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Dupont Circle

Swann House

1808 New Hampshire Ave N.W.
Washington, DC, 20009, United States
TEL: (202) 265-4414

A nip of sherry from a crystal tumbler in this house's aristocratic sitting room may make you feel like a guest in a very elegant private home—and so you are. The 1883 Dupont Circle mansion, which you'd be forgiven for mistaking for a minor embassy, has been in the Ross family since 1989. The nine distinctively finished guest rooms are one-of-a-kind; the Blue Sky Suite is a fantasy of the French countryside, with a wrought-iron bed and a roaring fireplace, while the Lighthouse Room squeezes seafaring style into a small, round turret (all rooms have pretty, if old-fashioned, private baths). In summer, cool off in the outdoor pool, private behind a trellised wall.

Room to Book:

Room to Book: The Duomo is positively regal, with Gothic windows and a turret bathroom featuring an oversize claw-foot bathtub.

Insider Tip:

Tip: Book early to get your choice of rooms—especially during cherry-blossom season.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Breakfast Included
  • B&B/Guesthouse
  • Concierge
  • Family Friendly
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • WiFi

Year Opened: 1996

Number of Suites: 3


Number of Rooms: 12


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