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2013 National Gathering: Venues & Accommodations

Venues

The main venue for the 2013 National Gathering is the new Mead Center for American Theater. The performing arts facility is the home of the Tony Award-winning Arena Stage. The complex houses three theaters—the Kogod, the Fichandler, and the Kreeger—which will be used for various National Gathering activities.

The older theaters, the Fichandler and the Kreeger, were designed by legendary architect Hary Weese, who also designed the Washington area's Metro system. Canadian architect Bing Thom designed the Mead Center, adding a third theater, the Kogod, and covering the entire complex with a soaring roof and a glass sheath.

Some of the 2013 National Gathering events, such as the Sunday worship service on June 9, will be held at the Capitol Skyline, one of the National Gathering hotels.

 

Mead Center for the American Theater
1101 Sixth Street, SW,
Washington, DC 20024
www.arenastage.org

 

Capitol Skyline
10 Eye Street SW,
Washington, DC 20024
www.capitolskyline.com

 

Accommodations

Participants can book one of following hotels when registering for the 2013 National Gathering:

 

Capitol Skyline Hotel

This boutique hotel is four blocks from the Mead Center and five blocks from the Southwest Waterfront Metro station on the Green Line. The hotel is known for its rooftop pool and interiors that feature the works of Frank Gehry, Eero Saarinen, and Philippe Starck.  

You can book a room at the Capitol Skyline through the National Gathering registration process or by calling the hotel directly at 202-488-7500.

Use “Bread for the World's 2013 National Gathering” to get our special rate ($169, double occupancy).

 

10 Eye Street SW,
Washington, DC 20024
202-488-7500
www.bread.org/skyline

 

L’Enfant Plaza Hotel

This hotel is eight blocks from the National Gathering venue and is easily accessible by Metro. Board the Green Line at the L’Enfant Plaza station and disembark one stop away, at the Southwest Waterfront station. The Mead Center is one block away.

You can book a room at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel through the registration process or by calling the hotel directly at 202- 484-1000.

Use "Bread for the World's 2013 National Gathering" to get our special rate ($185, double occupancy).

 

480 L’Enfant Plaza SW,
Washington, DC 20024
202- 484-1000
www.lenfantplazahotel.com/

 

Alternative Housing

If you would like to explore alternatives to hotel lodging, you'll need to make your own arrangements. Here is a list of hostels and religious houses. Be sure to check specific prices with the hostel or religious house. Most of their beds and rooms fill up quickly.

We also recommend checking a search engine such as www.hosteldc.com, www.kayak.com, or www.travelocity.com if you would like to see other options in the area.

 

Hilltop Hostel

Dorm bed at $24 a night and $30 per bed in a deluxe double room (not including tax). Shared bath. Across street from Takoma Park Metro on the Red Line.

 

300 Carroll St NW,
Washington, DC 20012
202-291-9592
www.hosteldc.com

 

HI-DC (Hostelling International, D.C.)

Dorm beds from $24 to $40 a night (not including taxes). Shared bath. Half-mile walk to McPherson Square Metro on the Orange and Blue Lines.

 

1009 11th Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20001
202-737-2333
www.hiwashingtondc.org

 

International Guest House

Bed and Breakfast facility with shared rooms and bathrooms. Single occupancy rate is $40.00 (tax is included) for each guest 13 years and older. Four-and-one-half miles north of the White House, and close to the 16th Street bus stop.

 

1441 Kennedy St NW,
Washington, DC 20011
202-726-5808
International Guest House

 

William Penn House
Quaker hospitality and seminar center

Dorm bed at $40 a night and family room for four at $135 a night (not including tax). About six blocks from the Eastern Market Station on the Orange and Blue Lines.

 

515 E. Capitol Street SE,
Washington, DC 20003
202-543-5560
www.williampennhouse.org

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