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About the Site
The Ventura Beach Marriott is located in Ventura, California just 70 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. The Ventura Beach Marriott is located only two miles from downtown Ventura, California and adjacent to the San Buenaventura State Park which offers a hiking/bike path, miles of spacious beaches, and access to the historic Ventura Beach Pier. With un-crowded beaches, harbor cruises, whale watching, culture, intriguing history, festive shops and many dining and entertainment options all nearby, guests will have endless fun discovering this quaint town. Ideal year-round weather allows visitors to explore the sites, connect with nature or simply relax in the heated outdoor pool located in a lush, tropical setting.
Arrival and Check-In
It is anticipated that attendees will arrive/check-in for the Gordon Research Conferences on Sunday between 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm and for the Gordon Research Seminars on Saturday between 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm. The first science session for the Gordon Research Seminars begins on Saturday at 3:30 pm so please give yourself enough time to check in and get to the session on time.
The Meeting Room and Poster Area
GRC science sessions and poster sessions are held in the Costa De Oro Ballroom on the mezzanine level of the hotel.
GRS science sessions and poster sessions are held in Las Brisas.
On-Site Housing and Facilities
Experience the true California spirit of Ventura Beach and the gracious hospitality and inviting accommodations of the Ventura Beach Marriott. The hotel has air-conditioned guest rooms equipped with phones, in room coffee & tea and TVs. Laundry facilities are available on site. The Marriott does not permit smoking in any of the rooms. The hotel has implemented a charge for parking to ensure the security of your vehicle, which is a discounted rate of $7 per night (self-parking) for GRC attendees. The hotel features a heated pool, Jacuzzi and a full exercise room.
There are 100 single rooms available for GRC attendees at the Ventura Beach Marriott. Accepted applicants have an opportunity to register for a single room on a first come, first served basis. Once all available single rooms have been reserved, you will be required to register for a shared room.
Dining Area and Meals
GRC meals will be served in the air-conditioned Atrium Mezzanine of the hotel. Vegetarian and gluten friendly selections are provided at all meals. Kosher meals (with two week advance notice) are available at the site.
GRS meals will be served in Puerto Escondido. Vegetarian and gluten friendly selections are provided at all meals. Kosher meals (with two week advance notice) are available at the site.
Internet, Phone and Computer Access
Complimentary wireless Internet is available in public areas and in guest rooms.
The Marriott’s Business Center is available 24 hours a day and includes computers with complimentary Internet access. A valid room key is required to enter the Business Center.
The site is fully handicapped accessible.
Daily Excursions and Activities (2017)
The Ventura Visitors Center offers a series of daily excursions/activities that depart from the conference site. Click the link above to download a PDF file with more details. This information will also be available in the GRC office at the site.
Spa by Diane Loring, Inc.
A spa facility at the Four Points by Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express in Ventura Harbor. Services are also available to attendees staying at the Ventura Beach Marriott. Visit their web site
, call (805-641-0022) or e-mail
for more information.
All GRC facilities are smoke free.