Embassy Circle Guest House

What our guests say about Embassy Circle Guest House B&B

If you agree that one of the greatest benefits of traveling the world is meeting interesting people, you will especially enjoy our charmingly cosmopolitan inns. It is not unusual for us to host guests from many different nations and continents. Tourists and business travelers, researchers and educators, artists, writers, politicians and political activists gather around the breakfast table daily. The conversation is wide-ranging and spirited, and you may leave the table with a list of exhibitions to see, restaurants to try, books to read, movies to view, classes to take, issues to follow, new contacts to pursue – or new friends and new countries to visit!

“Thank you for the best hospitality I have ever encountered in my travels around the world. Your guest house is truly beautiful and exquisitely comfortable. The location – a safe and beautiful neighborhood of elegant period homes, close to the Metro and many excellent neighborhood restaurants, cafes, shops and art galleries … could not be more pleasant or convenient. Thoughtfulness is evident in everything, from the bedside lamps, to the highest quality foods for breakfast. But above all, I appreciated the warmth and sincerity with which you and your staff welcomed me and made me feel at home throughout my stay.”
Camrose Burdon – Ottawa, Canada

“We have stayed in many excellent B&B’s in several countries in the last few years, and Embassy Circle is up there with the very best. A beautiful home in an excellent location, with hospitality that would be hard to beat. If we failed to complete our sightseeing schedule, it was only because we spent far too long at the breakfast table enjoying the company of our fellow guests and hosts.”
Jane & Tim Rowley – UK

“We had a wonderful time here. Obviously, the building and rooms are beautiful. But the conversations, at breakfast and in the evening before dinner, have been terrific, adding character to the space.”
Robert Miller and Donna Brooks – New Hartford, CT

“Nous avons été charmés par cette maison située dans un quartier haut de gamme, tranquille et sécuritaire. Cette propriété centenaire, ancienne ambassade abandonnée, a été entièrement rénovée en conservant le style et le charme d’époque, tant a l’extérieur qu’a l’intérieur. L’accueil est très chaleureux, amical et professionnel. On peut facilement rejoindre à distance de marche une station de métro, plusieurs restaurants et l’historique quartier de Georgetown. Donc, une excellente découverte que nous recommandons sans hésitation!”
Marie & Gilles Jodoin – Montreal, Canada

“Where to begin? The location is ideal, a couple of blocks from the Dupont Circle metro stop. The neighborhood is safe, lovely, and best of all, quiet … but restaurants, stores and nightlife are mere blocks away. The house itself is quite wonderful. The architecture has been preserved through a thorough and thoughtful renovation and the result is a clean, bright, elegant and comfortable place to stay. Breakfast and snacks are great … organic yogurt, scrumptious fruit salads, fresh-baked scones, etc., all consumed in good company. The thing that impressed me most was the people. My hosts, Laura and Raymond, were charming and considerate and the guests were delightful. We had dinner one night, courtesy of a guest and Raymond, and sat and talked for hours. You won’t miss not having a television. I will definitely stay here again.”
Stephanie Goetz – Park Ridge, IL

“To share the gift of conversation at the breakfast table with people from all around the world is a pleasure I have denied myself for too long. Thank you for being an oasis.”
Swanie Schmidt – San Diego, CA

“What a wonderful and warm welcome in a large city. Laura, Raymond and their staff treat you like family. The Dupont Circle location is convenient to the Metro on a quiet, tree-shaded street. The neighborhood has easy walking to eclectic shopping and vibrant dining. An amazing value! Thank you.”
Jim & Kay Maynard … Mukilteo, WA

“Seven women, three generations of one family, discovered the Embassy Circle Guest House online and descended on it for a weekend stay. Everything about our stay delighted all generations. The guest house is an extraordinary restoration: the room accommodations are beautiful, the housekeeping A-plus, and the breakfast a treat. The area is quiet and nights are undisturbed by city chaos. The location is perfect for sightseeing. Many sites were easily walk-able, even by the oldest, and the metro was very convenient. The hosts and staff were so friendly we considered adopting them into the family. We will treasure and discuss our experience often.”
Nora O’Malley – USA

“Laura & Raymond … Thank you for a truly special visit. Embassy Circle Guest House should really be named Embassy Circle Guest “Home” since you both give so much of yourselves and you have made such a beautiful home for your guests. After such an enjoyable first morning at breakfast with both of you and the other guests, I couldn’t wait to share the next two! Nellie, you add such a beautiful spirit and your hospitality is unsurpassed. I can’t wait for my next visit to DC.”
Maryanne O’Malley – USA

“One of the finest travel accommodations that I have ever experienced. An outstanding property, renovated to perfection. But most importantly, simply the best service possible.”
Bruce Gibson … Markham, Ontario Canada

“Outstanding place with amazing warm welcome. The kindness of staff and owners is beyond imagination. Merci encore et a bientôt.”
Pierre Cohen … Paris, France & San Francisco, CA

“We arrived tired and hungry. We left rested, refreshed and well fed with food and conversation. The staff was helpful and accommodating as we made reservations, and as we arrived we felt at home. The owners could not have been more gracious, offering us retreat, refreshment and space to be alone. Our family came to visit us here and was equally welcomed. We have lived around the world and stayed in some of the most famous hotels The Embassy Circle Guest House surpasses them all for us and we recommend it wholeheartedly.”
David and Karen Miller – Key Biscayne, FL & New Haven, CT

“Laura, Raymond, Ingrid and Nelly … a sincere thank you for the warm, considerate welcome we have received at Embassy Circle Guest House. The location is wonderful, as is the service, the clean and elegant rooms, the delicious breakfast and the continuous attention to detail. We all agree that this feels like a home away from home and we have enjoyed our stay tremendously.”
Mohammad Kubba & Family … London, UK

“Wonderful, cozy relaxing place in a beautiful neighborhood. We really felt at home and met interesting people. A really different experience!”
Luca & Danielle Botter … London, UK

“Our good memories of Washington, DC shall forever be strongly linked to the Embassy Circle Guest House. We very much enjoyed our stay here and we will recommend this Guest Houses to all of our friends. Thanks and best regards.”
Eirik & Kristin Anfinsen – Norway

“Our third stay and once again it feels like an oasis. This lavishly and lovingly restored mansion offers the most comfortable shelter we’ve enjoyed anywhere in the world. Raymond and Laura and staff are always on site and ready to help. Breakfast is incredible and conversations with other guests from all over the world are always engaging and often surprisingly fun. We’ve stayed in different rooms and they are all beautiful and equally comfortable. We wouldn’t stay anywhere else in DC!”
Richard Weiss and Joella Jones … Cleveland, OH

“Choosing accommodations via the internet can be risky. Our experience with you and your staff was delightful! Your home is beautiful and elegant … your staff is helpful and friendly … we were made to feel like old friends. We look forward to our next visit!”
Randall & Noreen Roberts – Sherwood Park, Canada

“As a female traveler it’s wonderful to have a “home away from home”. Embassy Circle Guest House has become that for me. The owners and the staff feel like family. The neighborhood is beautiful with easy access to shopping and fine restaurants. I walked to a charming little restaurant just a block away and was warmly welcomed. I returned to the Inn after 10:00 PM and felt perfectly safe on the well-lit street. In the mornings I enjoyed jogging through the neighborhood and identifying the many nearby embassies. The Metro, Washington’s efficient subway system is an easy walk from Embassy Circle. At Embassy Circle I was treated like a dignitary and felt like a queen. Thank you!”
Lily Grove – Park City, UT

“The elegance of Washington, DC and the ambiance of home. We will never stay in a Washington, DC hotel again. Raymond, Laura, Nellie, Ingrid and staff welcomed us as if they had known us forever.”
Charlie and Judie Kupperman … Canterbury, NH

“The Embassy Circle Guest House was an exceptional find for us! Its location is perfect – quiet, safe, tree-lined streets, close to restaurants and the Metro. We loved the large lovely rooms and calming atmosphere of Embassy Circle. The owners, Laura and Raymond, were extremely interesting and helpful in so many ways. We enjoyed the leisurely breakfasts before we started our day, and the opportunity to sit in the cozy living room for an evening chat. It was a totally refreshing experience for us!”
Cathy and Tim Schutz – Westlake Village, CA

“Embassy Circle Guest House is situated in the most beautiful district in Washington DC. We have been able to walk everywhere from here! This B&B is impeccably clean and very elegant. It is a home away from home!”
Liviu Golumbovici – Cape Town, South Africa

“I was offered wine, driven to work on a snowy day, and enjoyed great conversation. Who could ask for anything more? The new guest house is both elegant and warm.”
Tara Cousineau … Boston, MA

“This has been like staying in the elegant and well-appointed home of dear friends. You have made this the best ever visit to the US. Many thanks!”
Diana Legge … London, England

“A beautifully restored embassy with the warmth and comfort of home. A B&B with a generous, open heart! Laura and Raymond and their staff welcome you with their genuine hospitality, and the delicious food and lively conversation set the tone for your day. A generous spirit is extended outward. How could we not enjoy ourselves?”
Bruce and Katherine Shurtz – Kalamazoo, MI

“From the moment we walked through the front door it felt like home! The magnificent restoration is awe-inspiring. The architecture, antiques and splendid artwork are a visual treat that would satisfy any soul; but what makes a home exude warmth is the people inside. Nelly and Ingrid greeted us right away with smiles and could not do enough for us. Chatting at breakfast with fascinating guests from around the world was an added delight. Thanks for your kind hospitality. We could not have chosen a more comfortable home surrounded by the best company anywhere.”
Merillyn and Marty Chicknavorian … Fitchburg, MA

“This has been one of my most pleasant stays to date! I was greeted warmly and treated like family from the moment I walked in the door. As I was walking in, I was kindly fixed a plate of delightful fresh fruit, honey yogurt and exotic cheeses. The room was spacious and immaculate, with very comfortable linens and beautiful rugs. The whole place felt like home. Staying at the Embassy Circle Guest House is like stepping into and ever-shifting micro-community, a home away from home situated in a beautiful, convenient part of DC. My only regret is that I couldn’t stay longer.”
Linda Brunjes – San Francisco, CA

“When searching for accommodations in DC we were upset we could not find a vacant hotel. After staying at Embassy Circle we would never choose to stay in a hotel again. There is no comparison! From the minute you walk through the door you will realize this bed and breakfast is special. The house is beautiful, with soaring ceilings and custom doors and moldings. The architecture is only surpassed by the service, conversation and hospitality from owners Raymond and Laura, as well as the staff, Nelly and Ingrid. If you are looking for a special stay, we highly recommend Embassy Circle.”
Dan and Lucy Sullivan … Boston, MA

“Our stay at Laura and Raymond’s guest house was absolutely delightful. They are more like family and friends than owners. The rooms are large and comfy. The home is beautifully restored. It is like coming home only better. Laura and Raymond are delightful, warm, funny and gracious hosts. It has been one of the nicest stays we’ve ever had in DC and we are looking forward to seeing them again next year.”
Bill and Sally Prosser … Murrieta, CA

“Besides the beauty of the inn and the charm of its location, Embassy Circle Guest House is a place of rare spiritual and intellectual nourishment. It’s a reason to come to DC.”
Larry Watts … Bucharest, Romania

“A tranquil jewel in a hectic world!”
Rita and Jim Odlum – Mission Viejo, CA

“I’ve found the perfect spot! Exquisite furnishings, central location, unforgettable scones for breakfast and gracious hosts. Never again will I stay in a hotel in Washington, DC! Thank you for turning a business trip into a relaxing visit.”
Leigh Anne Fraley … Milwaukee, WI

“Absolutely beautiful! I can’t recommend Embassy Circle highly enough. The best part of my business trip to DC was the evenings and mornings spent in my tranquil, beautiful room reading and reflecting. Laura, Raymond, Nelly and Ingrid were all warm, gracious and very caring. I’ll be back with friends!”
Trudy Kareus – Frisco, CO

“Excellent service, stunning ambiance, helpful staff. We were sorry not to be able to spend more time.”
Peter & Gill McGivern … Wrexham, North Wales, UK

“What a wonderful alternative to a hotel! I truly loved my stay here at ECGH and instantly felt right at home. Our hosts and their staff treated us like family. The moment we arrived we were offered cookies and tea. The home is exquisite. The Saba’s have wonderful taste and beautiful and gracious hearts. Very helpful, kind and hospitable! I will visit again.”
Kristin Montalbano – Baton Rouge, LA

“What an amazing experience to be among the first guests to stay at your Embassy Circle Guest House. It was 5 days of absolute pleasure! The warm environment of “mi casa es su casa” has never been more prevalent than in the hospitality that you and Raymond, Nelly and Ingrid shared with us. Our daughter was so comfortable that she was truly heartbroken to leave. You have our most sincere thanks and heartfelt appreciation.”
Margaux and Rick Lara – El Paso, TX

“My short stay was just perfect. Thank you for my charming, comfortable room; good breakfasts; and your kindness and advice on discovering DC. I will surely be recommending you to my friends and I will be back!”
Jan Archibald – London, UK

“In the lap of luxury without the pretension, that’s how my stay felt. The rooms were incredibly inviting, especially the comfortable beds. Everything was elegant but not inaccessible. Laura and Raymond were excellent hosts, ready to engage in conversation or just let me be. The staff was very pleasant as well. You have a great team!”
Gibran Bouayad – Monterey Park, CA

“We were received very warmly by Laura and Raymond. We had very interesting conversations regarding world and current events! We were amazed by the beautiful interior decor and all the details and finishes. The breakfasts were lovely and we felt very much at home. We will always remember the experience and would love to return in the near future. Thank you for everything.”
Paul and Zaroug Ishkanian – Toronto, Canada

“What a privilege to be among Laura and Raymond’s first guests at the new Embassy Circle Guest House! The historic house is beautifully restored and decorated. The neighborhood is charming and located in a marvelous area of the city close to the Dupont Circle Metro and several excellent museums. The staff is warm and welcoming and the rooms are very comfortable. Breakfast is delicious, especially the marvelous fruit salad, and the Guest House is a delightful treat and warm respite after days of sightseeing.”
Phyllis and Richard Coombe – Grahamsville, NY

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2224 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
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