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Airbnb Comparison: What $500/Night Gets You in Washington, D.C.

From a Civil War hospital to a modern townhome

More often than not, people use Airbnb in order to avoid pricey hotel fees. These listings prove that sometimes that's not the main draw. Each of the homes listed below are currently asking at least $500 per night. They range from a former Civil War hospital in Logan Circle to an oh so modern townhome only half a block from U Street.

Logan Circle $584/night (3 night minimum stay)

During the Civil War, this mansion was used as a hospital. Earlier, it was known as the Rectory of St. Augustine's Church. Now, it's a condo development with sun-filled rooms, original woodwork, and original stained glass. A maximum of 16 people are allowed to occupy this Airbnb with rooftop use prohibited at night.

U Street Corridor $500/night (6 night minimum stay)

Up to seven guests are able to stay in this bright and spacious townhome. According to the listing, an unnamed "award winning Toronto architect" designed the home with high-end stainless steel appliances, a flagstone patio, and a ceiling projector. Bicycles are available on request.

Georgetown $569/night (Minimum stay varies)

With sweeping views of the Potomac River, this penthouse is available for those guests looking to stay closer to the shops and restaurants in Georgetown. By being located in the Georgetown Suites hotel, guests are also able to enjoy amenities like free internet access, complimentary breakfast, and coin-operated laundry facilities. For those staying 30 days or longer, there is free parking for two cars.

U Street Corridor $500/night (3 night minimum stay)

This pet-friendly Airbnb rental is only a couple blocks away from the nearest Metro station. While not allowed for parties, this house still allows guests to enjoy their time with a rear patio, jacuzzi, and close location to the restaurants and retail in U Street. The decor in this rental isn't totally out there, but it is rather kooky and modern with exposed light bulbs and a large neon sign that reads, "Dakota Cowgirl."

U Street Corridor $500/night (2 night minimum stay)

Last on the list is this customized, vibrant townhome. The modern rental features recessed lighting, exposed brick, and modern artworks throughout. The kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances and an island with a kiwi green color. In the finished lower level, there is a bar as well as what looks like an England-themed bathroom.

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