The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is wheelchair accessible to all public locations and guest rooms.  We recommend guests specifically request an accessible room when making a reservation.

AALS will provide sign language interpreters for the hearing related issues on request. We ask that you contact AALS no later than September 13 by email to request this service.

If you need assistance getting around the hotel’s meeting rooms or interview rooms, please email [email protected] and our staff at the conference will assist you.

Business Center

There is a full-service FedEx business center (extension 2769) on the mezzanine level of the hotel. It provides copying and computer usage as well as faxing and sells general office supplies. The hours during the conference are 7 am – 7 pm but it can be accessed by hotel guests 24 hours with your room key.

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center on the lobby level is free of charge and accessible 24 hours a day with a guestroom key. There is an outdoor jogging course in Rock Creek Park near the hotel; ask the concierge for details and directions.

Getting Around the Hotel/Helpful Hints

The Marriott Wardman Park can be a confusing hotel to navigate. We recommend that you spend some time familiarizing yourself with the layout before your interviews begin, and wear comfortable shoes. When locating a specific room, use this key to understand the room number:

  • The first digit indicates the floor.
  • The second digit indicates the part of the hotel: 0 or 1 is the Center Tower, 3 is the Wardman Tower
  • The last two digits indicate the room number on the floor.
  • Exception: Rooms 101-180 are on the First Floor (Mezzanine Level) of Center

Internet Access

The hotel provides complimentary wireless internet in AALS interviewing suites and guest rooms, the hotel lobby, and public areas.

Messaging Services

While most interviewers and candidates communicate with each other at the conference via phone or email, hard copy materials can be exchanged at the registration center. There will be folders for drop off and pickup. Please make sure you note the recipient’s name on any information you leave at the center. Messages not retrieved by the end of the conference will be mailed to candidates and schools to the address we have on file.

Statement on Equality and Discrimination

Equality and non-discrimination are core values of the AALS. All participants at AALS events are expected to treat others with dignity and respect and in a manner that is consistent with these core values. Individuals who have concerns about the treatment they or others experience at the 2019 Faculty Recruitment Conference are encouraged to report that to any of the following AALS staff members:

Erick Brown, Database and Registration Manager (202) 296-2355
Mary Cullen, Associate Director of Meetings, (202) 296-4755


The Marriott Wardman Park offers a variety of dining options on site, and the Woodley Park neighborhood is home to a number of restaurants.