Travel & Accommodations

ScienceWriters2012 will be taking place at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh, NC.


Our headquarters hotel is the

Raleigh Marriott City Center
500 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh NC 27601
(919) 833-1120

A block of discounted rooms is available Thursday, October 25 through Tuesday, October, 30. Call (919) 833-1120 and mention "ScienceWriters" for a nightly rate of $125 (plus tax) or use Marriott's online reservation system Rooms are limited, and the rate expires Tuesday, September 25.
Make your hotel reservations today-even though the rate has expired, a limited number of rooms remain at the discount rate. They will go quickly so reserve soon.

We cannot provide roommate matching services, but you can ask around using the Facebook page or the Twitter tag #SciWri12_room

Note: Participants in the Tuesday tour to Beaufort will be responsible for reserving and paying for one night at the Beaufort Inn ($99 harbor view, $89 interior, plus tax)


The Research Triangle region of North Carolina is 260 miles by car from DC. Our headquarters at the Raleigh Marriott City Center and Convention Center is just three blocks from an Amtrak station. The regional airport is Raleigh-Durham - RDU, offering direct flights just about everywhere east of the Mississippi, as well as San Francisco and London. We'll be offering free airport and hotel shuttle service on Friday afternoon - tell us your plans when you register for the meeting online.

While you're here, you can take extra time for a side trip to the Smoky Mountains or the Outer Banks, each is an easy 3- to 4-hour drive from Raleigh.


RDU airport serves the entire region
Carriers include: Air Canada, AirTran, American Airlines, Delta, jetBlue, Southwest, United and US Air

Airport Taxi RDU Taxi Inc. (919) 840-7277

If you are arriving on Friday afternoon, there will be a free shuttle service. Please tell us your carrier and approximate arrival time when registering so that we can be sure the free shuttle finds you.


Amtrak RGH, downtown Raleigh, three blocks (uphill!) to the Raleigh Marriott City Center.


Parking in downtown Raleigh is $12 per day. Navigate to the Raleigh Marriott City Center, 500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh NC 27601

Rental Cars
In addition to airport-based car rentals, Enterprise in downtown Raleigh is across the street from the Convention Center at 431 South McDowell Street. (919) 833-8788