Venue & Travel

The 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting will take place at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD. National Harbor, MD is a suburb of Washington, DC, located approximately 10 miles from The National Mall in Washington, DC.

View of National Harbor from the Water

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745


A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Gaylord National Resort. Please check back for the on-line booking link. Do not book outside of the block.

All reservations must be made by the cut-off of Saturday, October 10, 2020.

$219/night Single/Double (plus taxes & fees)

A daily resort fee is included in your guest room rate. This fee will cover several in-room amenities which include high speed internet access, unlimited local and domestic long-distance telephone calls, daily newspaper at elevator landings, designated complimentary in-room beverages, Fitness Center access & pool, and a coupon book for the local area valued with a savings of $100.

Advanced Deposit: you will be charged a one night’s room and tax advance deposit at the time of booking in order to guarantee their room reservation.

If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason you may do so (3) three days before arrival, 72-hours. Once you have your cancellation number and the hotel is notified, your one night’s room and tax advance deposit charge will be refunded to them.

You will receive your credit within 3-5 business days to the method of payment initially provided when making their reservation.

Getting Here

By Plane

The closest airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) located 6.9 miles away from the Gaylord National.

Please be aware that traffic can be very heavy around the DC Area.  Heavy traffic times vary but are typically between 6am-10am and 3pm-5pm.   Plan travel accordingly and note that some transportation costs (i.e. Uber/Lyft) may vary depending on travel times.

Super Shuttle is available for approximately $18/person (one way); reservation required. Taxi fare is approximately $28 (one way) from DCA.  The hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Other Nearby Airports:

  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) 35 miles
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) 42 miles

Super Shuttle is available from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) for approximately $44 (one way) and from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) for approximately $45 (one way).  The hotel does not provide shuttle service to/from airports.

By Train

The closest Amtrak station is located in Alexandria, Virginia (Amtrak Station ALX) located 5.6 miles NW from the Gaylord. Taxis, Uber & Lyft are available from the train station.

By Metro

The closest Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) stop is Braddock Road Station located 4.8 miles NW from the Gaylord. Taxis, Uber & Lyft are available from the Metro station.


On-site parking at the Gaylord is $30 daily for self-parking and $49 for valet. There are other parking garages within walking distance of the hotel that are also available.


About National Harbor

National Harbor, Maryland was developed about ten years ago as a brand-new 350-acre resort community on the Potomac River. It is located just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and is approximately 12 miles from downtown Washington, DC.

Water taxi service is available to Georgetown and Alexandria, Virginia.

The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center offers so much to do under one roof and The National Harbor area is home to more than 40 dining spots and 160 retailers.

Gaylord National registered overnight guests can enjoy free transportation to MGM and Tanger Outlets on the Harbor Circulator Bus as part of the resort fee.

Click here to learn more about National Harbor Area Attractions.