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Travel Information

Maps

Below is a map of the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites, provided by MapQuest. The Sheraton is located at 5151 East Grant Road, Tucson, Arizona 85712:

Map of Sheraton Location, MapQuest

Below is a map of the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites in relation to the University of Arizona and Tucson International Airport:

Map of the Sheraton in Relation to the UA and the Airport

You may also view maps of the University of Arizona through their website here and maps of the University of Arizona Libraries through their website here.

Transportation

Taxi

One way rate from Tucson International Airport to Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites is approximately $30.
Pick up a cab right outside of the airport after you pick up your luggage.
Usually, you will not have to wait for a taxi; many are lined up waiting for potential fares.

Shuttle

Shuttle from Tucson International Airport:

Arizona Stagecoach (520-889-1000) is the local shuttle service which will take you directly to your hotel.

They are located on the ground floor of the airport between Hertz and Dollar rent-a-car. Rates quoted below are to the conference hotel, the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites; other destinations may be different rates:
$22.00 one-way per person
$41.00 prepaid round-trip per person
There's also a "couples" rate that they will apply to any two people traveling at the same time to the same destination; ask for the couples rate:
$26.00 one-way for TWO people
$49.00 round trip for TWO people

Shuttle from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport:

You can take the Arizona Shuttle to Tucson. They have prearranged drop-off locations; you will then need to take a taxi to your hotel. There is a drop off at 5350 E. Speedway Blvd. less than 2 miles from the Sheraton. Call ahead for reservations: 800-888-2749 outside Tucson; 520-795-6771 in Tucson, or book online. Rates:

$52 roundrip if booked at least 7 days prior to departure date.

$64 roundtrip if booked at least 1 day priort to departure date.

$71 roundtrip for same-day travel.

See all rates online here.

Directions

Tucson Airport to Sheraton

Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites

5151 E. Grant Rd

Tucson, AZ 85721

Option One - Driving Past The University of Arizona:

Drive out of the airport on Tucson Blvd.

Cross Valencia and continue to go straight.

Tucson Blvd. will curve left and become Benson Highway.

Turn right on Kino Parkway. Stay on Kino for several miles; Kino becomes Campbell.

After you cross 6th Street you will pass The University of Arizona, on your left, before you get to Speedway.

Cross Speedway and keep going. Stay in the center lane, which will turn into the right lane after the intersection at Elm Street.

The next major intersection after Elm is Grant Road.

Turn right on Grant and keep driving. You are now driving east.

Expect a good amount of traffic, with several stop lights along the way­­ Tucson Blvd, Alvernon, Columbus, then Swan.

After you cross Swan, look for the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites on the left or north side. Is it located on the northeast corner of Rosemont Blvd. and Grant Rd.

If you come to Craycroft you have gone too far.

Option Two - The Direct Route:

Exit Tucson International Airport, taking Tucson Blvd, and turn right onto Valencia.

Take Valencia to Alvernon Way and take a left.

Stay on Alvernon Way for approximately 6 miles to Grant Road.

Turn right onto Grant Road and proceed approximately 1.5 miles.

The hotel will be on your left, on the northeast corner of Grant Rd. and Rosemont Blvd., shortly after Swan Road.

If you hit Craycroft Blvd. you have gone to far.

Sheraton to the University of Arizona Library

University of Arizona Main Library

1510 E. University Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85721

Driving

Exiting the Sheraton, take a right on Grant Road (head west) for several miles.

Take a left on Campbell Ave.

Take a right on Speedway Blvd.

Take your first left onto Cherry Ave.

When you pass University Blvd. (the Mall), the Main Library is on your Right.

Taking the Bus

SunTran is the public bus system in Tucson. Route #9 will take you down Grant Road and drop you off just minutes walking distance from the UA Main Library. Rates are $1 one-way and $2 for day pass. Exact change is necessary.

See details on Route 9 here.

Exit at the UA Mall bus stop. Head west on University Blvd., crossing Cherry Ave. The Main Library is immediately on your left.

See full information on locations of all the University Libraries, as well as parking information, online here.

Parking

Parking is free and plentiful at the conference hotel.

Weather


The weather at this time of year is usually in the 80's and even low 90's (it's a dry heat), in the 60's at night. Bring casual clothes, a swimsuit, tennis racquet, golf clubs and hiking boots! We'll have suggestions for Saturday and Sunday sightseeing adventures.