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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Akwaaba B & B is the perfect place to stay while visiting Washington, D.C. The ambiance is calm, cool and collected. The location is central to everything and from the balcony in the Langston Hughes room you can see the Washington Monument!!! The breakfast was delicious and the happy hour a great touch. The staff were helpful and friendly too....

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stayed in the Zora Neale Hurston room at the Akwaaba B&B. Very large room with a comfortable king sized bed. Innkeepers Kim and Nani were wonderful. Delicious hot breakfast and happy hour. And the locations is great for seeing everything.

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Reviewed 6 October 2016

I stayed at Akwaaba for 2 nights while attending several meetings. The location was great- a short cab ride to the White House in the morning, and a nice walk home. Also, there are a variety of restaurants, and a Safeway (yes!), just around the corner. The happy hour at Akwaabe was an excellent touch. I am always yearning for...

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Washington State
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This was our 2nd stay at Akwaaba DC, an historic townhouse near DuPont Circle, and is walking distance to everything, if you're so inclined. Same room- casually elegant Langston Hughes on the 3rd floor with a private balcony (to enjoy afternoon wine and snacks or a nightcap) with a view of the Washington Monument (however the view has become *somewhat*...

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

I was in Washington for a week long conference. My stay at Akwaaba B&B was certainly one of the highlights of the week - great location, friendly and helpful innkeepers, fantastic breakfasts every morning. The atmosphere and the daily complimentary happy hour were much appreciated additions to coming home after an intense working day. An excellent home away from home!

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Where do I begin.... I have just returned from an amazing trip to Washington DC and staying at the Akwaaba Mansion DC was icing on the tape. I cannot stop talking and thinking about Akwaaba Mansion DC and I am not admit ashamed to admit that I am experiencing a severe case Akwaaba Mansion DC withdrawals. The ambience was simply...

1Thank revathomas
Mays Landing, United States
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The Akwaaba DC was a perfect choice to celebrate both my husband's birthday and our 35th wedding anniversary. Our innkeeper Kim delivered exceptional service and her cooking skills were amazing. The Zora Neale Hurston room was exactly as depicted on the website, well appointed with a large modern bathroom and plenty of space to lounge and read. Akwaaba is located...

1Thank Gina M
york pa
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We meet our innkeeper Nani at the door and she was She was extremely accommodating and very knowledgeable about the area. The room had an updated bathroom and was very large. The bed was comfortable. We stayed in the Langston Hughes and enjoyed the balcony overlooking the street. The location is fantastic. It is close to restaurants, shopping, the museums,...

2Thank Robert S
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Our time spent in Akwaaba was absolutely perfect. Our Innkeeper Nani was amazing, her customer service was fantastic. She helped us out with navigating the metro and bus lines, made suggestions on places to eat and all in all was what made our stay so great. The rooms themselves were great as well. Clean and had nice amenities. Our time...

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

A perfect place to stay in an inviting setting in the heart of one of of the most exciting and beautiful cities in the world. The guests included world travelers who melded for happy hour that lasted for hours. What a joy to have the best innkeeper and housekeeper in the Capitol of the United States! Merci beaucoup!

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Akwaaba DC is located in Dupont Circle at the heart of the Nation's Capitol. This 1890's historic townhouse is within walking distance of the White House, and the many fine restaurants, and shops of Dupont Circle. Access to the Smithsonian and National Monuments is a short ride on the Metro just 4 blocks (less than a 10 minute walk). Choose from 7 guest rooms, each with private bath or an apartment with accommodations for 6. ... more   less 

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Address: 1708 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3104
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Price Range: RM828 - RM1,191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
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“If climbing stairs is a problem, don't book rooms on the upper floors!”
 of 5 bubbles DrMichelle2015, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the front of the building are the largest.”
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 of 5 bubbles LatoyaA_13, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Check out the website, and read the reviews!”
 of 5 bubbles 87marisac, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I loved the Inspiration Room. Would definitely be happy in the Zora room or the Langston room as well!”
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