Now that fall is officially upon us, you know what that means: must-see TV is back on the screen. What used to be a visit with NBC’s Friends on Thursdays is now #TGIT (Thank God It’s Thursday) with plenty of drama and suspense on ABC. We’re talking of course about Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder – the Shondaland shows viewers just can’t get enough of. While you’ll be happy to know that at our B&B’s scandalous affairs, suspicious disappearances, and life or death situations don’t take place, you can still enjoy plenty of fun at an inn located in the real-life cities these fictional shows call home.
Greenlake Guest House
Greenlake Guest House in Seattle, WA
While the doctors of Grey’s Anatomy may live in Seattle, they spend so much time at the hospital that a B&B retreat should be a prescription they fill for themselves. Greenlake Guest House, centrally situated in the northern part of the city, is a 1920 craftsman-style bed and breakfast that would be a perfect dose of relaxation. Residing across the street from Green Lake in a pretty residential neighborhood, the inn has five comfortable rooms with private baths and TV/DVD. Most accommodations also feature lovely views of the lake and park, jetted tubs, and gas fireplaces. Each morning menu-based gourmet breakfasts are served on the house along with Seattle coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, fruit, and fresh-baked cookies. Guests enjoy a complimentary wine and beer hour Monday-Friday too. There are numerous shops and restaurants nearby, and the innkeepers are always happy to offer warm and personal service during any stay.
Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast
Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast in Philadelphia, PA
How to Get Away with Murder has put its legal team in some seriously antagonistic situations, but they all take place in the City of Brotherly Love. Guests will find the opposite experience to be true at Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast, a comfy inn ideally located in Philadelphia’s University City District. This beautiful B&B is a 1865 Victorian stone mansion that features exquisite architectural beauty along with modern amenities. There are six rooms and suites, each with private bath, flat-screen TV, and wireless internet. Here guests are in walking distance to several historic sites, shops, restaurants, and popular attractions including the University of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Zoo, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They also have the option of enjoying the peace and quiet this piece of paradise offers right outside of the thriving downtown scene.
Akwaaba DC in Washington, DC
The power players of Scandal are always struggling to stay on top amid all of the political agendas playing out in our nation’s capital. The only agenda on tap for guests at the elegant Akwaaba DC, conveniently located in DC’s lively and lovely Dupont Circle, is enjoyment (which suits us just fine). This historic Victorian townhouse has seven uniquely decorated rooms dedicated to African-American authors and literary genres. All accommodations feature private baths with Jacuzzi bathtubs, quality linens, antiques, and modern amenities such as wireless internet, personal refrigerators, and cable TV. Guests also have the option to rent out The Writer’s Retreat apartment, which can accommodate up to six people and includes a full kitchen, two bathrooms, and a private entrance. Each morning, a hot and hearty breakfast is served family-style. The inn offers easy access to public transportation, and guests are also in walking distance to many restaurants, boutique shops, celebrated bookstores, cozy cafes, and coffeehouses.