1708 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA    
(877) 893-3233, (202) 328-3510


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  2. Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast is located in one of DC's best neighborhoods, Dupont C...
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Circa 1890. Stay at Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast while visiting our nation's capital. This four-story Victorian rowhouse was built in 1880 and has been renovated with a delightful décor that celebrates African American authors and classic themes. The B&B is perfectly located in Washington, DC less than a ten-minute walk to the Dupont Circle metro station, so city monuments and museums are easily accessible. Meet other guests over afternoon refreshments. Reserve an onsite massage or spa service. Delightfully inviting guest bedrooms and spacious suites boast pampering amenities. Stay in a room with a clawfoot tub, couples dual shower or in a suite with double Jacuzzi. Start each day with a home-cooked breakfast before beginning the day's adventures exploring America's history or influencing present-day politics.

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$165 to $265

Off Season: $150 to $250

Payment Types Accepted Include Visa, Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, Discover, American Express and Master Card.

    • Breakfast
    • Afternoon Tea
    • Snacks/Refreshments


This property has 8 total guest accommodations with private bath, 2 with whirlpools. The types of beds available include King, Double, Queen and Twin.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • Computers
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub/Jetted Tub
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

Close to Washington DC Convention Center, Hilton Towers and Marriott Wardman convention hotels
  • Television
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Gym Nearby
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Desk
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Close To Washington Dc Convention Center
  • Hilton Towers
  • Marriott Wardman Convention Hotels

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways
    • Family Reunions
    • Honeymoons


Limited off street, $20 per night

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Massages
  • Manicures/Pedicures
  • Facials

Specialty Treatments: Spa Services require advanced reservation and are provided by partner spa's

Inns Of Interest

    • African-American History

Romantic Interest

Romantic packages are offered for couples. Two guest rooms with Jacuzzi tubs, one with an antique clawfoot tub and the Romance suite is filled with romantic literature.

What's Green About Your Inn

While we utilize water and energy saving practices, the best "green" about our inn is the central location allowing guests to access all areas of the city without a car. Walk to many of the attractions, or utilize public transportation and skip your car!

Innkeepers Association Memberships

Bed and Breakfast DC, Professional Association of Innkeepers International, Washington Convention and Tourism Corporation, Washington DC Chamber of Commerce

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Weekends require 2 or 3 night reservations, especially in Spring and Fall (peak seasons). One-night reservations available when able to be accommodated

Children Restrictions

Ages 12 and over


A deposit of $50 is required at the time of reservation, with full payment 2 weeks before arrival. Cancellations require 2 weeks, once the room is paid for; any cancellation results in a refund only for nights able to be resold.


2pm / 11am


Outside Only.

Other Activities

    • Tennis
    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Bicycling
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Smithsonian Museums
    • White House
    • Walter E Washington Convention Center
    • Monuments
    • Corcoran Gallery Of Art
    • Hilton Towers Hotel
    • National Zoo
    • Library Of Congress
    • U.s.capital
    • White House. Dupont Circle

Historic Interest

The inn is a classic 1890's rowhouse, typical to Washington DC architecture. The first floor of the home features 15' ceilings, ornate carved wood work and large fireplaces.

Nearby College/University

Howard University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, American University, Catholic University

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