Where to stay around Kensington, MD?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,035 vacation rentals near Kensington. From 945 Hotels to 637 Condos/Apartments, 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 VRBO.

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:

  • Eastern Market: 400 vacation rentals
  • Dupont Circle: 914 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown: 1,942 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 1,601 vacation rentals
  • Columbia Heights: 162 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Hotels in Kensington?

Yes, of course. VRBO has 945 Hotels in Kensington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kensington include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 637 rentals available
  • Studios: 560 rentals available
  • Houses: 305 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kensington?

Yes, you can select your prefered vacation rental with pool among our 564 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.