Convention Hotel

UPDATE: Rooms — especially double rooms — at the Marriott Marquis are scarce. If you need a room with one bed, please continue to try to reserve at this link. There are king-bedded rooms in the block still.

For groups requiring double-bedded rooms, please contact A Room With A View for information on the designated JEA/NSPA overflow hotel. They will secure the lowest available rates within walking distance of The Marriott Marquis hotel. In the event that rooms become available at the Marriott Marquis hotel due to cancellations, A Room With A View will notify conference attendees and help transfer reservations back to the Marriott Marquis hotel in the order in which they were booked.

A Room With A View can be reached at 1-800-780-4343. This is a FREE SERVICE for all JEA/NSPA attendees.

To take full advantage of the convention, delegates who live outside the San Francisco metro area are encouraged to stay at the sanctioned and officially designated JEA/NSPA convention hotel: the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. The Marriott Marquis will house all convention activities.

Please realize that even though an April 2, 2013, deadline for reservations has been set, neither the hotels nor JEA/NSPA can guarantee availability.

Reservations may be made online using the links on this page, or by phone, mentioning the appropriate event code.

Room reservations must be guaranteed with a deposit by a check or credit card for one night’s room and tax. Purchase orders may be used to secure rooms but not for final payment. Please bring all checks for total amounts due when you arrive at the hotel to check in.

Please do not book more rooms than you know you will need. Even if you cancel early, the hotel is not obligated to return rooms to the convention block. This may mean other delegates would have to pay more for their rooms in a convention hotel or that we would not “meet the block” which could affect the cost of this and future conventions. Convention officials suggest you make hotel reservations well in advance of the April 2 deadline. After this date, the hotel may release rooms being held for the convention room block to the general public.

As always, there is a limited number of rooms in each configuration. If the hotel is fully booked when your reservation arrives, you will be contacted concerning alternative hotels. JEA/NSPA cannot guarantee availability of overflow housing and do not provide transportation between the convention center and overflow hotels.

If there are any questions or issues in securing reservations, please contact NSPA at 612-625-8335. Any new information about hotels will be linked on this page as it becomes available.

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
55 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Room Rates: $209 per night for single/double occupancy; $229 per night for triple/quad occupancy, plus 15.5 percent tax per room, per night.
Reservation deadline: April 2, 2013
Online reservations link:
Phone: 877-622-3056, reference JEA/NSPA High School Journalism Convention