The hotel room block for the upcoming Gallifrey One 2015 convention at our host hotel, the Marriott Los Angeles Airport, SOLD OUT within minutes of opening on Monday, April 28, 2014, as did our overflow hotel, the Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel… and when we say within minutes, we mean literally within minutes.
Are there Available Rooms Besides at the Marriott & Renaissance?
Absolutely! As of the time this release is being posted (late April 2014), online travel sites such as Expedia and Hotels.com have posted the following rates for hotel rooms in the immediate area:
- Hilton Los Angeles Airport (5 min walk, just on the other side of the Marriott outdoor parking lot): $119/night
- Crowne Plaza LAX (5 min walk, across Aviation Blvd. and 1/2 block down Century Blvd.): $118/night
- Four Points Sheraton (5 min walk, between the Marriott and Renaissance Hotels): $128/night
- Embassy Suites LAX (5 min walk, across Aviation Blvd. and 1/2 block north): $140/night
- Travelodge LAX (5-10 min walk, beyond the Hilton next to Denny’s Diner): $99/night
There are many other local hotels in the LAX area as well within 10-15 minutes walk or a quick cab ride… we’d encourage you to look at the online map sites and travel sites and choose your best option.
When Should I Arrive?
Like this past February’s convention, we are planning some special pre-convention functions for Thursday night. While they might not be as elaborate as this year’s was (we were celebrating our 25th anniversary, after all), we’d encourage you to check into your hotel room on Thursday if possible (or before, if you are coming earlier). Pre-convention events will take place in the evening Thursday, with times to be announced later; the convention proper begins Friday morning. We’d encourage you to travel earlier rather than later to enjoy the full experience.
Information for Those Staying in Our Host Hotels:
If you got into either the Marriott LAX or Renaissance LAX under the Gallifrey One group code – and NOT at any other rate, rack rate, AAA discount or otherwise, the following deal was in effect: The discount hotel room rate for both the Marriott LAX and the Renaissance LAX this year is $120/night… which includes free in-room wi-fi at both locations. The free wi-fi is only good for hotel rooms booked using the Gallifrey One discount code for 2015 and not for any other rates. Also, the Marriott and Renaissance have both guaranteed parking costs to be $13 for self-parking for overnight (one car per room at that rate), with valet parking rates set at $23/night at the Marriott, $25/night at the Renaissance; these rates are only good for those using the Gallifrey One hotel reservation discount codes. (Day parking will be announced later but is expected to be comparable.) Note that your reservation email may not state the discount parking rate or the complementary wi-fi but you will be guaranteed both provided that you have a reservation showing Gallifrey One as your group code.
Additionally, the Renaissance will once again be providing a free shuttle service from the Marriott on both Friday & Saturday nights of the convention from 10:00pm to 2:00am; this will allow guests to take part in the evening events at the convention both nights, and not have to worry about walking back after. We know there was confusion this year because of a lack of signage in the Marriott valet area for the shuttle, and we have been assured this will be rectified for 2015.