A Science Fiction/Fantasy Retrospective
November 21-23, 2008
|Last updated November 16 2008|
There are several parking lots near the Marriot, as well as on-the-street (metered) parking. The negotiated rate for hotel guests for parking at the hotel this year is $23/day/car. Plan on checking this when you check out, because the front desk is not used to groups getting a cheaper rate and may try to charge you the standard rate ($28/day/car). Because the parking section is actually owned by another company, this is the maximum discount that Marriott can arrange.
For those not staying at the hotel, the parking lot across the street (Crown Plaza) offers a rate of $6/every 12 hours on weekends, but that doesn't include in and out privileges. So that's $6 every time you enter the lot.
There is a Smart Park garage at 123 SW Jefferson St located 1 block north of the hotel on 1st Ave (to the right if you are standing in front of the main Marriott engrance facing the doors with your back to the river). Price is $1.25/hr, but a maximum of $13 on a weekday and $5 on a weekend. But remember, the charge starts over again each time you leave the parking structure.
Metered street parking is $1.25/hour 8am to 7pm (except Sunday). Most meters downtown will take debit or credti cards. Look for a single pay station per block rather than individual meters.
The MAX train has a stop about 10-12 city blocks (0.3 mi) away (depending on which direction you're coming from.) The Portland Streetcar has a stop about 6 city blocks away if you get off near 5th St. For more specific trip planning, check http://trimet.org. The Marriott is within Fareless Square which means MAX, the Streetcar, and all buses are free within the downtown area. Bus routes 35, 36, 54, and 56 all stop at 2nd and Clay (back of the hotel.) Bus routes 38, 43, 45, 55, 92, and 96 all stop at 2nd and Columbia, across the street from the back of the hotel.
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