Best Bed & Breakfasts In Washington DC

November 30, 2013 7:00 AM

Photo Credit: Swann House

When traveling to Washington, D.C., there are many options for accommodations. If you’re looking for a cozy place that feels like your home away from home in the District, these top five bed and breakfasts offer comfy beds and a delicious start to your morning.

Adam’s Inn
1746 Lanier Place N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 745-3600

In the trendy neighborhood of Adams Morgan sits a B&B where you can walk to the popular restaurants and bars in the area and stumble home safely. Adam’s Inn is located in a quiet section of Adams Morgan and features 27 rooms across its three properties. The rooms are simple and range from shared baths to a studio apartment. There are pet-friendly rooms, so Fido can come too. The breakfast is continental and served in a main dinning room. Parking is available in the nearby garages or through the inn with advanced notice.

The Inn At Dupont Circle
1312 19th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 234-0542

In the heart of the historic and widely popular Dupont Circle area is the quaint Inn at Dupont Circle. Featuring well-appointed rooms in a Victorian row house, the location is ideal for walking to bars and restaurants or hopping on the metro to explore downtown. There’s a garden room or courtyard guests can hang out in to escape the hustle and bustle of the city after a long day. The breakfast is a hot breakfast that offers freshly baked breads, pastries and eggs in addition to the usual breakfast fare of fruits and cereal.

The Mansion On O Street
2020 O St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 496-2020

For a place to stay that is equally as exciting as the city itself, check out the Mansion on O Street. With quirky décor in themed rooms mixed with the opulent rooms within the mansion, it’s a great place to stay for a short- or long-term visit. It will feel like you’re staying in a museum with all of the eccentricities of the time period in which the mansion was built, including many hidden doors to get you from one place to another. With 100 rooms spread across the span of five townhouses, you’ll find a room for anyone. The breakfast is continental during the week, but spring for the Sunday brunch, which consists of a massive selection of all things breakfast for $30 and unlimited champagne for only $11 more.

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Meridian Manor Bed And Breakfast
16th St. N.W. and U St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(877) 8993-3233

Meridian Manor offers six guest rooms in its 1890 row house near U Street. Adjacent to the beautiful Meridian Hill Park, the location couldn’t be more perfect for a visitor that wants to be downtown, but not feel like they are in the heart of the city. Within walking distance to the popular U Street nightlife, Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle, the bed and breakfast offers simple and cozy themed rooms. The breakfast is continental with cereals, pastries, fruit, yogurt and coffee and tea.

Swann House
1808 New Hampshire Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-4414

On the corner of New Hampshire and South Street Northwest in the heart of Dupont Circle stands a stately 1883 mansion painted pink that is the Swann House B&B. With sumptuous rooms that are well decorated individually, the house is more than just a place to sleep, it’s a destination. There’s even a pool. The breakfasts are more than your standard continental with egg options and homemade baked goods. There’s even a snack in the evenings.

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Jamie Hardin is the counter-culture Washingtonian in the know. Inspired by food, sustainability issues, and public health, she prides herself on finding DC’s off-the-beaten path treasures. When she isn’t enjoying organic food or reducing her carbon footprint, Jamie’s traveling on her scooter or walking her two pit bulls. Her work can be found at

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