Hotel Information

We are looking forward to another successful conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Gaylord National is the cornerstone of National Harbor, located in Maryland just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, and Virginia. The resort is the largest combined resort and convention space on the East Coast. It is a breathtaking venue that offers several dining and shopping options. Some highlights about the property include:

  • Check-in time is 4:00 pm. Check-out time is 11:00 am.
  • Less than 20 minutes from the Reagan National Airport. Click here for ground transportation information.
  • For hotel dining information, please check out their options here.
  • Fitness center, pool, and spa services are all located within the property.
  • AFA has negotiated discounted self-parking at $20 per day. Valet is available at $49 per day.
  • AFA attendees will receive a 10% discount off of their entire food purchase, excluding alcohol, at the hotel's full-service restaurants by showing their conference badge. 

Be sure to check out our FAQ for more information.

****Please note that AFA has only contracted with the hotels that appear on our hotel page(s) for sleeping rooms. Should you hear from an outside company about special hotel deals at Gaylord National or any other property, they are not authorized vendors and may not reliable.****

UPDATE 9/10/21: To check room availability at Gaylord National, please click here. The AFA discounted rate is $301 single/double per night plus amenity fee and applicable taxes.  To guarantee your reservation, you will need to provide a credit/debit card to the hotel for your deposit of one night’s room and tax when you book online or by phone. To cancel your reservation, you must contact the hotel ten days prior to arrival. If you cancel less than ten days prior to arrival, you will forfeit your deposit of one night’s room and tax. 

The AFA discounted rate is $301 single/double per night plus amenity fee and applicable taxes. Gaylord is currently full at this time. Availability may change as people update their travel plans, so please continue to check by clicking here. To guarantee your reservation, you will need to provide a credit/debit card to the hotel for your deposit of one night’s room and tax when you book online or by phone. To cancel your reservation, you must contact the hotel ten days prior to arrival. If you cancel less than ten days prior to arrival, you will forfeit your deposit of one night’s room and tax. 

Overflow Hotel Properties: Please click here for overflow hotel properties in National Harbor and Old Town Alexandria.

Requests for Suites

If you are interested in upgrading an existing reservation to a suite, please contact Ta'lor Prince by email at Talor.Prince@gaylordhotels.com

NOTE REGARDING THIS RATE:  AFA’s Government Per Diem rate sleeping rooms are available to only uniformed Military Personnel and DoD Civilians or Foreign Attachés with a dependent ID Card. You will be asked to show a valid ID when you check into the hotel.  AFA will audit reservations; you will be contacted if you are not eligible.  If you do not have a valid active duty/DOD government ID at check-in, you will be charged the prevailing rate at the time of check-in. Unfortunately, due to AFA’s limited number of sleeping rooms at this rate, Retired Military and Government Contractors are not eligible for this rate.

The Gaylord National is pleased to extend the government per diem rate of $257 single/double per night to those that qualify based on the above paragraph, plus applicable taxes. In order to make a reservation at the government per diem rate, you must first register for the Air, Space & Cyber Conference. At the end of the registration process, your Internet browser will display a registration confirmation page. Click on the reservation link under "Hotel Reservations" and then input the appropriate information. To guarantee your reservation, you will need to provide a credit/debit card to the hotel when you book online or by phone. To cancel your reservation without penalty, you must cancel your reservation ten days prior to arrival. If you cancel less than ten days prior to arrival, your credit/debit card will be charged a one night’s room and tax penalty. Please make your reservations now while rooms are still available at the government per diem rate. Reservations will be accepted on a first-in basis until the block is full or until Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

If you are not able to book your desired dates at Gaylord, a link to overflow properties will be included as well under the "Hotel Reservations" section of your registration confirmation.

NOTE: Do not call the hotel directly; the method outlined below is the only avenue available for you to make your hotel reservation at this rate. Please also note that this rate can be extended only to convention delegates.

To receive the special discounted rates for delegates, you must first register as a delegate to the Convention. Please register as a delegate only if you have been selected by your AFA state president, as state delegations are coordinated through the state presidents. If you have no state organization, please contact your chapter or region president.

Please make your reservations now to ensure you get the special delegate discounted rates. Reservations will be accepted on a first-in basis until the block is full or until Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by noon, whichever comes first. To reserve your hotel room, you must first register for the Convention/Conference. At the end of the registration process, your internet browser will display a registration confirmation page. Click the ‘click here’ link within the Hotel Reservation section that appears below your registration summary and then provide the appropriate information.

If you have any questions about your hotel reservations, please contact Amanda Grandel at agrandel@afa.org.

Requests for Suites

If you are interested in reserving a suite, please contact Ta'lor Prince with arrival and departure information by email at Talor.Prince@gaylordhotels.com