We've declared the Holiday Inn Express at 11200 York Rd. to be the "official" hotel of the train shows. Our heavy patronage of and outstanding relationship with this hotel have enabled us to secure special rates which you won't find anywhere else.


  • Full hot buffet breakfast
  • Located less than ten minutes from the Fairgrounds
  • Parking and covered parking for cars
  • Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel including breakfast room and lobby, guest rooms and meeting room
  • Microwave and Fridge in every room
  • Spacious vanity in guest bath
  • Ample outlets for electronics in guest rooms
  • 37" flat panel LCD TV in every room and includes high def. channels
  • Separate working desk with lamp and outlets
  • Free local calls
  • Coffee maker
  • Discounts to nearby restaurants are available to all guests by showing their room key card upon ordering, delivery available with minimum order. See the Front Desk for more details.

Book your rooms early before the hotel sells out at our special $79 rate!

Be aware: The early bird gets the worm! The increased popularity of this property has resulted in pressure for higher room rates, ESPECIALLY during the peak spring season. We have negotiated a special program for train show people only with Sales Director Tina Schmidt. "Blocks" of 20-25 rooms will be held for us; as one block fills, another will be established on a space available basis. Depending on general demand for rooms, when no more blocks are available, late reservations may be subject to an up-charge. The higher rate will still be lower than the current $99 "rack" rate and probably the best deal of any to be found at other local hotels. This exclusive arrangement is possible because of the quality of our people who are generally quiet and respectful of hotel property, personnel, and other guests.

Lesson Learned: Reserve Early.

A GREAT RATE: Just $79 per night for folks associated with the train shows (vendors, attendees, club members -everyone) subject to above.

Hotel address:
11200 York Rd, Sparks, MD 21030

Call for reservations:
(410) 527-1500


When the phone is answered, ask for "IN HOUSE RESERVATIONS." Exactly those words. If you don't do so, then the call may be transferred to a central reservation office where people know NOTHING about the special rate.


Although hotel ownership changed in September 2015, the new management has reassured us that the special rate is still in effect for our shows.

This group rate is good ANYTIME - not just "show time."