2016 National Drone Racing Championships

Travel & Accommodations

The 2016 National Drone Racing Championships is located on Governors Island, New York City. It is located just off the tip of lower Manhattan, with the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Brooklyn near by. Below is our preferred and suggested travel partners.

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Air Travel

For those traveling by air, the City is served by seven area airports. Of these, three are major hubs: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) are both in Queens, while Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is located in neighboring New Jersey. These three airports provide access to the City via taxis, buses, vans, subways, trains and private limo car services.


There are many choices of hotels and other places to stay in New York. For your convenience, and to lock in the current rates, we’ve reserved a few blocks of rooms at hotels near the ferry to Governors Island. You’re welcome to stay there or at any suitable hotel in New York.

Official Hotel of the 2016 Drone Nationals

DoubleTree Hilton 
8 Stone Street
New York, New York 10004
Tel: +1-212-480-9100
Fax: +1-212-480-9200

A block of rooms have been reserved for August 2, 2016 – August 9, 2016. The special room rate will be available until July 7th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  To book a reservation, please click on the link below:

DoubleTree Hilton: Group Rates Link:

Other Nearby Hotels

Hampton Inn Manhattan/Downtown-Financial District

32 Pearl St, New York, NY, 10004, United States of America, ‏‎855-238-1591‎
Website: http://goo.gl/Pc0MWp

Andaz Wall Street – a concept by Hyatt
75 Wall St, New York, NY, 10005, United States of America, ‏‎866-539-8122
Website: ‎http://newyork.wallstreet.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Holiday Inn Express New York City- Wall Street
126 Water St, New York, NY, 10005, United States of America, ‏‎855-239-9222‎
Website: http://goo.gl/ZkaY1q

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
2 West St, New York, NY, 10004, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126‎
Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/new-york/battery-park

Getting to Governors Island, New York City

Website: https://govisland.com/
Governors Island is a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor. It’s only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. It is a world unto itself, unique and full of promise.

Ferries to Governors Island

Governors Island is accessible by ferry every day of the week during the public season from Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The ferry schedule is here.