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Hotels and Travel

For complete information visit the NIST Visitor Information page

Disclaimer: These commercial establishments have no official relationship with NIST. We provide this information as a convenience to NIST visitors and conference attendees. NIST does not endorse or guarantee the quality or services provided by these establishments.

Hotels in the Gaithersburg area


(as of 04/2017)
Be sure to ask for the NIST rate, and if you are staying over a weekend, ask if the weekend rates are more reasonable.  If doing a hotel search, use Gaithersburg as the search location.  You must add 12% tax.  
Radisson Hotel Washington DC - Rockville - 3 Research Court, Rockville, Phone:  301-840-0200 .  $129 -
Complimentary Shuttle to NIST on request. Restaurant available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Extended Stay America - 205 Professional Dr. Gaithersburg, Phone:  301-869-9814. $89.99/night or $69.99/night if staying 7 or more days. Pricing includes: queen bed, refrigerator, microwave, stove, TV, table & chairs. 


Hampton Inn & Suites 960 North Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Phone 301-990-4300  Typical NIST/NCNR discount rate $119 (Corporate code: 0560028086) incl. complimentary breakfast, free WiFi, free parking and Hilton Honors points.

TownePlace Suites Gaithersburg…

Hilton Hotel - 620 Perry Pkwy. Gaithersburg, Phone: 301-977-8900,  $149
Complimentary shuttle service to NIST and Metro. Restaurant available.…
Holiday Inn - Montgomery Village Ave. Gaithersburg, Phone:  301-948-8900. $119 Restaurant available, buffet breakfast $10, complimentary shuttle available to NIST and Metro.

Motel 6 - 497 Quince Orchard Rd. Gaithersburg Phone: 301- 977-3311.  Sun-Thurs. $55.99 Fri - Sat. $69.99.  This hotel is next to the railroad track, if you decide on this hotel, ask for the side away from the tracks.  (within walking distance of NIST).
Residence Inn - 9721 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, Phone: 301-590-3003.  Pricing ranges from $139 - $169 depending on the length of stay.  Price includes:  Daily hot breakfast buffet , dinner - 2x a week (Mon. and Wed.), shuttle available to anywhere in 5 mile radius (incl. NIST and Metro).…
Sleep Inn - 2 Research Court, Rockville, Phone:  301-948-8000, $89  - Complimentary shuttle to NIST on request, Continental Breakfast, free wifi.…
Homewood Suites Gaithersburg - 805 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg, off Montgomery Village Avenue, Phone:  301-670-0008. $109  - Complimentary shuttle to Metro and NIST…




shuttles will bring you from the airports right to the hotels or a private residence


Make a reservation a day or two before your trip.


  • Federal Airport Shuttle - 301-721-2929, 1-866-721-2927. 
    Fares from Dulles or National $55 for one or two, fare from BWI $69 for one or two.

  • Maryland Shuttle - 301-881-8800. 
    Fare from Dulles or National $20 for one, $8 for each additional passenger, fare from BWI - $37 for one, $8 for each additional passenger.

  • Super Shuttle - 1-800-258-3826 
    Fare from Dulles, National or BWI: $30 for one passenger, $40 for two passengers, and fare from BWI: $39 for one passenger and $51 for two passengers.

  • Taxi - Barwood - 301-984-1900



From National Airport take the Yellow Line, change at Gallery Place to the Red Line. Take the Red Line to Shady Grove. NIST operates a shuttle to the NIST Administration Building during working hours 8:15a.m. -5:45p.m., leaving Shady Grove Metro station, east side, "Bus Bay C", at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour. You may also take a taxi or call some hotels for shuttle service.


Created April 19, 2017, Updated March 2, 2020