Because we are a small Bed and Breakfast with a limited number of rooms, guests are responsible for payment of all nights reserved. We understand that circumstances arise, sometimes out of a guest’s control, requiring the cancellation of a reservation. However, as a small Bed and Breakfast, cancellations have a significant impact on us and the services we are able to provide. Therefore, we cannot make exceptions to the cancellation policies. We appreciate your understanding and we suggest purchasing trip insurance for your stay.  Trip insurance often covers many of the unexpected things that interrupt your travel at the last minute.


Our Cancellation Policy for reservations made with us over the telephone with our personnel or thru the WilliamLewisHouse.com Reservations page have the following cancellation policy:


"Reservations must be canceled  or changes made before 12:01 am seven calendar days before your arrival date  If you cancel your reservation or shorten your stay after this date you will forfeit your deposit.  If you cancel your reservation or shorten your reservation after 12:01 am one day before your scheduled arrival date or do not arrive, your credit card will be charged your full amount due.    Refunds will only be made if space is re-rented.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause you but we guarantee all of our reservations.  In return,  you guarantee that you will pay for the reservation or cancel it according to the above terms.  A $25.00 cancellation/change fee will be charged to all cancellations or changes regardless of reason.  Reservations must be canceled via email for documentation purposes and followed up with a phone call."


Reservations made thru other web sites and thru other vendors may have different cancellation polices. Please read them carefully before making your reservation.


We strongly recommend considering purchasing travel insurance to cover many unexpected events that interrupt your travel.




The Bed and Breakfast is a private facility and is for the exclusive use of our guests. This ensures the quiet, relaxing and secure nature of the environment for all of the guests. If a guest would like to have an after hours visitor, it must be prearranged with the staff. Guest rooms are intended for the use of guests only and are not to be used as gathering places. Guests are welcome to invite their friends into the common areas of the B&B between the hours of 7am and 9pm without prior arrangement.



We have a limited number of off street secured parking spaces. Reservations must me made in advance for these spaces. There are generally unlimited street parking spaces on weekends and holidays. We regret we cannot be responsible for the security of your vehicle.  W also recommend that you pay close attention to parking signs if you choose to park on the street.  Our city does many things well and parking enforcement is one of the things they do extremely well.



While we love children our B&B does not meet the needs of children (including infants) less than 13 years of age. We are only able to accept extremely well behaved children over the age of 13 years.



We have a lovable pet of our own. She loves guests but other animals cause her to be a pest. We are unable to accommodate pets.



Room occupancy is limited to a maximum of two guests* per room. The costs per room are based on the number of persons occupying them. Guests reserving one room but arriving with more than two people* (regardless of age) will be held to the two person* maximum occupancy and will be responsible for the full room rate regardless of whether or not they choose to stay.


*Our two in suite queens and one other queen room are the only exception to the two person maximum. They will accommodate up to four persons with prior arrangement.


All rates and terms are subject to change without prior notice.


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"Thank you so much for all. You are wonderful hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Washington and at your B&B" G&I, October 2011


The B&B at the William Lewis House | 1309 R St., N.W. |Washington, DC  20009 | Reservations: 800-465-7574

 Local: 202-462-7574 | Guestrooms: 202-462-3175