Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) Housing & Travel

  • Housing

    Notice: Beginning with the 2016 Anaheim Combined Sections Meeting, all room reservations will require an advance deposit equal to one (1) night's room and tax.

    Book your reservation by January 21, 2016, to take advantage of the special rates offered to all attendees. Hotel rates, location, and availability may be viewed online or by contacting the J. Spargo and Associates, APTA's exclusive and official housing bureau for the Combined Sections Meeting. APTA is committed to providing a high quality housing experience for its exhibitors and attendees and contracts for a room block to secure those housing needs. Should you have any questions on housing or solicitations, please contact APTA's Housing Center at

    Beware of Housing Pirates & Poachers

    APTA does not endorse booking hotel reservations via sources other than J. Spargo and Associates.

    When APTA secures sleeping rooms at hotels for our conferences (commonly referred to as room blocks), the properties are researched to ensure that attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. These room blocks are established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at a discounted price.

    Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants and exhibitors for room reservations for society or other organizations meetings. Often room poachers may misrepresent themselves as APTA’s official housing provider and registrants and exhibitors may be contacted by fax, email, or phone with offers for cut rate housing. The poacher might inform registrants and exhibitors that the hotel room block is "sold out," and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room.

    Learn more about how to avoid pirates and poachers.

    Make Your Reservation

    • Online: Secure your guest room reservation online 24 hours a day.
    • By Phone: Call in your reservations to the APTA Housing Center at 877/585-6003, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm, ET. If outside the USA/Canada: 703/449-6418.

    Suite Request: To request a hospitality suite contact Candace Homer, APTA Housing Account Manager at Note: All suite requests must receive APTA approval before the reservation is confirmed.

    Exhibitor Housing: Visit the Exhibitor Information page.


    Discounted rates are available for CSM 2016 participants. Please reference the codes below when making your reservations.

    Air Travel

    American Airlines:
    By Phone: 800/433-1790 use Authorization Number: A8826BK
    Valid Dates: Feb 14–Feb 23, 2016, for travel through Los Angeles, CA (LAX), Orange County, CA (SNA), and Ontario, CA (ONT)
    Not available for air travel confirmed online.

    Delta Airlines:
    By Phone: 800/328-1111 use File Number: NMLMZ
    Online: and select the Meeting Event Code field. (No ticketing charge)
    Valid Dates: Feb 14–Feb 23, 2016, for travel through Los Angeles, CA (LAX), Orange County, CA (SNA), Burbank, CA (BUR), and Ontario, CA (ONT)

    Anaheim Airports:
    There are 4 major airports near the Anaheim Convention Center and CSM conference hotels:

    Ground Transportation

    By Train
    The Anaheim (ANA) Rail Station is the located near Disneyland and is within 3 miles of the Anaheim Convention Center and surrounding hotels. Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Anaheim between February 14–23, 2016. To book your reservation call Amtrak at (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Please be sure to refer to Amtrak Convention Fare Code X14Y-931 when making your reservation. Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service and are subject to other restrictions.

    Other Passenger Options:

    Other options for reaching the city include Amtrak, Greyhound, and Megabus, which all have hubs in the downtown area.

    Car Rental

    Car rental discounts are now available for CSM 2016 attendees. Please reference the codes below when making your reservations.

    AWD Number: G028639
    Reservations: Online | Phone: 800/331-1600

    BCD Number: U005681
    Reservations: Online | Phone: 800/842-5628

    Payless Car Rental
    Coupon/PDN Number: APT065
    Reservations: Online | Phone: 800/729-5377

    Getting Around Town

    Check out the Anaheim Visitors Guide for area attractions and discount information.

    Disneyland Express Shuttle: is pleased to offer CSM attendees a 25% discount on adult round trip bus transfers from John Wayne Airport (SNA) and Los Angeles International (LAX) to the conference hotels. Be sure to input quantity of passengers including children ages 3-11 (fare is free). Exclude children 2 yrs. & under as they will sit in the lap of a fare paying adult. View the Shuttle Schedule (.pdf). Purchase tickets (Use discount code APT.)

    Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART): is the transportation system for the residents, employees and guests of the City of Anaheim and the greater Anaheim Resort area, including the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange and Buena Park. ART's frequent service with sixteen routes allow for easy access and convenient connections. Learn more.

    Public Transportation: Anaheim/Orange County's award-winning bus and train system can connect convention attendees to all of the major attractions and dining in the Anaheim Resort Area and beyond. Learn more.

    Maps and Transportation Resources: For comprehensive travel information for Anaheim/Orange County including rental cars, taxi service, airport shuttles, and public transportation and helpful maps to get you where you need to go. Learn more.