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:
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.
|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|