Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
Mutual Concerns
Mutual Concerns

Mutual Concerns

Conference Hotel

Marriott Crystal Gateway
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: 703-920-3230
Toll Free Reservations: 1-877-212-5752 or online

The Marriott Crystal Gateway is located conveniently in Crystal City, Virginia, just three miles south of Washington, DC and the National Mall. The Crystal City Metro can be accessed from the hotel lobby, providing easy transportation to downtown DC. The hotel lobby also provides easy access to the Crystal City Shops, an indoor/outdoor food and shopping mall. Nearby Crystal Drive and The Fashion Center at Pentagon City offer a mix of highly acclaimed restaurants, shopping, and casual dining. Reagan National Airport is one mile (or one metro stop) away from the Marriott Crystal Gateway. Washington Dulles International Airport is located 30 miles west of the hotel. See The Marriott Crystal Gateway for more information.

The room rate has been negotiated to $159 for a standard room. This rate is being offered to conference participants from April 11 — 14. Additional dates at this rate before and after the conference are also being offered, subject to availability. Make your reservation before 6:00 pm EST, Friday, March 21, 2014 to take advantage of the conference rate. Space is limited. You can call toll-free 1-877-212-5752 or reserve online to book accommodations. Ask for a room under the Mutual Concerns of Air and Space Museums Conference to get this special conference rate. Reservations may be canceled before 6:00 pm on the scheduled day of arrival. Room rates are subject to availability after March 21.

Hotel Amenities:
  • Fitness center
  • Indoor/outdoor pool
  • Complimentary guest room Wi-Fi for conference registrants

Parking
On-site parking is available for a rate of $12 per hour and $26 per day. The hotel has extended a 15% parking discount to self-parking charges for all conference participants.
Reagan National Airport Transportation

  • The hotel runs a courtesy shuttle service to and from Reagan National Airport. Shuttle Phone: 1-703-920-3230
  • The Crystal City Metro station can be accessed from the hotel lobby. Ronald Reagan National Airport is one stop away from Crystal City. Fee: $3.10 one way
  • Estimated taxi fare: $10 one way

Washington Dulles International Airport Transportation

  • Washington Flyer shuttle service, $45 one way, reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: $60 one way

If you are interested in sharing a room, please email mutualconcerns@si.edu. We will forward contact information of other interested participants for you to investigate possible room sharing.

Crystal City, VA and Washington, DC as the Destinations
Crystal City, VA, is located just three miles south of downtown Washington, DC. It is a convenient metro ride away from the National Mall, White House, Capitol, and downtown restaurants and shopping. Crystal City and neighboring Pentagon City are also known as the premier shopping and dining districts in Arlington.

Washington, DC, is an eclectic mix of the powerful, political, and cultural. Whether you are a history buff, an art fanatic, or nature lover, the National Mall's many museums, memorials, and parks have something for everyone to enjoy. A metro ride to Dupont Circle or Capitol Hill will make for a night of fine dining in one of the district's many acclaimed restaurants. Or consider extending your trip to take advantage of the many sights just outside the city, such as George Washington's Mount Vernon, Shenandoah National Park, and nearby Richmond and Charlottesville.

Every year Washington welcomes the arrival of spring with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The annual festival, including street performances, demonstrations, and a parade, commemorates the 1912 gift of cherry blossom trees from the people of Japan to the United States as a gesture of friendship and goodwill. The festival also corresponds with the cherry blossom peak bloom, occurring on average in early April.