Location and Hotel
In General Information

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There are hundreds of reasons why Washington D.C. is a great place to visit. Here are a few of our favorites:

A MUST-SEE CITY: One of the world’s most talked-about destinations, D.C. attracts nearly 18 million visitors each year. People come from around the world to see all that the nation’s capital has to offer.

AN ACCESSIBLE CITY: With three airports, a convenient Metro system and plenty of pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, D.C. is easy to get to and around.

A GREEN CAPITAL: Green is the new red, white and blue these days in D.C. Hotels, restaurants and attractions are taking new steps to show their environmental awareness.

WALLET-FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS: There’s no place that matches the assortment and quality of fantastic free attractions that await you in D.C., from the magnificent memorials and monuments on the National Mall to must-see sites like the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress and the museums of the Smithsonian Institution.

AN INTERNATIONAL CITY: A true global village, D.C. is home to people of all different cultures, plus more than 150 embassies and international cultural centers.

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Venue and Official Housing Block

All conference workshops and plenary sessions will take place at the historic Washington Marriott Wardman Park. This NW Washington D.C. hotel is situated on 16 garden acres, has an outdoor pool and sundeck, and is conveniently located off the Metro near the National Zoo.

The Washington Marriot Wardman Park is also the headquarter hotel. Stay where all the action is while taking advantage of the special deals negotiated just for you!

» Visit the Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Washington Marriott Wardman Park (Conference Venue and Headquarter Hotel)
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20008 USA
$229/night  (plus 14.5% tax)

Making Reservations
Call the Marriott reservation line at 800-228-9290 or 202-328-2000. Just tell them you are with the National Youth Leadership Council’s National Service-Learning Conference! Housing closes March 17, 2014.

*WARNING: Only book your hotel room by calling the Washington Marriott Wardman Park directly or by booking through the housing link below. If you receive a call soliciting you to book a hotel room and provide credit card information through a third party contractor, contact us immediately at 651-999-7376. Do not book with or provide credit card information to a third party.

Top Reasons to Book at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Parking at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Daily parking is available onsite at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park for 36 USD daily. Valet parking is available for 41 USD daily.

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Groups Arriving By Bus

PLEASE NOTE: If your group is arriving by private motorcoach, with more than 15 persons, there are some special provisions.

1) Please be aware that the hotel, mandated by the local union collective bargaining agreement, requires a one-time $7.00 round-trip porterage fee, for each person unloading from the motorcoach. This mandatory fee will be applied to the individual’s hotel bill, or the account for the individual’s organization.    

2) All motorcoaches should arrive and depart via the hotel’s 24th Street Entrance.  This is accessed via 24th Street NW, between Connecticut Avenue NW and Calvert Street NW.  (Buses will not be able to make the turn in the main hotel entrance, at 2660 Woodley Road NW).

3) Bus parking is available at Union Station.  There is no bus parking available at the hotel. 


Please dress comfortably. April temperatures in Washington D.C. are usually 47-67 degrees Fahrenheit with an average temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit (12 degrees Celsius). Business-casual attire is appropriate for most conference events.

Be sure to pack some outdoor clothes to participate in off-site service projects. You never know whether you will be trimming trails or planting trees!


Looking for something fun to do before or after the conference? D.C. has plenty to offer, from the National Mall to museums and exhibits - and you just might see a cherry blossom or two!

At the heart of our nation's capital, the National Mall and Memorial Parks is home to iconic structures and rich history. The National Mall is open 24 hours a day and there are no fees to visit any part of the National Mall and Memorial Parks. Free tickets are required to visit the Washington Monument.

Whether you want to enjoy the sights or expand your mind, D.C. has something for you! See Things to Do or visit the National Parks Service Schedule of Events to join in a free ranger program.

Visit the Iconic Memorials and Monuments:

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Take the train to nearby Dupont Circle, location of many restaurants and shopping.
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