We have reserved blocks of rooms at two nearby hotels as well as apartment-style accommodations on the USD campus. ICAIL will provide transportation to and from the conference from all three locations at no additional charge. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE TO RESERVE THESE ROOMS AT CONFERENCE RATES IS MAY 7 (HACIENDA HOTEL) AND MAY 15 (DANA HOTEL and USD DORMS). After that time, you may have to book at another hotel or at a higher price.
There are many other hotels in the San Diego area, many of which are less than 20 minutes from USD by car. We do not recommend booking alternate locations (except those located in Old Town near the bus depot) unless you have or rent a car, plan to bike, or take a taxi (or similar service) to and from the conference. Public transportation (from locations other than Old Town) can often take a significant amount of time. (If you do rent a car, there will be ample free parking at the conference. See Transportation.)
(1) Hacienda Hotel (Old Town) ($153 per night single/double including all taxes & fees; includes breakfast & dinner vouchers for one person per room) MUST BE BOOKED BY MAY 7
[To register for the Hacienda, please go to their reservation web page, and enter the following codes: Group code: ICAIL2015; Password: USDICAIL.]
The Hacienda Hotel is located approximately 1.8 miles from the USD campus in the heart of “Old Town” San Diego, which is a tourist center that features 19th century San Diego landmarks as well as many restaurants (mostly Mexican), bars, shops, and hotels. Old Town San Diego houses a large public transportation depot that provides transportation throughout San Diego by bus, trolley, and train.
Breakfast buffet and dinner vouchers for the Tequila Factory Restaurant are included for each day of the stay (regardless of whether they are used) for one person per room. Complimentary shuttle transportation is provided to and from the airport with advanced arrangement with the hotel. Internet access is complimentary. Additional meal vouchers are $24 per person per day. If more than two persons are staying in a room, there is a $10/day fee per additional person per room. Parking is $14/day. The Hacienda also accommodates pets for an additional fee and deposit (please inquire with the hotel).
Transportation to and from the conference center will be provided directly to and from the hotel in the morning and early evening before and after the conference each day as well to and from events (e.g., the conference dinner). During other hours, USD shuttles run from the Old Town transit center (about a 5 minute walk from the hotel) from 6:45-10:45 am approximately every 30 minutes and from USD back to Old Town from 3:00-7:30 pm approximately every 30 minutes and are no charge. If the USD shuttle is not available, you can you can take a taxi to campus (about $10) or take Bus 44 from the Old Town transit center to campus (which runs about every 15-20 minutes most of the day and evening). Use the USD stop at Linda Vista Road and Mildred Street, then walk up the hill about 1/3 mile to the Institute of Peace and Justice.
(2) Dana Hotel (Mission Bay) ($148 per night for a single/double including all taxes & fees; meals not included) MUST BE BOOKED BY MAY 15
[To register for the Dana Hotel, please go to their reservation web page. The conference code should automatically appear but if it does not, please enter 0615ICAILC.]
The Dana Hotel is located approximately 4 miles from the USD campus and 1 mile from Mission Beach in Mission Bay, which is a popular resort area featuring many water sports, such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and sail boating. Mission Bay and Mission Beach house numerous restaurants, shops, bars and clubs, and hotels.
Unlike the Hacienda, no meal vouchers are included. Two restaurants are located on the property (Firefly and The Blue Pearl) and three additional restaurants are located within immediate walking distance (Red Marlin, Sportsmen’s Seafood, and The Landing Grille). Numerous restaurants are located on Mission Beach, roughly a 3-4 drive and a 15-20 minute walk from the Dana.
Internet access is complimentary. Parking is $20/day. Please contact the hotel if more than two guests will be staying in the room. The Hacienda also accommodates small dogs for an additional fee and deposit (please inquire with the hotel).
Transportation to and from the conference center will be provided directly to and from the hotel in the morning and early evening before and after the conference each day as well to and from events (e.g., the conference dinner). During other hours, you can take a taxi to campus (about $20) or Bus 8 (which runs every 30 minutes) to the Old Town Station then Bus 44 from the Old Town Station to campus (which runs about every 15-20 minutes most of the day and evening). Use the USD stop at Linda Vista Road and Mildred Street, then walk up the hill about 1/3 mile to the Institute of Peace and Justice.
(3) USD Manchester Apartments (on USD campus) ($68 per night per person; meals not included) MUST BE BOOKED BY MAY 15
[To register for the Manchester Apartments, please email Trang Pham, firstname.lastname@example.org, and specify your full name, arrival/departure dates, and person with whom you would like to share the apartment (if none is specified, a roommate will be assigned, see below for details).]
The Manchester Apartments are on campus, and a little over half a mile from the conference location. The apartments are usually intended for four guests but will be limited to two guests for the ICAIL program to allow each occupant to have his or her own bedroom and bathroom, with a shared kitchen and living room. The beds are full size and will be made with house linens upon arrival (there is no cleaning service during the stay otherwise). On top of each bed will be a set of towels, including a wash cloth and a hand towel, for the duration of the stay. Disposable water cups and individual soaps will be in the bathroom for your use. Guests should bring their own shampoo/conditioner, hair dryers, etc. All units have ceiling fans. Internet is available at no charge Monday-Friday with the conference Internet code, otherwise it is $5/day. All residents have access to an on-site fitness center, and the main campus gym can be accessed for $10/day. Coin laundry services are available in the building. (Guests sharing an apartment should be of the same gender or a couple. If no roommate is specified one will be randomly assigned based on gender. Housing assignments will be made under the coordination of USD Law School staff and conference organizers.) No pets are allowed in the apartments. There is nearby parking for $5/day.
USD offers many dining options for those who stay on campus. There is a main cafeteria that serves all meals as well as several campus restaurants and eateries that serve lunch and dinner, including the renowned La Gran Terraza with a view of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. There is also a small grocery store with sufficient produce and other groceries for any meal. Within a mile from campus are many additional restaurants and convenience stores. Very large grocery stores are approximately 3 miles from campus in Point Loma and can be reached by taxi (about $10-15 each way) or by public transportation.
The campus apartments are about a 15-minute walk from the conference facilities (see here for a map). Alternatively, there is a USD shuttle that runs from approximately 7 am to 7 pm every 15 minutes. Please exit at the Business School/Institute for Peace & Justice stop.