Academy 2012 Phoenix Travel/Lodging Information

Travel & Transportation

The Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is the closest airport to the Phoenix Convention Center; it's about 7 miles away. There are various ways to get from the airport to the hotel: 

  • Metro Light Rail - A westbound/northbound light rail station is located south of Symphony Hall on Washington Street between Second and Third streets. An eastbound light rail station also is located south of Symphony Hall on Jefferson Street between Third and Fourth streets.
  • Valley Metro Bus Service - Frequent bus service is available between all three airport terminals and downtown Phoenix, served by Valley Metro's Red Line route. Less than a half-hour bus ride from the airport, Valley Metro's Central Station is a short walk to most downtown hotels and the convention center, and is also served by the Downtown DASH, a circulator shuttle that can drop you and your belongings just steps away from your final lodging destination.
  • Taxi Service from the airport to Phoenix Convention Center would be approximately $20.
  • Super Shuttle - The group has a $2.00 off one-way / $4.00 off round trip discount on SuperShuttle if reservations are booked online. The group must use the code: FRDTF. The discount is valid between October 21-29, 2012.  

Hotel Information

The Academy is working to secure additional rooms for attendees and exhibitors as all conference hotels are currently sold out. If you want to be notified when rooms become available, email HSGCOOR@VISITPHOENIX.COM providing your name, number of people in the room, arrival and departure dates, and telephone numbers. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Plan ahead! Book your preferred hotel before they fill up. Please note that you must be registered for the meeting to book your hotel.

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel (co-headquarters hotel)
340 North 3rd Street; Phoenix, AZ 85004
Single and Double: $222/night, Triple: $247/night, Quad: $272/night
Government rate: $106/night**
Highlights: This hotel is walking distance to the convention center and to many restaurants, entertainment options, and even a golf course. Some features that this hotel offers include an outdoor heated pool, 24 hour fitness center, and complimentary Internet through the Link @ Sheraton.

Hyatt Regency Phoenix (co-headquarters hotel)
122 North 2nd Street; Phoenix, AZ 85004
Single and Double: $208/night, Triple: $233/night, Quad: $258/night
Government rate: $106/night** 
Highlights: This hotel is walking distance to the convention center, and many restaurants, entertainment options, and even a golf course. This hotel offers outdoor heated pool, 24 hour fitness center, and yoga classes. This hotel is also the home to the famous sky high revolving restaurant ? Compass Arizona Grill.

Holiday Inn Phoenix Downtown - Ballpark (student hotel)
620 North Sixth Street; Phoenix, AZ 85004
Single, Double, Triple and Quad: $139/night*, Executive Suite: $149/night
Highlights: This hotel is walking distance to the convention center. It is also walking distance to Chase Field, home of the Diamondbacks, and US Airways Arena, home of the Phoenix Suns. The hotel provides free Wifi internet access in each room and has a business center. Amenities include an outdoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, outdoor basketball court, and complimentary hot breakfast.

*Meeting attendees must have student ID at check-in to receive the contracted rate.
**Please note that there are only a limited number of rooms are available at this rate. 
Meeting attendees must show government ID at check-in to receive the contracted government rate.