SHAFR 2017- Washington, DC Guide

Hotel and Booking Information:

The 2017 SHAFR annual meeting will be held from June 22-24 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia. The LEED-certified Capital View is located at 2800 South Potomac Avenue, two miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (airport code DCA). There is complimentary hotel shuttle service every 20 minutes between 7 am and 11 pm to DCA and the Crystal City Metro (Blue and Yellow Metro lines). In the lobby, SOCCi Urban Italian Kitchen and Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while Espressamente illy Coffee House serves coffee and light fare during the day. A 24-hour fitness center and heated indoor pool are also available on site, and there is complimentary wi-fi access in the lobby. SHAFR hotel guests will receive complimentary internet access in their sleeping rooms.

The Renaissance Arlington Capital View is ADA compliant. All meeting spaces will be held on one level and are accessible via elevators connected to the lobby level and guest rooms. There are a total of eight ADA king rooms, three of which have a roll-in shower/shower chair. In addition, eighteen king rooms are hearing accessible. Please contact the conference coordinator if you have any other questions regarding accessibility.

New this year: a hospitality suite for parents of babies and small children will be available throughout the conference

Conference room rates are $165/night, single or double occupancy, plus tax. The tax rate is currently 13%. The deadline for receiving the conference rate is June 1, 2017. Please note that the hotel is required to honor the reduced rate until this date OR until all the rooms in the SHAFR block have been booked. Once the block is fully booked, the hotel will offer rooms at its usual rate, if any are available, or may even be completely full. Please make your reservation as early as you can.

Reservations can be made by calling 1 (800) 228-9290, and mentioning "SHAFR 2017." Online booking is available HERE.


The hotel is located at 2800 South Potomac Avenue in Arlington (point-to-point driving directions).

Parking at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View for SHAFR registrants is $18/day for self-parking or $20/day valet.

Regional Airports:

Reagan National Airport is just two miles from the Renaissance Arlington Capital View, and the hotel provides a complimentary airport shuttle.

The Crystal Gateway Marriott operates the airport shuttle for the Renaissance Arlington Capital View. Look for a gray van with white logo and lettering.

Shuttles operate 7 days a week. Shuttles pick up AT the airport beginning at 5:00 AM, departing at 5:00, 5:30, and 6:00 AM, then every 20 minutes throughout the day until 9:00 PM. From 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM, shuttles run every 20 minutes but are on-call. Pick up and drop off at Terminal A (hotel shuttle area) or Gates 5 and 9 on Level 1 of Terminal B & C. Guests will automatically be picked up at the airport, but guests at the hotel who need to go to the airport must call the shuttle for service. See the reservations desk for assistance.

Terminal A: From Terminal A Baggage Claim (street level), proceed outside and cross the center median. All hotel shuttle services pick up and drop off in this area.

Terminal B (Door 5): From Terminal B Baggage Claim (lower level), proceed just outside of Door #5. The shuttle service picks up and drops off guests in this designated area.

Terminal C (Door 9): From Terminal C Baggage Claim (lower level), proceed just outside of Door #5 or Door #9 (whichever is closer). The shuttle service picks up and drops off in this designated area.

Dulles International Airport is approximately 28 miles from the Renaissance Arlington Capital View. The hotel does NOT provide shuttle service to/from Dulles. Super Shuttle (reservations required) shared-ride fare is estimated at $30 one way. Taxi fare is estimated at $60 one way. You can also take the Silver Line Express from the Arrivals Level Door 4 of the Main Terminal Building to the Wiehle Avenue/Reston East Metro Station. Fare is $5 one way and the trip is about 10 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Then transfer to the Metro (additional fare applies), take it inbound to Rosslyn and transfer to the Blue line toward Franconia/Springfield. Exit at Crystal City and follow the directions for the hotel Metro shuttle below. The Metro trip may take up to 1 hour.

Metro system information:

Arriving via Metro? Take the Yellow or Blue Line to Crystal City. Exit the station and pick up the complimentary hotel shuttle outside where the city buses stop. Click here for an illustration of the pick up site. Check out the Live Shuttle Tracker! Metro shuttle service begins at 7 AM, departing from the hotel, and runs every 20 minutes throughout the day until 11 PM.

Follow this link for information about arrival via Amtrak: Acela Express



Crystal City is an urban neighborhood south of downtown Washington, D.C., and is home to office buildings, residential high-rise buildings, and many shops and restaurants.

The Crystal City Shops comprise an interesting mix of highly acclaimed restaurants and over one hundred stores and services. Located in Arlington, Virginia just off Jefferson Davis Highway, the Crystal City Shops stretch several blocks along Crystal Drive between 12th and 23rd Streets, five minutes from downtown Washington, DC, Old Town Alexandria and Reagan National Airport.

The Crystal City Walkabout is a self-guided walking tour of this unique neighborhood, which sits along the Potomac River.