WSC 2019 will take place at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD.

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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 965.4000


Click here to book within the special hotel room block.

Guests may also call 1.877.382.7299 to book over the phone. You will need to provide your arrival date and ask for the “Winter Simulation Conference room block”.

Please make your reservations as soon as possible because there is limited availability at this rate and it will sell out!  All reservations must be made by the cut-off of Monday, November 11, 2019.

$219/night Deluxe Guest Room (plus taxes &fees)
$259/night Atrium View Room   (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.

WSC 2019 Fraudulent Room Reservations!! The only way to make reservations at the special conference rate in the WSC block is by using the link above or calling directly into the hotel. Please do not book with an outside booking agent. If someone contacts you via email or phone claiming to be the official WSC travel agent or WSC hotel room booking agent, please know that this is a scam and you should not use them. All reservations should be made on your own.

Please contact INFORMS Customer Service with questions.
phone: (443) 757-3500
toll free: 1 (800) 446-3676 (US only)

Getting Here

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.

By Car

For driving directions go to


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.

National Harbor interior decorated for the winter holidays

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, especially around the Christmas holidays! Seasonal activities include:

  • ICE! An indoor winter wonderland featuring two million pounds of colorful ice sculptures hand-carved by 40 artisans from Harbin, China
  • Nighty Atrium tree lighting
  • Ice skating
  • Seasonal spa treatments
  • Special holiday dining events and classes
  • Gingerbread decorating
  • Christmas Carousel
  • And so much more!

The National Harbor is home to more than 40 dining spots and 160 retailers.

Dining options ranging from upscale steakhouses to coffee shops.

Shopping options for every kind of shopper!

MGM National Harbor features a casino, world famous performances and eight restaurants.

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.

interior view looking out over water with Christmas tree in front of the windows