This elegant, historic (circa 1873) townhouse is located among other stately town-homes on a tree-lined street just 1/2 block from the new Walter E. Washington Convention Center off Blagden Alley. The property has a pedigree as the home of the first African American Senator to serve a full term in office, Senator Blanche Kelso Bruce of Mississippi. The apartment recently underwent a full renovation. You and your guests will enjoy the spacious ambiance, modern leather furniture, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, dining room seating for 8, and fireplace (no fires please for safety). The large bedroom has a queen bed, a modern bunk bed/sofa, bay window, 2 large walk-in closets with organizers, and a door to the back patio or parking. The full bath features bamboo walls and has a tub/shower combination. Parking is available for a fee; however, there is limited but restricted street parking.
We provide a detailed Welcome Guide upon confirmation of your reservation with helpful details about your apartment, neighborhood and Washington to ensure that you get the most out of your visit. Please note this property is in a building and you may hear noise from your neighbors.
One-bedroom apartment accommodates 5 people (Queen bed; bunk bed for 2, convertible sofa)
All new kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances
Metro Stops: Mt Vernon Sq-Convention Center – Yellow & Green Lines
Central AC and heat
Full bath with Combination bath-shower
Two 40" TVs
Optional off-street secure parking (fee)
The new Convention Center/Blagden Alley area radiates urban cool. You'll be just 5 blocks away from landmarks like the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of American Art. The White House and the National Gallery of Art on the National Mall are both an 11-block walk. If you are here for a concert or sporting event the Verizon Center is just 6 blocks away. You'll be able to run most errands on foot, not to mention walking to a variety of really wonderful and interesting restaurants and cafes (check out Table, Rogue 24, and Corduroy). There's also a Giant supermarket two blocks away if you'd prefer to eat at home in your peaceful space.
Do you like to shop? The CityCenterDC complex boasts a host of temptations, including Kate Spade, Allen Edmonds, Hugo Boss--and a Tumi store if you need additional luggage for new purchases! You'll also be walking distance from several popular downtown DC neighborhoods, including the lively Blagden Alley Historic area, Penn Quarter, DuPont Circle, 14th and U.
Blagden Alley residents embrace the historic roots of the neighborhood; the convenience of the new modern convention center and the Metro; and the chicness of this neighborhood.
You won't need a car. The Mt Vernon - Convention Center Metro is 1 and a half blocks away. Union Station, nearby, is a transportation hub for the mid-Atlantic region. The station contains two train lines (AMTRAK; and MARC trains to and from Maryland). Also accessible are the Metro's Red Line; Metrobuses; the "Circulator" Bus; tour operators; rental cars; and bikes.
If you do have a car with you, we offer off street parking for a small additional nightly fee.