Around 1999 a dear but peculiar friend and I spent the weekend sharing a room at the Woodley Guest House. We were in our mid 20’s and couldn’t afford a five star hotel. It was an odd place back then. I remember The owner was weird. I got severe blisters on my feet from walking all over and my friend was completely unsympathetic. We went to a bar and we’re too anxious to talk to girls. The toilet got stuffed up in the room and on the last day my strange but lovable friend decided to look for “treasure” behind the dresser in the room. He didn’t realize the mirror wasn’t attached to the dresser and it fell and smashed him on the head. All in all it was a bizarre but memorable weekend in our nation’s capital.
I was in town for a huge conference at the Omni and decided to stay here (just a couple blocks away) instead to avoid the elevator hoardes. I’m so glad I did! My room (3rd floor - 132) was exactly as the picture on the website, and was very comfortable! (According to my sleep app, I slept better here than I had all month in my own bed - go figure!). FYI, this place was renovated during the pandemic, and now all of the rooms have private bathrooms. It’s true there are no TVs in the room (who needs TVs while traveling anyway?!) - but far more importantly, there is fast, free and reliable WiFi, even up top on the 3rd floor! 👍🏼😊 Also true, no mini fridges in the rooms, but there is a fridge downstairs specifically for guests to use. The owners (Laura and Raymond) are excellent and attentive hosts! Breakfasts are light, but you can always speak up if you’re still hungry! I stayed for 5 nights and never left feeling like I needed more food. They serve good coffee and have a lovely sitting room that you can use, and there is always plenty of hot water and tea (and usually cookies) available in the evening. The rooms are immaculately clean, and it was quieter than I expected. Plenty of good restaurants nearby, and the Metro is just across the street. There is original art all around, usually purchased directly from the artist. The staff (Kelly & Betty) were very friendly and professional, and left very clear instructions for me re: my late arrival. Laura and Raymond are longtime residents of the neighborhood, and they have a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience (and are happy to share if you ask). I enjoy traveling, and if I can have a nice human experience (as opposed to standard corporate hotel chain experience or iffy AirBnB) then I’m going to go for it. I will for sure be a repeat guest, especially if/when I’m going to a thing at the Omni! (Also, they are LGBTQ+ friendly, which is always a big plus in my book!)…
Enjoyed warm and friendly hospitality from Laura and Raymond at their gorgeous, spotless b & b inn in the Woodley Park section of D.C. Beautifully furnished and decorated. Super-tasty breakfast, with one interesting conversation after another. We'll be back!
We stayed here in fall 2021. We told the inn we would be arriving late at night and they provided clear instructions for how to enter the inn securely and access our room. Our room had lovely artwork done by a past guest and mid-century furnishings that were lovingly care for. The housekeeping was immaculate with none of the dusty, musty smell I have found in some older inns. The inn owner ate breakfast with all the guests and ensured that everyone met each other. Both the innkeeper and the guests shared travel tips and stories of the tourist sites they had visited. The staff was friendly. The wi-fi was strong and fast. I would recommend this inn if you are staying in Woodley Park.
This was our first visit to DC (also my 50th birthday) and did a lot of research on places to stay. We decided on Woodley Park Guest House. We weren't disappointed. We flew into Ronald Reagan airport and took the Yellow Line and then switch to the Red Line and was at Woodley Park in less then 30 mins. One great feature of Woodley Park is it's location to the metro stop. It is about a 5 min walk to the metro from the B&B. There is also several good restaurants close as well. The zoo is about a 10 min walk as well. The room was nice a comfortable. Yes, there isn't a TV in the room. Thought that might be a problem, but it was actually nice to just enjoy my wife's company. The breakfast isn't anything to write home about. Matter of fact, the last part of our week vacation, we just skipped it. Overall, we would definitely stay here again.…
Lovely bed and breakfast with cozy accommodations; just steps from the metro and located near shops and restaurants. Very friendly and helpful staff. Relaxed atmosphere. This is a small inn and there really are no bad rooms.
Room was nice (no TV), but our disappointment was in the food and owner! We have stayed in many B&B's and this isn't a B&B! You could get a better breakfast from a Hampton Inn for a lot cheaper. No fresh baked goods (same bread everyday for 4 days), same small bowl of fruit & some hard boiled eggs. Every other morning there were either small cold waffles or pancakes which we were told to reheat in the toaster & owner actually critiqued how and where you placed your food on your plate. Also, there are pictures on the cards in the room showing wine and cheeses - not sure where these were taken, but we never saw any of it nor any fresh flowers that are also in the photos. Left every morning hungry!!!!
The room I had was nicely appointed with nice furniture, original oil artwork, and well-kept bathroom. My disappointment stems from the notion that this is a "B&B" - it should really be viewed as a boutique motel with a spartan continental breakfast. Only toast, fruit salad, cold hard-boiled eggs. Alternating mornings had small cold pancakes or waffles prepared half an hour earlier. If you're expecting a real breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon, etc., you'll need to book somewhere else.
Stayed here 9/11-9/13 the pictures are very different from what you get. The room for twin is a size of a walk in closet and there is no bathroom attached. Its very noisy and not comfortable. The management refused to change the room and they were extremely rude.I would highly recommend - DONT STAY HERE
Directly across from the Marriott on a nice quiet street, close to restaurants. Room was clean and nicely decorated, bed was comfy, and pillows were great. Good location for a romantic getaway. No TV, iron, mini fridge, or thermostat (but there was a fan in the closet)