Planning your trip
conference events will take place in the Westin Long Beach.
book a regular room there at the conference rate, see https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/afs
or call 888-627-8403
and reference the AFS group.
For the student rate, use this link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1506190483&key=25358A75
The conference rate for a room with single or double
occupancy is $169; for students, it is $129.
Some notes about reservation payments:
The hotel does not accept individual purchase orders. Payment
can be made by credit card, cashier’s check, company check, cash, and money order.
Checks are verified through Certegy. If you would like to mail a check, please
be sure to include your confirmation number. Please send to
The Westin Long Beach
Attn: Accounts Receivables
333 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
To pay by a credit card that
will not be present at check-in, please complete the Westin's Hotel Credit Card
Authorization Form. The form must be sent to The Westin Long Beach Accounting
72 hours prior to the arrival date, excluding holidays and weekends. For
further information, please contact Hotel Accounts Receivables at 562-436-3000
Getting to Long Beach
If you are flying, check
flights to LAX, the John Wayne Airport in Orange County (SNA), or Long Beach
Airport (LGB). The Westin concierge recommends these options for getting to the hotel
from each airport:
- From the Long Beach airport, take a taxi (about $23.00--27.00), which you can
find waiting at the end of the terminal.
(The trip is about 11
miles, or 20 minutes barring traffic.)
- From LAX and SNA, the Super Shuttle, a shared ride van service, is the most
economical choice: www.supershuttle.com;
- LAX: Reservations are not needed. The shuttle is available 24/7 outside the
baggage claim area. Look for the "Shared Ride Van Service"
sign.The fee is $17.00 per person one way; each additional passenger is
(The trip is about 21
miles, or 35 minutes barring traffic.)
- SNA: Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Make
reservations online at www.supershuttle.com;
there is an additional $2.00 booking fee if you
reserve by phone. The first passenger is $37.00 one way. Each additional
passenger is $9.00. (The trip is about 23 miles, or 30 minutes barring
- Super Shuttle also offers non-stop and private SUV, Sedan, and Mini Van
transportation, available for booking at www.supershuttle.com.
If your reserve the shuttle
online, enter "Westin" when prompted for your destination, then
select Long Beach from the results; alternatively, you can enter the address: 333
E. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802.
- For comparison, a taxi ride from either LAX or SNA is roughly $75.00-$85.00.