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April 11-13

Disability Policy Seminar


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All you need to know about getting to Washington, DC!




The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel is the official host hotel of the 2016 Disability Policy Seminar
Getting to the Hotel 

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is proud to be the preferred scooter and wheelchair rental service for the Disability Policy Seminar.


The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC, 20001

The Renaissance Hotel is located in the heart of the nation's capital, situated between the White House and Capitol Hill in the Penn Quarter District. The hotel is just a quick walk away from the Verizon Center, the Spy Museum, Chinatown, the National Portrait Gallery, and the world-famous National Mall monuments. Experience the historically and culturally rich area during your stay by taking a walk on the National Mall, having dinner at one of Chinatown's restaurants, hiking beside the Potomac River to enjoy some nature, or taking the metro to the Zoo.

The Renaissance Hotel is sold out of sleeping rooms under our negotiated block.Before booking at another property we would strongly suggest that you check with the Renaissance first for availability as inventory changes daily. 


Room Rate: $298 + tax/night for single or double occupancy

BOOK YOUR ROOM ONLINE - Check availability

Online Reservations

To make a reservation online, you will go to the DPS reservation webpage. Follow the prompts to enter your check in and out dates, etc. Select Find and the next page will show a "Standard Guest Room or ADA Room" selection with the $298/night rate. Your selection of accessible accommodations (i.e. roll-in shower), double or king room type, etc. must be entered under the "special request" section during your booking process. Follow the additional prompts to complete your reservation.

ADA Reservations

Follow the above instructions. Then choose an ADA room from the booking page if one is required. Then ADA requests such as a roll-in shower or the specific request of a double or king room must then be indicated in the "Other Information/Additional Requests" section.

When reserving an accessible room or making any accessible accommodation requests, it is strongly recommended to follow up with the hotel via phone to ensure that your request was entered correctly in their system. The Renaissance DC has 24 ADA rooms which includes 8 double rooms with a roll-in shower and 2 king rooms with a roll-in shower. All of the hotel's roll-in shower rooms are in the DPS room block. If you have any issues with booking an accessible room, please contact Robin Powers at CMIG via email (robin@cmig.com) or phone at 919.782.9417.

Phone Reservations

To make a reservation by phone, call the Renaissance/Marriott Group Reservations office at 800-393-2505. Mention the name of the meeting (Disability Policy Seminar), that it's at the DC Renaissance, and the dates you would like to reserve to get the negotiated rate of $298/night. Please be very specific with any additional requests or accommodations.

Disability Accommodations

The Renaissance DC has 24 ADA rooms: 13 with a king bed (8 of these have a roll-in shower) and 11 with double beds (2 of these have roll-in showers). All of the hotels' roll-in shower rooms are in the DPS room block.

Additional accessibility features, as listed on the hotel's website:

  • Accessible guest rooms have a 32 inch wide opening
  • Guest room strobe light smoke detectors & door knockers
  • Guest room vibrating alarm clocks & lamp-telephone flashers
  • Telephone amplifiers
  • Close Caption devices for televisions
  • Induction loop system
  • Notched room keys & a TDD reservation phone line
  • Braille publications: restaurant menus, guest room directories, telephone directories, television instructions
  • Fitness center entrance is accessible
  • Main entrance is accessible
  • Registration desk and the pathway to it are accessible
  • Restaurants, lounges, spa, business center entrance, and meeting spaces are all accessible
  • Service animals allowed for persons with disabilities
  • Hotel has on site accessible self-parking
  • Route to accessible guest rooms is accessible
  • Sensitivity training is provided to all employees

Hotel Meal Options

In addition to many food and gathering options in the Penn Quarter neighborhood, the Renaissance has several options for guests wishing to eat at the hotel.

  • Food court: accessible from the meeting room level, open Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:00pm.
  • Starbucks Coffee House: lobby level, open daily for breakfast and lunch
  • Fifteen Squares Restaurant: lobby level, open daily for breakfast and lunch
  • Presidents Sports Bar: lobby level, open for lunch and dinner
  • Liberty Market: lobby level, open for lunch and dinner
  • In-room dining
  • More information here on hotel and local area dining options.


Getting There

The Renaissance Hotel is located in the heart of the nation's capital, situated between the White House and Capitol Hill in the Penn Quarter District. For information on airports, driving directions and more please visit the Renaissance Maps & Transportation page.

Hotel Parking

Both Self-park and Valet parking are available.
Self-parking: $35.00/day
Valet Parking: $45.00/day

Please be aware, both parking options are based upon availability. Additional parking garages are available in the immediate area once hotel garage reaches capacity.

Very Important Information Regarding Parking

The maximum height for all parking is 6’5”. Parking for oversized vehicles & accessible vans is available at the Marriott Metro Center or Union Station.

Public transportation and parking

Street parking is very limited in this area. Public Transportation is advised. Metro Stations nearby: Gallery Place - Chinatown (Red, Green, and Yellow lines). View routes, the metro system map, and calculate your fares here.

About the Penn Quarter District

The Penn Quarter District is a restored historic neighborhood. Because it is so close to the Verizon center, the area has become a hub for arts and entertainment. There are plenty art galleries and theatres around if you are interested in cultural experiences. The neighborhood also features many different restaurants, nightclubs and trendy stores.

Requesting a Wheelchair Accessible Taxi in Washington, DC

To request a wheelchair accessible taxi in Washington, DC, you can call Royal Taxi at 1-202-398-0500 or Yellow Paratransit at 1-202-544-1213. You can also reserve a taxi online or download the Taxi Magic mobile app. Taxi services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visit Requesting a Wheelchair Accessible Taxi in Washington, DC