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Conference Venue:

Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008
+1 202 328 2000


Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008
+1 202 328 2000

Attendees of the 2020 OAH Annual Meeting are invited to reserve their rooms under the OAH room block at a discounted rate. These discounted rates are limited and only available until March 12, 2020 or until the block is filled.

Rates do not include taxes. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations must be cancelled no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date to receive a refund of the deposit.

A limited number of rooms for federal government employees are available at the prevailing per diemplease contact us to receive the link to reserve.

A limited number of student rates are availableplease contact us to receive the link to reserve.

Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008
+1 202 328 2000

Single/Double Occupancy: $229

Reserve Online

or call: 877 212 5752

The lobby of the Wardman Park Marriott

Check-in and Check-out

Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM

Express Check-in, Express Checkout
Video Review Billing, Video Checkout


On-site parking, fee: 48 USD daily
Valet parking, fee: 55 USD daily

Garage height clearance 5 feet 10 inches.

Internet Access

Guest rooms: Wireless, Wired
High Speed: Check email + browse the Web for $1.00  activation per day or free for Marriott Rewards Members - to sign up click here.

Lobby and public areas: Complimentary Wireless

Meeting rooms: No free internet access

Pet Policy

Pets Welcome
Non-refundable fee: 150 USD

Pets 35 pounds max with USD 150 per room fee-owner responsible for damages.
Contact hotel for details.

Hotel Dining

Dining Services

Local restaurant dinner delivery
Room service
Sundry/Convenience store


Buffet breakfast, fee from 26.00 USD
Continental breakfast, fee from 16.00 USD
Full American breakfast, fee from 20.00 USD

Stone's Throw Restaurant and Bar

This stylish restaurant and bar showcases classic American fare with modern accents, prepared with farm-fresh, mid-Atlantic ingredients. Private dining rooms are available, for those planning an event in the Woodley Park area.

Open for breakfast and lunch.

Dress code: Casual 

Phone: +1 202-745-6920

Woodley Park Pantry

Stop by Woodley Park Pantry and enjoy a fresh, chef-crafted meal from our Fresh Bites menu, which also features Illy Coffee. Fresh Bites is perfect for any meal, snack or delivery.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dress code: Casual

Harry's Pub

Relaxed and welcoming dinner restaurant with modern American pub fare. Offering soups, sandwiches and hearty meals. Great selection of local craft beers including many on draft..

Open for dinner. Dress code: Casual

Lobby Bar

We’re bringing new life to a landmark and making the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Lobby Bar experience even better. DISCOVER OUR CHIC NEW LOOK SOON. Unveiling in early 2019.

Open for lunch and dinner. Dress code: Casual 
Phone: +1 202-328-2000

Services & Amenities

All public areas non-smoking

Car Rental

Concierge Lounge Hours

Vending machines


Buffet breakfast, fee from 26.00 USD

Cash machine/ATM

Concierge desk

Continental breakfast, fee from 16.00 USD

Foreign exchange

Full American breakfast, fee from 20.00 USD

Grab-n-Go breakfast, fee from 15.00 USD

Housekeeping service daily

Local restaurant dinner delivery

Mobility accessible rooms

Newspaper in lobby

Room service

Safe deposit boxes, front desk

Valet dry-cleaning

Guest Room Information

General Room Amenities

Air conditioning

Alarm clock

Coffee maker/tea service

Crib/Play Yard

Electrical adapters

Hair dryer

Individual climate control

Iron and ironing board

Luxurious bedding—down comforters, custom duvets, cotton-rich linens

Mini fridge

Pillows: down/feather

Pillows: foam


Room Entertainment

Cable channel: CNN

Cable channel: ESPN

Cable channel: HBO

Cable/satellite TV

Color TV

Movies/videos, pay-per-view

Plug In Panel

Video games and players for rent

Wet bar

Business Amenities

Electrical outlet: desk level

Electrical outlet: dual-voltage

Phone feature: speakerphone

Phone feature: voice mail

Two-line phone

Business Center

Copy service

Fax service

Fee for each additional page of outgoing fax

Full-service business center

Messenger service

Network/Internet printing

Notary public

On-site Business Center is Staffed

Overnight delivery/pickup



Getting to DC

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Located south of the city along the Potomac River and offering a full range of domestic flights on major, regional and commuter carriers. The Washington, D.C. Metrorail system has an elevated Metrorail station connected to the concourse level of Terminals B and C at Reagan National Airport. The Metrorail system provides easy and affordable access to locations throughout Washington, Virginia, and Maryland. Taxi fare to downtown is approximately $12-$15.

ADA Information for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Driving Directions | Follow the signs to Washington D.C. (George Washington Parkway). Take I-395 North to Route 1 (Route 1 is the 14th Street Bridge). Merge to the far left lane on the bridge and follow the signs for 14th Street. Take 14th Street for 1 mile. Turn left onto K Street. Continue on K for 5 blocks. Turn right onto Connecticut. Ave. Follow Connecticut. Ave. for 1 mile. Cross over the William Taft Bridge. Make a left turn at the 3rd light after the bridge onto Woodley Rd. The Hotel entrance is on left.

Washington Dulles International Airport
Located 26 miles west of Washington, D.C. and offering a full range of domestic and international flights. For less than $11.00, passengers can get to any location on the Metrorail subway system by taking the non-stop Silver Line Express Bus from the Airport directly to the Wiehle Avenue Metrorail Station, located approximately 7 miles away. Other ground transportation options include taxis and rental cars.
More public transportation options can be found here:

ADA Information for Dulles International Airport

Driving Directions | Follow the signs to Washington D.C. (George Washington Parkway). Take I-395 North to Route 1 (Route 1 is the 14th Street Bridge). Merge to the far left lane on the bridge and follow the signs for 14th Street. Take 14th Street for 1 mile. Turn left onto K Street. Continue on K for 5 blocks. Turn right onto Connecticut. Ave. Follow Connecticut. Ave. for 1 mile. Cross over the William Taft Bridge. Make a left turn at the 3rd light after the bridge onto Woodley Rd. The Hotel entrance is on left.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Hotel Direction: 7 miles

Estimated taxi fare: 30 USD (one way)
Subway service, fee: 1.7 USD (one way)

Ronald Reagan Airport. Image credit: Thomas Hawk

Ronald Reagan Airport. Image credit: Thomas Hawk

Dulles International Airport

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Hotel direction: 24 miles

Estimated taxi fare: 60 USD (one way)

Outside view of Dulles International Airport

Washington Dulles International Airport. Image credit: Wikipedia

Getting Around

Monday – Thursday, 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.;
Friday, 5 a.m. to 1 a.m.;
Saturday, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.;
Sunday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

How much are Metro fares?

Metro fares are calculated by how many stops you travel and vary during peak and off-peak hours. During peak hours, most fares range from $2.25 to $6 per trip. During off-peak hours, fares typically range from $1.85 to $3.85.

Metro riders must pay via SmarTrip card. These are plastic, rechargeable fare cards that can be purchased by cash or credit at any Metro station or in advance on

All public transportation is ADA accessible.


The Metro consists of six color-coded lines: Red, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Green and Silver. The lines are connected to each other via transfer stations and many Metro stops are serviced by more than one color. Each train car has an exterior electronic sign that marks the color and the direction of the train. Direction is indicated by the final station of that line.

Popular sightseeing Metro stops include the Smithsonian (Orange, Silver and Blue lines), Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan (Red line) and Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Green and Yellow lines). You can plan your trip and find the best route using Metro's Trip Planner.


Metrobus provides connections for locations not serviced by Metrorail. Metrobus runs hundreds of routes throughout the city and the greater Washington, D.C. area, with more than 1,400 buses using compressed natural gas or a hybrid electric drive system helping to keep D.C. eco-friendly.

DC Circulator

The bus is free for all riders and travels along six specific routes designed for easy-on, easy-off access at points of interest throughout the District. Explore neighborhoods such as Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Woodley Park, U Street and Capitol Hill with the Circulator. The bus even offers a dedicated National Mall route for super easy access to D.C.’s majestic lineup of monuments and memorials. Schedules for every route are available, and buses run every 10 minutes.


Taxis use a metered system just like every other city in the country. All taxis also accept credit and debit cards as payment, as well as cash.

You can also download the D.C. Taxi Rider app for your iPhone or Android, which allows you to choose from a regular, large, or wheelchair-accessible taxi, see a fare and time estimate before you hail the cab, and pay either through the app or in the vehicle.


Amtrak runs approximately 85 trains daily into and out of Washington, D.C., primarily along the 457-mile northeast corridor that runs between D.C. and Boston. 

Union Station is the second-busiest train station in the United States. Located at 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE Washington, D.C., the station is easily accessible by Metrorail and Metrobus

Amtrak Tickets: Visit or call (800) USA-RAIL.


If you're driving in and around D.C., ParkWhiz is a convenient way to compare prices at garages and lots around town so you can reserve your parking space before arriving.

Childcare Resource

Attendees who require childcare needs during the meeting are advised to make arrangements prior to conference, as formal childcare services are not provided at the meeting. The OAH assumes no responsibility with respect to the services and accepts no liabilities related to the services provided by the option below. The service provider below came at the recommendation of Washington D.C. Tourism.

College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors
7908 Woodmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (202) 759-5400

Contact: Maxine Gill
Phone: (301) 980-6367

Best Practices for International Travelers to the Conference

Overall, international travelers need to be well prepared before traveling to the U.S. Specifically:

  1. Be prepared to explain where you are from, why you are coming to the U.S., where you will be staying, and your plans for departing the U.S.
  2. Be able to explain who you are, what you do, and the purpose of your conference in one or two sentences. (It is okay to rehearse!).
  3. It is a good idea to have a paper copy of your itinerary and paper evidence of your conference or activities.
  4. Have your papers organized and accessible—not in your checked bag. It is best to have hard copies—don't assume you can access information on your phone (and it may not be wise to do so).
  5. Be polite, well-mannered, and professionally dressed.
  6. Follow western cultural customs of eye contact.
  7. If you are receiving an honorarium or reimbursement of expenses, you may need to be able to explain how that is within the scope of your visa type, and be clear that you are not coming in to the U.S. "to work." If receiving an honorarium, a pocket letter explaining this may also be wise.
  8. If you have any criminal history, you probably want to consult with an attorney.
  9. If you have traveled to one of the 6 countries listed in the travel ban or have ties to those countries, you probably should consult with an attorney.
  10. Be prepared for delays.