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Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill for the nights of October 6-10, 2002, at a rate of $150/single or $175/double plus 14.5% tax, which is the current prevailing government lodging per diem rate in the Washington D.C. area. Please be advised that if the D.C. area government lodging per diem rate is changed prior to the meeting, the room rate will reflect this change. The hotel is located at 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW and is within walking distance of the Smithsonian Institution and the Washington Metro Rail System (Union Station is the closest at approximately 4 blocks), the city’s subway system.

Attendees should make their own reservations at the hotel, no later than Monday, September 9, 2002. For reservations please call 1-800-233-1234 or 202-737-1234 and please refer to the 13th International Laser Ranging Workshop when making your reservation in order to obtain the conference rate (a savings of $100 or more!). Check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 Noon. Room requests will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. After September 9, 2002, rooms will be available on a space and rate available basis. The hotel will honor the government rate for our group three (3) days prior to the room block dates and 3 days after, based on availability.

A deposit of the first night’s room and tax for each of the confirmed rooms will be due from individuals fourteen (14) days after the room(s) is confirmed by the Hotel but no later than the cut-off date of September 9, 2002. All deposits for individual room reservations are fully refundable if a room is canceled seven (7) days or more prior to the arrival date. Personal checks, money orders or a valid American Express, Diners Club, Visa, or MasterCard number and expiration date will be needed for the deposit.

The Hyatt Regency is convenient to many local restaurants and attractions in Washington. Therefore a rental care is probably not required for attendees of the workshop staying at this hotel. Valet parking is available at a rate of $26.00 per day. No self-parking is available.

A fact sheet about the Hyatt Regency Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill is available for download.


Transportation from Local Airports

Rental cars are available at all three airports as well as taxi and shuttle (Super Shuttle) transportation to the Hyatt. The table below gives the distance, travel time, and estimated fares for these options. For reservations and more information on the airport shuttle service, please call 1-800-BLUE-VAN. The Super Shuttle vans can be found at the ground transportation area of all three airports. The table below gives APPROXIMATE travel times and fares for taxi and shuttle transportation from the three local airports.

from Hotel
Travel Time*
Taxi Fare
Shuttle Fare
Regan National (DCA)
6 miles
15/30 min.
Baltimore-Washington (BWI)
32 miles
45/75 min.
Dulles (IAD)
35 miles
35/60 min.
* First number is non-rush hour travel time by rental car or taxi; second number is estimated rush hour (~6:00-10:00 a.m. and ~3:00-7:00 p.m.) travel time.

Metrorail train service is also available from Ronald Regan National Airport; the estimated travel time via subway from the National Airport station to the Union Station stop is 22 minutes with one change of train. The rush hour (or regular) fare is $1.45; non-rush hour fare is $1.10 (regular fares are charged 5:30-9:30 a.m. and 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. weekdays).


Valet parking is available at $24.00 per day (no additional charge for in/out). Garage clearance is 6 feet and cannot accommodate vans or recreational vehicles.


Directions to the Hyatt Regency

From Points South

Take North I-95 to North I-395 “To Washington” As you go over the Potomac River, stay in one of the middle lanes. At the end of the bridge, veer right; continue following the signs for North I-395. Proceed for approximately one mile; take exit for “US Senate/D Street/North I-395. Stay in the right lane as you go through two tunnels. In the second tunnel, take exit for “D Street”. Make a right at the end of the tunnel. Proceed for two blocks, turn left on New Jersey Avenue, the hotel is on the left.

From Points Northeast

East I-70 to South I-270. Exit on to I-495 (Capital Beltway Outer Loop) in the direction of Virginia. Exit on George Washington Parkway. Take exit North I-395 then follow directions “FROM POINTS SOUTH”.

From Points North

South I-95 to Exit 22-B (Baltimore Washington Parkway South) Exit on Route 50 West Washington, then exit on New York Avenue. Stay on New York Avenue for approximately 4 miles. Make a left on to North Capitol Street. Stay on North Capitol Street for approximately 1 mile. Make a right on to E Street. Proceed for one block. Make a left on New Jersey Avenue. The hotel is on your right.

From Points East

Take Route 50 West which becomes New York Avenue then follow directions “FROM POINTS NORTH”.

From Points West

Take East 1-66 or Route 50 “To Washington” To Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. Exit on to Constitution Avenue. Follow Constitution Avenue towards the US Capitol. A few blocks before the Capitol make a left on to Louisiana Avenue. Proceed for Two Blocks. Make a left on to New Jersey Avenue. The hotel is one block further on the left.

From National Airport

Follow signs for North I-395 “To Washington” then follow directions “FROM POINTS SOUTH”.

From Baltimore-Washington International Airport

Follow signs for Baltimore Washington South “To Washington” then follow directions “FROM POINTS NORTH”.

From Washington Dulles International Airport

Take the Dulles Access Road to East I-66 then following directions “FROM POINTS WEST”.



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Last Updated: July 22, 2002



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