A block of rooms has been reserved at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel located at 1330 Maryland Avenue Southwest Washington, DC 20024 http://www.mandarinoriental.com/washington for out of town registrants attending the symposium. Hotel rooms are available at a rate of $189 plus tax, per night. The rate is available for Monday, February 27th and Tuesday, February 28th. Reservations may be made by calling 1-888-888-1778 or 202-787-6140 and using the conference code: APLU.
NASA Headquarters are located approximately .08 miles from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Individuals may take a taxi from the hotel to NASA headquarters or use the Metro. For Metro commuters, please take the Smithsonian Metro Station (one block from the Mandarin Hotel) on the Blue line to the Federal Center Metro Station (1 block from NASA Headquarters).
What if I want to find a hotel closer to NASA Headquarters?
Attendees may also reserve a room at the Residence Inn which is located across the street from NASA Headquarters but will pay a higher rate than the conference hotel. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wascp-residence-inn-washington-dc-capitol/
Does the Mandarin Oriental Hotel provide shuttle service to NASA Headquarters?
The hotel will not provide shuttle service to NASA Headquarters. Individuals may take either taxi or Metro.
How do I get from Washington Reagan National Airport to the hotel?
Registrants may take shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. Roundtrip shuttle service may be reserved through Super Shuttle by calling 1-800-258-3826. Taxis are also available from Reagan National Airport with a cost of $4.25 for the 1st mile and $1.50 each additional mile one way. Metro commuters may take the Blue line from Washington Reagan National Airport station to Smithsonian Metro Station. The Smithsonian Metro Station is located one block from the Mandarin Hotel.