It was everything we expected and more. Marie is a gracious and warm hostess and her home is lovely and welcoming. Our room and bathroom was exceptionally clean with lots of high end amenities. The bed was extremely comfortable and the coverings warm, cozy, and fluffy. After returning from a day out and dinner, we were welcomed back with delicious, home-made chocolate chip cookies! The 3-course breakfast was absolutely scrumptious, and very well prepared. Can't wait to return. Joan and John, Maine

Springtime in Old Alexandria

5 on May 06, 2015

Marie couldn't have been kinder, or more gracious, and it really was a home from home, where we could come and go, and feel totally relaxed. This is a very comfortable b & b with delicious breakfasts and in a perfect spot to explore the lovely old neighbourhood, made even more beautiful by the spring blossom. Nearby King Street (free trolley cars) is wonderful for shopping and restaurants, and Marie was very knowledgeable in this regard. We had travelled a good deal before arriving at Gatsby's and it was the perfect place to catch our breath before getting the plane home to England. Ruth and John.

"Best night's sleep Ever!!!!"

5 on March 18, 2015

Our stay was so comfortable, we didn't want to get out of bed. Once we did, we were welcomed by a bountiful gourmet breakfast each day. After being out all day, we couldn't wait to indulge in the delicious treats Marie had waiting for us. Her warm home brought back childhood memories and we most certainly recommend staying here. Thank you for the hospitality, Marie!

Excellent B andB

5 on August 02, 2014

Perfectly located in Old Town Alexandria, a few blocks from King Street the location is charming and quiet. The metro is easily accessible via the free King St. Trolley. The room was spacious and impeccably clean. Marie provided gourmet breakfasts at a time requested by us and every night we found a bedtime snack graciously placed in our room. We plan to stay at Gatsby House each time we travel to the D.C area to visit our family there. The Daniels

Very Pleasant Stay

4.4 on June 25, 2014

Excellent homemade breakfast. Nice location, about 5 blocks from the shops and restaurants on King Street. Service was great with thoughtful personal touches. Third floor room was nice but ac is central and some may find it warm if they normally like to sleep in cooler temperatures. There was a fan available.

Great place to stay

5 on May 28, 2014

A small, (two rooms) but very spacious and comfortable and charming B & B. Within walking distance of old town Alexandria and close to DC which is not a car friendly city) We took the metro in and there is a bus stop to the metro across the street from Gatsby's House. Our room was great, comfy bed and the breakfasts were wonderful, not your old continetal fare but a full breakfast, different everyday and simply goumet. Marie, the innkeeper, is a great cook. Lots of nice little amenities, we were greeted with cold water when we returned from our daily trips and there were great homemade cookies at night.


5 on April 19, 2014

A great stay. Very comfortable and great breakfasts - A great experience overall.


5 on April 03, 2014

Just wanted to share what a wonderful stay we had at Gatsbys Huse on King Street in Alexandria, VA. Maries attention to deail was exquisite...fresh flowers in the bthroom and lounge area and on the table at breakfast, fresh fruit, orange juice and puff pastry shells for the eggs, bacon with fresh greens as well. A truly wonderful experience.

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Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown, Oceanfront, Small town


Washington DC, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan National) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Exit Airport onto GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PKWY South W PKWY becomes WASHINGTON Street When you reach Old Town Alexandria,, Turn LEFT onto Duke Street; Turn RIGHT onto South Royal Street to 517 ¾ South Royal-- Blue House with red shutters on right side of Royal Street OR: Take the Blue Line Metro to King Street and take a cab from Metro Station or take free Trolley to S. Royal and walk the four blocks

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Copier, Washer/dryer , Full Gourmet breakfast, Use of refrigerator for snacks, Close to grocery store

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Golfing, Hiking trails, Touring Historic sites, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Water sports

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: More than 48 hours in advance, full refund. Less than 48 hours in advance or early departure, guest forfeits the entire amount



Marie Buckley

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About the innkeepers

Varied interest: including good food, good wine, gardening and meeting new and interesting people. Good source for restaurant and area happenings

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  • Time Served: 8:00-10:00AM
  • Serving Location: Deck (Seasonal), Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Gatsby's Delight
Herbed Scrambled eggs in a puff pastry topped with asparagus and a creamy sauce. Served with bacon or sausage and fruit topped with yogurt