Some students decide to stay in the Washington, D.C., 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.


American Guest House 

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.

Centro Maria Residence

650 Jackson St. NE
Washington DC 20017

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 Catholic University.

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.


International Student House

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.

Kalorama Guest House

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.



Washington Intern Student Housing

237 Massachusetts Avenue NE
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.

William Penn House

515 East Capital St.
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.

St. Francis Friary Capuchin (location is full)

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.

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.

The Washington Intern Housing Network

Box 15721
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.

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 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.