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2016 Fall Conference Hotel & Travel Information

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Here's all the information you need to travel and stay in Washington, DC for this year's Fall Conference!

Sessions at the 2016 Conference will be held at the Washington Hilton.

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Follow the links below for more information:

Hotel Information
Airports
Ground Transportation

Hotel Information

Please note that all 2016 Fall Research Conference sessions and events will take place at the Washington Hilton, located at 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009.

Hotel Details

Check-in time for the Washington Hilton is 4:00 pm and check-out is 11:00 am. 

As a reminder, if you have made a hotel reservation outside of the room block at the Washington Hilton, you'll need to contact that hotel directly regarding changes or cancellations.

Please note that the APPAM room block is sold out as of October 3rd.

Also please note that APPAM DOES NOT work with a 3rd party housing bureau.  If a company contacts you to book a room in the APPAM block, it is a scam.  The only way to make a room reservation for the APPAM room block was through the Hilton website or by calling the hotel directly. 

Airports 

Reagan (DCA) – 6 miles/20-minute drive/ $4 metro ride

Follow signs to I-395 and 14th St. Bridge. While on 395 North move to the left lane when you will see the sign for Route One. This will take you to the 14th Street exit. Take 395 North over the 14th St. Bridge. Stay in the left-hand lane take 14th St. to R St. NW. You will notice the streets run alphabetically. Make a left on R St. Follow R St. for six blocks to Connecticut Avenue NW. Make a right on Connecticut Ave. Hilton Washington will be four blocks up on right.

Dulles (IAD) – 27 miles/40-minute drive

Take Dulles toll road to Rt. 66 East. Take Rt. 66 to Constitution Avenue. Constitution Avenue to 18th St. Left on 18th St. 18th St. to Connecticut Ave. Left on Connecticut Ave. Stay in left-hand lane and take the Dupont Circle underpass. Hilton Washington will be three blocks up on right corner Connecticut Ave and T St.

Baltimore (BWI) – 33 miles/1-hour drive

Leave terminal and follow signs to I-95 South. Take I-95 South to 495 West. 495 West to exit 33, the sign will say Chevy Chase/Connecticut Ave. Take Connecticut Avenue south. After approximately five miles on Connecticut Ave. South you will see the National Zoo on your left. Five blocks after zoo you will come to the William Taft Bridge. Cross bridge and get into left lane. At third traffic light, make a left, hotel will be on left.

 

Ground Transportation

Rental Cars

The major rental car companies can be found at any of the three major airports: DCA, IAD, and BWI.

Rental Bicycles

The Capital BikeShare program is available throughout the DC metro area, with the closest station located within one block of the Washington Hilton at the corner of Florida Ave. & 20th Street.

Shuttles & Taxi Information 

SuperShuttle operates to/from the three major airports. 

The DC area taxicabs (red) will operate to and from three major airports and throughout the city.  Additionally, Uber, UberPool, & Lyft apps all provide services to the airports and throughout the DC metro area.

Rail Service 

The Washington Hilton is located four blocks from the Metro's Dupont Circle Station on the Red Line.

Exit at the north end of the Station to Q Street and walk four blocks north on Connecticut Avenue to Washington Hilton, located at 1919 Connecticut Avenue.

Important Info:

  • Must purchase a SmarTrip card at the rail station or online.
  • Safe Track (track work)
    • Orange and Silver lines single tracking between East Falls Church to West Falls Church. Few trains on all Orange and Silver lines (should not affect most attendees).
    • Red line will be shut down between NoMa & Fort Totten stations. This will not affect the Dupont station (closest to the conference) but it will increase crowding on Red Line trains. Read more about the update

 

 
 
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