We stayed 7 nights at the Tabard Inn based on other reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed.
Remember that this Inn is located in 3 townhouses which have been connected and restored. The antique furnishing, wooden floors in the rooms and decor take you back in time. There is wifi in the Inn but not a television in the place - so refreshing once you try it! Also no elevators so be prepared for some stairs.
We stayed on the second floor (if you count them as ground, one and two). The Inn is a bit of a rabbit warren with little hallways throughout and staircases to climb. We think it adds to the charm. As you walk through you can admire all of the art and curiosities that decorate the place - including the mannequin sitting in the "hallway bath"!
Our room had queen bed, private bath and a little walk in closet with a door at the far end that was attached to another room but sealed shut. We were away from the bar and restaurant on the ground level and entertainment rooms on the first level. We faced the back and had no view apart from the fire escape and back alley. That was fine as the room was very quiet, well appointed and spacious. The bathroom was vintage with toilet, stand alone sink and older "Standard" tub with shower. If you want modern, this is NOT the place for you. You can book into the Topaz next door and pay twice as much!
The included breakfast selection is fine. If you want more, there is a full menu. The lounge is very interesting. We didn't partake of the bar selection as my partner was unable to have alcohol due to some medication - our loss as the place looked very entertaining. We had dinner once - mine was fine but my partner didn't care for her selection - the luck of the draw! The servers are very nice but somewhat forgetful - rather like the clientele!
I'd stay again at the Tabard. The location is close to Dupont Circle, the Metro and lots of sites like the Phillips Collection and St Matthews Cathedral (site of JFKs funeral where young John did his famous salute).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away on quiet side street only five blocks from the White House and steps away from Dupont Circle, Tabard Inn is an old and charming hotel for anyone seeking a European-style oasis on American soil. Our eclectic yet refined atmosphere is the perfect compliment to our award-winning restaurant and bar, weekend jazz sessions, and beautiful, intimate special events. ... more less
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