Hotel & Travel
The Marriott Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown/17th Street Hotel is the official conference hotel. It is located at:
1365 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
The room rate for those attending the conference is US$149.00 (US$171.35 including taxes) and includes a complementary breakfast.
If you want to book your hotel room from Thursday, July 9th through Sunday, July 12th, you can do it online, please use this link, which automatically includes the group code (savsava). If you make your reservations by phone, be sure to ask for the rate for the Society for Animation Studies conference.
If you wish to book your room starting on Friday, July 10th and/or ending Monday, July 13th, you need to call or email the hotel’s sales manager, Tracy Johnson, directly. Her contact information is:
Residence Inn Marriott
Please note, the conference rate is only applicable from July 9th through July 13th.
The hotel is about a 10-15 minute walk south SCAD-Atlanta’s main building (SCAD shuttle bus service will be provided), and 2 blocks from the MARTA Arts Center Subway Station, and even closer to the Woodruff Arts Center (which includes the High Museum of Art).
Check out the Marriott’s website here for a map and details on getting there.
If you are flying into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and do not have much in the way of luggage, the most convenient (and cheapest) way to get to the hotel is by taking the MARTA subway to the Arts Center Station — the Airport station is in the airport itself. (At the Arts Center Station exit on the east side of the station and go up to the top level, and walk east to Peachtree Street; cross Peachtree Street and turn left [north] and the hotel is just up the street; if you wish, you can transfer for free to a northbound MARTA bus numbers 23 or 110 going to Lenox, which will pass by the hotel; the same buses will also take you to SCAD-Atlanta.)
For those coming by train, the Amtrak train station is about a mile north of the hotel, but is within easy walking distance of SCAD-Atlanta.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is served by most major international airlines. (It is the primary hub for Delta Air Lines and AirTran Airways.) Transportation options from the airport are found here.
The hotel does provide parking. Parking at SCAD-Atlanta is free, though shuttle buses to and from the hotel will be provided.
SCAD-Atlanta is located at:
1600 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Travel directions to SCAD-Atlanta are found here. (See above information for more details on getting to the campus using MARTA.)