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Mansion on O Street

At a Glance


  • one-of-a-kind
  • serious about privacy
  • glamorous common areas
  • sumptuous buffets


  • layout makes for many dark rooms
  • eccentric staff and service

Mansion on O Street Review

Rock 'n' roll palace meets urban thrift shop in this unique guesthouse, a scramble of five side-by-side town houses crammed with art, kitsch, and everything in between. Nothing here suggests a hotel: from a two-story log-cabin suite with fish tanks and pony-skin chairs to the John Lennon–theme room with a signed guitar case and hologrammed bathroom floor, this is the most unusual sleep in town. Squander your evenings shooting pool in the billiards room, or pick up one of the ubiquitous guitars and write a song about the place. There's no menu, instead the kitchen invites guests to wander in and eat as they please, or submit a request in advance. Watch for secret doorways, some left from when the mansion was a dorm for Hoover's G-Men. Long term stays are welcome, and your privacy is sacred here.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2020 O St. NW, Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036
  • Phone: 202/496–2020
  • Website:
  • Metro Dupont Circle.
  • Location: Dupont Circle

    Hotel Details

  • 18 rooms, 11 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 06-05-2013

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