Travel & Lodging
All MAGI-WHIRL activities take place at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA.
The official lodging for the convention talent and staff is the Hilton Hotel in
Springfield, VA. The hotel information is ONLY IF you plan to stay overnight
(the "after" parties will be at the Silver Diner near the Hilton).
Special Magi-Whirl 2016 Room Rate - Click HERE
You may also call the Hotel at 703-971-8900 and use the special group code MW0331
$119.00 USD/Night plus taxes
March 29 trough April 2, 2016 only
The special room rate will only be available until March 1 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.
Rates are per room, per night, plus local taxes (Virginia has a 6% sales tax + 6% occupancy tax). (Any guest needing additional accommodations should contact the hotel for current rates.)
Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Rooms will be held until 4:00 p.m. the day of check-in unless guaranteed for late arrival by a credit card or advance deposit. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Guests are responsible for all charges.
Every effort will be made to accommodate special requests for room types, smoking preferences and location; however, due to arrival and departure patterns the hotel may not be able to fulfill all requests.
Travel Directions (to Bishop Ireton H.S.)
Reagan National Airport
From Rte. 395 (Shirley Highway):
From Rte. 395, get off at the exit marked Seminary Road East.
Follow Seminary Rd. past Alexandria Hospital and go through the light at Quaker Lane.
(Note: At Quaker Lane, Seminary Rd. Becomes Janney's Lane.)
On Janney's Lane, go through one traffic light (just past MacArthur School.)
One block past the traffic light, turn right onto Cambridge Road.
Pass two stop signs; Bishop Ireton is on the left.
Using I-495 (Beltway):
Take Exit 176B (Telegraph Rd. North).
Follow overhead signs to Duke Street West (Route 236 West/Landmark).
At the 2nd traffic light, turn right on Cambridge Rd. and then an immediate left. Drive up the hill to Bishop Ireton on the right.
From King St. Metro Station:
Ireton is about 1.5 miles from the King St. Metro Station. Take any Metro Bus or Dash bus that goes out Route 236 West. (Metro Bus numbers 29, K, M, or N follow this route.) Your stop is Cambridge Rd., which is at the 7/11 Convenience Store.
Walk up the hill to Bishop Ireton (on the right).
Directions from Hilton Hotel to Magi-Whirl
at Bishop Ireton High School
Turn LEFT from hotel parking lot onto Loisdale Road.
Go a short distance to Franconia Road, then turn RIGHT (East) on Franconia Road.
In about 2 miles turn LEFT onto S. Van Dorn Street, Ramp to I -495 East Capital Beltway (Outer Loop). Stay in the right lane on beltway.
Take Exit 176-B Telegraph Road towards Alexandria, keep LEFT at the fork to go on Telegraph Road / VA-241 N.
Telegraph Road becomes an exit ramp curving right.
Take the ramp to VA-236 West (Duke Street).
In about 1/2 mile turn Right onto Cambridge Road at the light at the 7-11. Bishop Ireton School is on the right. Turn into the parking lot and follow the signs.
6550 Loisdale Road
Springfield, VA 22150
(703) 971-8900 or