Hotels and Travel

ASMS Room Block Hotels in Philadelphia

The following hotels are included in the ASMS Room Block in Philadelphia and will be available via reservation link for each hotel posted to this page.

Hotel Name (distance - walk time from Pennsylvania Convention Center)

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown $209 (connected to Pennsylvania Convention Center)

  • Reserve now!  Room Block @ Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection by Marriott $209 (0.2 miles - 5 min. walk)

Travel Visa Letters (for international attendees)

International attendees may request an invitation letter to support a travel visa application. Please send your request to We kindly request that you register for the conference before submitting your request. Please include any details you need in the letter (like passport number, country of nationality, etc) in your email request.

Travel to Philadelphia

By Plane

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) serves the Philadelphia region with 25 airlines offering over 450 daily nonstop departures to 138 destinations in the U.S. and around the world.

Travel from PHL airport

SEPTA train is a 25-minute ride on the SEPTA Airport Line right at the airport. SEPTA’s Airport Line leaves every 30 minutes, and a one-way fare is $6.75. Trains stop at all airport terminals.

Taxi ride is approximately 20 minutes and costs a flat rate of $28.50.

Ride App Services. If you plan to use Uber, Lyft, or another app-based ride service after landing at PHL, proceed through Baggage Claim and follow the Ground Transportation signs for Ride App/Zone 7. 

By Bus

Megabus offers low-cost express bus routes throughout the Northeast Corridor. New Jersey Transit and and Greyhound Terminal located at 10th and Filbert streets.

By Car

Arriving car: Interstates 95 and 76, and the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Turnpikes, provide access from all points on the compass. Only 100 miles from New York City and 130 miles from Washington, D.C.

Parking: Once you arrive, there are more than 40 parking lots and garages in Center City plus metered street parking (read signs carefully for parking hours). To pay for metered parking, you can use a variety of payment methods (including credit cards) at one of the green kiosks, which will issue a printed ticket for you to place inside your windshield. For more information on parking, visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

Getting around by Taxi or Ride-hailing: There are more than 1,800 licensed and trained cabs in Philadelphia. Or download the Uber or Lyft app to order a town car to your location.

By Train

Amtrak trains arrive at historic 30th Street Station which is within a short walk of Center City. Philadelphia is only 1 hour and 20 minutes from New York City and 1 hour and 45 minutes from Washington, D.C., via Acela Express.

Getting oriented with Philadelphia is easy thanks to founder William Penn’s smart and simple grid street design, the heart of the city is easy to navigate. The Schuylkill and Delaware rivers border Center City’s 25 blocks on the west and east.

Pro tip: South of Market Street, streets running east and west are named after trees while north and south streets are numbered. Download a Printable Center City map.

Mass Transit in Philadelphia: SEPTA

Base cash fare for SEPTA buses, trolleys and subways is $2.50; transfers are $1. Get the SEPTA Key Card and put money in the Travel Wallet and enjoy the discounted $2 fare when you tap to ride. One Day Convenience Passes are good for 8 rides on transit routes taken by one person in one day for $9.

Septa Regional Rail serves the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. The system has 13 branches and more than 150 active stations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, its suburbs and satellite towns and cities, including a line directly to PHL International Airport. Stations within downtown Philadelphia are:

  • Jefferson Station, 10th and Market streets (directly attached to the Pennsylvania Convention Center)
  • 30th Street Station, 30th Street and Market Street
  • Suburban Station, 16th Street and JFK Boulevard

Beware Fraudulent Housing Company Alert

  • Beware of "housing pirates" that may contact you by phone or email. These are scams. ASMS and the hotels in its room block do NOT solicit by phone or email for hotel reservations.
  • We are already aware that a company is calling ASMS exhibitors (corporate members) and luring them to call an 800 phone number by claiming that they have important information about the ASMS conference in Philadelphia.
  • Remember, ASMS and hotels in our room block do not solicit attendees for housing reservations. Please do not be baited by anyone who does.
  • PROTECT YOURSELF and use the official ASMS reservation links, which you can access only through this website.
  • ASMS is not responsible for and cannot guarantee any reservations made through any third party housing provider. We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!