Accommodations

Our host hotel  for the 2016 North American Irish Dance Championships is the Orlando Marriott World Center. We also have a range of overflow hotels available as well.

Some important notes:

  • Deposits: All rooms must be secured with a one night non-refundable* deposit, charged at the time of booking.
  • Multiple rooms: Some of the websites below will require you to book rooms individually, if you need multiple rooms.
  • Facility Usage Fee: Will be in place for this event. See below for more information.

HOST HOTEL:
Orlando World Center Marriott – SOLD OUT
8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

  • PRICE: $140* per night, Standard room
  • Parking: 50% discount. (Rate as of October 2015 is $18.11 after tax. Discounted rate would be $9.06)

PARKING AT WORLD CENTER MARRIOTT: 

We have a special discounted parking rate for the North American Irish Dance Championships, at the Marriott World Centre.

  • $10 per day (tax included) – SELF parking
  • $27 per day plus tax – VALET parking

Guests who are staying at the World Centre will have this rate applied directly to their bill, if they are booked into our official block, and do NOT need a pass.

Guests who are driving in, should pick up parking passes at the NAIDC Registration desk (Convention center lobby). That pass will only allow you to drive in once, i.e. you cannot come and go during the day.

Note – You can enter the back of the convention center directly from the parking garage, instead of taking the trolley to the front lobby and walking back to the convention center.

OVERFLOW HOTELS:

The Caribe Royale – Available for now
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
1 mile from host hotel

The following hotels are within the #NAIDC2016 block, but no longer are available at the block rate per contracted closing reservation dates. If you still require a room for the event, please book at The Caribe Royale, listed above. 

TownePlace Suites Orlando at Flamingo Crossings/Western Entrance – No Longer Available
13295 Flamingo Crossings Boulevard
Winter Garden, Florida 34787
8.8 miles from host hotel

  • PRICE: $149 per night, Single/Double Standard room
  • Parking: complimentary

SpringHill Suites Orlando at Flamingo Crossings/Western Entrance –  No Longer Available
13279 Flamingo Crossings Boulevard
Winter Garden, Florida 34787
8.8 miles from host hotel

  • PRICE: $139 per night, Single/Double Standard room
  • Parking: complimentary

Residence Inn (At Seaworld) No Longer Available
11000 Westwood Blvd, Orlando, FL 32821
6.1 miles from host hotel

  • PRICE: $134 per night, Single/Double Standard room
  • Parking: complimentary

Fairfield Inn & Suites (at Marriott Village, Lake Buena Vista) No Longer Available
8615 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821
2.4 miles from host hotel

  • PRICE: $129 per night, Single/Double Standard room
  • Parking: complimentary

Fairfield Inn & Suites (At Seaworld) No Longer Available
10815 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
6.1 miles from host hotel

  • PRICE: $119 per night, Single/Double Standard room
  • Parking: complimentary

Courtyard (at Marriott Village, Lake Buena Vista) No Longer Available
8623 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821
2.4 miles from host hotel

  • PRICE: $134 per night, Single/Double Standard room
  • Parking: complimentary

Springhill Suites (At Seaworld) No Longer Available
10801 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
6.1 miles from host hotel

  • PRICE: $124 per night, Single/Double Standard room
  • Parking: complimentary

Spring Hill Suites (at Marriott Village, Lake Buena Vista) No Longer Available
8601 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821
2.4 miles from host hotel

  • PRICE: $134 per night, Single/Double Standard room
  • Parking: complimentary

FACILITY USAGE FEE

A $100 daily facility fee will be charged to any attendee to view the competitions that does not book within the contracted block. Booking individually, directly or through a travel agent will not meet this requirement, so please follow the above instructions when booking your guest room accommodations.

Please note that in order to avoid the facility fee penalty, you must book within the contracted North American Irish Dance Championships guest room block. If you book at a host hotel, but outside of the block through an online booking channel, AAA, etc., you will not be considered a part of the Irish dancing block and will be charged the facility fee.

Please find more information on our Admission and Wristband Policy page. 

Strict security will be in place to enforce this policy.


FAQs on the Facility Usage Fee:

The $100 per person per day facility fee will be charged to anyone not staying in the contracted North American Irish Dance Championships room block at the host and overflow hotels (families living in Florida are exempt from this fee by showing an ID). Booking at the host or overflow hotels, but outside of the contracted block will not meet this criteria. In order to avoid the facility fee, one must book within the contracted North American Irish Dancing Championships group block. This fee is necessary to ensure the event meets the hotel room numbers to cover the costs to host the Irish Dance Championships. This policy was put into place many years ago but, since many of your families may still have questions, please find some answers below that you might find helpful.

Why don’t attendees who stay in the contracted block at the host hotels have to incur the facility usage fee?

The success of the 2015 North American Irish Dance Championships depends on the attendees using the contracted hotel blocks at the host and overflow hotels to offset the sizable costs of producing this prestigious event. IDTANA can’t meet contracted room obligations if attendees reserve rooms in non-contracted hotels and outside the contracted room blocks. The risk of incurring monumental financial penalties (attrition fees) increases with each attendee who stays outside of the host hotel. We hope that by completely waiving the Facility Usage Fee for onsite guests, attendees will choose to stay at the host hotel.

How did you decide to charge a facility usage fee?

Substantial research, benchmarking, and investigation were done by other Organizations that started this policy for their events. We closely followed the latest information on this subject and used the solutions and recommendations of many professional organizations and their leadership in the convention industry experiencing the same challenges.

What is the reason the IDTANA is charged an attrition fee?

Attrition fees are not new. Conferences and hotels have charged them for many years. Attrition fees are applied when a conference group cannot fill 80% of the contracted number of rooms. Good conference sites are in high demand and groups contract with their hotels 3 – 4 years in advance to ensure that a large enough venue can be secured. Attrition fees are compensation to the hotel for the rooms that might have been sold by the hotel had they not been held in reserve for our event.

How does IDTANA decide how many hotels rooms to book?

Future sleeping room estimates are based upon past registration figures, expected popularity of the site and our best projections for attendance. This is not an exact science. Contractual flexibility is built into the contract so some adjustments to inventory can be made as the championship approaches.

Why is attrition an issue since it never surfaced in prior years?

Attrition has been an issue for many years. Several of the regions have incurred major attrition penalties in the past. The only way to insure that attrition risks are minimized is to explain the situation to the attendees so that they can understand their role in the success of this event. By avoiding a financial crisis for the organization we can insure the viability of future Championships.

Will this pricing plan apply at future championships?

Yes. In these tough economic times this course of action is preferable to the alternative of increasing entry fee and door fees or reducing services such as prizes awarded.

What if I find a less expensive hotel?

If you find a less expensive hotel rate, take care to compare it to the contracted hotel rates to insure that your expectations are met. Remember to add the facility usage fee for every member in your party to the rate of the hotel and daily parking charges to determine if it is truly economical to stay off site.

What if I live in Florida?

Florida Residents will not be subjected to the facility usage fee. These families will be asked to show an ID with their address the day they attend the Championship and will be required to pay a door fee.