Travelers may choose this bed-and-breakfast for its appealing Dupont Circle/Adams Morgan location, its bathroom en suite guest rooms, and its reasonable rates that hold steady throughout the year. But it’s chef Kevin’s sumptuous breakfasts that seal the deal once they’re here. (Check out the website for photos of maple bourbon banana pancakes, eggs Florentine, lemon ginger muffins, to name a few favorites.) The B&B satisfies on other essential levels, too. The townhouse, nearly 120 years old, is charmingly oldfashioned, sparely decorated in places, but well maintained. Burnished paneled walls, old oak floors, and ornamental fireplaces are found throughout. The 12 guestrooms are scattered over four floors and each holds an antique bed with thick mattress covered in soft white linens, and an English secretary desk. Room 403 on the top floor is most spacious and is the only room that includes a little sitting area. Rooms at the front of the house on the second and third floors nestle inside a bowed window overlooking Columbia Rd. Many of the Guest House’s clientele come from around the world, say owners Lucia and Claudio Rosan, who themselves hail from Brazil. Note: The inn has no elevator, so would not be a good choice for disabled or elderly visitors.
- Elise Hartman Ford