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Housing and Transportation

2019 NCNR/NSF Summer School Housing Information

NIST offers some useful visitor information.


We have reserved a block of rooms, at the NIST rate of $119 [plus state & local taxes in effect at the time of check in] per night, at:

Hilton - Washington DC North/Gaithersburg
620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: 301.977.8900
Fax: 301.977.3450
Book online at:
Hilton Booking

Accepted students will be asked to contact the hotel directly to make reservations. Reservations must be made on or before July 8, 2019. When making reservations, students should state that they will be attending the NIST Summer School and that they are entitled to the special room rate. Please be aware there is a $50 early departure fee, make your reservations accordingly.

Students should arrive on Sunday, July 21 and leave Friday, July 26.

The room rate includes a daily buffet style breakfast, high speed internet and onsite parking.

Air Travel and Car Rental:

Participants that have been approved for financial assistance should follow the instructions in the Financial Assistance Information. Participants not approved for financial assistance should make their own arrangements.

There are three major airports in the Baltimore/Washington DC area; Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International (BWI).

Transportation between the airport and hotel:

For students flying into Reagan National or Dulles, the Washington DC Metro is a good option. Reagan National has a subway station located at the terminal. A short bus ride takes you to a subway station from Dulles. To arrive at the Shady Grove Station on the "Red Line" takes roughly 60 minutes from either airport. Please check WMATA for the most recent schedule and fare information.  The hotel is a short taxi ride from Shady Grove Metro.

Transportation between the hotel and NIST:

Transportation to and from the hotel will be provided by NIST daily. Departure times will be posted once the schedule is finalized

Created March 6, 2019, Updated November 15, 2019