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ACS only endorses room reservations booked through ConferenceDirect. Housing for the 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC will be open from May 22 – July 24, 2017. ACS has negotiated special rates with a wide selection of hotels located close to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. ConferenceDirect is the official housing bureau and ACS does not endorse booking hotel reservations through any other source. All attendees who book their sleeping room through the official housing bureau [ConferenceDirect] will receive discounted rates, complimentary internet access in the sleeping rooms, and will be automatically entered into a drawing for a free iPad or Kindle. Support of our official meeting hotels helps us keep registration fees to a minimum.

Hotel reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served, space available basis. Submit your request as soon as possible for the best opportunity of receiving your hotel choice. All reservations must be made on or before Monday, July 24, 2017. After this date, reservations will be made based on availability and hotels may charge higher rates. ACS only endorses room reservations booked through ConferenceDirect.


ACS Official Hotels in DC as of 5-2-17 - subject to change Cost/Night
Cambria Suites Washington DC Convention Center (Sold Out) $169 (s/d)
Capital Hilton $224 (s/d)
Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington D.C. - Convention Center $228 (s) $248 (d)
Grand Hyatt Washington $239 (s) $264 (d)
Hampton Inn Washington-Downtown-Convention-Center $211 (s/d)
Henley Park Hotel $219 (s/d)
Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown $233 (s) $255 (d)
JW Marriott Washington D.C. $233 (s/d)
Loews Madison Hotel $219 (s/d)
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC $233 (s/d)
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown $223 (s/d)
Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square $207 (s/d)
The Darcy, Curio Collection by Hilton $169 (s/d)
The Morrison Clark Historic Inn $219 (s/d)
The Westin Washington DC City Center $219 (s/d)
W Washington DC $232 (s/d)
Washington Marriott at Metro Center $211 (s/d)
ECONOMICAL
Holiday Inn Washington DC – Central/White House $169 (s/d)
Hotel RL $165 (s/d)

Economical Alternative 

The hotels listed below are not part of the official ACS housing block but may be of interest to attendees on a restricted budget. Make your reservation directly with these properties and ask for the listed ACS rate. These hotels are not included on the ACS shuttle route; therefore, daily transportation costs are the responsibility of the attendee.

  • Hotel RL, 1823 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, 
    $165 (s/d), (202) 223-4320
  • Holiday Inn Washington DC – Central/White House, 1501 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005, $169 (s/d), (202) 483-2000

How to Register

All reservation requests must be accompanied by a credit card guarantee or check equaling the amount of one night’s room and tax for each room reserved. 

NOTE: Although a credit card or check deposit for one night’s room and tax is required to confirm a reservation, a payment will not be charged by ConferenceDirect. The credit card information or check deposit will be forwarded with your reservation to your hotel on July 25, 2017. Hotels may elect to charge a deposit of one night’s room and tax to your credit card prior to your arrival. You will need to handle all payment arrangements directly with your assigned hotel. All hotel rooms are subject to room and occupancy tax of 14.5% (may vary by hotel and subject to change).  

  • Book Online
  • Call: ConferenceDirect Toll-free at 844-293-7040 or International 704-837-4855, MON-FRI: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm EDT
  • Fax:  Download the ACS Housing Form and fax to 704-927-1439 or mail to ConferenceDirect, 5600 Seventy-Seven Center Drive, Suite 240, Charlotte, NC 28217

NOTE: Faxed and mailed reservations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and require 10 - 14 days to be confirmed. If your requested hotel is no longer available, we will attempt to honor your indicated preference according to cost and location.

Payment   

A valid deposit for one night’s room and tax is required to confirm a reservation. Payment will be charged by your hotel, not ConferenceDirect.

  • Guarantee hotel reservations by credit card (American Express, MasterCard, or VISA), check, or money order.
  • Don’t combine hotel fees with any other payment (e.g., registration, membership dues).
  • Reservations received without payment won’t be processed.
  • For checks or money orders, please make payable in US dollars to ConferenceDirect and be sure to include a completed ACS Housing Form with each mailed payment.

Hotels may elect to charge a deposit of one night’s room and tax to your credit card prior to your arrival. Make all additional payment arrangements directly with your hotel. All rooms are subject to room and occupancy tax of 14.5% (may vary by hotel and subject to change).

Changes & Cancellation Policy

Although a valid credit card or check deposit for one night’s room and tax is required to confirm a reservation, a payment will not be charged by ConferenceDirect. The credit card information or check deposit will be forwarded with your reservation to your hotel on July 25, 2017. Hotels may elect to charge a deposit of one night’s room and tax to your credit card prior to your arrival. Any additional payment arrangements must be handled directly with your assigned hotel. All hotel rooms are subject to room and occupancy tax (may vary by hotel and subject to change).

Reservations cancelled on or after July 25, 2017 will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee charged by ConferenceDirect for each room cancelled through ConferenceDirect. A one night’s room and tax charge will be charged by the hotel for reservations that are cancelled within 72 hours of arrival date. Penalties for early departures may be enforced and vary by hotel, please refer to your reservation acknowledgement for your individual hotel cancellation policy. 

Through July 24, 2017, changes and cancellations can be made by clicking directly on the modification link within your acknowledgement or by calling Toll-free at (844) 293-7040/Intl (704) 837-4855. After July 25, 2017 contact the hotels directly to make changes and cancellations.

Confirmations

ConferenceDirect will send a reservation confirmation. (You won’t receive a separate confirmation from your hotel.) Please review your confirmation for accuracy. We strongly recommend that you bring your confirmation with you to the meeting.

Lost confirmations

If you lose/don’t receive your confirmation, please contact ConferenceDirect Toll-free at 844-293-7040 or International 704-837-4855 MON-FRI: 8:30 am – 9:00 pm EDT or send an email to acshousing@conferencedirect.com

Rate Discounts

Reservations must be made through ConferenceDirect to receive ACS discounted rates.

Accommodations for Guests with Disabilities

Guests requiring special hotel accommodations because of a disability should indicate special requirements when making their reservation. Reconfirm any special room arrangements directly with the hotel.

ACS Shuttle Services

Complimentary shuttle service will be provided between the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and various hotels not within walking distance of the center.

Congratulations to the Housing Winners – 253rd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA

  • 1st Prize Winner: Nancy Allbritton (iPad) 
  • 2nd Prize Winner: Benjamin Hsiao (Kindle) 

* To obtain the special ACS rates, hotel reservations MUST be made through ConferenceDirect and cannot be made directly with the hotel. Support of our official meeting hotels helps us keep registration fees to a minimum.

Why book through ConferenceDirect?

Book your room through ConferenceDirect for discounted rates at the official hotels! You'll also enjoy:

  • Complimentary shuttle service between the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and various hotels on the ACS housing list.
  • Complimentary Internet access in sleeping rooms.
  • Automatic entry into a prize drawing.
  • Keep registration fees low helping ACS meet its contractual obligations for the meeting.

All registrants who reserve a room(s) through ACS will be entered to win one of two grand prizes!

  • Apple iPad Air 2
  • Amazon Kindle Voyage