The conference is being held at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington DC at 2401 M. St, NW.
Hotel rooms at the Fairmont are available at a special PLDI rate of $199/night, up until May 13th, 2004.
The hotel is located in downtown DC, near George Washingon University, Foggy Bottom, Dupont Circle and Georgetown. The hotel is two blocks north of the Foggy Bottom - GWU metro stop on the DC Metro System.
Note: these are not official hotels, just things I've found through on-line searches. There is no guarantee that any of these hotels will have rooms available, or that you will be able to get the rates I found.
This rate doesn't seem to be available anymore, but feel free to double check.
Note: there web interface seemed very buggy and confused as to whether or not they did have rooms available during the conference. However, at several points it said that rooms as low as $159, or $145 for AAA members, were available.
Metro distance. Several hotels are a short metro ride away from the hotel. The Rosslyn metro stop is one stop, less than 5 minutes, away from the Foggy Bottom metro stop.
These aren't any special accomodations arranged from PLDI; just want I was able to find via on-line searches. You may be able to do better, and the rates are not guaranteed.
Rates starting at $56. A metro stop is six blocks away, and they have a scheduled courtesy van to the Rosslyn Metro stop.
Rates starting at $113, located three blocks from the Clarendon Metro stop.
Rates starting around $135, one block from the Rosslyn Metro stop. 1.3 miles from the Fairmont.