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Aaron Shipman House Bed and Breakfast

13th and Q Street NW

Toll Free Reservation Line: 877-893-3233


  • Convenient Downtown Location, Walking Distance to the Convention Center
  • 4 Blocks from the Metro - U Street/Cardozo Station (Green and Yellow Lines)
  • 6 Guest Rooms, each with Private Baths, 2 with Jacuzzi tubs
  • 1 Furnished Apartment with Private Entrance
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Full Breakfast
  • Off Street Parking Available
  • Easy access to Smithsonian's and National Mall
  • Children of all Ages Welcome


In September of this year, Charles and I celebrated 30 years of operating the Aaron Shipman House. It has been a grand adventure; welcoming guests into our home, and a highlight of our lives. Our time with this wonderful house and running a B&B has enriched us with countless great experiences. It is however with a heavy heart, we have decided to take an extended break to enjoy some long vacations, and travel to catch up with some new additions to our family. We have made the decision to close the main part of the B&B at least until July of 2014. We will have the self catered apartment available until the end of January. We will miss all of our returning guests, and undoubtedly meeting some great new ones, but it is time to take some time for ourselves. We have great trust the folks at BedandBreakfastDC will be able to offer alternatives from the many other Bed and Breakfasts here in Washington under their care.

Thank you,

Charles and Jackie



Minutes from almost anything in the City

     The Aaron Shipman House Bed and Breakfast offers guests a choice of six individually decorated rooms or a furnished apartment with its own, private entrance. Located one  block North of Logan Circle, this home is conveniently located for Washington’s best attractions, including: the Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Convention Center, Dupont Circle, the White House, and the National Mall with all of its treasured Monuments. Public transportation is easily accessible from the House. The U. Street/Cardozo Metro station is just four blocks away, where you can catch the Green or Yellow lines.  Also, fully three city bus routes stop right on the corner, and any of these buses will get you to the most renowned of Washington's major Museums within 15 minutes.

Distinctive Accommodations:

    Choose from six guest rooms, each with private bath, or a furnished apartment - perfect for families. There are five guest rooms on the third floor and a 2 room suite on the second floor. The second floor suite includes 2 bedrooms, one with Queen bed, the second with a double bed. The 2 rooms share a full hall bath with single Jacuzzi tub and shower.

    There are an additional five guest rooms on the third floor, all with private bath. Two rooms are furnished with a single Queen sized bed. One guest room includes a King sized bed and a Twin sized day bed. We have one guest room with a Queen sized bed and private bath with 2 person Jacuzzi tub. The fifth and smallest room is for the single, budget traveler, where there's just a double bed and the bath, while still private, is in the hall. All rooms include complimentary Wireless Internet and TV with Cable.


     In addition, the Shipman House offers a English basement furnished, one-bedroom apartment, with a private entrance. The apartment includes a queen bed, full bath, galley kitchen (with full sized appliances) and large living room with a queen-size sleeper sofa. Other amenities in the apartment include complimentary wireless Internet and a 52” TV with cable. Guests in the apartment enjoy full use of the kitchen, however breakfast and daily housekeeping are not included.

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Downtown Location:

     Whether you're here for business or pleasure, the Shipman House offers a fabulous location for everything Washington has to offer. The new Convention Center is just a 10-15 minute walk; there's easy bus or Metro access that will bring you to the National Mall for the Smithsonian Museums in minutes; exciting and vibrant Dupont Circle is only six blocks to the West; and the K Street/Penn Quarter business district is just 7-10 minutes by bus, directly down 14th Street. 


Gracious home and hosts:

    As a private home Bed and Breakfast, visitors are personal guests of the owners of the House, Charles and Jackie. The couple have owned this gracious home for 35 years, operating as Shipman House B&B for well over 25. Charles at one time clerked at the Supreme Court, and now works as an international corporate attorney. Jackie works in property management and revels in her two new grandchildren.


  When they purchased their home in 1975, it might have been best described as a diamond in the rough, having been used - as it was - as a rooming house for many years.  Clearly, serious restoration work was needed on the 1887 structure, and they set about it with respect for the building's past, vigor for the job at hand and dreams for the lovely place it was to become. Today, guests can luxuriate in fine, modern amenities and still appreciate much of the home’s original brickwork, woodwork and stained glass. This property is also graced with a large yard (by city standards!), where Jackie makes her English garden, grape arbor, patio and covered porch all available for guests to enjoy. 


A hot cooked breakfast is served each morning for all guests at our dining room table. Breakfast times are 8am weekdays, and 9am weekends and holidays. We hope you will be able to join us for a hearty meal and great conversation. It is one of our favorite parts of running the B&B. Recipes include traditional Bacon and Eggs, German Pancakes, Spanish Frittata, Omelets and Eggs Benedict. In addition to the hot cooked entree, we always have seasonal fruit, yogurt and by request, assorted cereals or oatmeal. Should you have any food allergies or medically required dietary needs, please let us know in person, or with a note on the white board. We will make every effort to accommodate dietary restrictions, but may not be able to modify the main entry provided to all guests, as it is prepared family style. If you are not able to join us for our hot cooked breakfast, a continental style breakfast can be arranged, just let us know.




Metro options near the home: 


  U Street/Cardozo Station, 13th & U Street, 4 block walk (about 8 minutes). Green & Yellow Lines. From here you can travel to the Convention Center- 2 stops, National Mall/Smithsonian Museums, 4 stops

Dupont Circle Station, Connecticut Ave & Q Street, 6 block walk (about 12 minutes). Red Line. From here you can travel to the National Zoo, Marriott Wardman Convention Hotel, American University, NIH, Judiciary Square, Union Station, Catholic University


Bus Routes:

52, 53, 54 - 14th Street Line-  Thomas Circle, Metro Center, Archives, National Mall, Smithsonian Museum, White House

 G2 - P Street Georgetown Line - Howard University, Logan Circle, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Georgetown University




Located at 13th and Q Street NW

Washington, DC  20009

Exact street address provided with reservation.  

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



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13th & Q Streets

Room 6, Queen Bed & Jacuzzi

Room 2, Queen Bed

Room 3, Queen Bed

Room 4, King Bed & Daybed

 Room 7, Double Bed

Room 5, Queen Bed

Living Room

Covered Porch


Full Breakfast each morning



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