In addition, we have acquired a small second set of hotel rooms for $169 per night. While they cost a bit more, they provide access to upgraded rooms in the east tower (closest to the convention center) and to the conceierge room (with food!). Here is the link to the alternate room block. There are a limited number of concierge rooms available; so if you are interested in booking one of these rooms, we suggest that you act quickly.
If you need internet access in your room, the cost will be charged to your room bill. The Marriott charges $12.95 per day (plus tax) for wired Internet, which allows for only one device at a time. Wifi is available throughout the common areas of the hotel and the meeting rooms, although it is not the fast speed you're used to at home. You may find that renting a wifi hotspot for the event is a more cost-effective, less frustrating way to stay connected. We recommend Travel Entertainment iPad Rentals; mention that you learned about them from Paula at Jamboree. The hotspot can be used by 3 to 5 people in the meeting rooms, exhibit hall and lodging rooms. Neither Travel Entertainment iPads or Jamboree can assure a fast connection.
Hotel Reservation Deadline. Make your reservations early – no later than May 5, 2014 – to take advantage of the discounted rate. Reservations depend on availability. Reserve your room online (above) or by phone at 818-843-6000 and mention the Jamboree code JAM.
Sessions in the Convention Center and the Hotel. We have booked the entire convention center, as well as the City Ballroom in the main hotel, throughout the entire Jamboree weekend. Again in 2014, we will have 600 additional seats in two Jamboree Pavilions which will be located to the east of the Convention Center building.
Conference Room Temperature. As is often the case with hotel conference rooms, the meeting room temperature can vary from room to room and from hour to hour. The Marriott staff is very diligent in trying to keep the temperatures comfortable, but it is all but impossible to maintain consistent temperatures. We strongly suggest that you dress in layers and bring a sweater in case you happen to find yourself in a cooler room.
Handicap Access. All conference rooms are handicapped-accessible and are located on one floor. The hotel has a limited number of handicap parking slots. We will have an additional (the first row directly to the east of the Convention Center) reserved for handicap parking.
The Marriott is a smoke-free facility. That holds true for the conference area as well as the sleeping rooms.
Roommate Connection - Save Money and Make New Friends. Jamboree offers a roommate matching service for those who wish to reduce lodging expenses. If you are interested in such an arrangement, please send an email to Dorothy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Give Dorothy your name, dates of attendance, and tell her a little about you: gender, late/early riser, party girl or robe-and-slippers type or if you suffer from allergies.
Food and Refreshments.
Parking. Anyone familiar with the parking situation at the Marriott knows that it's a headache. Let's face it. Parking is one of the ugliest aspects of Jamboree at the Marriott. It's the aspect of Jamboree that gets the most complaints. It's our biggest issue with the Marriott. We are going to try to make it as painless as possible.
Here is a map of the Marriott and the Marriott parking lot. Also shown on the map are airport parking lots and commercial lots in the neighborhood. (Click on the map to download a copy.)
There is a Bank of America lot located just to the north of the Marriott that is closed to our use on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, however, those spots are open.
The Marriott is aware of the challenges with parking and they are in discussions with Burbank officials to identify alternatives for overflow parking. Overflow parking will be available and maps and instructions will be available prior to June 2014. You will find the most up to date information on the blog; register to receive email updates at the Jamboree blog.
Parking. Discounted parking at the Marriott costs $10 per day. Valet parking is available at $25 per day. There is a 10-minute drop-off time, so if a driver is dropping off someone at the Marriott and then leaving, they will not need to pay for parking within the first 10 minutes
Paying for Parking. Overnight guests of the Marriott enjoy in-and-out privileges, and parking charges can be added to your hotel bill for your convenience. Overnight guests, use your room key to go in and out of the parking lot. Commuters can pay the attendant for parking at the kiosk inside the convention center. Attendant hours will be posted at Jamboree.
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