11th & Independence Avenue SE
The 1921 Gessford B & B has been designed with a bright open floor plan and styled architecture. The Queen Suite is located on the first floor and the Queen Loft, which can be rented along with the Queen Suite is located on the third floor. A light filled atrium leads to the second floor with 2 additional living rooms, the house kitchen where breakfast is served each morning and a 1/2 bath. The third floor is private office space for the innkeeper.
The Queen Suite is furnished with a queen size bed and consistent with the loft style living, the sleeping area is not a traditional bedroom. The space is tucked under the second floor living room, however does not have a formal door. Visual privacy is provided with a roll down shade. Nightstands, reading lamps, TV with cable, and even a treadmill complete the sleeping area. Note: while this is open living, the innkeepers office is located on the third floor. Guests enjoy the entire first floor to themselves.
The Queen Loft, located on the third floor, can be rented in addition to the Queen Suite. (cannot be reserved separately) The Queen Loft is furnished with a Queen size Futon, cable TV and a sitting area.
Registered guests may also enjoy the roof top deck during the warmer months. (We are unable to host parties or gatherings, only registered guests can be accommodated.)
The Eastern Market metro is a quick 10-minute walk from this property. Additionally, there are several Metrobus routes that are within a 5 minute walk. Guests may also wish to take in the sights of Washington D.C. and walk to the National Mall, which will take approximately 20-25 minutes. If your feet need a rest, you may choose to ride around the National Mall on the Circulator Bus! Guests can hop on a metro and visit anywhere they would like in D.C., including the White House, U.S. Capitol, National Zoo and Arlington National Cemetery.
A hearty start to a full day of sightseeing or business meetings begins with a full hot cooked breakfast made by your hosts. The second floor dining area is a beautiful setting for freshly prepared breakfasts each morning. Breakfast times are flexible based on your schedule, 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Please alert us to any dietary requirements, especially food allergies.
We require advanced reservations with a minimum 2 night stay. One night stays can be accommodated based on availability; 1 to 3 days before arrival, or if only one night is available between existing reservations. Should you be in need of parking, an on street parking permit can be provided at no additional charge. Please note that we cannot guarantee a specific space. I am sorry, however we are unable to accommodate guest pets. We do have two dogs who reside at our B & B part time, however they are usually not here when guests are visiting.
Special Note: We host a musical "Jam" on the evening of the 21st of EVERY month. Guests are welcome to stay at the house, participate or simply enjoy the session, however there is limited privacy at the property until 10:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m. We understand if this would prevent you from enjoying the house so if your travel dates include the night of the 21st, we may not be the best accommodation for your stay.
- Queen size bed
- Large living area with Flat screen TV with Cable
- Private bath
- Private Patio
- Roof top deck (registered guests only)
- Full hot cooked breakfast
- Within walking distance to Library of Congress, Supreme Court and U.S. Capitol
- 10-minute walk to Eastern Market metro (Blue/Orange & Silver lines)
- Jam session on the 21st of each month (Jazz Music)
Policies & Other
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Beds
- Private Bathroom
- No Pets
- No Smoking
- No Children
- On street parking with permit, no charge