Hotels in Maryland Near Washington, DC

Why Maryland for a D.C. Trip

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 station that shares a station with the DC Metro.

1487981820_metroAsk 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.

Top 5 Metro Stations in Maryland with Hotels

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

Cheap Hotels in MD near DC


Top Neighborhoods in MD

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.

Runner Up Locations

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.

Top Cheap MD Hotel near Metro

Holiday Inn Express – Branch Ave.

Weekday Avg. Rate $123
Weekend Avg. Rate $136


Hotel Specs

Closest Station3 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleYes. 3 Mile Radius
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolOutdoor Seasonal
Room TypeStandard. King, Queen, Doubles

Family Hotels in MD near DC


Families who are looking for hotels with large suite rooms have two main options. Families on tighter budget will want to look into Country Inn and Suites near the Branch Ave Metro station. Hotel room rates usually average under $115 and parking, breakfast and wifi are free. Families with more to spend will like the Hyatt in Bethesda. The Hyatt has double room suites, the hotel sits on top of the Metro so no crossing the street to board the train, not to mention the Hyatt has a rooftop Pool.

Hyatt – Bethesda

Weekday Avg. Rate $223
Weekend Avg. Rate $154

Hotel Specs

Closest Station1 Block
WifiFree Wifi
Parking$22.50-$30 Per Day
Breakfast$14 Buffet
RestaurantMorton Steakhouse (American), Daily Grill (American), Concours Lounge Bar (bar)
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolNo Pool
Room TypeStandard & Suites Available

Maryland Areas with Metro & Hotels

Best places to stay in Maryland.



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.