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
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, small kitchenettes on each floor (refrigerator, microwave, etc), private parking (fee), and a garden.
235 Second St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
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 required.
Offers affordable dorm-style short-term housing for students and interns in the Washington, D.C. area. All properties come fully furnished. Lease terms are flexible and are best suited to accommodate students or interns. All properties are located near the metro and Capitol Hill which makes each property conveniently located.
Services Offered: Dormitory style living, furnished, linens and towels can be provided, on-site washer and dryer, off-street parking available for an additional fee each month. In addition to rent, there is a monthly utilities charge for gas, electric, air-conditioning, water, trash, wireless internet, alarm, and cable.
2224 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
The Allen Lee offers convenience, safety, and friendly service at downtown Washington's best price. You can walk to most of the sights. The Lincoln Memorial is an easy four block walk, and the White House is seven blocks away. Near Foggy Bottom neighborhood, the Allen Lee Hotel provides the proximity of the highlights of the city at low rates.
Services Offered: Phone and cable TV in every room. All rooms are private and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Located three blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro stop and many of the city’s numerous museums.
2005 Columbia Rd, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
A bed and breakfast located just between Adams Morgan and DuPont Circle, Kalorama (Greek for “fine view”) is a historic upscale neighborhood. Our historic Inn’s location allows one easy access to all of the main attractions in Washington D.C. We are 1.5 miles from the White House, approximately 2.5 miles from the capitol building, and 1.5 miles from Georgetown, famous for its shopping.
Services Provided: provide the best by offering impeccably clean rooms, all-white linens, and all-white bathrooms. Concerned with allergens,pet and smoke-free hotel accommodations are available. For the comfort of our allergy-sensitive guests, aromatic candles and sprays are avoided. In today’s hectic and technology-driven lifestyles having Wi-Fi Internet access is a must and so is having a nutritious and delicious complimentary breakfast daily.
6801 Baltimore Blvd (Route 1)
College Park, MD 20740
A traditional boarding house located near the University of Maryland campus and the College Park metro station on the Green line. The cozy brick house has 8 bedrooms that share the two bathrooms.
Services Provided: Nightly and weekly availability. Each room has a mini-refrigerator, and a microwave and coffee maker are in the hall.
300 Carroll St, NW
Washington, DC 20012
Hostel just 50 meters from Takoma Park Metro station, options of private room w/shared bath or dormitory style room. The house is a converted Victorian hotel listed on the Register of historic building. It is located in a safe area with no curfews or lockouts. Close to the Takoma Red Line Metro Stop.
Services Provided: Internet and Guest phones are provided as well as satellite TV with HBO & Cinemax. A game room and pool table are also available for use. There is a fully equipped kitchen. Linen and blankets can be provided. Parking and Laundry facilities are also available.
1441 Kennedy St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20011
The International Guest House is a non-profit house owned and maintained by the Allegheny Conference of Mennonite Church USA. The IGH is run by an all-volunteer staff eager to show the love of Christ through the ministry of hospitality to guests from all over the world. 12 beds in 5 rooms of three-story house in quiet neighborhood, steps from 16th St. bus line. Includes breakfast, 9 pm teatime. No guest pets or alcohol.
Services Offered: a small kitchenette, a snack bar, a social recreation room, a free breakfast and tea/cookie time; five guest rooms with 2 or 3 single twin-sized beds. All rooms may be shared with guests of the same gender, but exceptions can be made for couples and families
2700 Cathedral Ave, NW
Washington D.C. 20008
Off Connecticut Avenue, guests of this Washington DC Bed and Breakfast enjoy a world of unique shopping international cuisines and so much more. Only two blocks from the Marriott Wardman Park, the Omni Shoreham Hotel, the Woodley Park/Zoo Metro station, and the Washington National Zoo.
Services Offered: Large Victorian townhouses, variety of singles and doubles w/shared or private baths, includes breakfast, guest laundry services available on site, iron and ironing boards available, free local calls from lobby area, high speed internet access, food storage available in a shared refrigerator and a microwave, limited street parking maximum of 2 hours, residential street parking permit available.
1126 South Carolina Ave, SE (On Capitol Hill)
Washington, D.C. 20003
Furnished apartments w/Internet, free utilities, phone, laundry, pets & sharing OK. Studios and one bedrooms available. Five minute walk to Eastern Market Metro stop on the Blue and Orange lines.
Services Offered: All units have High Speed DSL internet access, local phone, satellite TV with HBO, a washer and dryer, microwave, coffee maker, alarm clock, dishes, utensils, pots and pans, garbage disposal, and linens and towels.
1825 R St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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.
Washington, DC 20003
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.
Washington DC 20017
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.
Washington, DC 20009
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
Washington, DC 20002
WISH is an incredible network of Washington interns who live in furnished, intern-only buildings during their internships. It’s a social hub and a source of lifelong friendships and professional connections. Most locations are within 3 blocks of the U.S. Capitol Grounds, the farthest one is 7, and all are on the Metro. Turrets, tree-lined streets, landmarks and newsmakers are part of life in the neighborhood.
Services Offered: Resident manager, free utilities, free on-site laundry, cable TV, wireless internet access, hardwood floors, central air conditioning, full kitchen, cookware & dishware, beds, dressers, chairs/sofa, controlled access, metro accessibility, social events sponsored by WISH.
Rosary House Studies
1201 Monroe St. NE
Washington, DC 20017
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
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
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 20003
Services Offered: fully furnished, all utilities (water, electric, gas, refuse removal) Wi-Fi, Premium digital cable, free in-home washer and dryer, maintenance. Rates vary between the location, type of room, and season.
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.
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.