Resources for Travelers

The CENTRA Conference Center is centrally located in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, with immediate access to parking, lodging, dining, transportation, and downtown Washington, DC.


Five hotels are located within walking distance of the Conference Center and others are located just a taxi ride or Metro ride away in Arlington. Many of these facilities offer US Government rates.

HotelDistanceAddressPhone Number
Hilton Arlington & TowersTwo Blocks /
0.2 miles
950 N. Stafford St.703-528-6000
Marriott Residence InnTwo Blocks /
0.2 miles
650 N. Quincy St. 703-310-1999
Westin Arlington GatewayFour Blocks /
0.3 miles
801 N. Glebe Rd.703-717-6200
Holiday Inn Arlington at BallstonSix Blocks /
0.5 miles
4610 N. Fairfax Dr.703-243-9800
Comfort InnEight Blocks /
0.6 miles
1211 N. Glebe Rd.703-247-3399


Over 60 restaurants are located within walking distance from the Conference Center. A food court is also located directly across the street in the Ballston Common Mall.

Restaurants in the Ballston Area

Public Transportation

The Conference Center is two blocks from the Metro’s Ballston-MU Station on the Orange line.

TransportationDistancePoints of InterestDistance
Reagan National Airport (DCA)7.0 miles
(Metro Access)
White House6.4 miles
Dulles International Airport (IAD)21.6 milesThe Capitol7.0 miles
International Airport (BWI)
39.4 milesGeorgetown4.7 miles
Union Station (Amtrak)8.2 miles
(Metro Access)
Tysons Corner Mall7.6 miles