Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area
Spending the night at the airport
Dulles airport is very crowded and is open 24 hours a day, so you will be able to spend the night inside the enclosure if you have a flight early in the morning, and thus avoid extra expenses in accommodations and transfers. Make sure to bring something warm and earplugs for a better rest.
Where to rest: Seats in the public area of the terminal have armrests, but after the security controls you will find more comfortable benches, particularly in concourses C and D. There are also VIP lounges with more amenities and privacy, but these are closed at night. In addition, inside the airport grounds there is a hotel.
Baggage: The terminal does not operate luggage storage offices, so you will have to keep your bags with you until check-in.
Eating and drinking: There are several options that remain open throughout the night.
Restrooms: Showers available inside the VIP lounges.
Wi-Fi: Free access.
Other services available around the clock: ATMs, chapel, baby care rooms, children's playground.
The Washington Dulles Airport Marriott (Tel +1 703 471 9500) is situated inside the airport grounds. There are many other hotels nearby and in the city centre, and several of them provide complimentary transfer services. The Westin Washington Dulles Airport (Tel +1 703 793 3366), Best Western Dulles Airport Inn (Tel +1 703 471 8300), Hyatt Regency Dulles (Tel +1 703 713 1234), Candlewood Suites Washington-Dulles Herndon (Tel +1 703 793 7100), Courtyard Dulles Airport Herndon (Tel +1 571 643 0950), Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport East (Tel +1 571 643 0905), Staybridge Suites Herndon-Dulles (Tel +1 703 713 6800), Homewood Suites by Hilton Dulles Int'l Airport (Tel +1 703 793 1700), Embassy Suites by Hilton Dulles Airport (Tel +1 703 464 0200).