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Hotel & Travel

NIH will not pay for or arrange travel for symposium attendees, including selected speakers. Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs.

Hotel & Symposium Venue

8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3624
(301) 652-2000

The Bethesdan Hotel is located in downtown Bethesda in one of the most distinguished districts in the Washington, D.C. area. It's a 13-minute walk (0.6 miles) to the National Institutes of Health and just a few miles from the tours, events, attractions, monuments, and business district of Washington, D.C. The hotel is a 9 minute walk (0.5 miles) from the Metrorail red line Bethesda station.

Reserve a room by calling (301) 652-2000 and reference the HRHR Symposium. Those who make reservations on the symposium room block will enjoy:

  • Room rate of $256 per night
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Complimentary in-room and meeting space Wi-Fi
  • $15 day-use and $25 overnight parking
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM

Reservations must be made by May 11, 2020 to receive the symposium rate.

Travel

Local Airports

Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the closest airport to the hotel at 12 miles and is accessible by Metrorail service. Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 26 miles from the hotel, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is 35 miles from the hotel. We suggest considering all three airports when planning your travel to the High-Risk, High-Reward Research Symposium as airfares and flight schedules differ between these airports depending on your departure city.

Travel From Washington National Airport - 12 miles, 29 min. drive time

George Washington Parkway North to I-495 North heading towards Maryland. From I-495, take Exit 34 South Wisconsin Avenue (Route 355 South). Hotel is 2 miles on the right hand side.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Uber/Lyft $40
SuperShuttle $35
Subway/Rail $5
Taxi $60

Travel From Washington Dulles International Airport - 26 miles, 35 min. drive time

Dulles Access Road East to I-495 (Capital Beltway) heading North to Bethesda/Baltimore. From I-495, take Exit 34 South Wisconsin Avenue (Route 355 South). Hotel is 2 miles on the right hand side.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Uber/Lyft $50
SuperShuttle $35
Taxi $60

Travel From Baltimore/Washington International Airport - 35 miles, 42 min. drive time

I-95 South to I-495 (Capital Beltway), proceed West to Silver Spring/Bethesda. I-495-Exit 34 South Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike, proceed South to Bethesda/DC. Hotel is 2 miles on the right hand side.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Uber/Lyft $60
SuperShuttle $45
Taxi $80

Alternate Transportation

  • Union StationLocated 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 D.C.
  • Metrorail: The easiest mode of public transportation in the Washington D.C. region. Bethesda Station on the red line is the closest Metro stop (0.5 miles from the hotel).
  • Metrobus: Serves 11,500 bus stops in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia on 325 routes.

 

*NIH does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. The above is for informational purposes and the convenience of symposium attendees only.

 

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This page last reviewed on November 1, 2019