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Reviewed 3 April 2014

room was great, breakfast was very good and location is 30 min max from almost everywhere. one tip - use the bus from this location as the metro is a bit far. also claim 3 floor with no elevator can be challenging.

Thank IsraeliG
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I booked Akwaaba because a friend of a friend recommended it, knowing little about it. It turned out to be a very special experience - the decoration of the room took me by surprise - a most pleasant one. I felt I was a house-guest of a good friend. The breakfast was excellent, service most friendly and personalised. The atmosphere...

Thank 256PurpleDragon
Salem, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 March 2014

This B&B is a short walk from the Metro station, about 7 minutes even dragging luggage -- through nice neighborhoods, with great architecture. Restaurants are in easy walking distance. Stately old home, with well-appointed rooms. Mine had a Jacuzzi. The B&B is African-American-owned, and each room is themed to a different black writer. My room also had editions of great...

2Thank marjoriehk
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We stayed 3 nights we felt at home , It is clean .very Nice with old. Furniture .the staff is so helpfull. And chèerfull. Thé brekfast is so excellent ( 3 différent in 3 mornings) and névér eated. Such blueberry muffin. If. We Côme back from france we Will. Go to this place again thank You. Very much

1Thank chanDusseldorf
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 25 February 2014

I was gifted the opportunity to stay at Akwaaba for a weekend after a friend could no longer make her reservation. I am forever thankful for this gift. Being in grad school and working I do not often have time for extended self-care activities. Akwaaba provided me with the most relaxing atmosphere with a location that allowed me to explore...

2Thank Latishia J
Astoria, New York
Reviewed 24 February 2014

I travel to Washington DC a lot for work; this place has become my "home away from home" and my absolute preferred place to stay when I am in Washington. The staff is very pleasant and cheerful, the place is kept very clean and every room has its own bathroom, and the location cannot be beat for anyone wishing to...

1Thank Matthew L
Bristol, Virginia
Reviewed 13 February 2014

I loved the feeling of being taken care of and looked after! I got a call from Joanne while I was still in Charlottesville, VA as I was boarding the train for DC. She was checking on me to make sure my arrival time was still the same. Upon arrival, we enjoyed the beauty of the lobby and sitting room,...

1Thank FrancesLove
Reviewed 13 February 2014

This was our first experience with a bed and breakfast, and we were impressed! We initially wanted to book a stay at the Pennsylvania location but we waited too long and all of the rooms were booked. The owner personally called my boyfriend and I to apologize and inquire about reservations at the other locations. She even upgraded us to...

1Thank Slim26
Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 2 February 2014

My wife and I had an excellent time there. Joanne was extremely nice and professional. She recommended many restaurants and live events to go to all were within walking distance from the hotel. The Langston Hughes room we stayed in was nice and very spacious.

Thank Will6207
Ambler, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Our room was spacious and well appointed. Joanna was a terrific host and went out of her way to offer dining suggestions, transportation tips and arranging for taxi pickups. I certainly will check to see if Akwaaba is available the next time we visit Washington. Lloyd K

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

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Address: 1708 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3104
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Price Range: ₹ 11,474 - ₹ 18,151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
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“Be aware that this is an old building and there is no elevator.”
c00kie2017, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Contact the innkeeper or booking agent to discuss which room would fit your needs.”
dlrsclay60, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms nice, but four floors and no elevator, if you have issues with stairs.”
garnettl2015, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If climbing stairs is a problem, don't book rooms on the upper floors!”
DrMichelle2015, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the front of the building are the largest.”
H6298ZPmichellem, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
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