The Catholic University of America


Short Term Housing


Some students decide to stay in the Washington, DC area during times of the year when the residence halls are closed.  Below are resources for short term stays that may be of assistance to students.  Please note that inclusion on this list does not signify endorsement by the University.




Centro Maria Residence
650 Jackson St. NE
Washington DC 20017
(202) 635-1697

Centro Maria was open in 1996 as a Residence for young ladies between 18 and 29 years of age.  Life in the Residence run by the Religious of Mary Immaculate is oriented towards creating a family atmosphere.  Centro Maria is located 10 minutes walking distance from CUA.

Services Offered: Single rooms furnished with semiprivate bathrooms, meals served, wireless internet connection in several areas of the Residence, Chapel, TV lounge, communal dining room, library, laundry room, mall kitchenettes on each floor (refrigerator, microwave, etc), private parking (fee), and a garden.


Thompson-Markwood Hall

235 Second St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 546-3255

One hundred twenty residents are housed at Thompson-Markward Hall, which was built in 1931. The women who stay at TMH come to Washington for a variety of reasons. Many are congressional interns and staffers, women seeking or starting jobs, and university graduate students. Thompson-Markwood Hall is located near the Capitol Building.

Services Offered: Furnished single air-conditioned rooms, housekeeping services (limited), two multi-unit baths located on each floor, coin-operated laundry, television lounge, living room with fireplace, library, garden, and sundeck. Reservations are $200.


International Student House

1825 R St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-4007

The International Student House is a non-profit organization which provides a residential experience to a diverse international community of graduate students, interns, and visiting scholars. The International Student House is located in Dupont Circle.

Services Offered: Room fees include meals (13 per week), internet, utilities and laundry facilities.


William Penn House

515 East Capital St.
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 543-5560

William Penn House is a Quaker hostel and program center on Capitol Hill.

Services Offered: Shared accommodations, linens, towels, living room, library, computer, guest phone, gardens, and some meals.


The Brookland Inn        

3742 12th St. NE
Washington DC 20017
(202) 467-6777

The Brookland Inn is a newly renovated residence that is located 2 blocks away from the Catholic University/Brookland metro station.  It is a 15-minute walk to CUA.

Services Offered: One and two bedroom suites with kitchenette, microwave, mini-refrigerator, dining table, and private bathroom.                                          


Adam's Inn Bed and Breakfast

1746 Lanier Pl. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 745-3600

Adam's Inn is a Victorian B&B on a quiet residential street.  It is located in Adams-Morgan, and is easily accessible to many attractions such as the National Zoo, White House, Convention Center, museums, and galleries.

Services Offered: Short walk to metro (Red Line, Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan and Green & Yellow Lines, Columbia Heights; ½ block to several bus lines), 26 guest rooms, 15 with private bath, free wireless internet access, some meals, Cable TV, DVD, VCR, and pay phones in common areas, air-conditioned rooms, garden patio, guest kitchen with refrigerator and microwave, guest laundry facility, limited garage parking, pet friendly.




4115 8th Street NW (between Taylor & Upshur)
Washington, DC, 20011




Loftstel DC offers clean and comfortable dormitory accommodations for international and local students and interns in the nation’s capital. We are located conveniently next to the Georgia Ave- Petworth metro station and offer free wireless internet, spacious common areas to meet other guests, and a gourmet kitchen.  Also enjoy bi-weekly family dinners & group outings.  With both short-term and long-term stays, Loftstel is the perfect option for students and interns looking for housing in Washington DC. Month-long reservations available for as low as $500 per month.


Services Offered: Rooms include free wireless internet, free local calls for guests, free cable, Wii, and Netflix on our flat-screen TV, access to laundry facilities (laundry detergent & and dryer sheets provided), free towels & linens provided, fully stocked gourmet kitchens, free personal locker & closet storage (bring your own lock), separate study lounge areas.




Rosary House Studies
1201 Monroe St. NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 529-1768 

Home of the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation. They have facilities for housing young women, but space is limited. All rooms are single. Some meals are provided during the week.


St. Francis Friary Capuchin

4121 Harewood Rd. NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 529-2188

The Friary is a house of formation for the Capuchin community. All student residents are required to participate in common prayer, meals and help maintain the house. The most likely candidates are religious men. The fee includes all food and lodging.


Woodley Park Guest House

2647 Woodley Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 667-0218 

The Woodley Park Guest House is a bed and breakfast in Washington, D.C. featuring a daily continental breakfast and free high speed internet access. The Woodley Park Metro station is a 2-minute walk away. Each guest room at the Woodley Park Guest House features a private bathroom and a desk. They include air conditioning, antique furnishings and hardwood floors. Visitors can enjoy the large collection of artwork throughout the property. Books, newspapers and magazines are available. 


Washington, DC Area Hotels

If you are interested in staying in a hotel, the above link will direct you to the DC tourism website for more information about accommodations in the area.

Washington, DC Area Hostels

If you are interested in staying in a hostel, the above link will direct you a website that will aid in your search.



Inclusion of any listing on this page does not constitute, and shall not be construed or reported as (1) an endorsement or approval by The Catholic University of America of the landlord, its properties, or its business practices, or (2) a warranty or representation by the University as to the quality, safety or other features of such property and/or its owners or management agent(s). The University expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to such property or rental units or with regard to disputes between landlords and tenants concerning such property or rental units. All prospective tenants are encouraged to exercise their own good judgment when evaluating a prospective rental unit or landlord.