Comfort, Convenience, and Charm at The Frontenac

The Frontenac is an apartment community nestled in the heart of Northwest Washington DC. At The Frontenac, you will find studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments for rent. You will love the classic architecture of the building, which is expressed through high ceilings, arched doorways, and traditional wainscoting. These cat-friendly apartments feature spacious layouts, beautiful hardwood flooring, large closets, sunrooms, stainless steel appliances and more. Residents can also enjoy taking in the view from the rooftop lounge. Located in the Van Ness neighborhood of Washington DC, The Frontenac is in close proximity to all that the city has to offer. Wherever your interests take you, you'll be happy to come home to the Frontenac. WC Smith embraces the belief that great customer service is our best amenity. Living at The Frontenac means experiencing a higher level of service. Our service team is available 24 hours a day and you can access your resident account online any time; day or night. Discover classic charms and modern conveniences of The Frontenac.

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Van Ness Washington DC

The Frontenac is located in Van Ness (also known as Wakefield). Once the site of the Bureau of Standards office district, Van Ness has grown to embrace art, culture, and cuisine. Get some fresh air in Soapstone Valley or Rock Creek Park. Need a hearty meal? Head to Sfoglina, Thai Pad or Bread Furst. And with the Van Ness Metro station a short stroll away, you’ll be in the heart of DC in a matter of minutes.

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What our residents think

The Frontenac is a great building. Friendly staff and quick at solving any request you submit. I would highly recommend.

The space is nice, better size than any other studio I toured, and better value for that size. The staff are very nice. I've only had to submit a maintenance request once, and when I did, they responded and fixed my issue in a timely manner.

I have enjoyed my time at the Frontenac for the last year. Renee, Colin, Juan and the rest of the team are always incredibly helpful and pleasant to see around the building. Maintenance requests are resolved quickly and easily. The architecture in the units is lovely with pretty arches, built ins, and sun rooms. The building in general is giving Eloise at the Plaza and personally I have embraced and loved that.

I have absolutely loved living at the Frontenac for the past year! The service staff and leasing office ladies, Renee and Claire, are super responsive, the complex is clean and well maintained, and the community is cozy and quiet. No ridiculous overcharges/rents for bringing a cat along.

Excellent management and excellent staff. Living in the Frontenac is virtually worry-free and very pleasant!

The Frontenac is a fantastic place to live. Onsite management and maintenance staff are so friendly, responsive, and helpful. The building is older, but really well maintained and very quiet. I lived there for three years and only left due to an out-of-state move—would highly recommend!

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