Accommodations

Venue

AR2019 will take place in the beautiful the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel which is located at 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA 22311, just northwest of the Seminary Rd exit on I-395, five miles south of the DC line.

The venue is just a 10-minute ride from Washington National Airport (DCA) and the hotel provides a complimentary shuttle. The conference will take place within the meeting facilities on the main and lower levels. The hotel offers discounted rooms with cruelty-free bedding, spacious meeting facilities, and vegan meals. Dogs under 75 lbs are welcome!

Lodging

The original room block for AR2019 has been sold out! Our updated negotiated rate for AR2019 attendees is $139/night + tax (14.5% + $1) which is  still reduced from their standard nightly rate.

To book your hotel room at the discounted rate online go here,  or call the Hilton main reservations line at 877-783-8258. Be sure to specify that you are booking at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center for the Animal Rights National Conference with group code AR19. A credit card number or one night's advance deposit will be required. Cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to arrival or one night's room and tax will be assessed. The rate will be held through July 10 but rooms sell out quickly so we advise booking as soon as possible.

The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center welcomes cats and dogs under 75 lbs for a one-time fee of $75 (service animals are excluded from the fee). Space is limited and on a first come first serve basis. Please notify the hotel agent when making a reservation.

Looking to save? We offer floor accommodations in group rooms for just $25/night at the Hilton. To register to be in a group room, go here and select the group room option, how many days and your room preference.

Alternate Hotel

A cheaper alternative to the Hilton is the Courtyard Marriott Alexandria Pentagon South which is just a half mile away and provides a free shuttle to the Hilton. They are offering a highly discounted rate of $99/night + tax for our group. To reserve your room, call 703-751-4510 and be sure to tell them you are a member of the Animal Rights National Conference Overflow. The cut-off to receive this rate is July 15. Overnight parking is $11.

Parking

The Hilton Mark Center offers $9/day parking for hotel guests or $12/day for attendees not staying at the hotel. They also offer a free shuttle to the Metro and National Airport.

Travel

The Hilton Mark Center Alexandria Hotel is located at 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA 22311, just northwest of the Seminary Rd exit on I-395, five miles south of the DC line.

free shuttle provides rides  to and from the Pentagon City Metro Station (Blue & Yellow lines of the Washington Metro System) and National Airport.

If you’re driving, the hotel is located a couple hundred yards North of the Seminary Rd exit off I-395, just south of DC. Parking is $11 a day for attendees not staying at the hotel.

If you travel by bus from Boston, New York, or Philadelphia, consider the discount bus services. They will drop you off at a Washington Metro station, where you can take a metro train to Pentagon City Metro station (blue/yellow lines) and catch the free shuttle to the hotel.

If you travel by train, from Union Station take the Metro Red Line to Gallery Place, transfer to Yellow Line to Pentagon City, then catch the free shuttle to the hotel.

If you’re flying, check discount sites: KayakOrbitz, PricelineExpediaHotwire.

Flying into Washington National Airport (DCA) is best. It gets you a free 10-min shuttle ride to the hotel.

From Dulles International Airport (IAD), Lyft or Uber is the easiest option. The most cost-effective way is to catch a Washington Flyer bus to the West Falls Church Metro Station, take the Orange Line to Rosslyn, transfer to the Blue Line to Pentagon City, then catch the free shuttle to the hotel (1 hr, about $12).

From Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), Lyft or Uber is the easiest option although it will be more costly. A more cost-effective option is to catch the B30 bus (pdf) outside Concourse A/B, or the International Terminal, to the Greenbelt Metro Station, take the Green Line to Gallery Place, transfer to the Yellow Line to Pentagon City, then catch the free shuttle to the hotel (2 hrs, about $8).

For ground transportation, we recommend carrying $1 bills. For more details on DC’s mass transit system, please visit Metro and the system map.