Embassy Circle Guest House

A Convenient Dupont Circle Location

Embassy Circle Guest House is an oasis of elegance, convenience and warm, genuine hospitality.  Owned and managed by Raymond and Laura Saba, this extraordinary DC bed and breakfast is housed in a spectacularly renovated former embassy in Dupont Circle – DC’s most popular and convenient downtown neighborhood.

It’s not hard to figure out why people love Dupont Circle.  Our vibrant, cosmopolitan enclave, with its walkability score of 98, will remind you of your favorite European cities: everything you need is close by.  Walk to the Metro and great Washington DC restaurants along our beautiful neighborhood streets.  Cross the bridge to Georgetown for shopping or dinner. Enjoy coffee and gelato on your evening stroll.  Spend an hour – or an afternoon – in one of our bookstores.  Plan an afternoon to sight see in our gorgeous neighborhood and enjoy the splendid architecture of our many embassies, art galleries and grand private residences – or catch them as they fly by on your morning or evening run.  And when you have finished enjoying DC, curl up in our comfortable beds at our beautiful District of Columbia bed and breakfast and sleep like a baby until it’s time for breakfast!

Embassy Circle Guest House

A Labor of Love and Lunacy

Couple Opens Dream Business After Nightmarish Renovation
"… the Saba’s dreamed of starting a new business, a bed and breakfast, which they would live in and operate. In September 2003, their $1 million bid for the house at 2224 R St. NW was accepted. That’s when the complications began to mount. “We soon realized it was a much bigger project than anticipated and before beginning any renovations, the building needed to be stabilized because it was in danger of collapsing,” Raymond Saba said. Fire had almost disintegrated the rafters supporting the roof, but the extent of the damage had been disguised by covering the rotted timbers with plywood."

Embassy Circle Guest House Guests

Warm Hospitality & Wonderful Guests

Raymond and Laura Saba never thought they would be proprietors of B&B's. Raymond spent years at the World Bank while Laura worked in the retail and aerospace industries. Eventually they both quit their corporate jobs to own their own construction company, Raycon Incorporated, which has completed many interesting projects in the Washington, DC area, including some of DC’s favorite restaurants!  In fact, it was through the construction company that Raymond and Laura became owners of their first bed and breakfast, the Woodley Park Guest House, leading a team of friends and family in the purchase, renovation, and ongoing operation of this popular DC B&B.

Entertaining guests comes naturally to Raymond and Laura. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Raymond embodies the Lebanese tradition and spirit of generous hospitality, while Laura adds the all-American, native-Washingtonian welcome.

Not that they are all work and no play. Raymond and Laura enjoy getting out of DC to spend time with friends and family. Wherever they are, you can be sure they have found a scenic spot to relax and enjoy good food, good wine, good friends and good conversation.

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