Friday, December 6, 2019

Rockville Best Western to add restaurant

The Best Western hotel at 1251 W. Montgomery Avenue in Rockville is planning to add a restaurant to its property. Because the hotel usually has 74-164 parking spaces free, the property owner argues that the city should waive a required extra 29 parking spaces for the restaurant. The restaurant will be inside the existing hotel's lobby area, which will be reconfigured under the proposed plan.

Rockville's Planning Commission will consider the waiver request at its December 11, 2019 meeting. City staff is recommending approval of the waiver.


  1. Under prior management the hotel had a restaurant for many years. That restaurant also held banquets and other functions for the public. This waiver should be a no-brainer.

  2. I am skeptical of the count of free spaces. Don't forget that much of the lot has been consumed by the CubeSmart. I don't think that site even HAS 164 spaces any more.