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SampTA 2015 | Travel Information

Lodging Information

Staying on Campus: Cassell Hall

On-campus rooms are $89/evening ($70 for double) in Cassell Hall, available Sunday, May 24, through Friday, May 29. There will also be a dining/meal plan available in the nearby Mary Graydon Center for breakfast, lunch, and dinner ($33.50/day or $154/wk).

SampTA particpants are strongly encouraged to room and dine on campus. If you stay in Cassell Hall, all talks and SampTA activities are within a less than 5 minute walk. The room rate is considerably less than local hotels. Also, all meals, also reasonably priced, are within a less than 5 minute walk from all SampTA 2015 activities.
 

Staying off Campus

If you want to stay off campus, we have blocks of rooms at the following — note that Courtyard Marriott offers better access to public transportation and downtown DC, whereas Georgetown Holiday Inn might better suit drivers and offers easy access to upper Georgetown and Dumbarton Oaks:

Courtyard Marriott Dupont Circle
(0.4 miles from Dupont Metro, 4 stops from AU campus shuttle or 1 mile walk)
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/
wasnw-courtyard-washington-dc-dupont-circle/

$129 weekend, $219 weekday
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Georgetown Holiday Inn
(1.8 miles from AU with hotel shuttle to Metro)
http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/
washington/wasgt/hoteldetail

Variable rates, typically $184/night.
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Getting Here

Airports

Note that all take international flights:

Reagan National Airport (recommended for public transportation)

Dulles International Airport

Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport


Ground Transportation

DC Metro is recommended for ground transportation — see maps and pocket guides in multiple languages, in addition to airport-specific info:

From National: Metro Yellow (or Blue) Line to Metro Center, Red Line to Tenleytown/AU, shuttle to campus — in Metro Trip Planner enter National Airport to Tenleytown (30-40 minutes), or see Google Maps itineraries.

From Dulles: Cab/Bus to Reston, Metro Silver Line to Metro Center, Red Line to Tenleytown/AU, shuttle to campus — in Metro Trip Planner enter Wiehle-Reston to Tenleytown (90-120 minutes), or see Google Maps itineraries.

From BWI/Marshall: see BWI Ground Transportation (90-120 minutes) or Google Maps itineraries.

AU & Vicinity

Campus Operator: 202-885-1000
Address: 4400 Massachusetts Ave.

Mobile Map: Ward Circle (primary SampTA 2015 site)

All Mobile Maps

AU Maps/Directions

Campus Shuttle Bus (for AU/Tenleytown Metro, located 1 mile from AU main campus)

Washington Metro: Tenleytown-AU (Red Line)

Restaurants near American University


Google Map: Ward Circle Building — note that AU Shuttle Bus (Blue Route/Main Campus) stops at this building.