The Advocacy Conference – Hotel and Travel

02 Oct, 2020

Conference Location

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Dr
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Wait List and Nearby Hotels

As of the afternoon of our January 12 cut-off, the group room block is sold out and is now closed. Currently, the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa still has rooms available over our conference nights, but the group rate is no longer available. Please contact the hotel directly at 800-222-6543 or via their website for information on current availability and rates.

WAIT LIST: If you would like to be placed on the wait list for a room at the group rate, please contact Kristin Hanley. Being placed on the waiting list is not a guarantee of a room. We recommend that you make an alternate reservation (see list of options below) and note the cancellation policy for your reservation in the event a room does become available at the group rate. Rooms will be granted as cancellations are received. You will be contacted no later than January 27 if a room becomes available. After that date, the wait list will be released.

Hotels Near the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa*

($ = $100)

  • Best Western Plus Oceanside Inn ($$) – 1-2 min walk to conference hotel
  • B Ocean Resort Ft. Lauderdale ($$-$$$) – 1-2 min walk to conference hotel
  • Bahia Mar Ft. Lauderdale Beach ($$-$$$) – 12 min walk/3 min drive to conference hotel
  • Courtyard by Marriott Ft. Lauderdale ($$$) – 17 min walk/5 min drive to conference hotel
  • The AC Hotel by Marriott Ft. Lauderdale ($$$-$$$$) – 6 min drive to conference hotel
  • The Westin Ft. Lauderdale ($$$-$$$$) – 7 min drive to conference hotel
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Ft. Lauderdale ($$-$$$) – 7 min drive to conference hotel

*The Public Affairs Council has not vetted these hotels. These recommendations are provided based purely on distance to the conference hotel. Please review the hotels and their policies thoroughly prior to booking.

General Information Regarding Room Blocks

Once the rooming block is full or after the cut-off date (whichever comes first), you may not be able to obtain the Public Affairs Council group rate or a room at the conference hotel. Therefore, we recommend that you book a room as early as possible.

Also please note that the room rate is only valid for the nights of the conference (check-in taking place on the first advertised day of the conference and check-out on the final day.) Some hotels have been known to honor the room rate on the few days before and after our events, but please be aware that it is not guaranteed and that the room rate may be different.

Please beware of SCAMS. The Council does NOT work with any third parties or intermediaries for booking reservations for our group room blocks. You will ALWAYS be instructed to book directly with the hotel for any Public Affairs Council conferences. Though you may receive reminders to book your hotel room and warning/notices as we get closer to our hotel cut-off date, those e-mails will always come from a e-mail address and no one will ever call you soliciting reservations or credit card information.

Reservations and Hotel Reservation Policies

A credit card number or one night’s deposit is required to secure a room.
Cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to arrival or one night’s room and tax will be charged as a cancellation fee.

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Dr
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Reservations: Reserve Online / 800-222-6543 (when calling, identify yourself as a “Public Affairs Council” registrant to secure the group rate)
Room Rate: $315++ per night plus a resort fee* of $20++ per night
Cut-off date: January 12, 2023
Check-in: 4 p.m.
Check-out: 11 a.m.
* Please note that the resort fee has been discounted for the group and you can disregard any other fees listed.

More Information on the Resort Fee

Please note that resort fee inclusions are subject to change. Currently, this charge includes the following:

  • High-Speed Internet in Guest Room.
  • Two Beach Chairs Per Day
  • Two Resort Welcome Beverages Per Stay
  • One-Hour Rental of Non-Motorized Water Sports Equipment Per Day For Up To Two Guests (Weather Permitting) – Select From Skim Board, Paddleboard, Boogie Board Or Kayak. Age Restrictions Apply.
  • Two Fitness Classes Per Day. Visit The Spa for Class Schedule (Reservation Required)
  • 90 Minute Tennis Court Use, Includes Racket and Balls, Per Day. (Reservations Required)
  • One Hour Use of Beach Games Daily – Giant Jenga, Connect 4, Bocce Ball, Horse Shoes

Getting Here

The rates listed below are subject to change by the hotel without prior notice.

  • Onsite parking: $39 daily
  • Valet parking: $49 daily

The closest and most convenient airport to the hotel is the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) which is ~5 miles from the hotel. Estimated taxi fare from the airport to the hotel is ~$20 one way. The hotel can also be accessed via Miami International Airport (MIA) which is ~32 miles away or Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) which is ~50 miles away. Please visit the hotel’s website here for more information.

You can find driving directions here or for customized directions, please use the map below.