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Reviewed 17 April 2011

I spent four nights at WIlliam Lewis House during a work/ leisure trip to Washington having booked it at the last minute and it far exceeded my expectations. The location is great, the room beautiful and spacious, and the breakfasts healthy and delicious. As other reviewers have noted, the owner can be elusive. I only saw him briefly one evening,...

1Thank waking2dream
New York, NY
Reviewed 17 March 2011

I have stayed here many times over the years and find the quirkiness of William Lewis House to be among its attractions. Rooms are well appointed and beds are very comfortable. Dave, the host, is also an educator so is not around most daytime hours but the property is well-managed and the large communal dining table is the breakfast meeting...

Thank JTGnyc
Reviewed 24 February 2011

We stayed here a few years back and it was OK so thought we would do so again. Big mistake. This poor host is BURNED OUT. The room has binder full of rules, big letter demands that guest read EVERYTHING before asking any questions, and charges for just about anything that irritates the host. In a two day stay, we...

2Thank TucsonLouise
Lawrence, KS
Reviewed 5 December 2010

I'm a Bed and Breakfast snob and this is the best one I've ever stayed at! Seriously. When choosing a B&B over a corporate hotel, I look for a unique and personal experience. I don't want some cookie cutter room, I want a home away from home. A great B&B has subtle little extras that make all the difference. This...

Thank Daveg66044
Edinburgh, UK
Reviewed 6 November 2010

OK - the house was beautiful. But the owner was out when I checked-in and no body was showing me around - strange B&B experience ... I had to find my room on my own. The room was nicely decorated, but next to the bathroom (rather noisy; I saw only one bathroom in the building). I am not sure if...

1Thank anonymous-visitor
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2010

We really enjoyed our stay here. Dave was a really friendly host and gave great recommendations on where to eat in the area. Breakfasts were great and the happy hour on Saturday evening was wonderful, with refreshing "Cape Cod's" and nibbles. We really loved just sitting around the breakfast table chatting to the other guests and hearing about their travel...

Thank DownunderSusie
Rehovot, Israel
Reviewed 13 October 2010

I got here at 11 in the night. They don't have 24 hour check in, so they leave a key in a lockbox. Its also a bit of a treasure hunt to find your way to your room going through multiple locked doors and to the house next door, but in the end I found it without problems. My queen...

Thank rehovot79
Reviewed 11 October 2010

Excellent accommodations near metro & major attractions. Five-minute walk to excellent eateries, Whole Foods. Five minutes more & you are at Dupont Cirlce or Phillips Collection Museum. Great breakfast & evening snacks. This lodging is actually 2 historic brownstones located side by side in a quiet, safe neighborhood. Beautiful deck for morning coffee or evening cigar. Clean bathroom, comfy bed,...

Thank drodar
Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 20 May 2010

What if I give you the fantastic review you've earned...and then can't get a room next time I want one? But oh, what a wonderful place to stay. In a lifetime of traveling, this is my favorite. Fabulously restored 3-story homes (2 side by side) with antiques and accoutrements to match, beautiful city garden, friendly, easily reached from the Metro...

Thank Lee J
Reviewed 18 May 2010

I need not rave further on how beautful the William Lewis House is; the hosts really spared no expense on making the guests feel at home. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and furnished such that it seemed we were staying in someone's bedroom. I liked how much thought was given to the little details, such as how each guestroom has...

Thank drunk-on-gin

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about William Lewis House

Address: 1309 R Street NW, Washington DC, DC
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range: $232 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — William Lewis House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
William Lewis House Hotel Washington Dc
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