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“Surprising Value” 5 of 5 stars
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Comfort Inn Shady Grove
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   16216 Frederick Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877   |  
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Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Gaithersburg
Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
“Surprising Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

For a small comfort inn, we were pleasantly surprised by the service-mined staff and comfortable rooms. The hotel is a notch above your "average" limited service property as evident by the Choice Hotel awards adoring the wall of the front desk, or the antique furniture in the lobby. We found our rooms comfortable (real plants on the bathroom counter!), and the staff very dedicated. The GM and the front desk clerk immediately took care of a problem we had with the room rate and exceeded our expectations on the spot, not to mention the restaurant recommendations, arranging for taxi service, etc. The location is great too, only a 15 minute walk to the metro, or let the hotel shuttle take you there if you prefer to ride. Easy access to Washington DC, for business or pleasure.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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brunswick, ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It starts with easy access from the freeways. It is an easy walk to the metro station. My wife and I have stayed twice while visiting Washington and the rooms were clean and up to date and the staff was courteous and very helpful. This will be our hotel of choice when visiting D.C. which we like to do.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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19 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I like to walk and hate driving downtown so I picked this hotel because it was within walking distance of a Washington subway stop, in fact the final stop on the line at Shady Grove. The hotel was conveniently located very close to the highway coming in from out of town and was reasonably priced. Only negative for me was that I ended up in a room adjacent to a loud family with a baby and the walls seemed thin enough that I did have at least one interrupted sleep. I did not ask to be moved and the air conditioner in the room was loud enough to drown out that sound on the subsequent night. Nearby food options are a bit limited but there are decent delivery options. One small negative was that the gift/convenience shop in the lobby was closed mid-day, opposite to the stated hours, but hotel explained to me that the shop is privately owned and keeps unpredictable hours. Friendly people working here too.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Sunset Beach, NC
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13 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed here while visiting D.C. and some friends that live nearby. Our room was clean and quiet and the desk staff were very helpful. The Hotel has a free shuttle to the Shady Grove Metro station, but we opted to walk since it was only about 15 mniutes away. The Metro ride to the heart of DC is about 40 minutes.

We would stay here again if we come back to the area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Clean hotel, Very nice and attentive staff, good breakfast with more than average selection, location is close to metro with shuttle service, rate is good for the location and value, nothing left to say just filling up the required minimum characters

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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West Chester
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The surrounding area of this hotel isn't great, so I was at first concerned about this hotel. The lobby and front desk are way above the normal Comfort Inn, so that was the first nice contrast. Elevator is fast. My room on the 7th floor was quiet in spite of the road noise. Constant speed fan on the AC unit helped a lot.

I slept like a baby.

The room is upscale and modern, with a nice desk area. Only gripe I have about the room is that there are no power outlets by the desk. I had to stretch the laptop cord across the bed.

I would come back here. Price is right, and the room quality is fantastic.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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South Wales, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed at comfort inn here and I want to tell you . You couldnt ask for a better place to stay the staff was excellent the shuttle was great the breakfast was great and the tuesday night directors appreciation get together was awsome we will be coming back in april cant wait see you all then

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 16216 Frederick Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Location: United States > Maryland > Gaithersburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Gaithersburg
#1 Business Hotel in Gaithersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn Shady Grove 2.5*
Number of rooms: 127
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seven stroy brick building with interior corridors. ... more   less 
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Comfort Inn Shady Grove Hotel Gaithersburg
Shady Grove Comfort Inn
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