Rates: $100-265. Depends on room choice, dates of travel and number of people in your party.
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Chester A. Arthur House Bed and Breakfast
Logan Circle (13th & P Street) NW
Toll Free Reservation Line: 877-893-3233
- Convenient downtown location
- 5 Blocks to the Metro - Mt. Vernon Sq. Station (Green Line)
- Private Bath for All Rooms
- Hot Cooked Breakfasts
- Limited off street, reserved parking available for $15/nt
- Wireless Internet and Cable TV
- Non-Smoking/Pet Free
- Easy Access to the Convention Center, Smithsonian Museums, White House, Reagan Conference Center
- 15 Minute Walk to Dupont Circle
- Guest Controlled Air-Conditioning
- Children 6 Years and older are welcome
In the Heart of Washington, D.C.
Victorian Splendor, Modern Comfort:
Make your stay in the Nation's Capitol unforgettable at this large, elegantly restored, 19th-century residence right on historic, leafy Logan Circle. This friendly home with stylishly appointed, over-sized guest rooms lies within walking distance of the best Washington has to offer: the National Mall, the White House and other major government buildings, world-class museums, art galleries, theaters, restaurants, upscale nightclubs, the new Convention Center, and the fabulously popular Spy Museum. And, for those traveling to Washington for work, it’s right at the edge of the city’s main business district. Here, you'll feel entirely at home, in rich surroundings, for less than the cost of a moderately priced hotel.
The Chester A. Arthur House is located on historic Logan Circle, one of city designer Charles Pierre L'Enfant's "special places," eight blocks North and slightly East of the White House. The home offers walking access to the new Washington Convention Center, and easy bus or Metro access to the Smithsonian Museums, White House, Reagan Conference Center, Georgetown University and the National Mall.
The house was built in 1883 for a wealthy Undersecretary of the Treasury in President Arthur's Administration. It was clearly made for entertaining in grand style and has, in fact, been the venue for many National Geographic Society Christmas parties. It's also been a staple of the Logan Circle Victorian Christmas House Tour and has been featured in a Discovery Channel special. Among the home’s features are 11-foot ceilings with heavy plaster crown moldings, matched crystal chandeliers, gilded pier mirrors, fortress-thick walls, eight fireplaces and a sweeping, three-story, mahogany paneled staircase. Oil paintings and antiques from the Romanesque Revival, Empire and Eastlake periods grace the generously proportioned rooms. If you visit during the Christmas season, you'll see the home lavishly decorated as the original Victorian owners would have done in their day.
Choose from four individually decorated and spacious guest rooms. Each room is furnished with a comfortable queen-size bed and private en-suite bath. Guest rooms are located on the second and third floors, and are walk up only. All rooms include a hot cooked breakfast served at 8am daily Wireless Internet is provided throughout the house. Each room also includes TV with cable and a writing desk. Some rooms are able to accommodate extra guests, or two separate beds. Limited off street, reserved parking is available for $15/nt
As world travelers themselves, your hosts know the importance of being welcomed into a comfortable environment, so, they are devoted to making your stay warm and pleasurable. Both are Washington journalists, writers and old-house devotees. He is a former Washington Post editor and White House correspondent for Congressional Quarterly, author of several books, and executive co-producer of the National Geographic Society-National Public Radio's award-winning "Radio Expeditions," heard on NPR's Morning Edition. She, a former member of the editorial staff of USA Today and editor of the historic Alexandria Gazette, now teaches courses in natural history, heads projects to conserve rare mid-Atlantic butterflies, and is writing a book about the Chesapeake Bay. Incurable restorationists, the couple also have brought back a classic 34-foot Tartan sailboat, "Esmeralda," which they keep on the Chesapeake Bay’s West River.
A Neighborhood for Strolling:
The Washington Post has called Logan Circle “Washington’s premiere neighborhood for Victorian homes.” Just a few doors away from this B&B is a residence originally owned by Ulysses S. Grant Jr., son of the 18th president, and just one of a number of prominent figures who have lived here. The Circle itself is a U.S. National Park and Category II National Landmark dedicated to the memory of General John Alexander Logan, a Civil War hero who served as a U.S. Senator from Illinois and later ran for vice president. A bronze statue of Logan astride a prancing horse sits at the center the Circle amid park benches and lofty old oaks. Logan Circle’s residents are an eclectic mix of professionals, artists and writers who care passionately about their unique neighborhood of restored manses. They are also proud of the neighborhood’s theater district, many fine restaurants and one of a kind boutiques. The Logan Circle Victorian Christmas House Tour, held every year on the first Sunday in December, has been a signature event for more than 20 years. A more recent addition has been the annual Easter Egg Hunt, which includes appearances by the Easter Bunny ... and General Logan himself!
President Chester A. Arthur:
No, he never slept here. The House was named for him partly because of the original owner’s connection, and partly as a tongue-in-cheek way of drawing attention to one of America’s “forgotten presidents.” But it turns out that Arthur was not only an estimable 19th-century gentleman; he was a courageous politician as well. Turning his back on the patronage system of political appointments (and many prominent members of his own party), he signed into law the act of Congress that created the modern civil service. The owners of the House are now devoted to helping restore Chester A. Arthur to his true place in American history.
A Healthy Start To Each Day:
A hot cooked breakfast is served, family style, in the formal dining room each morning at 8am. The breakfast menu generally alternates between an egg-based dish (quiche, bacon and eggs) and pastry-based dish (French toast, pancakes) each morning. Fresh juices, a choice of teas and limitless cups of Starbucks premium coffee are also served each morning. For those looking for a lighter breakfast, or in more of a hurry, a selection of gourmet cereals is always available as well as yogurt and seasonal fruit. Guests with special dietary needs can be accommodated if requested in advance—please let us know when you make your reservation.
Located at Logan Circle (13th & P St.) NW
Washington, DC 20005
Exact street address provided with reservation.
Rates are seasonal, with Spring and Fall peak seasons for Washington. Most reservations require a 2 night stay, though 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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General Logan Room