• CSM 2019 is being held January 23-26, 2019, in downtown Washington, DC. Book your reservation by January 2, 2019, to take advantage of the special rates offered to all attendees. Hotel rates, location, and availability may be viewed online when booking your room, or by contacting Spargo, Inc. APTA's exclusive and official housing bureau for the Combined Sections Meeting. APTA is committed to providing a high quality housing experience for its exhibitors and attendees and contracts for a room block to secure those housing needs. Should you have any questions on housing or solicitations, please contact APTA's Housing Center at aptahousing@spargoinc.com.

    Beware of Housing Pirates & Poachers

    APTA does not endorse booking hotel reservations via sources other than Spargo, Inc.

    SCAM ALERT: Please be aware of this fake website: apta.20l9conference.org. This is not APTA’s website and is in no way affiliated with APTA or the Combined Sections Meeting. We advise against giving this website information. See Warning: Don't fall for hotel "Front Desk Scam".

    When APTA secures sleeping rooms at hotels for our conferences (commonly referred to as room blocks), the properties are researched to ensure that attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. These room blocks are established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at a discounted price.

    Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants and exhibitors for room reservations for society or other organizations meetings. Often room poachers may misrepresent themselves as APTA’s official housing provider and registrants and exhibitors may be contacted by fax, email, or phone with offers for cut rate housing. The poacher might inform registrants and exhibitors that the hotel room block is "sold out," and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room.

    Learn more about how to avoid pirates and poachers.



    Attendee Housing

    Online Reservations (24 hours a day)
    Phone Reservations: 877/585-6003. (Outside the USA/Canada: 703/449-6418)
    The APTA Housing Center is open Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm ET.

    Suite Request: To request a hospitality suite contact aptahousing@spargoinc.com. Note: All suite requests must receive APTA approval before the reservation is confirmed. 

    Exhibitor Housing

    Online reservations
    Phone Reservations: 877/585-6003. (Outside the USA/Canada: 703/449-6418)
    The APTA Housing Center is open Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm ET.


    Discounted rates are available for CSM participants. Please reference the codes below when making your reservations.

    Air Travel

    Washington DC Airport Information

    There are 3 major airports in the Washington, DC region that offer multiple US and international flights daily:

    American Airlines:
    By Phone: 800/433-1790 use Authorization Number: A4619BH
    Valid Dates: January 19-January 29, 2019
    Not available for air travel confirmed online.

    Delta Airlines:
    By Phone: 800/328-1111 use File Number: NMS6Z
    Online: www.delta.com and select the Meeting Event Code field. (No ticketing charge)
    Valid Dates: January 18-January 29, 2019

    United Airlines:
    By Phone: 800/426-1122 use Z Code ZFKU and Agreement Code 204756
    Valid Dates: January 18–January 29, 2019

    Ground Travel

    The Union Station Rail Station (WAS) is the located near within 1 mile of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and surrounding hotels.

    Tickets: Not available online | Phone: 800/872-7245 or contact your local travel agent.
    Amtrak Convention Fare Code: X02I-999 (10% discount)
    Note: This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service and are subject to other restrictions.

    The Walter E. Washington Convention Center has a dedicated Metro station serviced by the Yellow and Green lines at Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center. Easily take the metroail to the convention center from Regan National Airport.

    Car Rental
    Car rental discounts have been setup for CSM 2019 attendees. Please reference the codes below when making your reservations:

    Discount Number: T031299
    Reservations: Online Phone: 800/331-1600

    Discount Number: X570999
    Reservations: Online | Phone: 800/842-5628

    Getting around Washington, DC

    Metrorail and Metrobus
    Transportation system for the residents, employees and guests of the city. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center even has a dedicated Metro station serviced by the Yellow and Green lines at Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center, and many hotels are conveniently located near Metro stations or bus routes. Metro operates from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to midnight on weekends.

    The DC Circulator gets rave reviews from residents and visitors alike. The bus is incredibly affordable at just $1 per ride, and travels along six specific routes designed for easy-on, easy-off access at points of interest throughout the District.

    Maps and Transportation Resources
    For comprehensive travel information for navigating DC including taxi service, airport shuttles, public transportation and helpful maps to get you where you need to go.

    Connect to DC Attractions

    DC is a world-class city with so many things to do and see, you may need to stay a few extra days! The National Mall is ringed with stunning buildings including all the FREE Smithsonian museums such as the Natural History Museum, The Air and Space Museum, and the new African American Museum, to name 3 of the 19. Visit the memorials and monuments: a few highlights are The Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, and Martin Luther King Jr Memorial.

    Cuisine Extraordinaire!
    And did you hear about the amazing culinary scene in DC? Take a tour with some of our award-winning chefs. Book your table early to secure a top spot. There are many fabulous new restaurants, bars, and even a distillery. Check out restaurants near the convention center.

    Looking for a way to unwind from a long day of sessions at CSM? DC has many night time options for you! Check out a play at Arena Stage, dance the night away in Adams Morgan, book a show ahead of time at the Kennedy Center, 9:30 Club, or Blues Alley. Taxi over to The Wharf and see stunning views from rooftop bars! There is something to suit every age and taste in the Nation's Capital.

    Useful tourist links:

  • Last Updated: 1/15/2019
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