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Akwaaba DC
Ranked #4 of 36 Washington DC B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 April 2014

My husband and I wanted to get away for a few days so we decides to go to DC for the week. The B&B we always go to is now closing so the Akwaaba was recomended to us. The service is great and the inn keeper Joanna was very helpful with dinner recomendations.We met wonderful couples form all over the world and enjoyed visiting with them. We will return to the Akwaaba again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Akwaaba was one of the best parts of a fabulous vacation in DC. Breakfasts were delicious and the house is gorgeous. Innkeeper Joanna helped make our trip so wonderful. She gave us personalized restaurant and tourist information. We spent 10 days at the Akwaaba and found the location perfect and transportation easy. We loved our fourth floor room. We also enjoyed our fellow guests who were a mixture of international and American visitors - working and those on vacation. We would HIGHLY recommend this B&B to anyone visiting the DC area.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Charlotte F
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Akwaaba turned out to be even more than we expected. It is a charming old home with a ton of character and in a great location. Plenty of opportunities abound to explore the local neighborhood, DuPont Circle, or the White House and Mall(only a mile away). The Metro is a short walk and once you figure it out is a terrific way to get around town.

Service was fantastic. Joanna, the innkeeper, is incredibly friendly and welcoming and always quick with a recommendation to a local restaurant or "must do". Breakfast was terrific every morning. Would highly recommend Akwaaba to anyone visiting DC, you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank bnygren
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

room was great, breakfast was very good and location is 30 min max from almost everywhere.
one tip - use the bus from this location as the metro is a bit far.
also claim 3 floor with no elevator can be challenging.

Room Tip: I would go for the lower floors
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank IsraeliG
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

I booked Akwaaba because a friend of a friend recommended it, knowing little about it. It turned out to be a very special experience - the decoration of the room took me by surprise - a most pleasant one. I felt I was a house-guest of a good friend. The breakfast was excellent, service most friendly and personalised. The atmosphere was such that one starts talking with other guests. The location was also excellent - close to supermarket and great restaurants.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank 256PurpleDragon
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

This B&B is a short walk from the Metro station, about 7 minutes even dragging luggage -- through nice neighborhoods, with great architecture. Restaurants are in easy walking distance. Stately old home, with well-appointed rooms. Mine had a Jacuzzi. The B&B is African-American-owned, and each room is themed to a different black writer. My room also had editions of great African-American writers, which I enjoyed reading over dinner. Innkeeper was friendly. Breakfast good.

One drawback is breakfast is served at 8, where everyone sits at the same big table. This means there isn't much flexibility in when you eat (unless you want cold cereal). But the innkeeper went out of her way to meet my food needs including soy milk and gluten-free toast (made into French toast! a real treat.)

I highly recommend this place.

Room Tip: Try to be on second floor to avoid lots of stairs.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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2  Thank marjoriehk
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

We stayed 3 nights we felt at home , It is clean .very Nice with old. Furniture .the staff is so helpfull. And chèerfull. Thé brekfast is so excellent ( 3 différent in 3 mornings) and névér eated. Such blueberry muffin. If. We Côme back from france we Will. Go to this place again thank You. Very much

Room Tip: We liked toni. Morrison room very quiet bécause. At thé back. Nô view but on noise
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Additional Information about Akwaaba DC

Address: 1708 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3104
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Washington DC
Price Range: £156 - £781 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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