Plenty of Dupont Circle’s handsome, century-old townhomes and Victorians have taken on new lives as hotel-inns and B&Bs, but each has its own character. Hipsters and bohemians might favor the Tabard Inn; offbeat artists and unconventional millionaires like to roost at the Mansion on O St. Swann House is for lovers, gal pals, and fans of House Beautiful designs.
Built in 1883, the inn’s architectural features include a large arched front porch with balcony overhead, 12-foot-high ceilings, a turret, fluted woodwork, thick crown moldings, and parquet floors. Twelve guest rooms, including 4 suites, range in size, color scheme and theme. From the lovely Blue Sky suite with its French toile fabrics to the Parisian suite with its coral-shaded walls and Parisian decor, everything is just so pretty.
Amenities like free WiFi, a sumptuous breakfast, and a small pool and garden make your stay all the more pleasurable.
Metro: Dupont Circle on the Red Line. Q St. (north) exit.