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NCSS has room blocks with discounted rates at six downtown hotels, all convenient to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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Do not contact the hotels directly. These rates are available only to NCSS attendees booking through the reservation link.

***Book your room at the Grand Hyatt Washington and your stay may be free!***

All guests at the Grand Hyatt will be entered into a drawing for free room nights, complimentary registration, and more!  Just reserve your room at the Grand Hyatt.  Winners will be notified by November 21.  Enter now!

NCSS 2016 Hotels

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Room Rate
plus 14.5% tax
Distance to
Convention Center
Wireless Internet
1. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
$255 single/double
Connected by walkway
$45/day valet only
2. Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown
$252 single/double
1 block
$45/day valet
3. Grand Hyatt Washington
$257 single/double
4 blocks
$52 valet
4. Embassy Suites Washington DC Convention Center
$259 single/double
1.5 blocks
$43/overnight valet
Free to Hilton Honors guests
5. Hampton Inn Washington Downtown-Convention Center
$220 single/double
4 blocks
$42 valet
6. Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center
$169 single/double
4 blocks

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Hostelling International

Looking for a bargain option in Washington? NCSS attendees can save $5 per night ($2 off the regular rates and waiver of $3 non-member fee) at Hostelling International, D.C. (HI-DC). Regular rates over the conference dates start at $25 per night. Beds are available in 10-bed, 8-bed, and 6-bed rooms, likely shared with other NCSS attendees. Choose co-ed or single gender room. Each reservation includes daily continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, sheets and linens, and access to a personal storage locker (lock not included). Hi-DC is located 2 blocks from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

To make your reservation:

  • Go to or call 202-737-2333 and speak with a front desk agent
  • Use promotional code NCSS16
  • Discount available November 29-December 4, 2016

Air and Rail

NCSS has made arrangements to offer discounted air and rail fares to Washington conference attendees. Go online or call NCSS-designated airlines toll free and use the following NCSS codes to receive discounts off even the lowest promotional fares. Please note that each airline has different booking policies. The discounts below apply for travel between November 29 and December 4, 2016.

United Airlines is pleased to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares. Save an additional 3% off by booking your own reservations at Choose your flight times, and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZWAB539889 in the Offer Code box. Or call your travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122 for reservations. Refer to Z Code ZWAB and Agreement Code: 539889

Delta offers up to 5% off applicable classes of service for tickets purchased prior to the conference. Choose your flight arrival/departure dates and access NCSS discounts by clicking on "Advanced Search" on and inserting NMMZB in the Meeting Event Code box. Or, call your travel professional (they may charge a reservation fee) or Delta at 800-328-1111 for reservations ($25 fee per ticket).

American Airlines offers discounted zone fares. Contact the American Airlines Meeting Services desk at 1 800 433 1790 for assistance with reservations and ticket purchase.

Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to Washington, November 30-December 7. To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Please refer to Convention Fare Code X62A-945 when making your reservation. Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela service. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.

Airport Transportation

SuperShuttle provides discounted transportation for NCSS conference attendees to and from all three Washington area airports. Get $2 off the regular one-way fare and $5 off the round-trip rate. Click here to make your reservation and use the group discount code DMDFU.

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