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Hotel and Travel Information

SLAS2020 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

The negotiated rates, when using the SLAS group discount site or code, are below standard guest rates quoted at the hotels; these hotel rates include a rebate to SLAS to help offset the cost of the Convention Center rental and keep registration costs down. 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.

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 Convention Center where SLAS2020 will be held and adjacent to the convention center via a walkway.

The deadline for booking hotel accommodations at the negotiated SLAS2020 rate is December 26, 2019. Bookings made after this date will receive the group rate based only on individual hotel availability.

The Benefit of Staying in the Official SLAS Housing Block

SLAS2020 has negotiated special rates and benefits for conference attendees at three of San Diego’s premier convention center hotels.

Not only are these hotels conveniently located adjacent to the convention center, but SLAS2020 attendees benefit in several other ways:

  • Significant discounts off standard guest room rates
  • Complimentary guest room Internet service (value of up to $15 per night)
  • Complimentary guest access to hotel fitness center
  • Flexible booking policies
  • Simplified ability to make reservation changes, if required

By staying in the SLAS block of guest rooms, SLAS is able to contract premier facilities such as the San Diego Convention Center. Additionally, you are helping the Society meet its contractual obligations to the hotels, avoid penalties and help to underwrite the cost of convention center rental, therefore keeping conference registration fees as affordable as possible. Your support of booking your room within the SLAS2020 guest room block is greatly appreciated.

Official SLAS2020 Hotels
Be sure to reference SLAS2020 when booking via telephone.

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (Headquarters Hotel)
333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Reserve Online or call +1-877.622.3056 and ask for the SLAS rate.

  • Standard Nightly Rate: $289+ 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 for self-park per night and $50 for valet per night
  • Complimentary Guest Room Internet Included

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
One Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

Reserve Online or call +1-800-445-8667and ask for the SLAS rate.

  • Standard Nightly Rate: $290 + 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 San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Reserve Online or call +1-619.231.4040 and ask for the SLAS rate.

  • Standard Nightly Rate: $283 + state and local tax
  • Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
  • No-shows will be charged last night’s room and tax
  • Credit card # is required at the time of booking
  • Parking Fee: $50 valet per night
  • Complimentary Guest Room Internet Included

Airport Transportation Information

Travel from San Diego International Airport (SAN) and the 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

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Telephone Reservations: 1-800-BLUE-VAN

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.

Other Useful Travel Information

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. SLAS2020.org is the only official booking agency and any solicitations or communications regarding hotel bookings from non-SLAS employees should not be considered valid. When SLAS is notified of these solicitations, we immediately demand a cease and desist of such practices.

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
  • EZ Traveller
  • 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

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

These groups often advertise a lower rate than is promoted by SLAS for the official SLAS2020 hotels. In some circumstances, these reservations have non-refundable or pre-payment requirements and harsh and unforgiving cancellation policies. In some cases, reservations do not even exist at the time of check-in at the booked hotel. For these reasons, and to support SLAS official partners, which helps to ensure a quality experience, we encourage you to book your reservations through the processes outlined on this website.


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