Monday, October 4, 2010

New bed and breakfast on Kenyon Street

This is pretty neat: there's a new "bed and basket" at 1207 Kenyon St NW called the Asante Sana Guest Quarters. A bed and basket is like a bed and breakfast, but with a basket of fruit and such instead of a full breakfast. The place is a townhouse with four different rooms at $150 and $175 a night: might be a nice spot for visiting guests or time away from your house.

Always nice to see different kinds of retail coming to the neighborhood. There's also a guest house I believe on Columbia Road near 14th.


  1. Boo, pretty ugly... But fits well into the overall picture, DC hotels/hostels in general are rather frightening.

  2. This place has actually been there for months (my relatives stayed there when they visited in July), although I'm not sure it was fully functioning. There was also at least one long-term "guest" staying there at that point. Hopefully this means it is in better shape and will function more like a regular B&B.

  3. Thanks anon #2, did not know that. The owner just emailed me about it the other day.

  4. I stayed at Asante Sana GQ in September-business during the week and a much deserved weekend vacation. It is a great place to stay when visiting DC. The location is great- a couple blocks from the metro, minutes away from Capital Hill and most DC tourist attractions; a short, safe walking distance to stores and restaurants, Just loved it!

    The room (the DuBois) was large and comfortable-memory foam mattress and large flat screen TV, writing desk, microwave and sm. frig., big windows and lot's of light. Large in suite bathroom with lots of fluffy, soft towels.

    The price was very reasonable, especially considering convenient location and fact you have use of an entire house (seating room, dining room and kitchen). You do have to make your own bed but at only a little more than 50% of comparable hotel prices, I didn't mind that at all. Besides, I don't like people in my room when I'm not there anyway.

    Asante Sana made may trip to DC very enjoyable. It will be my home away from home whenever I visit DC.

  5. the Asante Sana great location. you are two blocks from the train, bus station, nice restaraunts, shopping, etc. the Asante with its elegant design and furnishings is very warm and comfortable. i spent the week there during the Black Caucus. I will be telling all my friends in California this is the place to stay when in D.C.

    The price is very affordable and making the bed and cooking for yourself is what i like to do anyway...


  6. DC Lover's comment's seem a bit like disingenuous - as it is the very same comments posted on Yelp. I fail to see how someone would be that thrilled about a place to post it all over the place. I'd like to see some real reviews instead of fake ones.

  7. Great homey place. Nice original character retained after a complete renovation. they left the original wood trim up and layout. It's like renting out a whole house. You get the kitchen, yard, nobody around unless you need something and call them. But if you get conditioner instead of shampoo it won't get replaced for several hours. Nice staff though, comfortable beds, clean, definitely 5-star! My parents have now stayed there twice.



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