Woodley Park Guest House

2647 Woodley Road Nw, Washington, District of Columbia 20008
Innkeeper(s): Courtney & Joe Lodico
  • Meet the Owners

    Raymond and Laura Saba

    Raymond and Laura Saba never thought they would be proprietors of B&B’s, but having changed careers several times in their 40-year marriage, they really aren’t surprised. 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 over the last 20 years. 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 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.

  • Introduction

    Washington DC'S BEST bed and breakfast inn OFFERS YOU MORE!

    Fodor’s Choice EVERY YEAR since 2004!

    Woodley Park Guest House front patio

    Woodley Park Guest House welcomes thousands of guests every year with warm hospitality, genuine comfort, extraordinary convenience and the exceptional value of our renowned Washington DC bed and breakfast.

    We offer the best location of any bed and breakfast in Washington DC. Just steps from the Woodley Park-Zoo Metro station and a short walk from Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan, our Washington DC bed and breakfast inn is incredibly convenient to all of the city’s museums, art galleries, embassies and universities.

    Woodley Park Guest House is the perfect DC accommodations for holiday travelers.  The beautiful, safe, historic neighborhood is located in the heart of Washington, DC, and offers guests a lovely selection of local restaurants for lunch or dinner, pubs and diners for live music or a late-night snack, and gorgeous residential streets for a morning or evening run or walk.

    Conference attendees will also find Woodley Park to be in an ideal location. Situated directly across the street from the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, around the corner from the Omni Shoreham, and a short metro ride to the Walter Washington DC Convention Center, our comfortable urban bed and breakfast inn is the perfect alternative to DC's convention hotels.

     

    The Best of All Worlds

    The Woodley Park Guest House offers you 14 quiet, comfortable, individually-furnished guest rooms, 11 with private bathrooms. Each room has an incredibly comfortable bed to ensure that you get a good night's sleep. Most rooms have sitting areas and a desk for working or planning your day. On a nice day, sit on our wonderful front porch and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while you people-watch or chat with other guests. Stay connected to home or office with our free high-speed internet access. Our DC bed and breakfast offers the perfect combination of old fashioned hospitality and modern technology and amenities

    “Hard to put into words. Excellent in all ways. Warm welcome, comfortable rooms and decor. Fresh fruit and croissants for breakfast with good coffee. Interesting guests from everywhere. A great selection of ethnic restaurants in walking distance. Superb location, 200 meters to the subway, and close to the museums and the mall.”

    Colin Harvey - Christchurch, New Zealand

    “Excellente adresse à tout point de vue.  Au cœur de la ville, dans un quartier tranquille mais proche des restaurants, boutiques, et le métro.  Des propriétaires attentionnés et une maison ou if fait bon revenir le soir.  Alors, a bientôt!”

    Florence Petizon - Montréal, Canada

     

    Woodley Park

    Historic, charming, safe, convenient and vibrant, Woodley Park is a wonderful neighborhood.  Stroll through the community and enjoy the historic homes and apartment buildings. A 10-minute walk up Connecticut Avenue will take you to the National Zoo to see the pandas and a 15-minute walk up Woodley Road will take you to the Washington National Cathedral.

    The Woodley Park Guest House is unbelievably convenient. The entrance to the Woodley Park/Zoo-Adams Morgan metro station is about 500 feet from our front door - on the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Woodley Road. If you are coming for a convention, the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is directly across the street, the Omni Shoreham is right around the corner, and the DC Convention Center is a short metro ride away.

    Take a look inside our property & the surrounding area with our 360 Virtual Tour

    Breakfast

    We love to eat healthy food - and we love to eat organic whenever we can. If you are like us, traveling can be difficult from a healthy-eating perspective. We're not responsible for your lunch and dinner choices, but we can give you a set of delicious, healthy, breakfast choices. Woodley Park's breakfast always includes a fresh-cut fruit salad with at least a dozen kinds of ripe fruit; rich and luscious organic honey yogurt; farm-fresh organic hard-boiled eggs; smoked salmon with creamed cheese and capers; a selection of hot and cold cereals; a selection of organic breads for toasting and great jams and jellies for spreading; M. E. Swing's coffees; assorted teas, and juices.

    Breakfast is always fun at the Guest House. We don't want you to feel like you're eating with strangers, so owners and staff are always present to introduce guests and facilitate conversation. Unlike many B&B's that strictly limit breakfast hours, we serve breakfast from 7:30 - 9:30 AM Monday through Friday and 8:00 - 10:00 AM Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Whether you're hurrying out on business or sleeping in on vacation, we've got you covered!

    Early Coffee!

    For those who would like an early cup of coffee before breakfast is served, coffee is available starting at 7:00 AM Monday through Friday and 7:30 AM on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. If you need coffee - or a full breakfast - even earlier, the neighborhood offers multiple options. We are conveniently located across the street from one of the nations most ubiquitous coffee purveyors (open at 6:30 AM), and a full breakfast menu is available at several neighborhood restaurants.

    Parking

    It's often hard to park in a major city, but it's not hard if you are staying with us. Woodley Park Guest House has on site parking for our guests for an additional charge. Please be sure to reserve parking when you are making your reservation!

    Free High-Speed Internet Access

    It's seems like it's no longer possible to take a vacation or go on a business trip without without a computer. We make it easy for you to stay in touch. Bring your own computer and connect to the internet through our high-speed network, or use our guest computer. We have both wireless and hard-wired access. Don't travel with an internet cable? Don't worry, we'll lend you one for the duration of your stay.

    The Front Porch

    Our guests love sitting on our beautiful front porch. Have a snack, a cup of coffee, or glass of wine. Read the newspaper or a good book. Prepare your conference presentation or chat with the other guests. The front porch is a favorite gathering place for our guests!

    Books, Newspapers, Magazines, Games and Conversation

    As you might suspect, a B&B without televisions attracts a lot of readers. In fact, we often find ourselves comparing book lists at breakfast. You can bring your own books or check out our selection. We particularly like history, biography and great novels. To keep you up to date with world events, we receive the New York Times and the Washington Post daily. And for a great short read on a wide range of topics, check out the magazine collection. Looking for something more social? Play one of our great board games!

    If you need additional lodging options, please contact Embassy Circle Guest House, our newest B&B in Washington DC situated in the popular and convenient Dupont Circle neighborhood.

    Embassy Circle Guest House

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Raymond & Laura for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most travelers choose Woodley Park Guest House based on our excellent online reviews, downtown Washington DC location and close proximity to the Woodley Park-Zoo Metro station.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Woodley Park Guest House is best known for our friendly and knowledgeable innkeepers, healthy fresh breakfast buffet and attention to detail.

    One element that makes our inn unique is the great conversations we share over breakfast. We love fostering such a social experience for our guests, most being either leisure travelers or solo business travelers who enjoy the opportunity to engage with each other.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The #1 reason to visit Washington DC is that there are so many fun and cultural activities. Most of the tourist attractions such as the Smithsonian museums, national monuments and other special landmarks are free to visit.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The most frequent compliment we receive about Woodley Park Guest House is that it is “so much nicer than staying at that huge hotel across the street.”

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The best kept secret about the area is that Woodley Park is an upscale, quiet, very green and walkable haven in the midst of a bustling city.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Four nights is the perfect amount of time to scratch the surface of Washington DC. In addition to the well-known sites and Smithsonian museums, we highly recommend spending a few hours at each of the following: Hillwood Estate and Gardens, the Newseum, a Monuments by Moonlight tour, the National Zoo, the Behind the Scenes tour and a visit to the observation deck of the Washington National Cathedral and shopping in Friendship Heights.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    There is so much to do and see within walking distance of Woodley Park Guest House. We are just three blocks from the National Zoo. We are a 20 minute walk to the Washington National Cathedral, which has the best view of the city – hands down. Our B&B is just steps from excellent restaurants along Connecticut Avenue. We are also very close to Rock Creek Park, a 2,000 acre park that is perfect for joggers, hikers, and nature lovers.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    There are several excellent restaurants in Woodley Park. Tied as our “favorite” are Petit Plats and Lebanese Taverna. District Kitchen, New Heights and Bar Civita all deserve honorable mention.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    We always recommend the Travel Tips page on our website, www.dcinns.com, for a great overview of DC tourism. www.washington.org is the website of the official Washington DC tourism board. Also www.culturecapital.com is a great resource for the latest theater, and cultural events.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Woodley Park Guest House has 14 beautiful rooms. They range from the budget friendly single rooms with a shared bathroom, to the more spacious and deluxe rooms with queen or king beds and private bathrooms. Every room is quiet, beautifully furnished and features amenities such as very comfortable beds, working desks, Wi-Fi, lots of overhead and lamp lighting, bathrobes and quality bath products.

    Do you accept pets?

    Woodley Park Guest House does not accept pets. One of our innkeepers personally recommends Happy Paws Dog Boarding and Daycare, located just 10 minutes away.

     

  • How to Find Us

    Woodley Park Guest House Wooldley Park Map

    Airport Transportation

    Ground transportation to Reagan National, Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) is available across the street at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Ground transportation from each of these airports will deliver you to our front door. Just tell the drivers we are across the street from the Marriott Wardman Park! The Guest House is also convenient to Reagan National by Metro.

    Directions from the North (Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware and New York)

    • Take I-95 South to I-495 West
    • Take Exit 33, Connecticut Avenue South
    • Continue on Connecticut Avenue for about 6.5 miles
    • Turn right onto Woodley Road
    • The Guest House is the first house (red brick with white porch columns) on the right

    Directions from the South (Richmond)

    • Take I-95 North to I-395 North to route 1 (14th Street Bridge)
    • Follow 14th Street for 1 mile. Turn left onto K Street
    • Continue on K Street for 5 blocks. Turn right onto Connecticut Avenue
    • Follow Connecticut Avenue for 1 mile. Cross over the William Taft Bridge
    • Make a left turn at the 3rd light after the bridge onto Woodley Road
    • The Guest House is the first house (red brick with white porch columns) on the right

    Directions from the West (Pittsburgh, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois)

    • Take I-70 East to I-270 South to I-495 East
    • Take Exit 33, Connecticut Avenue South
    • Continue on Connecticut Avenue for about 6.5 miles
    • Turn right onto Woodley Road
    • The Guest House is the first house (red brick with white porch columns) on the right

    Directions from the West (Dulles Airport)

    • Take Dulles Toll Road to I-66 East to Washington
    • Cross over the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge
    • Exit off Constitution Avenue
    • Continue on Constitution Avenue for 6 blocks and make a left turn onto 17th Street
    • 17th Street will change to Connecticut Avenue
    • Continue on Connecticut Avenue for 1 mile
    • Cross over the William Taft Bridge
    • Make a left turn at the 3rd light after the bridge onto Woodley Road
    • The Guest House is the first house (red brick with white porch columns) on the right