An August 2002 trip
to Washington, D.C. by Jon M
Quote: Wanting to "get away" without actually travelling anywhere, my wife and I decided to take a day off of work stay at one of Igougo's featured B&B's for one night. In addition, this journal a list of our favorite restaurants.
Hotel | "Bull Moose B&B"
We were given the Sequoia room on the second floor, and we scampered up the steep flight of stairs to find a comfortable room (with a private bathroom) situated in the corner turret of the Victorian house. The bed was a queen-sized iron sleigh bed, and it was placed in the turret in such a way that it was surrounded by the windows. There was also a full-sized day bed in the room. There was one issue with the beds, but I'll get to that at the end.
The inn's theme is centered around Teddy Roosevelt, but the owners have used it with tasteful moderation. For example, the rooms are named after significant events, people, and things in TR's life and administration, but guests are not haunted with his portraint or bust at every turn. On the contrary, the decor is handsome and warm. The hardwood floors are worn, but well preserved, and the furnishings and decorations complement the floor's soft glow with rich green and brown themes.
In addition to the tasteful atmosphere, the breakfast is excellent. The innkeeper, Elizabeth, is very warm and talkative. She lives nearby on the Hill, and impressed us with her knowledge of the city. We were presented with fresh-from-the-oven muffins and banana bread, as well as bagels, hard-boiled eggs, fruit salad, strong fresh coffee, juice, and 3 or 4 cereals. As my wife had a deadline to meet that day for work, she left shortly after breakfast. I, on the other hand, had no such obligations, and spent the rest of the morning reading the Times, the Post, and the Wall Street Journal in the parlor until it was time to check out.
The were only two negative marks against the place. First, our sheets were not clean (both beds!). We were pretty astounded given the inn's attention to every other detail. Second, the inn and especially our room was not that well air conditioned. DC gets very hot in the summer, and guests bothered by the heat, may find the temperature in the inn to be uncomfortable.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 27, 2002
Bull Moose Bed & Breakfast on Capitol Hill
101 5th Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
Washington D.C., District of Columbia