Conterpoint 2016 -- The Hotel


Conterpoint 2016 will be held at the Radisson Hotel North Baltimore hotel, located at 2004 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093. The room rate is $112/night + 14% tax, single or double bed (1-4 persons). The hotel has free surface parking for guests and attendees, and is easily accessible off I-83 North and from the light rail. Observant fans will note this is the hotel that hosted the Darkover Grand Council Meeting for over two decades and currently hosts its successor/regeneration, Chessiecon.

To reserve a room, click "More Search Options" on the hotel web page and use the promo code "filk16". This reservation link will pre-fill most of the information (you can change the default check-in and check-out dates and the number or room occupants; click on "Show Rooms" to find the latter).

The hotel has an on-site restaurant, Northern Lights, which is open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Plentiful off-site food options are available. Around the corner (~0.5 mile) from the hotel are two shopping centers which include Baja Fresh, Yamato Sushi and Pasta Blitz, as well as a Shop-Rite supermarket and Rite-Aid pharmacy. York Road, a major north-south artery just past the shopping centers, has numerous restaurants in both directions. A full restaurant guide will be provided.


 

Directions


A Google map of the hotel can be found here


The hotel is just off I-83 at Exit 16 for Timonium Road
If traveling south on I-83, take the exit ramp and turn left at the bottom on to W. Timonium Road
If traveling south on I-83, take the exit ramp and turn right at the bottom on to W. Timonium Road



Driving -- from Washington D.C. area and Points South:


Take I-95 North to Exit 49B for I-695 West towards Towson. (Note exit is from left lane.)
Take I-695 to exit 24 for I-83 North towards Timonium/York, PA
Note this is the SECOND exit for I-83. The first goes SOUTH to downtown Baltimore
From I-83 North take Exit 16A/Timonium
At the bottom of the ramp turn right onto W. Timonium Road.
At 1st light, turn right onto Greenspring Drive..
Take 1st right that is not a parking lot onto Timway Drive. The hotel is behind the glass-walled office building.

Driving -- from Philadelphia and Points North:

Take I-95 South to Exit 64 for I-695 West towards Towson.
Take I-695 to exit 24 for I-83 North towards Timonium/York, PA
From I-83 North take Exit 16A/Timonium
At the bottom of the ramp turn right onto W. Timonium Road.
At 1st light, turn right onto Greenspring Drive..
Take 1st right that is not a parking lot onto Timway Drive. The hotel is behind the glass-walled office building.

Driving from Central PA (e.g. Harrisburg) and Points North:

Take I-83 South to Exit 16/Timonium
At the bottom of the ramp turn left onto W. Timonium Road.
At 1st light, turn right onto Greenspring Drive..
Take 1st right that is not a parking lot onto Timway Drive. The hotel is behind the glass-walled office building.

Driving from Western PA (e.g. Pittsburgh) or West Virginia and Points West:

Take your favorite route to I-70 East in Maryland (I-76 E through PA or I-68 E through WV)
Pass Hagerstown (exits 26-32) and Frederick (exits 48-59)
Continue on I-70 to Exit 91A-91B for I-695N towards I-95N/New York/Towson
Take I-695 to exit 24 for I-83 North towards Timonium/York, PA
Note this is the SECOND exit for I-83. The first goes SOUTH to downtown Baltimore
From I-83 North take Exit 16A/Timonium
At the bottom of the ramp turn right onto W. Timonium Road.
At 1st light, turn right onto Greenspring Drive..
Take 1st right that is not a parking lot onto Timway Drive. The hotel is behind the glass-walled office building.

Local Transit:

The Timonium Business Park stop for the MTA Maryland Light Rail is about a 0.3 mile walk from the Radisson. Both the Hunt Valley/BWI line and Timonium/Cromwell lines serve the Timonium Business Park stop. From the platforms, turn right on Business Park drive, right on Greenspring Drive, then right on Timway Drive.

From Local Airports:

The closest airport is BWI/Marshall Airport. From BWI, you can catch the MTA Maryland Light Rail across from Concourse E (see above for details) or arrange a shared van through
SuperShuttle for transportation between the hotel and the airport (a 24-hour advance reservation is recommended).


From Amtrak:

The closest Amtrak Station is Baltimore Penn Station.
From Amtrak you can catch the MTA Maryland Light Rail. Take the Camden Yards line one stop to the University of Baltimore/Mt. Royal stop and switch to a train in either the Timonium Fairgrounds or Hunt Valley direction.

Alternatively, take Amtrak to BWI station and take the shuttle to MTA Light Rail (again, Timonium Fairgrounds or Hunt Valley line); this will avoid the need to change light rail trains.


 

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Updated 21 April 2016