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Swann House Review
You'll be hard-pressed to find a more charming inn or hosts more delightful than innkeeper Rick Verkler and his staff. Whether you are sipping morning tea in the parlor or unwinding from the day in the living room with a glass of sherry, everything is just so at this relaxing yet elegant urban retreat. The Duomo suite has a custom-made bed and spectacular bathroom complete with claw-foot tub, elegant rain shower, and whimsical mural inspired by the frescoes in Florence; the Jennifer Green Room overlooks the converted mansion's outdoor pool and deck.
From breakfast under an antique chandelier to a fireside evening sherry, the days pass grandly in this 1883 mansion. The Dupont Circle location is full of restaurants and nightlife, but many guests stay in, especially if they've booked a room with a Jacuzzi or a two-person claw-foot tub. A swimming pool beckons in summer, and fireplaces warm up the rooms in winter.
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