Speechless Sunday-Is It Tacky or Eclectic?

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Mansion on "O" in DC

The Mansion on "O" Street in Washington DC is not your usual DC Hotel.  In fact it is a quirky place full of secret passageways, rooms filled to the brim with memorablia (and junk) that is the perfect place to hide from the public.  If you can find your room after opening a full length mirror or bookcase you might be lucky and remember how to get back to the lobby area.

If you are looking for something a bit different to do in DC then you might want to see if you can find one of the 32 hidden passageways that lead to the 100 rooms.  I don't think I found half of them while I was there and trust me I tried!

 

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Ken 360.609.0226 Vancouver Homes for Sales
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wow, what a room.  where do you start with comments

May 23, 2010 11:15 AM #1
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Donna Harris
Donna Homes, PLR - Austin, TX
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Memorabalia, junk, tomAto, tomato... How can they track if things go missing? What a mess!

May 23, 2010 11:20 AM #2
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Michael J. O'Connor
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I don't believe that words actually describe what you've found.  Tacky AND eclectic might be appropriate.....

May 23, 2010 11:20 AM #3
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Carra Riley
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Cindy...I can't even describe what I feel from your picture.  Junk?  Eclectic, maybe.  Wow, might be had to remember what you were there for.

cosmic cow

May 23, 2010 11:33 AM #4
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Paula McDonald
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Bizzaro to say the least.  I would be afraid of getting trapped in that room and having to endure the over stimulation of needless junk for any longer than I had to.  :)

May 23, 2010 11:33 AM #5
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Cindy:  Thank God it's a tourist attraction.  I look at a room like that and think immediately how to declutter it and get it ready for market.  In my opinion, there's way too much stuff in that room.

May 23, 2010 11:56 AM #6
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John Thomas
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Very interesting indeed... based on the photo I would dare to say it is both tacky and eclectic--all in a good way, of course.

May 23, 2010 02:54 PM #7
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Kate Elim
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Hi Cindy...My first thought was, who runs this place and what is their story.  Second thought, who dusts all these things.

Tacky in a quirky way.

Kate

P.S.  What were you doing there?  Were you a guest?  How was the experience...other than maybe geting lost a few times?

 

May 23, 2010 10:29 PM #8
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Words can ere express...

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May 24, 2010 05:39 AM #9
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Cindy Jones
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Ken-oh trust me we had plenty of comments when as we wandered through the rooms :-)

Donna-oh and EVERYTHING is for sale!  I don't know how they would track some of the small things lying around but I guess it is an honor system.

Michael-and this is only ONE room out of 100!

 

May 24, 2010 06:51 AM #10
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Carra-you should have seen the John Lennon room!  Ther was actually a holigram of John Lennon's face on the floor.

 

Paula-just think how crazy it is to realize that everyroom in the Mansion is similiarly filled with treasurers.

 

Chris Ann-it is actually a members club.  Private parties and a lot of famous folks stay there since no one can find them :-)

May 24, 2010 06:55 AM #11
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Cindy Jones
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John- I think it depends on how much you have to drink before you start searching for all of the rooms.

 

Kathleen-it is a combination of 5 DC townhouses. You connect to them through all of the secret passageways.  I was there for a party for a friend who is a member.  But I stayed a few blocks away at a "regular" hotel as I couldn't afford a room at the Mansion!

 

Michael-how true!

 

 

May 24, 2010 06:58 AM #12
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Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
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how interesting and quirky all at the same time. I need to read up on this more. Sounds like an interesting place to visit.

May 24, 2010 11:27 PM #13
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Cindy Jones
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Martha-they allow you to do self guided tours during the week for a $5 donation.  Something different to do in DC.

May 25, 2010 06:45 AM #14
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Jim Frimmer
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I'll go with eclectically tacky.

I'm glad to read that it's a hotel and not someone's home that you're trying to help them sell.

May 25, 2010 10:05 PM #15
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JIm-okay I'll accept your definition.  If it was a home for sale we would be having an entirely different post.

May 26, 2010 06:45 AM #16
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Hi Cindy...Thanks for mentioning telling us a little bit more this place.  I'm going to send this to my daughter-in-law.  She likes funky things and if she has some extra time while in D.C. she might take a look.

Kate

May 27, 2010 07:15 PM #17
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Cindy Jones
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Kate-it is just off of Dupont Circle so it is easy to find.  Just look for the two big lion statues at the door.

May 28, 2010 06:36 AM #18
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