The Residence Inn by Marriott Fulton at Maple Lawn, a Dog Friendly Hotel in Howard County MD

Having a kitchen is convenient when we have an active itinerary planned!

Traveling with our furry best friends can be a challenge, so it’s nice to find a hotel that’s dog friendly and comfortable!

The Residence Inn by Marriott Fulton at Maple Lawn is both comfortable and dog friendly, and brand spanking new — its grand opening was just in June, so it’s got the newest and latest and greatest of everything.

Our weekend stay was hosted in its entirety by Residence Inn by Marriott Fulton at Maple Lawn. This did not influence the tone of this article; often when we travel on our jaunts we chose to stay at Residence Inns because they are both dog friendly and comfortable for multi-day stays. 

And Newt, our coonhound puppy, loved it! (For the record, there’s a nice, well-lit grassy area in the parking lot area that offers a great place for our pups to do their business, with poop bags to pick up after them).

We also loved it, because it was comfortable for us and our traveling pup. There’s a lot to do in the immediate vicinity, so it was easy to fill our days with daytripping activities such as hiking in Maryland’s largest state park, Patapsco River State Park, on one day …

Cascade Falls, in Patapsco Valley State Park

… and going bike-riding with our coonhound puppy the next along the C&O Canal.

Nearby Columbia offers four lakes that are fun to explore, plus bike paths that run throughout the city.

Centennial Lake offers strolls around the lake.

If you’re into kayaking, there’re several nearby lakes, including Centennial Lake and Lake Elkhorn in Columbia, where you can happily spend an hour exploring, or just a little further away is one of my favorite places to go kayaking, Piney Run Lake.

Ellicott City is a quaint town about 15 minutes away that offers quaint boutiques and excellent restaurants.

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is only a 30-minute drive from the Residence Inn by Marriott Fulton at Maple Lawn.

Maple Lawn, MD is ideally situated between Washington DC and Baltimore, making it an easy drive to both, although admittedly, easier to Baltimore, which is only 20 minutes away.

But at the end of a long day, if you’re not up to going far, there are good restaurants within a 5 minute drive — or even walking distance — of the Residence Inn by Marriott Fulton at Maple lawn.

Dine in cozy elegance at Ananda.

A fresh take on meat samosas at Ananda.

During your stay, check out the nearby restaurants, such as Ananda, which offers upscale Indian cuisine;

Lib’s Grill offers a nice place to hang out, with an adjacent dining area as well as a dining patio when the weather is good.

Lib’s Grill, which offers inspired American fusion cuisine …

Garlic crusted NY strip with avocado mousse hit the spot at Lib’s Grill!

… Ranazul, an international Tapas restaurant, has something for everyone…

Ranazul’s small plates allow the opportunity to try a variety of dishes.

Salmon medallions with grilled pineapple was one of the dishes we tried at Ranazul!

… Houston Coastal, which specializes in traditional Maryland seafood dishes and …

Surf and turf at Houston Coastal

… Steelfire Kitchen, an all-American burger joint.

Deviled eggs with sugar-coated bacon and pecans was a delicious start to a meal at Steelfire Kitchen!

Getting there: The Residence Inn by Marriott Fulton at Maple Lawn is located at 11800 W Market Pl, Fulton, MD 20759


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