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Air Travel

Newport Beach is served by Orange County's John Wayne Airport (airport code SNA); the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel and Spa offers a courtesy shuttle to and from this airport. Other airports located within reach of Newport Beach are Long Beach (LGB), Los Angeles (LAX), Ontario (ONT) and San Diego (SAN).


Southern California offers many excellent lodging facilities that conference attendees may choose from. For those who choose to stay at our host facility, the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel and Spa, OCON has negotiated special pricing arrangements. The group discount rate will remain available through Friday, June 13, 2008. To book your reservation by telephone, call 1-800-228-9290 and give the discount code OCON 2008 to claim your conference rate. Parking at the hotel for OCON attendees is $4 per hour up to a maximum of $12 per day.

Note: The discount codes for online reservations are different from the code used when reserving by telephone. The appropriate code will appear automatically in the reservation form, depending on your room type, when you reserve using the links below. You must leave the discount code as it appears when the form opens.

Standard rooms $129.00* [SOLD OUT**]
Ocean View rooms $149.00* [SOLD OUT**]
Concierge level rooms: $169.00* [SOLD OUT**]

*Taxes apply to all rooms. The current tax rate is 10%, subject to change. The tax rate in effect at the time of checkout will apply.
**If you wish to be placed on a waiting list for a sold-out class of room, please contact us at 800-365-6552, Ext. 239. We will notify you if a cancellation creates a vacancy.

The Marriott does not allow smoking on premises.

ROOMMATE PAIRINGS: Single attendees who prefer having a roommate to help reduce their accommodation expense may contact Objectivist Conferences for assistance. We will attempt to pair you with another guest and will notify you so that you and your roommate can contact the hotel or lodging of your choice to make reservation arrangements. We cannot guarantee accommodation of roommate choices and are not responsible for making sure matches are suitable.

Other Lodging

Newport Beach Marriott Bayview [Web site] [Fact sheet]
Objectivist Conferences has arranged a limited number of discount slots for conference attendees at the Newport Beach Marriott Bayview, located three miles away at 500 Bayview Circle, Newport Beach, California. The conference rate is $169 per night for a one-bedroom suite with a sofa bed in the living room, for up to four occupants. To make reservations, call 949-854-4500 or 800-228-9290 by June 13, and give discount code OCON. Self-parking is $15 per day. The hotel operates a free shuttle to Orange County Airport and to the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel and Spa; however, shuttle availability is limited and is subject to conditions and demand. Contact Newport Beach Marriott Bayview for details.

The Marriott does not allow smoking on premises.

Hyatt Regency Irvine [Web site]
Objectivist Conferences has also arranged a limited number of discount slots for conference attendees at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, located 5.5 miles away at 17900 Jamboree Boulevard, Irvine, California. The conference rate is $135 per night for single and double rooms (this rate applies only at two or fewer occupants per room). To make reservations, call 949-975-1234 or 800-233-1234, and give discount code OCON. NOTE: One night will be charged to your credit card at the time of reservation. Cancellations must be made more than 72 hours in advance, or the night's rates will be charged to your credit card. Internet is available in guest rooms at $10.95 per day, and overnight self-parking is available at a rate of $13 per day (subject to change). The Hyatt Regency Irvine operates a shuttle to Orange County Airport and to Fashion Island, with availability and schedule subject to conditions and demand. Contact Hyatt Regency Irvine for details.

For those not staying in any of the facilities listed above, there are other options available in the conference area. We have compiled a short list of nearby hotels, with prices taken from a travel Web site. This list is by no means exhaustive, and there are many other options within driving distance, at a variety of price ranges. The hotels listed here are for the convenience of trip planning for prospective attendees, but Objectivist Conferences cannot in any way vouch for the quality or service of any hotel.

Other Area Hotels
Under $150/night* Driving Distance (in miles) from Conference Hotel**
Extended Stay America Orange County—John Wayne Airport 4.21
Under $200/night*  
Crowne Plaza Irvine 5.37
Atrium Hotel at Orange County Airport 4.55
Fairmont Newport Beach 3.85
Radisson Hotel Newport Beach 3.94
Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach 3.33
Under $300/night*  
Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport 4.48
Residence Inn by Marriott Irvine John Wayne Airport 5.47
Courtyard by Marriott Irvine John Wayne Airport 5.35
Marriott Irvine 5.23
Over $300/night*  
Balboa Bay Club & Resort 2.86
The Island Hotel Newport Beach 0.24 (two blocks walk)

* Source: Expedia.com, March 28, 2008, based on average price per night during the conference period, and excluding any additional taxes and resort fees.
** Source: Mapquest.com


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