Best Self Storage Units in Washington, DC

In order to pick the top 9 storage units companies in Washington, D.C. we looked at all 85 facilities in the area, including an in-depth review of each company’s amenities, features, and customer reviews.

Our Selection Criteria

Our goal is to connect people with the best local storage facilities. We analyzed every single storage facility in the area and rated them based on 30 different variables to pick the best storage unit facilities in Washington, D.C.

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  • 1. Reputation

    A history of great customer reviews and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

The 9 Best Storage Facilities in Washington, D.C.

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American Self Storage

3700 Plyers Mill Road Kensington, MD 20895

American Self Storage in Kensington offers residents traditional, non-climate-controlled units, as well as climate-controlled storage options. Units range in size from 5’x5’ to as large as 10’x30’. The facility offers a free moving trailer delivery, equipped with wide loading ramps for new rentals. Moving supplies can also be provided. American Self Storage has drive-up access for storage units, so a fully loaded truck can be parked in front of the unit to make unloading easy. Storage units can include built-in shelving. Rental payments can be made online. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Customers praise American Self Storage for its cleanliness and security, calling it “super clean” and “secure.” One 5-star Google reviewer says, “It’s a no-brainer compared to the other storage facilities. Safe, clean, good lighting and shelving options and competitive price. Very well run!”

Castle Mini Storage

12040 Parklawn Drive Rockville, MD 20852

Castle Mini Storage near downtown Rockville is a gated storage facility with 24/7 access and recorded video surveillance. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Castle Mini Storage also has a 24-hour call center. Drive-up access at street level or dock level is available for exterior units, making loading and offloading easy. Indoor storage units provide added protection against weather and theft, and climate-controlled options protect belongings from mold, mildew and rust. Dollies and handcarts are free to use on site. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Users regularly commend Castle Mini Storage staff for going above and beyond in 5-star reviews, calling their customer service experience “fulfilling” and “the best customer service of any unit.” One 5-star Google reviewer praised the facilities for also being “clean and well maintained. I think this is the best storage facility in this area.”

CubeSmart Self Storage

175 R Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

CubeSmart Self Storage in Washington, D.C., serves residents of Bloomingdale, Brentwood, Langdon and Columbia Heights. Safety and security features include 24/7 video recording as well as interior and exterior lighting throughout the premises. Boxes and packing supplies are available on site for those that need extra materials to store their belongings securely. The facility has on-site laptop workstations and professional shredding services for the disposal of confidential paperwork. CubeSmart accepts deliveries so that items can be shipped directly to storage units. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Users regularly give the customer service a mention in 5-star reviews, calling staff “always helpful,” “fast,” and “friendly.” One Google reviewer gives CubeSmart praise for their contract process, saying it is “direct and easy to follow.” Another customer commends its availability of moving equipment and neatness, advising, “The place is very neat and clean. They have plenty of flat bed dolly(s) on hand that can be used.”

Extra Space Storage

2800 8th Street NE Washington, DC 20017

Extra Space Storage in Washington offers Brookland, Edgewood and Northeast Washington residents small, medium and large self-storage units ranging in size between 25 sq. ft. and 300 sq. ft. Office opening hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days per week. Drive-up access is available, as well as covered drive isles and parking, making it easy to load and unload a unit. Indoor storage units have elevator access if not on the ground floor level. Security cameras are in operation, the facility is gated, and electronic access secures the property. Climate controlled units are on site. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Customers praise the staff at Extra Space Storage in 5-star reviews for providing “personable and stellar customer service.” One Yelp reviewer says, “The security provides real peace of mind. Your items are safe here. I highly recommend!”

Public Storage Self-Storage

Multiple Locations

The Washington, D.C., location of Public Storage on Capitol Street offers residents access to the gated facility from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Its office is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and weekend hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Month-to-month rentals are available for all storage units, ranging from small 4’ by 5’ inside locker units to 7.5’ by 10’ indoor storage, including climate-controlled options. The facilities are well lit and secured by keypad entry access. Moving supplies are available on site. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Customers regularly give the price a mention in 5-star reviews, calling it “more affordable than similar units in the area.” One Google reviewer gives praise for the excellent customer service, calling staff “extremely thorough, professional, and helpful,” as well as “friendly and amazing.

Secure Self Storage

5909 Blair Road NW, Washington, DC 20011

The Manor Park location of Secure Self Storage in Washington, D.C., is convenient for residents of Silver Spring, Tacoma Park, Petworth, Fort Totten and Brightwood neighborhoods. It offers residents access to the gated facility seven days a week. Key codes are used to enter and exit the facility, and the storage units are monitored by 24/7 video security. Multiple storage unit sizes range from 25 sq. ft. mini storage units for personal items to 200 sq. ft. units suitable for business use, including climate-controlled units. Drive-up access is possible, and on-site parking is available. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Users love that staff “maintain a nice rapport with customers” and praise the customer service in many 5-star reviews, calling management “communicative,” “accommodating” and “very friendly.” One Google reviewer gives Secure Self Storage praise for the “very clean storage facility” and “very clean storage units.”

Tysons Self Storage

8608 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22182

Tysons Self Storage is a locally owned and operated storage facility serving residents of Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas since 1978. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Electronic gate access is available between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Computerized gate access is monitored during office hours. Thirty different self-storage sizes are available, from 3’x5’x4’ lockers to 20’x36’x10’ roll-up door units, each with ground floor, drive-up access. Storage units have taller-than-average 10’ high ceilings so that you can stack more items. Boxes, moving blankets and packing supplies are available. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Customers regularly give the pricing a mention in 5-star reviews, saying it has “great prices” and is “affordable.” One Google reviewer says, “I have rented here multiple times and had a great experience. Clean units at a good price."

U-Haul Moving & Storage

1501 S Capitol Street SW Washington, DC 20003

The Washington U-Haul Moving & Storage location offers residents a 24-hour drop-off. Office hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The facility offers indoor 5x5x10’ to 10x15’x10’ storage, reduced-height storage lockers and U-Box containers. The facility’s U-Box containers can be packed up off site, shipped and stored in the secure Washington warehouse. Storage rooms are individually alarmed, and there is 24-hour video monitoring. The site has a covered loading and unloading area, customer restrooms and elevator access. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Customers compliment the Washington U-Haul’s self-pickup and drop-off process, praising the ability to use an online payment system. “I never had a wait time or any problems here,” says one Google reviewer.

U-Store Self Storage

301 New York Avenue NE Washington, DC 20002

U-Store Self Storage on New York Ave NE offers residents access to the gated facility seven days a week between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, and Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drive-up units are available, making it easy to load and offload. Interior units with ground-floor access can be as large as 10’x30’. All units have surveillance cameras, and tenants receive a unique gate access code. Boxes and packing supplies, including mirror and wardrobe boxes with hanging rails, are available on site. ...Read More

What customers are saying:

Customers love the convenient location and flexibility of the U-Store Self Storage in Washington. “The staff here was absolutely amazing and their hours are very flexible,” says one Google reviewer.

The Cost of Self Storage in Washington, D.C.

The average costs of storage units in Washington, D.C. are significantly higher than the state and national averages for the most common storage unit sizes. Storage unit costs will vary depending on the various amenities the facility offers, so shop around to make sure you’re only paying for what you need.

The average cost of storage units in Washington, D.C. compared to state and national averages
Size of Storage Unit City Average State Average* National Average
5×5 $63 $36 $41
5×10 $103 $48 $59
10×10 $135 $71 $95
10×15 $184 $94 $113
10×20 $227 $117 $133

*The state averages are for Virginia.