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 Hotel and Travel 

*THE DEADLINE TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS AT THE  OMNI SHOREHAM HOTEL WAS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009.  THE OMNI SHOREHAM IS NOW SOLD OUT.  PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON AN OVERFLOW HOTEL.*

Overflow Hotel:  AACC has secured a small block of rooms at the Connecticut Avenue Days Inn located at 4400 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.  The room rate is $145.00.  To make a reservation, please call 1-800-316-5766 and mention the group code "CGAACC." The deadline to make reservations at the Days Inn is October, 3, 2009.

Travel from the Days Inn to the Omni Shoreham Hotel: 

Metrorail: 
The Days Inn is located two blocks from the Van Ness Metro station stop on the Metro's red line.  The Van Ness station is two Metro stops up from the Woodley Park Metro Station, which is located one block from the Omni Shoreham Hotel.  The fare between the two stops is $1.65 each way during rush hours periods and $1.35 each way non-rush.  You must purchase a ticket (in any increment) before boarding the Metro.

To get from the Days Inn to the Omni Shoreham, board the Metro in the direction of Glenmont (or Silver Spring) and get off at Woodley Park.  To go from the Omni Shoreham to Days Inn, board the Metro in the direction of Shady Grove (or Grosvenor) and get off at Van Ness – UDC. 

The Metro rail operates from 5am to midnight on weekdays and 7am to 3am on weekends.  Please see www.wmata.com for additional Metro rail information.

Taxi:  

Taxi fares within the District are based on metered rates.  The first 1/6 mile is $3.00 and $0.25 each additional 1/6 mile.  From the Days Inn to the Omni Shoreham is a approximately two miles.  Additional charges may apply for groups and bags (briefcases excluded).

Days Inn address is 4401 Connecticut Avenue, NW.
Omni Shoreham address is 2500 Calvert Street, NW.

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Please Note:
All participants are responsible for making their own hotel and travel arrangements.

Lodging:
The conference will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC (phone 1-800-545-8700 or 202/234-0700).

Hotel Reservations:
Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations by September 25 (phone 1-800-545-8700 or use the link for online reservations). If reservations are not made by September 25 (the cut-off date for guaranteed room reservations and special conference rate) you will be responsible for any difference in room costs above the conference rate. When you call the hotel, be sure to say that you are a part of the "ATE Conference." You will be required to provide a credit card to guarantee your room and cover any incidental fees accrued during your stay.

Hotel Costs:
AACC will cover lodging expenses for designated participants: two rooms for projects, three rooms for centers, and six rooms per instutitution with more than two ATE grants for the nights of October 21 and 22. Conference participants with "Complimentary" registrations will have the cost of their hotel rooms for the nights of October 21 and 22 charged to the AACC master account. Incidental expenses are the responsibility of attendees. AACC will assign these rooms to be covered on the master account following the September 25 reservation cut-off date. The cost of additional rooms (reserved by September 25) is $219.00/single or double and will be billed to the individual. 

Please note:  If you are to receive a complimentary hotel room for two nights, please double check that your room has been coded correctly upon hotel check-in.  If your room has not been properly coded to the master account, please report it to the conference registration desk so we can correct the billing prior to your check-out.

Travel:
All attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements. The closest airport to the hotel is the Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA), which is accessible by the Washington Metrorail System. Other area airports include Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) or Washington Dulles International (IAD).

Ground Transportation and Directions from Reagan National Airport:
(www.metwashairports.com)

Metrorail system: Reagan National Airport is accessible to the Washington Metrorail System.  Participants should take the metro to Metro Center and transfer to the red line.  The Omni Shoreham is located one block from the Woodley Park Metro Station on the red line.  For further information on the metrorail system, please see www.wmata.com.

Shuttle Service: Super Shuttle, 1-800-BLUE-VAN. Fares from $14 each way. www.supershuttle.com

Taxi Service: One way fares to DC are approximately $20.

Directions from Reagan National Airport: Follow George Washington Pkwy. northbound to Wash. D.C.; follow past the Pentagon to the Memorial Bridge; while on the Bridge get into right lane and exit at Independence Ave.; follow Independence Ave. back under the Bridge along the Potomac River (this becomes Rock Creek Pkwy.); get into left lane; road splits after passing under Bridge, bear left; exit left at Calvert Street; turn left off ramp; hotel is located on the left.

Ground Transportation and Directions from Washington-Dulles Airport:
(www.metwashairports.com)

Shuttle Service: Super Shuttle, 1-800-BLUE-VAN. Fares from $29 each way. www.supershuttle.com

Taxi Service: Washington Flyer Taxi, 703-661-6655. One way fares to DC are approximately $55.

Directions: Take the Dulles Airport Access Road to Route 66 East. Cross into DC on the Roosevelt Bridge onto Constitution Avenue. Take a left on 18th Street. Take a left on Connecticut Avenue. Go through the underpass at Dupont Circle. Cross the Taft Bridge. Take a left on Calvert Street. The Omni Hotel is one block up on the left. 

Ground Transportation and Directions from Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI):(www.bwiairport.com)

Shuttle Service: Super Shuttle, 1-800-BLUE-VAN. Fares from $37 each eay. www.supershuttle.com

Taxi Service: Airport Taxi Management, 410-859-1100. One way fares to DC are approximately, $85.

Directions: Take 1-95 South to I-495 West (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring (Exit 33). Take Connecticut Avenue South toward Washington, DC. Proceed 5 miles, passing the National Zoo on the left. Proceed 5 blocks and take a right onto Calvert Street. The Omni Hotel is one block up on the left.

Map to the Omni Shoreham:

 

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