Airports & Hotels


Los Angeles has five airports:

International Airports

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – 11 miles from USC
LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) – 45 miles from USC
John Wayne Airport (SNA) – 42 miles from USC

Domestic Airports

Bob Hope Airport (BUR) – 19 miles from USC
Long Beach Airport (LGB) – 23 miles from USC


Radisson Midtown at USC



Radisson Midtown at USC has 250 rooms and is across the street from Fertitta Hall. No shuttle necessary.
Conference Rate is $179 per night
Individual Call-In Reservations:  (800) 333-3333
Room Block Under:  “39th ISMS Marketing Science Conference”
Hotel Website

Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza



Downtown LA has numerous world-class hotels. It is 2 miles north of campus with excellent transportation available, and the commute will be against traffic. The best choice is the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza, which can accommodate all the other attendees. Thus, shuttle service will be minimum.
Conference Rate at $229 per night
Individual Call-In Reservations:  (800) THE-OMNI
Room Block Under: “ISMS Marketing Science Conference”
Hotel Website

Campus Housing



Attendees who have reserved Campus Housing will be staying at Cardinal Gardens at 3131 McClintock Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007. This complex has a customer service center where you can pick up your keys. The center will stay open until at least 1230 am (i.e. past midnight) and should cover all planned arrivals. Please call (213) 308-6557 if you arrive after this time and nobody is at the center. One of the housing staff will respond and help you check in.

You should be able to use the wifi network called USC Guest Wireless while you are here, for which no password is necessary. It may be still be useful to download an offline version of the map  around this address onto your smart phones just in case. A hard copy of the campus map showing the route to Fertitta and Popovich Hall, where most conference and consortium activities take place, as well as the route to the Space Shuttle where the conference dinner will be served is provided. (See map downloads in the right column)

Each guest gets a packet that consists of 2 bath towels, facecloth, top and bottom bed sheets and pillow case. Pillow and Blanket are also provided. You need to bring everything else that you need (including toiletries). No room service is available. A list of off-campus food options relatively close to USC is provided for your reference.

Campus Security restricts access to the campus starting from the late evening, so it would be advisable to carry a photo id AND your Cardinal Gardens key card (or conference registration tag) with you in case you need to get on to the campus after 8:30 or 9 pm. For example, people who walk back to Cardinal Gardens after the Gala Dinner will need these items if they want to take a shortcut through the campus.