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American Guest House

Victorian B&B within easy reach of Smithsonian's National Zoo

  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi
From
$229

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8.8.Fabulous.
  • What we LIKED about our stay in Room 403 at the American Guest House: 1) friendly staff;…

    Dec 10, 2019

  • Attentive staff, well-kept and very clean. Very quiet!

    Nov 16, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 smoke-free guestrooms
  • 24-hour business center
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Computer station

What’s around

  • In Dupont Circle
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 38 min walk
  • Washington Monument - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Room, Private Bathroom (Room 202 (1 queen bed max 2 people))
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Room 203 (1 queen bed max 2 people))
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Room 301 (1 queen bed max 2 people))
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Room 302 (1 queen bed max 2 people))
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Room 303 (1 queen bed max 2 people))
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Room 401)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Room 402)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Room 403)
  • Room, Private Bathroom ( Room 204 (1 Double Bed Max 2 People))

Location

  • In Dupont Circle
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 38 min walk
  • Washington Monument - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Dupont Circle
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 38 min walk
  • Washington Monument - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km

Getting around

  • Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) - 20 min drive
  • Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) - 54 min drive
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 35 min drive
  • College Park, MD (CGS) - 36 min drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark) - 35 min drive
  • Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton) - 32 min drive
  • Manassas, VA (MNZ-Manassas Regional) - 48 min drive
  • Alexandria Station - 13 min drive
  • New Carrollton Station - 16 min drive
  • Washington Union Station - 17 min drive
  • Dupont Circle Station - 9 min walk
  • Woodley Park-Zoo Station - 14 min walk
  • U Street Station - 20 min walk

At a glance

Size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and an access code. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (15 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station

Services

  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1893
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Small print

Also known as

  • American Guest House B&B Washington
  • American Guest House Bed & breakfast Washington
  • American Guest House B&B
  • American Guest House Washington
  • American Guest House
  • American Guest House Hotel Washington Dc
  • American Guest House B&b
  • American Guest House Washington
  • American Guest House Bed & breakfast
  • American Guest House Hotel Washington Dc

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-in between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Policies

This property requires the credit card holder to complete and sign an authorization letter in advance when reserving multiple rooms or making a reservation on behalf of another guest. A 5% fee is incurred when the credit card used for the reservation is not presented at check-in.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, American Guest House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at American Guest House.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 4 PM - 9:30 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Russia House Restaurant and Lounge (5-min walk), McClellan's Retreat (5-min walk), and Thaiphoon (5-min walk).
  • No, this bed & breakfast doesn't have a casino, but MGM National Harbor (27-min drive) is nearby.
  • Recommended spots to visit include Walter E. Washington Convention Center (2 mi) and Washington Monument (2.4 mi).
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Old building with some history. It is clear that the staff and management take pride n maintaining the residence. Staircase is tilted somewhat, which I noted because I was on the fourth floor and there is no elevator.

    3 night business trip, Jul 16, 2019

    Verified Travelocity guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    Unique house with smaller but serviceable rooms. Old feel but cozy.

    1 night business trip, May 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Architecturally wonderful. Very homey feel. Staff were highly attentive.

    5 night trip, May 1, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    I usually stay in hotels when I travel for work but this time I stayed at this charming bed and breakfast. It felt so nice an homey. The room had everything I needed, the bed was very comfortable, and the breakfast (made to order) in the morning was excellent. It was nice to chat with the other guests (only 16 total at any given time). I ended up working out of the parlor after check out. It was very quiet and relaxing. I would stay here again for sure.

    2 night business trip, Apr 3, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    What you see is not what you get

    This hotel should NO LONGER be a choice on Hotels.com. The 4th flour room did not have a secure lock rather one that could easily be opened with a paper clip (bathroom entry from outer hallway). The advertised“gourmet breakfast” was hardly that, and cooked in a kitchen with dirty dish clothes. Worse, the ceiling fan over the bed was hanging on six inches of wires. We had to change rooms after a phone call with the manager who blamed us for knocking down the ceiling fan/light fixture but told the day help that her husband had hung it that way so it wouldn’t rattle. The “designer linens” were stained and far from high end. A handyman was called in to fix the ceiling fan, when it should have been done by a licensed electrician. We doubted the safety of all of the work done in this historic building. The decor was cheap and sloppily done. A sign taped to the 10’ ceiling in our room said to open the vent on the ceiling if we were too cold. There was no way to reach the vent Do NOT stay at this hotel.

    Linda, 4 night romance trip, Mar 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hidden gem in a perfect part of town. Safe, close to restaurants, and fantastic service.

    Joan, 2 night romance trip, Oct 17, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The property has a lot of character, the room was well appointed and the staff very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was superb. However, there is no elevator. While this was not an issue for us, some of the guests were not happy as this fact is not explicitly made clear.

    1 night trip, Oct 9, 2018

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    DC Overnight

    Overnight stay before a conference, great location, excellent staff.

    John, 1 night romance trip, Sep 26, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The breakfast option is amazing! My room 303 was a decent size and the bed was comfortable it was just oddly very high up!

    A, 1 night trip, Sep 12, 2018

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Personalized experience ... great breakfast and responsive staff.

    Larry, 2 night trip, Sep 12, 2018

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