The Washington Convention Center, which opened in 2003, has more than 2 million square feet of space including 70 meeting rooms, 3 ballrooms, and 5 exhibit halls. This beautiful facility cost $800 million to build and is now the largest building in Washington, DC offering state-of-the art amenities for large and small events.
The DC City Council has approved the public financing component for a new 1,175-room Convention Center Headquarters Hotel. Groundbreaking for the Washington DC Marriott Marquis took place in the fall of 2010 with an opening planned for May 2014.
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801 Mount Vernon Place (At 9th and 7th Sts.), NW
Washington, DC 20001
(800) 368-9000 and (202) 249-3000
The Closest Metro Station is Mount Vernon Square
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There are more than 3,000 parking spaces within a three block radius of the Washington Convention Center. See a list of parking lots and garages
Who Owns and Operates the Convention Center?:
The Washington Convention and Sports Authority owns and manages the Washington Convention Center, which also owns and manages the Stadium-Armory campus including Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, the DC Armory and the surrounding Festival Grounds, as well as serving as the owner and landlord for Nationals Park.
Restaurants Onsite at the Washington Convention Center:
- Wolfgang Puck
- Foggy Bottom Grill
- Tosca Restaurant
- Phillips Seafood
- Nam Viet
What’s Near the Washington Convention Center?:
The Washington Convention Center is located in the heart of Washington, DC, in the Penn Quarter neighborhood, just steps from great hotels, museums, restaurants, and shopping. Chinatown is just one block away and offers a fabulous selection of authentic Chinese restaurants. There are also a wide selection of other restaurants near the Convention Center. Major attractions within walking distance include the Verizon Center and the International Spy Museum.
Hotels within Walking Distance to the Washington Convention Center:
Renaissance Washington DC Hotel
Grand Hyatt Washington
Hamilton Crowne Plaza
J. W. Marriott
Henly Park Hotel
Comfort Inn Downtown DC / Convention Center
Eldon Luxury Suites Hotel