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1921 Gessford B&B is a small, loft style property located on Capitol Hill, minutes from Eastern Market. The guest space is the first floor of the house, including a living room, bedroom and private bath.
Living room at 1921 Gessford Bed and Breakfast
The bedroom is tucked under the staircase to the second floor and is furnished with a queen bed
Bedroom at 1921 Gessford B&B
A comfortable bedroom with queen bed
Queen bedroom at 1921 Gessford Bed and Breakfast
This cozy patio makes for a great oasis in warmer months.
Patio at 1921 Gessford Bed and Breakfast
A unique, open and eclectic home, 1921 Gessford Bed and Breakfast is not your typical home. Best described as loft style, the home offers an open floor plan with unique architectural design in almost every corner.
1921 Gessford Bed and Breakfast
1921 Gessford Bed and Breakfast

          11th & Independence Avenue SE

Our Home

The 1921 Gessford B&B has been designed with a bright open floor plan, styled architecture, and artful décor. Our loft-style bed and breakfast has two accommodations that sleep up to four guests, with our Queen Suite on the first floor and the Queen Loft on the third floor, which must be reserved with the Queen Suite – it cannot be booked separately.

On the second floor, you’ll find two additional living rooms, the house kitchen where breakfast is served, and a half bath. A full, hot cooked breakfast is made by your hosts each morning and breakfast times are flexible based on your schedule, from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Please alert us to any dietary requirements or allergy restrictions.

Registered guests may also enjoy the rooftop deck during the warmer months or to view a stunning sunset over DC. Unfortunately we are unable to host parties or gatherings and can only accommodate guests on the deck.

The third floor does accommodate private office space for the innkeeper. 

Neighborhood/Getting Around

1921 Gessford Bed & Breakfast is nestled in Washington DC’s vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood and is centrally located to many of the top attractions in a very walkable area.  If you are coming to to DC for sightseeing, it is an easy trip to the National Mall, Historic Monuments and Museums, U.S. Capitol, U.S. Supreme Court and more!

The Eastern Market metro is a quick 10-minute walk from this property. Additionally, there are several Metrobus routes that are within a five-minute walk or guests can hop on the DC Circulator with routes running close by.  If you want to explore the city via bike, there are several Capital Bikeshare stations nearby as well!

Additionally, this neighborhood offers a wide variety of fabulous restaurants within walking distance, including but not limited to Acqua Al 2, We the Pizza, Montmartre and the famed Eastern Market itself, a premier food and arts market. 

Reservations and Arrivals

Rates are seasonal with spring and fall being peak seasons for our area.  We require advanced reservations with a minimum two-night stay. One-night stays can be accommodated, based on availability, one to three 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. The owners cannot guarantee an exact space; however, you can usally find something within a block or two of the home. All of our properties are smoke free and although we love them, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guest pets.

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 p.m. or 11 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. 


  • Large living area with flat screen TV with cable
  • Private patio
  • Rooftop 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


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