Hotel and Travel

Here you can find information for:

  • The Riverside Convention Center (directions, parking)
  • The City of Riverside (area attractions & activities)
  • Four 2018 Conference hotels (rates, registration, directions, parking)
  • Major airports and transportation options

Riverside Convention Center

Situated in the heart of the city's vibrant downtown district, the Riverside Convention Center is the location of all of the conference sessions and training workshops, as well as the Exhibit Hall and Plenary session. The convention center is 19 miles from the Ontario International Airport and less than one mile from the Riverside Amtrak station. 

3637 5th St, Riverside, CA 92501 map

Parking

City of Riverside

Named for its location beside the Santa Ana River, Riverside is the largest city in the Inland Empire metropolitan area and was founded in 1870. It is the birthplace of the California citrus industry and home of the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, the largest Mission Revival style building in the United States. Come early or stay after the conference to take advantage of nearby activities for all ages including the Fox Performing Arts Center, the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, which houses exhibits and artifacts of local history, the California Museum of Photography, the California Citrus State Historic Park, and the Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree, the last of the two original trees from which all California Navel Oranges have descended. Riverside is also home to the University of California, Riverside, including the UCR Botanical Gardens with 40 acres of plants and four miles of walking trails. You can also browse for antiques along downtown's Main Street or soar high above the Inland California landscape in a hot air balloon. The average temperatures for Riverside in October are 82°F high / 55°F low. 

Riverside area things to do and see

Hotel Rates: General Attendees

Important information:

  • This year we have room blocks at four hotels. Each hotel has specific rates, cut-off dates, and reservation instructions as listed below.
  • There are a limited number of government rate rooms available at certain hotels. To be eligible you must be a State of California or Federal employee (not city, county, or other local government). Please see the information and instructions below under 'Hotel Rates: State of California and Federal Employed Attendees'.

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501  map

4 minute walk from the Riverside Convention Center

Rates

  • $139 / night (single/double occupancy) - Deluxe room
    • Additional room types are availble at higher rates
  • Rates will be subject to occupancy tax and tourism assessment fees (subject to change)
  • Rate includes:
    • Complimentary WiFi in guest rooms
    • Complimentary use of the fitness center, business center, and eucalyptus steam room (in Kelly's Spa)
  • Rate is for October 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2018 (and 3 days before and after subject to availability)
  • Rate cutoff date is Friday, September 21, 2018 (after this date, or earlier if the room block is filled, rates will no longer be guaranteed)

Reservations

Parking

  • Parking garage located on 6th Street; directly behind the hotel
  • Self-park: $15 / night / vehicle (registered hotel guests)
  • Valet-park: $20 / night / vehicle (registered hotel guests)

Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center

3400 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501   map

2 minute walk from the Riverside Convention Center

Rates

  • $139 / night (single/double occupancy)
  • Rates will be subject to occupancy tax and tourism assessment fees (subject to change)
  • Includes complimentary WiFi
  • Rate is for October 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2018
  • Rate cutoff date is Friday, September 21, 2018 (after this date, or earlier if the room block is filled, rates will no longer be guaranteed)

Reservations

Parking: $14 / night / vehicle

Hyatt Place Riverside Downtown

3500 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501  map

2 minute walk from the Riverside Convention Center

Rates

  • $149 / night (1 king bed) or $159 / night (2 queen beds)
  • Rates will be subject to occupancy tax and tourism assessment fees (subject to change)
  • Includes complimentary WiFi and hot breakfast buffet
  • Rate is for October 14, 15, 16, 2018
  • Rate cutoff date is Friday, July 20, 2018 (after this date, or earlier if the room block is filled, rates will no longer be guaranteed)

Reservations

  • Click here to reserve online (preferred): CASQA Annual Stormwater Conference Group Room Block
    • Enter your arrival and departure dates, then 'Check Availability' and the group rate will show.
    • To book an additional night(s) outside of our group block, create your reservation as is and then email raylene.lopez@hyatt.com with your requested additional dates.
  • To reserve by phone, call 888-492-8847 and reference our group code: G-ASWC

Parking: $10 / night / vehicle

Comfort Inn Riverside near UCR and Downtown

1590 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507  map

1.5 miles from the Riverside Convention Center

Rates

  • $95 / night (single/double occupancy)
  • Rates will be subject to occupancy tax and tourism assessment fees (subject to change)
  • Includes complimentary WiFi and hot breakfast
  • Rate is for October 14, 15, 16, 2018
  • Rate cutoff date is Monday, October 1, 2018 (after this date, or earlier if the room block is filled, rates will no longer be guaranteed)

Reservations

  • Call (951)683-6000 and request the group rate for 'California Stormwater Quality Association Annual Conference' 

Hotel Rates: State of California and Federal Employed Attendees

  • Government rate applies to State of California and Federal employees only; not city, county, or other local government employees.
    • State rate: $95 / night (single occupancy)
    • Federal rate: $133 / night (single occupancy)
  • Rates will be subject to occupancy tax and tourism assessment fees (subject to change)
  • There are a limited number of government rate rooms available on October 14, 15, and 16 only.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Government rate rooms cannot be reserved through the General Attendee Block links provided above or by calling the hotels. Please follow the steps below.

Steps and requirements to apply for a government rate hotel room in the CASQA block:

Note: Your request does not guarantee availability of a government rate room

  1. Conference attendee registration is required in advance to be eligible to apply for a government rate hotel room.
  2. Attendee contacts Amy Porter and provides information verifying status as a State of California or Federal employee and the dates for which he/she is seeking a hotel room.
  3. CASQA confirms attendee's employment status and conference attendee registration.
  4. Following confirmation, and if government rate rooms are still available, CASQA will provide the attendee with specific instructions to reserve a government rate room with a credit card.
    1. Note: The block of government rate rooms are being held aside and they can't be booked by others.

Major Airports and Transportation

Ontario International Airport (ONT)

19 miles from the Riverside Convention Center (approximately 25 minutes by car)

Ground transportation options at the airport

John Wayne Airport - Orange County (JWA)

40 miles from the Riverside Convention Center (approximately 45 minutes by car)

Ground transportation options at the airport

Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)

56 miles from the Riverside Convention Center (approximately 1 hour, 5 minutes by car)

Ground transportation options at the airport

Long Beach Airport (LGB)

58 miles from the Riverside Convention Center (approximately 1 hour, 5 minutes by car)

Ground transportation options at the airport

Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR)

67 miles from the Riverside Convention Center (approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes by car)

Ground transportation options at the airport

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

69 miles from the Riverside Convention Center (approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes by car)

Ground transportation options at the airport

 

ALERT: CASQA Notification Regarding Housing Service Companies

CASQA has been made aware of a few service providers (Exhibitors Housing Management, Exhibitor and Conference Services) that have contacted some of our Annual Conference exhibitors to offer hotel reservation services. These organizations do not represent CASQA, nor has CASQA authorized them to use our name, logo, or trademark on information they may send to exhibitors or other registrants. To book your hotel room please use our special links to the CASQA Conference Attendee Group Room Blocks as provided above. Reservations made through any other housing services company cannot be guaranteed by CASQA and could result in additional charges, incorrect hotel placement, or inflated room rates for CASQA conference participants.