02 June 2012

Jamboree: Parking. Blech.

Let's talk about parking.  Blech.

There's just no getting around it. Parking is always challenging at the Marriott. While the location is very convenient for our out-of-town visitors and those who stay overnight, it's particularly  hard on the daily commuters. The Marriott has heard our pleas and has worked out an overflow parking area. We'll cover that in a few paragraphs.

Let's take care of the basics first.

Enter from Hollywood Way if you want to check in and drop off your luggage, if you want to use valet parking, or if you're dropping someone off at the lobby.  You can make a U-turn and go back out the driveway without having to pay.

Enter on Thornton Avenue to park in the Marriott parking lot.

When you are leaving, exit on Thornton Avenue.

Parking is $10 per day. Marriott guests have in-and-out privileges and can come and go at will. Tell the Marriott registration desk that you are parking, and they will code your room keycard to allow you to get in and out of parking. They will add the charge to your hotel room.

If you are commuting and not staying at the Marriott, daily parking is also $10 per day.  Daily parkers have no in-and-out privileges.

On Saturday and Sunday, nearly 1100 parking spots are available for our use. During business hours on Friday, the Bank of America parking lot is not open for use by Jamboree attendees.

1. DO NOT move any barricades or signs to come into the lot.
2. DO NOT park in fire lanes.
3. DO NOT drive around for 45 minutes, looking for that one open spot and getting all worked up and annoyed. There isn't one and it won't help.
4. DO follow instructions from parking staff members. 
5. DO use the overflow parking area.

You can park in the Airport Economy Lot C parking lot directly to the north of the Marriott across Thornton Avenue. The parking cost is $10. The Marriott will provide shuttle service to and from the Airport Lot C. (This map is also on the App and you can download a copy of it here.)

Handicapped parking is available throughout the Marriott lot. Additional handicapped parking spots will be available in the rows immediately to the east of the pavilions.

Commuters, to prevent delays leaving the parking lot, please pay before you go to your car. A parking attendant will be available according to the following schedule:

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Outside the Main Hotel City Ballroom
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Convention Center

Saturday and Sunday
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Convention Center

Valet parking is available at a cost of $22. Valet parking may be limited.

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