12 January 2016

Jamboree 2016: Marriott Hotel Advisory - Make Your Hotel Reservation Now!

If you're planning on attending the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree and Genetic Genealogy 2016 conferences and need a place to stay, you should make your reservations soon.

It's a proven fact that over half of all Jamboree attendees stay overnight at least one night at a local hotel. While there are other hotels in the area, most attendees choose to stay at the official conference venue, the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport.

There should be enough rooms for everyone who reserves in advance.

The best advice we can offer - reserve NOW!

Room rates are $165 per night single or double occupancy for the standard room. There is a small block of Concierge level rooms that carries a higher room rate of $185 per night and includes special amenities (free food!).

Reservations must be made by May 11, 2016.

To make your room reservations online visit http://tinyurl.com/jambo2016Hotel. If you do not see the $165 rate, tt may mean that the block is already full for one or more of the nights selected. If that happens, it is best to call the Marriott directly to make your reservation, at (818) 843-6000 or (800) 736-9712. Be sure to mention the group "SCGS Conference" in order to get the Jamboree rates and guarantee your room.

In-room Internet access is available for an extra fee. Free wi-fi is available throughout the common areas of the hotel and the meeting rooms. You may wish to rent a wi-fi hotspot for the event.

The discounted parking rate for Jamboree is $14 per day per car. Valet parking is available at $26 per day. Overnight guests of the Marriott enjoy in-and-out privileges, and parking charges can be added to your hotel bill for your convenience.

Want to save?

Marriott has a fantastic Rewards program with benefits you can read about here. One benefit of note - Rewards members may be entitled to "free standard in-room Wi-Fi." Exclusions do apply, so please read the details of membership outlined on the website. It takes just a moment to sign up for a Marriott Rewards membership, it doesn't cost a cent, and you don't need to provide a credit card number. Even if you stay at Marriott only once this year, at Jamboree, your Marriott Rewards card will save you money.

If you want to reduce your lodging costs, consider sharing a room with a fellow genealogist. 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 roommate@scgsgenealogy.com. Please include your name, dates of attendance, and tell us a little about yourself (gender, late/early riser, if you suffer from allergies, etc).

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