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Old 02-24-2008, 01:28 PM
 
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I am planning to stop for the night on a road trip...and Waldorf seems to be a good stopping point. I've never been there, but see that there are quite a few hotel options. Is this a pretty safe place to stop?

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Old 02-24-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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I havent been there in years....but from what I can remember, theres nothing to worry about.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:43 AM
 
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A good hotel to stop at is Hampton Inn on 301. It might be listed as White Plains. It's kind of secluded but there is everything you need within minutes of it. It also has a very nice Italian restaurant. Word of caution: St. Charles Mall (minutes away) has a reputation for frequent petty crimes (purse snatching, etc). Never witnessed anything myself, but just be aware.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:47 AM
 
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It should be fine. It's just a stopover and then back on the road. Not exactly a touristy town, but I guess you are just going from point A to point B.

If you want something more touristy, you could head up another hour to Annapolis (and pay the price) or stay more rural and consider something quieter like Solomons Island (as long as the fighter jets are flying around).
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: St Mary's County, Maryland
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Waldorf used to be a great town located on the only major highway to D.C. (pre-I95) and had many gambling Casino's with a lot of big name entertainment in town most nights. Then I95 was built, the state residents voted against gambling (it was outlawed), and Waldorf was all but turned into a ghost town. It's now considered a bedroom community for the D.C. area... Yeah, good for a one-nighter...
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:23 PM
 
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Waldorf used to be a great town located on the only major highway to D.C. (pre-I95) and had many gambling Casino's with a lot of big name entertainment in town most nights. Then I95 was built, the state residents voted against gambling (it was outlawed), and Waldorf was all but turned into a ghost town. It's now considered a bedroom community for the D.C. area... Yeah, good for a one-nighter...
Waldorf ain't exactly a ghost town. Highway 301 has a large number of hotels, motels, restaurants, and fast food places and shopping centers. Its a sprawled out suburb today.

I had no idea there used to be casinos in Waldorf. It looks like Maryland voters are about ready to legalize gambling again, though I think only slots. I'm not much of a gambler but I wont' mind having casinos if it means lower taxes and better schools, especially casinos that cater to out of state tourists. As a city, Vegas has a LOT less problems than Baltimore.
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