Find the best place to stay — Kensington

Where to stay around Kensington?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 955 vacation rentals near Kensington. From 431 apartments to 250 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kensington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Kensington?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kensington:

  • Georgetown: 182 vacation rentals
  • Dupont Circle: 331 vacation rentals
  • Capitol Hill: 480 vacation rentals
  • Foggy Bottom: 132 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 375 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Kensington?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kensington. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • National Harbor: 1,901 vacation rentals
  • United States Capitol: 1,962 vacation rentals
  • Tysons Corner Center: 1,988 vacation rentals
  • D.C. Chamber of Commerce: 1,993 vacation rentals
  • National Mall (The Mall): 1,988 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kensington listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Kensington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 431 apartments in Kensington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kensington include:

  • Houses: 250 rentals available
  • Condos: 112 rentals available
  • Townhomes: 94 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including studios and more.

Can I rent downtown rentals in Kensington?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 269 downtown rentals in Kensington. You have also many other possibilities in Kensington area, including:

  • Golf rentals: 158 rentals
  • Skiing rentals: 5 rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 4 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kensington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 117 vacation rentals with pool available in Kensington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Quaint coziness, a rarity in the DMV

    Kensington is a cozy town located in Montgomery County, Maryland. It’s part of the “DMV,” or the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia metropolitan area, and is just shy of 10 miles north of the District of Columbia. The prospect of booking a Kensington vacation rental is enticing for the relaxed vibe you’ll experience there. Downtown offers a picked up pace, but you’ll never feel like you’re drowning in the chaos of big-city life. Whether you’re a foodie, a shopaholic, or an entertainment junkie, you’ll find plenty to do in this low-key yet dynamic city.

    Antiques and culture on the Row

    Anyone from Kensington knows that the bulk of action happens on Howard Avenue. Along charming Antique Row, you’ll find an abundance of shops specializing in amazing old-world goods and gifts. Traveling with the family? Be sure to cruise the district’s many restaurants, which offer a wide range of global cuisines. Cultural activities abound at the Kensington Arts Theatre and The British Players, both of which showcase everything from musicals to dramatic plays. Given its relaxed vibe, it’s only fitting that one can relax quite well in Kensington—there are plenty of chill spas around town.

    Anywhere you turn, there's art in Kensington

    Kensington is a haven for art lovers. The Adah Rose Gallery features a range of contemporary exhibits, while the K.A. Maroufi Gallery showcases stunning oil paintings and sculptures. If you’re up to venturing out into the city, visits to D.C.’s most historic attractions should be at the top of your list, including the National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoo, the National Air and Space Museum, and the Lincoln Monument. Tours at the White House are available, too, on a first come, first served basis. Just be aware you'll need to book them several weeks in advance, at least.

    Experience the luxury of four seasons in Kensington

    If you’ve booked a Kensington vacation rental, expect weather patterns that mimic those in Washington, D.C. There are truly 4 seasons here! The city is known for its alarmingly humid summers that make 90-degree days somehow feel even hotter. Winter tends to bring at least one major snowfall and is quite cold in general. Spring is a more appropriate time to book a vacation, particularly if you plan to venture into the city. Bring a light jacket and scarf if you're around in the fall—you’ll need them once the sun sets.

    Sitcom-style charm in a sleepy bedroom community

    Bordered by Rockville, Wheaton, Silver Spring, and Bethesda, Kensington is primarily a bedroom community in Montgomery County. The city is green and leafy, with quaint residential streets accented by lush lawns, colorful blossoms, and towering trees. Kensington is situated near the Rock Creek basin, a tributary of the Potomac River that flows partially through Rock Creek Park in the District. Avid fishers will appreciate the unique species that flow through these waters, including satinfin shiners, yellow bullheads, and longnose dace.