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Accommodations & Travel



Sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS)


Co-located with the 2009 SISO Spring Simulation Interoperability Workshop (SIW)




































The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS)
P.O. Box 17900    San Diego, CA  92177-7900
858-277-3888 / Fax: 858-277-3930

Accommodations & Travel

To facilitate your travel to SpringSim'09, this page provides valuable information about local excursions, hotel information, visa memos, transportation info, and other information. As you plan your travel, please check the information provided on this page. Please note that the local committee is making every effort to facilitate your travel arrangements.

Room Reservations   Airport Information
Hotel Information   Transportation to Hotel
Directions to the Hotel   Local Excursions
Visa Information     

Room Reservations

SpringSim'09 will be held March 22 - 27, 2009 at the Doubletree Hotel San Diego-Mission Valley, San Diego, CA, USA 92108, located at 7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, California, United States 92108, Tel:1-619-297-5466 Fax:1-619-297-5499.  SCS has made special arrangements with the hotel for SpringSim'09 attendees. The rates are:

  •  Standard Conference Rate
  •  Government Rate (for US Government Employees)
Check-in time is 3:00pm   Check-out time is 12:00pm

See other Hotels in the area.

Hotel Information

The hotel is conveniently located close to San Diego's finest sightseeing and recreation. It is located in the heart of San Diego, California amidst world-class shopping, dining and entertainment. The hotel is just a Trolley ride (Trolley station is located just across the street from the Hotel) away from Downtown's historic GasLamp Quarter & Old Town.  Other exciting places to visit in San Diego, CA include the following:
World-famous San Diego Zoo   San Diego Wild Animal Park®
SeaWorld   Balboa Park
Seaport Village   Legoland®
Birch Aquarium, La Jolla    

Hotel features include:

  •  High-speed Internet access in all guestrooms.
  •  Sparkling outdoor pool and whirlpool surrounded by tropical palms and mountain views where you can enjoy the San Diego sunshine.
  •  Spa and massage treatments.
  •  24-hour Fitness Center with cardio and resistance training.
  •  Tennis courts.
  •  Indoor lap pool and sauna.
  •  Fountain Café featuring a Mediterranean-influenced setting, serves breakfast.
  •  Windows Lounge, overlooking the pool patio where you can relax with your favorite beverage, serves lunch and dinner.
  •  Gift and coffee shop brewing Starbucks® coffee.
  •  Complimentary airport pick-up.

Directions to the Hotel

  •  From the North:
    • Take Interstate 5 South to Interstate 805 South to Hwy 163 South. Exit Friar's Road East. Take a Right onto Frazee Road. Take a Right onto Hazard Center Drive.
  •  From the South:
    • Interstate 5 north to 8 east to 163 north. (Or 5 north to 163 north) Exit Friar's Road East. Turn right on Frazee Road, turn right on Hazard Center Drive.
  •  From the East:
    • Interstate 8 west to 163 north. Exit Friar's Road east. Turn right on Frazee and turn right on Hazard Center Drive.
  •  From the West:
    • Interstate 8 east to 163 north. Exit Friar's Road east. Turn right on Frazee. Turn right on Hazard Center Drive. 7450 Hazard Center Drive.

Airport Information

San Diego International-Lindbergh Field (Airport Code: SAN)
3015 N Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101 619-400-2333
Distance from hotel: 7.7 mi.      Drive time: 13 min.

Driving Directions from Airport to the Hotel:

  1. Start out going EAST on N HARBOR DR.; 2.00 miles / 4 min
  2. Turn LEFT onto W GRAPE ST.; 0.39 miles / 1 min
  3. Merge onto I-5 S; 0.49 miles / < 1 min
  4. Merge onto CA-163 N toward ESCONDIDO; 3.18 miles / 3 min
  5. Take the FRIARS RD/I-8 W exit, EXIT 3B; 0.12 miles / < 1 min
  6. Take the FRIARS RD exit on the LEFT; 0.33 miles / < 1 min
  7. Take the FRIARS RD EAST exit; 0.30 miles / < 1 min
  8. Merge onto FRIARS RD.; 0.08 miles / < 1 min
  9. Turn RIGHT onto FRAZEE RD.; 0.14 miles / < 1 min
  10. Turn RIGHT onto HAZARD CENTER DR.; 0.23 miles / < 1 min

Transportation to Hotel

Complimentary Airport Shuttle Pick-up Only. Shuttle Service to the San Diego Airport is $10.00. Transportation requests after hours are provided by Cloud 9 at a minimal expense to the guest.

Hotel Parking: $14 self-parking fee and $18.00 valet parking fee for overnight guests.  Hotel lot is security patrolled.

Local Excursions

See the Local Guide on the Hotel's web site for a list of Local Attractions & Things to Do while you're in San Diego.

Visa Information

For traveling to the United States, attendees should be particularly aware and careful about Visa requirements and should plan travel well in advance. If you require a visa memo, please send your name, mailing address and fax number to SpringSim09-visa@scs.org, and for those with accepted papers, please include the title and all authors of your paper. All this information is necessary, and missing any of it will delay the issuing of the memo. We will assist in providing visa memos for attending the conference. Please note that it may take several days for a visa memo to be sent out after it is requested. Please plan accordingly.

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