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American Guest House

3.5-star3.5 stars
2005 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC, 20009, United States of America

Victorian B&B within easy reach of Smithsonian's National Zoo
  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi
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COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • What we LIKED about our stay in Room 403 at the American Guest House: 1) friendly staff;…Dec. 10, 2019
  • Attentive staff, well-kept and very clean. Very quiet!Nov. 16, 2019

American Guest House

from A$335
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Room 202 (1 queen bed max 2 people))
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Room 203 (1 queen bed max 2 people))
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Room 301 (1 queen bed max 2 people))
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Room 302 (1 queen bed max 2 people))
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Room 303 (1 queen bed max 2 people))
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Room 401)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Room 402)
  • Room, Private Bathroom (Room 403)
  • Room, Private Bathroom ( Room 204 (1 Double Bed Max 2 People))

What’s around American Guest House


  • In Dupont Circle
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 38 min walk
  • Washington Monument - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km

Getting around

  • Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) - 20 min drive
  • Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) - 54 min drive
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 35 min drive
  • College Park, MD (CGS) - 36 min drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark) - 35 min drive
  • Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton) - 32 min drive
  • Manassas, VA (MNZ-Manassas Regional) - 48 min drive
  • Alexandria Station - 13 min drive
  • New Carrollton Station - 16 min drive
  • Washington Union Station - 17 min drive
  • Dupont Circle Station - 9 min walk
  • Woodley Park-Zoo Station - 14 min walk
  • U Street Station - 20 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and an access code. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (15 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1893
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

American Guest House’s small print

Also known as

  • American Guest House B&B Washington
  • American Guest House Bed & breakfast Washington
  • American Guest House B&B
  • American Guest House Washington
  • American Guest House
  • American Guest House Hotel Washington Dc
  • American Guest House B&b
  • American Guest House Washington
  • American Guest House Bed & breakfast
  • American Guest House Hotel Washington Dc


This property requires the credit card holder to complete and sign an authorization letter in advance when reserving multiple rooms or making a reservation on behalf of another guest. A 5% fee is incurred when the credit card used for the reservation is not presented at check-in.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-in between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for American Guest House

  • Does American Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, American Guest House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at American Guest House?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at American Guest House?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at American Guest House.
  • Are pets allowed at American Guest House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at American Guest House?
    You can check in from 4 PM - 9:30 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near American Guest House?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Russia House Restaurant and Lounge (5-min walk), McClellan's Retreat (5-min walk), and Thaiphoon (5-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at American Guest House?
    No, this bed & breakfast doesn't have a casino, but MGM National Harbor (27-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at American Guest House and nearby?
    Recommended spots to visit include Walter E. Washington Convention Center (2 mi) and Washington Monument (2.4 mi).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 28 reviews

Very good 8.0
Great breakfast and service
I stay here because of the fabulous breakfast which will get you through at least half a day! It is generous and delicious. Shelly is new and her food was better than my last stay which was still great. Service is friendly and personal. The room was quiet, spotless and comfortable but the decor is a little odd (rm 204). It’s functional and fine for a single business traveller but I wouldn’t like the room for a romantic getaway. You can walk to Dupont Circle and the area is safe. Ideal for single woman traveler. Solid and will go again.
ca2 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Old building with some history. It is clear that the staff and management take pride n maintaining the residence. Staircase is tilted somewhat, which I noted because I was on the fourth floor and there is no elevator.
us3 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Unique house with smaller but serviceable rooms. Old feel but cozy.
us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Architecturally wonderful. Very homey feel. Staff were highly attentive.
us5 night trip
Very good 8.0
I usually stay in hotels when I travel for work but this time I stayed at this charming bed and breakfast. It felt so nice an homey. The room had everything I needed, the bed was very comfortable, and the breakfast (made to order) in the morning was excellent. It was nice to chat with the other guests (only 16 total at any given time). I ended up working out of the parlor after check out. It was very quiet and relaxing. I would stay here again for sure.
us2 night business trip
Poor 2.0
What you see is not what you get
This hotel should NO LONGER be a choice on The 4th flour room did not have a secure lock rather one that could easily be opened with a paper clip (bathroom entry from outer hallway). The advertised“gourmet breakfast” was hardly that, and cooked in a kitchen with dirty dish clothes. Worse, the ceiling fan over the bed was hanging on six inches of wires. We had to change rooms after a phone call with the manager who blamed us for knocking down the ceiling fan/light fixture but told the day help that her husband had hung it that way so it wouldn’t rattle. The “designer linens” were stained and far from high end. A handyman was called in to fix the ceiling fan, when it should have been done by a licensed electrician. We doubted the safety of all of the work done in this historic building. The decor was cheap and sloppily done. A sign taped to the 10’ ceiling in our room said to open the vent on the ceiling if we were too cold. There was no way to reach the vent Do NOT stay at this hotel.
Linda, us4 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely gem in Washington. Bed was a little too soft for my liking. Breakfast was absolutely delicious. The homemade waffles are worth going back for.
C, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hidden gem in a perfect part of town. Safe, close to restaurants, and fantastic service.
Joan, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The property has a lot of character, the room was well appointed and the staff very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was superb. However, there is no elevator. While this was not an issue for us, some of the guests were not happy as this fact is not explicitly made clear.
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
DC Overnight
Overnight stay before a conference, great location, excellent staff.
John, us1 night romance trip

American Guest House