Built in the 1870s, the Park Avenue Mansion is a historic bed and breakfast positioned perfectly to take advantage of Lafayette Square's many restaurants and shops. After having once served as a birthing hospital, funeral parlor, physician's office and boarding house, the home has been beautifully reimagined and restored. Enjoy breakfast in the picturesque gardens, or, from October 16 through April 1, dine in with an elegant five-course preselect dinner. Coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day, and during the spring and summer, take advantage of herbal iced tea and mint-infused lemonade. Fall and winter brings organic chai or a hot cocoa.