There are 9 Courtyard Hotels near metro stations in DC and the surrounding areas. Our favorite Courtyard Hotel is the Dunn-Loring location, which offers free underground parking, low weekend rates and short walk through restaurants to the metro.
The Eisenhower and New Carrollton Courtyards also offer free parking, but on average are more expensive for the same commute time. A popular options in Maryland is the Silver Spring Courtyard, but comes with the drawback of higher rates and paid parking. Other options that are in DC like Chinatown, Navy Yard and New York Ave are much more expensive, and include an expensive parking fee. Tyson’s Corner is closer to shopping, but you’re better off saving the extra money by staying in Dunn-Loring, which is only a stop away from the shopping centers and malls.
Top 9 Courtyards in Washington, DC
Why Find a Courtyard by the Metro?
The Metro system in DC is fast, convenient and cheap. In fact, it’s cheaper to take the metro than to drive around, whether you’re in DC for business, vacation or just visiting.
The DC metro system can take you anywhere you need to go, usually within a 15 minute ride (30 if you’re out towards the suburbs). Be sure to stay at one of these hotels close to a Metro station and save the hassle.
#1 – Courtyard – Dunn-Loring, Virginia
Our favorite Courtyard hotel, the Dunn-Loring area is in Fairfax County, Virginia along the Orange line. The malls in Tyson’s Corner are only a metro stop away. Safe and close to plenty of restaurants and shopping, visitors will enjoy the mix of quiet residential streets and business. The metro is only a block away from the hotel, and a trip to Downtown DC takes about 30 minutes. Weekend rates are the cheapest at this location – frequently going under $100 per night. If you plan to stay at this Courtyard during the weekdays, know that the prices can jump up a bit. Avoid driving, the traffic on 66 can be awful.
#2 – Courtyard – New Carrollton, MD (BWI To DC)
Found at the end of the orange metro line in suburban Maryland, New Carrollton is situated close to Amtrak and MARC train routes. Similar to any typical suburb, the area is safe with a few strip malls and chain restaurants. The commute from New Carrollton to Downtown DC takes about 30 minutes. The hotel rates are moderately low, and they offer free parking; which is nice. But, other Courtyards offer comparable or lower prices with better locations.
Fun Fact: travelers who want to see both DC and Baltimore will like this location. Taking the MARC train near the hotel to Baltimore only take an hour.
#3 – Courtyard – Alexandria (Eisenhower Station)
Situated in Alexandria, travelers coming in from Reagan Airport will find it easy to get to the Courtyard. The immediate area has a few restaurant options and a movie theater, but is a bit farther away from the Old Town Alexandria area. The hotel offers a shuttle every hour to Old Town or the nearby metro; handy when the weather gets bad. Walking to the Eisenhower metro station takes about 10-15 minutes and commuting to Downtown DC is 30 minutes on the yellow line. Hotel prices are relatively cheap and parking is free, but the noise from the highway can be unnerving and the walk to the metro is farther than other Courtyards.
#4 – Courtyard – Silver Springs (Maryland)
Silver Spring is a suburb in Maryland, north of DC. Urban and active, the downtown area is full of restaurants, shopping and night-life. The metro station is 4 blocks away and the red line can take you to Downtown DC in 25 minutes. The weekday and weekend prices are moderate to moderate-high and the parking fee is about $13 on weekdays in their garage (weekends are free). Good location for most travelers and our number 2 pick.
#5 – Courtyard – Tysons Corner
Tyson’s Corner is full of offices, shopping centers and apartments. A popular weekend location, the area can get congested by shoppers visiting the malls. The silver line runs through Tyson’s Corner and takes 30 minutes to get to Downtown DC. Similar to Dunn-Loring, weekend rates at the Courtyard here is surprisingly low, often going under $100. But, the weekday price skyrockets, becoming as expensive as a hotel in Downtown DC. Unlike Dunn-Loring, the parking also comes at a fee per night.
#6 – Courtyard – Friendship Heights/Chevy Chase
Found right over the MD/DC border, Chevy Chase is an affluent hub of shopping and restaurants. Two shopping malls are nearby: Chevy Chase Pavilion and Mazza Gallerie and both offer hundreds of different brands and stores. Only 3 blocks from the metro station, a trip to Downtown DC only takes 15 minutes. The hotel is updated and convenient, with the benefit of a pool. Parking is separate from the hotel and costs $15 a night — which adds on to the fairly high price to book a room.
#7 – Courtyard – Navy Yard
The Courtyard in Navy Yard is located in between Nationals Park and the U.S. Navy Museum. The area is very nice and features riverside parks, harbors, restaurants and bars. Located on the green line, getting into the heart of DC only takes 5-10 minutes. The hotel also has a swimming pool, gym and hot tub. Foodies and baseball fans will get the most benefit out of staying at this Courtyard. The rates are affordable, with the weekends being more expensive than weekdays. Unfortunately, parking can cost $30 a night.
#8 – Courtyard – New York Ave, DC
The Courtyard near NoMa and New York Ave is only 10 minutes from the National Mall. Busy and vibrant, there’s easy access to DC’s food culture and nightlife. Union Market, H Street Corridor and Chinatown are just a few of the areas close by. The red lines runs through the neighborhood, making it easy to explore the rest of DC without hassle. This Courtyard is fairly typical, with moderately high rates because of its location. Parking a car will cost $45 a day and the noise from the metro may not be suitable if you’re a light sleeper.
#9 – Courtyard – Chinatown, Downtown DC
Situated right in Chinatown, you’ll see constant movement and activity in this urban area. You’re already in the middle of Downtown DC, but the Chinatown metro can take you to any location outside the area quickly. Nearby you’ll find the Verizon Center and the National Mall, as well as tons of restaurants, bars and shopping. The hotel itself has nice rooms and a pool, but it’s also the most expensive of the Courtyards. Chinatown can get pretty noisy and rowdy, so families with young children may want to look outside the city.