Our Hotel: The Marriott Los Angeles Airport

The 26 Seasons of Gallifrey One will take place on February 13-15, 2015 at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel, our convention home since 2006.

marriott1The Marriott is located at 5855 West Century Boulevard, only a block east of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), accessible via complimentary shuttle available at the airport curbside. The hotel phone number is 310-641-5700 and fax is 310-337-5358. By car, it’s accessible via the 405 Freeway at the Century Boulevard/LAX Airport offramp, and is one of the hotels closest to the airport entrance. It’s also approximately 20 miles from Bob Hope (Burbank) Airport and the Long Beach Municipal Airport, both of which are commercial airports.

Our facility has been used by many conventions, and is the annual home of our sister conventions: Loscon, LA’s regional science fiction convention, and Anime Los Angeles, a popular Japanese animation event. Our 2006 convention was our first year there, having left our previous home, the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys, after ten years in 2005. Gallifrey One uses the entire convention floor (lower level of the hotel) for our event.

The Marriott LAX has an assortment of restaurants including the Latitude 33 coffee shop (open for all meals), Champions Sports Bar (a bar that also serves dinner), J.W.’s Steakhouse (a dinner establishment) and a Starbucks Coffee bar in the lobby. The hotel also has an outdoor pool, jacuzzi, fitness facility, business center and free wireless Internet service in the lobby (which sadly does not apply to the convention center itself.)

Gallifrey One takes place primarily on the lowest floor, the Marriott Convention Center. Access to the convention center floor is restricted during the convention; all registrants are asked to use ONLY the escalator down from the lobby level to get their badges. (The elevators are available for disabled attendees but also have an attendant; we ask your assistance by using the escalators in all but these cases.) Additional convention functions are in the Meridian ballroom on the lobby level (our Program B room); in the first-floor poolside cabana suites (our open hospitality suite as well as the Friday night themed cocktail party); and on the 18th floor (where our cosplay hall, children’s programming and gaming suite are located). The convention center and all of these other function areas are badge-accessible only.