What We Do
Capitol Hill Stay is a Washington DC furnished housing provider specializing in charming, fully furnished apartments for short or long term stays on close-in historic Capitol Hill.
Whatever you choose to call it – Washington DC corporate housing, short-term lodging, furnished lodging, per diem lodging, Washington DC executive apartments, extended stay lodging, government per diem lodging, etc.
– we provide it.
Live like a local in a vibrant, historic world-famous neighborhood rather than like a hotel room visitor a sterile suburban high-rise.
Where We Are
All Capitol Hill Stay apartments are located one to three blocks from the US Capitol. This is a highly desired location. It is a ten-minute walk to two metros, dozens of restaurants, shops, and amenities. Capitol Hill has become a highly sought-after ‘destination’ neighborhood.
Capitol Hill is of course internationally known because of the Capitol building and the National Mall. But it’s also a highly sought after neighborhood in its own right. It just so happens that it sits directly in the exact geographic center of the entire Washington DC region.
You are in the heart of the nation’s capital, with easy access to world-class restaurants and museums, in one of the most charming neighborhoods in any American city. Pennsylvania Avenue, Eastern Market, Barracks Row, H Street, are all within blocks of our properties.
This area is home to countless high-profile politicians and media and as such, the US Capitol Police and federal security presence is a unique added bonus. Thus, it’s an ideal location for short-term lodging in the Washington DC area.
Capitol Hill is a huge neighborhood, made up of many smaller neighborhoods. Generally speaking, the ‘close-in’ area between the Capitol and Eastern Market (where all Capitol Hill Stay properties are) is the most sought-after.
Is it more expensive? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes.
We chose this neighborhood very carefully. You may find cheaper lodging in other neighborhoods or even in other parts of Capitol Hill (further from the Capitol), but the old adage that ‘you get what you pay for’ is very true in Washington, DC.”
Capitol Hill Stay chose to purchase small historic buildings, specifically chosen for location and charm. Our goal is to provide an alternative to the typical bland Washington DC corporate housing experience.
Most were built from 1840 to 1890, and represent a variety of architectural styles. The smaller building size allows you to be fully immersed in the neighborhood in a way that a large modern high-rise would not allow. You get the full experience of being a resident of Washington, DC, rather than feeling like you are just living out of a suitcase in a hotel or high-rise apartment.
Who We Are
Capitol Hill Stay is a local veteran-owned small business, owned and operated by Capitol Hill residents. We provide an excellent service at a reasonable price (often thousands a month less than national corporate housing providers charge). We do this professionally, as a full-time job. When you contact us you deal directly with the owners. We’ve been in business since 1997.
We moved to DC in 1997, to pursue careers after service in the military and in civilian fire department training. Both from modest family situations, we sold our 1980 Jeep CJ5 and used that $2000 to put a down payment on our first home on Capitol Hill. That home had an English basement apartment. Renting it furnished helped us cover the mortgage. We built this business from scratch over several decades, working regular jobs all day and then working on the business at night and every weekend.
We’ve seen Capitol Hill blossom into a true destination neighborhood. We do this full time. It is our sole source of income. It is our retirement fund. We support two extended families on this income. We pay our cleaners and tradespeople a living wage. Covid and the ensuing supply chain issues were very difficult for many small businesses in DC, including ours. We are truly thankful for every inquiry and booking we get.
Our Furnished Apartments
Capitol Hill Stay has approximately 20 furnished apartments. They range from studios to carriage houses to large two bedroom apartments.
Each is fully furnished, using high quality furnishings, antiques, etc. Each is all inclusive, including utilities, individually-controlled central air and heat, high speed internet (with WIFI), YouTube TV, etc.
Each apartment is unique.
All you need to bring are your personal effects. Everything else the average business traveler would need – including fully stocked kitchen, dishes, bed and bath linens, etc. – is included.