Travel and Accommodations

How to get to AU

American University is located at the intersection of Massachusetts and Nebraska Avenues, NW, in Washington, D.C. Our street address is 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW.

Parking is available in the Nebraska Ave. parking lot, located at the corner of Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues, NW. There are also multiple parking garages at the School of International Service, Katzen Arts Center and Bender Arena. 
Campus is also accessible via the free AU shuttle from the Tenleytown stop on Metro's Red Line. Please visit for schedules, fares, and point-to-point directions.

Several Metro bus lines also run right by campus, including the M4, N2, N3, N4, N6, and N8.

Need to rent a car?

Alamo offers unlimited mileage and year-round discounts off retail rates to American University alumni. Contact Alamo at 1-800-354-2322. Be sure to request ID #706768 at the time of reservation.

National offers unlimited mileage and up to 15% off rental to American University alumni. Contact National at 1-877-222-9058 to make a reservation and be sure to use the ID #5282865 to receive your discount.

Where to Stay near AU

Below is a list of suggested hotels close to American University's campus. When you call, indicate your affiliation with American University to receive the AU rate. We do not reserve a block of rooms, but have a long-standing discount for alumni. October is a very busy month in Washington, D.C., so be sure to make your hotel arrangements as soon as possible.

Carlyle Suites Hotel
731 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Rate: From $189.00 plus tax per night. 
To make your reservation please click here.

Just blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro, the Carlyle Suites Hotel features 170 spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens.

Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion
4300 Military Road, NW
Washington, DC 20015
Rate: $239.00 plus tax per night. 

Promotional Code: For phone reservation use Corporate ID-05600005012. For online bookings please click here.
Located across the street from the Friendship Heights Metro, the Embassy Suites is in the heart of the Chevy Chase shopping district. When booking your room, please provide the discount code AMU. 

Fairmont Washington, DC
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Rate: $225.00 plus tax per night.  Promotion Code: NAMU

Located near the Foggy Bottom Metro, the Fairmont Washington, DC is ideal for visitors who plan on spending time sightseeing while in D.C. When making reservations, please request the American University rate.

Hilton Garden Inn Washington/Bethesda
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD 20814
Rate: $119.00 plus tax per night.  

Located one block from the Bethesda Metro Station, the Hilton Garden Inn is also only three miles from main campus. Secure your accommodation with the group promo code: 2646986.

Holiday Inn Georgetown
2101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Rate: $109.00 per night plus tax. Rate valid until 9/18/2013. 

Located halfway between AU and Georgetown University, the Holiday Inn Georgetown offers convenient access via car or bus to all D.C. has to offer.

Hotel Madera
1310 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone:(202) 296-7600
Rate: $169.00 plus tax per night. 

Hotel Palomar
212 P Street
Washington, DC 20037
Rate: $189.00 for the deluxe room and $219.00 Executive room plus tax per night. 

Marriott Courtyard Chevy Chase
5520 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Rate: $119.00 for the King Bed or two Queen Beds plus tax per night. When making reservations please say that you are with the “AU Alumni All-American Weekend Room Block.”

Savoy Suites
2505 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Rate: From $179.00 plus tax per night.
Make your reservation here. 
The closest hotel to campus, the Savoy Suites offer complimentary guest parking and shuttle service to and from AU. If phoning in your reservation, be sure to mention the American University Alumni Weekend discounted rate.

The Mansion on O Street
2020 O St NW 
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 496-2020
Rate: 280.00 plus tax. Please contact Carlita Pitts at to make reservation. 

Topaz Hotel
1733 N St NW
 Washington, DC 2003
(202) 393-3000
Rate: $179.00 plus tax per night.