Victorian-Style B & B Set in Thriving Adams Morgan
Mature trees lean out over the street, creating a canopy high above Lanier Place, where ivy creeps up century-old brick buildings in a colorful, residential neighborhood. From its garden patio to the leather chair in the foyer, every detail at Adam’s Inn Bed and Breakfast is classy yet refreshingly casual. The inn acts as a relaxing home base to explore the Adams Morgan neighborhood a block south, a thriving district rife with clubs, bars, and cafés.
Said to be "modeled after those in Britain" by the Travel Channel, Adam’s Inn prides itself on its international clientele, as French, Canadian, and other countries' flags sometimes hang above the inn's porch. Antique chandeliers and fresh flowers bask in sunlight in the sitting room. Each morning, a continental breakfast fills a 10-seat table next to a brick fireplace (times vary and are posted on guests' doors nightly) as pitchers of orange juice sit next to overflowing breadbaskets, yogurt cartons, and Jello molds of Tony Blair.
Upstairs, one guest room takes its color template from a key-lime pie, with tart chartreuse walls and dark-spring-green curtains complemented by chestnut-stained wooden floors. Another room matches royal-blue drapes and bedspread with similarly blue artwork to complete the theme.
Adams Morgan: Multicultural Playground in Nation’s Capital
The playfully risqué mural for a local restaurant—a tattooed woman with flowing red hair set across two buildings—unofficially welcomes visitors to DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, a popular dining and nightlife destination with a bohemian attitude. A stroll down 18th Street reveals Latin American art galleries, European-influenced bistros, and raucous karaoke bars.
A few Metro stops to the southeast, the National Mall draws about 24 million visitors each year. With the Washington Monument in its center, the Mall spreads from the Lincoln Memorial at its western edge to the U.S. Capitol building in the east. Open every day of the year except December 25, The Smithsonian’s 19 museums and galleries boasts 137 million objects and artworks in their collections, from the Hope Diamond at the National Museum of Natural History to the Apollo 11 command module at the National Air and Space Museum.