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Directions to Best Western Plus Hotel & Suites

1251 W. Montgomery Avenue; Rockville, MD 20850


(Site of ALL Saturday, October 29, activities)

Driving from Rockville Pike (Wisconsin Avenue Extended): Take 28 as it veers to the left 

at St. Mary’s Church; 28 is also East Jefferson; stay on East Jefferson (28) as it becomes West Montgomery for about 2 miles; when the exit for 270 comes up on your right (DON’T TAKE IT) but go about 100 yards and the hotel will be on your right (a Shell gas station will be on your left across from the hotel).

Driving from points northeast (Gaithersburg/ Darnestown): Key West Avenue becomes

W. Montgomery (28). Go 1.6 miles until you see Woodmont Shell on your right; turn left on corner of Hurley and W. Montgomery (before 270 exit; don’t take it). For those travelling on 270 South, take exit 6B, and the hotel comes up quickly on your right, opposite the Shell gas station.

Driving from Rockville Town Center: Take Maryland Avenue to East Jefferson (just past 

Courthouse Square) ; turn right and drive 1.6 miles (East Jefferson becomes West Montgomery)  to hotel opposite Shell gas station; .4 miles past Nelson Street.

From the Metro in Rockville: cabs (mostly Barwood) are usually plentiful, but if needed 

Barwood’s phone number is 301-984-1900 (cost is roughly $10). The hotel also offers a free daily shuttle, on the hour, every hour, which you can order at 301-529-2797. Shuttle timings:  Saturday and Sunday: 8 AM to 9:30 PM

From further away Beltway riders:

From South: I-495N meets I-270 (Exit 38 toward Rockville/ Frederick); the exit is a left merge. Once on I-270 move right to “local” lane; take Exit 6 toward MD-28/ W. Montgomery Ave.; make slight right turn onto W Montgomery Ave./ MD-28W. The Best Western Plus Rockville Hotel is close to the exit at 1251 W. Montgomery Ave.

From North:  Take I-495W to I-270N via Exit 35 toward Frederick.  Merge onto I-270 Local. Take Exit 6B toward Darnestown; make a slight right onto W. Montgomery Ave./ MD-28W.  The Best Western Plus is close at 1251 W. Montgomery Ave.

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Literary Luncheon at the Strathmore Mansion (reservations required through Friends of the Library, Montgomery County — and the Friday Night Event at the Strathmore Music Center (tickets available at The Strathmore Mansion is on the grounds of the Strathmore Music Center, just off Rockville Pike at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. (at Strathmore-Grosvenor Red Line Station; large parking garage across skyway from mansion).

Friday, October 9 Writer’s Center program ($10 at the door; no reservations required) at 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815 (off Wisconsin Avenue two blocks north of Bradley Blvd., one block south of Leland; large public parking lot across Walsh)