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Welcome to our Washington DC Bed and Breakfast

Happy Holiday Season from all of us at American Guest House, a Washington, DC bed and breakfast, the preferred Dupont Circle Bed and Breakfast.  We are looking forward to seeing all those rosy cheeks come through the front door as the temperatures drop and the number of layers multiply.  D.C. is a beautiful city to explore during the Holidays, between the National Christmas tree, to the lit up streets of Georgetown dazzling all who traipse across the cobblestone, there is a little bit of wonder for everyone.  Here at our DC bed and breakfast we love seeing all the new faces, and sharing our little slice of D.C. history with you.

Why Stay at this Bed and Breakfast in DC?

Everyday we receive kind words from our guests expressing their appreciation for the personal touch that we provide here at this Bed and Breakfast in DC.  Exploring or simply navigating a new city can be quite exciting but also intimidating.  Our Innkeepers are here to answer any questions you may have, as to help make this as enjoyable an experience as possible.  Whether it be which bus to take, monument to visit, or restaurant to visit, we have all the answers!  In addition, our historical row house on the coveted streets of Upper NorthWest D.C. is a unique experience itself.  Many travelers are looking to enrich their life with character and charm, two qualities that we are proud to say are abundant here at the Guest House.  Kick back, relax, and enjoy the amenities that a run-of-the-mill lodging option would offer, but do so in style and with warm.  We look forward to making your stay a trip to remember!

Location of our DC Bed and Breakfast

Washington, D.C. is commended for it’s variety of public transportation, and our DC Bed and Breakfast is near all of the different types! Located in the Upper Northwest quadrant of D.C., you can’t walk more than a couple of blocks without hitting a bus stop, metro station, bike share dispenser, cab stop or walking trail.  About a mile from the White House and 2 miles from the National Mall, you can experience the authentic D.C. lifestyle in the coveted Dupont Circle neighborhood, and be in the thick of the tourist hot spots in less than 15 minutes.  Restaurants, bars, shops, embassies, and parks line Connecticut Avenue are just down the hill in one of the safest neighborhoods in the city!  If location is a big priority for you as a traveler, it doesn’t get much better than this bed and breakfast near the White House.

Restaurants near our Washington DC Inn

There are restaurants for every taste and budget all around our DC Inn,  as close as a block away.  Deciding on what to eat may be the hardest decision, but we have compiled a Restaurant List to help you decide.  Bon Appetit!

A slice of American History

Forty is the new thirty. And that’s how this American Guest House feels. Dating back to 1893 when it was built for the Counsellor of the French Embassy, this boutique establishment has extraordinary craftsmanship. Even today, you would never be able to tell that the walls inside are the age of a well-manicured woman. Because of the meticulous care the owners put into keeping this house restored, those who enjoy antiques will appreciate the details inside. From the escalating staircase, to the glass tiles on the fireplaces, it all adds up to one fabulous bed and breakfast.

But lets take a blast from the past before I get ahead.  The Rosans were searching for a DC bed and breakfast. But they never found anything quite then. One day, back in 2003, they were driving down Columbia Rd. Mr. Rosan saw the FORE SALE sign and immediately pumped the breaks. He wondered why he’d never seen this four-story white house before. But with a phone call, lots of work, and patience, the Rosans finally found their dream business. From there they did everything: cooking, cleaning, innkeeping, reservations. It’s what one would consider B&B thesis.

Now, many years later, things are still running smooth and the house is as gorgeous as ever.

Room Rates and Room Sizes at our DC Inn

Offering four (4) single occupancy rooms and eight double occupancy rooms rates ranging from $159 to $239 + tax per night.  Our rates also include complimentary hot breakfast every morning, WiFi, luggage storage, maid service, and access to all of DC’s best places to be. Our rooms are not corporate in style, but instead encapsulate an antique feel with modern amenities. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom.  If you enjoy cosy, we are it!

30% Big Bus Tour Discount for you

Have you seen the big red double decker buses rolling around D.C.?  If you are looking for a more comprehensive tour of the city, with a D.C. veteran to provide narration during your travels, this is the tour for you!  See something you like along the way?  Hop off the bus, take a few pictures and read the plaques, and then hop right back on.  Take advantage of this new low Big Bus Tour price today by speaking to an innkeeper.

Save 18$ off of the All Loops 48 Hours Tour (reg. $59) which includes admission to the Madam Tussaud Museum and a Potomac River Cruise.

Save $15 off of the All Loops 24 hours Tour (reg. $49 adult, $29 child) which includes admission only to the Madam Tussaud Museum.

What’s for Breakfast?

As you’ve probably seen in the reviews, Chef Kevin wows our guests time and time again with his delectable breakfast creations.  Whether it be savory quiche or a scrumptious baked french toast casserole, Chef Kevin really works hard to give the guests what they want.  Do you have a special dietary restriction?  That is no match for Chef Kevin.  He is known for whipping up something special for the guests with limited options, and incorporating gluten-free recipes into the rotation.

Check out our breakfast page for more pictures and descriptions of Chef Kevin’s well known dishes.

Business Means Business at this Bed and Breakfast Near White House

By being located less than 0.1 miles from the Washington Hilton hotel, 0.8 miles from the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 0.8 miles from the Wardman Park Marriott, and 1.6 miles from the Walter E Washington Convention Center, our Washington DC Bed and Breakfast is close enough to provide you with an easy commute but far enough to give you a sanctuary of restful slumber where your troubles become moot.

The American Honor System
We honor your time in hopes you’ll honor our dime. Take any snack, refreshment, or fax that you please, as long as you place into the honor system box your due fees.

Washington DC Government Per Diem Rates for DC.  Per Diem Rates will increase as of 10/01/15.  Our most expensive room rate is $239 and it includes free hot breakfast. View our exact room rates by checking our availability.


Washington DC Getaways

Inspire the inner you, visit the myriad of attractions, mostly free of charge Washington DC Sites and Attractions.  


One of the best parts about Washington, D.C., is that the Smithsonian Institution provides free entrance to all of the museums on the Mall.  The Air and Space Museum is often times the top choice.  Stop by and see one of Amelia Earhart’s old planes!


A note from your Innkeepers:

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Great day to visit the Smithsonian Museums.  The weather is perfect for walking around the National Mall and visiting the many monuments.  If you want to get into the Christmas spirit then the Naitonal Zoo is presenting the ZooLights  begining tomorrow 11/27 and  visit Mount Vernon for a glimpse of George Washington-inspired Christmas beginning tomorrow 11/27.

Meet the American Guest House Family:

Meet the Rosan Family.

From right to left: Claudio Rosan, Lucia Rosan, Matthew Rosan