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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 2 February 2014

My wife and I had an excellent time there. Joanne was extremely nice and professional. She recommended many restaurants and live events to go to all were within walking distance from the hotel. The Langston Hughes room we stayed in was nice and very spacious.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Our room was spacious and well appointed. Joanna was a terrific host and went out of her way to offer dining suggestions, transportation tips and arranging for taxi pickups. I certainly will check to see if Akwaaba is available the next time we visit Washington. Lloyd K

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Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 28 January 2014

We had a great experience at the Akwaaba in DC. It is a great location with easy access to the Metro and buses to anywhere in DC, as well as outstanding neighborhood options for restaurants. Joanna was so helpful in suggesting museums, checking on Metro schedules, and most importantly, providing an outstanding breakfast each o the mornings during our stay....

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 27 January 2014

After having tried over 5 hotels for a variety of business trips, my colleagues booked me this B&B, to try something new for the organisaton. It was my pleasure to be the guinea pig. It was a bit hard to get in the first time, as the note on the door asked me to call a US number, but as...

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Rosedale, New York
Reviewed 26 January 2014

The Akwaaba home was came up in my search for B&B's. The Langston Hughes suite was spacious, romantic and cozy. The decor was stunning and the books inside the rooms and all around the home set the tone. Joanna was provided gourmet meals at breakfast and tasty snacks at happy hour, Akwaaba is located in downtown Washington DC. We parked...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 January 2014

I work for a major hotel chain company and decided to bypass my hotel discount to finally check out the highly recommended B&B. This turned out to be a great decision to discover a wonderful little gem in my own backyard. I live/work/play in DC, and this was a lovely "staycation." The innkeeper, Joanna, exemplifies great customer service and anticipating...

1Thank Nicole B
Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We had the pleasure of spending two romantic nights at the Akwaaba DC. Our room, the Zora Neale Hurston, exceeded expectations. It is VERY spacious, with a charming window seat in the bay window, a cool reading chair, desk, comfy bed... Decor was charming. Joanna was very helpful in advising about wonderful local dining choices, and about getting to all...

1Thank Hiddenheavenfarm
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 15 November 2013

We had a great stay and really enjoyed the warm atmosphere. Breakfast was delicious. The room (we had modern classic) and the sanitary were beautiful, charming and cosy. This actually goes for the whole house. It was awesome!! We can absolutely recommend it!! The service and cooking of the innkeeper were perfect!

1Thank IngaWi
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect but it exceeded our expectations. Felt right at home from the very beginning. The innkeeper whose name was Joanna really knew her stuff. She was very helpful with things to do around town and cook a mean breakfast. We said we were going to come back 7 more times to try every room in the...

1Thank frankrolex3
Piscataway, New Jersey
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Akwaaba commends itself in so many ways ... location (in the heart of a vibrant cultural center of the District) ... facility (a thoughtfully-appointed brownstone with the comforts of home) ... service (which starts even before your arrival with a call from the innkeeper inquiring if you need directions or have any special requirements upon your arrival ... to a...

1Thank Reginald J

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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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Address: 1708 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3104
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Price Range: $241 - $381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Akwaaba Dc Hotel Washington Dc
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“Be aware that this is an old building and there is no elevator.”
c00kie2017, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Contact the innkeeper or booking agent to discuss which room would fit your needs.”
dlrsclay60, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms nice, but four floors and no elevator, if you have issues with stairs.”
garnettl2015, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If climbing stairs is a problem, don't book rooms on the upper floors!”
DrMichelle2015, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the front of the building are the largest.”
H6298ZPmichellem, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
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