Accommodations | Travel
We invite all attendees to block within the OAH room block to save up to $100 per night.
Attendees of the 2018 OAH Annual Meeting are invited to reserve their rooms under the OAH room block at a discounted rate (saving OAH attendees over $100 a night). These discounted rates are limited and only available until March 22, 2018.
Rates do not include taxes. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations must be cancelled no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date to receive a refund of the deposit.
Both hotels are located directly across the street from the Sheraton Convention Center
Single / Double: $163
or call: 916 443-1234
Sheraton Grand Sacramento
Single / Double: $158
or call: 916 447-1700
Located right across the street from the California State Capitol, this contemporary hotel in downtown Sacramento offers hospitality and inviting spaces where everyone gets the VIP treatment. Designed for the modern traveler, this hotel features spacious rooms and suites, a fitness center, full-service spa, and resort-style pool with a hot tub and cabanas. When you want to explore the area, you're just steps from exciting shopping, theaters, landmarks, and popular attractions, like Old Sacramento and Golden 1 Center.
Sheraton Grand Sacramento
The Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel is a contemporary hotel in the heart of California's capital city. Situated in the beautifully restored Public Market Building, the hotel offers sophisticated accommodations, top-of-the-line amenities and facilities, and essential conveniences for executive and leisure travelers.
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel offers 503 modern hotel rooms and spacious suites each appointed with the top-of-the-line amenities and plush furnishings, including our signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ bed. High speed Internet access is available in guest rooms and suites. Enjoy a multitude of traveler comforts at one of the finest hotels in Sacramento, and indulge in our private Sheraton Club Lounge.
The Hyatt Regency Sacramento offers secure and covered parking.
|Overnight Guests (in/out privileges)
Self-Parking | $20.00
Valet Parking | $29.00
Self-Parking | $2.00 for 20 minutes. $24.00 maximum.
Valet Parking | $8.00 1st hour. $2.00 each additional 20 minutes. $29.00 maximum.
Valet Parking | $5.00 for up to 3 hours. $2.00 each additional 20 minutes
Self-Parking | Complimentary for up to 3 hours. $2.00 each additional 20 minutes
Maximum height is 6'7" for vehicles. For assistance with oversized vehicles, please contact the Guest Services Department at 916-443-1234.
Electric Vehicle Charging:
6 TESLA units capable of 80A/208v charging
*All prices subject to change. For further information, please contact the Concierge at 1-916-443-1234
Sheraton Grand Sacramento
The Sheraton Grand Sacrametno offers valet and self parking.
HOTEL GUEST PARKING RATES
Sacramento International Airport
Sacramento International Airport was recently named fourth best airport in North America for customer service by Airports Council International (ACI), the international trade association for commercial airports. Sacramento International Airport is the gateway to Northern California and the world. It offers 11 airlines and 130 nonstop flights a day with service to major West Coast cities plus Maui; Honolulu; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Phoenix; New York; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Las Vegas; Guadalajara and more. The airport serves more than 10 million people annually.
Sacramento International Airport is located 10 minutes from Downtown Sacramento hotels and attractions.
Airlines servicing SMF (135 Nonstops per day)
It doesn't matter if you are starting out in Northern California or if Sacramento is just another stop on a long Northern California itinerary: Seeing our beautiful region by train is an experience in itself. Amtrak links Sacramento to the Bay Area, the Central Valley and beyond. Traveling by train is convenient, scenic and easy. And our historic train station is located Downtown, steps from Old Sacramento and Downtown Sacramento hotels, shops and attractions. Click here for more information about Amtrak routes, trains and pricing. To receive a discount on Amtrak trains, click here.
Traveling by Automobile
Sacramento is one of California's most accessible cities by car. Whether you are coming to Sacramento from the Bay Area, the coast, the Central Valley or the Sierras, the Sacramento region is easy to access. While drivers should be mindful of usual rush hour times, Sacramento traffic is far less of an obstacle than many other large California cities. Also, Downtown Sacramento features a great deal of affordable parking for visitors.
Sacramento has partnered with , the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow Sacramento visitors to purchase guaranteed parking passes at convenient parking locations throughout Sacramento. Inventory is limited so we strongly recommend that you purchase your guaranteed parking pass now if driving!
Upon purchase, parking passes will be emailed instantly, and can be printed or redeemed by smartphone. Entry to your selected location is 100 percent guaranteed with a valid Parking Panda reservation, even if the rest of the parking facility fills up.
SuperShuttle provides on-demand van service at Sacramento International Airport. They provide service to Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, Placer, San Joaquin, Yuba, Butte, Solano, Sutter, and Nevada counties. Pickup areas for passengers are located in the ground transportation areas.
Please call (800) 258.3826 for more information.
SuperShuttle also offers lift-equipped van service to passengers with disabilities with at least 24 hours notice.
Other shuttle service providers with airport permits are welcome to serve passengers with reservations.
Paratransit offers airport transportation to registered disabled customers. To make a reservation, call (916) 429.2744 at least two business days in advance.
Local customers must be registered with Paratransit in advance of making a reservation. Registration can be completed by calling (916) 557.4685 and may take up to 21 days to take effect. Out-of-town visitors may use Paratransit if they are registered with a similar service in their home town.
On-demand taxi service is provided by the Sacramento Independent Taxi Owners Association (SITOA) by contract. This contract ensures the availability of cars and the quality of equipment and service provided. While several companies are members of the association, all cars are white, carry airport branding and are required to maintain levels of customer service and cleanliness.
Other taxi companies with an airport permit or agreement, including Uber, Lyft and Wingz, may drop off passengers at any time and pick up passengers with an advance reservation.
All taxis are located in the ground transportation area adjacent to the baggage claim area.
Sacramento Independent Taxi Owners Association
$3 flag drop, $2.50 for each additional mile
Rate to wait is $25 per hour
Round-trip between SMF and downtown Sacramento is $66.00.
Seniors and military personnel are eligible for a 20% discount
On-Airport Courtesy Phone
Sometimes the best way to connect with your destination is also the most affordable. Yolobus offers daily routes to stops throughout the region. From Sacramento to Davis, Woodland and beyond, Yolobus can get your journey off to a flying start.
Best Practices for International Travelers to the OAH Annual Meeting:
Overall, international travelers need to be well prepared before traveling to the U.S. Specifically:
- Be prepared to explain where you are from, why you are coming to the US, where you will be staying, and your plans for departing the US.
- Be able to explain who you are, what you do, and the purpose of your conference in one or two sentences. (It is okay to rehearse!).
- It is a good idea to have a paper copy of your itinerary and paper evidence of your conference or activities.
- Have your papers organized and accessible – not in your checked bag. It is best to have hard copies – don't assume you can access information on your phone (and it may not be wise to do so).
- Be polite, well-mannered, and professionally dressed.
- Follow western cultural customs of eye contact.
- If you are receiving an honorarium or reimbursement of expenses, you may need to be able to explain how that is within the scope of your visa type and be clear that you are not coming in to the US "to work". If receiving an honorarium, a pocket letter explaining this may also be wise.
- If you have any criminal history, you probably want to consult with an attorney.
- If you have traveled to one of the 6 countries listed in the travel ban or have ties to those countries, you probably should consult with an attorney.
- Be prepared for delays.