Washington, DC 

Akwaaba Washington-DC

16th and R. Street NW
Washington, DC 20009 US
Call Map E-Mail
Website Pictures
Rates: $150 to $265
Total Rooms: 8


Circa 1890. Stay at Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast while visiting our nation's capital. This four-story Victorian rowhouse was built in 1880 and has been renovated with a delightful décor that celebrates African American authors and classic themes. The B&B is perfectly located in Washington, DC less than a ten-minute walk to the Dupont Circle metro station, so city monuments and museums are easily accessible. Meet other guests over afternoon refreshments. Reserve an onsite massage or spa service. Delightfully inviting guest bedrooms and spacious suites boast pampering amenities. Stay in a room with a clawfoot tub, couples dual shower or in a suite with double Jacuzzi. Start each day with a home-cooked breakfast before beginning the day's adventures exploring America's history or influencing present-day politics.Location: City/Urban, Dupont Circle and Downtown Washington DC.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $150 to $265
Payment types accepted include Visa, Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, Discover, American Express and Master Card.
Rooms: This property has 8 total guest accommodations with private bath, 2 with whirlpools.
The types of beds available include Twin, Double, Queen and King.


Minimum Stay Requirements: Weekends require 2 or 3 night reservations, especially in Spring and Fall (peak seasons). One-night reservations available when able to be accommodated
Cancellation: A deposit of $50 is required at the time of reservation, with full payment 2 weeks before arrival. Cancellations require 2 weeks, once the room is paid for; any cancellation results in a refund only for nights able to be resold.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Snacks/Refreshments.
Types of meals: Full Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments, Early Coffee/Tea, Afternoon Tea, A homemade full breakfast is served 8 AM weekdays, 9 AM weekends/holidays. For those who need to depart before our breakfast times, we can arrange for a breakfast bag to go, with fresh fruit, yogurt and pastry. Fresh hot coffee or tea is available at all hours.
Amenities In Room: Hair Dryer, Telephone, Refrigerator, Wireless Internet Access, Iron/Ironing Board, Heating, Television, Bathrobes, Cable TV, Coffeemaker, Air Conditioning and Bath Amenities.
Amenities On Site: Television, Computers, Gift Shop, Hot Tub/Jetted Tub and PC.
Business Traveler Amenities: Television, Off-site Dry Cleaning Services, Iron/Ironing Board, Internet Access, Hair Dryer, Gym Nearby, Flexible Check in/out Times, Desk, Wireless Internet Access, Close to Washington DC Convention Center, Hilton Towers and Marriott Wardman convention hotels.

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services: Massages, Manicures/Pedicures and Facials.
Specialty Treatments: Spa Services require advanced reservation and are provided by partner spa's
Off-Site Spa Services Available


Events Hosted: Romantic Getaways, Family Reunions and Honeymoons.
Other Activities: Tennis, Antiquing, Art Galleries, Bicycling, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Smithsonian Museums, White House, Walter E Washington Convention Center, Monuments, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Hilton Towers Hotel, National Zoo, Library of Congress, U.S.Capital and White House. Dupont Circle.

Historic Interest

The inn is a classic 1890's rowhouse, typical to Washington DC architecture. The first floor of the home features 15' ceilings, ornate carved wood work and large fireplaces.

Romantic Interest

Romantic packages are offered for couples. Two guest rooms with Jacuzzi tubs, one with an antique clawfoot tub and the Romance suite is filled with romantic literature.