Hotels - Annual Meeting

The AALS 2020 Annual Meeting will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park, our headquarters hotel. We have also negotiated the same affordable room rates at the nearby Washington Hilton and Omni Shoreham hotels. 


Register for the meeting before booking a hotel. After completing your meeting registration, you will receive a confirmation email from AALS with a link to book a hotel reservation online. Book your stay via the link, and our housing service, Destination DC, will email a confirmation within 72 hours.


Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Room rates: $165 single or double occupancy
Suites also available. View floor plans and rates.
Check-In: 4 pm, Check-Out: 11 am

Additional Hotels

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
Room rates: $165 single or double occupancy
Suites also available. View rates.
Check-In: 4 pm, Check-Out: 11 am

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Room rates: $165 single or double occupancy
Suites also available. View rates.
Check-In: 3 pm, Check-Out: 12 pm

Taxes are not included in the room rates above. For more information about each of our Annual Meeting Hotels, see our detailed hotel guide.

Details & Fine Print


The hotels for the Annual Meeting will only accept reservations made through Destination DC via the online link in your registration email. Reservations will be accepted only through online booking. The AALS office is not involved in the hotel booking process.


If you do not receive your hotel booking email, please contact AALS Registration. If you received your hotel booking email but have difficulty booking your reservation online, contact

Please make your hotel reservations by 5 pm Eastern, December 18, 2019.

Cancelling or Changing a Reservation

Reservations may be changed or cancelled after you receive a confirmation email from Destination DC. Prior to December 18 at 5 pm Eastern, please make changes and cancellations using the online housing reservation link, or send an email to the address provided in the confirmation. Cancellations will not be accepted by phone. For changes or cancellations after December 18, please wait until December 26 and call the hotel directly.

Guests may cancel their reservation without penalty by 6 pm on their expected date of arrival. If a guest fails to cancel by 6 pm on their day of arrival or fails to check in on the scheduled arrival date, their credit card will be charged one night’s stay plus tax or the check deposit for one night’s room and tax will be forfeited.

Arrival and Departure

Rooms are available as early as December 30, 2019 and as late as January 6, 2020. Note that only a few rooms are available at the AALS room rate at the beginning and end of this period.

Occupants in Room

If sharing rooms, please designate one person to make the reservation. List all occupants including children and their ages. Children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge in their parent’s room. There is an additional charge of $20 per person for more than two people sharing a room for people over the age of 18. You will need to notify the hotel at check-in if any of the guests in your room are under the age of 18 and exempt from the extra person charge.

Accessibility Accommodations

If anyone in the room needs an access-related accommodation, please indicate the accommodations needed when making your hotel reservation.

Credit Card Guarantee

A valid credit card with an expiration date of January 2020 or later is required to secure your room reservation. Credit cards will not be processed prior to your arrival. Your credit card will be charged one night’s stay plus tax if you fail to cancel by 6 pm on the day of arrival or if you fail to check in on your scheduled arrival date.

Reserving a Suite

The booking website includes brief descriptions of suites available at each hotel.   

Beware of Housing Pirates and Poachers!

Destination DC is the only company that handles AALS Annual Meeting housing for the 2020 Annual Meeting. In the past, registrants have sometimes been contacted with offers for cut-rate housing from companies impersonating AALS or presenting themselves as an alternative to Destination DC. These offers are not valid.

When AALS secures guest rooms at hotels for our Annual Meeting (commonly referred to as room blocks), we research the properties to make certain that our attendees will be adequately accommodated. The room block is established to ensure that guest rooms meet our standards and are offered at the discounted price.

Don’t be misled! If you are contacted by anyone trying to sell you a room for the Annual Meeting, please do not make a reservation or provide a method of payment. We ask that you get as much information as you can about the caller and pass it on Mary Cullen, Associate Director of Meetings.