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La Plata Maryland Accommodations

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The La Plata center is approximately 2 miles southwest of Laurel Springs Regional Park and 3 miles north of National Harbor.

Meet the friendly locals and enjoy their way of life in La Plata, Maryland. This small city sits in Charles County in southern Maryland. It is a largely residential community, but that makes it a great choice for travelers wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. More from this guide...

La Plata Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express La Plata, an IHG Hotel - La Plata
+1-888-389-4121
6860 Crain Highway, La Plata, MD 20646
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Breakfast excellent
  • Almost all guests thought the building wasn't nice
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Best Western La Plata Inn in La Plata
+1-888-675-2083
6900 Crain Highway, La Plata, MD 20646
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Shower can be a problem
  • Nice breakfast
Hampton Inn Waldorf in Waldorf
+1-800-716-8490
3750 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20603 ~6.51 miles northeast of La Plata
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Plenty of parking
  • Wonderful housekeeping
Hilton Garden Inn Waldorf : 10385 O'donnell Place
+1-800-805-5223
10385 O'donnell Place, Waldorf, MD 20603 ~7.05 miles northeast of La Plata
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • 5 floors in property
Super 8 by Wyndham Waldorf : 3550 Crain Highway
+1-888-965-1860
3550 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20602 ~7.09 miles northeast of La Plata
  • 2-star hotel
Holiday Inn Express Waldorf
+1-888-788-5576
11370 Days Court, Waldorf, MD 20603 ~7.49 miles northeast of La Plata
  • Two-star Suburban property
  • 91 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Overall the stay was pleasent
  • Carpets need to be steam cleaned
Courtyard Marriott Waldorf : 3145 Crain Highway
+1-888-897-9207
3145 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20603 ~7.92 miles northeast of La Plata
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 3 floors in property
From$103
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Residence Inn by Marriott Waldorf
+1-888-311-4278
3020 Technology Pl, Waldorf, MD 20601 ~8.23 miles northeast of La Plata
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
From$119
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La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Waldorf - Waldorf
+1-888-469-4795
11770 Business Park Dr., Waldorf, MD 20601 ~9.15 miles northeast of La Plata
  • Two-star Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 pm
  • For 100%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard
  • Fair business hotel
Baymont by Wydham Waldorf - Waldorf
+1-888-734-9421
2555 Business Park Dr., Waldorf, MD 210601 ~9.18 miles northeast of La Plata
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
Baymont by Wyndham Waldorf - Waldorf
+1-888-841-5292
2555 Business Park Dr., Waldorf, MD 20601 ~9.23 miles northeast of La Plata
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
  • Disappointing wellness & sports facilities
  • Awful rooms
Comfort Suites Waldorf in Waldorf
+1-888-455-5160
11765 Business Park Dr., Waldorf, MD 20601 ~9.25 miles northeast of La Plata
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 11:00
Red Carpet Inn Indian Head
+1-888-965-8297
4694 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head, MD 20640 ~10.02 miles northwest of La Plata
  • 2 star hotel
  • Check-in time: 11:00 AM
My Place Hotel King George Va
+1-888-906-6358
4235 Market Center, King George, VA 22485 ~12.55 miles south of La Plata
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • 64 sleeping rooms in hotel
Quality Inn
+1-888-749-6785
4661 James Madison Pkwy., King George, VA 22485 ~12.78 miles south of La Plata
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • 58 rooms in property
  • Friendly manager
  • Hot breakfast was a nice touch
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Hampton Inn Dahlgren : 16450 Commerce Dr.
+1-888-878-9982
16450 Commerce Dr., King George, VA 22485 ~12.88 miles south of La Plata
  • Mid-scale Rural hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Friendly staff
  • Excellent city hotel
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Dahlgren, VA - King George
+1-888-389-4485
4755 James Madison Pkwy., King George, VA 22485 ~12.92 miles south of La Plata
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • All guests thought the building wasn't nice
  • Breakfast is good
Candlewood Suites Alexandria Fort Belvoir : 8847 Richmond Highway
+1-888-389-4121
8847 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309 ~15.33 miles northwest of La Plata
  • 2-star Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Light cleaning
  • Spacious rooms
Stayapt Suites Alexandria / Fort Belvoir : 8849 Richmond Highway
+1-888-675-2083
8849 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309 ~15.34 miles northwest of La Plata
  • 2-star Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Belvoir Alexandria South
+1-800-716-8490
8843 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309 ~15.36 miles northwest of La Plata
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
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Best Western Mount Vernon/Ft. Belvoir in Alexandria
+1-800-805-5223
8751 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309 ~15.37 miles northwest of La Plata
  • Affordable Highway property
  • 8 suites in hotel
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Alexandria Fort Belvoir
+1-888-965-1860
8632 Woodlawn Court, Alexandria, VA 22309 ~15.46 miles northwest of La Plata
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • Check in time: 3:00PM
Colony South Hotel & Conference Center in Clinton
+1-888-788-5576
7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton, MD 20735 ~16.57 miles north of La Plata
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 3 PM
  • Most guests found problems with the furniture
  • Wifi did not work
Quality Inn Mt. Vernon in Alexandria
+1-888-897-9207
7212 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22306 Website ~17.05 miles north of La Plata
  • 2 star Highway property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Shower can be a problem
  • Almost all guests found the staff to be very friendly
From$67
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Quality Inn Near Potomac Mills : 1109 Horner Rd.
+1-888-311-4278
1109 Horner Rd., Woodbridge, VA 22191 ~17.09 miles northwest of La Plata
  • Low priced Highway property
  • Check-in: 03:00 PM
  • Good Price
  • Location is acceptable
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all La Plata, MD discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest La Plata hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Legend has it Colonel Samuel Chapman, one of the area's first landowners, named the city. While details are sketchy, people believe he named part of his property La Plata after the Rio de la Plata, a river he'd seen on his travels to South America. The city really began taking shape in the 1870s, when the Pennsylvania Railroad was extended through the land. La Plata was officially incorporated in 1888.

Today, La Plata is a home base for people working for Charles County government and in nearby Waldorf, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Recent redevelopment of local offices and other elements of La Plata have seen the city receive a new lease on life. As La Plata grows, there are likely to be even more facilities for travelers and residents to enjoy.

When is the best time to visit the La Plata, MD area?

Many Americans dream of summer vacations, but La Plata is a city best experienced when the weather cools. Its subtropical climate means its summers are oppressively hot and humid. Its winters are much milder than in many parts of the country. Therefore, La Plata can be a good choice for Americans wanting to escape the bitter conditions in their own cities.

However, for the most pleasant travel experience, visit La Plata during the fall. With the weather not too hot or too cold, you'll feel comfortable exploring the city and beyond. The Fall Festival, held every October, is another real draw card for travelers.

Spring also has mild temperatures, but strong winds from March to May are best avoided. While La Plata hasn't experienced a major tornado since 2002, the threat is always there. If your heart is set on a spring trip, check the weather forecast before your departure to determine whether the city is safe.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in La Plata, MD:

seasonality of hotel rates in La Plata

La Plata by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean rate trends by star rating class in La Plata, MD. You can use these line graphs to determine the most cost effective dates to stay in La Plata for upcoming travels.

What are the luxury hotels around La Plata, MD?

4 Star Average Prices: $129.00

La Plata's hotels don't have a lot of bells and whistles, but travel just outside the city and you'll find hotels a little more upmarket. These accommodation options offer service and facilities a cut above the average.

Courtyard by Marriott Waldorf has spacious rooms with quality wooden furnishings, flat-screen TVs, and work stations. For plenty of space to spread out, book a king-sized suite with a separate living area. You probably won't spend a lot of time in your room though, as the indoor pool and Jacuzzi area and patio with firepits will fight for your attention. While several restaurants are close by, the Bistro means you needn't go anywhere to enjoy a great meal. Look out for the daily happy hour specials served every evening.

Attention to detail helps set Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Waldorf. The little things, such as free coffee and cookies in the lobby, the seasonal outdoor pool, and the Read It and Return It lending library, help make guests' stay special. The contemporary hotel rooms feature modern conveniences, including microwave ovens, fridges, work stations with ergonomic chairs, flat-screen TVs with premium channels, and complimentary, high-speed Wi-Fi. A free breakfast buffet features waffles, eggs, and all your morning favorites.

Where are the most affordable hotels near La Plata, Maryland?

3 Star Average Prices: $103.87

You don't need to spend a lot of money to stay in or around La Plata. The following hotels offer quality accommodation for less.

Best Western La Plata Inn is one of the few hotels in La Plata, but you won't pay a lot of money for this convenience. The recently renovated guestrooms are neat and tidy, with modern appliances including flat-screen TVs, microwave ovens, and fridges. Suites offer guests more space, with separate living areas featuring work desks, sleeper sofas, and extra TVs. An on-site business center, a small gym, and a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning offer guests more value.

Holiday Inn Express Waldorf offers a little more polish in nearby Waldorf. Its modern guestrooms feature Keurig coffee makers, iHome clock radio and speaker systems, microwaves, fridges, and high-definition flat-screen TVs. After a good night's sleep, savor the free Express Start buffet breakfast. The generous spread includes eggs, cinnamon rolls, and biscuits and gravy. Holiday Inn Express Waldorf also has a business center, a small gym, and an indoor swimming pool.

3 Star Hotel Prices in La Plata

2 Star Average Prices: $99.32

2 Star Hotel Prices in La Plata

Which hotels in La Plata, Maryland offer the best discounts?

Certain groups can save money staying in and around La Plata. You're more likely to get a discount at chain hotels like the following.

Holiday Inn Express La Plata extends discounts to AAA and CAA auto club members, Entertainment Card holders, seniors, and American and Canadian government employees, including U.S. state government workers. Large groups also enjoy discounts on their stay. Guestrooms are well appointed, with triple-sheeted beds, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, fridges, and microwave ovens for heating simple meals and snacks. The indoor pool is heated for fun all year round. While the fitness center is small, with a treadmill, a stationary bike, and elliptical machines, it has everything you need. The free Express Start breakfast offers an early morning pick-me-up.

Comfort Suites Waldorf has special rates for AAA and CAA auto club members, seniors and AARP members, state and national government workers, and military personnel. If you're traveling with a group needing 10 or more rooms, you'll also get a discount. While the standard rooms are smart, for real luxury, it's got to be a king suite with a separate sitting area and a premium king-sized bed. The heated indoor pool allows for comfortable swimming all year round. For a more intense workout, head to the fitness center. The free buffet breakfast is another guest perk.

Where are the best budget hotels around La Plata, MD?

For real value, try some of the midpriced hotels around La Plata. These establishments offer everything you need, without charging you for the things they don't.

Hampton Inn Waldorf offers the quality you'd expect from a Hilton property for less. The guestrooms feel like those in bed-and-breakfasts, with a boutique charm that will make you feel right at home. You'll appreciate the details like plush bedding, in-room microwaves and fridges, and free Wi-Fi. In the morning, you can savor the breakfast buffet, or on weekdays, grab a Hampton On the Run breakfast bag as you head off for sightseeing. The Hampton Inn Waldorf also boasts an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

Another Hilton property, you'll also see value for money at Hampton Garden Inn Waldorf. Nestled among attractive gardens, it boasts spacious rooms and first-class facilities. All rooms feature flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and signature Garden Sleep System beds. The Garden Grille restaurant serves a hot breakfast buffet, with omelets and eggs cooked-to-order, and hearty dinners each night. If you're not sure what to order, you can't go wrong with the daily Chef's Special. The indoor pool and a fitness center will help keep your exercise routine on track, or you can work out in your room with a Stay Fit Kit.

What are the attractions around La Plata?

The residents of La Plata know how to usher in the holidays. The friendly locals never let the chance for a celebration go by, and they'd love you to join them.

After delivering chocolate eggs, the Easter Bunny stops by La Plata Town Hall to meet local children and their parents. Every Easter Monday, kids can meet the Easter Bunny, participate in craft activities, and enjoy a scoop of ice cream.

The members of the American Legion Post 82 invite locals and visitors to their post for a Memorial Day ceremony each year. This moving event is a poignant reminder of the lives lost during wartime.

Most towns across America celebrate the Fourth of July, and La Plata is no exception. The city's Watermelon Bash is one of the city's most popular annual events. The summer celebrations feature waterslides, hot dogs, and of course, plenty of watermelon.

In November, La Plata pays tribute to its military personnel once again with the annual Salute to Veterans parade. Current and former servicemen and women walk down Charles Street and La Grange Avenue to Town Hall from 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month. If you're in town at the time, make sure you stop by to show your respects.

December brings Christmas celebrations to La Plata. It kicks off with the OldeTyme Holiday Gathering, held on the first Sunday of December. Horse-drawn carriage rides, children's activities, and seasonal music will get you in a festive mood. Even Santa Claus himself stops by! He visits La Plata again for the annual Breakfast with Santa sessions at Town Hall. Numbers are strictly limited, so make sure you reserve a place for your child when registrations open on the La Plata website in late October.

La Plata might be best known as a residential area, but don't underestimate its appeal as a travel destination. For a getaway that lets you experience life at a slower pace, this Maryland city delivers.

FAQs about hotels in La Plata

What are the most favored hotels in La Plata?

Hampton Inn Dahlgren, Hampton Inn & Suites National Harbor and Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most high-end hotels in La Plata?

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, The Westin Washington National Harbor and MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino are the top 3 luxury hotels near La Plata city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of La Plata?

Holiday Inn Express La Plata, an IHG Hotel, Best Western La Plata Inn, and Hampton Inn Waldorf are the properties closest to La Plata city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in La Plata cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in La Plata can be as cheap as $99.32 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in La Plata cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in La Plata has been $103.87 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a higher-end hotel in La Plata cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in La Plata has been $129.00 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in La Plata?

My Place Hotel King George Va, Colony South Hotel & Conference Center and Baymont by Wydham Waldorf are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in La Plata?

Fairfield Inn & Suites Alexandria, Courtyard Marriott Waldorf and Residence Inn by Marriott Waldorf are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in La Plata?

Quality Inn Near Potomac Mills, Sleep Inn Near Quantico Main Gate and Comfort Suites Waldorf are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best Best Western hotels in La Plata?

Best Western La Plata Inn, Best Western Mount Vernon and Best Western Potomac Mills are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in La Plata?

Holiday Inn Express Waldorf, Candlewood Suites Alexandria Fort Belvoir and Holiday Inn Express Lorton are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Recent traveler guest reviews of La Plata, MD

Below are reviews of the city of La Plata, MD from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Convenient"
Score 4.0 / 5

Liked that this hotel was at the quiet end of Highway 301.

Darren F., from 06-Oct-2019
"La Plata, MD"
Score 4.0 / 5

Nice places to shop and eat

Deborah F., from 24-Jul-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of La Plata, MD shown above is 4.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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