Unlike in many District B&Bs, the six rooms here have a contemporary vibe. They’re all decked out with designer furniture and monochrome color schemes, which stands in nice contrast to the ‘manor’ itself, a lovely old DC residence that blends in easily with nearby embassies. Breakfast is continental style. There's a $20 surcharge for single-night stays.

The gracious hosts can direct you to drinking and dining action in the U St Corridor (a few blocks away), 14th St in Logan Circle (about a half-mile) and 18th St in Adams Morgan (also about a half-mile away).