25 Years Serving the Small Payload Community


This list does not constitute an endorsement of the businesses listed.

Please note: APL must comply with government regulations pertaining to lodging per diem limits. It should be noted that APL’s campus, and surrounding area, is in Howard County, Maryland. For visitors traveling in connection with Laboratory business, we recommend you request the APL rate when making your reservation at one of these hotel properties. If your reservation is being made through a hotel chain’s 800 service, that service might not recognize the special APL rate. Therefore, make sure to advise the hotel front desk at check-in that your stay is related to your APL visit so the hotel will honor the special rate.

Homewood Suites Columbia/Laurel
Distance from APL: 0.7 mile
7531 Montpelier Road
Laurel, MD 20723

Homewood Suites Columbia
Distance from APL: 6.0 miles
8320 Benson Drive
Columbia, MD 21045

Sonesta Select Columbia
Distance from APL: 6.5 miles
800-321-2211 or 410-290-0002
8910 Stanford Boulevard
Columbia, MD 21045

DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia
Distance from APL: 6.5 miles
800-445-8667 or 410-997-1060
5485 Twin Knolls Road
Columbia, MD 21045

Extended Stay America
Distance from APL: 6.5 miles
8890 Stanford Boulevard
Columbia, MD 21045

Hampton Inn Columbia
Distance from APL: 9.0 miles
8880 Columbia 100 Parkway
Columbia, MD 21045

Residence Inn Columbia
Distance from APL: 9.5 miles
4950 Beaver Run
Ellicott City, MD 21043

The Columbia Inn at Peralynna
Distance from APL: 9.8 miles
410-715-4600 or 877-737-2596
10605 Route 108
Columbia, MD 21044

Courtyard Fort Meade
Distance from APL: 11.9 miles
2700 Hercules Road
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701