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Out-of-town guests will stay at the Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston.

Getting to GMU Arlington

The classroom portion of the institute will be on George Mason University’s Arlington campus in Hazel Hall Room 224. The room is in the law school building. Click here for a campus map. It is approximately 1 mile from the hotel.

You may walk, bike, or ride the the Arlington County bus. There is also is a free hotel shuttle to the Ballston Metro station on the Orange and Silver lines, from which you may ride one stop to the Virginia Square-GMU station.


On campus, the Einsteins Brothers Bagels is open 8am-7:30pm Monday – Thursday, and 8am – 3pm on Friday.

Also on campus is a free yoga class Wednesday, 12-1pm. Read more: http://newsdesk.gmu.edu/2014/07/yoga-classes-facultystaffstudents-arlington-campus/

There are a number of options off-campus. There are many restaurants along Wilson and Clarendon Boulevard near the Clarendon Metro station, less than a third of a mile from campus. There following dining options are within 3 blocks of campus:

  • Liberty Tavern, 3195 Wilson Blvd. Sit down and take away “new American.”
  • Northside Social, 3211 Wilson Blvd. Coffeeshop, cafe, and wine bar.
  • Silver Diner, 3200 Wilson Blvd. American diner food.
  • El Pollo Rico, 932 N. Kenmore St. Peruvian chicken.
  • Z Burger, 3325 Wilson Blvd.
  • Cosi, 3503 N. Fairfax Dr. Pizzas and sandwiches.
  • 7-Eleven, 3503 N. Fairfax Dr.
  • Starbucks, 901 N. Nelson St.
  • Metro Cafe and Gourmet, 901 N. Nelson St. Deli sandwiches and specialty grocery
  • Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company, 3471 Washington Blvd.
  • Mala Tang, 3434 Washington Blvd. Sichuan hot pot, Asian fusion.
  • Giant, 3450 Washington Blvd. Grocery

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