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 Rates: $150-265. Depends on room choice, dates of travel and number of people in your party.

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Akwaaba DC - A B&B with a Literary Theme

16th and R. Street NW

Toll Free Reservation Line: 877-893-3233


  • Premier Dupont Circle Location
  • 7 Rooms With Private Baths, some with Jacuzzis
  • Hot, Cooked Breakfasts
  • Free Wireless Internet Access
  • TV with Cable and DVD Player in Each Room
  • Off Street Parking Available, $20/nt 
  • Easy Access to the Smithsonian Museums, Washington Convention Center, and Much More
  • Non Smoking/Pet Free
  • Romance Packages Available
  • Each Guest Room includes a Mini Refrigerator for your personal use
  • Each Guest Room includes a private line telephone with message 
  • Children 12 and over accommodated in the B&B. Children younger than 12 can be accommodated in the Writers Suite Apartment. 



    Enjoy the Victorian charm of this, the Capitol city location of the Akwaaba family of Bed and Breakfasts, conveniently situated at 16th and R Street NW, just East of Dupont Circle. The house was erected in the 1890s as a single family home, and retains many of that period's architectural details, including lofty ceilings, hand carved woodwork, and beautiful fireplaces.  Dupont Circle offers visitors more than 80 restaurant choices, plus boutiques, bookstores, movie theaters, nightclubs and the District's Improv Comedy Club. Metro access, at Dupont Circle Station, is just four blocks from the house; about an 8-minute walk. The S bus stops right in front of the house, and will get you to the White House or K Street business district in about ten minutes. For a Capitol business trip, sightseeing tour or a romantic getaway, the Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast in DC will make your stay comfortable, convenient and memorable.



    The Akwaaba Bed and Breakfasts are unique unto themselves. Here in Washington, the site offers a choice of eight guest rooms - all with private baths- each themed and decorated to honor a specific author or classic literary genre. The guest rooms are located on the second, third and fourth floors. Unfortunately, the home has only walk-up access as elevators were still quite rare when the house was built, and the owners have stayed true to the house's original design. In addition to the eight guest rooms, there is a garden level, efficiency apartment with a private entrance. The apartment's sitting area has a leather sofa, easy chair, and TV with cable and DVD player. The front bay window lights a small dining table. A galley kitchen and full bath complete the apartment. Guests staying in the apartment generally do not participate in breakfast in the main house, but it can be arranged if desired.


Romance and Pampering

    Looking for a treat for someone special? The Whipped Cream and Strawberries Package is sure to set a romantic mood. With this package, your Innkeeper will set your room with candles, sprinkle rose petals, and provide you with homemade whipped cream, fresh strawberries and a split of Champagne or sparkling soda. Akwaaba can also offer a selection of in-room spa services, including: personal massages, couples massages, and facials. Please be sure to inquire about these special services when you make your reservation. Advanced scheduling is strongly recommended. 




Located at 16th 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 nights. Please call if you are looking for 1 night accommodations.



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Romance Suite

Langston Hughes Suite

Dining Room

Inspiration Suite

Walter Mosley Suite

Zora Neale Hurston Suite

Toni Morrison Room

Modern Classics Room

Writers Suite





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