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Enjoy the homelike comfort and downtown convenience for your stay in Washington DC. The Aaron Shipman House Bed and Breakfast is located a block north of Logan Circle at 13th and Q Street NW. Walk to the Walter E Washington Convention Center in about 15 minutes. We are located 4 blocks from the U Street Cardozo station of Washington's Metro system. Just 4 stops on the Metro will bring you to the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and the White House. A major bus line with stops within 2 blocks of almost every Museum and Monument is also right at the corner.
Our neighborhood is located just 6 blocks east of Dupont Circle, but offers its own collection of great restaurants, unique shopping, nightclubs, live theatre and local DC attraction. Enjoy Whole Foods Market or Safeway grocery's, Starbuck's and Caribou Coffee, Logan Tavern, Salsa, Policy. Posto, Stoney's, and Birch & Barley restaurants. The Studio Theatre, offering 2 stages of year round performances also calls Logan Circle home.
We offer visitors a choice of 6 individually decorated guest rooms, each with a private bath. In addition, we have a furnished Garden level 1 bedroom apartment, perfect for families or extended stays. Most of our home is also open for guests to relax including our first floor living room, and parlor, a covered lattice porch and fenced in yard with 2 working fountains, patio and English Garden with Arbor.
All visitors are welcomed to be true guests in the home. You are invited to make yourself comfortable in any of the common areas of the home. The first floor includes a large living room with 2 plush sofa's and over-sized reading chair. Adjacent to the living room, the central parlor offers a more intimate gathering opportunity with sofa and 2 chairs. Morning copies of the Washington Post can be found in the parlor each morning, and we keep many sightseeing guides to help plan day in the city.
Washington enjoys a fairly temperate climate. From early Spring to late Fall (except August) temperatures are generally favorable to being outside. Guests are welcomed to enjoy the porch, garden and patio. There are 2 working fountains and an unusually large, by city standards, yard and garden area.
We operate our Bed and Breakfast in the traditional European style; you are our personal guests in our private home. All guests are treated to a hot cooked breakfast, served family style each morning at the dining room table. Visitors can choose from 6 guest rooms, each with private bath or a fully furnished, private entranced 1 bedroom apartment. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the home.
All rooms include television with cable, alarm clock radio and telephone extension with free local and toll free calls. We welcome children of all ages. A portable "Pack and Play" is available for infants. For visitors traveling by car, we have limited off street parking by reservation.
Choice of 6 rooms with private bath
Fully furnished apartment
Family friendly- All children welcome
Complimentary Wireless Internet
TV with Cable in all rooms
Full Hot Cooked Breakfast each morning (except the Apartment)
Available off street parking
Garden, Victorian Porch and patio for warmer months
Exceptional downtown location
Walking distance or 2 stop Metro ride to Convention Center
10 Blocks from the White House
Safe walking neighborhood with great restaurants and shopping
Antique filled private home Bed and Breakfast
Pet free home
Smoking allowed only outside on the Porch or Garden areas
The Aaron Shipman House is located in Historic Logan Circle at 13th and Q. Streets. We are north of the White House by 10 Blocks and East of Dupont Circle by 6 blocks. Washington's new Convention Center is a 15-minute walk to the North entrance. The Metro (Washington's Subway) is north of the house by 4 blocks, an 8-10 minute walk at the U. Street/Cardozo station of the Green/Yellow lines. Travel to the Convention Center on the Metro is 2 stops. The National Mall is 4 stops, exiting at the Archives/Navy Memorial Station. This station is 1 or 2 blocks from the American History and Natural History buildings of the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art.
In addition to excellent Metro access, we are also 1 block from the 50 series bus lines that travel south on 14th street, with stops within 2 blocks of the Holocaust Museum, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Air and Space Museum, Jefferson Memorial, WWII, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress and Supreme Court.
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Bed & Breakfast Accommodations, LTD.
1339 14th Street NW
Washington DC 20005
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Steven Lucas for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
We enjoy the company of two different types of guests. It's an even split between business travelers and vacationers.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
People remember us for our reasonable rates and full family style breakfast. We love our home, we personally restored it and it shows.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Travelers who have never been to Washington D.C. should be sure to visit the Smithsonian Museums and numoerous historical monuments the city has to offer.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
We receive many compliments, but guests seem to really enjoy the architecture and décor of the house most.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
People who have never traveled to D.C. are surprised by just how much history is located throughout the city.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
For travelers staying more than just a weekend we suggest they take in the sights and visit some of the 15 Smithsonian Museums, 15+ monuments/memorials, and 13+ private museums.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Visitors can walk to the White House, the Washington Convention Center and several museums.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Washington has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the US. All types of food are available, mostly from local, independent (not chain) restaurants.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 6 rooms plus a furnished apartment.
Do you accept pets?
We are not able to accommodate pets.
All children welcome with open arms !!!!