Kalorama’s rambling redbrick house blends right in among the large townhouses 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 119-year-old design: old wood floors, fireplaces (decorative only), 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, offering cookies and coffee and pointing out the communal family room, kitchen, and laundry-room facilities, even as he’s pulling out photos of his 6-year-old daughter. (Speaking of children, Shrestha notes that the inn is best for well-behaved children ages 6 and older.) 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 Woodley Park Metro stop all within a short walk.
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Kalorama Guest House
2700 Cathedral Ave. NW
Our Rating Neighborhood Woodley Park Transportation Metro: Woodley Park–Zoo Phone 202/588-8188 Prices $99–$249 single or double. Rates include hot breakfast buffet and afternoon refreshment of lemonade and cookies. Extra person (including children) $25. Street parking permit $20 plus tax Amenities Wi-Fi (free) Units 10 units, 8 w/private bath URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/kalorama-guest-house-washington-dc.html?aid=1254987 &label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site Kalorama Guest House
Map2700 Cathedral Ave. NW Washington, D.C.
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