Rockville Relocation.
April 1, 2005 6:09 PM   Subscribe

I'm interviewing for a position at a Rockville MD company and driving in from out of state. Any dog-friendly places to stay in the area?

Dog in question: 95 lb shep/lab mix, very sociable and non-aggressive but gets anxious when alone. Will probably have to crate her while I'm getting the third degree. Also if you know the area (within 30-40 miles of Rockville), where are some places to look for the best home values? Thanks!
posted by inchoate to Travel & Transportation around Rockville, MD (6 answers total)
Prepare for some shockingly high housing costs. You can probably save some money looking northwest (Frederick County, MD) and north (Baltimore), though even these previously affordable areas have been somewhat ruined by the spread of the DC-area overpriced housing.

At least you won't be forced to drop a half-million on a rowhouse...
posted by baltimore at 6:21 PM on April 1, 2005

Super 8s, Motel Sixes, and Ramada Inn Limiteds generally take pups.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:41 PM on April 1, 2005

I don't think there are any Super 8s or Motel Sixes near Rockville, though there must be a Ramada. has a search engine for pet-friendly hotels and lists

Best Western Washington Gateway Hotel
1251 West Montgomery Avenue Route 28
Rockville, MD US 20850

Ramada Inn Rockville
1775 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD US 20852

Quality Suites Rockville
2621 Research Blvd.
Rockville, MD US 20850

baltimore is, sadly, correct about housing prices in Montgomery County. If you live in Frederick County, you will have probably at least a thirty mile commute, and you'll be going down I-270, which is very, very unpleasant at rush hour. If you have flexible hours and can start either at 7 am or 10 am, it is generally not so bad. Getting to Rockville from Baltimore is, well, painful, though the housing prices in that direction are certainly much better.

If you want to know more about the area, feel free to email. I've lived in Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Olney, as well as a few places farther afield. Where you're going to want to live will depend a lot on how much you're willing to spend, what sort of dwelling you want, whether you have kids, etc.
posted by anapestic at 4:34 AM on April 2, 2005 lets you search mls listings without making you sign up for anything. That should give you an idea of what the market is like.

You might want to consider looking for a home in Brunswick. Then you can take the MARC (commuter train) into Rockville metro, and take a bus from there. That lets you avoid 270, but it's at least an hour commute.

If you want to stay closer to Rockville, you might try looking in Silver Spring or Gaithersburg. The Germantown area wasn't too insanely pricey when I was looking at homes a few years ago, but it's gotten worse.

Here's a list of pet-friendly hotels in the area.
posted by amarynth at 6:03 AM on April 2, 2005

Holiday Inn Express(s) and they have free high speed internet access--the only thing I know about The DC/ Rockville area is that you and your dog will not be able to afford living there and no matter where you live it will take 45 minutes to get to where you are going--good luck Frank
posted by rmhsinc at 8:49 AM on April 2, 2005

I bow to AskMe.
posted by inchoate at 5:57 PM on April 2, 2005

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