Travel Information

Getting to the Convention Center

You’re in luck. As one of the country’s most accessible cities, Washington is surrounded by three major airports, Amtrak and a first-rate subway system, Metro. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place in downtown DC, right across from Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square.


There are over 3000 parking spaces in a three block radius of the facility. These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. Download the parking map (pdf).


Yellow/Green line: Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center

Download the Metro Map (pdf)

Visit for schedule

Guaranteed Parking

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center has partnered with PARKING PANDA, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking for events. VIEW REAL-TIME AVAILABILITY AND PRICING at many convenient locations nearby.

Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever. Parking availability is very limited, so it is strongly recommended that you PURCHASE YOUR PARKING in advance, if driving.

Air Travel / Airports

Reagan National Airport

Airport code: DCA

5 miles from convention center

Washington Dulles International Airport

Airport code: IAD

28 miles from convention center

Baltimore Washington International Airport

Airport code: BWI

40 miles from convention center

Ground transportation

(rates are estimated)

Reagan National Airport

Taxi fare: $ 25 (one way)

SuperShuttle: $18 (one way) reservations needed

Washington Dulles International Airport

Taxi fare: $70 (one way)

SuperShuttle: $44 (one way) reservations needed

Baltimore Washington International Airport

Taxi fare: $70 (one way)

SuperShuttle: $45 (one way) reservations needed


Below are hotels with negotiated rates especially for Breakthroughs exhibitors.  These rates are available until May 31, 2017, subject to availability.   See a map below showing the locations of each of the hotels below, or download a .pdf copy.  All hotels are within walking distance, or Metro stop, to the convention center.  For added convenience, exclusive conference shuttles will run between hotels that are 7 or more blocks away from the center.


An official link to the Breakthroughs housing system, Passkey, will be available in the confirmation of all registered exhibiting booth staff.   Below are hotels and rates.  Please book your room ONLY through this link.

Note: any outside attempts to offer rooms at “conference rates” are from entities not associated with Premier or the Breakthroughs Conference.  Beware of these types of communications.  The only official way to reserve rooms for the Breakthroughs Conference is through the link supplied in exhibiting booth staff registration confirmations.

Residence Washington DC

$294 per night (plus applicable tax)

2 blocks from convention center

Embassy Suites

$299 per night (plus applicable tax)

3 blocks from convention center

Hampton Inn Washington DC Downtown Convention Center

$299 per night (plus applicable tax)

4 blocks from convention center

Washington Plaza

$295 per night (plus applicable tax)

7 blocks from convention center

Courtyard Washington Embassy Row

$235 per night (plus applicable tax)

8 blocks from convention center

Washington Marriott at Metro Center

$284 per night (plus applicable tax)

8 blocks from convention center

Washington Court

$285 per night (plus applicable tax)

9 blocks from convention center

Hyatt Place Washington DC/White House

$299 per night (plus applicable tax)

10 blocks from convention center

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

$295 per night (plus applicable tax)

12 blocks from convention center

Be sure to make your hotel reservation by using the link contained in your exhibiting booth staff registration confirmation.

If you have questions, please contact the Premier Solution Center at 877.777.1552.