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Get all the information you need to enjoy your trip to the National Harbor for commencement. We hope to see you there!

Double Queen room at the Gaylord National Harbor

Hotel Accommodations

Join us at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center where you and your guests will receive a discounted rate of $185.00/night. Accommodations can be made through our online room block reservation site or guests may call 301-965-4000 (use APUS2016 room block code if calling in). The room block cutoff date is May 26, 2016 or when we reach capacity, whichever comes first, so book early!

Gaylord National Harbor

About the Gaylord

Take a virtual tour of the Gaylord, located directly on the Potomac River just minutes away from downtown Washington, D.C. Experience fine dining and casual restaurants, unique shopping experiences, an indoor pool, and a 20,000 square foot spa and fitness center, along with a rooftop lounge for evening entertainment.

Baltimore National Harbor

About the National Harbor

The National Harbor is a place to stay, work, and play, with more than 20 restaurants, 30 unique shops, including the new Tanger Outlet center, attractions for all ages, and easy access to downtown Washington, D.C. from two piers. View more information about local area attractions and how to make the most out of your stay.

Parking map for the Gaylord National Harbor

Transportation & Parking

The Gaylord is located eight miles north of Washington, D.C. and is accessible from I-495 and I-295. It may not register on GPS, so please consult the most current driving directions.

Airports
There are three major airports located near the hotel. Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the closest to the Gaylord National Resort and is located in Arlington, Va. The Gaylord National Resort offers shuttle service every 20 minutes to and from Reagan National Airport for a fee, so reservations are recommended.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) are located within driving distance to the Gaylord National Resort. IAD is located in Dulles, Va., approximately 35 miles away, and BWI is located in Baltimore, Md., approximately 38 miles away. Shuttle service is not offered to the Gaylord National Hotel from IAD or BWI, but taxi and rental car services are available.

Metro Bus
The Gaylord National Resort is not directly connected to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority by the METRO rail system, but is accessible by the METRO bus system.

Taxi & Uber
Taxi and UBER services are available to any location in and around the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Water Taxi
The Potomac Riverboat Company offers regular water taxi service from the Gaylord National’s pier to points in Arlington, Va., and Washington, D.C. For more information, please contact them online.

Parking

Parking is available in the hotel parking garage and guests of the Gaylord will receive a $5 discount off the daily self-parking rate. Additional parking is available in the harbor.