More than just the capital of the country, Washington DC is an exciting place to visit. In addition to the White House and the Lincoln Memorial, it’s home to many more famous landmarks and world-class museums such as the Smithsonian, so you won’t run out of things to do. You also have a broad selection of accommodations, with Airbnb being one of your best bets for vacation rentals in Washington DC.
To help you enjoy all the capital has to offer, we’ve found the best short-term rentals in DC available on Airbnb. To make sure these are the best Airbnbs in Washington DC, we’ve only listed properties with superhosts or Airbnb Plus status. Superhosts are owners with consistently good reviews and a proven record of great service, while an Airbnb Plus has had an actual in-person inspection to confirm what’s on offer.
Historic 4-Bedroom Townhouse in Georgetown
If you’re seeking an amazing Georgetown Airbnb, you’ll be hard-pressed to find somewhere better than this Airbnb Plus. In its prime location mere steps from Georgetown Main Street, you’ll have easy access to local shops and restaurants, and the White House and Potomac River are just a short walk away.
Perhaps the most striking thing about this Washington DC Airbnb is just how many people you can fit in it. The townhouse boasts four bedrooms with five beds total and three full bathrooms, accommodating up to 13 guests. With a large living room and dining room, it also has plenty of space for families or friends to spend time together.
To help cater to such large groups, the house has a full kitchen with a stove, oven, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. You also get a washer and dryer, equipment to help with child care, Wi-Fi, a smart TV, air conditioning, the option to check yourselves in, and free street parking.
Modern Apartment in Dupont Circle
This sleek, modern Dupont Circle Airbnb Plus is perfect for couples or solo travelers looking to stay close to Washington’s top attractions.
The apartment is roughly a 10-minute walk from Dupont Circle Metro Station and the National Geographic Museum. The White House is 20 minutes away on foot or five minutes by car. You’ll have access to free on-site parking.
Inside, the home boasts a bright, clean feel with large windows and dark hardwood floors. After a day of exploring the city, you can relax on the living room’s sofa bed in front of the fireplace and access your favorite streaming services on the smart TV, or choose a book from the small library. The kitchen has all the essentials, including a Nespresso machine and stainless steel appliances.
The bedroom has a plush queen-size bed and room-darkening shades. In the bathroom, you can easily get ready for a night out at the large, well-lit vanity, complete with two makeup mirrors. There is also a Japanese toilet and a tub/shower combo.
Upscale Basement Apartment Near H Street
When looking for the best Washington DC Airbnbs, you can’t overlook this wonderful apartment. Found in the H Street area, which is known for its cool and quirky vibe, this Airbnb Plus gives you a great selection of interesting local cafes, restaurants, and boutiques.
With its one bedroom, the apartment is best for couples or solo travelers. In addition to the double bed, though, there is an optional floor mattress for the living room, so two guests can sleep separately if needed. The decor is a blend of gray with wooden accents and pastel hues, helping this basement apartment feel modern and cozy.
Even though space is limited, the apartment has a full kitchen that includes a dishwasher, as well as complimentary coffee and snacks. Other amenities include a small private laundry room, free on-site parking, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and air conditioning.
Downtown Flat Near White House
If you’re looking to stay within walking distance of the presidential home, consider renting this gorgeous Airbnb in downtown Washington DC.
This beautiful two-bedroom apartment features a modern motif with plenty of natural light and stylish furniture. In the first bedroom, you can draw the room-darkening shades and curl up in the comfortable queen-size bed to stream a movie on the smart TV. The second bedroom boasts a king-size bed, while the bathroom has a walk-in shower, a hair dryer, and complimentary shampoo.
After a day of adventuring, you can relax in the living room by watching your favorite shows on the smart TV or reading a book in front of the fireplace. The kitchen provides stainless steel appliances, cooking spices and oils, and a lovely breakfast bar. You can also enjoy your meals at the four-person dining table.
This fantastic Airbnb in DC is located downtown, one block away from the National Geographic Museum and Farragut North Metro Station. The White House is a 10-minute walk away, and you can find paid parking nearby.
Private Room With Two Twin Beds Near Capitol
Not everyone needs loads of space when visiting DC, which is why private rooms like this one are so handy. You’ll be staying in the historic residential area around Capitol Hill, a quiet part of the city with good access to the subway, supermarkets, and major attractions.
At this Capitol Hill Airbnb, you’ll have a pleasant private room with two twin beds. You’ll also have a private bathroom nearby and access to shared spaces, including the kitchen, living room, and dining area. Just as usefully, you’ll have superhost Heather on hand to provide advice for getting around and sightseeing. (She also has a friendly dog and cat, which is a perk for many guests, but worth considering in case you’re allergic.)
Another perk of this bright and spacious home is the outdoor swimming pool, which you can use during the warmer months. Then there are the regular amenities, of course, including cable TV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, free street parking, and access to laundry facilities.
Colorful 1-Bedroom Apartment Next to Stanton Park
If you want a family-friendly Airbnb in Washington DC that’s close to attractions, check out superhost Eric’s rustic one-bedroom rental.
The home has a charmingly rustic feel with exposed brick and colorful artwork inside. The living room has a futon couch and a sectional sofa, a small library, and a TV. In the kitchen, you can easily clean up after a meal with the dishwasher or catch up on your laundry with the washer and dryer.
In the bedroom, you can snuggle up with a book on the couch beside the window or crawl into the queen-size bed for a good night’s rest. Eric also provides a crib and toys for families with young children, and the bathroom’s tub/shower combo is perfect for getting the little ones ready for bedtime.
This Washington DC Airbnb Plus is right beside Stanton Park, just a 20-minute walk from the U.S. Capitol, the National Japanese American Memorial, and the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum. You’ll have free street parking at the rental.
Basement Studio Flat in Capitol Hill Historic District
This lovely studio apartment is perfect for solo travelers or couples who don’t plan to bring or rent a car, thanks to its ideal location in the Capitol Hill Historic District, about half a block from Lincoln Park. It’s a 20-minute walk from the U.S. Capitol and just a 10-minute walk from the Eastern Market shops. Superhosts Manuel and John provide bikes that you can use to explore the city, complete with locks, baskets, helmets, and lights.
The apartment is on the lower level of a house but has a private entrance. The living room supplies plenty of books and magazines along with the TV. In the kitchenette, you’ll find all the basics for food prep, including a microwave, a toaster oven, and a coffee maker. You can eat at the two-person breakfast table.
In the bedroom area, you can close the curtains and get comfortable in the queen-size bed for a good night’s sleep. The bathroom features a walk-in glass rain shower and a well-lit vanity. In the case of a long stay, you can use the laundromat two blocks away.
Lovely Townhouse Flat With Free Parking
If you’re looking for an Airbnb in Washington DC with a central location and free parking, give this rental a look.
This one-bedroom home has fantastic amenities, including free on-site parking, a pass for street parking, and a washer and dryer. In the living room, you can set up your laptop at the desk to work or curl up on the couch to watch TV. The kitchen features a lovely island with a breakfast bar and complimentary tea and coffee.
After a day of touring the city, you can enjoy a refreshing rinse in the bathroom’s tub/shower combo, which is stocked with complimentary toiletries. The bedroom has a comfortable queen-size bed and a large set of dresser drawers for storage.
This short-term apartment rental in Washington DC is a five-minute walk from Gallaudet University. The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the U.S. Capitol, and Chinatown are a 10-minute drive away.
Luxury English Basement Near Capitol Hill
While many Washington DC Airbnbs are English basements (usually meaning an apartment with a private entrance on the lowest level of a townhouse), few feel as spacious as this one. It’s in the Near Northeast area, close to the dining spots and bars of H Street. While the immediate surroundings are nice and quiet, it’s not far from the metro and streetcar either.
What separates this from other English basements is its high ceilings and large windows that fill the apartment with light. The simple, modern decor also helps make it an inviting place to stay. It can sleep up to four adults and one toddler, with a queen bed in the bedroom, a sofa bed in the living room, and a travel crib available.
Alongside the open-concept living room and private bathroom, the apartment has a full kitchen with a microwave, stove, oven, fridge, and dishwasher. Further amenities include a fireplace, a washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and air conditioning. It also has free on-site parking, which is always handy in a city this big.
Charming Row House Near Downtown
This charming Airbnb is another English basement among the many vacation apartments for rent in Washington DC. It’s found in the trendy neighborhood of Shaw just outside of Downtown, which is home to some colorful old row houses and a fine selection of bars and restaurants.
The apartment can comfortably fit four adults. The bedroom features a queen bed, and there’s a queen-size pullout sofa in the living room. Superhost Alan can provide an air mattress for families traveling with kids, but the space really isn’t designed for large groups. Besides the bedroom, there’s only the living area, full bathroom, and attached kitchen.
To help you settle in, the kitchen provides a fridge, microwave, stove, oven, and dishwasher. Other nice touches are the gas fireplace and heated bathroom floor, which are particularly welcome in the winter. More amenities include cable TV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, laundry facilities, and a permit for free on-street parking.
Cozy Modern Apartment in Georgetown
There’s so much to like about this Airbnb in Georgetown, Washington DC. For one thing, there’s a reason this neighborhood is extremely popular with visitors. You’ll have no trouble finding college bars, trendy coffee shops, and upscale restaurants here.
This chic upstairs apartment provides everything you need for your vacation. It has one bedroom with a king bed, a sofa bed in the living area, and a single sleeper sofa, so it can accommodate five people. The cozy interior is immediately endearing, and you also have a small balcony with a table and chairs outside the front door.
It’s particularly worth highlighting the apartment’s many modern amenities. You’ll not only have a full kitchen with a dishwasher, but also extras like Wi-Fi, cable TV, air conditioning, laundry facilities, and free parking. To make check-in easier, the Airbnb has keyless entry and the option for you to leave your luggage in storage.
Eclectic Basement Apartment
This funky five-star Airbnb Plus is the ideal retreat for solo travelers or couples looking to stay in Capitol Hill.
The interior has an eclectic style with a mix of Victorian, modern, and contemporary touches. In the living room, you can unwind in front of the vintage fireplace and stream shows on the smart TV. The kitchen’s stainless steel appliances include an espresso machine, a dishwasher, and a large fridge and freezer. You can eat your meals at the two-person bistro table tucked into the bay window.
In the bedroom, you can relax in the queen-size bed and enjoy a book under the built-in reading lights. The bathroom features a modern walk-in shower and a well-lit mirror. If you’re planning a long stay, you’ll be happy to hear there’s also a washer and dryer in the home.
You’re welcome to relax in the shared backyard and enjoy a bottle of wine on the patio. The home is near Lincoln Park, a 20-minute walk from the U.S. Capitol, and roughly a 10-minute drive from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. You’ll have access to free street parking.
Chic Apartment in Petworth
This gorgeous one-bedroom apartment in Petworth is perfect for solo travelers or groups of up to four who want to stay in a quiet neighborhood.
The home’s interior has a crisp, modern feel with lush plants and stylish decor. In the living room, you can set up the floor mattress or relax on the couch and access your favorite streaming channels on the smart TV. The kitchenette provides a microwave, fridge, freezer, and coffee maker. You can enjoy meals at the four-person dining table.
In the bathroom, you’ll find a tub/shower combo made of elegant Carrara marble and stocked with complimentary toiletries. The bedroom boasts a queen-size bed with a memory foam mattress, along with a clothes rack and room-darkening shades.
You’ll have access to free street parking with this rental. President Lincoln’s Cottage and Rock Creek Park are only a five-minute drive away, while the White House and the U.S. Capitol are roughly 20 minutes away.
Family-Friendly Apartment Near Stanton Park
If you’re on the hunt for a family-friendly rental in an excellent location, consider this apartment from superhost Eric.
The home has a contemporary motif with colorful accents and modern upgrades. The living room provides plenty of comfortable space for your group to watch a movie or plan the next day’s adventure together. This is where you’ll see a library to rival any book lover’s collection, with the books organized by color for a neat aesthetic.
In the bedroom, you’ll find a cushy queen-size bed, a luggage rack, and room-darkening shades. A queen-size air mattress is also available, making this rental suitable for four people. Eric supplies plenty of family-friendly amenities, including a crib, toys, a highchair, and outlet covers. There’s even a laundry room, which is ideal for young families and extended stays.
After a day of exploring the capital, enjoy a relaxing rinse in the bathroom’s glass walk-in shower. You can then prepare dinner easily in the well-stocked kitchenette and gather around the four-person dining table for a family-style meal.
This Airbnb is a few blocks east of Stanton Park, about a five-minute drive from the U.S. Capitol, and a 15-minute drive from the Lincoln Memorial.
Victorian Flat Near Eastern Market
If you’ve ever dreamed of staying in a Victorian-style home in a historic neighborhood, we’ve found one of the best Airbnb rentals in Washington DC for you.
This Airbnb Plus is on the basement level of an 1890s row home in Capitol Hill. The Eastern Market and its metro station are less than a 10-minute walk away, and the National Museum of the United States Navy is a five-minute drive away. You’ll have access to free on-site parking.
The apartment has a contemporary Victorian style with a studio layout, exposed brick walls, and attractive decor. In the living room, you can curl up on the couch to watch TV or in the reading chairs by the window with a cup of tea. The kitchen is equipped with all the basics, including a dishwasher and a Keurig machine with complimentary coffee pods.
In the bedroom, you’ll find a queen-size bed surrounded by calming wallpaper that looks like the night sky. After a comfortable sleep, start the day right with a refreshing rinse in the walk-in shower in the bathroom, which is stocked with complimentary essentials.
Clearly, you have a great selection of comfortable and stylish Airbnbs in Washington DC for when you visit the capital. No matter why you’re visiting or how long you plan to stay, there’s an Airbnb with your name on it.
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