Conference Header
Conference Header



Conference Host Hotel

The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel is the official host hotel of the AUCD 2013 Conference.

Hotel Photo
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC, 20001

The Renaissance Hotel is located in the heart of the nation's capital, situated between the White House and Capitol Hill in the Penn Quarter District. The hotel is just a quick walk away from the Verizon Center, the Spy Museum, Chinatown, the National Portrait Gallery, and the world-famous National Mall monuments. Experience the historically and culturally rich area during your stay by taking a walk on the National Mall, having dinner at one of Chinatown's restaurants, hiking beside the Potomac River to enjoy some nature, or taking the metro to the Zoo.


Hotel Information & Reservations

Renaissance DC Hotel Booking Information

AUCD 2013 Room Rate: $229/night for single or double occupancy

hotel room photo
The cut-off date for AUCD's negotiated room rate of $229 has passed. Please contact the Renaissance directly at 877-212-5752 to check on current availability at their regular room rate.

If the Renaissance does not have rooms available or you would like to explore other options, below is a list of hotels within walking distance of the Renaissance (note that AUCD has not negotiated room rates with any of these hotels):

If you have questions, please contact Laura Martin at AUCD.

Hotel Parking

Both Self-park and Valet parking are available.
Self-parking: $35.00/day
Valet Parking: $40.00/day

Disability Accomodations

The Renaissance DC has 24 ADA rooms: 13 with a king bed (8 of these have a roll-in shower) and 11 with double beds (2 of these have roll-in showers). All of the hotels' roll-in shower rooms are in AUCD's room block.

Additional accessibility features, as listed on the hotel's website:

  • Accessible guest rooms have a 32 inch wide opening
  • Guest room strobe light smoke detectors & door knockers
  • Guest room vibrating alarm clocks & lamp-telephone flashers
  • Telephone amplifiers
  • Close Caption devices for televisions
  • Induction loop system
  • Notched room keys & a TDD reservation phone line
  • Braille publications: restaurant menus, guest room directories, telephone directories, television instructions
  • Fitness center entrance is accessible
  • Main entrance is accessible
  • Registration desk and the pathway to it are accessible
  • Restaurants, lounges, spa, buisness center entrance, and meeting spaces are all accessible
  • Service animals allowed for persons with disabilities
  • Hotel has on site accessible self-parking
  • Route to accessible guest rooms is accessible
  • Sensitivity training is provided to all employees

Hotel Meal Options

In addition to many food and gathering options in the Penn Quarter neighborhood, the Renaissance has several options for guests wishing to eat at the hotel. 

  • Food court: accessible from the meeting room level, open Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:00pm.
  • Starbucks Coffee House: lobby level, open daily for breakfast and lunch
  • Fifteen Squares Restaurant: lobby level, open daily for breakfast and lunch
  • Presidents Sports Bar: lobby level, open for lunch and dinner
  • Liberty Market: lobby level, open for lunch and dinner
  • In-room dining
  • More information here on hotel and local area dining options.

About the Penn Quarter District

The Penn Quarter District is a restored historic neighborhood. Because it is so close to the Verizon center, the area has become a hub for arts and entertainment. There are plenty art galleries and theatres around if you are interested in cultural experiences. The neighborhood also features many different restaurants, nightclubs and trendy stores.

Public transportation and parking

Street parking is very limited in this area. Public Transportation is advised.

Metro Stations nearby: Gallery Place - Chinatown (Red, Green, and Yellow lines). View routes, the metro system map, and calculate your fares here.