Location & Accommodations

Why You’ll Love Tucson, AZ

This year we are taking the Utility Conference to the desert oasis of Tucson. From Tucson’s rich cultural heritage to its world renowned cuisine and central location in solar country, get ready to experience the best of the Southwest, solar, and distributed energy.

For more information about the area, visit www.visittucson.org 

 

 

 

Your 2017 Conference Accommodations

Westin La Paloma (FULL)
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Located at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Sonora desert, the Westin offers world-class amenities and convenience with several features including over 10 unique dinning options, contemporary guest rooms, 27-hole golf course, spa, and more. To view a full list of amenities, please visit the hotel website.

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Tucson Paloma Village (Block expired)
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We have added an overflow hotel with free shuttle service to the Westin La Paloma! We invite you to stay at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tucson Paloma Village. The rate is $159/night.

Other local hotels have rooms available, if needed. Please visit Expedia for available options.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tucson Paloma Village
110 E. Skyline Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718
Direct: 520 352 4004

 

 

Transportation Options from Tucson International Airport

For more information about Tucson International Airport, please click here.

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  • For driving directions from Tucson International Airport to Westin La Paloma, click here.
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Four taxi companies are authorized to take walk-up passengers from Tucson International Airport. Under their contracts, rates from the airport are set at $4.50 for the flag drop and $2.25 per mile. There is also a $22.00 per hour charge for wait time. Otherwise, there is no additional charge for baggage or for more than one passenger going to the same destination. All four taxi companies pick up passengers at a stand on the commercial roadway in front of the baggage claim area. The companies are:

  • AAA Airport Cabs LLC – 520.299.8294
  • Discount Cabs – 520.388.9000
  • Flash Cabs – 520.798.1111
  • Yellow Cab – 520.624.6611
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Latrikunda Transport Services provides transportation services to meet a variety of needs including airport transfer car service to-and-from Tucson International Airport. The LTS counter is in the center of the baggage claim area on the lower level. They can be reached at 520.445.6580.

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Arizona Stagecoach provides on-demand and reserved door-to-door service throughout the Tucson region, including to area hotels and resorts, the University of Arizona, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and to businesses and private residences. They can be reached 520.889.1000.

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Seven on-site car rental agencies are located in the Rental Car Facility east of the Terminal, which can be reached via the Link moving sidewalk near Baggage Carousel No. 7. Return rental cars using the entrance just beyond the rental car building from the Departures Roadway.

  • Alamo
    • Reservations – 1.800.327.9633
    • Local – 520.573.4740
  • Avis
    • Reservations – 1.800.331.1212
    • Local – 520.294.1494
  • Budget
    • Reservations – 1.800.527.0700
    • Local – 520.573.8475
  • Dollar
    • Reservations – 1.800.800.4000
    • Local – 520.573.4736
  • Enterprise
    • Reservations – 1.800.736.8222
    • Local – 520.573.5250
  • Hertz
    • Reservations – 1.800.654.3131
    • Local – 520.573.5201
  • National
    • Reservations – 1.800.227.7368
    • Local – 520.573.8050
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Thrifty provides a courtesy shuttle to their nearby facility from outside the Car Rental Facility. A phone to contact the company is located in the breezeway near the shuttle stop.

  • Reservations – 1.800.847.4389
  • Local – 520.807.2467
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Two routes of Sun Tran, the region’s public transit system, make regular stops at Tucson International Airport.

To reach the bus stop, use the west exit from the upper level (one floor up from baggage claim) and walk about 300 feet down the sidewalk.

Fare: Regular cash fare is $1.75. Exact change is required. Cash fare customers are required to pay fare for each leg of a trip. Cash fare for Express routes is $2.25. Visitors who plan on using the Sun Tran system can pre-purchase a SunGO fare card and have it mailed to them in advance of their trip. Fares paid with a SunGO card include transfers at no additional charge for up to two hours as long as the passenger is continuing in the same direction.

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To purchase a SunGO card, click here.

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Arriving passengers who have hailed a ride through the Lyft or Uber app can meet their driver and car at the curbside outside the Car Rental Facility, which is a short walk east from baggage claim. Passengers should be aware cars and drivers do not wait at the stop but will arrive when ordered through the mobile app.

 

Transportation Options from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

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Van terminal access is as follows:

  • Terminal 2: North curbside
  • Terminal 3: South curbside
  • Terminal 4: Level 1, South curbside at door 8

SuperShuttle is contracted at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. They can be reached at 602.244.9000.

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The Rental Car Center accommodates all airport rental car companies, their rental counters and vehicles. If you are planning to rent a car at PHX Sky Harbor, be sure to make a reservation. Vehicles are limited for walk-up customers.

Early Bag Check is available at the Rental Car Center.

The Rental Car Center is located within its own building at 1805 E. Sky Harbor Circle South (between 16th Street and 24th Street, south of Buckeye Road).

The following car rental companies operate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Travelers should check with their specific rental car company for hours of operation at the Airport Rental Car Center.

  • Advantage
  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • E-Z Rent-A-Car
  • Fox
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Payless
  • Silvercar
  • Sixt
  • Thrifty

City of Phoenix Rental Car Center Information Desk

  • Phone: 602.683.3741
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MST), Monday – Friday (except holidays).
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Arriving passengers who have hailed a ride through the Lyft or Uber app can meet their driver and car at the curbside outside. Passengers should be aware cars and drivers do not wait at the stop but will arrive when ordered through the mobile app.

Hotel Reservations
SEPA has reserved a limited block of hotel rooms for early registrants.
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