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This Neighborhood rated:

95 out of 100

Walk Score


Rates: $79-149 Depending on your travel dates and room choice.

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1887 Inn

13th and R. Street NW

Toll Free Reservation Line: 877-893-3233


  • Convenient downtown location
  • 5 minute walk to the Metro, Green/Yellow line at the U Street/Cardozo station
  • Complimentary wired or wireless Internet access
  • Economical Rates
  • 9 individually decorated guest rooms reflective of the history of the home
  • Expanded Continental breakfast served weekdays
  • Full hot cooked breakfast served weekends and holidays
  • Off street parking available, $20 per night
  • Non Smoking home
  • Regretfully we are not able to accommodate children


A Long History:

     The 1887 Inn is made up of 2 classic Victorian row houses. One of the homes was built in 1887 by H.H. Bates. The second home was built by William Lewis in 1904. Both homes are typical brick construction, tall, narrow and deep. The 2 buildings are joined by a central private garden and now enjoy the benefits of a relatively large outdoor sanctuary.




     Both homes were built at a time in Washington's history represented by the Victorian era. Fine craftsmanship including carved woodwork, turned spindle staircase's, hardwood floors, plaster walls, stunning fireplace mantels and tall ceilings reflect the grand time of the late 1800's. History continues throughout the house, the owner has chosen to furnish the home with a collection of antiques including furniture and decorations made by his great grandfather who owned a furniture and buggy (horse drawn buggies) company. Interestingly, when the advent of the automobile arrived, this grandfather was forced to give up the buggy business, choosing to move into casket making.


The Accommodations:

     There are a total of 9 guest rooms in the property. Rooms are located on the 2nd or 3rd floors of each of the buildings. In keeping with the original design of the homes, there are no private bathrooms, all rooms are shared bath. The bathrooms have been updated with modern amenities, and are cleaned each day. Additionally, we do not have elevator access, just our beautiful staircases. Six of the guest rooms are furnished with Queen sized beds, with the remaining 3  furnished with Double sized beds. All rooms include Internet access, choice of wired or wireless. Only one guest room includes television, Room 21. All guest rooms include a private line telephone with voice mail, ceiling fan, and luxury bath robes. All beds are dressed with premium linens and feather mattress topper. Alarm clocks are provided in each room and iron and ironing boards are available by request.  



Check Availability For All Rooms 


Breakfast at the Inn:

     Weekday mornings, we serve an expanded continental style breakfast including selected cereals, breakfast bar, toasting bread, seasonal fruit, yogurt and freshly baked pastry items. Fresh coffee, assorted teas and juice are also available. Weekday breakfasts are available from 7am until about 10am. Weekend mornings, your host prepares a full hot cooked, American style breakfast served about 8:30am family style at the dining room table. Weekday breakfasts are of course more casual, weekends provide a great opportunity to meet other travelers before heading out for your day.


Extra Details:

     For those guests traveling to DC by car, we have limited, reserved off street parking available for $20 per night. Reservations for parking must be arranged in advance. Smoking is not permitted inside either building of the Inn. Smoking is only permitted in the central courtyard. While your host is loveable to pets, the home is not able to accept guest pets. Mattie, your hosts beloved, and loveable dog calls the Inn home as well, and while she does not access the guest rooms, she does have run of the rest of the house. If you have allergies we will miss meeting you, but understand if you are not able to stay with us.




Located at 13th and R. Street NW

Washington, DC  20009

Exact street address provided with reservation.  

Rates are seasonal, with Spring and Fall peak seasons for Washington. Most reservations require a 2 night stay. Special events, holidays and peak season weekends may require 3 night stays. Please call if you are looking for 1 night accommodations.



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Room 25

 Room 21

Room 22

Room 23

Room 31

Room 32

Room 33

Room 34

Room 35


TV Room

Living Room




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