Stay in Touch
The group block at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach has SOLD OUT.
But you are welcome to reserve your room at the Hyatt Regency at the current rates that they are offering.
Alternatively, some other hotels near UC Irvine that may be of interest are:
Ayres Hotel and Suites - Costa Mesa
Travelodge Orange County Airport - Costa Mesa
Fairmont Newport Beach
Marriott Bayview - Newport Beach
More hotel options are listed here: www.accounting.uci.edu/travel/resources/hotels.
Note that some of those hotels will offer a "UCI" rate, but only if you call them on the phone and ask for it.
Some hotels have a shuttle that may be willing to bring you to UCI. You would have to ask them. Or you can take a taxi. Ask the taxi/shuttle driver to take you to the University Club (or UClub) - the conference is being held in Donald Bren Hall which is next to the University Club.
Alternatively, if you want to stay near the ocean, Newport Beach is closest to UC Irvine. Or, Laguna Beach is farther away, and is quite nice.
There are many hotels to choose from in those areas - we recommend you look online for what suites your needs. You would need a rental car to get to UC Irvine each day. You can park in the Anteater Parking Structure and walk to Donald Bren Hall.
UC Irvine is a confusing campus - if you are driving or taking a taxi or shuttle, we highly recommend that you print a UCI map and bring it with you.
Find here UCI campus .pdf
Donald Bren Hall is building 314 located in grid F6.
A group block of rooms has been arranged at the charming Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Room rates start at $189 USD per night, which includes:
- Complimentary basic wireless internet in guest room
- Two (2) complimentary bottles of mineral water per day in guest room
- Complimentary shuttle service to/from Santa Ana/Orange County (SNA) airport , Fashion Island, and Balboa Island
- Fitness Center access
- Complimentary access to outdoor games and water features at Oasis Pool.
- Discounted self parking: $15 per car per night
A conference-provided shuttle will take people from the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach to UC Irvine and back each day at several designated times (only). If you miss the conference-provided shuttle, or you stay at a different hotel, you will need to make your own arrangements to get to UC Irvine for the conference.
Orange County/Santa Ana (SNA)
Also known as John Wayne Airport, this regional airport is less than 5 miles from UC Irvine, a drive of less than 10 minutes. This is the preferred airport of local residents, and is closest to UCI. But it is a smaller, regional airport and most international flights don't fly directly into this airport.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
This is the largest airport in the area, and many international travellers will arrive here. It is 43 miles northwest of UC Irvine, and is about an hour’s drive in normal traffic.
Long Beach Airport (LGB)
This is another regional airport option. It is located 23 miles northwest of UC Irvine, and is a 30-40 minute drive in normal traffic.
Getting to your hotel from LAX or Long Beach Airport
- SHUTTLES FROM AIRPORTS
There are various shuttle services that can be used to get to your hotel from LAX or Long Beach airport. One service is SuperShuttle, which gives UC Irvine visitors a 10% discount. To obtain the discount:
Schedule your ride online at SuperShuttle website www.supershuttle.com.
Use Discount Code: B6FYL
For the conference hotel, choose: Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, Jamboree Rd.
- RENTAL CARS
If you will be sightseeing in Orange County/Southern California, a rental car is a good option. The airports listed above all have access to rental car facilities.
If you are staying at the conference hotel, there is a Hertz rental car onsite. You could rent a care from Hertz, and drop it off at the hotel.
Choose Newport Beach-Hyatt Newport HLE (On Jamboree Rd.)
You can park in the Anteater Parking Structure and walk to Donald Bren Hall ( building 314 located in grid F6).
Although there are trains in southern California, they do not go to UC Irvine and they are not a common mode of transportation. If you plan to arrive by train, the closest station is the Irvine train station. From there you will need to take a taxi or two busses to UC Irvine - a taxi is much faster.
Find more in www.amtrak.com/
DO YOU NEED A VISA?
Some international visitors will need to get a visa to travel to the US. To get the latest and official information on US visas and to see if you need a visa please visit www.travel.state.gov.
While the visa process typically varies from country to country (and sometimes region to region), it is best to start the process as early as possible to be able to satisfy all of the requirements and paperwork.
The visa process usually starts by visiting your local US embassy. Start by visiting the online list of US embassies.
VISA SUPPORT LETTERS
Visa Support Letters will only be issued to people who have completed the registration process and paid in full.
The email contact for requesting a Visa support letter will be provided during the registration process.
Those requesting a letter should allow up to one week to receive it. All requests are handled in the order they are received. The information below should be included with the request.
• Name (as it appears on attendee’s passport) and mailing address.
• Attendee’s registration confirmation number.
• Authors may indicate their paper or poster title.
• Include a fax number or email address of where letter can be sent.