Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Historic Holiday Inn reopens in Gaithersburg

The historic Holiday Inn Gaithersburg hotel that once welcomed Elvis Presley, Rock Hudson, Sonny and Cher, and Liberace is now once again welcoming guests. Located at 2 Montgomery Village Avenue right off of I-270, the hotel closed during the pandemic in 2020. After years of troubling rumors about the fate of the property, there was wonderful news from owner B.F. Saul on Monday that the hotel has been updated and reopened to the traveling public. 

A hotel that once gained national attention for its $1400-a-night Presidential Suite, the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg is back with 160 guest rooms of multiple configurations. All 160 rooms feature expanded workspaces, pillow-top mattresses, 50” flat screen TVs, in-room mini fridges and microwaves, and an array of complimentary Dove bath products. All rooms are available to book now with rates starting at $119 per night.

Longtime residents will remember this Holiday Inn, like many of the chain's hotels in decades past, was a popular dining destination in Montgomery County. The reopened hotel is striving to meet that standard again with its full-service restaurant, Harvest Plates & Pints. Operating hours will be 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM for breakfast, and 4:00 PM to 10:30 PM for dinner. Weekend brunchers will not want to miss the IHG breakfast buffet at the restaurant.

Event planning is also back in full swing at the hotel. Reopened are eight event rooms with 8,000 sq ft of flexible space, including a 350-person ballroom and the hotel’s renowned Washingtonian Room. Catering and banquet spaces have been fully restored for social or corporate functions. Support for business guests is rounded out by hotel-wide free high speed WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. There is also a 24-hour gift shop where guests can purchase packaged snacks, beverages and sundries.

“We are proud and excited that this iconic hotel will again serve the residents, visitors, and businesses of Gaithersburg and Montgomery County," B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group President Mark Carrier said in a statement. "Welcome!” Reservations can be made online, or by calling 301.948.8900. 

Photos courtesy Holiday Inn Gaithersburg


  1. Good news! For Gaithersburg and all of MoCo. After the tragic demise of Lakeforest, it's nice to regain a prestige destination at the entrance to Montgomery Village. I remember when it opened in 1968 (?).

  2. I wish they offered lunch.