This year’s Workshop for New Law Teachers will be in person at the Mayflower Hotel! Please visit the COVID Safety page for information about vaccination and masking requirements, cleaning procedures, and more.

As of May 20, 2022 at 5 pm EDT, the AALS guest room block at the Mayflower Hotel is closed. If you need to change or cancel an existing reservation, use the booking link you originally used to make your reservation or call the Mayflower Hotel directly at (202) 347-3000. If you need to cancel your reservation, cancel by 6 pm on your arrival date to avoid being charged for one night room at $289 plus tax at 14.95%.

For new hotel reservations, please check online booking sites such as:

Expedia – Dupont Circle – Dupont Circle
Orbitz – Dupont Circle

Booking a Room 

You must be registered for the Workshop to make a room reservation. After you register, you’ll be sent a confirmation email that will include instructions for booking a hotel reservation at the Mayflower Hotel. 

The hotel accepts American Express, Carte Blanche, Discover, Diners Club, MasterCard, and Visa. A hotel reservation guaranteed by a credit card for late arrival may be cancelled without penalty before 6 pm on your arrival date. If you do not guarantee your reservation with a credit card, your room will be held only until 6 pm on your arrival date.  

All rooms will be subject to established taxes; currently tax is 14.8%. There is a $20 charge for each additional adult in the room beyond two. Children staying in the same room with their parent(s) are free of charge. Hotel check-in time is 3 pm; check-out time is 12 noon. The hotel is smoke-free.  

Commitment to clean at the Mayflower Hotel 

To find out more about Marriott’s commitment to providing guests with a safe environment during the COVID 19 pandemic, please learn more.  

Child Care 

Contact the hotel concierge for information about childcare services. Neither the hotel nor AALS endorses these services, but the hotel provides this information for your reference. 


The Mayflower Hotel has one dining option, the Edgar Bar & Kitchen. Edgar serves traditional American brasserie cuisine in a modern restaurant atmosphere and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

There are many other dining options in the nearby area. Please visit with the concierge for suggestions and reservations and see our list of dining options.

Internet Access 

AALS has arranged for complimentary high-speed internet in the guest rooms. From your guest room, please log into the hotel’s guest room network, type your last name and room number, and then accept the internet charge, even though it is complimentary; no internet charges should appear on the guest room account at checkout. Complimentary wireless internet is also available in the hotel lobby and the meeting space.  

Parking & Transportation 

Parking at the Mayflower Hotel 

The cost of valet parking is $61 overnight and $35 maximum for the day. Recommended nearby off-site parking is located across the street at PMI Parking 1725 Desales St. NW Washington DC 20036. Pricing is $17 for one hour, $25 for 12 hours, and $35 for 24 hours. PMI has valet parking only with unlimited in and out privileges. 

Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) 

The Mayflower is 5 miles and about 15 minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA); estimated taxi fare depending on traffic, is on average $20 each way. All taxicabs dispatched at Reagan Washington National Airport must have and use taxi meters.  

Rideshare Apps such as Uber and Lyft are available at Reagan Washington National Airport. Pickup locations can be found at the green flags located outside on the outer terminal curb. For Terminal A you can meet your ride on the third (outer) curb. For Terminal B or C, you can meet your ride on the Baggage Claim (Arrivals) Level-1st Floor on the outer curb.  

To ride Metro (Washington, DC’s subway system) from Reagan Washington National Airport to The Mayflower, take the Yellow Line (toward Greenbelt) to Gallery Place/Chinatown and change to the Red Line (heading toward Shady Grove) and exit at the Farragut North Metro station. For more information, visit Metro’s website.

Dulles International Airport (IAD) 

The Mayflower is 28 miles and about 30 minutes from Dulles International Airport (IAD). Estimated taxi fare depending on traffic, is on average $80 each way (use metered cab).  

Rideshare Apps such as Uber and Lyft are available at Dulles International Airport. Pickup locations can be found on the ground level outside Baggage Claim. Accessible via doors 2,4, and 6. 

Union Station 

Union Station is about three miles from the Mayflower; taxi fare depending on traffic is approximately $12. Union Station connects Amtrak with Metro (see below). On Metro, take the Red Line directly from Union Station to Dupont Circle Metro station for the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel. For more information about trains with routes to Union Station, visit Amtrak’s website.

The Metro 

The Washington, DC subway system is called Metro. The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel is accessible via the Red Line, on the Farragut North Metro stop. For more information, visit Metro’s website.  

Metro closes at 12:00 am Monday through Thursday, 1:00 am Friday through Saturday, and 12:00 am Sunday. When traveling late at night, be sure to check the scheduled departure time for the last train from your desired stop. The last train often departs before closing, so it is important to allow enough time to enter the system and board the train. Departure times for the last train of the night are posted on the platform kiosk at each metro station.