1627 16th Street Northwest
With its mosaic entrance tiles and original marble staircase, the Embassy Inn oozes old-world charm, and not without reason. Originally built as an eight-unit apartment house in 1911, it was converted into a thirty-room hotel in 1919, assuming its current incarnation as a thirty-eight-room hotel in 1987. The Embassy Inn is one of the best options for the budget traveler, free breakfast included. The hotel offers wireless Internet connection but signal strength may be an issue. Although the rooms are a bit on the smaller side, they are comfortable. However, the furnishings can do with some refurbishing. The fact that it allows pets is an added advantage for the animal lover, but may dissuade certain people. Being close to Dupont Circle places the Embassy Inn at a very convenient location in Washington DC. You have a lot of dining and shopping options in the area, besides being close to the city’s museums (Smithsonian), monuments (Capitol), and universities (George Washington University). If in a quandary over directions, the hotel staff would be more than willing to help you out. In conclusion, the Embassy Inn is not recommended for the traveler looking for luxuries, but for the budget traveler looking for a bargain, it is an ideal choice!