Hotel | Travel

Escape Velocity 2018 will be held on May 25 – 27, 2018

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

(301) 965-4000 – room reservations
Room block: Museum of Science Fiction

Online room reservations – click here

For all people attending Escape Velocity, we will have several night time events for you to dance and party the night away. To enjoy all the festivities, consider staying at the hotel and make it a Staycation!

National Harbor

National Harbor is an incredible water-front destination with a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
Shopping at Tanger Outlet Center National Harbor is just a few minutes away. Click here for shopping directory.
More information on National Harbor and amenities can be found here.

Parking

National Harbor’s parking facilities rates and parking map can be found here.

Room Description and Amenities

Gaylord National’s luxurious guest rooms blend classical design and residential comfort, with custom furnishings and rich fabrics. These deluxe guest rooms are uniquely designed and richly decorated to complement the heritage of the Chesapeake region.

32″ plasma TV
Unlimited free local and US long distance calls
Complementary in-room beverages
Fitness center and pool access
Daily newspaper and refrigerator
High-speed Internet access
In-room safe (to hold and charge laptop)
Two data ports, two-line telephones (one cordless)
Coupon book with savings valued at $100
More information on the Gaylord’s rooms can be found here.

Bell Cart Usage

Please note: while the Gaylord will be heavily staffed to assist you on arrival, the Gaylord will not have bell carts available for use by hotel guests (bell carts are only allowed in rear service areas and for use by the Gaylord staff only). If large items need to be moved during the weekend from hotel rooms to the exhibition space, a $25 per cart charge will be charged to the individual guest room (cash payments are also accepted).

Travel

Gaylord National is a 15-minute drive from Reagan National Airport and within a 45-minute drive from Dulles and Baltimore Washington International Airports. Shuttle service and taxi service are available from either airport to the hotel. Hertz is a Gaylord Hotels preferred partner for car rentals. And for a unique day trip, take a water taxi across the Potomac to historic Old Town Alexandria.

Ground Transportation

From Washington, DC

Take I-295 South for approximately 5.5 miles
Take National Harbor Exit 1B
Once on National Harbor property, turn right on St. George Street
Follow signs to Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

From Maryland

Merge onto I-495 S / I-95 S (Capital Beltway – Inner Loop) toward Richmond
The lanes will divide after you pass Exit 4. Make sure stay in the right lanes in order to follow the ‘Local Lanes’
Take National Harbor Exit 2A
Once on National Harbor property, turn right on St. George Street
Follow signs to Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

From Virginia

Merge onto I-495 E/ I-95 N (Capital Beltway – Outer Loop) toward Baltimore
As you are approaching the Woodrow Wilson Bridge stay in the right hand lanes in order to take the ‘Local Lanes’
Cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge
Take National Harbor Exit 2A
Once on National Harbor property, turn right on St. George Street
Follow signs to Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

From Reagan National Airport

Follow signs to George Washington Parkway South (to Alexandria)

Take GW Pkwy South toward Alexandria
Veer Right at the sign to Slaters Lane. Take a Right at the traffic light onto Slaters Lane
Follow signs to US Route 1 South and merge onto US Route 1 South (N. Henry Street). Proceed on Henry Street through Old Town Alexandria
Follows signs to I-95 N (Maryland)
Veer Right at signs toward I-95
Veer Left toward I-95 (Baltimore/Maryland signs) and merge onto I-95 N /I-495 E (Capital Beltway – Outer Loop)
As you are approaching the Woodrow Wilson Bridge stay in the right hand lanes in order to take the ‘Local Lanes
Cross Woodrow Wilson Bridge
Take National Harbor Exit 2A
Once on National Harbor property, turn right on St. George Street
Follow signs to Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

From Dulles International Airport

Follow Airport Exit signs
Take VA-267 East toward and follow signs to I-495 South toward Richmond
Take I-495 S (Capital Beltway – Outer Loop) toward Richmond
Continue on Capital Beltway, but merge with I-495 E/ I-95 N toward Baltimore
As you are approaching the Woodrow Wilson Bridge stay in the right hand lanes in order to take the ‘Local Lanes’
Cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge
Take National Harbor Exit 2A
Once on National Harbor property, turn right on St. George Street
Follow signs to Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

Water Taxi from Old Town Alexandria

The Potomac Riverboat Company provides daily service between Old Town Alexandria in Virginia and the Gaylord National Hotel National Harbor in Maryland. The Old Town Alexandria to National Harbor Water Taxi normally operates aboard the Lady Josephine and … Take the Water Taxi to the Capital Wheel at National Harbor!

Shuttle Service

The Gaylord offers continuous shuttle service to the:

Old Post Office (1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW)
Union Station (H. Street and 2nd Street NE)

Seven days a week: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Departing from the Gaylord National Main Entrance on the hour, every hour.

One-way tickets: $13
Round-trip tickets: $20
Unlimited, 3-Day Pass: $49

Shuttle service is also available to and from Reagan National Airport (DCA) daily from 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
More information on the easiest way for you to get the the Gaylord can be found here.

Accessibility

For attendees with handicap or accessibility needs, a special-access registration line and a badge ribbon will provide priority line privileges, seating, Gaylord handicap facility access, and other accommodations. Please present your ADA card on arrival to be directed to the correct registration area.