Welcome to Our Neighborhoods - Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Embassy Row and Kalorama
Dupont Circle and Georgetown – convenient, walk-able European-style neighborhoods in the heart of downtown Washington, DC
The Embassy Circle Guest House is located in the beautiful Northwest section of Washington, DC in the convenient and historic Dupont Circle neighborhood. It is situated right on the border of Georgetown, another of DC’s most beautiful and popular historic neighborhoods. Both Dupont Circle and Georgetown are wonderfully walk-able areas filled with architectural treasures, gourmet food, and great art. Our District of Columbia Bed and Breakfast is a lovely 5-minute walk to the Dupont Circle Metro station along quiet neighborhood streets lined with grand private residences, foreign embassies, private art galleries, the Phillips Collection, and the Cosmos Club. A five-minute walk in the opposite direction, across the Dumbarton Bridge, puts you in the heart of Georgetown. Immediately surrounding our Dupont Circle B&B are dozens of foreign embassies, including Guatemala, Greece, Cyprus, Kenya, Indonesia, India, Ireland, Romania, Korea and Japan. Around the corner are the Woodrow Wilson House and the Textile Museum.
The Dupont Circle and Georgetown neighborhoods are a testimony to the value and success of historic preservation initiatives. Block after block, the streets are filled with original homes that have been lovingly restored to display some of the finest architecture in the city. On Saturday mornings, you can take a guided walking tour of Embassy Row and hear the stories of the original development of Dupont Circle and of the families that built and lived in its historic mansions.
If you enjoy good food, Dupont Circle and Georgetown provide as many restaurants and almost as many cuisines as we have embassies; and consistent with the European feel of these neighborhoods, many of the restaurants are open for late-night dining. On Sunday mornings, Dupont Circle hosts the city’s popular organic farmers’ market, the source of many of our breakfast selections.
Sheridan-Kalorama takes part of its name from Sheridan Circle, which was built as a tribute to General Philip H. Sheridan, a Civil War hero of the Army of the Cumberland. The entire Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood was originally part of the huge Kalorama Estate that was situated on a gentle hill overlooking the city. This estate was purchased at the turn of the 20th century in order to extend Massachusetts Avenue and create a boulevard of sumptuous estate-homes. Today the foreign diplomatic community is headquartered in Sheridan-Kalorama. Embassies and Ambassadorial Residences line Massachusetts Avenue from below Dupont Circle all the way to the Washington National Cathedral. The elegant Massachusetts Avenue – Embassy Row corridor and the surrounding Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood are full of spacious mansions in many architectural styles. A leisurely stroll through this fascinating architectural gallery is a pleasure not to be missed.