American Guest House Bed and Breakfast in Washington D.C.
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Hosts: Lucia & Claudio Rosan

Guestrooms: 12

Address: American Guest House B and B, 2005 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009 USA

Telephone: 202-588-1180

Activities/Attractions: From its celebrated symbols of patriotism to its undiscovered neighborhoods, the sights and sounds of the nation's capital inspire millions of visitors every year. Packed with famous sights, free attractions, and an endless calendar of special events, Washington, DC offers year-round inspiring experiences. Beyond Washington DC's most familiar vistas, the capital city unwinds into a lively urban center.

  • casual cafes and upscale bistros line the trendy streets of Georgetown
  • the downtown district sizzles with a host of new restaurants
  • spontaneous Jazz notes tumble out the windows of U Street's nightclubs
  • while world-class performers take the stage at the highly acclaimed Kennedy Center
  • kayakers tackle the Potomac River as it winds past the elegant marble tributes to America's great leaders

For our guests looking to see the sights or just get away, we offer easy access to Adams Morgan and Woodley Park. We are also convenient to all of the DC's museums, art galleries, embassies and universities.

Also located nearby is Adams Morgan's Vibrant nightlife district where you'll find blocks of restaurants and bars for every taste and budget. Experience the relaxing atmosphere of a bed and breakfast inn within minutes from everything this great city has to offer.


"The American Guest House is 1/2 block from the Washington Hilton - thus was very convenient for us, but it was a lot more than just convenient. The house is a 3 story townhome originally built in 1893 for a US Senator of that era. The owners, Lucia and Claudio Rosan, lovingly restored and renovated the inside of this house between 2002 and 2004 ... The living room, entry hall, and dining area appear from the original era, with the hardwood covered with area rugs. A complimentary PC with high speed internet is in the living room. Our bedroom was cozy but again decorated in that earlier period with a four poster bed, antique secretary's desk that also served as small dresser. The bed spread and curtains were of a lovely deep-colored brocade material that also echoed an earlier style of decorating. Breakfasts were lovely, including different baked goods, yogurt and cereal, toast and different cheeses ... and the owners would even scramble some eggs for you upon request. Coffee, tea, and cookies were available day round - this made for a nice treat at the end of a day of conference sessions and in a much more peaceful setting than a hotel restaurant or bar. The owners, Claudio and Lucia, are a lovely Brazilian couple who also operate another more modest guest house across the Potomac in Arlington. They are friendly, gracious, and helpful. The guesthouse appeared to bring in an international set of visitors - many of them attending conventions at nearby hotels like the Hilton - and we met other travelers from Italy, parts of the US, and Africa. American Guest House is centrally located. We were able to easily walk to Dupont Circle, the Mall and museums in the Capital area, to downtown Washington, and the National Zoo. Georgetown and Embassy Road are also nearby. Our stay there had the feel of a visit at one's cousin's home rather than an impersonal hotel room. When we return to Washington, convention or not, we will definitely return to the American Guest House."

"A Relaxing Oasis in DC - Beautiful property - well maintained and very clean. I stayed for nearly a week in DC. Location is perfect and price can't be beat! Includes made-to-order omelet each morning. Owners and staff were very accommodating and readily available by phone. They took great care to make sure that I was comfortable and my needs were met."


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"Great Staff and Breakfast! - We ended up staying here on business because all the other hotels in the area were booked. What luck! It was cheaper than the chain we stayed at last time, and everyone on staff was helpful. They serve you breakfast, including eggs, cheese, fruit salad, bagels, toast, cereal, juice, coffee, tea, etc. As is standard these days, they clean your room, make your bed, and change your towels daily. (If you do not want them to do this, please tell them so explicitly.) The place is quiet and elegant-great for families, weary business travelers, and tourists who want to be pampered and have a cosier relationship with the staff."

"Fabulous - This B&B deserves your attention: rooms are great, beautiful and cozy. Caring atmosphere and nice surroundings complete the picture."

"Great Little Find - I stayed here for 3 nights because all the hotels were either taken or overpriced for my time period. Easy walk to Metro, old building, very clean bathroom, comfortable bed, friendly hosts, adequate breakfast. This is a nice alternative to hotels."

General Information: Welcome to The American Guest House B and B ... located in Washington DC in the residential Kalorama/Dupont Circle neighborhood. Come experience our quiet, friendly and impeccably clean Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the capital of the USA.

Help yourself to cookies, coffee, tea and hot chocolate anytime. Our staff is very friendly and we do our best to serve your needs and make your stay enjoyable and memorable. We are a non-smoking Bed and Breakfast with free wireless internet access, and a delicious and healthy hot breakfast served every morning. A late check-in can be arranged by prior agreement. Typical room and Inn features include:

  • Private Bathroom (ensuite) with bathtub/shower
  • Phone & Voice Mail
  • Wi-Fi wireless internet access
  • Cable TV
  • Desk and Chair, Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board (on request)
  • Non-working Fireplace
  • Ceiling Fan with remote control
  • Central Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Luggage Rack
  • Dining room fridge stocked with water, coke, apple juice, cranberry juice, yogurt, etc. you are welcome to help yourself to
  • Book Honor Library where we keep quite a few used books in each guest room and if you decide to keep a book, we ask that you contribute $1 per book to the library
  • Computer and FAX available

For convention visitors we offer a nice alternative to the larger hotels. Our central location gives convenient to access to the Washington DC Convention Center and major hotels. We are also only a few minutes walk from both the Dupont Circle and Woodley Park Metro Stations so you have easy access to most of the Washington DC landmarks.

Payment Accepted: Cash, travelers checks, Visa, Master Card, Discover Card and some debit cards.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$100-250/night

We serve a delicious healthy breakfast that includes a fresh fruit salad, your choice of omelets and more.

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"A Delightful Surprise - This year I waited too long to make my reservation at one of the three hotels serving an international conference that I attend annually. In desperation, I looked up "beds and breakfasts" in the DC area hoping to find something close to the Washington Hilton, where most of my meetings were scheduled. I discovered that a place called The American Guest House was located directly across the street - and offering a room rate that was less than the conference rate! I wasn't sure what to expect when I arrived, but was delighted to find a quiet and welcoming guest house decorated beautifully with warm wood floors and wainscotting and Early American antiques. My room, one floor up a winding staircase, had all the modern comforts: TV, phone, Wi-Fi Internet connectivity, shower/bath, and even a small space heater, which came in handy in mid January. What a wonderful retreat from the daily DC hustle and bustle!"

"Cozy, Great Location, and Warm Staff - The rooms/bathroom were clean; the staff were personable and helpful, and the breakfasts were filling and tasty.  ... This was a homey experience, and the location was awesome, honestly a ~10min leisurely walk north of Dupont Circle, and steps from a bus stop.  The internet connection down in the lobby sitting area (free to guests) was also a big plus."

"Washington's Best Kept Secret -  Why stay at a boring chain hotel? We had a wonderful time at American Guesthouse, an 1880's manor restored to perfection. Perfect location, near subway, upscale commercial district, & ethnic neighborhoods. Quaint parlor where we relaxed & enjoyed free internet. Big, home cooked breakfasts. Magnificent staff. Clean & quiet rooms."