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You’ll feel at home in Westminster. It’s a small, historic town that has the feeling of a New England village—enhanced by easy access to both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
Good coffee, plenty of pizza, and an array of festivals: Westminster welcomes students warmly—and with student discounts. The College offers shuttle service to Westminster, and the Owings Mills metro station about 14 miles east, which provides transportation to Baltimore.
One of the attractions of McDaniel College is the opportunity to live in Maryland. There’s a lot available within easy reach.
Into camping, hiking, and the Great Outdoors? To the west you’ll discover Deep Creek Lake, waterfalls, and a portion of the Appalachian Trail.
To the South lie historical sites dating back to prehistoric times. Here in central Maryland is a mix of vineyards, horse country, and the bustling nightlife of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. And don’t forget the Eastern Shore, only three hours away, with its abundance of fishing and beach-bumming pleasures. McDaniel students also often venture to the cities of Philadelphia and New York City, both easily reached by train from nearby Baltimore.
Hotels and Motels
Best Western (adjacent to McDaniel College campus),
Westminster, 410-857-1900, 410-876-0010, 1-800-528-1234
Boston Inn (1.5 miles from the College)
Westminster, 410-848-9095, 1-800-634-0846
Days Inn (1.2 miles from the College)
Westminster, 410-857-0500, 1-800-329-7466
Hyatt Place (20 miles from the College)
4730 Painters Mill Rd., Owings Mills, MD 21117, 410-998-3630
Hilton Garden Inn (20 miles from the College)
4770 Owings Mills Blvd.; Owings Mills, MD 21117 (located next to I-795 and adjacent to Owings Mills Mall), 410-654-0030
Bed & Breakfast Inns
Antrim 1844 Country Inn (10.4 miles from the College)
Taneytown, 1-800-858-1844; 410-756-6812
Atlee House Bed & Breakfast (7 miles from the College)
New Windsor, 410-871-9119
Hilltop Hideaway Bed & Breakfast (12 miles from the College)
Inn at Norwood (14.9 miles from the College)
The Little Round House (8.4 miles from the College)
Vista Country Home (9 miles from the College)
Yellow Turtle Inn (5.8 miles from the College)
New Windsor (Westminster area), 410-635-3000, only 5 minutes from campus.