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“Who let the dogs out?”
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Swann House
Ranked #6 of 35 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Who let the dogs out?”
Reviewed 14 December 2013 via mobile

If they were to update this place (and dust it)it would never change the fact that it is next to a horrible dog park and they are barking day and night ....

We got no rest then /Breakfast was not well put together .

dogs , dogs , dogs, were barking on a Sunday morning at 5 am when we were there. Never again.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2013

This was our first experience with a Select Registry property, and it was by far our best experience thus far.
Most properties can be described as beautiful and well decorated--most of them :)-- but the hospitality here was above and beyond--so friendly and genuinely caring about the satisfaction of our stay. I've experienced from owners of other places their being rather beleaguered, feeling like "Here we go again" each day. Not here. Here I felt a real, genuine, and warm hospitality. Thank you :) We'll definitely look first for one in the Select Registry when traveling.

The property is close-ish to Dupont Circle in a nice residential neighborhood.
They have four on-site parking spaces but you have to reserve, and pay, for one.

Room Tip: We were in the Shanghai'd Away room which was nicely decorated with Oriental style. We chose t...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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san diego
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

My mother, my sister and myself stayed at the Swann house for 4 days on a trip celebrating my birthday. We were lucky enough to get the Blue Skye suite, a beautiful room on the third floor. Mary and Isabelle were attentive, making great restaurant and museum recommendations and even going out of their way to take my request for breakfast on my birthday and sing me happy birthday! As a first stay at a B&B, we were spoiled and made to feel at home and like part of the Swann House family. The only reason this lovely inn did not get 5 starts is the day bed was slightly tilted down, but other than that, I would recommend this place to anyone. Make sure to look for your room's guest journal... we found ours in the closet.

Room Tip: READ THE ROOM DESCRIPTIONS! The suites are very well appointed, but some of the non-suites are on th...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Warrenton, Virginia
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

My husband and I just had our 8th visit to Swann House. We love it so much; has everything you could want in a B&B. So convenient, so safe, and so much to do in DC, knowing you can return to Swann House each evening. When we first arrived I was a little concerned by the person on duty at the time, but then the amazing Ashlie arrived and everything was right with our world. Both days she promptly began the breakfast in the morning with a cheery attitude and an adorable outfit that looked like a sweet mom from the '50s, even though she's way too young (which is why it worked so well for her!). Hope you take that as a compliment, Ashlie! The food was fresh and delicious and served with a friendly smile. We couldn't ask for more and are already looking forward to returning! Thanks, Swann House!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ashkelon, Israel
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

I used to visit Washington quit often, walked by this beautiful house and never thought it is such a gorgeous place to stay. Every detail is thoughtful, the people who run the pace are so kind and doing their best to make your stay as enjoyable as it can be!!
Ashley Rita and the rest of you- thank you so much


Dr. Ronit Peled from Israel

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This property is wonderful. Aside from a very comprehensive introduction to the property the service is quietly unassuming and wonderfully thoughtful. Isabelle is a marvelous cook and provides a spectacular breakfast and delightful afternoon treats. Antonio was very thoughtful and after discussing the size of our room (which we chose due to the colour) he offered to upgrade us to a more spacious room. Location is wonderful and I managed to easily walk to both Georgetown and around the main historic areas of Washington (White House) easily. A lovely lovely place to stay.

Room Tip: The Nantucket room is deceptively small if you have luggage. The Richardson room on the same floor...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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lichfield
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

This is a very nicely restored house about 10 minutes walk north of DuPont Circle. We were very well looked after for our stay - met by Antonio who showed us round and gave us plenty of information on where to eat and what to do in spite of the shutdown. There's homemade cookies coffee and sherry in the evening and Isobel's excellent breakfast with home baked bread and a hot dish in the morning.

I don't understand the 'tired' comments - the rooms are all beautifully furnished with comfortable beds and clean en suites. If there are some chips and dents that's because it's well used but it's more than made up by the facilities provided.

The real value is from the other guests. It's impossible to not talk to them in the evening or over breakfast and it makes for a very pleasant way to swap stories and pick up tips (especially useful at the moment). Wifi is good too. If I had to pick a negative it's that it's not right on top of the metro or buses but that does mean the location is relatively quiet..

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Swann House
Address: 1808 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3206
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Swann House 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Circa 1883 mansion in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. ... more   less 
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