Kalorama’s rambling red-brick house blends right in among the large town houses and family dwellings in this residential neighborhood. Built in 1910, the house retains an old-timey feeling about it. That’s partly due to its 115-year old design: old wood floors, fireplaces (decorative only) in lots of rooms, paneled wainscoting along the stairwell, a tin ceiling here and there. And it’s partly due to the furnishings, which come from estate sales and antiques auctions. Owner Jack Shrestha adds to the homey feel, fussily offering cookies and coffee and pointing out the communal family room, kitchen and laundry room facilities, even as he’s pulling out photos to show you of his 2-year-old daughter. (Speaking of children, Shrestha notes that the inn is best for well-behaved children over 6.) Least expensive rooms are two in the basement that share a bathroom; these two rooms, plus a large room on this floor with its own television, have their own entrance from the street. Basement rooms, by the way, do have windows, and are as pleasantly furnished as any upstairs. Nicest, in my opinion, is the sole room on the first floor; built-in bookcases and a sleigh bed are part of its charm. You’re in a great area, with the zoo, good restaurants, Rock Creek Park, and the Woodly Park Metro stop all within a short walk.
Washington, D.C.› Hotel
Kalorama Guest House
2700 Cathedral Ave. NW (off Connecticut Ave.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Woodley Park Transportation Metro: Woodley Park–Zoo Phone 202/588-8188 Prices $109–$249 single or double. Extra person (including children) $25. Rates include expansive breakfast and complimentary wine and cookies. Street parking permit $15 plus 18% tax. Amenities Access to gym at nearby Marriott with $10 pass; Wi-Fi (free) Units 10 units, 8 w/private bath Web site Kalorama Guest HouseBook a Room Now
Map2700 Cathedral Ave. NW Washington, D.C.
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