Hotel and Travel Information

   Hotel  

The NCA 102nd Annual Convention will convene in Philadelphia, PA. Booking a room within the NCA room block is an important way to support the association and ultimately keep overall meeting costs as low as possible. Staying “in the block” is also more convenient and helps keep you connected with the informal activities and networking opportunities that occur at the hotels during the convention. NCA does not work with any third parties or housing bureaus for convention housing so please beware of anyone contacting you and claiming to represent NCA.There are guest room blocks at the three hotels listed below. The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown will house sessions, exhibit hall, and registration. There will be sessions scheduled in the Courtyard as well. There will only be sleeping rooms at the Loews. The Loews and Courtyard are both located across the street from the Philadelphia Marriott. Click the map below to go to a live Google map of the area.

Due to the popularity of the convention location, we have added two overflow hotels. 

Overflow Hotels

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
400 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Online Reservations
Reservation Phone: (877) 999-3223
$189 per night plus applicable taxes of 15.2%.
Reservation Deadline: October 17
Please reference National Communication Association if calling to make a reservation. The hotel is located approximately 8 blocks from the Marriott Downtown. It is approximately 2 blocks to the Market-Frankford Septa Line station at 5th and Market which will take you directly to the Marriott Downtown at 13th and Market.

Holiday Inn Express Midtown
1305 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Holiday Inn is sold out.
$179 per night plus applicable taxes of 15.2%
Make sure the Group Code: NCA is entered in the Group Code box. You may have to click More Options beneath the check-in/out dates to get to the Group Code box. The hotel is located approximately 4 blocks from the Marriott Downtown.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Online Reservations
The Marriott is sold out
most nights
. The reservation
link remains because any
cancelled reservations will
return rooms to inventory.

Reservation Phone: (215) 625-2900
Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown 
21 N. Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Online Reservations
The Courtyard is sold out
most nights
. The reservation
link remains because any
cancelled reservations will
return rooms to inventory.

Reservation Phone: (215) 625-6139
Loews Philadelphia
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Online Reservations
The Loews is sold out
most nights. The reservation
link remains because any
cancelled reservations will
return to rooms inventory.

Reservation Phone: (800) 235-6397

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The NCA group room rate for a single or double room is $199, plus applicable taxes of 15.2%, at both the Marriott and the Loews. The NCA group room rate at the Courtyard for a single or double room is $194, plus applicable taxes of 15.5%. There is an additional charge of $20 per person/per night for every guest over two.

There is a limited number of discounted student rooms available at a 35% reduced rate at the Marriott Downtown and the Courtyard. The discounted student rooms will be assigned on a random lottery basis. To enter the drawing for a student discounted room, please complete the following by September 9, 2016: 1. make your hotel reservation, 2. register for the convention, and 3. email your reservation confirmation number (the reservation must be in your own name) to convention@natcom.org. Drawing winners will be notified via email by September 16.

For personal assistance with making a reservation or confirming accessibility equipped guest rooms, please visit the Convention Accessibility page for contact information.    

   Airline 

United Airlines is offering discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares for attendee flights between November 7-November 16, 2016. To redeem on united.com click the "all search options" link. Choose your flight times, and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZWEK736071 in the Offer Code textbox located at the bottom of the page. You may also call United Meetings at 800-426-1122 for reservations. Refer to Z Code: ZWEK and Agreement Code: 736071. Outside of the U.S. or Canada, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office.

    Amtrak 

Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to Philadelphia between November 7-November 16, 2016. To book your reservation call Amtrak at (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Convention travel cannot be booked via internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code: X93A-947 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Offer is valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.

   Ground Transportation  

Hertz is offering a discounted rate to all NCA members. This special code is valid November 3-20, 2016 from all Philadelphia locations. Use CV# 022Q8122 at www.hertz.com or call 1-800-654-2240 and mention our CV number.

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL): Taxi service is available from Zone 5 of the Commercial Transportation Roadway. A flat rate of $28.50 (one-way) is charged for all fares to and from the airport to Center City Philadelphia. An additional $1 per passenger ($3 maximum) after the first passenger will be added to each fare. Trips can take 15-35 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

Public transit is available via the SEPTA Airport Line. Trains run every 30 minutes and stop at all major terminals. Attendees should take the train to the Jefferson Station. Please be sure to tell the conductor your final destination when you first board. This station is approximately three blocks walk from all convention hotels. Tickets purchased on-board are cash only and cost $8. For more information visit the SEPTA or Philadelphia International Airport websites.

Delaware Express offers shuttles and shared rides to and from PHL. To reserve a ride after arriving visit the Ground Transportation Information desk located in baggage claim. Shared ride van services are accessed in Zone 7 on the Commercial Transportation Roadway. For more information on transportation from the airport visit the Philadelphia International Airport website.

Amtrak 30th Street Station: Taxi service is available from the main concourse level on the 29th Street (east) side of the station. Taxi fare will cost approximately $10-$15 each way (excluding tip) and will take about 10 minutes depending on traffic conditions. SEPTA is also available from the 30th Street Amtrak station. Attendees should take the Airport Line train to the Jefferson Station. This station is approximately three blocks from all convention hotels. Tickets purchased on board are cash only. For more information visit the SEPTA website.

Uber and Lyft both operate in Philadelphia, including to and from PHL. Trips to and from the airport are subject to a surcharge.

   Travel Resources 

*The vendors listed below are not vetted or endorsed by NCA. 

Listing of convention area Wellness Contacts 

For information about the city, visit the NCA microsite created by the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For scooter rental visit Liberty Wheels or Scootaround.

Visit Carbonfund.org to learn more about identifying, offsetting, and reducing your carbon footprint.

In-hotel babysitting is provided by The Philadelphia Nanny Network and The Babysitting Company.