Zora Neale Hurston

Decorated in tribute to Zora Neale Hurston, this second floor guestroom faces picturesque 16th street and is decorated in bold red hues. One of the largest rooms in the house, it is furnished with a Brass King sized bed, antique writing secretary, and mirrored armoire. The front bay window with a window seat allows plenty of natural light. The private bath features a 2-person Jacuzzi tub and shower. More on this room



Toni Morrison

This room is rich in color, culture and texture and is inspired by Toni Morrison, a 1983 Nobel prize literary winner and a 1988 Pulitzer Prize winner for Beloved. Located on the second floor, in the middle of the house, this room features a queen-sized bed, decorative fireplace, and private, shower only bath. More on this room.




A queen-sized 4-poster canopy bed sets the tone of this second floor guestroom decorated honoring the romantic in all of us. Situated at the rear of the home, allowing for a quite peaceful nights sleep, or quiet respite from life's hectic pace. The private ensuite bath features a couple's shower with dual shower heads. More on this room.



Langston Hughes

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes is memorialized in this 3rd floor guestroom. Decorated in deep browns and greens, this room includes a small private balcony overlooking 16th street. The second of the largest rooms in the house, guests will find a king sized bed, decorative fireplace sitting area and ensuite private bath with 2 person Jacuzzi tub and shower. More on this room.



Modern Classics

Located on the 3rd floor, this guest room offers a queen sized bed with upholstered headboard, and private shower only bath. Sleek trim decor, hardwood floors and decorative fireplace give this room a modern feel mixed with old world charm. More on this room.




Walter Mosley

Best known for his Mystery novels featuring lead character Easy Rawlings, guests who stay in this suite often feel as though they are staying in Mr. Mosley's secret writing retreat. The Mosley Suite is located on the 3rd floor and rear of the home. The room offers a queen sized bed, decorative fireplace, writing desk and private bath with large shower with dual shower heads. More on this room



Inspiration Room

Be inspired in this 4th floor room. Tucked in the eves of the home, yet bright with a large skylight, neutral tone and 2 windows, this room proves to be very popular with our guests looking for a little romance or pampering. The room is furnished with a king sized iron bed and sitting alcove with 2 wing back chairs. The ensuite bath is shower only, however an antique claw-foot soaking tub is tucked in the room, and perfect for a hot bubble bath. More on this room.



The Poetry Room

The Poetry room, perfect for up to 4 guests, is furnished with 2 Queen size beds. This room is located on the 4th floor of the house (walk up only, sorry we do not have an elevator). As with all rooms at Akwaaba DC, the room has a private bath. Recently renovated, the bath featured in this room is a large walk in tiled shower. All rooms include wireless internet, and a personal refrigerator. A full homemade hot cooked breakfast is served each morning, 8 am weekdays and 9 am weekends and holidays. We have limited, reserved off street parking available, $20 per night.