Hotels in Maryland Near Washington, D.C.

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Stay in Maryland Near D.C.

1487981089_maryland_mdFinding a hotel outside of Washington, DC in Maryland is easy, choosing the right location is more difficult. Luckily for travelers coming to the area there are options north, south and east of the city along I-495 / 95 and I-270. Those coming from BWI (Baltimore Airport) will also be able to find hotels close to the MARC train station that shares a station with the D.C. Metro.

Maryland to D.C. via the Metro!

1487981820_metroAsk anyone who has visited Washington, D.C. and they will tell you that using the Metro system will make your life easier. Finding a hotel in Maryland near the Metro can minimize driving and make getting in and out of D.C. a breeze. It takes between 20 and 45 minutes to commute into downtown D.C. from areas in Maryland. If you don’t mind commuting staying in Maryland is a good alternative to save on expensive hotels in Washington, D.C.

Metro Stations in Maryland with Hotels

MD, Fedex FieldNew CarrolltonSuburbsFree Parking, Best Value
MDBethesdaUrban ResidentialLocation & Boutique
MDLargo Town CenterSuburbsLocation w/ Free Parking
MDBranch Ave.SuburbsFree Parking, Best Value
MDShady GroveSuburbsFree Parking, Best Value
New CarrolltonSuburbs
BethesdaUrban Residential
Largo Town CenterSuburbs
Branch Ave.Suburbs
Shady GroveSuburbs

Best Areas in MD Near D.C.

As for finding cheap hotels in Maryland near Washington, DC two stations stand out. Those are the Branch Ave station on the Green line south east of DC and the Shady Grove station on the Red line north of DC. Shady Grove is conveniently just off I-270, and Branch Ave is just off I-495 / 95. Hotel rates average below $115 weekday or weekend. A ride into DC will take between 30 to 40 minutes from either station. Either location is suburbia, and guests won’t find much in the way of trendy restaurants, or things to do within walking distance of the station. Read more about hotel options at Branch Ave, and Shady Grove.

Affordable Hotels in Maryland Near D.C.

Other Metro stations to consider for affordable hotels in Maryland near Washington, DC are Largo Town Center, or New Carrollton. These stations are also relatively close to Fedex field, and east of DC off I-495. Either station has hotels that are within walking distance to the Metro. Rates at these hotels are usually more expensive than Shady Grove or Branch Ave. Similar to those options the immediate area around the station won’t offer much in terms of unique restaurants or attractions. College Park, and Greenbelt near the University of Maryland offer affordable hotel choices, but neither of these stations have hotels within walking distance.

Cheap Hotels in MD Near D.C.

Most travelers will like either the Country Inn and Suites southeast of Washington, D.C. along I-495, or the American Inn at Bethesda for a cheap Maryland hotel near Washington, D.C. Each have free parking and are a 10 minute walk to the Metro. Bethesda is a pleasant urban pocket outside D.C. The Country Inn and Suites is located in a suburban setting. If you don’t find any affordable hotels in this location try looking into Shady Grove as a good location for an affordable hotel in Maryland that is also near the Metro.

Country Inn & Suites – South East, I-95

Avg. Fri & Sat - $105
Avg. Sun-Thu - $108
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Blocks to Metro - 3
Parking - Free
Wifi - Free
Breakfast - Free Buffet. Hot & Cold Items.
Airport Shuttle - No
Hotel Shuttle to Metro - Yes

American Inn – Bethesda


Avg. Fri & Sat - $112
Avg. Sun-Thu - $103
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Blocks to Metro - 6
Parking - Free
Wifi - Free
Breakfast - Free Hot & Cold
Airport Shuttle - None

Family Hotels in Maryland Near D.C.


Families that want to find a hotel in Maryland that is kid friendly and near Washington, D.C. should look at either the Hyatt in Bethesda or Cambria Suites in Rockville. Each hotel is within walking distance to the Metro and will not require crossing any busy streets in order to get to the Metro Station. Hotel rates often get expensive on the weekdays when business travelers are in town. However, rates usually drop by $50 to $75 on Friday and Saturday nights when demand is lower. Both of the hotels are in a vibrant and comfortable urban setting with plenty of places to eat. With convenience to the Metro and restaurants come extra parking costs. Neither hotel offers free parking.

Hyatt – Bethesda


Avg. Fri & Sat - $223
Avg. Sun-Thu - $153
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Blocks to Metro - 1
Parking - $30 / Day
Wifi - Free
Breakfast - Not Included
Airport Shuttle - None

Cambria Suites

Avg. Fri & Sat - $214
Avg. Sun-Thu - $157
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Blocks to Metro - 1
Parking - $30 Per Day
Wifi - Free
Breakfast - $4-$13 A La Carte
Airport Shuttle - No

Places to Stay in Maryland Near Washington, D.C.

Hotels Near D.C. Metro in MD



nieghborhood_vibe_48Neighborhood Vibe: The Bethesda Neighborhood is a vibrant urban center just outside of Washington, DC in Maryland. Home to affluent young professionals and families, this neighborhood is a hot spot for excellent restaurants and trendy boutiques. While hotel rates are expensive the area will suit mature couples, families and business travelers well. The area around the metro station is very walkable and in good weather you’ll find locals enjoying the many outdoor patios and pedestrian walkways Bethesda offers. Hotels near Bethesda Metro.

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up Bethesda will appeal to upscale business travelers, and mature couples who want to experience good restaurants after a day of site seeing. Families might have a hard time finding the right hotel at the right price, but will like the neighborhood. Hotels near Bethesda Metro.

Branch Ave


nieghborhood_vibe_48Neighborhood Vibe: Branch Avenue metro station is at the end of the green line in Maryland, just southeast of DC. A suburban area that is home to quite a few government buildings, visitors will safe if they chose to walk the short distance from the hotels to the metro. There is parking available at the metro for over $5 per day if the weather is not good. Hotels near Branch Ave. Metro.

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up Branch Avenue is great for travelers, particularly families, on a budget who are looking for a base to launch their vacation from or for those with business at Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility. Hotels near Branch Ave. Metro.



nieghborhood_vibe_48Neighborhood Vibe: Greenbelt, Maryland is located at the end of the green/yellow metro lines, north of Washington, DC. Close to the University of Maryland, this area is suburban, with groups of townhouses, neighborhoods of single family homes, and the requisite office parks and strip malls. This is a safe area, but not very walkable. A car is really a must to stay here. Greenbelt is conveniently located off of the Capital Beltway and there is a bus to Baltimore-Washington International Airport from the metro station. Hotels near Greenbelt Metro.

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up This is an ideal location for visitors to UMD or those on business in the area. Otherwise, visitors should be prepared for a no-frills neighborhood and a good amount of effort to get into Washington. Hotels near Greenbelt Metro.

Shady Grove


nieghborhood_vibe_48Neighborhood Vibe: The Shady Grove metro stop is at the very end of the red line in between Rockville and Gaithersburg, Maryland. This area is suburban, filled with office parks and housing developments. Convenient to I270, this metro stop offers free and plentiful parking on weekends. However, the ride into downtown DC will take approximately 45 minutes, and the red line is notorious for its delays and issues. Hotels near Shady Grove.

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up Visitors looking to stay in this area should be prepared to drive to most of your destinations, and for a long metro ride into the city. With its proximity to quite a few government outposts, and convenience to NIH, this location will be ideal for some business travelers. Hotels near Shady Grove.

Silver Spring


nieghborhood_vibe_48Neighborhood Vibe: Silver Spring is a suburb of Maryland just north of DC. A bustling urban downtown is surrounded with typical suburban developments, home to a wide range of people—from young professionals to families to established retirees. Located on the red line, this area is home to a lot of commuters, so traffic can be overwhelming. The downtown area is vibrant and comfortable for visitors. Hotels near Silver Spring Metro.

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up Silver Spring is a vibrant neighborhood that itself will be appealing to visitors and is a great choice for those visitors not necessarily interested in the main DC attractions. It is convenient to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the tourist destinations in Washington, DC are about 20 minutes away on the metro. Hotels near Silver Spring Metro.

New Carrollton


nieghborhood_vibe_48Neighborhood Vibe: New Carrollton is a suburban area located in Maryland at the end of the orange metro line. It is also located on the Amtrak and MARC train routes. This is a commuter town populated with families and older professionals. While New Carrollton is safe town, there is not much to distinguish it from other suburbs. The area around the metro and the hotels in New Carrollton are mostly office park and strip mall type places. You’ll mainly find national chains in the area for dining, such as IHOP and Stonefish Grill. Hotels near New Carrollton Metro.

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up This location is a good bet for visitors who don’t mind being removed from the city and who don’t mind staying in a generic area get free parking a nice hotel and commute into the city. Hotels near New Carrollton Metro.