NIST Center for Neutron Research

2014 NCNR/NSF Summer School Housing Information

Registration for the Summer School will be on July 13, 2014 from 4-7 pm. Please, plan your trip accordingly.

NIST offers some useful visitor information.


We have reserved a block of rooms, at the NIST rate of $125 (plus 12% tax) per night, at:

Holiday Inn Gaithersburg
2 Montgomery Village Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Tel: (301) 948-8900
Fax: (301) 258-1940
Book online at: NCNR Summer School

Accepted students will be asked to contact the hotel directly to make reservations. Accepted students will be asked to contact the hotel directly to make reservations. Reservations must be made on or before Friday May 9, 2014. When making reservations students should state that they will be attending the NIST NCNR Summer School and that they are entitled to the special room rate.

Students should arrive on Sunday July 13 and leave Friday July 18.

The room rate includes a daily buffet style breakfast and two dinners (Monday & Wednesday). The hotel provides shuttle service to and from the Shady Grove Metro station until 7:30 p.m. Shuttle reservations should be made with the hotel a day in advance.

Air Travel and Car Rental:

Participants that have been approved for financial assistance should follow the instructions in the Financial Assistance Information. Participants not approved for financial assistance should make their own arrangements.

There are three major airports in the Baltimore/Washington DC area; Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International (BWI).

Transportation between the airport and hotel:

For students flying into Reagan National or Dulles, the Washington DC Metro is a good option. Reagan National has a subway station located at the terminal. A short bus ride takes you to a subway station from Dulles. To arrive at the Shady Grove Station on the "Red Line" takes roughly 60 minutes from either airport. Please check WMATA for the most recent schedule and fare information.

Van service is available to Gaithersburg from all three major airports. Please call for current rates.

Transportation between the hotel and NIST:

Transportation to and from the hotel will be provided by NIST daily. Departure times will be posted once the schedule is finalized.