The per diem rate for the DC Metro Area in October 2016 is $222 for lodging and $69 for meals & incidental expenses. A room block will NOT be secured for the Technical Conference. Out of town guests should call local hotels to make accommodation arrangements. A list of hotels near the conference center is shown in the link below.
DC Hotel Options
Please review the document attached below for information on food and drink options near USCG Headquarters
USCG Headquarters Food Information