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NMEA 2017 Conference - Travel and Lodging

NMEA 2017 Travel and Lodging  

Conference Hotel                                       

Charleston Marriott

170 Lockwood Boulevard
Charleston, South Carolina 29403

NMEA17 room rates at the Charleston Marriott start at $169.00 per night for conference participants.

This special rate is available June 23 to June 30, 2017
Book by June 4, 2017 to secure this rate!

Click here for reservations or call 1-800-228-9290 and mention "NMEA 2017 Conference" for the group rate.  You may also email Krystal Harmon at krystal.harmon@marriott.com with additional questions.

Rooms are selling fast. Some nights are sold out. Call now to book your room!

 

Travel from Airport

Charleston International Airport (CHS) is the closest and preferred airport, about a 25 minute ride to the Charleston Marriott. The Charleston Marriott does not offer an airport shuttle service.

Phone: 843-767-7000

Additional airports in Savannah, GA (SAV) and Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR) are both about 2.5 hours away.

 

Shuttles & Taxis

Company

Estimate*

Phone Number 

Charleston Cab Company

$45 

843-566-5757 

Charleston Green Taxi

$45 

843-819-0846 

Yellow Cab of Charleston

$25 

843-577-6565 

Tricounty Transportation

$90 

843-882-5466 

*Prices subject to change

Taxis may also be available on demand from kiosk outside of baggage claim

 

Rental Car Companies

Avis 

800-331-1212 

Budget

800-527-0700 

Enterprise

800-261-7331 

Hertz

800-654-3131 

National

800-227-7368 

Directions to the Charleston Marriott

From the airport, exit to International Boulevard.
Get on I-526 East (1 mile).
Take I-26 East to Charleston (8 miles).
Take exit 221A (Hwy 17 South) toward Savannah. Hwy 17 becomes Spring Street.
Continue on Spring St. to Lockwood Boulevard.
Turn right on Lockwood Blvd.
The Charleston Marriott will be on the right (170 Lockwood Blvd).

* The NMEA Conference is at the Charleston Marriott at 170 Lockwood Blvd. not to be confused with the Courtyard Marriott at 35 Lockwood Blvd.*

 

Getting Around Town

Marriott Shuttle
The Charleston Marriott has a shuttle that runs every 30 minutes to the downtown area. Conference rate is $4 per person per day. Go to the lobby to purchase tickets.

Uber
Most anywhere you want to get downtown will be about $5. Ubers are everywhere and one of the easiest ways to get around.

Lyft
Lyft is newer than Uber, but can work well if uber has a surge. If you’ve never used Lyft, use the code www.lyft.com/invite/FREE50AIRBNB to download the app. It will give you up to 10 free $5 rides

SCOOP
SCOOP offers free electric car rides on the Charleston peninsula. A great way to get around town! They’re available 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m. - midnight, Friday and Saturday. Call 843-900-4070.

Pedicabs
Pedicabs are great way to see the city. They’re easy to find in the more tourist areas of the city, but can be called at 843-577-7088.

CARTA (bus service)
CARTA runs a free shuttle that goes around the city to some of the more popular areas. There’s  a pick-up spot right outside the Charleston Marriott on Lockwood Blvd. Details can be found here.

Rental Bikes
Riding a bike around the city can be a fun way to see it. Affordabike on King Street is not too far from the Charleston Marriott and rents bikes. Learn more here


Ride Sharing Request

If you would like to share a ride from the airport to the Marriott for the NMEA17 Conference, we have set up a ride share form. Please note, that we are not pairing people or coordinating your travel, but rather we are providing this form to assist you with finding potential people yourself to share a ride with from the airport to the Marriott. All reservations and communication between you and potential ride sharer is your responsibility.

You can access the document and submit your responses here.


Room Sharing Request

If you would like to save even more money, we have a created a document to help you find a roommate for the NMEA17 Conference. Please note, that we are not pairing people or coordinating room reservations, but rather we are providing this form to assist you with finding potential roommates yourself to share a room while attending NMEA17. All reservations and communication between you and potential roommates is your responsibility.

You can access the document and submit your responses here.

 


 

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