2005 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009-1310, USA    
(202) 588-1180


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  4. Room 403 - Three floors up...

- $259

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Circa 1889. Fall in love with this 1889 Patrician House gracing the heart of Washington, DC, located across the street from the Washington Hilton. American Guesthouse was completely renovated in 2005. The inn bed and breakfast is a ten-minute walk to Dupont Circle and the Metro Station. Many historic sites and attractions as well as the convention center are all easily accessible. Gorgeous guest bedrooms are elegantly furnished and many include a fireplace. Start each day with a complimentary breakfast full of healthy and delicious items. Enjoy free wi-fi access and gracious hospitality.

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$130 to $259

Off Season: $189 to $289

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

    • Afternoon Tea
    • Breakfast
    • These Complimentary Items Are At Your Disposal
    • Please Help Yourself Anytime To Cookies
    • Tea
    • Hot Chocolate
    • Coffee


This property has 12 total guest accommodations with private bath. The types of beds available include Double and Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Cable TV
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

Please ask and we will try accommodating.
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Gym Nearby
  • FAX On-site
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Desk
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Please Ask
  • We Will Try Accommodating

Events Hosted

    • Meetings
    • Seminars
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Family Reunions
    • Honeymoons

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish, Portuguese, English


parking garages nearby

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

no minimum stay requirement

Children Restrictions

Children must be at least 10 years of age and they count as a person. Our rooms have 1 bed each, and the max occupancy is 2 people.


To cancel your entire reservation, or any part of your reservation, or to make any changes, for whatever reasons, you must notify us in writing (6) days prior to your scheduled day of arrival. If you do, no fees will be charged. Otherwise, if you don't, your credit card will be charged for the nights you cancel up to 3 nights plus tax. If we are able to re-book your room, we will issue a refund on your credit card for the nights we are able to re-book, at the price we are able to re book, minus commission paid and a $35 processing fee per reservation. This benefit can only be offered for reservations made directly via our website, http://www.americanguesthouse.com. Please be aware that chances of a last minute re booking are quite slim. Therefore we strongly suggest that you purchase Travel Insurance to cover last minute cancellations and changes. If you made your reservation via one of the following sites or their affiliates, Expedia, Booking. Hotels.com, HostelWorld, TripAdvisor, Airbbnb, FlipKey, etc., please contact them directly for a cancellation or change: We are not able to offer cancellation refunds on reservations made via third party websites. OCCUPANCY / NO ENTERTAINING Occupancy of rooms are for registered guests only. We reserve the right to ask guests to leave, without refund of reservation, if this rule is broken. QUIET TIME 8 pm to 9 am Mon-Sun. MINIMUM STAY From 1 to 3 nights depending on time of year. Please check our availability page, send us an email or give us a call. RESERVATION FEE None WHERE TO LEAVE THE ROOM KEY AT CHECK-OUT Front desk LUGGAGE STORAGE & HANDLING We will store your luggage when you arrive early (beginning at 9 am) and upon check-out until 8 Pm for free. However, a $30 per hour fee will be charged after 8 PM, but you MUST remove your luggage the latest by 10 PM or additional fees will be charged. We are available to carry your luggage from 9 am to 9 pm. ELEVATOR We do not have an elevator but we will gladly carry your luggage from 9 am to 9 pm. If you need help outside the hours we are available, let us know the day before so that we can move your heavier luggage into the parlor room downstairs the day before your departure. GIFT CERTIFICATES/CARDS We accept Gift Certificates from BedandBreakfast.com and BnBFinder.com for a maximum of $500.00 but it can not be applied to discounted rates, nor to reservations made via a third party website such as Expedia, Hotels, Booking.com, etc. Provide Amount, Numbers, Expiration Date and Issuer's Name when making reservation. LONG DISTANCE CALLS There is a $70.00 minimum charge for each Operator Assisted call + minutes used. FORGOTTEN ITEMS Items left behind may be shipped to you. We charge the regular shipping fees plus $10 handling fee. Due to a lack of storage space, we can only hold left behind items for 2 months. If you feel you have left an item on your Washington DC vacation, please email us. LOST KEYS There is a $5 charge for each lost key. LAUNDRY Wash/dry/fold laundry service is available at $15.00 per load.


4:00pm / 11am


Smoke Free Property.

Other Activities

    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Water Sports
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Live Theater
    • Hiking
    • Golf
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Bicycling
    • Art Galleries
    • Antiquing
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Tennis

Historic Interest

age of building

Historic Awards:

  • Local Register (Applied)

Nearby College/University

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

Bluberry Cake At The Guest House

One of my favorite cake recipe!

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Homey charm in the heart of city

Lucia and Claudio were wonderful and very helpful. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, and the inn is located in one of the best areas for shopping, walking and fantastic restaurants. If you don't do well on lots of stairs, be sure to ask for a room on one of the first levels.
Elizabeth Alexander

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