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Anyone Know of a Hotel with a plug near Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD?

Discussion in 'North America' started by Todd Burch, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Todd Burch

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    Hi all,

    I'm taking my S up to the Aberdeen Proving Ground area in Maryland a week from Monday for work and I was curious if anyone here knows of an EV-friendly hotel with a plug in the area?

    Yes, I know the Newark supercharger is 40 miles away, and I know of the level 2 charging listed on Plugshare. Just looking to see if there's something a little more convenient. (And if I don't get any input here--yes, I'll start calling local hotels :).

    Thanks for any help you can provide!
     
  2. Todd Burch

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    To close this out, the Hampton Inn in Edgewood, MD has 110V plugs accessible and they've been letting me charge each night while I'm here.
     
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    Glad you found a hotel willing to let you plug in. I'm also curious if you encountered any hotels that said no. Sadly, there is still a serious lack of EV-friendliness info for most hotels. (Let alone EV-friendly hotels.)
     
  4. Todd Burch

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    Hampton Inn was the first place I checked (I have yet to stay in a bad Hampton Inn) and so didn't encounter any 'no' responses. Having said that, they said I was the first person to ever ask them. I wouldn't call it EV-friendly--but they DID let me plug in, so I guess that's a good thing.

    Turns out I have to park on the side of the hotel on the side of the road (not in a parking spot) which isn't ideal, but it's better than nothing!

    I still wouldn't have had major issues making this trip if I couldn't charge here. There are a few Level 2 chargers around--but they would be a little more inconvenient, as I'd have to plan to go there and stop for awhile to fill up.

    I love driving 500 miles for business, getting reimbursed 48 cents a mile, and not paying a cent for fuel :).
     
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    #5 nrcooled, Mar 27, 2014
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    I'm traveling to APG next week so a big thanks to you for posting this up. I will give them a call to arrange for my stay.

    All other places I have called so far have said no to charging.

    I got a call back from the Hilton Garden Inn and they are also EV friendly. They let me know that I could plug into any available out door outlet by a spot.
     
  6. Todd Burch

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    If you stay at the Hampton Inn, there's an outlet in a parking spot by the front door, but it's usually full. There are two 110V outlets on the side of the building (left side when looking at the front) which I used.
     

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