Hotel accommodations for our February 2021 convention at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel, Gallifrey One: Thirty-Second to Midnight, will open in APRIL 2020… the exact date and time to be announced in the weeks to come. Until then, ALL hotel rooms for the period covering our event are blocked and unavailable.
Convention Discount Block
Gallifrey One is not responsible for attendees being able to book hotel rooms at the Marriott. We offer this as a COURTESY ONLY, based upon the number of discounted rooms we are given as part of our hotel contract. We cannot intercede in your lodging situation and your transaction is between yourself and the Marriott LAX. You are on your own!
Our discount room block (along with all other available rooms) will open up at a pre-determined date in April 2020; the exact date and time will be announced soon. Our discount block has been selling out within mere moments of becoming available, though some rooms may become available throughout the year as people cancel reservations.
In 2020, rooms on our convention discount block were $162.00 per night, not including state & local and occupancy taxes; rooms also included complementary wi-fi and an overnight parking rate of $15 per room (one car only). Note that during the process of reserving a discount block room, it won’t show the new parking rate but rather the full daily overnight rate; your reservation will be updated to include the discount parking rate when you check into the room.
Full details about the discount room block will be available soon.
Standard-Rate Room Reservations
The Marriott LAX also standard-rate rooms available for all occupancies for the convention weekend (all rooms not included in our discount block). These usually also sell out, though take a bit longer to do so. You can reserve rooms at the Marriott LAX directly via their reservations website, or you can use booking services like Expedia, Booking.com, etc.
These rooms do not enjoy any perks from our convention contract; parking is billed at the Marriott’s standard rate. Unfortunately we cannot get the Marriott to reclassify a room booked at standard rates to a convention discount block room.
Room reservations for the standard-rate rooms will open alongside the discount block in April.
Other Hotels in the Area
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get into the Marriott, as there are many hotels in the area of Los Angeles International Airport. There are plenty of places to stay, many of which are within a short 5-minute walk from the Marriott – very close by and easily accessed after a long day at the convention. Here’s a quick guide to available options in the immediate area, all of which should have rooms to let for the weekend of our convention.
The Renaissance Los Angeles Airport and Courtyard by Marriott LAX are both local Marriott properties. The Renaissance just north of the Marriott and is a less than 5 minute walk; the Courtyard is west of the Marriott and is an approximately 10 minute walk. If you cannot get into the Marriott, these are great options for those with Marriott Rewards cards.
Other options include:
- Hilton Los Angeles Airport (5 minute walk, just on the other side of the Marriott outdoor parking lot; see note below)
- Crowne Plaza LAX (5 minute walk, across Airport Blvd. and 1/2 block down Century Blvd.)
- Four Points Sheraton (5 minute walk, between the Marriott and Renaissance Hotels)
- Embassy Suites North – LAX (5 minute walk, across Airport Blvd. and 1/2 block north)
- Residence Inn LAX (5 minute walk, across Airport Blvd. and around the corner)
- Sheraton Gateway LAX (10 minute walk, west toward LAX and beyond the Crowne Plaza)
- Westin Hotel LAX, Holiday Inn LAX, La Quinta Inn LAX, Wingate by Wyndham LAX (all next to the 405 freeway); these are usually taxi/Uber/Lyft amenable as they are long walks.
There are many other local hotels in the LAX area as well within 10-15 minutes walk or a quick taxi ride… we’d encourage you to look at the online map sites and travel sites and choose your best option.
If you’re in the local area, getting to the Marriott LAX is easy… taxis, Uber and Lyft all serve the local area. Parking for the convention can be a bit of a challenge; although the Marriott lot fills up very quickly, there are other parking options in the area (we have a Directions & Parking page on this site, but we will be updating it closer to the convention with current parking info!)
IMPORTANT NOTE regarding the HILTON LAX: We are not the only convention in the LAX area on Presidents’ Day Weekend; the Strategicon gaming convention takes place at the Hilton next door at the same time as Gallifrey One. If you are making reservations at the Hilton LAX, make absolutely certain you are not booking your room using Strategicon’s discount hotel block. The Hilton will void any reservations by Gallifrey One attendees that were made using the Strategicon discount block — and Gallifrey One fully supports their right to do so. Please help us keep the genuine peace and good wishes between our events.
When Should I Arrive?
If you are getting a hotel room in the area, we encourage you to check into your hotel room on Thursday if possible (or before, if you are coming earlier; there are fans in the lobby usually as early as late Wednesday afternoon.) Pre-convention events will take place in the evening Thursday, with official events starting at 8:00pm but our social mixer in the hotel lobby (affectionately referred to as ‘lobby con’ by attendees) usually getting into full swing by 6-7pm; the convention proper begins Friday morning at 10am. Badge pickup for attendees will run Thursday 3pm-6pm and limited pickups from 8pm until the desk goes quiet, and resumes Friday morning at 9am. We’d encourage you to travel earlier rather than later to enjoy the full experience.