Washington DC B&B

The two of you haven’t been to DC since you chaperoned your son’s 8th grade field trip, which, truth be told, wasn’t the optimum way to experience the city. You’re planning to stay for five days this time and you really want a special place to stay. You’ve travelled enough to know that the accommodation can make or break the trip. You’re looking for a place that is intimate, charming, comfortable, convenient and affordable. A place to call “home” for five days. So, not a big hotel.

AIRBNB offers an abundance of options to choose from in DC – lots of accommodations in lots of neighborhoods at lots of price points. You can correspond with the “host” and ask questions or get advice. You can read reviews and get a pretty good idea of the kind of experience awaiting you.

So, is AIRBNB your answer?

Personally, I would say, “No.” I would look for an intimate, charming, comfortable, convenient, and affordable B&B instead! In fact, I would look at DCINNS.com to find a couple of incredible choices  – Embassy Circle Guest House and Woodley Park Guest House – for my DC vacation.  

While picking an AIRBNB in Washington DC offers some nice advantages, there are risks and disadvantages as well. A couple of those risks and disadvantages are particularly important, as they can really have a negative impact on your trip. Read more »


Are you an adventurous traveler?  Do you enjoy unique experiences?  Do you want to discover the hidden places that tourists almost always miss?  If that description fits you, you are a perfect candidate for a B&B! Here’s a closer look at this special way to travel:

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People who stay at a Bed and breakfast

In the last 15 years of innkeeping, we’ve learned that not everybody should stay at a bed and breakfast. That is why we have come up with 5 reasons you might want to avoid staying at a B&B.

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Give the unforgettable gift of travel this holiday season! DC offers a dynamic getaway with world-class museums & galleries, a vibrant dining scene, incredible shopping, and more! A gift certificate for one of our beautiful DC INNS B&B’s is the perfect gift for anyone on your list.
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Your friends and family will love all our thoughtful amenities, including:

Bountiful breakfast buffet featuring local and organic ingredients

Luxurious linens and plush robes to relax in

Great coffee and an extensive selection of teas to accompany delicious afternoon treats

Evening socials with complimentary wine and beer

Incredible locations in upscale downtown DC neighborhoods

The most knowledgeable DC innkeepers to help you plan a truly memorable DC getaway!

 

Embassy Circle Gift Certificates Woodley Park Gift Certificates

Our inns will be closed for the Christmas holiday beginning December 19, 2015, but you can still purchase gift certificates while we’re away. Simply fill out the purchase form, and be sure to select “E-mail the gift certificate to the recipient” near the bottom. If you prefer to print it out and present the gift in-person, simply email it to yourself.


If you want to enjoy all the amazing shopping, museums, and dining in DC without crowds, consider visiting us this winter. The throngs of tourists have gone home, so you will be able to enjoy everything our beautiful city has to offer at a more relaxed pace. You can also take advantage of our great winter special at either Embassy Circle Guest House or Woodley Park Guest House.

 

Winter Vacation Special

Winter Vacation Special

Book 2 nights – Save $50

Book 3 nights – Get Your 3rd Night 1/2 Off

Book 4+ nights – Get Your 4th Night Free!*

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*Available January 1 – February 28, 2016. New reservations only; may not be combined with other offers or third party gift certificates.

 

Winter Vacation Special

Give the Gift of a Getaway…

Gift Certificates are the perfect gift for any occasion – weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, honeymoons, baby-moons, and weekend getaways. Purchasing Gift Certificates on our website is very easy. Enter the amount you wish to purchase, and print the Gift Certificate on your home computer.

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Your Last Chance to Win…

Congratulations to our all winners so far in our DC INNS 15th Anniversary Giveaway. We will have one more drawing in December for our last 3 nights to give away, so be sure to enter today!


Washington DC is more than business suits and sensible shoes.  DC’s hip, young professionals have a bold, independent, personal style, and our retail scene reflects their taste for NOT blending in with the crowd.  That’s made DC a great shopping city filled with clothing, accessories and home furnishings that appeal to all tastes and pocketbooks.

 

Love a Sale? Don’t Miss BOGO on DC INNS Gift Certificates!

Gift Certificates are great gifts for any occasion and for any time of year.  Between now and December 15th, we’re offering you a Bonus Certificate with each Gift Certificate you purchase, up to $1,000.

Buy $100 gift certificate   >>   Get a $10 bonus gift certificate

Buy a $250 gift certificate   >>   Get a $25 bonus gift certificate

Buy a $500 gift certificate   >>   Get a $50 bonus gift certificate

Buy a $1,000 gift certificate  >>  Get a $100 bonus gift certificate

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Our Guide for Finding Retail Bliss in DC

 Plan a DC shopping getaway now with our shopping in DC guide and enjoy finding unique gifts for everyone on your list without the holiday crowds.


 Ultra-luxe boutiques in Washington DCWhere to Shop for Over the Top!

NYC isn’t the only East Coast town offering ultra-luxe boutiques.  You’ll find all your favorites here in DC at City Center or in Friendship Heights.  Make a grand entrance in your new Jimmy Choo’s; buy a little bauble at Tiffany’s; accessorize with a new scarf or a statement tie at Hermes; attend the Washington Ballet in your Ferragamo ballet flats or Gucci loafers – and pick up an LV bag at Louis Vuitton to pack all of your new purchases for the trip home.

Prefer to find everything you need in the same place?  DC’s high-end department stores rival 5th Avenue.  Grab your shopping list and head to Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom’s Lord and Taylor or Macy’s.



Bargain Shopping in DCFeet Firmly on the Ground

So you’re pragmatic and you prefer a bargain to a splurge.  DC has great designer discounters that carry clothing, shoes, accessories and home furnishings.  The stores are a little more crowded, and the help is a little less attentive, but the bottom line on your receipt will be worth it in the end.



Elegant, Funky, One of a Kind DC ShopsSkipping along to your own Beat!

You never buy off the rack.  It’s boring – and it doesn’t reflect your style. You dress to express rather than impress. Well, DC is your shopping town!  The city is full of elegant, funky, one of a kind shops with unique collections that challenge conventional thought and create stand out looks.



Vintage and Resale Shopping in DCPreviously Owned?  (We’re not telling …)

DC has a crazy-good consignment shop scene.  This is an International city with great style and that’s reflected in the dozens of Second-Time-Around shops located throughout DC.  For a really fun treat, spend an hour at Secondi in Dupont Circle.  Rumor has it that Secondi is the favorite destination for diplomats who buy designer clothes, wear them once, and consign them to Secondi to help finance next season’s must-haves.



Smithsonian Craft FairIs it Art – or Craft?

The Smithsonian Craft Fair in April and the Smithsonian Craft to Wear Show in October are much-anticipated annual events in DC.  The beautiful furniture and jewelry at the Smithsonian Craft Fair will amaze and delight you.  The colors, textures and unique styling of the clothing at the Smithsonian Craft to Wear show will leave you in a quandary.  Should you hang your new garments in your closet – or on your living room wall?



Washington DC Museum ShopsIncredible Museum Shops – A Unique DC Shopping Experience

Have you ever traveled somewhere and thought, “Wow, I’ve never seen that before.”  That’s exactly how you’ll feel when you walk into any of DC’s magnificent museum gift shops.  Shop the Smithsonian Museums, or the National Gallery of Art, Hillwood and the Phillips Collection.  Trust us!  You WILL find the perfect gift for that person in your life who has everything.


Book your holiday shopping getaway at DC INNS and enjoy:

Incredible downtown location walking distance to dining, shopping, and the Metro

Delicious breakfast buffet offering organic, gluten and lactose-free options

Complimentary snacks, beer and wine in the afternoon

Award-winning guest services and stylish guest rooms

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And the Winners Are…

Congratulations to our all winners so far in our DC INNS 15th Anniversary Giveaway. We have 3 more nights to give away, so be sure to enter today!

  • Carmichael – 1 night at Embassy Circle Guest House
  • Di Paola – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House
  • Sobotka – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House
  • S. Gratzer – 1 night at Embassy Circle Guest House
  • J. Curtin – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House
  • J. Stotts – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House
  • C. Needham – 1 night at Embassy Circle Guest House
  • G. Powers – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House
  • M. Hirshmiller – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House
  • D. Malin – 1 night at Embassy Cirlce Guest House
  • T. Loot – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House
  • C. Goodwin – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House

 


Washington DC Vacations

September is one of our favorite times of year in DC. The crowds have gone home, and while the weather is still warm during the day, the evenings are cool and pleasant – perfect for walking around the city and enjoying upcoming events and festivals.  PLUS,  you can take advantage of our great specials on Washington DC vacations!

Fall Early Bird Special : September 2 – 10

Book 2 Nights ~ Save $50 Off Your Stay

Book 3 Nights ~ Get Your Third Night 1/2 Off

Book 4 Nights ~ Get Your 4th Night Free!

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6 More Reasons To Book A September Getaway

 

Jazz Fest Washington DC1. DC Blues Festival

September 5th – 1:00 pm -7:00 pm

Calling all jazz fans! This free annual festival at the Carter Barron Amphitheater includes a day of live blues music, workshops, and more. Featured artists include Sharrie Williams, James Armstrong, The Mojo Priests, Jackson and Oziel, and many others. Free.

 

 

 


Library of Congress2. Library of Congress National Book Festival

September 5th – 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Marking its 15th year anniversary, the National Book Festival is one of the pre-eminent literary events in the United States bringing together best-selling authors and thousands of fans for author talks, panel discussions, book signings, and more. Free.

 

 

 


Memorial Day Parade Wasington DC3. Labor Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol

September 6th – 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Enjoy a free performance by the National Symphony Orchestra performs on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Produced by the Kennedy Center, it features patriotic classics and celebrates the beginning of the performing arts season. Free.

 

 

 


Moonlight Trolley Tours of DC4. Monuments by Moonlight Trolley Tour

September 1st – 30th  – 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

There are few cities in the world that are more beautiful than DC by moonlight. This 2 1/2 hour guided tour provides fascinating glimpses into American history and gives you a chance to experience your favorite monuments and memorials in a whole new way.  $39 per person.  Tickets available at the Guest Houses.

 

 

 


Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Free For All5. Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Free For All

September 1st – 13th – 8:00 pm

Celebrating its 25th year, Free For All is a much-loved DC tradition offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public. Get tickets to their performance of A Midsummer’s Night Dream under the stars by entering their an online lottery, following them on social media or wait in line when they begin handing out tickets two hours before show time. Free.

 

 


DC Walking Tours6. WalkingTown DC

September 19th – 27th

Grab your walking shoes and enjoy over 50 free guided walking tours through DC’s most interesting neighborhoods, including Congress Heights, Herring Hill, St. Paul’s Rock Creek Parish, and our own Dupont Circle. Reservations are required for all tours. Free.

 

For savvy travelers, September is one the best times to take Washington DC vacations. The crowds have thinned but the weather is still warm, making it the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy one of these great DC September events. Hope to see you soon!

 


And the Winners Are…

Congratulations to our all winners so far in our DC INNS 15th Anniversary Giveaway. We have 6 more nights to give away, so be sure to enter today!

  • S. Gratzer – 1 night at Embassy Circle Guest House
  • J. Curtin – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House
  • J. Stotts – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House
  • C. Needham – 1 night at Embassy Circle Guest House
  • G. Powers – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House
  • M. Hirshmiller – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House
  • D. Malin – 1 night at Embassy Cirlce Guest House
  • T. Loot – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House
  • C. Goodwin – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House


New TripAdvisor Award Recognizes Establishments That Have Received the TripAdvisor
Certificate of Excellence for Five Consecutive Years.

TripAdvisor AwardEmbassy Circle Guest House and Woodley Park Guest House announced that both Washington DC Bed and Breakfast inns have been recognized as TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence “Hall of Fame” winners. The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. The ‘Hall of Fame’ was created to honor businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years.

Embassy Circle Guest House and Woodley Park Guest – both DC INNS properties – are owned and managed by sisters Laura Saba and Courtney Lodico, along with their husbands Raymond Saba and Joe Lodico. The two Guest Houses have been providing warm, personal hospitality for 8 years (Embassy) and 15 years (Woodley).

Both properties have consistently held top positions in Trip Advisor’s Washington DC Bed and Breakfast listings, together receiving more than 1,000 reviews.

Embassy Circle Guest House, located in Dupont Circle, offers 11 spacious and elegantly decorated rooms, as well as beautiful public spaces. Owners and hosts, Laura and Raymond Saba, take a personal interest in their guests, sharing breakfast, conversation, and an evening glass of wine (or two) with travelers from around the globe. The incredibly convenient downtown location, surrounded by embassies and close to Metro, restaurants, shops and DC attractions, makes Embassy Circle Guest House the perfect place to enjoy all that Washington DC has to offer.

Embassy Circle Guest House

“We are so excited to win this new Trip Advisor award. We have spent 15 years hosting guests from around the world- about 45,000 people between the two B&B’s – and we have had an absolutely wonderful time doing it! Our guests have clearly enjoyed the experience as well, posting great reviews and recommending us to friends, family and colleagues. What an incredible way to make a living – entertaining fascinating people from the US and abroad. People come back over and over again, and many of our guests have become lifelong friends” said Laura Saba.

Woodley Park Guest House

The Woodley Park Guest House has been the go-to-favorite bed and breakfast in Washington DC for the value minded traveler for the past 15 years. Staying at the Woodley Park Guest House is an experience in personal, world-class hospitality. Owners and hosts, Courtney and Joe Lodico, enjoy meeting and introducing their many first-time and repeat guests, as they join the daily breakfast conversation or share a cup of coffee or a glass of wine on the inviting front porch. The Guest House offers 15 urban-sized rooms that are all individually furnished for comfort and convenience. Located in a beautiful and historic neighborhood, the Woodley Park Guest House is just a 90 second walk to Metro. Because of its close proximity to two of DC’s busiest conference hotels the Guest House hosts a diverse and interesting group of business travelers and tourist from around the world.

“We are really thrilled to win TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame Award. We love being innkeepers and we have a very distinct style of hospitality that is pretty much in contrast with every other accommodation in DC. We favor conversation and generosity over TV’s and transactions. The Trip Adviser Hall of Fame Awards confirms that our brand of genuine, personal hospitality is understood and appreciated by our guests. That is very gratifying” said Courtney Lodico.

TripAdvisor
“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years is a remarkable feat. TripAdvisor is pleased to induct five-time award winners into the ‘Hall of Fame’,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on consistently delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive an improvement to hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.” When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.


Half Price Sundays When you Stay 3 Nights

We’re celebrating!  Both Embassy Circle Guest House and Woodley Park Guest House have won TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the 5th consecutive year and have been inducted into the TripAdvisor “Hall of Fame.” Experience the warm hospitality and excellent service that our guests have been raving about and take advantage of our long weekend DC lodging specials!

LONG WEEKEND SPECIAL TO EXPERIENCE ALL THAT DC HAS TO OFFER

Check In Friday, Check Out Monday, and get Sunday Night 1/2 Off

* Specials cannot be combined with other offers or 3rd party gift certificates.

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And the Winners Are…

Congratulations to our second three winners in our DC INNS 15th Anniversary Giveaway!

June Winners:

  • C. Needham – 1 night at Embassy Circle Guest House
  • G. Powers – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House
  • M. Hirshmiller – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House

May Winners:

  • D. Malin – 1 night at Embassy Cirlce Guest House
  • T. Loot – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House
  • C. Goodwin – 1 night at Woodley Park Guest House

 

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Book Your Long Weekend Getaway and Get Half Price Sundays

There’s so much to do in DC! Discover hot new restaurants, catch a concert, take a guided tour, or explore the iconic attractions of Washington, DC. And while your here, take some time to just relax and unwind. You really need an extra day to take it all in!

LONG WEEKEND SPECIAL : 1/2 PRICE SUNDAY

Check In Friday – Check Out Monday

Looking for an excuse to extend your next weekend break? Check in Friday, check out Monday and get Sunday night ½ off.

* Offer valid year round. Specials cannot be combined with other offers or 3rd party gift certificates.

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