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Hotel and Travel Information

ATTENTION TRAVELERS from Michigan, New York, and Louisiana:
Updated January 4, 2018

Due to the REAL ID Act, starting January 22 travelers from MI, NY, and LA will no longer be allowed to use state licenses as ID at airport security.   Instead, the Department of Homeland Security has designated more than a dozen forms of acceptable ID including a passport; a border ID card; a trusted traveler card, such as Global Entry; a Real ID compliant driver’s license; and a permanent resident card. For a complete list, visit tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification. Be sure to check the DHS website in case these states are given a last-minute compliance extension.

SLAS2018 will be held at the San Diego Convention Center located at 111 Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.

SLAS has partnerships in place with the following hotels and service providers in order to provide conference the best rates and convenience.

Individual Hotel Reservations

SLAS has partnerships in place with the following hotels and service providers in order to provide conference the best rates and convenience. SLAS has negotiated discounted rates at both hotels. While the hotel rates include a rebate to SLAS to help offset the costs of the Convention Center rental, in order to keep registration costs down, the negotiated rates are below standard guest rates quoted at the hotels if you are using the SLAS group discount site or code.

Warning about unaffiliated hotels and third-party booking agencies...

Please be aware that exhibitors often are solicited by unaffiliated hotels or third-party housing agencies to book hotel reservations. SLAS2018.org is the only official booking agency and any solicitations or communications regarding hotel bookings from non-SLAS employees should not be considered valid.

Here are some of those companies to watch out for:

  • Global Expo
  • Global Expo Travel, Inc.
  • Events Plus Corporate
  • Expo Housing Services
  • Exhibitor Housing Management
  • Exhibitor Housing Services
  • Corporate Booking Services (CBS Inc)
  • Global Travel Partners
  • TravelEra
  • International Events
  • Global Housing Services Corporation
  • Convention Housing Authority
  • Hotel Roomerz
  • National Hotels Association/National Travel Associates
  • Pro Housing LLC

Please report any unauthorized solicitations to Colleen Campbell via email at ccampbell@slas.org immediately.

All hotels are adjacent to or across the street from the San Diego Convention Center. The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina hotel is headquarters and is closest to the space in the Convention Center where SLAS2018 will be held and adjacent to the convention center via walkway.

The deadline for booking hotel accommodations at the negotiated SLAS2018 rate was January 4, 2018. Bookings made after this date will receive the group rate based only on individual hotel availability.

Official SLAS2018 Hotels
Be sure to reference SLAS2018 when booking via telephone.

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
LIMITED AVAILABILITY
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Reserve Online call (877) 622-3056 and ask for the SLAS rate.

  • Standard Nightly Rate: $273 + state and local tax
  • Cancellation Policy: 24 hours
  • No-shows will be charged one (1) night room and tax
  • Credit card # is required at the time of booking
  • Parking Fee: $35 for self-park and $50 valet per night
  • Complimentary Guest Room Internet Included

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
SOLD OUT; No longer accepting new reservations
One Park Boulevard,
San Diego, CA 92101
Reserve Online or call (800) 445-8667 and ask for the SLAS rate.

  • Standard Nightly Rate: $272 + state and local tax
  • Cancellation Policy: 48 hours
  • No-shows will be charged one (1) night room and tax
  • Credit card # is required at the time of booking
  • Parking Fee: $35 self-park per night and $50 valet per night
  • Complimentary Guest Room Internet Included

Hilton Gaslamp Quarter San Diego
SOLD OUT; No longer accepting new reservations
401 K Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Reserve Online or call (800) 445-8667 and ask for the SLAS rate.

  • Standard Nightly Rate: $283 + state and local tax
  • Credit card # required for 1st night’s non-refundable deposit to be charged at the time of booking
  • No-shows will be charged one (1) night room and tax
  • In the event of a cancellation within 72 hours of scheduled arrival date or no-show, guest will also be charged for last night’s stay reserved
  • Parking Fee: $49 per night, valet only
  • Complimentary Guest Room Internet Included

ADDITIONAL HOTEL OPTIONS

If you are unable to find availability at any of the official SLAS2018 hotels, for your convenience below is listing of additional properties located near the convention center that may have limited availability over the conference dates. Please note that shuttle service will not be provided from these properties to the San Diego Convention Center nor does SLAS have any official affiliation with these hotels.

The Westin San Diego  - 1.1 miles from the convention center
400 West Broadway, San Diego, CA, 92101
888-627-9033

Kimpton Hotel Palomar - 0.9 miles from the convention center
1047 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
888-288-6601

Andaz San Diego – 0.7 miles from the convention center
600 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101
619-849 1234

Kimpton Solamar Hotel – 0.3 miles from the convention center
435 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
877-230-0300

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego – 1.0 miles from the convention center
701 A Street San Diego, CA 92101
619-696-9800

Hotel Indigo – 1.0 miles from the convention center
509 9th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
619-727-4000

Embassy Suites San Diego Bay- Downtown – 0.7 miles from the convention center
601 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
619-239-2400

Airfare Information

The official airfare travel agent for SLAS2018 is National Travel. Please book your airfare to attend SLAS2018 by contacting National Travel directly:

Email: vipservices@nationaltravel.com
US Toll Free: +1-800-557-0842
International: +1-304-357-0808

Airport Transportation Information

Travel from San Diego International Airport (SAN) and the two official SLAS Hotels and the San Diego Convention Center takes approximately 15 minutes. The following options are available in addition to standard rental car options:

Taxi: Approximately $20 per ride.

SuperShuttle: Approximately $10 per ride

Book Online Now!

Telephone Reservations: 1-800-BLUE-VAN

Rental Car Information

National Travel is also standing by to assist you in adding a rental car to your existing reservation or in booking a rental car as a stand-alone reservation. Please contact National Travel directly:

Email: vipservices@nationaltravel.com
US Toll Free: +1-800-557-0842
International: +1-304-357-0808

San Diego Convention Center Parking

On-site private vehicle parking is available at the San Diego Convention Center's 1,950-vehicle underground garage located below the building. Enter the parking garage on Harbor Drive between 1st Ave. and 5th Ave.

  • The daily rate is $15. Parking rates may range from $15 to $35 on days when there is special event activity at Petco Park or other downtown events.
  • Payment is due upon entry and there are no in and out privileges.
  • There are 31 ADA compliant parking stalls with elevator access to the convention center.
  • No overnight or RV parking is permitted.

Parking questions? Call ACE Parking at 619-237-0399.

For a map of parking facility access, please click here

For driving directions to the San Diego Convention Center, please click here.

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