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Top-rated vacation rentals in Washington

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Private room in Northwest Washington
CONVENTION CENTER/SHAW DowntownDC PRIVATE BED/BATH
A new, cozy, and quiet bedroom with private bathroom in a beautiful townhouse in a prime location: Mount Vernon (Convention Center) and Logan Circle. 5 blocks to 2 metro stations (Mount Vernon Square and Shaw/Howard University). Steps to several amenities, including restaurants, cafes, and shops such as Safeway, Giant Food, Compass Cafe, SweetGreen, Busboys, and many many restaurants. Less than a mile from Union Station and around the corner from I-395 and I-295. Lots of natural sunlight
$92 per night
Private room in Northeast Washington
Cozy Room in H St/ Easy to Downtown/Free Parking
The private room is small room. a perfect place for a short term stay in DC. The room can be locked. The room also comes with a small fridge. / Hair dryer, Free Coffee, Towels, Shampoo/Body wash etc. /2 Blocks Away from H. Street – Restaurants, Coffee, Bars / Walk to FREE DCStreetCar( from Union Station to the House)/ Circulator Bus($1) takes you downtown to White House, Capitol, National Mall and more/ 12 Minute Drive to Ronald Reagan Airport (DCA)/ Check in Any time After 3PM.
$53 per night
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Rental unit in Dupont Circle
Studio A · DuPont Circle/Kalorama Luxury Apartment
Iconic Historic Kalorama/Dupont Mansion. Fully furnished luxury studio. This property was fully renovated with high-end finishes and complete with designer furnishings. OUR SANITATION PROCESS Prior to arrival, your rental will have been cleaned by our housekeeping staff using cleaning products that are on the EPA approved list of those effective against COVID-19 and many other microbes. We are also paying particular attention to high-touch areas.
$129 per night

Stay near Washington's top sights

Photo of National Mall
National Mall1,112 locals recommend
Photo of Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History647 locals recommend
Photo of Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Smithsonian National Zoological Park773 locals recommend
Photo of Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial697 locals recommend
Photo of MGM National Harbor
MGM National Harbor361 locals recommend
Photo of Capital One Arena
Capital One Arena305 locals recommend

Washington summer vacation rentals

Private room in Dupont Circle
Historic DuPont Circle Inn ~ Cuban Room
$123 per night
Private room in Georgetown
Sunlit room near Georgetown and Embassy Row
$115 per night
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Private room in Northwest Washington
Comfortable bdrm in 110+ yr old home w/large desk
$70 per night
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Rental unit in Capitol Hill
5 Star Cap Hill Apt-Free Parking-Best Location!
$125 per night
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Rental unit in Capitol Hill
Charming Flat Right by the Capitol
$140 per night
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Private room in Northwest Washington
The urban escape with an at home feel
$85 per night
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Private room in Northwest Washington
Charming bdrm in 110+yr home w/wood fireplace
$80 per night
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Private room in Georgetown
Charming Georgetown 3-room suite, full of light!
$100 per night
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Private room in Northwest Washington
Private Room in Quiet, Eclectic Home in Quaint Mt. Pleasant
$76 per night
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Rental unit in Dupont Circle
DC's "Main Event" ✭✭✭✭✭ A Premier Studio Stay Steps from The White House
$177 per night
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Rental unit in Dupont Circle
#2 Excellent Deal Dupont Circle Near White House
$135 per night
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Townhouse in Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill Studio on Lincoln Park, Free PARKING
$194 per night
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Downtown Washington vacation rentals

Private room in Capitol Hill
Private Room on Capitol Hill/H Street Corridor
$60 per night
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Rental unit in Dupont Circle
Dupont Retreat
$145 per night
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Private room in Northwest Washington
Front Suite(1BD/1BA) *Convention Center/DT/Metro
$93 per night
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Private room in Dupont Circle
Historic Dupont Circle Inn ~ Lola's Room
$140 per night
Private room in Georgetown
Gorgeous upper level bedroom, quiet
$116 per night
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Rental unit in Dupont Circle
Sparkling Studio in Adams Morgan/Dupont Circle
$173 per night
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Rental unit in Dupont Circle
Washingtonian Designer Studio near The White House
$183 per night
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Rental unit in Northwest Washington
Chic 1 bedroom Apartment in the Heart of the City
$113 per night
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Private room in Northeast Washington
Welcome to this one of kind room.
$58 per night
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Private room in Northwest Washington
Furnished Executive Room #5 near convention center
$52 per night
Rental unit in Northwest Washington
Urban Oasis in DC's Trendy 14th & U St Area
$118 per night
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Rental unit in Dupont Circle
Comfortable. Tidy. Accessible. Dupont 1BR.
$149 per night

Stays in Georgetown

Residential · Historic · Quiet · Vibrant · Picturesque

Rental unit in Georgetown
Georgetown Modern Chic 1 Bedroom
$145 per night
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Guest suite in Georgetown
Cozy Apartment in Georgetown historic townhouse
$170 per night
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Private room in Georgetown
Cozy Suite in the heart of Georgetown
$155 per night
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Rental unit in Georgetown
Heart of Georgetown charming apartment!
$107 per night
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Stays in Dupont Circle

Bohemian · Quiet · Historic · Hip · Vibrant

Condo in Dupont Circle
DuPont Stylish 1BR, Near Metro, with Parking
$199 per night
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Rental unit in Dupont Circle
Dupont 1BR. Spacious & Stylish.
$132 per night
Rental unit in Dupont Circle
Clean and quiet. Dupont 1Br
$149 per night
Rental unit in Dupont Circle
Sojourn on Q | DuPont Circle
$263 per night

Stays in Old Town

Rental unit in Old Town
The Prince Suite at Prince Street Inn
$153 per night
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Rental unit in Old Town
The Eisenhower Offers Elegant Living and a Rooftop Retreat
$149 per night
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Rental unit in Old Town
Stay on Top of the Town at the Burke.
$169 per night
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Rental unit in Old Town
Find the Duke of Zen on the Rooftop in Old Town Alexandria
$149 per night
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Tips from Washington locals

Get advice about the city from the people who know it best. Local hosts share their tips and recommendations for travelers like you.

What should I pack?

Bring a variety of layers I would definitely recommend packing in layers. temperatures can vary wildly - from 50f to 90f+ in one day. i would recommend bringing at least a sweater.

Amanda
AmandaLives in D.C.

What should I book before I arrive?

Some museums and tourist sites Get tickets for the african american history museum online with timed entries and get there early (or hit the museum late in the day (3-5) when crowds are thinner; the white house, the capitol (through your congressperson) if a us citizen; some popular restaurants (use open table); nats or caps games (although some day before, nosebleed seats are available at cheap prices); shows at the local theaters, etc.

Lisa
LisaLives in D.C.

Bible museum & washington monument While tickets are free, they must be reserved in advance. make sure to have them booked and to show up for the time slot on your ticket or you might not get in.

Amanda
AmandaLives in D.C.

What should I not miss?

Shows and performances at the atlas theater. Visit their website or simply walk to the theater to inquire about viewings.

James
JamesLives in D.C.

Bus boy's and poets - poetry, karaoke, social hour You can enjoy brunch, poetry reading, books along with their monthly youth open mic. good luck finding parking it is usually hectic on a busy night. try catching lyft/uber instead!

Michelle
MichelleLives in D.C.

How can I save money on this trip?

There are an abundance of activities to participate in that require minimal fees. The daily newspaper is a god source of information to find out what is going on in the city and where. also use your google search to find what is close.

Princess
PrincessLives in D.C.

Traveling with kids

Metro rails do have elevator access for families traveling with strollers and other carriers. Consult with metro employees to get directions or information about accommodations.

James
JamesLives in D.C.

Your guide to Washington

Introduction

The lure of Washington, DC, is no doubt in its role as a living museum of American history, packed with monuments showcasing the nation’s greatest leaders (from Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King Jr.) as well as museums honoring the diversity of our nation (such as the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of African American History and Culture). But beyond the historical and cultural landmarks is a city filled with a vibrant street life all its own, whether you’re in trendy NoMa, historic Logan Circle, green-space haven Woodley Park, or eclectic Adams Morgan.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Washington?

DC is best known for its spring, when its show of blooms is celebrated with the National Cherry Blossom Festival in late March and early April. Temperatures tend to hit highs in the mid-60s Fahrenheit then, with lows in the 40s. October brings the same weather, but with fall foliage and nippy breezes. Summers are humid (no, it’s not because the city is built on a swamp — that’s simply folklore). Muggy temperatures in the 80s can feel icky, so opt for lightweight clothes and sunscreen. Winters tend to be the low travel season for booking vacation rentals since temperatures float between the 20s and 40s. Always keep an eye out for rain, as precipitation is spread throughout the year.


What are the top things to do in Washington?

National Mall

The epicenter of American pride is no doubt this two-mile-long stretch of open space, with the Lincoln Memorial on the west, Capitol Hill on the east, the White House to the north, Jefferson Memorial to the south, and the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument in the center. Other notable sites include the Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Also peppered along the way are several of the Smithsonian museums (all with free admission), including the National Air and Space Museum, National Portrait Gallery, and National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Georgetown

In DC’s oldest neighborhood, stroll along the waterfront walkways of both the Potomac River and C&O Canal and enjoy the restaurants and nightlife, perhaps at the tavern where John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Kennedy in 1953 or a 1960s-era jazz club modeled after ones from the 1920s.

Dupont Circle

This lively neighborhood for shopping, dining, and nightlife is named after its center, a metropolitan traffic circle with a fountain and a new underground art space. Dupont Circle is also the perfect starting point for a self-guided tour along the quarter’s Embassy Row.