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 18 and Sunday, October 19.  For directions to campus, see Temporary parking passes are available for those who need to park on campus on Friday, October 17.  Passes are complimentary and should be requested when you register for the weekend.  You will receive additional instructions and the parking location with your pass via email the week prior to All-American Weekend.  

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, to pick up name tags and tickets to special events. 

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.

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.”

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

Located next to the Friendship Heights Metro, the Embassy Suites is in the heart of the Chevy Chase shopping district. 
Promotional Code: For phone reservation use Corporate Account ID 0002849915. For online bookings please click here.

Hilton Garden Inn Washington/Bethesda
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD 20814
Rate: $109.00 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

Holiday Inn Georgetown
2101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Rate: $149.00 per night plus tax. Rate valid until 9/17/2013. 

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.
Guests can call reservations at 1-877-531-2705 and ask for American University, block code AU4. 
You may also secure your accommodation using this special AU alumni reservation link

Hotel Palomar, a Kimpton Hotel
2121 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Rate: From $149.00 per night plus tax (deluxe room with one Queen bed). Rates valid until October 1, 2014.

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.
You may also secure your accommodation using this special AU alumni reservation link.

Savoy Suites
2505 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Rate: From $159.00 per night plus tax.

The closest hotel to campus, the Savoy Suites offer 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.