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The Kalorama Guest House

2.5-star2.5 stars
2700 Cathedral Ave Nw, Washington, DC, 20008, United States of America

Victorian B&B within easy reach of Smithsonian's National Zoo
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
From 99 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Bar is awesome
Good internet service
Tasty breakfast
Awesome vibe

The Kalorama Guest House

from €71
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (Room 101)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (Room 201)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (Room 202)
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Room 203)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (Room 301)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (Room 302)
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Room 303)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (LL1)
  • Basic Room, 1 Twin Bed, Non Smoking (B1)
  • Basic Room, 1 Twin Bed, Non Smoking (B2)

What’s around The Kalorama Guest House


  • In Woodley Park
  • Smithsonian's National Zoo - 19 min walk
  • Washington National Cathedral - 19 min walk
  • Georgetown University - 43 min walk
  • Dupont Circle - 32 min walk
  • American University - 41 min walk
  • George Washington University Hospital - 43 min walk
  • Howard University - 43 min walk

Getting around

  • Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) - 11 min drive
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall) - 53 min drive
  • Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • College Park, MD (CGS) - 37 min drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark) - 43 min drive
  • Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton) - 44 min drive
  • Manassas, VA (MNZ-Manassas Regional) - 53 min drive
  • Washington Union Station - 7 min drive
  • Alexandria Station - 15 min drive
  • Lorton Station - 25 min drive
  • Woodley Park-Zoo Station - 6 min walk
  • Cleveland Park Station - 13 min walk
  • Van Ness-UDC Station - 25 min walk

About The Kalorama Guest House

At The Kalorama Guest House, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from Smithsonian's National Zoo and Washington National Cathedral. Free perks include WiFi and buffet breakfast daily between 8 AM and 10 AM. This Victorian bed & breakfast is also just a 5-minute drive from White House and George Washington University. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and nearby shopping. Public transportation is just a short walk: Woodley Park-Zoo Station is 6 minutes and Cleveland Park Station is 13 minutes.

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 1 PM-6:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. If you are planning to arrive after 6:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (5 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1910
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

The Kalorama Guest House’s small print

Also known as

  • Kalorama
  • The Kalorama Guest House Washington
  • The Kalorama Guest House Bed & breakfast
  • The Kalorama Guest House Bed & breakfast Washington
  • Kalorama Guest House
  • Kalorama Guest House B&B
  • Kalorama Guest House B&B Washington
  • Kalorama Guest House Washington
  • Kalorama House
  • The Kalorama Washington


Parking height restrictions apply.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 20 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 101 reviews

Good 6.0
This place is conveniently located to the zoo, Adams Morgan, DuPont Circle, and Red line Metro stop, and is reasonably priced. I had a basement room, which was overheated, and the walls and doors were very thin—I could overhear the entire phone conversation of the guy in the next room. Also, the shower for the basement rooms had only just adequately warm water, not hot.
Suzanne, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great NW DC option
Jack, owner & concierge all in one, is a really great guy. Very caring & helpful. Location is superb—walking distance to Washington Zoo and Connecticut Avenue, main artery. I will stay there again when in DC, but won’t rent a car. Public transit + Lyft makes renting car silly. Parking very scarce in Kalorama.
Brian, us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
A hidden gem.
Wonderful location, close to local shops & the Metro. The proprietor, Jack, prepares a breakfast that will keep you full all day. He goes out of his way to make his guests feel comfortable. Our room had a wonderful collection of books as well as a treasure trove of old "Life" magazines. We will return next time we visit DC.
Dov, us3 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Not what I expected based on the high ratings.
A place to sleep since most hotels were sold-out. Minimal accommodations.
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great value and location.
This is a wonderful bed and breakfast. We have stayed a number of times over the years and have never been disappointed. Jack is a welcoming and efficient host, the breakfast is varied and plentiful, and the location in Woodley Park near several buslines and the Metro can't be beat. Rooms are nicely furnished, and the dining and living room areas are spacious. A great value.
JOHN, usRomance trip

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