Conference ends at 4PM on Tuesday.  Please plan your travel accordingly
   Hotel Reservations

If booked by October2 (as long as rooms are still available), hotel rates are:

  • $219 for Thursday and Friday nights (October 20th and 21st)
  • $159 for Saturday night (October 22nd)
  • $219 for Sunday-Friday (October 23rd-28th).
Please Note:
During the on-line hotel reservation process, the rate per night will not be shown until you reach the confirmation page.

The hotel reservations can now be made at

   Hotel Shuttle (Metro, Airport, Olde Town)

To Pentagon City and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center offers complimentary shuttle service to & from Pentagon City Mall/Metro (on the blue and yellow lines) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.  Shuttles are silver shuttle vans with Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in blue on the side.  Seating is on a first come first served basis.  The hotel recommends being in the departure area 5 minutes early.

Shuttles depart from the front of the hotel on the hour and half hour from 6:00 AM to 10:30 PM.

  • The shuttle arrives at Pentagon City at approximately 10 and 40 minutes past the hour.  Upon exiting the Metro, exit left as if you were going to the Fashion Center Mall.  Take the escalator to the left taking you outside.  There are 2 bus shelters there. We pick up at the island in front of the Ritz Carlton and Fashion Center.
  • The shuttle arrives at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport at approximately 20 and 50 minutes past the hour.

    Pickup Locations:
    • Terminal A - Air Tran, Midwest, Air Canada, Frontier, and Spirit.  The shuttle picks up at the first inner traffic lane to the right, the next to the last shelter on the right, there is a sign that says Hotel Shuttle Stop.
    • Terminal B - Door 5 - Alaska, American, Continental, and Delta/Northwest
    • Terminal B - Door 9 - United and US Airways

To Olde Town Alexandria

Shuttle Service:  Complimentary shuttle service also offered to & from the King Street Metro (on the blue and yellow lines).  Shuttles depart from the front of the hotel at 15 minutes past the hour from 3:15 PM to 9:15 PM.  The shuttle is on a first come, first serve basis.

Taxi Service:  From the hotel to the intersection of King Street and St.  Asaph Street (half way down King and a central point for many restaurants), the cost of a taxi would be approximately $15-$20 with tip.

King Street Station:  If you are arriving at King Street by Train in the morning, you can either take a taxi to the hotel OR you can take the metro (Blue or Yellow lines) to Pentagon City and utilize the Shuttle Service (see above section).

To Other Areas around Alexandria and DC

Taxi Service:  Taxi service to other areas can be used.  There is the $3 base charge for the taxicab and then a $0.25 per eighth of a mile, plus an emergency fuel charge of $1.

Metro:  Take the free shuttle to Pentagon City/Metro and take the Metro where you want to go.  Fares for the Metro can be found at

A map of the metro lines can be found at


   Directions to SESUG 2011

The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center is located 5 miles SW of Washington, DC. at 5000 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22311.  Follow route 395 to Exit 4 West to Seminary Road.

From Ronald Reagon (Washington National) Airport:
Directions: Follow signs for I-395S to Exit 4 Seminary Road West. Hotel on Left.
Distance from hotel: 4 mi.
Drive time: 10 min.
The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center provides a free courtesy shuttle from this airport to the hotel.  Limousines and taxis have a $20 minimum charge.

From Washington Dulles International Airport:
Directions: Dulles access road to 495 South to Exit 4B to 395 North toward Washington. Exit 4 Seminary Road West.
Distance from hotel: 30 mi.
Drive time: 35 min.
Bus Service is approximately $40; limousine and taxi approximately $65.

From Baltimore/Washington International:
Directions: 95 South across Woodrow Wilson Bridge Exit 4B-395 North to Seminary Road.
Distance from hotel: 40 mi.
Drive time: 50 min.
Limousine and Taxi Services are approximately $75.

From the South:
Directions: Take I-95 N.  Take I-395 N via Exit 170A-B (I-295/I-495).  Take the Seminary Rd Exit, Exit 4.  Turn left on Seminary Rd.

From the North:
Directions: Take I-95 S toward Washington.  Take Exit 22B for Baltimore/Washington Pkwy toward Washington S.  Merge onto Baltimore-Washington Pkwy.  Exit on US-50 W/New York Ave NE toward Washington.  Turn left at I-395 S.  Merge onto I-395 S toward Richmond.  Take Exit 4 for Seminary Rd.

Local Map


   Wireless Connection at Conference

As a courtesy to our attendees, and because we know emergencies do occur, SESUG is providing a wireless hotspot that can accommodate up to 15 simultaneous connections.  The wireless hotspot will be located near the Registration Desk.  Because the number of connections is limited, we ask that you limit your connectivity time to 10 minutes.  Information will be provided at the Registration Desk for accessing the wireless hotspot.


   Restaurants Near the Conference Hotel

Map of Restaurants Near Hilton Alexandria Mark Center






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