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Hyatt Regency Bethesda Washington, D.C.
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center (7400 Wisconsin Ave)
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone: 301 657 1234
Fax: 301 657 6453
The completely renovated Hyatt Regency Bethesda at Metro Center (7400 Wisconsin Ave), is the finest of hotels in Bethesda, MD. The hotel is just six miles from downtown Washington, D.C., two miles inside the Capital Beltway and is located on the Metro Red line within walking distance of fine restaurants, theaters, and spectacular shopping.
Located nearby are the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Naval Medical Center, The American University, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Zoo. Just 18 miles away is Reagan National Airport; 24 miles, Washington-Dulles International Airport; and 32 miles, Baltimore Washington International Airport.
Allow extra time so that you can view the winning entrants and network with other attendees before the awards celebration. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be provided. The hotel is above the Metro station. Take the escalator or elevator up to ground level and walk outside to enter the hotel at One Bethesda Metro Center.
Take the Red line to the Bethesda Metro station. Exit onto Wisconsin Avenue and walk a short distance south. Total walking is 0.03 miles. (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.)
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 Washington/National Airport via the George Washington Parkway (18 miles):
Take George Washington Parkway to I-495 North, to Wisconsin Avenue South ( Exit 34 South). Drive 2 miles to East-West Highway (MD 410 West). Drive through the intersection. The hotel is on right. To park, see Parking.
From Virginia via I-66:
Take I-66 west to I-495 North, to Wisconsin Avenue South ( Exit 34 South). Drive 2 miles to East-West Highway (MD 410 West). Drive through the intersection. The hotel is on right. To park, see Parking.
From Virginia Dulles International Airport (18 miles):
Take Dulles Access Road East to I-495 North, to Wisconsin Avenue South ( Exit 34 South). Drive 2 miles to East-West Highway (MD 410 West). Drive through the intersection. The hotel is on right. To park, see Parking.
From Virginia via I-495 and Old Georgetown Road:
Take I-495 North toward the I-270 split. Stay in the right lane. Take the Old Georgetown Road (MD-187) Exit 36 South. Turn right onto Old Georgetown Road (MD-187). Take Old Georgetown Road 2.4 miles to Woodmont Avenue. Turn right onto Woodmont Avenue. Turn left onto Montgomery Lane. Drive 2 blocks to Wisconsin Avenue. Turn right. The hotel is on the right. To park, see Parking.
From Washington, D.C.:
Go north on Wisconsin Avenue to 7400 Wisconsin Avenue. The hotel is on your left. To park, see Parking.
From Montgomery County and Prince George's County via I-495:
Take I-495 (Capital Beltway) West towards Northern Virginia. Take the Connecticut Avenue Exit 33 (MD-185) toward Chevy Chase. Stay in one of the two left lanes in the off ramp. Turn left on Connecticut Avenue (MD-185). Drive 1.3 miles to East-West Highway (MD 410 West). Turn right onto East-West Highway and drive one mile to Wisconsin Avenue. Turn left onto Wisconsin Avenue. The hotel is on the right. To park, see Parking.
Park under the hotel for a fee or at a free street space if you can find one. There may be cheaper parking lots nearby. Once you enter the hotel, you must take the escalator or elevator down one flight to the meeting room level.
Effective September 1, 2005, the new parking rates for overnight hotel guests will be as follows:
- Overnight Self Parking (Friday - Saturday): $12.00
- Overnight Valet Parking (Friday - Saturday): $17.00
Accessibility accommodations at the hotel: ??
- Do wheeled attendees or people on crutches need an assistant to open any doors for them or is it a free flow from garage to the awards celebration room using automatic door openers??
- location of elevators and escalators to take us to our awards celebration room??
- automatic doors for lobby?? entrances from the garage??
- ramps for wheeled-attendees??
- 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
- DC Traffic Alerts
- Metro System eAlerts for Elevator / Escalator status, MetroAccess, and Metrorail
- 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 http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/tripplanner/tripplanner_form_solo.cfm. 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//metroaccess_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.