2018 Hotel and Travel Information


The AAC&U room blocks at the Grand Hyatt, Marriott at Metro Center, and Renaissance Washington have now sold out of most nights. Rooms may be available, but at a higher rate.

AAC&U does not have contractual arrangements with other hotels and cannot guarantee rates and availability. We suggest that registrants search sites such as Trivago, Expedia, or Travelocity for available rooms in Washington's Penn Quarter neighborhood.


All Annual Meeting events will be held in the Grand Hyatt Hotel.


1000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001
Reservations:  888-421-1442
$220 Single /  $230  Double
Located in Penn Quarter in downtown Washington, the Grand Hyatt is within walking distance of the National Mall and convenient to DC's many museums and monuments.  The Grand Hyatt includes multiple retaurants and bars, an indoor swimming pool, and convenient access to the Metro directly from the lobby.

A block of rooms has been reserved for AAC&U and ACAD meeting participants with the special conference rate of $220 for a single occupancy room and $230 for double occupancy.  We suggest you make reservations online but, if calling the hotel, please be certain to state that you are with AAC&U to receive this special rate.

This conference rate is available only until December 15, 2017, but we encourage participants to make hotel reservations as soon as possible.  Once the AAC&U room block is sold out—often in October and well before the cut-off date—the discounted rate will no longer apply. 



MarriottMetroCenter.jpgWashington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC  20005
Reservations:  1-800-393-2510
$229 single/double

Online reservations for Marriott at Metro Center

AAC&U registrants will receive complimentary Internet access in their guest rooms and complimentary use of the Fitness Center.

The Washington Marriott at Metro Center is one-tenth of a mile from the Grand Hyatt and a 3-minute walk.  The hotel features modern, spacious accommodations and is conveniently located one-half block from the Metro (subway). The hotel includes a fitness center, indoor heated pool, Fire & Sage Restaurant, and Starbucks. The area also offers numerous dining options.


renaissance.jpgRenaissance Washington Hotel
999 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
$229/Single or Double Room

Online Reservations at the Renaissance Washington Hotel.

AAC&U registrants will receive complimentary Internet access in their guest rooms and complimentary use of the Fitness Center.

The Renaissance Washington Hotel is one-third of a mile from the Grand Hyatt and a 5-minute walk.  The hotel is convenient to everything that Penn Quarter and City Center have to offer—award-winning restaurants, a vibrant city life, and easy access to the National Portrait Gallery, Chinatown, and the Spy Museum.  The newly renovated hotel offers five dining options, a lounge, Starbucks, and a VIDA fitness Center.



The Grand Hyatt Hotel, Renaissance Hotel, and Marriott Metro Center are all 30 minutes (or less, depending on day/time) from Reagan National Airport by car or 15 minutes from the airport via the Metro (subway) system. The Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Dulles International Airport are both approximately one-hour away.  Washington is also easily accessible by Amtrak, and Union Station is less than 10 minutes from the hotels by car or by Metro.

Washington's Metro System
The least expensive and most efficient method of travel from Reagan National Airport or from Union Station (Amtrak) is the Metro.  Metro access is located on the airport's concourse level of terminals A and B. 

Metro Stops from Reagan Washington National Airport

To Grand Hyatt—Take the Blue Line to Metro Center. The Grand Hyatt's lobby is accessible from the Metro Center. Follow signs to the 11th Street Exit and directions to Grand Hyatt lobby.

To Marriott at Metro Center—Take the Blue Line to Metro Center. The hotel is one-half block from the Metro.

To the Renaissance Hotel—Take the Yellow Line to Gallery Place/Chinatown. The hotel is 2.5 blocks from Metro. Walk North on 7th Street to "I" Street and turn left to 9th Street. The hotel is at 999 9th Street, NW.