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Mays Landing, United States
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The Akwaaba DC was a perfect choice to celebrate both my husband's birthday and our 35th wedding anniversary. Our innkeeper Kim delivered exceptional service and her cooking skills were amazing. The Zora Neale Hurston room was exactly as depicted on the website, well appointed with a large modern bathroom and plenty of space to lounge and read. Akwaaba is located...

1Thank Gina M
york pa
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We meet our innkeeper Nani at the door and she was She was extremely accommodating and very knowledgeable about the area. The room had an updated bathroom and was very large. The bed was comfortable. We stayed in the Langston Hughes and enjoyed the balcony overlooking the street. The location is fantastic. It is close to restaurants, shopping, the museums,...

2Thank Robert S
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Our time spent in Akwaaba was absolutely perfect. Our Innkeeper Nani was amazing, her customer service was fantastic. She helped us out with navigating the metro and bus lines, made suggestions on places to eat and all in all was what made our stay so great. The rooms themselves were great as well. Clean and had nice amenities. Our time...

2Thank GregAnneStan
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

A perfect place to stay in an inviting setting in the heart of one of of the most exciting and beautiful cities in the world. The guests included world travelers who melded for happy hour that lasted for hours. What a joy to have the best innkeeper and housekeeper in the Capitol of the United States! Merci beaucoup!

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our 9 days at Akwaaba in Washington. The bed and breakfast accommodation is of a very high standard and the 2 ladies who looked after us were excellent and nothing was too much trouble for them. The breakfast was of a very high standard and we also thought the happy hour food and nibbles at 5pm was...

2Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I had been travelling alone for the past 6 days in the U.S. and missing the interaction with company at the end of the day. Additionally, although I had been paying top dollar for accommodation in Chicago and New York, the quality of the rooms left a little to be desired. That all changed at the Akwaaba. Bedrooms were beautifully...

1Thank Paul D
Reviewed 3 August 2016

My husband and I stayed int he Romance room for a quick romantic anniversary getaway. The Inn keepers, Nani and Kim, were extremely friendly, unobtrusive, kind, and helpful. In fact, we had to check out before breakfast on our 2nd night and a wonderful packed breakfast with a granola bar, apple, Greek yogurt, and hard boiled egg was placed in...

1Thank Cheri B
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with a getaway to Washington DC. After careful research, we chose to stay at the Akwaaba D.C. From the moment we arrived, we fell in love with the place! The decor, the warmth, the many special touches, and the location in beautiful Dupont Circle, were delightful. Our innkeeper, Nani, could not...

1Thank Camille N
San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Akwaaba Inn DC has the essential features of the best B&Bs: a hot breakfast cooked and served by the innkeeper at a big table seating 8 or more people that you can meet and talk with over breakfast, and a common area sitting room. The inn is in a lovely area of the city, about a 10 minute walk...

1Thank operafan47
West Sussex
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Great location within walking distance of the historic sights. Our room was cosy room, reflecting the quirky decor used throughout the property. And in an expensive city the accommodation is very fairly priced. Innkeepers Nani and Kim were so welcoming and full of tips to make business and pleasure in DC a breeze. Oh, and great breakfast!

1Thank sareoz

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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: $196 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Akwaaba Dc Hotel Washington Dc
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“Check out the website, and read the reviews!”
 of 5 bubbles 87marisac, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I loved the Inspiration Room. Would definitely be happy in the Zora room or the Langston room as well!”
 of 5 bubbles SammIAm3, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Walter Mosley room could use some updating, most rooms are gorgeous!”
 of 5 bubbles Mary_A193, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Langston Hughes room on the third floor is beautiful and has a two person Jacuzzi tub!”
 of 5 bubbles 244erint, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms in the front are larger! Ask what floor your room is on..no elevators!”
 of 5 bubbles veronicagP4698OP, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
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