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Swann House
Ranked #5 of 35 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Perth
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Elegant Retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

We stayed for five nights in September and what a welcoming, comfortable,peaceful place so near to Washington's many places of interest. We were late in arriving due to Rail problems but our room was warmly lit, with relaxing music playing, an inviting feather bed and a welcome letter waiting for us. Our room was Il Duomo which was beautifully appointed and luxurious with the most amazing en-suite.The breakfast was excellent and the amenities first class with helpful friendly and accommodating staff. If you want to experience the many attractions of Washington which are easily accessible, but want a quiet neighbourhood for dining and relaxing after a busy sightseeing day Swann House should be your choice.,

Room Tip: The second floor room Il Duomo is just wonderful.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

The perfect choice for our small & intimate wedding…the staff was warm and accommodating, the house and our room were lovely. We enjoyed a nice fire in our room on our first evening and a champagne toast on our private deck on the afternoon of our wedding. Rick, Deborah & Anne were attentive and very responsive to requests. Breakfasts were excellent, and the afternoon snacks with sherry were a nice touch. Though the house was close to capacity during our stay, we only saw and heard guests at breakfast. We were there on Halloween night, and even got to hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters (lots of fun!). DuPont Circle is a great neighborhood for walking and exploring and the Swann House is within walking distance to lots of good restaurants (try Floriana for great Italian). We would recommend Swann House and would stay there again if in the area!

Room Tip: Jennifer Green room has a two person steam shower, lots of natural light in the vanity area, a firep...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Diss, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

What a delight to visit Swann House. We spent 4 delightful days being thoroughly pampered. Everyone was there to make our stay memorable. To find somewhere in Washington that offered breakfast as well as a bed was a bonus add to that the wonderful afternoon refreshments and the pre dinner sherry what more could anyone want? I don't know if or when we may return to Washington but I do know that if and when we do we shall certainly include Swann House in our itinerary.
Thank you
.Beryl & Vic Dyer

Room Tip: We were only staying 3 nights and had the Lighthouse room I would suggest that this may be a little...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Cruz, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

We stayed five nights at the Swann House B&B. The location just off of Dupont Circle was ideal. The breakfasts were excellent and the rooms lovely. The second floor outside terrace was a great place for wine and cheese, and we used it often.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

My wife and I spent two nights at Swann House recently, and it was just the getaway we needed. The Inn is near Dupont Circle in a lovely neighborhood that is safe and easily walkable. There are rows of brownstones with small but neat front yards, and plenty of shade trees. The Inn itself is quiet, quaint, and as charming as we had hoped. We stayed in the Jennifer Green room which has a large balcony that overlooks the pool in the rear of the building. It's a pleasant place to sit and chill in the evening. The bed was supremely comfortable, and the bath was unique with it's surrounding glass and louvre enclosure, allowing both natural light and privacy. The only staff member we saw was a friendly gentleman who checked us in, offered dining advice, and in the mornings served us breakfast. We found him outdoors watering plants too. A true jack-of-all-trades. He told us the Inn was full, but we barely saw any other people. It was remarkably quiet and relaxing. There is complimentary coffee and goodies as many B+B's will provide, and free newspapers. The Swann House is roughly 8 blocks from the Metro station, which is a mildly brisk walk for those who are able. We left our car at home and took Amtrak to Union Station, then switched to Metro and rode to Dupont Circle. This Inn's location allows one to vacation sans automobile. We enjoyed every minute, and hope to return next year.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Swann House

Property: Swann House
Address: 1808 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3206
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,511 - ₹ 24,724
Hotel Class:4 star — Swann House 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Circa 1883 mansion in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. ... more   less 
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