United States Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Nightlife Where to Stay Neighborhoods Events Getaways All Washington, D.C. Explore the Mansion on O Street in Washington, DC By Rachel Cooper Rachel Cooper Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Rachel Cooper is a travel writer who has lived in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 25 years. She is also the author of several books covering the capital and mid-Atlantic regions. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 06/01/19 Share Pin Email Rain0975/Flickr/CC BY-ND 2.0 The Mansion on O Street is an unusual place and one of Washington’s best-kept secrets. It is a non-profit organization and museum, bed and breakfast, a conference and event venue, and a private club. The Mansion was created more than 30 years ago by H.H. Leonards-Spero as a haven for artists and a place to allow visitors to unwind and be creative. The Victorian-style home resides on a quiet street in the heart of Dupont Circle and is actually five interconnected row houses with more than 100 rooms. The entire property is decorated with donated items and retains many period details from the 19th and 20th centuries. Everything is for sale (except for the guitars that have been signed by famous musicians). The décor is colorful and includes an eclectic collection of antiques and memorabilia. The furnishings change often. Over the years, The Mansion on O has been a haven for heads of state, foreign dignitaries, business leaders, writers, artists, musicians, and scientists. Non-Profit Organization and Museum As a non-profit organization that operates primarily by donations, The O Street Museum Foundation encourages and embraces creativity through programs such as artist-in-residence, live concerts, workshops and kids programs. With more than 100 rooms, 32 secret doors, 15,000 pieces of art, and 20,000 books, the Mansion is an interesting place to explore. A wide range of tours are available including treasure hunts, self-guided tours, group tours, book tours, music tours, breakfast tours, afternoon dessert tea tours, champagne tours and more. Advance online reservations are required. Bed and Breakfast Accommodations The Mansion on O Street offers 23 guest rooms. The accommodations are unconventional and may not appeal to individuals who prefer standard hotel rooms. Each room has its own theme and unique décor. Some of the rooms have kitchens, while all of them have private baths and modern amenities, internet access, and a complimentary breakfast. Per diem rates are accepted for government employees. Long term stays, and group rates are available. The Mansion is conveniently located within walking distance to a variety of museums, restaurants, bookstores, and private art galleries. The closest Metro station is Dupont Circle. Conferences and Special Events The relaxed environment of the Mansion on O makes it a unique place to host a conference, business meeting, wedding, reception, or another special event. There are 12 conference rooms and private spaces that can accommodate small gatherings or up to 300 people for a large event. Catering and event planning services are available. There is a large commercial kitchen and a five-star chef. Private Club The Mansion on O offers annual memberships that provide exclusive benefits including discounts on hotel rooms, Sunday champagne brunch and tea service, complimentary passes to weekly events, late night dining, library loan program (music & books), private meals, complimentary interior design and/or art consultation and much more. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit The 9 Best Washington, D.C. Hotels with Outdoor Pools in 2021 The 8 Best Texas Hill Country Hotels The Best Hotels in Greenville, South Carolina The 8 Best Turks & Caicos Hotels The 11 Best Chicago Hotels of 2021 The 9 Best Maui Hotels of 2021 The 10 Best Niagara Falls Hotels of 2021 The Lyle Hotel Review - Washington, D.C. The 9 Best Chicago Hotels with a View of 2021 Dupont Circle Photos: Images of Washington DC The 6 Best Hotels Near the 2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade The 9 Best Budget Washington, D.C. Hotels of 2021 Explore the Dupont Circle Neighborhood in Washington, D.C. TripSavvy Editors' Choice Awards 2018: Inns, B&Bs and Boutiques The 10 Best Hotels in Montevideo The Best Time to Visit Washington D.C.