Short Course: Hotel and Travel

The course was held in the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia.  The phone number is 703-418-1234.  To visit the hotel web site, please click here.

The  Hyatt hotel agreed to a favorable nightly room rate for participants.  That rate is $179/night (+10.25% tax) for single or double occupancy.  Rooms were reserved at this site: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/PerspectivesOnLowEnergy.  Alternatively, it was possible to call the hotel at 703-418-1234 or 888-421-1442 and request the rate for Perspectives on Low Energy Nuclear Reactions  However, lower rates for the Friday and Saturday nights prior to the course were available on the internet.   The hotel  provided complimentary wireless internet access in guest rooms, as well as complimentary use of the health club.

The Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) is about one mile from the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.  Participants called the hotel for a van pickup, when they got their luggage.  There were shuttle buses every 20 minutes between the hotel and that airport from 500 am until midnight.  The number for shuttle was 703-418-1234   The hotel shuttle buses also served the Crystal City station on the Blue and Yellow lines of the Metro.  A taxi from the National Airport to the hotel is about $6.

If participants flew into Dulles International Airport (IAD),  they took  the Washington Flyer Taxi to the hotel.  That cost about $50 each way.

The US Amtrak railroad system serves Union Station.  A taxi or the Metro can be used to get to the hotel.   The Amtrak web site is: http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/HomePage

The Washington DC Greyhound Bus Station is about one-half mile north of Union Station at 1005 First Street NE (202-289-5141).  A taxi is the best way to get to the hotel from the bus station.

Maps for driving to and within Washington DC can be obtained at:  http://www.mapquest.com/ and http://maps.google.com/  Parking in the hotel costs $25 per day.  Parking validations will not be provided.

The Metrorail and bus system connects points within Washington DC, and nearby Virginia and Maryland. Detailed information on both rail and bus options is at.  http://www.wmata.com/  A map of the regional MetroRail System can be obtained at: http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm