2 Best Hotels Between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Written by – Updated August 31, 2021
Where To Stay in Washington, D.C. > Baltimore, BWI

The two most common reasons to find a hotel between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. is for saving and convenience to BWI airport. Tourists sometimes prefer to stay outside of Washington, D.C. in Maryland in order to save money on hotels, others prefer to fly in and out of BWI and need to find a hotel that is near transit to BWI from Washington, D.C.

What is the Best Hotel Between Baltimore and DC?

The best hotel between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. is the Courtyard Marriott near the New Carrollton Metro, MARC and Amtrak station outside of D.C. Its easy to walk between the hotel and the station making it the best option to stay at a hotel between Baltimore and Washington, with public transit access to both cities with BWI airport.


What hotels are between Baltimore and DC with public transit to BWI and DC?

The 201 – GAITHERSBURG – BWI BUSINESS DIST bus route connects BWI directly with Shady Grove Metro station making Shady Grove a good options for hotels between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. with transit to BWI airport. The Comfort Inn is the best hotel with bus access between Baltimore’s airport and Washington, D.C.

Baltimore to Washington, D.C.

How do I get from BWI to DC?

The MARC train connects BWI, or Baltimore’s Airport to Washington, D.C. and is the most common way to get between Baltimore and DC. The Penn Line on the MARC system connects BWI and DC. The MARC train is also how to get from BWI to the National Mall, downtown DC, Union Station and the New Carrollton Metro station. In order to get from BWI terminal to BWI’s Rail Station which is the MARC station for the airport you’ll need to take a short shuttle bus which is free. Taking the MARC between BWI and DC makes staying near Union Station or New Carrollton.


How to get from Baltimore to Washington, DC?

The most popular form of transit between DC and Baltimore is the MARC train system. Here is the PDF map of the entire transit system between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

How far is Baltimore from Washington, D.C. ?

It is an hour by car, or about an hour by public transit on a bus or MARC train. I-95 between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore is congested daily and traffic will usually add 30 minutes to the commute by car or bus.

2 Best Hotels Between Baltimore and DC

1. Courtyard New Carrollton Landover


Courtyard Marriott
Rates - $$
Blocks to Metro - 1
Parking - Free
Wifi - Free
Breakfast - Not Include, Available
Airport Shuttle - No
Courtyard Marriott
8330 Corporate Drive, Landover, Maryland 20785 USA
New Carrollton Metro Station
4700 Garden City Dr, New Carrollton, MD 20784, USA

1. Comfort Inn Shady Grove – Gaithersburg – Rockville

comfort inn near shady grove

Comfort Inn
Rates - $
Blocks to Metro - Short Drive, Hotel Shuttle
Parking - Free
Wifi - Free
Breakfast - Free Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
Airport Shuttle - No
Comfort Inn
16216 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877-3502, US
Shady Grove Metro Station
15903 Somerville Drive, Rockville, MD 20855, USA

Where to Stay Between Baltimore and DC?

Tourist may also like Silver Spring or Greenbelt if their searching for a hotel between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. These are good places to stay for someone coming to DC with a car, but would like to use the Metro to get to and from DC tourist attractions like the National Mall, or Smithsonian museums.

nieghborhood_vibe_48Silver Spring Neighborhood: Silver Spring much like Bethesda and will appeal to families and all types of travelers for its charming downtown area and abundance of restaurants. Compared to Bethesda the Metro is usually a bit further of a walk for most hotels, but the commute into Washington, DC is about the same at 20 minutes. 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.

nieghborhood_vibe_48Greenbelt Neighborhood: This is an ideal location for visitors who are looking for a basic hotel to sleep in after a long day in DC. Many people will take a look at Greenbelt if they are flying into BWI because transportation from Washington, DC to BWI flows through Greenbelt. There are no hotels within walking distance, but the Greenbelt station is flush with over 200 spaces of parking available at $5 per day. Visitors should be prepared for a no-frills neighborhood and a 30 to 40 minute commute into Washington, DC on the Metro. 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.