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Akwaaba DC

At a Glance


  • neighborhood location
  • nice breakfasts
  • well-kept historic home
  • non-intrusive service


  • smallish bathrooms
  • older
  • some noise street-facing rooms

Akwaaba DC Review

If your perfect vacation includes a having a good book, warm fire, and soft bed, then the charming Akwaaba DC bed-and-breakfast is your dream come true. The brainchild of former Essence editor Monique Greenwood, the 1890s town-house-turned-guesthouse celebrates the richness of African-American literature. Each of the rooms is named and decorated in the spirit of one the genre's greats like Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, or Walter Mosley—and their classic prose is always on hand for guests to enjoy. Children over 12 are welcome, but pets are not. Several guests recommend the Langston and Zora rooms.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1708 16th St. NW, Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20009 | Map It
  • Phone: 877/893–3233
  • Website:
  • Metro Dupont Circle.
  • Location: Dupont Circle

    Hotel Details

  • 7 rooms, 1 apartment.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 06-05-2013

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