Anaheim Convention Center Tips & Anaheim Visitor Information

Attending an Anaheim Convention?  Let our Experts show you how to Save Money and avoid common hassles.

The Anaheim Convention Center
800 W. Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

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The Anaheim Convention Center is the largest convention center on the West Coast and boasts over 800,000 square feet of exhibition space and 1.6 million square feet of total exhibition / prefunction space and meeting rooms.

This beautiful facility is an architectural dream showcasing an amazing wall of glass that curves like an ocean wave as it rolls onto the shore.  The Convention Center can host almost any type of meeting with over 50 meeting rooms, each equipped with the latest in lighting, sound, and exhibition equipment.  No meeting is to big or to small to host at this wonderful facility.  For more information on group travel, corporate meetings and events click here!

Anaheim Convention Center Tips can help make your next convention trip to Anaheim and the beautiful Anaheim Convention Center less expensive and hassle free.

Our experts offer great advice on how to save money on Anaheim convention hotels and eliminate common problems and mistakes conventioneers make while visiting the Anaheim Resort area.  This expert advice has been compiled from trustworthy travelers and local industry professionals who frequently travel to Anaheim or work at local Anaheim hotels.  They know how to move about, save big on hotels, and avoid common pitfalls to visiting Anaheim when the city is jam-packed.

Anaheim Convention Center advice to help you make the most of your visit.

Book Discount Hotels Near the Convention Center – suggests that you look for Anaheim hotels that offer special discounts and privileges to attendees of conventions.  The Anaheim area surrounding the Convention Center boasts over 100 hotels to choose from with many only a short distance from the Anaheim Convention Center.

Hotel Supply & Demand – As with any city, Anaheim hotels may raise rates during convention dates due to guaranteed higher guaranteed occupancies so be sure to shop around.  Don’t let supply VS. demand get you in the pocket book.  The good news is… if you do your research you can be sure you found the best deal.  Be sure that the Anaheim hotel you choose offers the amenities you want, especially when it comes to transportation, breakfast, and of course the best rates!  Booking a hotel with free breakfast, free wi-fi and free shuttle can add up to real savings over the course of your stay.  Check availability and special rates at our preferred hotels near the Anaheim Convention Center for the best prices and location.

Actual “Anaheim” Hotel Location – Know which Convention Center hotels are near the Convention Center.  You can use our Anaheim Convention Center hotels map (Click Toggle Map) to get exact locations and distances to and from your desired location.  Some hotels may list themselves as an Anaheim Hotel or near the Convention Center when they might be in a bordering city.  Just do your investigation to avoid frustration later, especially if you plan to walk!

LAX & OC/SNA Anaheim Airport Transportation – Upon arrival at either LAX, Orange County/SNA, or Ontario airports,  transportation to Anaheim is abundant, although varied.  Cost differences can be huge depending upon which method you use, so be careful.  The least expensive way to get to Anaheim from any of the airports is by Bus.  This service is popular but also takes a little longer than other more expensive methods.  So if every cent counts, take a look at booking a seat on one of the many Airport Bus services.  Another method, which costs a little more but is less populated is Super Shuttle.  Each van goes directly from the Airport to Anaheim area hotels with no more than three stops in route.  You can make reservations in advance or just walk up and catch a ride.  But make sure it is going to Anaheim!  The price is the same either way. Click here to get complete Anaheim Airport Transportation information.

Anaheim Convention Transportation – For those of you who are traveling for business or simply want the freedom of having transportation on your own timetable, then we recommend Executive Town Car/Sedan Service or Private Shuttle service.  A long time provider of Sedan service and Van Service to and from Anaheim is Karmel Shuttle.  At the end of the day if works out to be less than renting a car depending how much you use the service.  Browse prices for Karmel Shuttle.

Don’t Over Look Public Transportation – Once in the Anaheim Resort area, the Anaheim Resort Transit or (ART) offers Anaheim visitors quick and convenient shuttle service between hotels and the resort area’s world-class tourist attractions and convention facilities.  The ART system provides easy connections between hotels, shopping, dining, evening entertainment, the Anaheim Convention Center, Disneyland® Park, Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney District.  The trolley buses feature a resort-themed look and offer a convenient yet economical way to take advantage of all that Anaheim has to offer.

Save Time at Lunch – If you are planning to go to lunch off site at one of the many fabulous restaurants in Anaheim during your lunch break then remember time is of the essence.  Lunch is one of the busiest times at Downtown Disney with theme park visitors, locals on lunch hours and fellow conventioneers all vying for access.  The wait times for these restaurants can be in excess of one hour.  So be smart and do your research to find out where the crowds are.  Calling the restaurant in advance can be helpful to find out what the service times are.  You can also check out’s list of Anaheim Restaurants for a complete look at what’s available in Anaheim and the surrounding area.  You can always go and experience Downtown Disney after your meetings.

Arrive a Day or Two Early – If your schedule permits then take advantage of an early arrival.  By arriving a day or two earlier than the normal attendee you’ll give yourself valuable extra time to get acclimated to your new surroundings.  Your trip will instantly become less stressful and more enjoyable.  And with the extra time you can give yourself an opportunity to explore all the new sites and attractions at your own pace.  PLUS… some of our AGuidetoAnaheim hotels offer specials that can make your extended stay MUCH more affordable.

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