Aptly named, the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, D.C. houses the U.S. Capitol building (easily one of the most recognizable buildings in the city) and is quite literally the center of American democracy.
With the White House only two miles away, it’s the perfect place to book a Washington, D.C. Airbnb in order to take in all that the city has to offer.
Why choose a Washington DC Airbnb on Capitol Hill?
The Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill neighborhood is one of our favorite spots in the city. It has its own personality, despite being so close to the political hub of the United States.
You’ll find moms pushing babies in strollers on warm spring days, students and lobbyists sipping coffee at outdoor cafes while clicking away on their laptops, and couples dining out into the wee hours at locally-owned restaurants.
For anyone visiting Washington, D.C., whether you come for the Presidential Inauguration, are here on business or are bringing the kids for a wander around the Nation’s capital, Capitol Hill Airbnbs won’t disappoint.
There are loads of options, for solo travelers, couples and families who need a bit more space. These are just a few of our favorites, but there are loads more to explore depending on your group’s size.
Not headed to Capitol Hill? Here are a few of our favorite Airbnbs and rentals across Washington, D.C.
This post was published by Keryn Means, a Washington DC travel expert, and the editor and publisher of DC Travel Magazine. Our articles may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking one of those links we will receive a small commission.
1980’s Grand Residence
This beautiful home sleeps eight, has its own private entrance, includes parking, and is only three blocks from the Capitol Building. We’re big fans of the high ceilings, amazing views, original hardwood floors and cozy (and somewhat eclectic) decor.
And with 2700 square feet, spread out over three huge floors, there’s plenty of space for everyone. There is also a park right across the street and reviews state that the owners are friendly and quick to respond.
- Average Price: $295/night. Book here.
Charming Flat near the Capitol
This recently renovated 1890 Victorian townhouse is in the heart of Capitol Hill and oozes charm. The flat can sleep up to two adults and comes with its own entrance and a full kitchen.
A parking permit is available for guests with a car. While there’s so much to explore in D.C., you’ll be happy to cozy up in this sweet hideaway in your down time.
- Average Price $82/night. Book here.
Light Filled Family Flat
Natural light abounds in this spacious townhouse. The colorful decor looks like it belongs in a 2020 sitcom while the furniture is both comfortable and inviting. For those traveling with children, the flat comes equipped with a king bed for the parents and bunk beds for the kiddos.
We highly recommend this Washington D.C. Airbnb for those with small children who want to be close to all the action yet have the ability to lay low when nap time comes around.
- Average Price $80/night. Book here.
DC Apartment Adjacent to Capitol and Supreme Court
This cozy studio apartment can sleep up to four people and is literally across the street from the Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and the Capitol. You can’t beat the location.
Mingle with Senators on their way to the office and sip coffee while looking at the majestic view that’s right outside your front door. After a day of sightseeing, relax in this charming, recently updated flat overlooking a gorgeous magnolia tree.
- Average Price $107/night. Book here
Beautiful Capitol Hill Victorian Retreat
Located on Capitol Hill’s “Gingerbread Row” this modern Victorian hideaway is a calming place to relax and unwind after a day of exploring all that Washington, D.C. has to offer.
Reviews state that highlights are the immaculate decor, helpful host, and relaxing outdoor space.
- Average Price $116/night. Book here
Entire Washington DC Airbnb that can Sleep 16
This is the perfect house to stay at when visiting Washington DC with a group. The townhouse features four bedrooms and a den with eight beds that can comfortably sleep up to 16 guests. The house is located four blocks to Union Station and five blocks to the U.S. Capitol.
This is an end unit with plenty of light and windows. The property is located in front of Stanton Park and walking distance to the DC Metro, the National Mall and restaurants.
For those that are traveling by car, the home offers a dual car garage and a carport.
- Average Price $499. Book here
Newly Renovated in the Heart of Capitol Hill
Stay in a newly renovated, bright basement apartment within walking distance of the U.S. Capitol, Union Station, H Street, and Eastern Market. The flat is located on a quiet, one-way, one-block street just north of Stanton Park.
The apartment has a bedroom, an office (with a fold-out sofa perfect for kids), and common space for an additional air mattress. Cook in the fully equipped kitchen or enjoy the many restaurants within walking distance.
We highly recommend you walk over to Little Pearl, one of our favorite DC coffee shops. Parking for small and medium-sized cars available as well!
- Average Price $100/night. Book here
Historic Home next to the Capitol
This historic home is situated just two blocks from the U.S. Capitol building. Its location makes exploring Washington, D.C. a matter of literally walking out the front door!
The unit itself is the top-floor apartment of a beautiful, historic Capitol Hill rowhome. The unit is sunny with high ceilings, and over 700 square feet of space lit by eight large windows.
The home is elegantly appointed with new, stylish furnishings and locally-inspired artwork.
- Average Price $151. Book here
Upstairs of Capitol Hill Carriage House
This quaint rental is in the upper level of a historic carriage house on Washington D.C.’s Capitol Hill. It is approximately two blocks from the Capitol grounds and walking distance to an array of historic sites, museums, and restaurants.
For those with a car, the flat owner rents a parking space just outside the entry that can be used by guests.
- Average Price $66. Book here
Beautiful, Light-Filled Apartment
This one bedroom renovated Capitol Hill apartment is perfect for single travelers and couples. It’s located in the heart of Capitol Hill and walking distance to many iconic DC sites. The flat comes with a fully appointed kitchen, private entrance, new queen size bed, and relaxing outdoor space.
- Average Price $133/night. Book here
Private and Clean DC Oasis
Steps to the U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress, you’ll also enjoy an easy stroll to historic Eastern Market, local parks, and some of the best restaurants in DC. And it’s just two blocks to two Metro stops, easy walk to the National Mall, museums, H Street, Nationals Stadium and Yards Park.
Come experience the village feel of Capitol Hill while being just minutes from downtown D.C. Plus a free parking permit is available, which allows you to park on the neighborhood streets (a big deal when parking over 2 hours is at a premium).
- Average Price $134/night. Book here
Art Filled Capitol Hill Row House
This historic row house is set in the perfect location between the Capitol, Eastern Market, the ballpark and Barracks Row. The beautifully decorated two story home boast three bedrooms, loads of natural light, and high ceilings. The flat comes with a well equipped kitchen and a dining table that can seat eight.
This is the perfect place for families and groups. Bonus points for a private back patio and parking for two cars!
- Average Price $170. Book here
Enjoy all that DC has to offer
Once you’ve chosen the perfect Washington DC Airbnb, be sure to schedule out your adventures. We recommend the Holocaust Memorial Museum, The National Children’s Museum, and The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to start.