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MD-DC-VA
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent most of the week here for a corporate meeting. The only "bad" was that the rooms are clean and well maintained, but small - think more like dorm rooms than hotel room. My room had a bed, two nightstands, a large desk that took up the left side wall, and a flat screen TV on the bureau. The... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Several classrooms to host a multitude of classes. Projectors are provided, with screens. Guest rooms galore. The food is great, with a nice variety and desserts! A fitness center and a bar for an evening drink.

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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

"The National" might be the only of its kind. This facility is home to several public and private trainings. You might meet people from major telecom or defense companies, or perhaps you'll meet employees of the government. Some people are there for months, others for weeks. The staff and management are attentive and kind. I had an issue with room... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third time here. It is a great place for a conference/meeting. The food is great, parking garage close by, fitness center has lots of machines, and the staff is very helpful. I hope to return again. Also, thanks for accommodating our per diem rate.

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Thank tonyperkinson
TheNationalCC, General Manager at The National Conference Center, responded to this review

Wow, thanks tonyperkinson! We do hope to see you here again. We have made many upgrades and changes in the last two years and are delighted you noticed and enjoyed these changes. Yes, we are a meeting facility; not a hotel and we’re glad you understand the difference. Thanks again. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of a small quilting group, I have been enjoying the facility for over fifteen years. We have seen many improvements over the years, but yes, we still take wrong turns from time to time :) The place is huge, and our meeting room varies, so everything looks familiar. We always have a large room with lots of natural... More 

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

Thank you VMTraveler22, for the great comments. We want to see you back next year and we’ve got more renovations coming soon. So glad you had a great experience at The National. More 

Stafford, Virginia
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78 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend 3 weeks here for training and they have the great food quality and selection. From salads, to swordfish, to fresh fruit, to desserts... simply amazing. the staff here is very friendly and accommodating. The building is very confusing and you WILL get lost multiple times! but if you read its history and the why behind the design, it'll make... More 

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Thank HortDude
TheNationalCC, General Manager at The National Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Hot Dude: Thank you for taking time to post your comments on TripAdvisor. We're delighted you had a good training/meeting session here at the National. That's what we're all about. And it's an added plus that the food and ambiance were great too. Thanks again. More 

North Miami Beach, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for two weeks of training by a government agency. The place is huge! How huge? I read somewhere there are 917 guest rooms and 250 meeting rooms. Expect to be disoriented from time to time, however staff always willing to help guests. I've come up with a good analogy comparing the facilities to a cruise ship regarding the buffet... More 

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

Thank you, Bslsailor, for getting exactly what we're all about. And your analogy is a good one. We like to call our facility a campus, but you've got the right idea. The rooms are small for a reason; it's about networking and meeting with your colleagues. Thank you again for the great review. More 

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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

List to pack prior to going: 1 pillows - horrible pillows in the room, better off using a sock if you did not bring a good pillow with you. 2 antihistamines/allergy medication - for the mold and mildew in the rooms. 3 books - due to no cell phone reception in the rooms and wifi is intermittent. Tv is like... More 

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Thank Ethanaton
TheNationalCC, General Manager at The National Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Ethanaton. Your comments are interesting, and we will share them with the executive team. The National is NOT a hotel; therefore, you won’t find a pool or fancy restaurants. As a conference and training facility, most planners choose the National because the sleeping rooms are small and encourage attendees to be with their colleagues in the common areas. Our... More 

Destin, FL
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78 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Rooms: cell block size and feel Bedding: old and tired Television reception: favorable on exactly 7 stations--4 of which are PBS and three other news channels Layout: unnecessarily complex I travel for work conferences all of the time and can honstly say I've never stayed Ina more depressing facility. The conference area itself is nice and the snacks provided are... More 

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Thank Funt1mes
TheNationalCC, General Manager at The National Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Funtimes. Thank you for taking time to post your personal comments. Our food program often gets high reviews and comments. We have an extensive “buy local” program and all meals are cooked fresh daily or by order. We often feed 1,000 people in one sitting. The guests rooms are small for a reason and TV is not something most... More 

Michigan
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78 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This 1974 concrete Brutalist complex was designed for Xerox and converted for public use. There are many different sizes of meeting and training spaces. Since the place is a bit underutilized there's a ghost town feeling to the atria. There are pleasant outdoor spaces, some with bar service. The robust construction means the training rooms are pretty quiet. Very good... More 

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Thank lietuva_9
TheNationalCC, General Manager at The National Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you, Lietuva, for your comments. We are a BIG facility, and we do have a lot of space, so maybe that’s way you didn’t seem to see anyone. Our food program is one of our newest changes to the property and we’re getting great feedback. Thank you for your comments and we’re delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The National Conference Center focuses on one thing: hosting meetings, conferences and training. So whether you need to engage and inspire 18 or 1800, count on The National to provide great learning facilities and a green operation, along with an experienced conference staff and event planners to create an exceptional experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The National Conference Center

Address: 18980 Upper Belmont Pl, Leesburg, VA 20176-1245
Location: United States > Virginia > Loudoun County > Leesburg
Hotel Class:3 star — The National Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 917
Also Known As:
The National Hotel Leesburg
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