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“Great Romantic Stay”
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Swann House
Ranked #6 of 35 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Farmingville, New York
1 review
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“Great Romantic Stay”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We were looking for a place in a nice neighborhood near a lot that DC has to offer and we came upon this B&B. It was so romantic. The room was very nice and clean. The breakfast was awesome. The neighborhood was beautiful. We were able to walk to dinner and then walk around afterward. We walked to the National Mall although it was probably close to 2 miles we took a cab ride home and it wasn't expensive. It's close to the metro if you wanted to go that route. Overall a very good experience. I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Weatherford, Texas
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Beautiful antique luxury. Short walk two blocks to a little liquor shop "Rosebud" with surprisingly fabulous and affordable wine selection...brought back for wine by the private pool garden with friends. Lovely wine glasses and ice bucket and cheese board provided by Swann. Quiet, charming neighborhood. Perfect welcome night before drugging off to the conference hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is such a romantic bed and breakfast. It's located perfectly near Dupont Circle but in the quieter stretch of the neighborhood. My husband and I have stayed here several times over the years and always loved our stays. The rooms are incredible. We love the Il Duomo room and the Regent Room. We also love the little pool outside in the summer time.

Our only complaint is that the breakfasts leave a little to be desired. They are okay, but nothing to write home about. If we could fix one thing about this bed and breakfast, this would be it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Wife and I booked a couple of nights here as a kid-free getaway. We stayed in the Milano room, which was quite romantic. Nice sized room, queen sized bed and 2 person air tub. Only minor issues were the bed was uncomfortable (lumpy? not sure how to describe it) and the parking (which you need to reserve) was not at the hotel but rather around the corner and you were parked in. Overall these are really minor issues though.
Room was great, breakfast was great, the afternoon Sherry and snacks were also a nice touch. We look forward to staying here again whenever we can sucker a family member into taking our kids off our hands!

Room Tip: All rooms are different, so check the website first! We were on the first floor (basement?) and it w...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

This is the best bed & breakfast establishment we've stayed in over our twelve weeks visiting the USA. From first contact, we knew Swann House would be special. We arrived late, to find our key with a welcoming note, and the room's lights on with soft music playing. Moreover on departure, we were presented with a delightful picnic for our train trip to Chicago.

The manager, Isabelle, innkeepers Nicole and Martha, are charming, hospitable, informative and friendly beyond anything we've experienced previously. Nothing is too much trouble. At breakfast, Isabelle speaks with all her guests, not only professionally, to ensure all is well, but also on a friendly personal level.

Everything is well appointed, comfortable and clean. Comfortable beds and a quiet neighborhood ensure a good nights sleep. Rooms are pretty and well furnished and there are fresh flowers in the public areas.

Breakfast is definitely way ahead of other B&Bs in quality. In addition to delicious granola, (made on the premises), creamy low fat yoghurt and mixed fresh fruit, toast and muffins, daily a different savory or sweet dish, like clafoutis, is available. One day salmon & cream cheese bagels appeared, another croissants, ham & cheese.

Five minutes walk from Dupont Circle and the Metro, in a beautifully restored area, Swann House is three metro stops from the National Mall and Smithsonian museums and galleries. On a mild day, walking is no trouble.

Great restaurants and bars in the Adams Morgan area are within walking distance.

Who'd stay at a big impersonal hotel? Thanks, Isabelle!

Room Tip: The Jennifer Green room is spacious, with a large outdoor deck.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

I was there for an interview and really enjoyed staying at the Swann House. The room was comfortable, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the pool was pleasant to cool off in during the heat. I also liked the location because I could park my car in the driveway and walk to anything I needed.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Miami, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We absolutely loved our stay at the Swann House! Great welcoming, excellent location, delicious breakfast and treats, helpful, kind and making you feel right at home!!! Our 2 kids (ages 12 and 15) loved the place and the pool as well. Definitely we will be back!! We are an international family , the Swann House is a very special place...on a adore, lo disfrutamos plenamente!!!! Merci, Merci and thanks for a great stay.
Claire and Mauricio

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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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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