Darden Visitor's Guide to Rosslyn

  • The University of Virginia Darden School of Business Sands Family Grounds are located at 1100 Wilson Boulevard in the Rosslyn district of downtown Arlington, Virginia, on the 30th and 31st floors of a state-of-the-art 31 floor building offering sweeping views of the nation’s capital.

    The 40,000-square-foot facility offers tiered classrooms, flat classrooms, meeting rooms, banquet space and office space for the Darden School, UVA, and partners of the School and University. The building offers amenities such as a rooftop terrace, freedom walk outdoor courtyard, a fitness center, and various retail shops and restaurants.

    The following guide provides helpful resources on travel, accommodations, dining, area activities and office access when planning a visit to Darden’s Washington, D.C., area facilities.

    If you have a question that is not answered below, please contact us.

  • Traveling to Rosslyn

    There are several options to travel to Rosslyn, including by air, Amtrak, Metro, bus, taxi or ride service such as Uber and Lyft. Bikeshare programs are also available in the D.C. area, including Limebike, Motobike and Jump.

    Rosslyn is easily accessible by car. Please note that at certain times, traffic is especially heavy. Also, be aware of HOV lane rules and tolls on highways in the area.

    Parking at the Darden office is available for $8 an hour, $16 a day.

    Airport Information

    Reagan National Airport offers the closest access to the Rosslyn office, but Rosslyn is also accessible via car, bus, rail, taxi or ride service from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Dulles International Airport.

    See the Metro Information section below for instructions to arrive in Rosslyn via the Metro.

    AMTRAK INFORMATION

    Book Amtrak trains to either Alexandria (ALX) or Union Station (WAS) via their website. 

    Alexandria Station (ALX) - Also known as "King Street Alexandria" 
    110 Callahan Drive 
    Alexandria, Virginia 22301-2752

    Washington, D.C. Union Station (WAS) - Also known as "Washington, Union Station" 
    50 Massachusetts Avenue NE 
    Washington, D.C. 20002-4214

    If you are traveling by Amtrak train from Charlottesville, travel from the Charlottesville station:

    Charlottesville Station (CVS) 
    810 West Main St 
    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

    THERE ARE TWO TRAINS HEADING NORTH EVERY MORNING:

    Train #20 (The Crescent) 
    Scheduled to depart Charlottesville at 7:09 a.m. (assumed 9:32 a.m. arrival in Alexandria, 9:53 a.m. in Washington). 

    Train #175 (Northeast Regional) 
    Scheduled to depart Charlottesville at 8:52 a.m. (assumed 11:05 a.m. arrival in Alexandria, 11:20 a.m. in Washington). 

    TWO TRAINS HEAD SOUTH EVERY EVENING:

    Train #171 (Northeast Regional) 
    Scheduled to depart Washington Union Station at 4:50 p.m. (5:11 p.m. departure from Alexandria). Assumed arrival in Charlottesville at 7:23 p.m.

    Train #19 (The Crescent) 
    Scheduled to depart Washington Union Station at 6:30 p.m. (6:47 p.m. departure from Alexandria). Assumed arrival in Charlottesville at 8:47 p.m.

    Once you've arrived via Amtrak, taxi stations are available at all Amtrak areas to travel the rest of the way to the offices. Ride request services like Uber or Lyft are also available in this area.

    METRO INFORMATION

    If you'd like to use the Metro to get to Darden’s Rosslyn office, travel to the Rosslyn Metro Station (1850 N. Moore Street Arlington, Virginia 22209) from the Orange, Silver or Blue lines.

    Instructions on how to get to the office by Metro from either D.C. area Amtrak train station are as follows:

    METRO FROM ALEXANDRIA (ALX) AMTRAK STATION TO ROSSLYN

    • Walk off Amtrak platform to “ King Street, Old Town” Metro Station, approximately 0.25 miles
    • Take Blue Line train to Largo Town Center (train should run every 12 minutes or less)
    • Travel to Rosslyn station (just after Arlington Cemetery Station) 
    • Once on board, the trip should take less than 25 minutes 

    METRO FROM UNION STATION (WAS) AMTRAK STATION TO ROSSLYN

    • Walk off Amtrak platform and follow signs to Metro station

    • Take Red Line train toward Shady Grove (train should run every 12 minutes or less)

    • Transfer at the Metro Center to the Blue, Orange or Silver lines (three stops, next stop after Gallery Place Station)

    • Take four stops to Rosslyn station (just after Farragut North Station)

    • The Orange, Blue and Silver lines should run every 12 minutes or less

    • Once on board, the trip should take less than 30 minutes

    BUS INFORMATION

    Greyhound provides daily bus service to D.C. from most locations, including Charlottesville.

    There are two buses a day from Charlottesville to D.C. and from D.C. to Charlottesville, making stops in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Springfield, Virginia, and ending at D.C.’s Union Station (after D.C., the bus continues on to Baltimore). The Charlottesville bus station is located on West Main Street across from the Residence Inn.

    Bus travel typically takes approximately 3.5 hours, city to city, but timing will vary depending upon traffic, driver, etc.

    Trip options are as follows:

    Charlottesville to D.C. - 8:45 a.m./4:50 p.m.

    D.C. to Charlottesville - 9:40 a.m./5:05 p.m.

    Arriving at Union Station, take the Metro to Rosslyn or travel via taxi or ride service such as Uber and Lyft.

    TAXI INFORMATION

    To access a taxi near Darden’s Rosslyn office, use the taxi stand at the Waterview/Deloitte building, or flag a patrolling taxi in front of 1100 Wilson Boulevard on evenings from 4–6 p.m.

    Accommodations in the Area

    Darden Executive MBA students traveling to Rosslyn for on-Grounds residencies often reserve accommodations at the options listed below. Other visitors to Darden’s Rosslyn office may also find these options convenient.

    Hotels

    Le Meridien
    1121 19th Street North, Arlington, Virginia 22209
    Parking: Valet Parking ($25-40/day)
    Fitness Center
    On-site Restaurant: Amuse
    Phone: +1-703-351-9170
    Contact: Maria Elena Martinez (there is a special Darden rate)

    Other hotels within walking distance of the Darden offices:

    Other Accommodations

    Suite Solutions offers short term, corporate housing (furnished one- and two-bedroom apartments, with full kitchens, parking, gym, etc.) Most of their properties are in Arlington’s Pentagon City, although there are occasionally properties open in Washington, D.C., and McLean, Virginia. See their full range of properties via their website. Suite Solutions can be reached at +1-703-448-0505.

    If staying with Suite Solutions in Pentagon City, Virginia, the Rosslyn office can be reached from the Blue Line Metro. See the Travel section for instructions to arrive at the office by Metro.

    Dining Suggestions

    Below are restaurants recommended by faculty, staff and students familiar with the area. Please send additional recommendations to communication@darden.virginia.edu.

    About the Grounds

    Rosslyn is located in the downtown area of Arlington County, Virginia. View demographic information about Rossyln, as well as an event calendar from Rosslyn's visitor website.

    The UVA Darden Sands Family Grounds are located at:

    1100 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, Virginia 22209

    The Darden suites are located on the 30th and 31st floors and include many drop-in spaces and amenities, including a kitchen, printing, Wi-Fi access and conference rooms.

    If you are interested in scheduling a meeting or event in the facility, please review the information and forms provided on our Schedule an Event page.

    Darden faculty, staff and students may schedule a conference room via Outlook. Guests or others requiring help should contact Wendy Huber or Brett Twitty.