Where to stay around Downtown?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 388 holiday lettings near Downtown. From 204 apartments to 76 condos, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Downtown is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Downtown:

  • H Street Corridor: 241 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 29 holiday homes
  • Georgetown: 184 holiday homes
  • Dupont Circle: 322 holiday homes
  • Capitol Hill: 518 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Downtown. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center: 1,963 holiday lettings
  • Franklin Square: 1,954 holiday lettings
  • United States Capitol: 1,945 holiday lettings
  • The White House: 1,961 holiday lettings
  • Northern Virginia Community College - Medical Campus: 1,854 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 204 apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of Downtown holiday rentals include:

  • Condos: 76 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 59 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 53 holiday homes with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Downtown - Washington DC, USA your home away from home

    Anyone looking to stay in an amazing city filled with amazing history and many activities should head to Downtown - Washington D.C. Here visitors can enjoy many interesting things to do and see in and around the United States’ capital city. There are numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, condos and B&Bs.

    Things to do on holiday to Downtown - Washington DC, USA

    Holidaymakers staying in downtown Washington D.C will find many great sights with excellent trails available for hikers and cyclists to explore. The Potomac River offers many excellent watersports such as swimming, paddle boating, white water rafting, sailing and kayaking. Fishing is also a popular pastime in the area and tourists can take fun boat trips here too. Golfers will be able to choose from numerous courses in Washington D.C including East Potomac Park, where there is an 18-hole and two nine-hole courses. There is also a miniature golf course at East Potomac Park. Other popular activities include ice skating, roller blading and tennis. Holidaymakers can choose from the many bars and restaurants in downtown Washington DC offering delicious international fare. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers can purchase provisions from local stores and markets in the city.

    Places to visit on holiday to Downtown - Washington DC, USA

    There are so many interesting places for visitors to see whilst staying in downtown Washington D.C that it will be difficult to know where to start. Tourists can visit world famous sights such as the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington National Cathedral. Many museums and galleries can be found in the city too such as the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian Art Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. Woodley Park is a lovely place to visit too and features the National Zoo.

    Weather in Downtown - Washington DC, USA

    The hottest month of the year tends to be July with an average of 80 degrees Fahrenheit, whilst the coldest is January with an average of just 35 degrees. The rainfall varies little from each month with May and September the wettest months averaging approximately 3.8 inches.

    Travel to Downtown -Washington DC, USA

    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is located three miles south of downtown Washington D.C. Flights arrive here from many U.S airports including Atlanta (ATL), Chicago-O’Hare (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Jacksonville (JAX), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK) and Philadelphia (PHL) amongst many others. There are taxis and car rental firms available at the airport. Visitors from overseas can fly to Washington-Dulles (IAD), which is approximately 25 miles from downtown Washington D.C. Flights arrive here from Amsterdam (AMS), Beijing-Capital (PEK), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Sheremetyevo (SVO), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) amongst others. Taxis are available outside the terminal buildings and there are numerous car rental firms located at the airport.

    Sightseeing in and around Downtown Washington D.C.

    Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Downtown Washington D.C. a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Smithsonian's National Zoo (2 mi / 3.3 km)
    • Six Flags America (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
    • National Aquarium (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
    • Francis Pool (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
    • East Potomac Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
    • Volta Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Washington D.C.

    Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Downtown Washington D.C. is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Great Falls Park (13.3 mi / 21.3 km)
    • Franklin Square (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
    • Freedom Plaza (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
    • Ellipse (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
    • Lafayette Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
    • Farragut Square (0.6 mi / 1 km)