How to book your hotel room


The majority of the conference will take place in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  However, some sessions will take place at various nearby hotels, depending on the sponsoring unit.  Detailed location information for sessions will be available in the Conference Scheduler.

To reserve a hotel room, you MUST be registered for the conference. When registered, access your personalized registration dashboard in your registration confirmation email to initiate the hotel booking system. Your password is your confirmation/attendee ID. Any registration-related questions can be directed to CompuSystems at 708-486-0706 or [email protected].

If you need assistance with any housing-related issues, please contact our housing vendor onPeak at 800-584-9047 or [email protected].

           2020 Housing Rates



Hotel Rates

Hotel Rates


Philadelphia Marriott - HQ
1201 Market Street
Attached to the Convention Center



Aloft Hotel Convention Center
101 N. Broad Street
Attached to the Convention Center


Cambria Hotel and Suites
219 S Broad Street
5 Blocks from Convention Center


Embassy Suites Philadelphia City Center
1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
4 Blocks from Convention Center


Hampton Inn Convention Center
1301 Race Street
2 Blocks from Convention Center


Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia
1100 Arch Street
Adjacent to the Convention Center


Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Midtown
1305 Walnut Street
4 Blocks from Convention Center


Home2 Suites Philadelphia
1200 Arch Street
Adjacent to the Convention Center


Le Meridien Philadelphia
1421 Arch Street
2 Blocks from Convention Center

10Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
1 Block from Convention Center



11The Logan, a Curio Collection Hotel
1 Logan Square
5 Blocks from Convention Center

12Notary, An Autograph Collection Hotel
21 N. Juniper Street
3 Blocks from Convention Center

13Philadelphia 201 Hotel
201 N. 17th Street
2 Blocks from Convention Center


14Residence Inn by Marriott Philadelphia
1 E Penn Square
1 Block from Convention Center

Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Philadelphia
10 Broad Street
3 Blocks from Convention Center

16The Windsor Suites
1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
4 Blocks from Convention Center
$189 - Studio King
$199 - Studio Double




If you try accessing the registration system with an assistive technology and experience difficulty, please call CompuSystems at 708-486-0706 or 866-513-0760.

If you require accessibility assistance to book your housing, please call onPeak at 800-584-9047, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST.

Accessibility options are offered throughout the Midwinter Meeting.


Hotel Reservation Deadlines and Information

  • You must be registered for the Annual Conference to make a housing reservation. Hotel reservation requests will be accepted until December 27, 2019, subject to availability.
  • Rates are quoted for the room, not per person, and all rooms are assigned on a first-come / first-serve basis.
  • Special rates are available only when you book directly with onPeak.
  • All rooms are subject to applicable tax.
  • All requests must include six accommodation choices.
  • Make sure to give accurate dates of arrival and departure for everyone occupying the requested room.
  • NOTE: onPeak does not assume the responsibility of pairing guests for double occupancy or in multiple housing units.
  • AfterDecember 27, 2019, onPeak will continue to make reservations on a space available basis only (i.e., register early to get the hotel of your choice).

Hotel Confirmations, Cancellations, or Changes

Confirmation of the room reservation will be acknowledged by the travel desk and sent within 72 hours. If you have any questions regarding your reservation, or to make changes or cancellations, contact onPeak at 800-584-9047, do not contact the hotel. One night’s room and tax guarantee to a credit card is required to hold hotel reservations. All changes and/or cancellations prior to January 3, 2020 must be made through onPeak. After January 17, 2020, changes and cancels must be made direct to the hotel at least 72 hours prior to arrival date for most hotels.

Don’t Be A “No Show!”

If you have a confirmed room reservation and find that you are unable to attend the conference, be sure to notify the ALA Housing Desk or the hotel holding your reservation. If not, the room will be left vacant (when it could be used by another attendee), and you will lose your deposit.

ALA is pleased to announce that our official contractors for registration and housing services are CompuSystems Inc. (registration) and onPeak (housing). Both contractors work with us to provide exhibitors and attendees with new and expanded services to make your conference experience the best that it can be. 


Accept no substitutes! Please be aware that there are companies that claim to provide housing and registration services for the ALA conferences that are not affiliated with ALA in any way. The chances are quite good that sometime soon you will receive a fax, e-mail transmission or phone call (if you haven't already) that offers you cut-rate housing. The author's apparent intent is to convince you that the offer is made on behalf of ALA. IT IS NOT. Many exhibitors have become the unwitting victims of these room block poachers who secure exhibitor lists from Internet Web sites and membership databases from the membership directories that associations produce.

Don't be misled! Housing for ALA's Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting is handled exclusively by onPeak.

When ALA secures hotel sleeping rooms for our conferences, we do so to assure that our attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. We also require hotels for meeting space for the numerous sessions offered. This involves contracting rooms and space with many hotels, however, doing so will subject us to cancellation and attrition policies.

Everyone loves a bargain. Poaching housing blocks, however, is not about better prices - it is about highly suspect ethics and service. We hope you will support ALA's efforts to thwart the efforts of room block poachers when making your housing arrangements.

Thank you for your support.

American Library Association Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits Official Contractor