While you’re likely coming to The District (locals don’t call it “Washington,” that’s reserved for “that other Washington”) to visit one of the 19 free Smithsonian Institution museums or to whisper a secret to Honest Abe, you’re also sure to enjoy the Michelin-level dining and the nightlife. Below are 10 Washington, DC Airbnbs each with their own vibe, style, and level of luxury for you to take advantage of everything DC has to offer in just a short walk or a quick train ride.

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1. Capitol Hill Airbnb with views of the Supreme Court

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Capitol Hill is the oldest neighborhood in Washington, DC. The Capitol itself was the first government building to be constructed in the city (the White House was the second) and so it’s only natural that buildings would spring up around it. The Supreme Court is just outside of your window at this studio suite. Framed pictures of founders line the interior walls and really enhance the historical vibe. The cozy space provides a place to unwind and the modern kitchen gives you the option to cook if the many nearby restaurants don’t fit your needs. “The Hill” is DC’s largest and most diverse neighborhood, comprising million-dollar townhomes, five-star restaurants, dive bars, and everything in between.

Two guests, studio
Price: $96 per night

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2. Two-bedroom Airbnb near the White House

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This downtown Washington, DC Airbnb is within walking distance to every museum and national monument including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the underrated star of the Mall: the FDR Memorial. There’s a king-sized bed and a queen-sized bed, and limestone countertops in the kitchen. The unit has a washer and dryer, daily linen service, and television with free HBO, but the real perk is that this is the closest you can get to the White House without being escorted off the premises for trespassing.

Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $285 per night

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3. Historic Guest Suite Airbnb in Georgetown

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This Airbnb in Georgetown is situated in a victorian rowhouse in East Village. The guest house is on a quiet residential street and features 930 square feet of space and has an open living room, a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, and two full bathrooms. The guest suite is a few blocks from Georgetown’s dining and shopping options and a 15-minute walk to the center of Dupont Circle.

Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $289 per night

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4. Penthouse Airbnb near Union Market

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Union Market comprises a number of smaller sub-neighborhoods, including Swampoodle, a name derived as a portmanteau of swamp and puddle, used by an 1850s reporter to describe conditions in the burgeoning area. The floor-to-ceiling windows of this penthouse apartment look out over a quiet street in Northeast DC. The newly renovated condo has private everything: bedroom, living area, kitchen, bathroom, and even an entrance through a majestic garden. There’s even a fold-out couch for jealous friends. And if you’re a sucker for spiral staircases, you’re doubly in luck.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $156 per night

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5. Remodeled English basement Airbnb in Columbia Heights

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Located in Columbia Heights, this colorful guest suite is perfect for a Washington getaway. This guest suite features a cozy living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a comfortable bedroom with a full bathroom. Enjoy this prime location as the suite is near restaurants, bakeries, shops, and other activities.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $91 per night

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6. Spacious studio Airbnb in Navy Yard

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Navy Yard is, like NoMa, is one of DC’s newest neighborhoods. Because of the proximity to the Capitol, many politicians rent apartments in Navy Yard, thereby providing the likeliest opportunities to hobnob with those who work in Congress. This unit is among the more luxurious Washington, DC Airbnbs because the property has two gyms, a yoga studio, two pools, a concierge, and a full library on site, as well as a washer/dryer and a rooftop with spectacular views of the Capitol. Sure, there’s a king-sized bed and a full kitchen, too, but you were likely already sold on this place.

Four guests, studio
Price: $149 per night

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7. One-bedroom Airbnb in Mt. Pleasant

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This Mt. Pleasant apartment is within walking distance to both Rock Creek Park (perfect for hiking and picnicking) and the National Zoo. It has a localized HVAC system (rare for older buildings in the city), along with Wi-Fi, a smart TV, a washer/dryer, and a dishwasher. This central location in one of the best neighborhoods in the city is ideal for visitors who want to see everything in DC, even beyond Capitol Hill.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $99 per night

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8. Luxury Airbnb in prime location

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Check out this luxury townhouse for your Washington, D.C. adventure. This chic townhouse has vibrant colors and geometric patterns throughout the home. The townhouse features a colorful living area that leads to a well-equipped kitchen. The house does come with a complimentary parking pass and is located near popular D.C. attractions, restaurants, and two metro stations.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $103 per night

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9. Minimalist one-bedroom Airbnb near George Washington University

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This apartment is ideal for longer stays. It’s a clean, comfortable place to call home while you visit your family or friends who are going to school at George Washington University, or if you yourself have business in the city that necessitates more than a few days here. And if you have neither, you’re walking distance of the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall, as well as historic Georgetown. The apartment itself is modern with a fancy black-and-white kitchen backsplash you’ll likely want for your own place. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide ample light and a tree-lined landscape to look over while sipping that morning coffee from the Keurig machine in the kitchen.

Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $125 per night

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10. Vintage-themed Airbnb in Capital Hill

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This charming Victorian retreat is a unique spot for your Washington getaway. The home has an open floor plan, a cozy living space, and a well-equipped kitchen area. This home is near Eastern Market, the Baltimore/Washington International Airport, coffee shops, restaurants, the Smithsonian museums and the metro is nearby.

Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $137 per night

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11. Stylish Airbnb in DuPont Circle

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Stay at this Airbnb in Dupont Circle, which is only two blocks from the White House. Sit back and relax in the spacious living room or cook a delicious meal in the fully equipped kitchen. This private apartment is remolded and located on the eighth-floor penthouse of the historic Gaslight Club building. Check out nearby restaurants, shops, and other Washington attractions while taking a stroll in the city.

Five guests, two bedrooms
Price: $184 per night

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12. Basement Apartment Airbnb near Howard University

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This Airbnb near Howard University is the perfect home base for your stay. This rental unit is in a Victorian rowhouse with modern finishings and colorful artwork throughout the home. The space has a living and kitchen area and a bedroom with a full bathroom. Hit the streets and explore the neighborhood of Bloomingdale with its charming cafes, delicious restaurants, and bars.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $119 per night

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13. Contemporary Airbnb near the National Mall

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Kick back and relax at this stylish eclectic townhouse in DC. This townhouse has many unique decor and furniture and features an open floor plan living area that leads into the kitchen area of the home. If you don’t want to sit inside all day, the house is right along the new streetcar route, where you can see the Capitol, museums, and monuments.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $140 per night

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14. Modern Airbnb in Foggy Bottom

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This Foggy Bottom Airbnb in D.C. has a spacious living room, well-equipped kitchen area, and cozy bedroom area. The space is refurbished and is between West End and Georgetown and is walkable to many places like the grocery store, bars and restaurants, nightlife, and other tourist attractions.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $176 per night

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15. Designer Airbnb in Downtown Washington DC

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Stay at this designer Airbnb in Downtown Washington D.C. This stylish designer rental has everything you need for your Washington stay with a spacious living room, kitchen, and cozy bedroom area. Take a walk on the town, as this Airbnb is within walking distance of many attractions like museums, art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, and other funky and cool destinations.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $110 per night

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