Washington DC has over 50 luxury hotels, 10 of them have a rating of 5 stars, to meet your accommodation needs. But these hotels in DC are expensive with average nightly rates topping $500. In addition, there are plenty of hotels with good rooms and service at more modest costs for the price savvy visitors to DC. However, finding the right hotels for under $100/night can be difficult in DC proper, so you may want to consider looking at nearby accommodation options in Maryland or Virginia. Be sure to learn something about the hotel's neighborhood--whether in DC, VA, or MD--prior to booking.
Inns & Guest Houses
For a large city such as Washington, it has a surprising number of Inns. The Tabard Inn, Inn at DuPont Circle, and Adams Inn are older, more historic homes of Washington that have been converted to provide guest rooms. Most of the Washington Inns that were once historic homes have a more comfortable, personal feel without the bustle of some of the larger area hotels.
Bed and Breakfast
The Washington, DC, area has a great many B&Bs to choose from depending on exactly which type of setting you desire. Many homes along the Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay, and Shenandoah Mountains offer guest rooms with stunning landscapes and views yet are still within close driving distance of the sights of Washington. In addition, many houses in the District have been turned into locally-owned bed and breakfasts.
Rent Homes or Apartments on a Temporary Basis
A number of firms will broker short-term rentals of houses and apartments in and around the city for visitors. You can check for rentals offered directly by owners in the Washington Post or Craig's List. In addition, you have the option of going with a company that specializes in brokering these short-term rentals such as airbnb.