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Housing

Please take a few minutes to read the housing instructions below before making your reservations. Thank you.

 

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The ACTFL Convention offers a great selection of hotels are all within walking distance of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to save you on transportation costs. We know there is a lot of competition, but here’s why it’s important that you stay within the ACTFL block:

  • Room rates offered for the ACTFL Convention are very competitive and we are able to offer you the best rates in our hotel block during the convention. Remember no payment is required when you make your room reservations.
  • Booking rooms outside the block can hurt ACTFL financially. ACTFL sets aside room blocks in hotels to guarantee that attendees will have a room available during the Convention. Room blocks also guarantee to the host city that several thousand of their hotel rooms will be booked. If ACTFL doesn’t fill its room block commitment, there are severe financial penalties. 
  • Reduced room reservations give ACTFL less bargaining power for future years and also increase the cost for the rental of the convention center and meeting space at the headquarter hotel. These penalties ultimately could be passed on to attendees through increased registration fees as well as room rates.

For best availability and immediate confirmation, make your reservation online.  Requests received via fax or mail may take longer to process.  All hotel requests are processed on an availability basis. Please note that the Destination DC/Passkey is ACTFL’s official housing company. Also, please note that no one will contact you directly via phone/email to book your hotel room(s) or offer you a “special discounted conference rate.” There are multiple scamming companies that call and/or email exhibitors claiming to represent ACTFL housing. To be clear, these companies are in no way affiliated with ACTFL. Please disregard any calls or emails you may receive.

PHONE/FAX/MAIL RESERVATIONS

Phone: To make your hotel reservations by phone, please call toll free 833-296-1108; International 704-909-7912

Fax: Send completed Hotel Reservation Form to ACTFL/Destination DC Housing Bureau at 202-789-7037

Email: Send a PDF of completed form to Housing@Destinationdc.com

Mail: Completed Hotel Reservation Form with payment must be mailed to:

ACTFL/Destination DC Housing Bureau
901 7th Street, Suite 400
Washington DC 20001

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RESERVATION

If an email address is provided on your hotel reservation, an email confirmation will be sent immediately after completing the reservation. For reservations without an email address, they will be mailed and can take longer to receive. Please review all information for accuracy. If you do not receive your confirmation within this time frame or have any changes to your reservation, please call 833-296-1108.

ROOM RATES/TAX

To take advantage of the special ACTFL rates, you must book your reservation through the ACTFL/Destination DC Housing Bureau and by Monday, October 28, 2019. After that date, ACTFL room blocks will be released and hotels may charge higher rates.

CREDIT CARD GUARANTEE

Please provide a valid credit card to hold your reservation for guarantee only. Credit card MUST be valid through November 2019.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

Reservations must be cancelled at least 72 hours prior to the day of arrival in order to avoid loss of one night’s room and tax. Early departures are subject to a penalty fee set by the hotel.

CHANGES/NEW RESERVATIONS CUTOFF

Continue to use ACTFL Housing for new reservations, changes, and cancellations until October 28, 2019.  Note: Requests for new reservations will be on an availability basis at time of booking. After October 28, 2019, new reservations, changes and cancellations must be directed to your confirmed hotel.

ACTFL OFFICIAL HOTELS

This is just a list and does not reflect the hotel availability. For actual availability, please click the 'Make Reservations' button above or call (833) 296-1108 U.S. toll free; (704) 909-7912 International.

Marriott Marquis
$249 sgl/$271 dbl

Renaissance Washington Downtown
$242 sgl/$265 dbl

Washington Marriott Metro Center
$230 sgl/$252 dbl

Grand Hyatt Hotel
$245 sgl/dbl

Cambria Hotel DC Convention Center
$199 sgl/dbl

Courtyard Washington Downtown CC
$209 sgl/dbl

Residence Inn Washington Downtown
$214 sgl/dbl

Embassy Suites DC Convention Center
$225 sgl/dbl