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Swann House Bed & Breakfast

1808 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

Phone 202-265-4414

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Ideally situated in the heart of Washington DC's historic Dupont Circle Swann House welcomes you to the Nation's Capital. Our bed and breakfast is conveniently located in close proximity to the White House, Smithsonian Museums as well as the Convention Center and several universities including Georgetown, American, George Washington and Howard. Swann House is the perfect place to call home whether visiting for sightseeing, business or a well-deserved romantic getaway.

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$100-199, $200-299, $300+

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  • Visa
  • MC
  • AmEx
  • Discover
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Gift Certificates

Weekends, Holidays, Peak Season


Over 12



Business Hours

  • Pool
  • Gardens on Property
  • Business Center
  • GLBT Friendly




Wireless, Complimentary


Our guestrooms are individually decorated with rich colors and luxurious fabrics creating a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Every guestroom has a private bath and is well appointed with sumptuous robes, luxurious bath amenities, sateen sheets and down pillows, featherbeds, hair dryers and irons. Select rooms feature wood burning fireplaces, whirlpool bathtubs and private decks for added luxury. Each room has cable TV and telephones with voice mail and data ports. Local phone calls and Internet access are complimentary. Internet is password protected. Swann House is fully air-conditioned.

  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites

Queen, King



  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Featherbeds
  • Fireplaces
  • Hairdryers
  • Luxury Linens
  • Private Deck
  • Telephones
  • Whirlpool or Jacuzzi
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Ironing Boards
  • Laundry Service

  • Cable TV

More about our rooms

Our bountiful continental breakfast features our homemade granola, a variety of cereal, fresh baked goods, a display of seasonal fruit, assorted yogurt, breads for toasting, Harney & Sons fine teas and a selection of fruit juices.

Each morning, you’ll enjoy one of our gourmet entrées which may include Oven-Baked French Toast stuffed with sautéed apples, Frittata with Farm Fresh Vegetables or Egg Torte with Chorizo just to name a few. Swann House supports local farmers and organic growers in order to provide you with a fresh and delicious start to your day.



Individual Tables, Communal, Flexible Times



  • Special Diets Accommodated
  • Vegetarian Options

  • Complimentary Beverages
  • Afternoon Tea/Refreshments
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • Early Coffee/Tea


  • Antique Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Biking
  • Garden Tours
  • Historic Sites
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Shopping
  • Sports Events
  • State/National Parks
  • Winery Tours

More on what to do at our inn

Swann House offers our guests an elegant venue for intimate wedding receptions, bridal teas and private parties. The grand ambiance of Swann House is enhanced by spacious rooms with twelve foot ceilings, elaborate crown moldings, in-laid wood floors and crystal chandeliers. Our antique baby grand piano is available to create yet another layer of warmth and elegance to your event. Swann House can comfortably accommodate a maximum of 75 guests for a standing cocktail buffet and 36 guests for a seated dinner.

  • Ceremony
  • Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinner

  • Indoor


More about our weddings services