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Transportation & Lodging

West Palm Beach, FL

 
Marriott West Palm Beach
1001 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
561-833-1234

West Palm Beach is a small, historic city best known for its eclectic high-end shops, trendy nightclubs, and fine dining. Just three blocks up the street from the Marriott is the CityPlace shopping area with stores, restaurants, IMAX, a bowling alley, and comedy club. A local trolley service offers free transportation between the major attractions in the West Palm Beach area. For more information, please visit Discover The Palm Beaches Florida, or visit the local area section of the Marriott website.

Just across the bridge from West Palm Beach is the island of Palm Beach, which has legendary resorts, exquisite mansions, and is home to some of the world’s wealthiest individuals. Public access to the beach is located on this island. Worth Avenue is also found here with approximately 250 high-end shops, boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries.

West Palm Beach enjoys a warm sunny climate year round. The average temperature in the summer is 89 degrees Fahrenheit, (32 Centigrade) during the day with evening lows in the 70s. A passing shower or storm during the afternoon is possible. Casual clothing is suggested. We also suggest bringing a sweater or jacket for sessions, as the rooms tend to be on the cool side.

The Marriott West Palm Beach is a short distance from the West Palm Beach Airport. Guestrooms include 1 king or 2 double beds, an alarm clock, safe, iron & ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, and bathroom amenities.

The single or double occupancy registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, with checkout Friday morning). If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, please contact Alice Fay at the Marriott at alice.fay@marriott.com. You will be responsible for the cost of any additional room nights as well as any incidental charges (i.e. in-room movies, room service, parking, etc.). A credit card will be required upon check-in for incidental expenses.

Airport Information

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is 2 miles from the West Palm Beach Marriott. Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) is one hour away. Miami International Airport (MIA) is an hour and a half away.

Driving Directions

Palm Beach International Airport (2.5 miles):

  1. Take Australian Avenue North or I-95 North to Okeechobee Boulevard East.
  2. Hotel entrance will be the 1st left.

Fort Lauderdale Airport (50 miles):

  1. I-95 North, exit 70.
  2. East on Okeechobee Boulevard.
  3. Hotel is on left

Miami International Airport (71 miles):

  1. Merge onto FL-836 E/Dolphin Expy E toward I-95/Downtown
  2. Merge onto I-95 N via the exit on the left toward Ft Lauderdale
  3. Take the FL-704/Okeechobee Blvd exit, EXIT 70, toward Downtown
  4. Merge onto FL-704/Okeechobee Blvd toward Downtown/Museums/PBA Univ.
  5. Okeechobee Blvd is on the right

Parking

Self-parking is available in the lot at the Marriott at a group discounted rate of $4.00 per day.

Shuttle Services

From Palm Beach International Airport

The Marriott provides complimentary shuttle service to/from the Palm Beach Airport. Use the courtesy phones located in the baggage claim area to contact the hotel for transfer service. Shuttle hours are 6am – midnight. If you would prefer a taxi, the cost will be approximately $20 USD. A taxi can be arranged at the Ground Transportation desks located in the east and west ends of level one-baggage claim.

From Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Shared ride service or taxi cabs are available from the airport to the Marriott. Shared ride service costs approximately $45 per person and a taxi will cost $125 USD. Transportation podiums are located outside the baggage claim area of each terminal to assist passengers with their transportation needs. If you would prefer to travel by train, you may purchase a tri-rail ticket to the Palm Beach International Airport, and take the complimentary shuttle from there to the hotel.

From Miami International Airport

Taxicabs and shuttle services are located on the ground level of the airport, outside of the baggage claim area. Taxicab services will cost over $140 for transportation to West Palm Beach. A cheaper alternative during the day is the Tri-Rail commuter train. Go to the third level of the terminal and follow the signs to the MIA mover. The train cost is less than $10 to get to the West Palm Beach station. Upon arrival, contact the hotel for their shuttle pickup service.    

Click here for the tri-rail schedules

Rental Cars

Avis
800-831-1212

Dollar
800-800-4000

Hertz
800-654-3131

Offsite Accommodations

For those attendees who choose to register as “off-site” (this package includes registration and meals only), below is a partial list of hotels available in the West Palm Beach area. All off-site attendees are responsible for securing and paying for their own lodging arrangements. Please note that FASEB does not have a rate agreement with any of these venues, and will not be supplying shuttle service from these venues to the Marriott. The list is provided for informational purposes only.

SpringHill Suites West
2437 Metrocentre Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Courtyard West Palm Beach Airport
600 Northpoint Parkway
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Hilton West Palm Beach
600 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL  33401

Child and Family Care Resources

FASEB provides detailed information for each conference site on the Science Research Conference (SRC) website and also provides venue information directly to each attendee. Although FASEB does not directly provide child care services, attendees are welcome to have guests (including spouses, children, nannies and babysitters) accompany them to the conference to provide such care. FASEB offers an alternative off-site registration fee at all conferences, to accommodate those with special family care needs (the off-site fee includes the conference and all meals but enables attendees to book their own accommodations). Both the FASEB and venue websites include information on nearby off-site accommodations that may assist attendees with locating licensed child care providers and daycare services. The venue management may also provide any assistance to attendees regarding child/family care issues or concerns, if available.  Please contact FASEB SRC staff with any special needs that they may have.

 

Please Note: Photographs or Video recording by attendees/speakers during any portion of a FASEB SRC conference is prohibited without prior written permission of the author/presenter, organizers and FASEB SRC staff.

Zika Virus

There are no reported cases in Palm Beach County, Florida, as of March 2016. There are some reported cases in other areas of Florida by individuals that have traveled to countries impacted by Zika and have returned to the USA. Normal precautions against receiving mosquito bites are recommended. If you have questions or require more information, please contact the Florida Department of Health Zika Hotline at 855-622-6735 or visit their website at http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/zika-virus/.