Location: a very pretty neighborhood 2 blocks from the Capitol with public transportation and plenty of good restaurants close by.
Breakfast: Celia offered a wonderful fresh mixed berry/fruit salad, local bakery bread for toast, wide selection of cereals and juices, delicious coffee, Washington Post or NY Times papers, plus delightful conversation as you wish -- in a sunny dining room. There is joyful art wherever you look -- a wonderful way to start the day!
Room: Clean, with a very comfortable bed, TV, stacked washer/dryer in closet. It adjoins a bright sitting room with more fascinating art and a great selection of books -- the perfect setting to ponder all the monuments and museums you have visited during the day.
Hospitality: Celia is a welcoming, delightful, easy going and fascinating hostess! I had many great conversations with her (one of her gorgeous cats joined us occasionally) and learned about lesser known DC history and areas to explore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Celia’s Place offers the closest access to the National Mall, the Smithsonian and the Monuments. Located at 3rd and Independence Ave SE, for tourists or researchers the home is literally across the street from the Library of Congress. Visitors can walk there or to the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Folger Shakespeare Library and Theatre, the National Gallery of Art, Botanic Gardens, Air and Space Museum and the new American Indian Museum. ... more less