Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Register for the hotel: HERE.
For reservation inquiries, call 877-212-5752.
The official meeting venue & hotel is the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Each REU Site can send one participant with hotel expenses covered (we call this person the "designated representative"). All other participants are responsible for their own hotel expenses at the negotiated rate of $209 (plus taxes and in-room internet), subject to availability. All participants staying at the hotel must use the Marriott Hotel registration system in order to reserve a room. The hotel requires a credit card number to secure the room and to cover incidental expenses, but the room charges will not be billed to your credit card if you are the designated representative of your REU site.
Please make sure to reserve your room using Marriott registration system (see link above). This will identify you as a meeting attendee. For primary/designated Site representatives, whose accommodations are covered, note that this applies only to the $209/night rooms. Make your selection accordingly.
It is easy to get to the hotel from the airport or elsewhere; see map and directions below.
If you are flying, we suggest that you take public transportation from the Philadelphia International Airport. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) runs commuter trains from the airport every half hour into Center City. The train platform is located in between the arrival and departure roadways. After you de-plane follow the signs to “Baggage Claim.” This will put you on a walkway that passes over the airport car traffic. Halfway down the walkway are the stairs/escalator/elevator to the train platform. The cost of a one-way ticket is $7 and can be purchased on the train from the conductor. Take the train to Market East Station. Market East Station is underground directly below the Downtown Marriott Hotel. See instructions below to get from Market East Station to the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott. Depending on when the next train is expected to arrive, taking the SEPTA train from the airport to the hotel could take 30-45 minutes.
Taxi stands are also located in between the arrival and departure roadways: the stairway/escalator/elevator right before the one for the trains. On average, the cost of a taxi from the Philadelphia International Airport to the Downtown Marriott is between $25 and $30. Taking a taxi from the airport to the hotel, depending on the time of day, could take 20-30 minutes — maybe longer if traffic is an issue.
Amtrak arrives into Philadelphia at 30th Street Station. Once you exit the train walk up the stairs/escalator/elevator to the main hall. Facing in the direction of N 30th Street (there is a sign over exit doors — shops will be on your left), turn right and walk up the hallway ramp into the SEPTA section of the station. All SEPTA trains stop at the three main stops in Center City (30th Street, Suburban, and Market East); the only question is which direction. Take an eastbound train (e.g. the Doylestown Line). You may consult an agent at the counter for directions. The second stop is Market East Station.
The Market East Station is underground directly below the Philadelphia Convention Center and Downtown Marriott Hotel. The station is part of the Gallery Shopping Area that is connected to the convention center. You can follow signs towards the convention center. It is possible to enter the hotel without going outdoors. Exit the SEPTA train and walk westward toward the ‘A’ side of the platform. On the A side of the platform take the stairs/escalator/elevator entering the waiting area for the station. Exit the glass doors to your left to enter the shopping area. Take a second escalator directly in front of you. Exit the escalator and walk toward the Hard Rock Café (Dunkin Donuts and TD Bank) where there will be a third escalator that leads to the convention center entrance. Exit the escalator and turn left to take the walking bridge into the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel. Take the escalator/elevator down to the main lobby.
We will provide food for all meals (breakfast, breaks, lunch, and dinner). On Friday evening we will dine at The City Tavern, the oldest restaurant in the nation, continuously serving customers since 1773.
It is possible for meeting participants to take advantage of some of the sites and history that Philadelphia has to offer, independent of the meeting's official activities. See our local information page for more.