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Travel Information

What is the time zone for Washington, D.C.?
Washington, D.C., is in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone.

Which airports support the Washington, D.C., area?
There are three airports near Washington, D.C.:
  1. Ronald Regan National Airport (DCA) is conveniently located just 15 minutes from the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. and the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel and is serviced by several major airlines with nonstop flights available through many U.S. cities.

  2. Dulles International Airport (IAD) is an international airport providing service to and from more than 125 destinations around the world. IAD is located approximately 40 minutes from the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. and the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel.

  3. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is an international airport located approximately 45 minutes from the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. and the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel.
What are my options for a ground transfer from the airport to the hotel?
There are multiple convenient modes of transportation to and from Washington, D.C., area airports. Taxis and rental cars are available at all Washington, D.C., area airports. Ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are available at DCA and IAD. Metrorail is available at DCA and IAD. From BWI, there is Amtrak and MARC train service with a stop at Union Station.

How should I plan to get around town during my stay?
Getting around Washington, D.C., is ultraconvenient during a stay at the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. or the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel. It is approximately a 5-minute walk from either hotel to the Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street-Convention Center Metro Station. The Metro is just one way around D.C.; taxis and ridesharing services (such as Uber and Lyft) are prevalent.

Is there parking available at the hotels?
Yes, there is parking at the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. and the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel. Please note the following rates:

Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., rates:
  • Valet parking: $47 daily with in-and-out privileges; an additional $8 for oversized vehicles. Fees exclude tax. Limited space available. The height clearance is 6 ft., 4 inches.
Renaissance Washington, D.C., Downtown Hotel rates:
  • On-site parking: $35 daily
  • Valet parking: $53.10 daily
  • Daily fee includes in-and-out privileges. No vans are allowed in garage. The height clearance is 6 ft., 4 inches. Valet fee includes tax.
Weather

What is the weather like in Washington, D.C., in early March?
The weather in early March in Washington, D.C., can be quite cold. On average, peak temperatures during the day in early March reach up to 52 degrees and average 35 degrees at night. An extra layer is suggested in case of a late winter cold spell.

Attire

What is the attire for Roofing Day in D.C.?
  • Opening night reception — business casual attire, no jacket or tie is required
  • Capitol Hill meetings — business or business casual attire




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