Hotels near University of Maryland-College Park

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Hotels in College Park near University of Maryland-College Park

University of Maryland-College Park Introduction

Founded in 1856 in College Park, Maryland, the University of Maryland is the largest university in the Washington Metropolitan area. Located 8 miles northeast of downtown D.C., the campus is notable by its imposing redbrick Georgian buildings set around a large central lawn known as McKeldin Mall. There are plenty of places to eat and drink, largely around Baltimore Avenue, where you'll find college bars and restaurants. Don't miss the tribute to former student, Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets and Sesame Street. His statue seated on a park bench with Kermit the Frog is outside the Stamp Student Union.

Hotels near University of Maryland-College Park

The top hotels in College Park are within walking distance of the University of Maryland. A 14-minute walk from campus is the Best Western Plus College Park Hotel, which offers spacious rooms with microwaves and minifridges, plus a fitness center and free hot breakfast. Close to both the university and the Maryland Stadium, the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center is a modern, upmarket hotel. It features 237 stylish rooms, a trendy restaurant and a 24/7 gym. On the budget side, Quality Inn and Suites has straightforward rooms, a fitness center and a free buffet breakfast.

Where to stay near University of Maryland-College Park

The best areas for hotels near the University of Maryland are found in the immediate streets surrounding the main campus. On University Boulevard, you'll find several more upmarket hotels close to both the university buildings and the Maryland Stadium. East of campus is Baltimore Avenue, where you'll find a mix of mid-range and budget accommodation, and the majority of the town's fast food chains, restaurants and college bars all within a short walk. The many historic attractions of Washington D.C. are less than 9 miles from College Park.

Things to see near University of Maryland-College Park

It's a 10-minute walk to the Capital One Field at Maryland, College Park's 54,000-seater university athletics and football stadium. Formerly known as the Byrd Stadium, it's the home ground of the Maryland Terrapins football and men's lacrosse teams, and hosts several state athletics tournaments. The US capital, Washington D.C. is 8 miles away by car or 30-40-minutes by public transport, and is home to iconic attractions such as the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Or you can head 6 miles east of campus and find the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and space museum.

How to get to University of Maryland-College Park

Located just off Highway 1, the University of Maryland is easily accessed by car and offers plenty of parking facilities around the outskirts of the campus. College Park Greenbelt Metrorail station is 1.1 miles from the university, and it takes around 30-40 minutes to get into Union Station in downtown Washington. Dulles International Airport is situated 37 miles west of College Park. To get around College Park, hop on a Metrobus or the Shuttle-UM, an extensive university bus system. Baltimore Avenue is where you'll find a wealth of college bars, town stores and casual restaurants.