West Coast Ragtime Society

Festival Lodging Information
November 21-23, 2014
This page updated 111/9/2014     Previous update 10/9/2014

FESTIVAL ROOMS AT THE MARRIOTT RANCHO CORDOVA ARE SOLD OUT.
Overflow rooms are available at the nearby Hyatt House where most of the musicians are staying. The Hyatt is an easy three-minute walk to Marriott. 25 sleeping rooms have been added for Friday 11/21, and for Saturday, 11/22 (see note below). Call the hotel - 916-638-4141 - and ask for the West Coast Ragtime Festival rate: $84 plus taxes, or click here to make reservations online.
Note: The festival rates apply only to Fri & Sat. If you need to add an additional day, make your reservation by phone.

QUICK LINKS

NEW FESTIVAL HOTEL
Click here to visit the Marrott hotel web site.
We are pleased to announce that the Marriott Rancho Cordova Sacramento is the official new home for the West Coast Ragtime Festival. The hotel has provided a large block of upscale rooms at the same discounted festival rate as last year at the Clarion. As in previous years we will have six venues, all under the same roof - no mad dashes across a wet parking lot! We now have a dedicated dance venue, and the main performance room is larger than our previous one. There is an in-hotel restaurant, the Formaggio, and a Starbucks, which has agreed to adjust its hours to our needs. Nearby are American and Japanese style restaurants. Parking at the Marriott is free. The hotel has streamlined the reservation process with a dedicated room reservation page for festival attendees. The hotel is located at 11211 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742. For a complete description of the new festival hotel, click here (PDF format).

Click here to go to the Marriott Hotel's Hotel Registration Page. If you prefer to  make your reservations by phone, call 1-866-232-4541. Be sure to request the "West Coast Ragtime Festival" room rate.

Have you already made reservations at the Clarion?
Before making new reservations at the Marriott, call the Clarion at 916-922-8041 to cancel your reservations with them. 

Room Rates
Two room sizes are available:

Standard Festival Rate *

Executive Level Upgrade *

One king-size bed $99.00 (USD) / night ** $119.00 (USD) / night **
Two queen-size beds $109.00 (USD) / night ** $129.00 (USD) / night **

Subject to availability. Rates do not include taxes, taxes (currently 12 % + $1.60 Tourism Assessment Fee)

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Festival room rates are only guaranteed until October 3, 2014. Make your reservations early to ensure getting the festival rates.
Food Services
In the Marriot
  Formaggio Taverna & Patio: Upscale Rancho Cordova, CA, restaurant in a casual yet contemporary setting featuring savory California-Italian cuisine alongside various wines and signature cocktails. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  Starbucks Coffee House: Open daily with patio seating. A lighter alternative to Formaggio restaurant with coffee, pastries, snacks and light meals, Open for breakfast and lunch.
  The Trellis - Outdoor: Italian eats, beer, wine (weather permitting)
Nearby
  Brookfields Restaurant - American (0.2 mile)
  Samurai Sushi - Japanese (2.9 miles)
Venues  There are six performance venues and two room dedicate to vendors. All are on the ground floor of the Marriott.
The California Ballroom is the largest festival venue and is where headline performances and special concerts are held. It is equipped one 9-foor grand and one 7-foot grand.. It seats approximately 360. 
The Rancho Cordova Room is the next largest venue and is dedicated to dancing. The Dance floor is 30 x 27 feet. The stage has one upright piano and will accommodate the bands and orchestras. The room seats approximately 150. 
The Junior Ballroom is another fine venue for featured players. Seminars will take place in this room. Equipped with two 7-foot grand pianos. Seats approximately 140.
The Camel Room is not as large as the other venues, It is equipped with two upright pianos. Sets are 30 minutes in this venue compared to the 45 minute to one hour sets in the other venues. The room is also used for Open Piano Sessions. Seats approximately 70.
The Folsom Room is a concert venue for music and special events. It is equipped with a 7-foot grand and an upright piano. Seats approximately 90.
The Santa Rosa Room is the Ragtime Store. Take the musicians home with you! Mabel and Edd Burhanís Plane Label Productions has CDs, sheet music, and other materials by nearly all of the festival performers. Itís a great way to continue enjoying the music that you heard at the festival.
The Boardroom is a store operated by Tom Hawthorn, owner of Hawthorn Antique Audio. This is the place to purchase vintage recordings and original sheet music. 
Tom will be offering the second half of the Omar Brubaker music collection for sale during the Festival. Omar donated his collection to WCRS, so all purchases from the collection benefit WCRS directly. We want to encourage festival attendees to buy lots of stuff from this wonderful collection.  
The "Collector's Exchange" will take place in the Boardroom Saturday and Sunday Mornings, 9 am to 11 am in the Boardroom. Collectors will be displaying records, sheet music and other other items for exchange or sale. Tom Hawthorn is the Collectors Exchange coordinator.