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The National Conference Center

18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg, VA 20176
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a sales training at the national conference centre. Although the facilities include everything you technically need for a conference, the place is quite old and smells like hospital. The rooms were tiny and could barely fit one person. The food was decent although we had an issue one night with having a vegan option, however that was quickly rectified... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, I highly recommend reading Wikipedia for a history on this facility and how and why it is the way it is -- confusing layout and stark concrete architecture. The Conference Center was renovated about 12 years ago, but most of the money went into the main reception and conference area. The rooms are very small (think cruise ship... More 

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NCCmeet, General Manager at The National Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you, Brian, for taking time to post a review. The National does have a 40 year history as a training facility; that’s one of the reasons we’re so successful at this business model. We pride ourselves on having a distraction free facility, with the staff and technology to successfully execute any type of meeting or event. To clarify your... More 

Pensacola, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you're visiting the National Conference Center to vacation, you will likely be disappointed. However, if your visiting the conference center for business related venues, you should be thrilled to find that this place gives you plenty of room to stretch out and relax as you brain storm your next invention! Yes, the conference center is old, and there are... More 

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NCCmeet, General Manager at The National Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you, Frank B, for your thoughtful review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate you taking the time to explain what we at the National feel is our main mission: to provide a training and conference environment that is distraction-free with excellent amenities and service backed by a helpful team of professionals. We are undergoing many exciting renovations. We just completed the... More 

Chevy Chase, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
54 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The National Conference Center is not a hotel or a "conference center" in the traditional sense. It's more like a large college dormitory with classrooms and a dining hall. It makes no pretentions to being anything else. The rooms are little cells, tiny and spartan to the max. Beds are surprisingly comfortable, but there is little in the way of... More 

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NCCmeet, General Manager at The National Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you, Pricelinetraveler, for taking time to give us your opinion of The National Conference Center. Yes, we agree; we are a very large training and meeting facility with a focus on productive meetings in a learning environment. We are a conference center, but so much more. With 250 meeting rooms, our clients find the variety of space is better... More 

Earlysville, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I go here for training a few times a year. The facility is very large and you really do need the map they give you to find your way around. They are undergoing some much needed renovations to the dining facility and the lounge area. The rooms are Spartan and remind me of very old college dorm rooms. The facility... More 

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NCCmeet, General Manager at The National Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you, Jag, for your positive review. We feel that our grounds are certainly a hidden gem, so thank you for mentioning that. We are in the midst of several renovations. The Black Olive lounge will reopen March 17 with new menus and décor. And the new Guest Dining Room will re-open mid-April, along with demonstration cooking and table service.... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went here for an event I was attending and it was not as bad as I thought it would be. My friends and I looked at it as an adventure! The center is very large and some what confusing to get around but they do give you a map to help get around! The place is so big they have... More 

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NCCmeet, General Manager at The National Conference Center, responded to this review

Kristina: Gosh, thanks for the upbeat review. The National has a 40 year history of being the top training facility in the country. We know what we are and we know we do it well. So we were delighted that you were surprised. I will pass on your great comments about the friendly staff and meals. We do know it... More 

Denton, Texas
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181 reviews 181 reviews
35 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The National Conference Center is a huge (really- HUGE) conference and training center. Its NOT a hotel, by most people's definition of a hotel, and can't fairly be judged as one. Its very "institutional" in its construction, operation and ambience. They provide good, institutional service but nothing like a hotel. The cafeteria provides good, institutional meals, but nothing like a... More 

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NCCmeet, General Manager at The National Conference Center, responded to this review

Triaero: Thank you for your comments; Yes, you are right. The National is a huge facility geared 100% toward meetings and training events. If that was not communicated to you in your materials, we do understand how you would be confused when you arrived. We are not a hotel and we know it can be difficult to find your way... More 

Cordoba, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The National Conference Center has excellent amenities for a large team meeting or conference. Perfect for working sessions with large groups and special accommodations included! Special for Corporate events. Good service too. Located near the airport and has transfers included in the service.

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NCCmeet, General Manager at The National Conference Center, responded to this review

Cordoba: WOW, we love it when people have a great experience here at The National. Thank you for taking time to let others know exactly what we have to offer. Come back soon for another meeting. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you are reading this review, chances are your company/department etc has chosen to do a training event at this location. I had heard about the NCC years before I went there and it filled me with dread. I cna say that it's not as bad as some people make out. It's not a 5 star resort, but it's not... More 

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NCCmeet, General Manager at The National Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your review of the National Conference Center. The National Conference Center is a distraction-free environment to ensure that guests are getting the most out of their learning experience. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us during your stay and would like to let you know that we will be updating... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
29 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's hard to call this place much more than a dormitory, and a worn out one at that. I had issues with my toilet the entire time I was there. They did attempt to fix it the first day I was there, but the repair only slowed down the leak. The shower light/fan combo went out the next day, the... More 

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NCCmeet, General Manager at The National Conference Center, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review The National Conference Center. I am very sorry that you had an unpleasant experience during your stay with us. In your review, you mentioned a toilet leak, a malfunctioning shower light and the heating / air conditioning in your room. I am very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.... More 

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