Hotel and Travel

Please note: With the high number of registrations for the Presidents Institute, the Hotel del Coronado, the main Institute hotel, is nearly sold out. In the event that participants are unable to secure a reservation at the Hotel del Coronado for one or more nights, the hotel has agreed to establish a waitlist in an effort to accommodate as many Institute participants as possible. Should you need assistance, please contact Allison Blackburn, CIC director of conferences (ablackburn@cic.nche.edu or 202-466-7230).
 

All program sessions of the Presidents Institute will be held at the Hotel del Coronado.
 
Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Phone:  (800) 468-3533 or (619) 522-8000
Fax: (619) 522-8238
 
Hotel Reservation Deadline for CIC Rate: December 3, 2014
Room Rate: $199 single/double per night

To make hotel reservations online at the CIC conference rate, use the Presidents Institute reservation link.

When calling to make your reservation, please indicate that you are with the Council of Independent Colleges’ Presidents Institute to receive the discounted rate. The reservation deadline is Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Please note that reservations made after the deadline cannot be guaranteed at the CIC rate and will be accommodated only on a space-available basis.


The hotel rate of $199 for single or double occupancy is available from December 30, 2014, through January 9, 2015, for those interested in an extended stay.
 

 
Hotel del Coronado (also known as The Del or Hotel Del) is situated along 28 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island, just across the bay from San Diego. It is one of the few surviving examples of an American architectural genre: the wooden Victorian beach resort. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, the Hotel del Coronado remains the second-largest wooden structure in the United States and has hosted many presidents, royalty, and celebrities throughout the years. This full-service property offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the Del Gardens. It also offers several restaurants ranging from a grab-and-go deli to elegant dining. There are many options for recreation including boating, bicycling, surfing, and nearby golf. Guest rooms are just steps away from the beach and offer 24-hour room service and newspaper delivery.
 


Transportation
The Hotel del Coronado is located approximately 11 miles from San Diego International Airport (SAN). Transportation to the hotel is available from several taxicab and shuttle providers located at the transportation plazas across from Terminals 1 and 2 and curbside at the Commuter Terminal. Taxicab rates range from $30 to $40 and shuttle rates from $16 to $25 for one-way fares. Making reservations at least 48 hours in advance is recommended.
  • American Cab: (619) 234-1111
  • San Diego Cab: (619) 226-8294 or (800) 368-2947
  • Advanced Shuttle: (800) 719-3499
  • Airport Shuttle: (619) 234-4403 or (888) 254-0333
  • Super Shuttle: (800) 974-8885
Self-parking at the Del is $39 per day, and overnight valet parking is $49 per day. Taxes are included with these rates. (Rates are as of September 2014.)
 

Driving Directions
From San Diego Airport: Take a left on Harbor Drive. Follow Harbor Drive to Grape Street. Take a left on Grape Street. Stay on Grape Street until you see the on ramp for Interstate 5 South. Take Interstate 5 South to Interstate 75 Coronado. Continue over the bridge and take a left on Orange Avenue. The Hotel del Coronado will be on your right-hand side, one mile and a half down at 1500 Orange Avenue.
 
From Interstate 15: Take Interstate 15 South to Interstate 5 North. Exit Interstate 75 Coronado. Continue over the bridge and take a left on Orange Avenue. The Hotel del Coronado will be on your right-hand side, one mile and a half down at 1500 Orange Avenue.
 
From Los Angeles: Take Interstate 5 South (approximately 2 hours) to Interstate 75 Coronado. Continue over the bridge and take a left on Orange Avenue. The Hotel del Coronado will be on your right-hand side, one mile and a half down at 1500 Orange Avenue.
 
From Los Angeles International Airport: Take Interstate 405 South (approximately 1.5 hours) to Interstate 5 South. Take Interstate 5 South to Interstate 75 Coronado. Continue over the bridge; take a left on Orange Avenue. The Hotel del Coronado will be on your right-hand side, one mile and a half down at 1500 Orange Avenue.
 

Automobile Rental
CIC has arranged for discounted rates with Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental for participants who wish to rent automobiles. For reservations with Alamo, call (800) 462-5266 and request ID# 7016394, or use the special Presidents Institute reservation site. For reservations with National, call (800) 227-7368 and request ID# 5030773 or use the special Presidents Institute reservation site.
 

Dress Guidelines
Resort casual wear is appropriate throughout the Institute. Formal business attire is suggested only for the Awards Banquet on Tuesday, January 6. If you plan to participate in the tours, be sure to bring comfortable clothes, walking shoes, a hat, and sunscreen.


Guests
All daytime sessions during the Presidents Institute, including breakfast and lunch discussions, are open only to registered participants. Tickets may be purchased on-site for special guests to participate in the opening night Welcoming Dinner. Tickets for the Awards Reception and Banquet may be ordered at the time of registration.
 

Childcare
Childcare service may be arranged through Marion’s Childcare, Inc., a private provider partnering with the Hotel del Coronado. To make arrangements, please call the concierge at (619) 522-8196 or book online at www.hotelchildcare.com.

The hotel also offers Kidtopia, a colorful center for children ages 4–12 featuring two-hour activities and three- to five-hour adventures. Kids can enjoy entertainment stations and games, fun house mirrors, beach-themed rooms for crafts, stage performances, and playtime. Contact vacationplanner@hoteldel.com or call (619) 522-8815 for reservations. You can also view the current Kidtopia schedule online (PDF).

Please note: This service is subject to cancellation based on enrollment numbers.
 

Spa Services
The hotel is offering a 15 percent discount on some services at the spa at the Del for Presidents Institute participants. To make appointments, call (619) 522-8100 or visit http://hoteldel.com/coronado-spa. You can also download the Spa brochure (PDF).

Please note: Salon services are not available with this discount.


Retired President Eligibility
CIC welcomes retired presidents who wish to participate in the Presidents Institute and remain involved in discussions of professional matters with former colleagues. Having retired presidents at the Institute is of value to current presidents, especially those who are relatively new to their positions, as an additional source of welcome advice from more experienced colleagues. Retired presidents who are working for a sponsoring firm should participate in the Presidents Institute as one of the firm’s representatives, not as a retired president. Retired presidents who work for a firm that is eligible to be a sponsor but is not should not participate in the Institute. Questions about eligibility to register as a retired president should be directed to Barbara Hetrick, CIC senior vice president, at bhetrick@cic.nche.edu or (202) 466-7230.