Last Updated October 20, 2020 10/20/2020

Top 14 Staycation Spots in Washington D.C.

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Lots of people move to Washington, D.C. for work and still have a lot of the city to explore in the various neighborhoods. And when it comes to getting to know your home base, there’s no better way to do it than with a staycation! Here are some of the best Airbnbs, VRBO properties, and hotels to book for a staycation in our nation’s capital.

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Hyatt House Washington D.C. The Wharf Hyatt House Washington D.C. The Wharf
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Hyatt House Washington D.C. The Wharf

Hyatt House Washington D.C. The Wharf

One of the best extended stay hotels in D.C., Hyatt House hotel offers a prime location. From here, you’ll get spectacular views of the Potomac River, be near lots of trendy restaurants, and have easy access to the National Mall just three blocks away. This staycation hotel is great because it offers free breakfast, free internet access, is pet-friendly, has a fitness center and pool, and has a restaurant onsite. The Wharf is an exciting neighborhood to be in to embrace the waterfront style of Washington, D.C.

Charming Row House with Fireplace Charming row house with fireplace near everything
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Charming row house with fireplace near everything

Charming Row House with Fireplace

This entire apartment is available to book on Airbnb to sleep up to five guests for a staycation. It’s a block and a half from the Shaw/Howard U. Metro and is a modern English basement apartment with high ceilings and a gas fireplace. From here, it’s easy to walk to grocery stores, Chinatown, restaurants, and bars. The home features a heated bathroom floor, Bosch appliances, exposed brick, and free street parking. It’s a cozy place that the host personally refurbished and is about 140 years old. The apartment measures 625 square feet, has heaters and fans for your comfort and has an outdoor patio for guests to use.

The Line DC The Line DC
The Line DC

The Line DC

To be in the trendy Adams Morgan area of D.C., plan your staycation for The Line DC. This popular boutique hotel is in a 110-year-old historic church. It also has an onsite restaurant headed by James Beard-nominated Chef Erik Bruner-Yang. This is a great place to work remotely because of the large working desks in the rooms, lots of light, and spacious room layouts. This is also a very pet-friendly hotel that allows all pets to stay for free with no fees, weight limits, or hassles. You can also use the 1,600-square-foot gym here and explore the art program and community radio station that broadcasts live from the hotel lobby. Not only is the neighborhood here charming, but it also gives you easy access to diverse restaurants and easy public transportation.

Gorgeous Row House Gorgeous Row House
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Gorgeous Row House

Gorgeous Row House

Here’s a house rental that gets exceptional reviews on VRBO and sleeps eight people in a 2,100-square-foot space. This is a great opportunity to explore the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of D.C. It has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. It’s been featured in a magazine for being a luxurious rental and has a two-car garage. The home was built in 1911 and is a historic landmark property. You’ll be within walking distance of the monuments and White House from here and be able to also walk to the Metro, Whole Foods, and lots of restaurants. It’s a business-friendly place to stay too with a personal computer, printer, and high-speed Wi-Fi. You can also enjoy some fresh air on the private balcony here, and the bedrooms are all equipped with Smart TVs.

The Madison Washington DC, a Hilton Hotel Balcony at The Madison Washington DC, a Hilton Hotel
Balcony at The Madison Washington DC, a Hilton Hotel

The Madison Washington DC, a Hilton Hotel

When you stay at this Downtown D.C. hotel for your staycation, you’ll be just steps from parks and memorials and also enjoy the modern health club. There are stylish rooms and luxury suites, and some spaces have their own terraces. Lady Madison lounge bar and restaurant are here for dining and drinking, and there’s also the Marketplace for quick bites and coffee. Pets up to 75 pounds are allowed here for a $75 fee, so bring your pup along for the staycation. Special offers are available that include breakfast and Wi-Fi.

2 Bedroom Apartment Living space at 2BR, 1 Bath Apartment
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Living space at 2BR, 1 Bath Apartment

2 Bedroom Apartment

This two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment sleeps six to eight people and is available on VRBO. It’s in a historic building between 14th Street NW and Logan Circle. It’s easy to access public transportation, shops, and restaurants from here and also cook your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen. The space also has a full-size washer and dryer that guests can use. It’s a family-friendly option with a high chair for little ones, and the entire apartment is private so you’ll have it all to yourself.

Private Loft Studio Private/Loft Studio
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Private/Loft Studio

Private Loft Studio

You can have this entire apartment to yourself for two guests when you make an Airbnb booking in D.C. It is an affordable space with one bedroom and one bathroom that’s in a great location. To get here, you can take the Metro to Union Station and then the streetcar to the 8th Street stop. Sidamo and Starbucks are down the street for your morning coffee, and historic H Street is nearby for evening dinner and drinks. This Airbnb property has a kitchen, Wi-Fi, indoor fireplace, laptop-friendly workspace and other amenities. Guests love this cool and inspiring space because of its central location and proximity to everything you want to do in the city.

One Washington Circle Hotel One Washington Circle Hotel
One Washington Circle Hotel

One Washington Circle Hotel

For stylish rooms with full kitchens for preparing your own staycation meals, consider the One Washington Circle Hotel. This inviting hotel is popular for both business and leisure travelers and is a short walk from the Foggy Bottom and George Washington University Metro stations. All rooms here have kitchens or kitchenettes. You can enjoy a cocktail on the hotel’s outdoor, bring your pet to stay with you, and enjoy a prime location in downtown D.C.

Historic Rowhome in D.C. Historic rowhome in D.C.
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Historic rowhome in D.C.

Historic Rowhome in D.C.

This Airbnb staycation destination sleeps six guests and has two bedrooms and two baths. It gets awesome reviews from guests and has a full kitchen, dining area, outdoor screened porch, and off-street parking for a car. This is a restored 100-year-old home with lots of character and original touches. The home has a basement that is a separate apartment for rent on Airbnb. Pets are not allowed here. But other perks of this Airbnb are the washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, and laptop-friendly workspace for remote working. It’s also just a couple of miles north of the major monuments and museums in D.C.

The Jefferson The Jefferson, Washington, DC
The Jefferson, Washington, DC

The Jefferson

Have a luxurious staycation at this five-star boutique hotel that’s just minutes from the White House and has 99 luxury guest rooms. At this hotel, you can also get Michelin-starred cuisine and expertly crafted cocktails. This is an award-winning hotel that’s a favorite among foodies and a popular place for special events.

Dupont Apartment, Sleeps Six Decor at Dupont Apartment
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Decor at Dupont Apartment

Dupont Apartment, Sleeps Six

You can also plan a staycation at this 900-square-foot apartment that sleeps six people and is in the Northwest area of the city at Dupont Circle. All of the area’s shops, restaurants, bars, and the Metro area all right here for your convenience. It’s a very walkable area to stay in, and guests here also have access to a rooftop deck. You should know that the apartment is located above a bar, which means easy access to nightlife but also some music being potentially heard during late operating hours.

St. Gregory Hotel DuPont Circle St. Gregory
St. Gregory

St. Gregory Hotel DuPont Circle

Stay at this luxury hotel for a D.C. staycation experience that’s sophisticated and has an Italian restaurant and wine bar. It’s a boutique hotel by the West End and Georgetown neighborhoods that provides great access to the city for both business and pleasure. You’ll get to explore the Dupont Circle area when staying at St. Gregory and enjoy great dinners at the chic Mediterranean restaurant onsite. There’s also room service here, an in-room beauty and spa menu, a business center, pet-friendly rooms, and allergy-free rooms.

The Darcy Washington DC The Darcy Washington DC
The Darcy Washington DC

The Darcy Washington DC

The Darcy offers discounts for regional residents, which is one of many reasons why it’s a great staycation hotel. This is a chic boutique hotel with spacious rooms that offers courtesy bike and scooter rentals. There’s also a complimentary daily cocktail hour and kid-friendly amenities to keep children entertained. This is an ideal place to be to explore both Logan Circle and Dupont Circle with all the galleries, theaters, museums, and attractions in this part of D.C. The National Mall is less than two miles from this hotel. Check out the hotel’s website for a list of currently offered amenities, including the fitness center and nearby restaurants that are open for takeout.

Ingraham Alley Inn - A Quiet & Cozy Micro House Ingraham Alley Inn - A Quiet & Cozy Micro House
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Ingraham Alley Inn - A Quiet & Cozy Micro House

Ingraham Alley Inn - A Quiet & Cozy Micro House

It’s also fun to stay in this guesthouse that sleeps two guests and has one bed and one bath. It’s a highly rated Airbnb property that you’ll have all to yourself in the 16th Street Heights area. The home is close to Rock Creek Park and the many cafes and restaurants of Columbia Heights and Petworth. It’s easy to enjoy the biking and jogging trails, local eateries, and farmers market here. This micro house is a renovated 100-year-old carriage house with a full kitchen and washer and dryer. If you work remotely, you’ll appreciate the strong Wi-Fi signal and peace and quiet in the microhouse. Get around town via the 14th and 16th Street bus lines or the nearby bike-share station. The entrance to these accommodations and the patio is very private.

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