Hotel Accommodations

Durham Marriott2020 SciTS Conference

Sunday, May 31 – Thursday, June 4, 2020

Durham Marriott City Center, 201 Foster Street, Durham, NC, 27701

Reservations: (800) 228-9290 or (919) 768-6000

Group Code: SciTS 2020 (Book online here)

Group rate: $159/night for Standard Room; $259 for Parlor Suite

It is official, the Durham Marriott City Center has been selected to serve as the host hotel for the 2020 SciTS conference! The hotel is steps away from the Carolina Theatre and Durham Performance Arts Center, and is just minutes from other area attractions including the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Museum of Life and Science and Duke Medical Center. Most importantly, the hotel is directly attached Durham Convention Center, site of the 2020 ScITS conference.

Rooms at the Durham Marriott City Center are now available to book at the discounted group rate of $159/night for a standard roomTo book please use this link to access the Durham Marriott City Center’s online reservation system specifically arranged for the SciTS conference. Last day to book the group rate is 5/8/2020.

If you prefer to call, please use (919) 768-6000 and make sure to reference the group code of “SCITS 2020”

Discounted sleeping rooms at the group rate are available on a first-come, first-served basis through Friday, May 8, 2020 or until the room block sells out. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods.

If you wish to book additional nights outside of the room block, the group room rate will be honored for 3 days pre/post the event provided you book the conference dates.  Note pre/post sleeping room bookings are based on availability and cannot be guaranteed.

Travel Information


Durham is served by the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). The Marriott has a regular airport shuttle and can be reached at 919-941-6200. Travel time between RDU and downtown Durham is approximately 20 minutes (longer in heavy traffic).


Durham is accessible by Amtrak train from many East Coast cities. For more information, visit NC By Train. To book, visit The train station is within walking distance, or a short car ride, from the hotel and conference venue.

Getting Around Durham

The conference venue and hotel are located in lively, walkable downtown Durham, with restaurants, bars, shopping, and other amenities nearby. We encourage you to spend time exploring the city!

In addition to walking, options for local transportation include:

  • Rideshare (Uber/Lyft)
  • GoDurham bus system
  • Motorized scooters for rent (Lime/Bird/Spin)