Local Accommodations

IEEE-USA's Washington office is located at 2001 L Street, N.W., Suite 700 in Washington, DC. If you are planning a trip to Washington and have a meeting or would like to visit the IEEE-USA offices, this page will help you with your preparations.

Because of our mid-town location near the Farragut North, Farragut West and Dupont Circle Metro stations, there are a fairly large number of hotel options, including lodging in Crystal City/Alexandria near National Airport.  Any hotel located at/near the Dupont Circle Metro stop is within walking distance of our office.

Here is a list of hotels convenient to the IEEE Washington office [PDF version], with whom we have a negotiated IEEE rate.  It is a rather short list, so you may also wish to check for other Washington accommodation options through on-line services such as:

One thing to note is that room rates will vary and that during off-peak/low occupancy periods, it is often possible to bargain for lower rates.  IEEE negotiated rates are only available subject to room availability.  In Washington, especially during the Summer tourist months and during major political events, room rates and availability reflect the high demand.  The best advice is to ask for their best rate when calling.  If the rate is higher than the IEEE negotiated rate, then ask if they will honor the IEEE rate.  In many cases, you will find you can get a better rate than the IEEE rate.  In other cases, the IEEE rate may not be available.

Travel To Washington

Three major airports — Reagan National, Dulles Int'l and Baltimore-Washington Int'l all provide air transportation convenient to the Washington Metropolitan area.  Reagan National is the closest and provides Metro access (via the Blue/Yellow lines, transfer to Red Line).  Cab/coach to/from Dulles and BWI typically requires 45-60 minutes at a cost of $50-75.  Amtrak provides train service to Washington's Union Station, which also links via Metro's Red line.  The Washington Flyer Coach Service provides direct transportation between Dulles Int'l and the West Falls Church (VA) Metrorail Station.

IEEE members are encouraged to make their travel arrangements through the IEEE Travel Service.

Travel by Washington Metro

The Washington Metro subway and bus system is an inexpensive and convenient means to reach most destinations in Washington and the surrounding suburbs of Maryland and Northern Virginia. Metro serves Washington National Airport and Union Station (Amtrak rail service).  Coaches connect Dulles Int'l Airport with the West Falls Church Metro Station. Amtrak connects Baltimore Washington International Airport with the Union Station Metro.

The IEEE-USA Washington office is located just a short walk from either the Farragut North (Red Line) or Farragut West (Blue & Orange Line) Metro stations. You can get complete rail and bus information from the Washington Metro-Area Transit Authority.

The Washington Post also makes available information on the Metro System, including down-loadable maps and a station-finder.

Washington, DC Weather

Washington experiences the best and worst all four seasons, but is best known for its hot, humid summers. For the lastest weather forecast, consult the Weather Channel's DC forecast. If the link is slow, try YAHOO!'s Weather Forecast for Washington, DC.

During inclement weather or other emergencies, IEEE-USA follows Federal guidelines and is open for business if the Federal government is open.  IEEE-USA is also closed during approved IEEE holidays.  In the event of an office closure, a verbal notice will be placed on IEEE-USA office switchboard.  To determine operating status, contact the IEEE-USA switch-board at 202-785-0017 and/or consult the Federal Office of Personnel Management's Operating Status webpage.

Washington Web Resources

You can get local news and explore Washington culture, business, and sights through the following websites:

Tourist Attractions

While you are in Washington, you might consider visiting: