03 January 2013

Genealogy Jamboree 2013 - Reserve Your Hotel Room at the Marriott

The Los Angeles Marriott Burbank, the home of the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree for the past few years, is again welcoming us to their beautiful venue for 2013.

Rates are $155 for one or two people; $170 for three people; and $185 for four people. For those of you from outside the LA area, these rates may sound high. However, comparative room rates in June would be an additional $100 or more per night, depending on the venue and location. Parking is $10 per night (no change from 2008) and guests will be charged for in-room internet.

Reservations must be made before May 5 in order to receive the discounted rate; however, rooms may be sold out before that time. We suggest that you move quickly to make your reservation.

Reservations are open now and can be made online at the Marriott website. You may also call the Marriott directly at 818-843-6000 and mention the event code JAMJAMA.

Please keep the following in mind as you consider your lodging needs:

Book Your Reservation Through the Jamboree Room Block

SCGS has contracted with the Marriott to guarantee a number of rooms for the Jamboree weekend.  This guarantee is called the "Jamboree room block."  We strongly urge you to make your reservations, either through the link above or by calling the number above, to ensure you are identified as a Jamboree guest.

It may be tempting to use other reservation services or AAA or senior discounts to save a few dollars. Please note that if you do so, you run the risk of not having a room and being moved to another hotel. The SCGS rooms are guaranteed to be available for our guests when they arrive. That guarantee is not in effect for those who make reservations through any other means, and Jamboree and SCGS can do nothing to help. This was a lesson hard learned last year, and we don't want anyone else to be affected.

Save Money and Make New Friends

SCGS 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 jamboree@scgsgenealogy.com. Subject line should be Roommate Connection. In the email, include your name, dates of attendance and email address. Tell a little yourself: gender, late/early riser, party girl or robe-and-slippers type or suffering from allergies.

The Marriott Says, "2013 Will be Better"

Last year's attendees will probably remember that the Marriott was fully booked and that an entertainment client shared the venue with us. The Marriott assures us that the client will not be there in 2013, and we should not have the room capacity issues we had last year.


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