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This 18 room bed and breakfast is a home from home close to Merriweather Post Pavilion. Guests staying here will benefit from free WiFi, high-end bed linen, TVs, microwaves and fridges all in their rooms. There is also an on-site barbecue for guest use when the weather is good!
3.0 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion
v9 mins driving Uber from $7-10
Editor Pick : Top Rated Hotel
Top Rated Hotel near Merriweather Post Pavilion
Homewood Baltimore Arundel Mills
7491-B New Ridge Road, Hanover
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This 99 room hotel has some excellent complimentary offerings for guests, including free WiFi, free breakfast and complimentary airport shuttle. Guests can also use the on-site fitness center, swimming pool and hot tubs. Tastefully decorated rooms finish off your stay here nicely.
14.1 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion
v22 mins driving Uber from $19-25
REVIEW SCORE4.4 - Excellent
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Editor Pick : Alternative Hotel
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Springhill Suites Columbia
7055 Minstrel Way, Columbia
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117 well-decorated rooms, free breakfast, WiFi, parking, and a swimming pool are among the benefits for guests here. Outdoorsy types will be pleased to hear the hotel is just 4 miles from the beautiful Lake Kittamaqundi, while those who prefer a little retail therapy can shop until their arms drop off at the Mall 3 miles away.
3.2 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion
v7 mins driving Uber from $7-10
REVIEW SCORE4.47 - Excellent
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Hotels near Merriweather Post Pavilion - Sheraton Columbia Town Center

Sheraton Columbia Town Center

10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia (Map)
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lGood
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v 0.9 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion ( 4 mins )
t 19 mins walking
Uber from $6-7
l Thomas "Great hotel, close to everything!"
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Excellent, 4.45 Based on 88 Reviews
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Merriweather Post Pavilion Hotels - Doubletree Hotel Columbia

Doubletree Hotel Columbia

5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia (Map)
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lExcellent
v 3.0 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion ( 8 mins )
Uber from $8-10
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Excellent, 4.47 Based on 67 Reviews
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Springhill Suites Columbia

Springhill Suites Columbia

7055 Minstrel Way, Columbia (Map)
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lExcellent
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v 3.2 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion ( 7 mins )
Uber from $7-10
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Wonderful, 4.66 Based on 113 Reviews
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Sonesta Es Suites Baltimore Columbia

Sonesta Es Suites Baltimore Columbia

8844 Columbia 100 Parkway, Columbia (Map)
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lWonderful
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v 6.2 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion ( 10 mins )
Uber from $11-14
l Patricia "This hotel is what all hotels should look like. Clean, modern, the bed was perfect, the place..."
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Excellent, 4.39 Based on 55 Reviews
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Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia South, Md

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia South, Md

7045 Minstrel Way, Columbia (Map)
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lExcellent
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v 3.2 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion ( 8 mins )
Uber from $7-10
l April "Beautiful; clean; friendly staff."
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Good, 3.75 Based on 61 Reviews
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Extended Stay America - Columbia - Columbia Corporate Park

Extended Stay America - Columbia - Columbia Corporate Park

8890 Stanford Boulevard, Columbia (Map)
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lGood
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v 4.7 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion ( 13 mins )
Uber from $9-12
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Excellent, 4.27 Based on 56 Reviews
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Hampton Inn Columbia

Hampton Inn Columbia

8880 Columbia 100 Parkway, Columbia (Map)
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lExcellent
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v 6.2 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion ( 10 mins )
Uber from $10-14
l Kimberly "The staff was incredibly friendly and personable - they were all cheerful and greeted me each and every time I walked by."
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Excellent, 4.39 Based on 53 Reviews
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Courtyard By Marriott Columbia

Courtyard By Marriott Columbia

8910 Stanford Boulevard, Columbia (Map)
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lExcellent
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v 4.8 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion ( 11 mins )
Uber from $9-13
l Daphne Mc "Really enjoyed my stay. The rooms were modern, spacious, clean, and comfortable. The staff were gracious and customer first friendly."
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Excellent, 4.35 Based on 78 Reviews
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Holiday Inn Columbia

Holiday Inn Columbia

7900 Washington Boulevard, Jessup (Map)
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lExcellent
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v 9.3 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion ( 15 mins )
Uber from $14-18
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Exceptional, 4.75 Based on 40 Reviews
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia/Laurel

Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia/Laurel

7531 Montpelier Road, Laurel (Map)
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lExceptional
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v 5.2 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion ( 9 mins )
Uber from $10-13
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Excellent, 4.35 Based on 20 Reviews
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Residence Inn Columbia

Residence Inn Columbia

4950 Beaver Run Road, Ellicott City (Map)
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lExcellent
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v 5.9 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion ( 11 mins )
Uber from $10-14
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Excellent, 4.45 Based on 49 Reviews
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Homewood Suites By Hilton® Columbia

Homewood Suites By Hilton® Columbia

8320 Benson Drive, Columbia (Map)
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lExcellent
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v 6.6 miles from Merriweather Post Pavilion ( 14 mins )
Uber from $12-16
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What's the surrounding area like?

Merriweather Post Pavilion is located within the 40 acre Symphony Woods so you can expect beautiful, green views. The venue is within walking distance of Columbia's Town Center area.

How can I spend a day in Columbia before heading to the event?

If you're going to be spending the day in Columbia before your concert, here are a few ways you might want to pass the time.

Lake Kittamaqundi

Lake Kittamaqundi is for those looking for a day of tranquillity. You can stroll or cycle around this gorgeous lake or head to one of five restaurants overlooking it. The views are to die for.

Earth Treks Climbing Center

If you prefer your daytime entertainment a little more high adrenalin then why not spend an afternoon at Earth Treks Climbing Center? A day pass is just $20 and you can rent all the gear you'll need for $11.

The Mall in Columbia

Shopaholics rejoice. There are enough stores in the Mall in Columbia to keep you shopping for several hours (or until your arms drop off). There are literally hundreds of stores and a varied food court means you could easily spend a day here.

Where are the best places to eat and drink near Merriweather Post Pavilion?

The Ale House Columbia

Combine a menu with filling meals and a long list of ales and draft beers. That's the Ale House Columbia. With over 50 craft beers to choose from this is not one for the indecisive.

Sushi Sono

Sushi Sono is an online reviewers' favorite. Offering up awesome quality Japanese food, traditional interior decor, and exceptional views across Lake Kittamaqundi, it's not difficult to see why it is so popular here.

Royal Taj

This is a little further out at just over 6 miles from the venue but it's worth a visit for those of you who love Indian food. Consistently praised by reviewers, the curries and traditional Indian flavors available here are hard to beat.

Is there anything else visitors to Columbia should know?

Columbia gets more rain than the US national average. So you'd be well advised to pack an umbrella just in case. Unless, of course, you don't mind a slight soaking!

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What's the best way to get to Merriweather Post Pavilion?

You can get to Merriweather Post Pavilion by train. You'll need to take AMTRAK to BWI airport and then the Howard Transit train to the Columbia Mall. You'll be able to walk from there.

Many visitors drive and the venue is conveniently located just off Route 29.

How much are drinks/food in Merriweather Post Pavilion?

There is a range of food and drink available on-site but you can also bring your own food. Food stalls are spread out through across the venue, selling hot dogs, pretzels, corn-on-the-cob, and tortillas; the full menu is available here. You can't bring your own alcohol however. Food and drink are expensive: expect to pay upwards of $10 for a beer.

Is there any parking?

There is plenty of parking on-site at Merriweather Post Pavilion and, as long as you're early, getting parked should be hassle free. If you're early enough and have the option to do so, park near the exit. Getting out after the concert has finished can take a while. Being parked close to the exit is a real benefit.

How much does parking cost?

On-site parking at Merriweather Post Pavilion will cost you around $8.

What time do the doors normally open?

For most concerts at Merriweather Post Pavilion, gates will open 90 minutes prior to the event starting.

Any other important information visitors should know?

This is an outdoor venue with a "rain or shine," policy and very limited cover. In other words, you may get wet. Bring an umbrella.

#2 Rated

Merriweather Post Pavilion Reviews

This venue is ranked #2 of 2 rated venues in Columbia

OVERALL AVERAGE SCORE: 
GOOD (3.6 out of 5)

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5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Rockville Sat, 30 May 2015

Great view, concert was so much fun. Perfect venue, sound, and lighting. Awesome show!

Liked: Plenty of bathroom stalls and portapotties! Didn't have to wait long.

1

Poor - 1 out of 5

, Elmira Heights Sun, 17 May 2015

Worst venue I've ever been to. Had to park and walk from 2 miles away. Venue was way oversold - should have capped ticket sales at least 5000 less than were sold. Worst concert experience I've had in close to 20 years.

Disliked: Parking.

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

, Delmar Tue, 29 April 2014

Great venue! M3 was amazing - it was my first year and I will definitely return next year!

Liked: Beautiful; clean; friendly staff.

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

, Nanticoke Mon, 6 May 2013

The venue is great. Never an issue parking. Easy in and easy out. Food is above average for a venue. Alcoholic drinks worth the money. Facilities were as clean as to be expected.

Liked: Adequate parking. Easy to find. Clean and beautiful.

3

Pleasant - 3 out of 5

, Washington, DC Tue, 7 August 2012

I attended the 2012 Spirit Festival and while you can not blame the host of the concert for the mediocrity of the talent, you certainly can hold them to blame for the sound. In general, folks attend concerts because you delight in the boom and vibration of music. Well, Merriweather fell short in providing the needed push of volume to fully appreciate the acts. They also lost points on the parking and lack of shuttle service from the alternative suggested parking.

Disliked: Sound; alternative parking.

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