NCEP can be reached easily by car or by mass transit. NCEP is right next to the Beltway (exit 7) in Camp Springs, MD. NCEP is less than 1 mile from the Branch Ave metro (green) station (about 10-15 min walking). NCEP is in a bad neighborhood after dark & events can sometimes happen even during the evenings before sunset. This ppt shows the names & locations of some nearby hotels. For those with cars, the closest nicer hotel is the Colony South & there are a few budget hotels across the street from NCEP (Country Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express). For Metro users, the closest nicer hotels are at the L'Enfant Plaza (green/yellow) metro stop (20 min away). from the Beltway inner loop (going from MD to VA) Take exit 7B (Route 5 Branch Ave/Silver Hill) The exit ramp will end at the corner of Auth Road & Auth Place (EMC is the tall building ahead of you on the corner) Turn right onto Auth Road NCEP: immediately turn left into the EMC parking lot (there is a gate & communications box) Country Inn & Suites: access road is the first street on the right after turning onto Auth Rd (between the Ford bargain dealer & the Airman Museum); hotel is on the left side right behind the Airman building & parking lot. from the Beltway outer loop (going from VA to MD) Take exit 7B (Route 5 Branch Ave/Silver Hill) turn left (north) onto Branch Ave Turn right at the next traffic light onto Auth Road Continue through next intersection (Auth Place) (EMC is large building on corner - on the left) NCEP: Turn left into EMC parking lot immediately after the intersection (there is a gate & communications box) Country Inn & Suites: access road is the first street on the right beyond the Auth Pl intersection (between the Ford bargain dealer & the Airman Museum); hotel is on the left side right behind the Airman building & parking lot. Metro to NCEP Nearest Metro station is Branch Ave (last station on south end of green line) Go through metro parking lot toward Old Soper Road (10-15 min walk to NCEP) (you'll see a tall building with a satellite dish ahead in the distance) Walk left (south) on Old Soper 1 block to traffic circle Cross Old Soper just before circle & go right (west) on Auth Road (stay on right/north side of Auth Road) Security Reminder: If you have a NOAA or other govt agency picture badge, bring it along for easy building access. If you don't have a badge, be sure to have a picture ID to show the lobby guards. You'll need to swap it for a visitor pass each morning. They'll also be scanning all bags/briefcases in our lobby xray machine.
Motels closest to NCEP Holiday Inn Express http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/1/en/hotel/wasmd 1 888 HOLIDAY (888 465 4329) Front Desk: 1-301-4232323 Hotel Fax: 1-301-7029420 M Country Inn & Suites http://www.countryinns.com/hotels/mdcamp Reservations: 1-800-596-2375 Toll-free Telephone: (240) 492-1070 Fax: (240) 492-1089 Email: Cx_camd@countryinns.com NCEP Airman Museum MD Route 5 Exit 7B (North): Branch Ave/Silver Hill Country Inn & Suites Exit 7 Holiday Inn Express
Colony South Hotel http://www.colonysouth.com/ (for on-line reservations) 7401 Surratts Road Clinton, MD 20735 (800) 537-1147 (301) 856-4500 (301) 868-1439 (fax) M Hotel will pick up guests from National Airport. Colony South Hotel 5.5 mi S of NCEP, just off of Branch Ave on Surratts Rd. (a left turn off of MD5 onto Surratts, then turn right into the hotel parking lot) Wayfarer Restaurant on the far (south) end of the hotel.
Country Inn Holiday Inn NCEP & Metro NCEP
Downtown Hotels near L’Enfant Plaza (Metro Green Line) Lowes L’Enfant Plaza 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW Washington, D.C. 20024 800.635.5065 Holiday Inn WASHINGTON-CAPITOL 550 C STREET SW 800 315 2621 L’Enfant Plaza Stn is a 20 min ride to Branch Ave & a 10 min walk to NCEP. L’Enfant Plaza stn is a 10 min ride from Reagan National Airport metro stn.