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Hotel Reservations

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JFPS 2016 will take place at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center. The Gaylord is located eight miles from Washington, DC and Reagan National Airport in National Harbor, Maryland.

The military/federal rates quoted are the GSA Per Diem Rates for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. All hotel rooms are single/double/triple/quad. Located within the Gaylord complex, each guest room offers complimentary hair dryer, coffee maker, bottled water, and fitness room access. Marriott Reward members may earn loyalty points. The hotel is 100% non-smoking. 

Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center
Military/Federal:  October dates: $231; November dates: $182* 
Civilian/Exhibitor: $259 

*JFPS 2016 takes places over October and November, which have separate Per Diem rates.

To Make Your Hotel Arrangements

To receive the negotiated group rate, you must make your reservations through the JFPS Hotel Reservation Office. Faxed Hotel Reservation Forms will be accepted when guarantee is made by a valid credit card. Room rates are subject to the state and local taxes (currently 16%). To receive hotel tax exemption, attendees must use the GSA Smartpay card with photo ID. The military/federal rates quoted are the GSA Per Diem Rates for the current fiscal year and may change October 1, 2016.

Cancellations and Changes
All cancellations, date and name changes must be made in writing through the JFPS Hotel Reservation Office and must be received by Wednesday, October 12. After October 12, the JFPS Hotel Reservation Office will continue to process reservations and changes subject to hotel availability. If a guest is called to active duty, notification of cancellation must be made prior to 24 hours of arrival. Failure to check-in on the scheduled date of arrival will result in the loss of first night's lodging plus appropriate taxes, if applicable, and cancellation of room for the remainder of the stay. A fee may be assessed for early departures.

All reservation requests require a per room guarantee. Your credit card may be charged by the hotel on or after October 17. Reservations cannot be processed without a guarantee. A guarantee may be made by a major credit card, check, or purchase order. American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover are acceptable for guarantee. Checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank and made payable to the JFPS Hotel Reservation Office for one night's lodging excluding tax. Purchase Orders must be payable to the hotel.

Note that all reservations are guaranteed for late arrival.

Rates are extended three days prior to and three days following the official dates of the meeting, based on availability.

Housing Questions?
Contact the JFPS Hotel Reservation Office at 888-876-2742 (toll free) or 703-205-6205, or via email at

National Harbor

You’ve dedicated your life to serving your country. National Harbor is standing by to serve YOU with an amazing arsenal of shops, restaurants and kid-friendly attractions year round. With discounts on some of National Harbor’s best dining destinations and activities, our troops have plenty of ways to spend quality time with friends and family. APhA has also arranged additional JFPS merchant discounts in stores and restaurants at National Harbor.   Be sure to review these discounts when exploring the area during your free time at JFPS.

National Harbor is not so much a destination as it is an experience — and we’re committed to providing you with a never-ending variety of things to do. Immerse yourself in the sights, scents, and sounds of our unique waterfront wonderland. From fresh artisan cheese to cinema al fresco to family-friendly fun, National Harbor is your place to play. Come on a whim; stay for the night. We’re right on the water…yet a world away. With all the things to do at National Harbor, you’ll be coming back for more fun in no time.

The Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center anchors the 300-acre National Harbor waterfront entertainment district. Discover a first-class destination with fine dining and casual restaurants, unique shopping experiences, indoor pool and spa and fitness center. And, for late-night excitement, an express elevator speeds you to the two-story rooftop Pose Ultra-Lounge. The spectacular 18-story glass atrium welcomes you with sweeping views of the Potomac River, Washington, DC, and Old Town Alexandria in the distance. 

National Harbor is home to more than 30 delectable dining spots. Between decadent steakhouses and classic American fare to cozy coffee shops and tasty places to grab something sweet, we have something for every palate.

The National Harbor shopping scene has something for everyone. With a delightfully diverse blend of more than 150 retailers, we’ve got a retail experience for every kind of shopper – from major retail to the funky speciality shop and beyond. And best of all, it’s all perched right on the sparkling Potomac. Shopping has never been so picturesque. So every time you exit a store, you’re entering our most enticing attraction: that one-of-a-kind waterfront ambiance.

National Harbor is not so much a destination as it is an experience— committed to providing you with a never-ending variety of ways to immerse yourself in the sights, scents, and sounds of a unique waterfront world.

Travel Arrangements

If your DTS/SATO travel agency cannot meet your needs, Options Travel is the official travel management company. Options Travel has negotiated discounted rates with the major airlines and car rental companies. The best discounts are available when booking at least 60 days prior to travel. Call 800-578-2173 Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm (Eastern Time) and identify yourself as a JFPS attendee. Or email Vicki Bode for more information.

Airport Transportation, Parking, and Directions

Gaylord National is just a 15-minute drive from Reagan National Airport and a 45-minute drive from both Dulles and Baltimore-Washington International Airports.

Shuttle and cabs are available from all airports to the hotel:

  • SuperShuttle is an efficient and cost effective airport service from all Washington metro area airports.  
  • Cab prices vary:
    • Reagan National Airport (DCA) — 8 miles, $25
    • Dulles International Airport (IAD) —  35 miles, $70
    • Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) — 42 miles, $70

Click here for maps and directions to Gaylord National.

The Gaylord is offering discounted self-parking daily rates of $12 to JFPS attendees. Collect a voucher at the JFPS Registration Desk to receive the $12 rate. 
Additional parking at near-by parking decks is $16 per 24 hour period, with discounts offered for pre-purchased parking.

Always confirm prices when enlisting services. All rates above subject to change.