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 17 and Sunday, October 18.  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, to pick up name tags and tickets to special events. 

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 17, 2015. When making reservations by phone, please say that you are with the “AU Alumni All-American Weekend Room Block.”
Click here to book online

Capella Washington D.C.
1050 31st St., NW
Washington, DC 20007
Rate: When making reservations please mention “AU Visitors Rate”

AU All-American Weekend Amenity: Special welcome amenity exclusive for AU visitors and complimentary ride in our house car to the university.

Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion
4300 Military Road, NW
Washington, DC 20015
Rate: 10% off the best available rate

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.

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-$209.00 per night plus tax (King Deluxe room, single or double).

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 October 1, 2015.

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

Savoy Suites
2505 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Rate: From $169.00- $189 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.