Accommodations and Travel


The conference host hotel, the Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center at the Berkeley Marina is SOLD OUT. Please see these other hotels.

HILTON GARDEN INN - Oakland Bay Bridge
1800 Powell Street
Emeryville, California, USA, 94608

Hilton Garden Inn, Emeryville, CA is nestled on the waterfront at the foot of the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge. Located in the heart of Emeryville, CA as San Francisco's newest neighborhood, Hilton Garden Inn hotel boasts breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay and Skyline
920 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94710
(510) 849-1121
2680  Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA  94704
(800)  549-1002
(510) 549-1000
1920's charm. This National  Landmark is located across the street from UC Berkeley. The hotel has 22  sleeping rooms and several special event rooms, including a 3000 sq. ft.  Great Hall. Offering an expanding Continental breakfast. The entire hotel  is available for rent for your special event. The hotel was featured in  Universal Pictures movie "Junior."

2520 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94704
(510)  540-7688
Located one block from UC Berkeley and  Zellerbach Events! Boutique historic three-story architectural jewel with  cozy home away from home ambiance. Offering urban convenience and  incomparable service. DSL Internet in rooms. Continental breakfast.  Restaurant on premises.

1175 University Avenue
Berkeley ,  CA  94702
(866) 548-1700
(510) 548-1700
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is conveniently located  near BART and restaurants. Only 12 miles from San Francisco and less than  1 mile to UC Berkeley. We offer deluxe Continental breakfast, DSL and free  parking. Wheelchair accessible.

2600 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94704  
(800) 238-7268
(510) 845-8981
144 quiet,  comfortable non-smoking rooms and suites. The Durant has become a  tradition for generations of Alumni, faculty and event planners since  1928. It's the only full service hotel next to the campus. Wheelchair  accessible.

2045  University Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94704
(510)  841-1163
Fax: (510) 843-6298
2740 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley , CA  94705  
(800) 992-9005
(510) 549-2145
Five buildings  with historic mansions and spacious, modern suites surrounded by beautiful  gardens and trickling fountains. Complimentary WiFi in public areas.  Complimentary DSL in all deluxe level rooms. Rates include full breakfast  buffet daily. Wheelchair accessible.

1538 Shattuck  Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94709
(510) 548-9930
Naturally impressive rooms with all the modern comforts of home,  but in the true tradition of European style hotels. Espresso Bar and Café  in lobby. No pets. Limited free guest parking, room service, expanded  cable with HBO, free local calls and no access fee charged for 800 numbers  or phone cards, patios and balconies, tub/shower combination in guest  rooms. 24-hour concierge service. Wheelchair  accessible.

1461 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94702  
(510) 848-3840
The Berkeley Rodeway Inn is a  completely remodeled charming motel. Offering all of the modern features  and amenities that business and leisure travelers expect. The Berkeley  Rodeway Inn is located less than one mile from the UC Berkeley campus, and  15 minutes from Oakland International Airport and the City of San  Francisco.

BERKELEY TRAVELODGE 1820 University  Avenue
Berkeley , CA  94703
(800)  578-7878
(510) 843-4262
Four blocks from the  University. Free parking, cable & HBO, wireless internet, in-room  coffee. Affordable rates. Clean and comfortable rooms. Security locks.  Close to BART.

The Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center at the Berkeley Marina is SOLD OUT , a world-class, full service meeting and conference center overlooking San Francisco Bay, provides superior service in a resort-like setting. Our exceptional northern California hotel, certified by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), is 20 minutes from Oakland International Airport, and convenient to all major highways.

Hotel ‘Smoking’ Policy

Like many major hotels these days, the DoubleTree Berkeley Marina is a non-smoking property, however the DoubleTree Berkeley Marina complies with state medical cannabis laws (Prop. 215 and SB 420) and each room has a balcony to accommodate medical patients and non-patients alike.

Need special accommodations, such as a wheelchair-access room?  Contact the Doubletree Berkeley Marina for personal service.

Hotel Parking

Bonus: Parking is free at the Doubletree Berkeley Marina for all NORML conference guests, vendors and patrons.

NORML’s ‘Share-A-Room’ Program

Need to save money on attending this year’s conference? Try NORML’s ‘Share-a-Room’ system by indicating who you’re looking for in a roommate (i.e., gender, age, medical cannabis patient, smoking vs. non-smoking, vegan, etc…) and NORML will try to match you with another NORML supporter who is looking for the same in a potential 3-4 day roommate.


Make Your Airline Reservation ASAP

With airline costs going up because of higher fuel prices, now is the time to lock-in a reasonable airfare. NORML’s 2008 conference in Berkeley is well served by two major airports, Oakland and San Francisco (and San Jose’s Airport is only 35 miles away).

For most NORML conference goers, Oakland’s airport will be the most convenient for which to arrive, however, San Francisco’s airport is less than 15 miles away (for those who plan on renting a car, San Jose’s airport is fairly close by as well). Oakland and San Francisco airports are both well served by mass transit and the BART system.

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