Hotel Registration


A problem facing anyone who organizes a convention is how many room nights to commit to occupying. If you reserve too many rooms and they go unused, the hotel will charge the convention organizers for the unused rooms. Your Convention committee started with its best estimate of the room nights required. As a result of your participation and support, the room block has completely sold out, so that’s one fewer downside for the convention. Thank You!

But this is a good news/bad news situation. The good news is that the room block has sold out. The bad news is that the room block has sold out!  It’s bad news because the convention hotel has also sold out and cannot offer us any additional rooms.

SONC has secured rooms for about 40 additional reservations (140 room nights total) for Aug. 22-25 (8/26 check out) at the Hilton Garden Inn Rockville-Gaithersburg and the Homewood Suites by Hilton Rockville-Gaithersburg. These hotels are co-located at 14975 Shady Grove Road, Rockville, MD 20850; about 5 miles from the Convention hotel.

The particulars are as follows.

For reservations made on or before 8/1, rates will be:

The Hilton Garden Inn Rockville-Gaithersburg will be $115/night (plus tax)

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Rockville-Gaithersburg will be $120/night (plus tax)

For reservations made after 8/01 (if there are still rooms available) the rates will be:

The Hilton Garden Inn Rockville-Gaithersburg will be $125/night (plus tax)

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Rockville-Gaithersburg will be $130/night (plus tax)

The room block closes 8/08, or sooner if the block sells out. These rates are only good 8/22-8/26. Hilton Honors points will be awarded to Hilton Honors members. If the room block sells out, the hotel may, at its option, offer additional rooms at their normal price.

These hotels have the usual amenities, notable among them is: free parking!

OK, so how will you get to the Convention hotel? Three ways:

  • We have made arrangements for these hotels to run free shuttle buses to/from the Convention. You will need to sign up at the hotel for the shuttle service.

  • The hotel can also shuttle you to the Shady Grove Metro, and the Convention hotel is two stops down the line at the Twinbrook station; 108 paces from the Convention hotel.

  • Drive. Convention attendees who are not staying at the Convention hotel, can still park at the Convention hotel for only $5.

If you are coming to the Convention, and have not already done so, DO NOT WAIT TO MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS. We expect that these rooms will sell out too, after which we will be unlikely to be able to make additional arrangements.

You can now phone in reservations:

Front Desk:

Hilton Garden Inn: 240-507-1800

Homewood Suites: 240-507-1900

24-hour Central Reservations line:

Hilton Garden Inn: 1-888-472-1096

Homewood Suites: 1-888-472-1097

You need only reference the check in date, check out date and group code “SNC.”

It will be a couple of more days before you can make an on-line booking – watch this page!

For late bloomers, and for those who prefer to make their own arrangements, the Rockville/Gaithersburg area has a LOT of hotels – something for everyone.  Below you will find a very partial list of hotels spanning many different styles, prices and chains.  As of this posting (7/1/2018) all of these hotels had rooms available on the core nights of the Convention (Aug. 22-27). 

The hotels are listed in order of approximate distance from the Convention hotel (for example, the Even Hotel is across the street; the Red Roof Inn, about 7 miles away).  If you are not staying at the Convention hotel, we have negotiated a $5/day parking rate for all Convention attendees.  Information in this table is believed to be accurate, but please verify for yourself before booking.

Property Address Phone Parking Website
Even Hotel Rockville-Washington 1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 881-3836 $16.00 Link
Canopy by Hilton 900 Rose Ave, Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 882-9400 $25.00 Link
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 822-9200 Free for guests Link
Bethesda Marriott 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 897-9400 $16.00 Link
Best Western Plus Rockville Hotel & Suites 1251 W Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850 (301)-424-4940 Free Link
Cambria Hotel & Suiites 1 Helen Heneghan Way, Rockville, MD 20850 (301) 294-2200 $15.90 Link
Homewood Suites by Hilton Rockville-Gaithersburg 14975 Shady Grove Road, Rockville, MD 20850 (240) 507-1900 Free Link
Hilton Garden Inn Rockville-Gaithersburg 14975 Shady Grove Road, Rockville, MD 20850 (240) 507-1800 Free Link
Courtyard by Marriott Rockville 2500 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850 (301) 670-6700 Free Link
Radisson Hotel Washington DC-Rockville 3 Research Court, Rockville, MD 20850 (301) 840-0200 Free Link
Sleep Inn 2 Research Ct., Rockville, MD 20850 (301) 948-8000 Free Link
Sheraton Rockville Hotel 920 King Farm Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850 (240) 912-8200 Free Link
Extended Stay America – Washington D.C. – Rockville 2621 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850 (800) 804-3724 Free Link
Comfort Inn Shady Grove – Gaithersburg – Rockville 16216 Frederick Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (301) 330-0023 Free Link
Red Roof Plus Washington DC – Rockville 16001 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20850 (301) 987-0965 Free Link