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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited early in December. We had an amazing stay and Nani is nothing more than a GEM! Whenever I go to DC, I will make sure to stay here! It was magical!!! The food was delicious and the personal attention we received made us feel like rockstars!!

2Thank Robyne W
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Great location, beautiful property. Our innkeeper, Nani, prepared amazing breakfasts and snacks for us. She was very thoughtful in making things that we liked and that also met my vegetarian needs. There are a lot of wonderful restaurants nearby as well as quick access to a bus line and the metro. We felt spoiled at the Akwaaba, especially with the...

3Thank Erin T
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Our stay at Akwaaba bed & breakfast was great, a very pleasurable experience. The room was large and comfortable and so was our king size bed and the bathroom. The use of the well appointed parlor room and the formal dining room with wi-fi throuout the house was very convenient, since one of us had to deal with work emergency...

1Thank stalniputnik
New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Did a weekend trip to DC and stayed at Akwaaba for two nights. This bed and breakfast is located in the well situated Dupont Circle, close to all DC has to offer. Very homey accommodations and the breakfast, snacks, and drinks available throughout the day were delicious. Will absolutely be staying here again the next time I am in DC

2Thank manj66591
Clementon, New Jersey
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Akwaaba in general never disappoints. The rooms are cozy and attractive, the innkeeper (this is my third time in DC) is always very personable and accommodating. The location is perfect for a tour of the attractions of DC and great eateries. I only have one request...firmer pillows in the Romance Room.... overall a great stay...and I've met some really interesting...

2Thank Veronica G
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Recommend with pleasure!!! Beautiful, quaint setting with beyond lovely staff who were incredibly kind and accommodating :) From the location, to the setting, to the staff, to the guests, it was a wonderful stay!!!!! (just too short :P) Thanks for the happy experience Akwaaba!

Thank LSCraig2
East Orange,NJ
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This was our first time staying at this location(loved PA and Cape May) and it was amazing, we had a great weekend. Akwaaba DC exceeded our expectations. The house was lovely and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast delicious and Monique and the staff were awesome! Love meeting so many interesting people(Benilde Little) :) Looking forward to coming back!

1Thank Melody I
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The location could not have been better! This was an amazing place to stay while in Washington, D.C. I had heard about this B&B and was very happy to have the opportunity to spend a weekend there. It was wonderfully decorated - each room, as I did get a chance to see some of the other rooms. The breakfast serve...

1Thank Fay S
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great location for restaurants, buses and sightseeing. Booked the Langston Hughes room and it was massive! Must be the biggest room I've stayed in. Spotless, quiet and quirky. Lovely atmosphere and really enjoyed the Happy hour ( wine and eats) where you had a chance to meet other guests and chat about what you did that day. Got some good...

3Thank not_10
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was my 2nd stay at the Akwaaba. On this stay I stayed in the "Inspiration" suite. I much prefer this experience to a hotel. I have stayed in many, many hotels in D.C on business travel. This was so much more personal and enjoyable. If you appreciate architecture and design you will love this historic town home. It represents...

2Thank keithesq2015

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Akwaaba DC is located in Dupont Circle at the heart of the Nation's Capitol. This 1890's historic townhouse is within walking distance of the White House, and the many fine restaurants, and shops of Dupont Circle. Access to the Smithsonian and National Monuments is a short ride on the Metro just 4 blocks (less than a 10 minute walk). Choose from 7 guest rooms, each with private bath or an apartment with accommodations for 6. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Akwaaba DC

Address: 1708 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3104
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Price Range: ₹ 12,238 - ₹ 18,128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
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“If climbing stairs is a problem, don't book rooms on the upper floors!”
 of 5 bubbles DrMichelle2015, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the front of the building are the largest.”
 of 5 bubbles H6298ZPmichellem, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“no elevators”
 of 5 bubbles LatoyaA_13, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Check out the website, and read the reviews!”
 of 5 bubbles 87marisac, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I loved the Inspiration Room. Would definitely be happy in the Zora room or the Langston room as well!”
 of 5 bubbles SammIAm3, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
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