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Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Address: 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
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AACR 2017

AACR is a very big annual cancer conference with thousands of attendees. This conference Centre handled it very well with comfortable halls and rooms for sessions and reliable AV... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Paul W
Melbourne, Australia
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Bishopville, Maryland
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Attended sharepoint fest conference. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and nicely laid out. Lots of signage to direct people to rooms. The rooms were always too cold - everyone was complaining and constantly drinking coffee/tea to stay warm. The food was boxed lunches that were similar quality to my kids school lunches - blah.

Thank Seasidesewing
Pennington, New Jersey
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I was here for a show and the place is really huge. It felt like a mile walk to get to my booth! The place is clean and has lots of very nice people around to give directions. The biggest problem was a lack of food. Even coffee- there was only 1 place to get it and it was packed... More 

Thank chocoholic2
Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

AACR is a very big annual cancer conference with thousands of attendees. This conference Centre handled it very well with comfortable halls and rooms for sessions and reliable AV equipment. Some sessions ended up being standing room only. Lots of food stalls, atm's and places to sit. Also has a convenient business center.

Thank Paul W
Malmo, Sweden
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I reviewed this convention center in 2013 and complained about the poor wifi. Coming back now in 2017, I am pleased to say that the wifi connectivity is excellent and the wifi speed is very high. Well done! Now it is a pleasure attending conferences at this convention center. Thank you!

Thank LarsRo
Alexandria, Louisiana
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151 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The convention center is served by its own metro station which is covered and one can go from station to the inside of the convention center without risking the elements. The place connects to the Marriott so no need to go outside once at either place. But be prepared to walk and walk and walk. You should have good shoes,... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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175 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful facility with a to notch caring staff. Nice art and all right Ona are attractive. Only suggestion would be to have more seating in areas where folks could mingle and relax.

Thank stewart s
Auckland, New Zealand
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Recently attended the American College of Cardiology conference here. Appreciating the fact that this a huge convention centre, unfortunately the layout is poor and confusing. There was free wifi. Toilets in abundance.

Thank -Gary-T-L
Singapore, Singapore
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98 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The convention center is new and huge! To get here by metro is convienient, its on the Yellow/Green line: Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center. Plenty of space for exhibition and other events.

Thank TOH_TB
Cleveland, Ohio
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206 reviews
67 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

I liked that there were many ways to get to the various floors. It always seemed open and less crowded despite having so many people there.

Thank mjudd448
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This place is huge!! I was there for a volleyball tournament, and over 900 teams were participating. Three stories of nothing but volleyball courts, with thousands of people milling about. Just amazing how big this place is. Plenty of places to eat.

Thank jimpsonseed3

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