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West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Balancing out the positive, not-so positives and negatives, I can definitely recommend this lovely B&B. I will stay here again on my next visit to DC -- assuming the new owners keep what's great and improve on what isn't. Positives: My room was nicely furnished and VERY quiet. The shared bathroom was very thoughtfully furnished with almost everything anyone would...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed four nights at the William Lewis House and enjoyed our stay. We chose the economy room (based on finances, it's not a cheap city) and though it was small, we'd seen the photo and description on their website so were prepared for this. The two buildings that make up the guest house are joined by decking to the...

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for one night during our October 2016 road trip LA-NYC. This is a Victorian town house, offering B&B in a family home. Rooms are comfortable, but not en-suite. It offers off-road, secure car parking spaces (subject to availability - 3 only) for an additional $25+tax. We felt like we were at a friend's home....

2Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 7 October 2016

At slightly less than $200 a night in a city where every other hotel was going for $400 or more the value on this place can't be beat. Though the cutoff time for bed was 10pm and I couldn't make it to the B&B in time, the owner was very helpful in leaving the key for me outside in the...

1Thank Kevin T
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Made a booking for February 2016 with Hotels.com. Booking was cancelled prior to arrival by the owners, stating that they cannot honor my reservation because they are "closing for good at the end of November" 2015, which obviously was a downright lie. I had to look on short notice for an alternative, much more expensive accommodation. Fraudulent practice, stay away.

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wlewishous, Owner at William Lewis House, responded to this review

I am so sorry you had this experience. About a year ago, a developer made us an offer to purchase our entire property that we simply could not refuse. We were supposed to settle by the end of December and were to have been completely moved out by the first of February. We blocked off all of our availability but...

Hilo, Hawaii
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Accommodating: I came for a educational research conference and as it works out when you are flying from Hawaii, I always arrive at an odd time and way before check in. Terry, the owner's sister, was there to show me where to put my bags and offered me a comfy place to hang out and even a shower if I...

1Thank cathyventures
wlewishous, Owner at William Lewis House, responded to this review

I am so glad you had a great stay! Please hurry back!

Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

No heat. Bad food. Moldy jams. Not very friendly. Very thin walls. You could hear the bedroom olympics going all night long! Not the charm we were hoping for in a bed and breakfast. Shared a bathroom with someone, the caretaker I think,who was vomiting in the night.

1Thank anothertraveler2016
wlewishous, Owner at William Lewis House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to respond. I am sorry you did not have a good stay but why wouldn't you let us know while you were with us? It is difficult to remedy anything after you have left. The owner can be reached 24/7 and would have been happy to deal with anyone disturbing your stay. We work...

Oud-Beijerland, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Cozy romantic. Lots of sphere. It is a double house with in the middle a garden. Walking distance from the White House and metro nearby. So perfect for starting to expo the city. Houses are 130 years old and you can hear the squeaky floors. Also the beds are fine but lots of noises. One hand romantic but other hand...

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wlewishous, Owner at William Lewis House, responded to this review

Thank you and hurry back!

Concord, Ohio
Reviewed 21 July 2015

From the jelly belly beans at the front door to the aleve on the mantle, from the wine at happy hour to the 24/7 snacks, from the water cooler and tea bags to the air freshener spray on the commode ... these guys have thought of EVERYTHING. Rooms are immaculate and the building is restored vintage eye candy. Breakfast was...

1Thank pwolfe1012
wlewishous, Owner at William Lewis House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much! You remembered everything! We try hard to make your stay wonderful. I am glad we succeeded!

New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I felt I was back in time to the Victorian era surrounded but much art and history, but also served a great breakfast and utilizing the modern technology, also close to restaurants and other attractions, looking forward my next visit..

Thank ppbenji
wlewishous, Owner at William Lewis House, responded to this review

We are looking forward to your next visit too. I am so glad you enjoyed our mix of authentic Victorian decor and modern technology.

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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A European style B&B in a Lovingly Restored Victorian House ... more   less 

Additional Information about William Lewis House

Address: 1309 R St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4322
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range: RM370 - RM546 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — William Lewis House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Follow the owner's instructions closely and you'll be fine”
aaront942, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 25 above the dining room is fabulous because there are only 2 rooms on that floor.”
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cathyventures, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The small room is small. Opt for paid parking”
pwolfe1012, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are differents so be sure to look at the description. I choosed a very small room, but there are really bigger rooms.”
815guillaumem, 28 May 2015 | Read review
“This is a multi storey residence - we found have the ensuite in the lower room from street level suited us better”
Frostydog007, 21 Oct 2014 | Read review
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