The Top Hotels to Book Around Silver Spring, Maryland

Some of the houses in Silver Spring are colourfully decorated
Some of the houses in Silver Spring are colourfully decorated | © Kristina Blokhin / Alamy Stock Photo
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16 November 2020

Though quiet and slightly off the beaten track, the peaceful suburb of Silver Spring is conveniently situated near popular destinations such as Washington, DC and Ellicott City, the site of America’s oldest surviving railroad station. Each of the following hotels boasts a legacy of decades, if not centuries, of history as well as the most up-to-date facilities. Here are our top 10 picks of the best hotels around Silver Spring, Maryland.

Residence Inn by Marriott Bethesda Downtown

Room at Residence Inn by Marriott Bethesda Downtown with brown carpet, a table and chairs and a seating area
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Just outside Silver Spring in Bethesda you’ll find the recently renovated Residence Inn. With comfortable rooms, high-speed internet and a free buffet breakfast, this hotel is good for a short or overnight stop-off. Sweat it out in the 24-hour fitness center or, in the warmer months, head out for a swim in the rooftop pool. It’s quick to get into DC via the Metro station just around the corner.

The Churchill Hotel

Room at Churchill Hotel Near Embassy Row with geometric wallpaper, a patterned carpet, a bed and a desk and chair
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A Beaux Arts building built in 1906, the Churchill Hotel is a luxury apartment house and still retains many of its pre-war details, such as granite countertops and vintage wallpaper. The hotel prides itself on its art of personalized service, which is brought to bear in every detail – from nightly turndown service, to in-room massages, to complimentary Neutrogena bodycare products. The Chartwell Grill serves classic American cuisine in the dining area or via room service.

Morrison-Clark Inn

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Just a five-minute walk from the Walter E Washington Convention Center and seven minutes from the nearest Metro station, this once-Victorian mansion has been renovated into an elegantly modern Silver Spring hotel. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 19th-century structure boasts Italian carrera marble fireplaces, private balconies, and an award-winning restaurant with crystal chandeliers, which serves contemporary American cuisine. Breakfast and wifi is free, and the Morrison-Clark Inn also offers a fitness center with access to an outdoor pool and a garden courtyard.

The Mayflower Hotel

Grand lobby area at the Mayflower Hotel with reception desk, gleaming marble floor, high ceilings and chandeliers
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The Mayflower has been an upscale landmark and one of the best hotels in Silver Spring ever since its opening in 1925. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and it is a vibrant social hub for Washington, DC. Its history permeates the tiniest details of the hotel, from gold-leaf accents in the grand lobby to marble bathrooms and picturesque ballrooms. Despite its history, the facilities provided by the building are refreshingly contemporary, with modern touches such as flatscreen TVs and high-speed wifi. Guests can dine at the hotel’s lively American brasserie, Edgar, or step outside to visit the numerous attractions, such as the White House, within walking distance.

The Wayside Inn B&B

Small room at the Wayside Inn B&B with a bed, chair and wardrobe
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Located in the historically significant Ellicott City, the site of the oldest surviving railroad station in the United States, the Wayside Inn dates back more than two centuries (it was originally built around 1780). Nestled away on two beautifully landscaped acres, the inn has a beautiful pond, gardens, and even a white oak tree certified to have been standing at the time of the signing of the constitution. Inside, fireplaces, plush robes, and silk sheets ensure a sense of cozy hospitality; private Jacuzzi baths and luxury suites on the second floor add extra comfort.

InterContinental the Willard Washington, DC

Grand lobby at InterContinental the Willard Washington DC with high ceilings, marble columns, potted plants and a blue patterned rug
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Just two blocks from the White House and National Mall, this stately 1850s Silver Spring hotel is often called the Crown Jewel of Pennsylvania Avenue, and for good reason. With sweeping columns, gilded ceilings, and an impressive rooftop garden, The Willard is the epitome of refined luxury. Among other features, it offers an acclaimed restaurant with seasonal dining, a tea parlor, and the Round Robin and Scotch bar, which has been a lively gathering place since Abraham Lincoln was president.

The Jefferson, Washington, DC

Room at the Jefferson with bed, armchairs and zebra-striped stool
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The Jefferson is a luxury boutique hotel, with 95 different rooms including 23 gorgeous suites, a spa, and the experimental and award-winning restaurant Plume and Quill. Designed in the Beaux Arts style by Jules Henri de Sibour in 1926 to house apartments, the building was redesigned in 1955 as a hotel and has provided exceptional luxury ever since. Highlights here include breakfast and lunch under a skylight ceiling, 24-hour butler service, and a flat-screen TV in the bathroom mirror to ensure that you never have to miss a minute of your favourite show or game.

The Hay-Adams

Light-filled room at the Hay-Adams with a bed, sofa and occasional tables
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This 1928 Italian Renaissance-style building is named after its famous original residents: John Hay and Henry Adams, both of whom once lived on the very same site in Lafayette Square overlooking the White House. With arched cathedral-style ceilings and rich hardwood furniture, it’s easy to see why The Hay-Adams is considered a five-star luxury hotel. Complimentary wifi, Bose music speakers, and a contemporary American restaurant with a roof terrace bar bring modern touches, while the traditional decor celebrates classic elegance.

Hotel Lombardy

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Once a private residence, dating back to 1926, the Hotel Lombardy stands as red-brick and limestone testament to the sturdiness of American architecture. It is situated in the charming Foggy Bottom neighborhood, once the home of early immigrants and laborers and now a genteel district. Foggy Bottom is just a five-minute walk from the nearest Metro station and just over half a mile from the White House. Its interior retains charming features such as old wood molding and manually operated elevators, while the hotel provides modern facilities such as coffee-makers, in-room spa services and a fitness center.

Columbia Inn at Peralynna

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Room at Columbia Inn at Peralynna with a bed, leather armchair and footstool and windows with views of trees
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Nestled among trees and overlooking the rolling hills of Clark’s Elioak Farm, this charming bed and breakfast is set in a house made of white clapboards. From the turrets and bay windows gracing the exterior, to the barrel ceilings and fireplaces decorating the interior, the Columbia Inn at Peralynna perfectly pairs antique charm with its many modern amenities. These include wet bars with granite countertops, Whirlpool and soaking tubs, microwaves and flat-screen TVs.
These recommendations were updated on November 16, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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