Host Hotel: Tucson Marriott University Park
880 E 2nd St, Tucson, Arizona 85719
Airport code: TUS
The in-person portion of the 2021 ALTA Conference will be held at the Tucson Marriott University Park in Tucson, Arizona. The Tucson Marriott University Park is located in the trendy Main Gate Square District, between the University of Arizona's campus and Tucson's downtown. ALTA secured a block of rooms in the Tucson Marriott University Park for conference attendees. The ALTA Conference block of hotel rooms was released to the general public on October 19, 2021.
When you book your room through our link, you not only get a great deal on your room ($179), but you also support ALTA, as the Marriott gives a portion of that room rate to our organization!
What to Expect: Read about the Marriott's pandemic-related protocols and practices on their website.
Cancellations: Your reservation in ALTA's hotel block at the Tucson Marriott University Park can be changed or cancelled up to 72 hours prior to check-in without any penalty.
Online: Use this link to get the special conference room rate.
- Click on desired arrival / departure dates
- Click “check availability”
- Choose a guest room option and click “select” (to book an accessible room, first select a room)
- Review reservation details and choose room features
- Click “continue” to process reservation
If phoning, inform the reservation staff person that you are attending the ALTA 2021 Conference. Unless you identify yourself as a conference participant, you may be unable to obtain a room. Accessible rooms can also be booked by phone.
The ALTA Conference block of hotel rooms was released to the general public on October 19, 2021.
Find more information about hotel room accessibility here.
Note: Based on hotel availability, conference attendees can access the $179 room rate for the 3 days prior to and following conference dates (November 11-13). If you experience difficulty with the hotel reservation link, please contact Program Manager Kelsi Vanada.
Check-in time at the Tucson Marriott University Park is 3:00pm. The check-out time is 12:00pm, after which time guests will incur an additional night’s charge.
Complimentary wireless internet is available in overnight guestrooms and in all meeting rooms. The password for the MarriottBonvoy_Conference wifi is Marriott2021.
Onsite parking in the Main Gate Garage (815 E 2nd St), which is shared by the Marriott and the University of Arizona, is $2 hourly / $8 max per entry (or $15 overnight). Parking in the garage is free from 8pm Friday night to 5pm Sunday evening. Valet parking at the hotel is $20 daily.
Should overflow parking be needed, an additional nearby parking garage is the Tyndall Avenue Garage (880 E 4th St), with the same rates as the above.
Transportation to the Tucson Marriott University park
Please see the information below in the "Getting to Tucson" section.
Nearest COVID-19 Testing Center
The closest testing site to the Marriott Hotel is Downtown Tucson TEP Building (88 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson North side of TEP building). Testing hours at this site are Mon., Wed., Fri.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This site takes walk-ups, or individuals can register online (https://www.labfinder.com/paradigm/) or by calling 855-452-2346.
Breakfast is available for purchase from Wednesday through Sunday in the Tucson Marriott University Park hotel atrium, between the hours of 6am and 10:30am. Pay for your breakfast at the Starbucks (hours: 6am-10am and open again at 4pm) and it will be brought out to you in the hotel atrium. There is also an onsite bar in the atrium (hours 4pm-10pm daily; drinks may be carried throughout the hotel space and onto the Terrace). Many other dining options are just steps away. See our About Tucson page for suggestions.
Hotel guests may print sparingly (a few pages per person) in the onsite business center. ALTA will provide a list of the nearest copy shops should you need to print a larger print job; please ask at the conference check-in table for recommendations and locations.
Pets Welcome: Maximum 2 pets per room allowed with USD 150 non-refundable fee per room per stay. Contact the hotel for details.
Travel Information: Getting to Tucson
Airport code: TUS. Most ALTA attendees will fly into the Tucson International Airport, which provides nonstop service to 20 destination airports, with connections worldwide.
Location: 8.5 miles south of the Tucson Marriott University Park.
Free COVID-19 Testing: As of July 6, 2021, the Tucson International Airport has free COVID-19 testing (walk-up or registration). Read more here, and register online.
Getting to the conference hotel: There are many options for getting to the hotel from the airport without a car. This hotel does not provide shuttle service to and from the airport.
- There is a designated Uber/Lyft curbside pickup site at the Tucson airport, at the Rental Car Center, which is out the east exit of the main terminal. Follow signs for "App Rides." Drivers do not wait at the stop, but will arrive when requested through the mobile app. More info here.
- VIP Taxi and Yellow Cab are under conract with the Tucson Airport Authority to meet arriving flights. More info and rates here.
- Two routes of Sun Tran, the region’s public transit system, make regular stops at Tucson International Airport. More info here.
- Shuttles and car services from the airport. More info here.
If you fly into the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport (PHX), you can book a shuttle to take you to and from Tucson. A good option is Groome Transportation ($43/one-way), which has a stop in Tucson located 0.4 miles from the conference hotel.
Driving from the Tucson Airport to the Conference hotel
Head north on S. Tucson Blvd. Continue onto E. Benson Hwy. Turn right onto S. Campbell Ave/S. Kino Pkwy. Keep left to stay on S. Kino Pkwy. Turn left to merge onto AZ-210 W. Turn right onto Broadway Blvd. Turn left onto N. Euclid Ave. Turn right onto E. 2nd St. Turn right onto N. Tyndall Ave. The hotel parking garage, the Main Gate Garage, is at the corner of 2nd St. and N. Tyndall Ave. (Approx. 20 minutes)
Car rental at the Tucson airport
Seven car rental companies have counters and cars in the Rental Car Center adjacent to the east exit from the main Terminal. More info here.
There is a FlixBus/Greyhound stop at the University of Arizona, 0.5 miles from the conference hotel.
The Amtrak Station in downtown Tucson's Historic Train Depot is served by the Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle trains, and is located 1.4 miles from the conference hotel.
Transportation in Tucson
Note: Transit fares in the Tucson area (Sun Tran, Sun Link, Sun Van, Sun on Demand and Sun Shuttle services) will remain free for the rest of 2021 to provide riders with some fiscal relief because of the pandemic. Read more here.
Sun Link Streetcar
In central Tucson, the four-mile Sun Link Streetcar connects four districts with dining and entertainment options: University of Arizona, Main Gate Square, Historic Fourth Avenue, downtown Tucson-Convention Center complex, and Mercado San Agustin. The streetcar has easy access for mobility devices, strollers, and bicycles. Download the free GoTucson Transit mobile app to purchase fares for Sun Link Streetcar and Sun Tran buses. 520-792-9222
Sun Tran Regional Bus Service
The Sun Tran bus system serves metro Tucson. Transit centers are located at major destinations throughout the community. Download the free GoTucson Transit mobile app to purchase fares for Sun Link Streetcar and Sun Tran buses or call 520-792-9222 for more information.
Shuttle Service, Car Rental & Cabs
- Enterprise Rent-a-Car: 520-325-7909, enterprise.com
- Catalina Transportation Services, Inc.: 520-624-5466, catalinatucson.com
- GoldStar Town Car & Limo: 520-490-5406, goldstaraz.com
- Total Ride, 520-200-2000, totalride.com
- VIP Taxi: 520-300-3000, viptaxi.com
- Tucson Mountain Shuttle: 520-403-1368, tucsonmountainshuttle.com
Maps and more information are available on Visit Tucson's website. Click here for an online travel guide.