Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Events & Education


2018 SMACNA Annual Convention

October 14-17, 2018 | San Diego, California

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Hotel and Travel Info

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Situated on the waterfront overlooking San Diego Bay in downtown San Diego, the Marriott offers something for everyone. Located in one of America’s finest cities, the hotel is steps away from the famous Gaslamp District, boasting some of the city’s finest restaurants as well as world class shopping. Also located nearby are attractions like the USS Midway Museum, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo.

The Marriott features spacious accommodations, many of which feature scenic waterfront views. Take advantage of their 4-star amenities, including two free-form swimming pools, a fitness center and a full-service spa, The Hideaway. They also offer a range of dining options, including award-winning cuisine at Marina Kitchen Restaurant & Bar and inventive Asian-fusion at Roy's. With over 275,000 square feet of meeting space, the Marriott offers a State of the Art Convention Center. Come discover all that the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina has to offer!

Hotel Information
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Room Type
Single/Double Standard Guest Room:  $289

Additional Fees
Taxes: currently 12.5% tax + $.77 commerce fee, per room per night
Additional person: $20 per room per night

$35 self-park; $50 valet

Check in/Check out
Guest accommodations will be available after 4 p.m on day of arrival and check out is 11 a.m. on day of departure

Reservation Cutoff Date: September 28, 2018

Getting to the Convention

San Diego International Airport
San Diego International Airport is approximately 4 miles from the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, about a 10-minute drive.

Advanced Shuttle provides transportation from the airport to the hotel.  You may book the shuttle in advance by calling 1-800-719-3499 or online at

Taxi Service
Taxis are available in each of the airport’s terminals.

Car Rental
You may book your car rental through any of the major car rental agencies which are located offsite at the NEW Consolidated Rental Car Center. Shuttle bus transportation is available from each airport terminal to the Rental Car Center.

Optional valet parking is available for $50 per day to all overnight guests and self-parking at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is $35 per day.

Travel Agent
If you require the services of a travel agent you may contact SMACNA’s agent, Corporate Travel Management (CTM), at (703) 318-9400 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET.

What to Pack
In October, temperatures remain consistent with afternoon high’s in the low to mid 70’s and evening lows around 60 degrees. 

All convention social activities and sessions will require business casual attire.

Comfortable shoes are important for all outdoor and ballroom social activities; e.g., the product show and the dinner and show will be held indoors.

Airplane Tie DownIMPORTANT: The meet and greet reception will take place aboard the USS Midway Museum (aircraft carrier flight deck) therefore, it is requested that guests wear flat shoes. Airplane tie-down hooks protrude from all over the flight deck thus creating a hazard for anyone wearing heels of any kind. 

A light jacket or sweater and long pants is advisable for evenings.

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