AALS Hotels

Reservations | Modifications and Cancellations | Beware of Housing “Pirates” and “Poachers”

AALS Official Housing is now closed for reservations. For changes, cancellations and new reservations, contact the hotels directly starting on December 26.

Important: Please make sure you verbally confirm the room rate with the hotel as all hotels must honor the negotiated AALS convention rate if the hotel still has availability in the AALS block. Be sure to ask for “In-House Reservations” at both hotels.

The room rates per night at all three hotels is $165 single occupancy, $170 double occupancy; applicable taxes apply.

  • Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (619) 234-1500
  • Manchester Grand Hyatt (619) 232-1234
  • Hilton San Diego Bay Front (619) 564-3333 (the Hilton is sold out)


The AALS 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, our headquarters hotel.

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

333 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Room rates: $165 single occupancy | $170 double occupancy
Suites also available. View floor plans and rates.
Check-in Time: 4pm | Check-Out Time: 11am

High-Speed Internet: Marriott Rewards members enjoy complimentary basic guest room Wi-Fi. Click here to sign up for a Rewards account at no cost.
Fitness Center: Complimentary use of the fitness center for guests. Open 24 hours; accessible with guest room key.
Onsite Dining:

  • Marina Kitchen Restaurant & Bar: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, 6:30am – 1:30am
  • Tequila Bar & Grille: Lunch and Dinner, 11am – 7pm
  • Roy’s Restaurant: Lunch and Dinner, Mon-Thurs, 11:30am – 10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am – 11pm, Sun 11:30am – 9pm
  • Exchange: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Open 24 Hours, Delivery ends 12am
  • Starbucks, 5am – 5pm

AALS has also negotiated a lower price on blocks of rooms at the Manchester Grand Hyatt and the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. The Hyatt will host some AALS programs and meals as well as law school and other organization events.

Manchester Grand Hyatt

One Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101
Room rates: $165 single occupancy | $170 double occupancy
Suites also available. View floor plans and rates.
Check-in Time: 4pm | Check-Out Time: 12pm

High-Speed Internet: AALS registrants will enjoy complimentary basic guest room Wi-Fi.
Fitness Center: Open 24 hours.
Onsite Dining:

  • Sally’s Fish House & Bar: a waterfront, wood fired seafood grill. Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm; Tapas happy hour 2:30pm – 5:30pm; Dinner 5:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Seaview Breakfast Buffet Restaurant: indoor, outdoor, and private dining options, 6:30am – 11am
  • Redfield’s Sports Bar: lunch, dinner, cocktails, and micro-brews
  • Top of the Hyatt: 40th floor lounge with incredible views, cocktails, and light fare, 3pm – close
  • Grand Lobby Bar: cocktails, light fare, and live music, 3pm – close
  • MARKET | ONE: on-the-go options and Starbucks® coffee, open 24 hours


Hilton San Diego Bayfront

One Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
Room rates: $165 single occupancy | $170 double occupancy
Check-in Time: 3pm | Check-Out Time: 12pm

High-Speed Internet: Hilton Honors members enjoy complimentary standard guest room Wi-Fi. Click here to sign up for a Rewards account at no cost.
Fitness Center: Open daily from 5:30am – 10pm
Spa: Open daily 8am – 8pm
Onsite Dining:

  • Vela: Breakfast 6:30am – 11am; Lunch (Fri-Sun) 11am – 2pm; Dinner 5:30pm – 10pm
  • Fox Sports Grill: Mon-Thurs 11am – 11pm; Fri-Sat 11am – 11:30pm; Sun 9am – 11pm
  • The Pool Club: 11am – 8pm
  • Starbucks: 5:30am – 6pm

Taxes are not included in the room rates shown above. There is a 12.75% occupancy tax plus $0.60 per night tourism tax.

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After you register for the meeting, you will receive a confirmation email from AALS with a link to book a hotel reservation online. The hotels for the Annual Meeting will only accept reservations made through our selected housing service, Experient, via the specialized link in the email. The AALS office is not involved in the hotel booking process. Reservations will be accepted only through online booking.

If you do not receive your hotel booking email, please contact AALS Registration at (202) 296-2355 or email registration@aals.org. If you received your hotel booking email but have difficulty booking your reservation online, contact Experient at aals@experient-inc.com.

Experient will email a confirmation within 72 hours of processing your reservation.


Hotel reservations should be made by December 20, 2017.

Arrival and Departure

Please provide your arrival and departure information when making your reservation. Rooms are available as early as December 30, 2017 and as late as January 8, 2018. However, only a few rooms are available at the AALS discounted room rate at either end of this period.

Occupants in Room

If sharing rooms, please designate one person to make the reservation. List all occupants including children and their ages. Children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge in parent’s room. There is an additional charge of $20 per person for more than two people sharing a room for people over the age of 18. You will need to notify the hotel at check in if any of the guests in your room are under the age of 18 and exempt from the extra person charge.

Accessibility Accommodations

If anyone in the room needs an access-related accommodation, please indicate the accommodations needed when making your hotel reservation.

Credit Card Guarantee

A valid credit card with an expiration date of January 2018 or later is required to secure your room reservation. Credit cards will not be processed prior to your arrival. Your credit card will be charged one night’s stay plus tax if you fail to cancel before 6 pm on the day of arrival (4 pm for Manchester Grand Hyatt guests) or if you fail to check in on your scheduled arrival date.

Reserving a Suite

The booking website includes brief descriptions of suites available at each hotel.

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Modifications and Cancellations

Reservations may be changed or cancelled after you receive a confirmation email from Experient. Prior to December 20 at 5 pm ET, please make changes and cancellations using the online housing reservation link or send an email to the address provided in the confirmation. Cancellations will not be accepted by phone. For changes or cancellations after December 20, please wait until December 26 and call the hotel directly.

Guests may cancel their reservation without penalty by 6 pm on their expected date of arrival (4 pm to avoid penalty at the Hyatt). If a guest fails to cancel before 6 pm on their day of arrival (4 pm at Hyatt) or fails to check in on the scheduled arrival date, their credit card will be charged one night’s stay plus tax or the check deposit for one night’s room and tax will be forfeited.

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Beware of Housing “Pirates” and “Poachers”!

In the past, registrants have sometimes been contacted with offers for cut-rate housing. The intent is to convince you that the offer is made on behalf of AALS, or that the soliciting company is a viable alternative to Experient. This is not true. Housing for the Annual Meeting is handled exclusively by Experient, through online booking only once you have registered for the Annual Meeting.

When AALS secures sleeping rooms at hotels for our Annual Meeting (commonly referred to as room blocks), we research the properties to make certain that our attendees will be adequately accommodated. The room block is established to ensure that sleeping rooms meet our standards and are offered at the discounted price.

Don’t be misled! If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the Annual Meeting, please do not make a reservation or provide a method of payment. We ask that you get as much information as you can about the caller and pass it on Mary Cullen, AALS Associate Director, Meetings & Exhibits, at (202) 296-8851 or mcullen@aals.org.

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