National Institutes of Health
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland



Hilton Garden Inn Bethesdaexternal link
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD 20814

Group Code: SCT
Group Rate: $226, Tax 13%
For Reservations: 301-654-8111 or 1-800-222-8733
Cut-off-date: Monday, May 24, 2010 (After this date, rooms may not be available or be available at the group rate.)

A number of hotels are convenient to the NIH campus.

American Inn of Bethesdaexternal link
8130 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
3016569300  Tollfree: 8003237081

Bethesda Court Hotelexternal link
7740 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
3016562100 Tollfree: 8008740050

Doubletree Hotel Bethesdaexternal link
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
3016522000  Tollfree: 8009557359


Bethesda Marriottexternal link
5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
3018979400  Tollfree: 8002289290

Hyatt Regency Bethesdaexternal link (1 stop away)
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814
3016571234  Tollfree: 8002331234

The Legacy Hotelexternal link (3 stops away)
1775 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

Bethesda North Marriottexternal link (2 stops away)
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, MD 20852
3018229200 Tollfree: 8008598003

Residence Inn Bethesdaexternal link (1 stop away)
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
3017180200 Tollfree: 8003313131


Hilton Washington DC/Rockvilleexternal link (3 stops away)
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
3014681100  Tollfree: 8004458664


Getting to the Conference The Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) is located on the main campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH, like all Federal government facilities, has security measures in place to ensure the safety of all employees, patients, and visitors.

All visitors must go through a security screening, so please allow extra time to get on campus. You will need to show valid government-issued photo identification (i.e. driver's license, passport, or other government agency ID). Read complete details regarding NIHs security screening.

Because visitor parking is severely limited, you are encouraged to take public transportation. The Metrorail subway systemexternal link has a station (Medical Center) on the NIH campus.

Getting to DC

By Air
The Washington, DC area is served by three major airports:

Ronald Reagan Washington Nationalexternal link
Washington Dulles Internationalexternal link
Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Internationalexternal link

Travel time from all three airports to the Bethesda area hotels and the NIH campus is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

By Train
Bethesda area hotels and the NIH campus are approximately 45 minutes from Union Stationexternal link.

By Taxi
From Ronald Regan Washington National Airport: 21 miles to NIH; fare is approximately $40
From Dulles International Airport: 28 miles to NIH; fare is approximately $50
From Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport: 35 miles to NIH; fare approximately $70

Airport Shuttle to NIH or Hotel
In most cases, airport shuttles will cost less than a taxi. Several shuttle services, including the two listed below, operate to and from the local airports. You may visit the websites or call the 800 number prior to travel to make necessary arrangements.

Super Shuttleexternal link : 1-800-258-3826
The Airport Shuttle, Incexternal link : 1-800-776-0323

Directions to NIH Campus
Metrorail service is available from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and from Union Station (railway). Take Metro's Red Line to the Medical Center station. The station's escalators come out on the NIH campus. Please proceed to the NIH Gateway Center, which is located adjacent to the Medical Center station.

View the NIH Campus Map

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