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.

We encourage our guests to use public transportation and ask you to consider alternative methods such as the Metro and the AU Shuttle to get to campus. The AU Shuttle is located at 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.

Parking will be open on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23.  For directions to campus, click here.  

All events will have a visitor check-in table for your convenience. Guests arriving on Friday and Saturday are encouraged to stop by the All-American Weekend Hospitality Center at the Friedheim Quad in front of the Mary Graydon Center.

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.

Marriott Courtyard Chevy Chase
5520 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
301-656-1500, ext. 7000
Rate: $119.00 for the King Bed or two Queen Beds plus tax per night.

Must reserve by September 21, 2016. When making reservations by phone, please say that you are with the “AU Alumni All-American Weekend Room Block.”
Click here to book online

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 using this special AU alumni reservation link. Guests can also call reservations at 1-888-440-1834 and mention the group code AU.

Hotel Palomar, a Kimpton Hotel
2121 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Rate: From $199-$289 per night plus tax (Deluxe Room or Executive Queen Queen).

Hotel Palomar is a boutique hotel located in Dupont Circle in downtown Washington, D.C.                                  

Guests can call reservations at 877-866-3070 and ask for the AU All-American Weekend rate. Rates valid until September 21, 2016.
You may also secure your accommodation using this special AU alumni reservation link.

Glover Park (formerly Savoy Suites)
2505 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Rate: From $139.00 per night plus tax

The closest hotel to campus, Glover Park offers complimentary guest parking and shuttle service to and from AU. 
Make your reservation here. If phoning in your reservation, be sure to mention the American University Alumni Weekend discounted rate.

Bethesda Court Hotel
7740 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Rate: Weekday rate of $189.00 per night.  Weekend rate of $129.00 per night. 

Located 3 miles from campus, the Bethesda Court Hotel offers free sedan service within a 2 mile radius of the hotel (AU guests can request drop service at the Friendship Heights Metro station).  All rooms are newly remodeled and include free continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, a microwave, refrigerator, and Keurig coffee machine.      
Make your reservations by email or call 301-656-2100 (mention AU Alumni weekend in your reservation).