Hotel & Accommodation Information

Ten (10) hotels have been selected, all within walking distance or a short drive to the Orange County Convention Center, location for all events at the 2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting.  There is also a shuttle service (I-Ride) that runs from nearby the hotels to the convention center for $1.00 per day.  These hotels provide a range of sleeping room rates. (Refer to the map for the location of these hotels.)  Please make your hotel reservations by contacting the hotel directly via phone, fax, or e-mail and specify that you are entitled to the Ocean Sciences Room Block rate.  The cut-off date for each hotel is shown on the hotel listing.  It is important that you make your reservations early since March is a busy time in Orlando and availability and rates will be affected after the cut-off date.  We hope you will support these hotels.

All of the meeting hotels are sold out. Please investigate these alternate hotels if you need to make accommodations arrangements.

Alternate Hotel Options

Hawthorn Suites
7601 Canada Avenue
Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: 407-956-6101, Toll Free: 800-228-2027, Fax: 407-581-2152
Reservation E-mail Address: centralres@staysky.com
Single/Double Rates: 1 Bedroom Suites $125.00

Cut-off Date: February 8, 2008

For more information: http://www.hawthornsuitesuniversal.com

The Enclave Hotel & Suites
6165 Carrier Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: 407-956-6107, Toll Free: 800-457-0077, Fax: 407-351-2001
Reservation E-mail Address: centralres@staysky.com
Single/Double Rates: Single/Double Deluxe Studio Suites $99.00 or Single/Double 2 Bdrm/2 Bath Suites $139.00

Cut-off Date: February 8, 2008

For more information: http://www.enclavesuites.com

Holiday Inn International Drive Resort
6515 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: 407-351-3500, Fax: 407-354-3491
Single/Double Rates: $121.00

Cut-off Date: February 8, 2008

For more information: http://www.hi-idrive.com

Extended Stay Deluxe - Westwood Blvd
6443 Westwood Blvd
Orlando, FL 32821

Phone: 407-239-4300, Fax: 407-465-0352
Reservation E-mail Address: esdorlando@extendedstay.com
Single/Double Rates: $119.00

Cut-off Date: February 1, 2008

For more information: http://www.extendedstay.com

Travelodge International Drive
5859 American Way
Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: 800-327-0750 or 407-345-8880 Ext. 508, 509, Fax: 407-363-9366
Single/Double Rates: $89.00

Cut-off Date: February 7, 2008

For more information: http://www.travelodgeidrive.com

Ramada Convention Center / I-Drive
8342 Jamaican Court
Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: 407-363-1944, Fax: 407-363-4844
Single/Double Rates: $99.00

Cut-off Date: February 11, 2008
Group Code for Reservations: CGASLO

For more information: http://www.ramada-idrive.com

Rosen Plaza Hotel - Headquarters Hotel
(Sold Out on 12 Feb 08)

9700 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: (407) 996-9700 or 800-627-8258, Fax: 407-996-9119
Online Reservations: https://reservations.ihotelier.com/crs/g_reservation.cfm
?groupID=40555&hotelID=2019
Room Rate: $161.00 (single/double)

Reservation Cut-off Date: 04 February 2008

This hotel is headquarters for the meeting and is adjacent to attractions, including the Convention Center.  Airport shuttle services are available.  The Rosen Plaza is a short walk away from the Convention Center and a Trolley Stop is directly in front of the hotel. 

Guests at The Rosen Plaza enjoy award-winning hospitality.  Amenities include fitness facilities, valet parking, and a business center.  The hotel provides deluxe guest rooms featuring high-speed Internet access, in-room safes, coffee makers, computerized card key locks, voice mail and data ports.  "Hot Spots" can be found throughout common areas of the hotel for guests using wireless Internet connections. Four on-site restaurants provide a variety of dining experiences. 

For more information, please visit http://www.rosenplaza.com

Courtyard by Marriott
International Drive/Convention Center
(Sold Out on 21 Jan 08)

8600 Austrian Court
Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: 407-351-2244 or 800-321-2211, Fax: 407-351-3306
Online Reservations: http://www.internationaldrivecourtyard.com

Room Rate: $116.00 (single/double)

Reservation Cut-off Date: 04 February 2008

The Courtyard's location provides the best of all worlds, equally convenient to the Convention Center and Orlando's exciting theme parks.  Restaurants and shopping are within walking distance. This hotel is less than one mile from the Convention Center. A Trolley Stop is adjacent to the hotel for transportation to other popular destinations.

This newly-renovated hotel offers luxurious accommodations, Wireless Internet Access in the business center and complimentary parking.  Complete a workout in the fitness center with a swim in the outdoor pool.

For more information, please visit http://www.internationaldrivecourtyard.com

Days Inn Convention Center/
International Drive
(Sold Out on 21 Jan 08)

9990 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: 407-352-8700 or 800-224-5055, Fax: 407-363-3965
Online Reservations: http://www.daysinnorlandohotel.com

Room Rate: $87.00 (single/double)

Reservation Cut-off Date: 04 February 2008

Newly renovated, the Days Inn Orlando has updated guest rooms.   Located near the Convention Center, free scheduled transportation is available to Universal Studios, Sea World and Walt Disney World attractions.  The immediate area is filled with shopping, gardens, zoos and entertainment.  The Convention Center is within walking distance and a Trolley Stop is about one block away.

Hotel amenities include in-room safes, coffee makers and expanded cable.  Select rooms have refrigerators and microwaves.  The complimentary business center offers Internet access and printers.

For more information, please visit http://www.daysinnorlandohotel.com

Doubletree Castle Hotel
(Sold Out on 1 Feb 08)

8629 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: 407-345-1511 or 800-222-8733, Fax: 407-248-8181
Online Registrations: http://www.doubletreecastle.com

Room Rate: $129.00 (single/double)

Reservation Cut-off Date: 04 February 2008

Located approximately 12 miles from the airport and about one-half mile from the Convention Center, the hotel is convenient to shopping, dining and entertainment.  A Trolley Stop is just across the street and complimentary transportation is available to most major attractions.

Accommodations include complimentary self-parking, pillow-top mattresses and stereo systems.  High-speed Internet access is available for a daily charge. 

For more information, please visit http://www.doubletreecastle.com 

Hampton Inn Convention Center
(Sold Out on 14 Jan 08)

8900 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: 407-354-4447 or 800-426-7866, Fax: 407-354-3031
Electronic Reservations: http://www.hamptoninn.com

Room Rate: $119.00 (single/double)

Reservation Cut-off Date: 04 February 2008

Located in the resort district of International Drive, Hampton Inn Orlando-Convention Center is less than one-half mile from the Convention Center.  Also within walking distance is Pointe Orlando Mall which features dining, shopping and entertainment.  Scheduled transportation to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and Wet n Wild is provided by the hotel.  A Trolley Stop is just across the street.

Hampton Inn provides quality, value-priced accommodations.  Each clean, fresh, comfortable room is furnished with a coffee maker.  Enjoy complimentary local calls and no surcharge for using a calling card.  Complimentary amenities include a hot breakfast and wireless high-speed Internet access in each guest room.  Hotel room service is provided by TGI Fridays.

For more information, please visit http://www.hamptoninn.com

Homewood Suites - International Drive
(Sold Out on 11 Jan 08)

8745 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: 407-248-2232 or 888-697-8745, Fax: 407-248-6552
Online Reservations: http://www.homewoodsuitesorlando.com
Enter dates, then LAO in Group/Convention Code section at bottom of page.

Room Rate: $139.00 (King Suite single/double occupancy) and $169.00 (Double Suite single/double occupancy)

Reservation Cut-off Date: 04 February 2008

Located only one-quarter of a mile from the Convention Center, Homewood Suites - International Drive offers access to nearby restaurants and shopping.  Complimentary transportation is provided to the Convention Center, which is within walking distance, and a Trolley Stop is across the street. 

This all-suite hotel offers complimentary wireless High-speed Internet access for all guests.  A daily hot breakfast buffet is provided each morning.  Relax in the pool or spa after a workout at the state-of-the-art fitness center.  Additional amenities include safe deposit boxes, guest laundry facilities and complimentary parking. 

For more information, please visit http://www.homewoodsuitesorlando.com

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel
& Suites Convention Center
(Sold Out on 21 Jan 08)

9956 Hawaiian Court
Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: 407-351-5100 or 800-446-4656, Fax 407-352-7188

Room Rate: $89.00 (single/double)
Online Reservations: http://www.hojo.com

Reservation Cut-off Date: 04 February 2008

The Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel - Orlando offers affordable accommodations for budget-conscious travelers. The hotel is located approximately 12 miles from the Orlando airport.  Free scheduled shuttle to Universal Studios and Walt Disney World Resort is available.  The Convention Center is within walking distance and a Trolley Stop is a block away.

Standard amenities include cable television, coffeemaker, dataport, in-room safes, and a telephone. For onsite recreation, enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub situated the courtyard. Guests receive a complimentary continental breakfast.

For more information, please visit http://www.hojo.com

LaQuinta Inn & Suites Convention Center
(Sold Out on 23 Jan 08)

8504 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: 407-345-1365, Fax: 407-345-5586
Online Registrations: http://www.lq.com

Room Rate: $102.00 (single/double)

Reservation Cut-off Date: 04 February 2008

Enjoy quality and convenience at the La Quinta Inn and Suites Orlando Convention Center. The property sits close to the heart of all popular attractions and approximately one-half mile from the Convention Center.  A Trolley Stop is in front of the hotel.

The La Quinta Inn and Suites Orlando Convention Center provides spacious rooms with free high-speed Internet access. The suites and select rooms include a microwave and refrigerator.  Each day begins with the complimentary Continental Breakfast.  The well-equipped fitness center and swimming pool are ideal for relaxation.

For more information, please visit http://www.lq.com

Quality Inn Plaza
(Sold Out on 28 Jan 08)

9000 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Phone:  407-996-8585 or 800-999-8585, Fax: 407-996-6839
Online Registrations: https://reservations.ihotelier.com/crs/g_reservation.cfm?
groupID=40313&hotelID=2022

Room Rate: $79.00 (single/double)

Reservation Cut-off Date: 04 February 2008

The Quality Inn Plaza provides easy access to attractions in Orlando, whether within walking distance or a comfortable ride away.  Walk to the Convention Center, a variety of restaurants, shops and entertainment.  The Pointe Orlando entertainment complex is located directly across the street.  Free transportation to Universal Studios Orlando, Islands of Adventure, Sea World Orlando and Wet n Wild Orlando is available.  A Trolley Stop is just outside the Plaza.

Enjoy three attractive pool areas within the lush gardens.  A Guest Services Desk offers day trips, transportation arrangements and attraction tickets.  A children's playground area is also on-site.

All spacious rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers and hair dryers. Pets are welcome for a small nightly fee. An on-site business center provides high-speed Internet access, fax services, and copy machines.

For additional information, please visit http://www.qualityinnplaza.com.

The Peabody Orlando
(Sold Out on 18 Feb 08)

8745 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Phone: 407-352-4000 or 800-423-8257, Fax: 407-345-4553
Online Registrations: http://www.peabodyorlando.com
Enter Reservations Section, then Group Code 883858 in Group Reservation Section.  

Room Rate: $199.00 (single/double)

Reservation Cut-off Date: 04 February 2008

The Peabody Orlando is located directly across the street from the Convention Center's main entrance.  Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Orlando and the Dixie Stampede are a short distance away and Orlando International Airport is a 15-minute drive.  The hotel is convenient to shopping, dining and entertainment.  A Trolley Stop is located just outside the hotel's entrance.

On-site fitness facilities include state-of-the-art exercise equipment, swimming pools and lighted tennis courts. Wireless Internet Access is available in guest rooms, as well as the Executive Business Center. 

The highlight of staying at the Peabody Orlando is enjoying the whimsy of the Peabody Ducks and their world-famous march on the red carpet.  

For more information, please visit http://www.peabodyorlando.com

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