Hotel & Travel

*All attendees, including invited speakers, are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel and accommodations. Invited speakers whose travel is being supported by the NIH will be reimbursed after the meeting for allowable travel and accommodations costs. Please review the invited speaker pre-meeting logistics information or contact Chandra Keller-Allen for more details. 

Meeting Location

 

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 
6710B Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817

Conference Room 1425/1427

Hotel

Bethesda Marriott Suites - Bethesda, MD

 

6711 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, Maryland 20817

Phone: (301) 897-5600

 

 

General Information

A block of sleeping rooms is being held at the Bethesda Marriott Suites  for the nights of March 18 and March 19, 2018 at a negotiated rate of $253 per night plus applicable taxes. The hotel is located 0.8 miles from the meeting location at NICHD. Travelers are responsible for making their own reservations in this block secured with a personal credit card. Reservations must be made by Sunday, February 25, 2018 to ensure a room in the block at this rate.

Travel

General Information

All meeting attendees and travelers are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Invited speakers whose travel is being supported by the NIH will be reimbursed after the meeting for allowable travel and accommodations costs. Invited speakers/supported travelers should click on the PDF of pre-meeting logistics information for important additional details about the hotel, meals, ground transportation, and travel guidance and reimbursement procedures for supported participants.

Local Airports

Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the closest airport to the hotel at 19 miles and is accessible by Metrorail service. Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 23 miles from the hotel, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is 36 miles from the hotel. We suggest considering all three airports when planning your travel to the BD2K Behavorial and Social Sciences and Big Data Workshop as airfares and flight schedules differ between these airports depending on your departure city. If DCA is your destination, you can travel on the Blue Line from DCA toward Largo Town Center to Metro Center Station and then transfer to the Red Line in the direction of Grosvenor or Shady Grove, exiting at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station. You will need a taxi from the metro station to the hotel, which is about 2.7 miles. If you are traveling Amtrak, take the Red Line from Union Station in the direction of Grosvenor or Shady Grove and exit at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station. For further information regarding Metro subway transportation in the Washington, DC area and to determine how long the trip would take, please visit the Washington D.C. Metrorail website.

Travel From Washington National Airport - 18.7 miles, 24 min. drive time (from Bethesda Marriott Suites website)

Take George Washington Parkway North for 12.4 miles. Follow signs for I-495 N/Maryland and merge onto I-495. Travel 4.4 miles and take a slight left onto I-270 Spur N. Travel 0.6 miles and take exit 1 for Democracy Blvd. Merge onto Democracy Blvd. Hotel will be on the left.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Limousine $60
SuperShuttle $31
Subway/Rail $3.65
Taxi $55

Travel From Washington Dulles International Airport - 23.1 miles, 29 min. drive time (from Bethesda Marriott Suites website)

Take Dulles Access Road. Travel 12.2 miles and take exit onto VA-267 E. Travel 1.1 miles and take the I-495 N exit. Keep LEFT at the fork and merge onto I-495 N. Travel 7.4 miles and take a slight left onto I-270 Spur N. Travel 0.6 miles and take exit 1 for Democracy Blvd. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Democracy Blvd. The hotel is on the left.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Limousine $70
SuperShuttle $29
Taxi $60

Travel From Baltimore/Washington International Airport - 37.5 miles, 43 min. drive time (from Bethesda Marriott Suites website)

Take I-195 W for 4.1 miles. Take the exit onto I-95 S and travel 20 miles. Take exit 27 for I-495 W toward Silver Spring. Merge onto I-495 W and travel 9.4 miles. Taje exit 36 for MD-187/Old Georgetown Rd toward Rockville/Bethesda. Take a sligh right onto MD-187 N/Old Georgetown Rd. Travel 0.6 miles and turn left onto Democracy Blvd. Hotel is on the right.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Limousine $95
SuperShuttle $44
Taxi $90

Alternate Transportation

  • Union Station (Amtrak's headquarters): A superbly restored, historic, mixed-use, inter-modal transportation and shopping center located just blocks from the U.S. capitol Building. The terminal is served by Metro, Amtrak, MARC, and VRE commuter railroads, and is the main bus terminal of Washington DC as well as a drop off and pick up center for many DC tour bus operators.
  • Metrorail: The easiest mode of public transportation in the Washington DC region.Grosvenor-Strathmore Station on the red line is the closest Metro stop (2.7 miles from the hotel).
  • Metrobus: Provides more than 400,000 trips each weekday serving 11,500 bus stops in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Metrobus is the sixth busiest bus agency in the United States, with a fleet of more than 1,500 buses operating on 325 routes.

 

 

This page last reviewed on February 1, 2018