Hotel accommodations are currently available at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport hotel for the Gallifrey One 2022 weekend. Click on the button below to visit the Marriott LAX website to make your reservations!
The sections that follow concern multiple accommodations-related topics, including standard-rate room availability; the convention discount block (mostly sold out); and where else you might stay for the convention.
Standard-Rate Room Reservations
The Marriott LAX has now fully opened standard (“rack”) rate rooms for the convention weekend (all rooms not included in our discount block). You can reserve rooms at the Marriott LAX directly via their reservations website (you can also click on the button up above), or you may use booking services like Expedia, Booking.com, etc. We encouraqge you to book directly with the hotel as booking sites may not have updated information.
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.
Convention Discount Block Reservations
Our annual convention discount room block ($162/night) was opened in July 2020, when our next event was still planned for February 2021, and sold out within moments of becoming available. After the cancellation of our 2021 convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we engaged the Marriott LAX in moving all of those rooms from 2021 to 2022; this process was completed by the end of April 2021. Everyone with updated reservations should have received email from the Marriott with a new confirmation number for February 2022. If you did not reply to the Marriott by late April, your reservation is likely lost (we did send multiple emails from us, too!) The convention rate includes a $15/night reduced parking for one car only and complementary wi-fi.
From now until the start of Gallifrey One 2022, there may be rooms available under our group code, GALGALC, for individual nights. We encourage you to check back periodically throughout the year to see if you can get a discounted room at the Marriott website (you can click here to visit the reservations site with our group code automatically included; be sure to adjust your dates as appropriate). Note that we cannot assist you with getting a discounted room; they are automatically put back into availability due to cancellations or other matters, and we are not notified when this happens. Discounted convention rate rooms are a courtesy only, not a guarantee!
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.
Important Note: As of April 2021, some of these hotel options may not be available, due to the Super Bowl happening the Sunday before our convention. We encourage you to keep checking these hotels throughout the year, as many rooms for our weekend may open up.
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)
- Sonesta Hotel LAX , formerly the 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, often 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.