Silver Spring is the poster child for a multicultural America. The product of a vibrant immigrant community and an eclectic tourist population, Silver Spring is definitely the sum of its parts. All you need to do is head to the downtown area and you’ll be mingling with a host of different cultures and nationalities. Dine on Ethiopian cuisine on Monday, dance to salsa at a Latino joint on Wednesday, and by the weekend you’ll be ready to unwind with a few Asian-inspired yoga classes.
Hotels in Silver Spring
Hotels in the city are as varied as the local community. Most of the options are mid-range to upscale, with few budget hotels. That said, many digs are reasonable in price and you’ll get the best for your buck here.
In the way of luxury, you certainly have your pick. Branches of well-known chains, including the Hilton Garden Inn Silver Spring North and the Comfort Inn Georgia Ave/DC Gateway, have set up shop here, especially in downtown Silver Spring. These hotels are popular with weekend getaway visitors who really just want to be pampered and find some peace before hitting the road again.
Where to stay
Downtown Silver Spring is the place to be and with hotels like the Hilton Garden Inn, there really is no going wrong here. The downtown area, and Cameron Hill in particular, is busy and therefore not favored by families. It does, however, have a vibrant atmosphere created by the eclectic art scene, the diverse restaurants, and the many festivals which take place here.
South Four Corners in Silver Spring is a much quieter area only a stone’s throw from the action of the center. It’s perfect for families or couples who are looking for relaxation or a romantic getaway. Establishments like the Travelodge Silver Spring are available in this area.