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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

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 .
Complimentary Shuttle to NIST on request. Restaurant available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Extended Stay America - 205 Professional Dr. Gaithersburg, Phone:  301-869-9814. 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 (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,
Complimentary shuttle service to NIST and Metro. Restaurant available.…
Holiday Inn - Montgomery Village Ave. Gaithersburg, Phone:  301-948-8900. Complimentary shuttle available to NIST and Metro.
Motel 6 - 497 Quince Orchard Rd. Gaithersburg Phone: 301- 977-3311. 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. 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, 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.
Complimentary shuttle to Metro and NIST…

Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
204 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg MD, 20878
Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center

SpringHill Suites Gaithersburg
9715 Washingtonian Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878
SpringHill Suites Gaithersburg

 Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center
9751 Washingtonian Blvd, Gaithersburg Md, 20878
Rio Lakefront Hotel | Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center

Best Western Premier Rockville Hotel & Suites 
1251 W. Montgomery Avenue 
Rockville, MD 20850 

Doubletree by Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg
620 Perry Pkwy

Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: 301-977-8900

Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites Rockville-Gaithersburg
14975 Shady Grove Road
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-507-1800/240-507-1900
Website/Booking link:Homewood Suites Rockville-Gaithersburg Link

Residence Inn Gaithersburg
9721 Washingtonian Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 240-912-8231

Sheraton Rockville 
920 King Farm Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850


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 October 30, 2023