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Accommodations

Oakland Marriott City CenterThe 2014 ALSC National Institute will take place at the Oakland Marriott City Center . Conveniently located in downtown Oakland, the Marriott is offering a special rate for Institute attendees: $134 a night(single/double occupancy does not include taxes). Guests at the Oakland Marriott City Center also benefit from being at the heart of the action, staying in the same hotel where the programs are taking place. 
 
 
Housing is now open! To make reservations, visit the special website or call (510) 451-4000. Be sure to request the ALSC group rate when making your reservation by phone. Parking is available at a special complimentary rate for attendees. Self-parking is $17.50 per 24 hours (no in/out privileges). valet parking is $21 per 24 hours (in/out permitted). Parking prices are subject to change. 
 
Photo courtesy Oakland Marriott City Center 

Travel

Coming from out of town? The Bay Area has many options for travelers including air, rail, and bus transportation. 
 
Distance to the Oakland Marriott City Center from Bay Area airports:
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK): 10.3 mi (accessible by BART)
  • San Francisco Airport (SFO): 23.5 mi (accessible by BART)
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Airport (SJC): 41.8 mi

The conference hotel, the Oakland Marriott City Center is located near several public transportation outlets including the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). The nearest BART station is 12th St. Oakland City Center (.2 mi from hotel). The nearest Amtrak station is the Oakland Jack London Square Station (.8 mi from hotel). 

Visiting Oakland

Make sure to make time to explore Oakland and the Bay Area! Oakland Mariott City Center is perfectly situated for walking to Old Oakland, Chinatown,  the Uptown Arts District, Jack London Square, and the Oakland Museum of CA. Hop on the ferry at Jack London Square to San Francisco (don't miss the renovated Exploratorium, walking distance from the San Francisco Ferry Building), or take the BART—just one block away from the Marriott. Whether it’s food, arts, nightlife, shopping, sites, or just the great weather…find out why Oakland ranked #5 on the New York Times “Places to Visit” 2012.

Check-out the Visit Oakland website for tips on dining, attractions and things to do in Oakland.

 
Old Oakland Street Corner      Oakland Preservation Park     Oakland - Fairyland
Photos courtesy of Visit Oakland