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Directions to Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.
Capital Hilton Washington, D.C.
1001 16th Street, NW
Washington DC 20036
The Capital Hilton is located at 16th and K Streets NW, about 3 blocks north of the White House. Use the main entrance on 16th Street.
The hotel is a four or five minute walk from Metro's Blue/Orange line (McPherson Square) and Red line (Farragut North).
It is highly recommended that you use Metro unless you are experienced in driving to the hotel AND are sharing the ride with other people. See below for information about parking at the event.
Allow extra time so that you can view the winning entrants and network with other attendees before the awards celebration. (For all Metro stations, see the Metrorail Stations page. For a map of the station and surrounding neighborhood, click on the PDF in the Entrances / Evacuation Maps box. For the full Metro system of lines, see the Metrorail map.)
Blue & Orange Lines,
McPherson Square Metro station: Take the 15th/Vermont Avenue exit. Walk along I Street one block to 16th Street (traffic on I Street is one-way towards 16th Street). Turn right at 16th Street and walk one block. Cross K Street to the hotel. Note: Do not use the Farragut West Station. Only the 18th Street entrance is open on Saturdays. (A neighborhood map is available from StationMasters Online.)
If you need information about making transfers to one of these stations, consult the Metrorail map.
From your starting point: Driving Directions and Map.
From Virginia via the George Washington Parkway:
Enter the parkway wherever it is convenient for you and drive towards the Key Bridge/Washington. Be sure to be in right lane when the speed limit drops to 40 MPH. Immediately after passing under the arch of the Key Bridge, take the Key Bridge/Rosslyn/DC exit. Turn right and cross Key Bridge in the right lane. Be careful to take the sharp right onto the Whitehurst Freeway exit. This exit is before the end of the bridge and has only a small sign. Follow the Whitehurst Freeway straight onto K Street. At 16th Street, turn right and then turn right onto I Street. To park, see Parking.
From Virginia via I-66:
Take I-66 east. When crossing the river, be in the right lanes and follow signs to Constitution Avenue. Once on Constitution Avenue, get into the left lane which will require you to turn left at 18th Street. Follow 18th Street just past Pennsylvania Avenue and turn right onto H Street. At 16th Street, turn left and then turn left at I Street. The parking garage entrance is about 150 feet ahead on the left. To park, see Parking.
From Virginia via I-395:
Take I-395 north. Cross the 14th Street Bridge in the left lanes and follow the RT 1 signs to the left onto 14th Street. At I Street turn left. After crossing 16th Street, the parking garage entrance is about 150 feet ahead on the left.
From Washington, D.C. via 16th Street NW:
Go north on 16th Street to H Street. At 16th Street, turn left and then turn left at I Street. To park, see Parking.
From Montgomery County via I-495:
Travel south on I-495 (Capital Beltway) towards Fairfax/Northern Virginia to the American Legion Bridge. Cross the bridge in the right lane and follow the signs to VA-193 exit (exit 43-44) for the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Merge onto exit 43 towards George Washington Memorial Parkway south and drive towards the Key Bridge/Washington. Be sure to be in the right lane when the speed limit drops to 40 MPH. Immediately after passing under the arch of the Key Bridge, take the Key Bridge/Rosslyn/DC exit. Turn right and cross Key Bridge in the right lane. Be careful to take the sharp right onto the Whitehurst Freeway exit. This exit is before the end of the bridge and has only a small sign. Follow the Whitehurst Freeway straight onto K Street. At 16th street turn right and then turn right onto I Street. To park, see Parking.
From Montgomery County via Georgia Avenue/16th Street:
From I-495 take the Georgia Avenue exit 31 towards Silver Spring. Stay in the right lane, and immediately after the Exxon gas station, veer to the right onto 16th Street. After about 7.3 miles (it might seem like more), turn right onto I Street. To park, see Parking.
From Prince George's County via the Baltimore Washington Parkway:
Take the B-W Parkway to the New York Avenue exit. (See the New York Avenue instructions)
From Prince George's County via Route 50:
Take Route 50 to the New York Avenue exit. (See the New York Avenue instructions)
From Prince George's County via New York Avenue:
Continue on New York Avenue to the new DC Convention Center. Stay in the right lanes and veer very slightly to the right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Move into the left lane and after about 4 blocks take the short underpass tunnel. Immediately after the underpass, turn left onto 15th Street. About 4 blocks later turn right onto I Street. After crossing 16th Street, see Parking.
From Prince George's County via I-295 or Suitland Parkway to Frederick Douglass/South Capitol Street Bridge: After crossing the Anacostia River, be in the right lane and follow signs to the SE/SW Freeway towards Virginia/Alexandria. Take the 12th Street exit. Follow 12th Street to I Street. Turn left. To park, see Parking.
On I Street, the parking garage entrance is on the left about 150 feet from 16th Street. The only on-site parking is valet parking ($26).
Normally on Saturdays, $5/day parking is available at a lot only about one block from the hotel at 1620 I Street (between 16th and 17th ).
There are elevators to take you from the garage and the lobby to the location of the awards celebration. In the lobby, turn right and walk toward the concierge desk. Turn left and walk toward the back of the building. The elevators and restrooms are on your left.
- Accessiblity Information and Resources for the Nation's Capital Disabled Access in Washington, DC.for museums, restaurants, museums, shopping malls, and other points of interest
- DC MetroAccess Customer Guide order online
Traffic Conditions and Street Closings
- DC Street Closures
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- DC, Maryland, and Virginia Traffic Conditions
- Maryland Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (Chart)
- Traffic Cameras in Montgomery County, Maryland for traffic conditions in the Washington, DC metropolitan area
- Virginia Traffic & Travel
Riding Metro to the Event
(For all Metro stations, see the Metrorail Stations page. For a map of the station and surrounding neighborhood, click on the PDF in the Entrances / Evacuation Maps box. For the full Metro system of lines, see the Metrorail map.)
To plan your metro ride, use the Metro Trip Planner at https://www.wmata.com/schedules/trip-planner/. The Trip Planner will give you an idea of the travel time and fees from your Metro station to the station near the event.
Metro Accessibility Frequently Asked Questions are at https://www.wmata.com/service/accessibility//faq.cfm. See also the Metro Accessibility information.
Note: Metro trains, although uncrowded, do not operate as frequently before 9 a.m. on Saturdays. The wait time between trains may be 15 minutes.
Parking in Metro lots
Parking at Metro-operated lots is FREE on weekends and federal holidays.
Where to Buy a SmarTrip Card
You may purchase SmarTrip cards online from the CommuterDirect store. SmarTrip cards are accepted on all Metrobuses, and many local transit systems in northern Virginia and Maryland such as Ride-On and the Fairfax Connector. (See the full list on CommuterPage.com.) You may also purchase SmarTrip cards from several CVS and Giant Food stores. See the list at https://www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/ (Commuter stores in northern Virginia are also listed). Senior SmarTrip cards may be purchased at several libraries and other locations in the metropolitan area. See the list at https://www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/senior.cfm
Standard SmarTrip Farecard
A renewable SmarTrip farecard purchased online has a $20 fare value already on it. The cost for the renewable card is $5. The total charge for this card is $25 online.
Senior and Disabled SmarTrip Farecard
In order to purchase a discounted farecard, Senior citizens (65 and older) and persons with disabilities must have proof of age or a valid Metro Disability ID Card. For information on how to apply, see https://www.wmata.com/service/accessibility/metro-access/eligibility.cfm. Senior citizens 65 years or older with a disability and Medicare card holders with a valid photo ID are not required to apply for the Metro Disability ID card, but may purchase fare by showing proof of age at any Metro Sales location, many public libraries in the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County, and retail outlets. Applications for the free WMATA Disabled ID card are available from the Office of ADA Programs at 600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 or by calling 202-962-1245 or TTY 202-628-8973 or calling 202-962-1558 or TTY 202-962-2033 and requesting an application be mailed to you. A renewable SmarTrip farecard for senior (65 and older) and disabled riders purchased online has a $10 fare value already on it. The cost for the renewable card is $5. The total charge for this card is $15 online.
SmarTrip cards may also be purchased from vending machines in Metro stations but come with a lower initial fare value: $5 for the card with a $5 fare value for a total of $10 for the standard farecard. A separate vending machine allows you to add fare value up to $300 to the card.
For more information about purchasing SmarTrip cards, see Metro Passes, Fares, SmarTrip Cards, and Tokens.