Why Maryland for a D.C. Trip
Finding 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 station that shares a station with the DC Metro.
Ask anyone who has visited Washington, DC and they will tell you that using the Metro system will make your life easier. Selecting one of these hotels can minimize driving and makes getting in and out of DC a breeze, not to mention alleviates issues with finding parking in downtown. One of the best pieces of advice is to keep in mind hotel rates drop by $50 to $75 during the weekend in DC. That being said, if your planning visiting on the weekend keep in mind the better neighborhoods and hotels will be much more affordable.