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29th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum

LODGING INFORMATION

Beware of
room block pirates!

Note: Exhibitors have reported being contacted by a company called Global Travel Partners. This is a scam service. Please refer to the information below and DO NOT book your reservations through this or any other company that calls you directly. We request that you contact VDF management if you have received a call from this or any other third-party room booking company.

Unofficial housing companies use various tactics to woo meeting attendees to book outside the official room block, which can result in VDF being required to pay costly attrition fees! Sham housing companies that contact attendees and exhibitors after meeting registration opens with fraudulent offerings of hotels rooms (sometimes at rates discounted from what’s posted on the meeting’s official website), requests for credit card information for previously made reservations, or pushes to book through them immediately. Typically the company claims that the meeting’s room block is nearly sold out but they can get the attendee a good rate at an overflow hotel or one outside the room block. These pirated rooms usually come with a large cancellation fee, so even if the attendee or exhibitor figures it out—or the association becomes aware of the scam—it can be too little, too late. VDF will let you know via the website if the room block is full and we will list alternative options for hotel reservations at that time.


 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: The Portola and Monterey Marriott currently have VERY LIMITED availability during the dates of the Forum.

We recommend attendees check back in five weeks as rooms will typically become available again closer to the meeting dates as attendees' plans change. Attendees considering cancelling their reservations are asked to do so before the reservation cut off dates so that others can make their reservations at the group rate. Thank you.

Attendees may want to consider the following convenient, nearby options:

OTHER LODGING OPTIONS

There are two other hotels within two blocks of The Portola that offer reasonable accommodations. VDF has not secured a block of rooms with any of these properties.

Hotel Pacific

The Monterey Hotel

Other nearby options:

On Cannery Row (approximately 1.5 miles from The Portola, connected by a walking path along the bay) This area is the heart of Monterey Bay and offers great dining, shopping and entertainment, including the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Attendees will need to arrange for transportation if walking is not an option.

Monterey Bay Inn

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row

Best Western Plus Victorian Inn

Otter Inn

Spindrift Inn

Intercontinental the Clement Monterey

 

THE PORTOLA (VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

Group rate: $215++ (single/double)

Reservations within the group block include:

~ Complimentary wireless internet access
~ Discounted rate of $10 per 24-hours on self-parking

Online reservation instructions:

Note: Reservations for three days pre- and post-Forum at the group rate are based upon availability.

  • Reservations must be received on or before September 28, 2015 in order to secure the group rate (based on availability). We recommend attendees make their reservations early to ensure lodging at the host hotel.
  • Follow this link to make reservations online:

    https://resweb.passkey.com/go/2015veterinarydentalforum

When making reservations by telephone, follow these instructions:

  • Call 1-888-222-5851
  • Be sure you specify the following:

Hotel name: “The Portola Inn ”
Group name: “Veterinary Dental Forum”
Dates requested: If you are requesting the group discounted rate for dates prior to October 28th or after November 1st, keep in mind the group rate will be honored on an 'as available' status.

 

 

 

MONTEREY MARRIOTT (VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

Group rate: $215++ (single/double)

Reservations within the group block include:

~ Complimentary wireless internet access

Online reservation instructions:

Note: Reservations for three days pre- and post-Forum at the group rate are based upon availability. Please be aware that if you include these additional days in your reservation and they are sold out, it may appear that all the dates (including the Forum dates) are sold out. This is likely not the case so please contact our office and we will work with the hotel to resolve the issue.

  • Reservations must be received on or before October 6, 2015 in order to secure the group rate (based on availability). We recommend attendees make their reservations early to ensure lodging at the host hotel.
  • Follow this link to make reservations online:

    https://resweb.passkey.com/go/matrixamcveterinarydental2015

When making reservations by telephone, follow these instructions:

  • Call 1-877-901-6632
  • Be sure you specify the following:

Hotel name: “Monterey Marriott ”
Group name: “Veterinary Dental Forum”
Dates requested: If you are requesting the group discounted rate for dates prior to October 28th or after November 1st, keep in mind the group rate will be honored on an 'as available' status.

 

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