This petite boutique inn sits on a back street, equidistant from the heart of the bustling parts of Georgetown and the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Its location is not only convenient but unique; all other Georgetown hotels are situated on or close to the neighborhood’s busy M Street or Wisconsin Avenue. The Avery occupies two Federal-style townhouses that once were used as law offices. Its grey-shingled exterior, buttermilk-yellow door, and adjoining brick courtyard, means the inn fits right in with its quaint neighbors. Inside, the Avery is stylishly modern, its 15 rooms furnished with Italian-designed open-wardrobe units (standing in for closets), beds with pillowtop mattresses, and Waterworks fixtures in the lovely bathrooms. Hues of teal, golden yellow, pinky-red, and blues in the wallpaper, window treatments, and rugs contrast with sleek white walls and hardwood floors. Rooms range in size from 175 to 400 square feet and include one with accessibility features, some that lead to the outdoor gardens and patio, and suites big enough for families; several rooms have sleeper sofas. Ask for a room overlooking the garden if you’re a light sleeper; although the Avery is located away from the fray, P Street gets a fair bit of rowdy, late-night foot traffic.