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


Hotel Photo999 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.



Renaissance Information & Reservations

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AUCD 2019 Group Room rate: $245/night for single or double occupancy.

The block of rooms under AUCD's contract with the Renaissance is currently SOLD OUT. See below for alternate hotels nearby.

Contact the Renaissance by Phone

If you need to modify your existing reservation, call the Renaissance/Marriott Group Reservations office at 800-393-2505. Mention AUCD and that it's at the DC Renaissance. If you have questions, please contact Kari Rice.

Renaissance Hotel Parking

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

The entrance to Washington Hilton's on-site, covered Self-Parking garage is located near the corner of 19th Street and Florida Avenue. Self-Parking rates are for a 24-hour period with in-and-out privileges.

Disability Accommodations

The Renaissance DC has 24 ADA rooms, 10 of which 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, business 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
  • Presidents Sports Bar: lobby level, open daily 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. See our "transportation" page for more information.
  • Metro Stations nearby: Gallery Place - Chinatown (Red, Green, and Yellow lines). View routes, the metro system map, and calculate your fares here.
Hotel Alternatives Near the Renaissance

If you have questions, please contact Kari Rice.