Visitor Hotels/Transport Information for Maryland
#1 Air BnB
You and other students could rent a house for the weekend! Probably most cost efficient. Staying at another MD student's home, could also be a possibility.
The most convenient HOTEL will be
RESIDENCE INN MARRIOTT HOTEL
11800 W Market Place, Fulton MD
excellent location with lots of shops right outside hotel
Homwood Suites by HILTON -next closest
7531 Montpelier Rd Laurel, MD
excellent location with shops just outside the hotel
Hampton Inn and Suite South Columbia -next closest
7045 Minstrel Way, Columbia, Maryland, 21046, USA
#5 HOTEL and right next to #3
Springhill Suites, 7055 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21046
There are many other hotels in the main town of Columbia, Maryland that you may prefer. The town of Laurel, however, covers quite a large area and some parts are FAR so I suggest staying in/near Columbia, Maryland. If you have your own car, you can stay where you please!
Best option- grab some friends, share the costs and come dance!
1. NOT THE BEST OPTION:
Greyhound and Megabus go into Baltimore City and Whitemarsh and then you'd need to get a rental car or take a taxi to venue which is a 30 minute ride in good traffic.
2. THE BEST BUS OPTION FROM NORTH=BOLT BUS
THIS IS THE BUS TO TAKE FROM NYC Bus lets off at Greenbelt METRO STATION (terminus). You can Uber to where you need to go upon arrival.
3. Train- take the Amtrak from NYC
(3 hours) and get off at BWI NOT Baltimore city stop.
It's 35 minutes from venue. You will need to Uber to get a car rental up the road.
The nearest and easiest AIRPORT is Baltimore (BWI) if you want to be picked up by someone. Uber is another possibility.
Dulles and Reagan are 1 hour away in good traffic, a rare occurence. You will need to find your own transport from these airports.
TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT: You will need to rent a car if you come in to DULLES or REAGAN AIRPORTS as public transportation does not exist outside of big cities.
Shuttle buses to the hotel are possible and then you can taxi to venue or we can arrange a minivan pickup from your hotel.
And there's always UBER, LYFT and TAXIS. Also, I may be able to get a deal going with someone who will come get you for cheaper.