West Coast Ragtime Society

Festival Lodging Information
November 18-20, 2016
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Click here to visit the Marrott hotel web site.The Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova is the official home for the West Coast Ragtime Festival. The hotel has provided a large block of upscale rooms. 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 Dedicated Room Reservation Page for festival attendees. The hotel is located at 11211 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742.


Overflow rooms are available at the nearby Holiday Inn, just down the street at 11269 Point East Drive.
Limited rooms are available. Phone 916-635-4040 or toll-free 877-834-3613 for reservations. Ask for Festival Rate of $99 per night.

Getting There
The Marriott is on Highway 50 at the Sunrise Blvd exit. It is visible to the south, and is the only 11-story building in sight. From downtown Sacramento, take a right at the end of the Sunrise exit, left at the next light one block away (Folsom Blvd), left at next possible turn (one block), then left into the hotel lot. Parking is free. So it's one right and two lefts, all one-block distances. In a pinch, just look for the 11-story building.

Note: There are other Marriotts in Sacramento. This one is titled Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova and is not a “Courtyard” Marriott. If you Google it, be sure you have the right one!

If you're flying into Sacramento International Airport, you can take public transportation to the festival hotel. Take bus 042A (Green line) into downtown, getting off on J Street at either 6th Street or 8th Street, then walk to 7th Street to transfer to the Gold line lightrail (either by walking north to the 7th & I / Counter stop or south to the St Rose of Lima Park station. Take that lightrail all the way to the Sunrise station, which is directly across the street from the hotel.

If coming in via Greyhound, either take westbound bus 15 to the 8th & O stop and transfer to the Gold lightrail, or (much quicker) walk two blocks east from the Greyhound station to the Township 9 lightrail terminal. Take the Green line lightrail to the St Rose of Lima Park station then transfer to the Gold line. (The colors represent the decals on the train itself.) The lightrail stops across the street from the hotel at the Sunrise station.
Room Rates
Two room sizes are available:

Standard Festival Rate *

Executive Level Upgrade *

One king-size bed $102.00 (USD) / night ** $122.00 (USD) / night **
Two queen-size beds $112.00 (USD) / night ** $132.00 (USD) / night **

Subject to availability. Rates do not include tax & fee (currently 12 % + $1.60 Tourism Assessment Fee)


Festival room rates are only guaranteed until October 2, 2016. Make your reservations early to ensure getting the festival rates.
Click here to go to the Marriott Hotel's ROOM 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.
Food Services
In the Marriott
  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)
  Brookfields Restaurant - American (0.2 mile)
  Samurai Sushi - Japanese (2.9 miles)
Venues  There are six performance venues and two rooms dedicated 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 two grand pianos.. It seats approximately 360. 
The Rancho Cordova Room is dedicated to dancing with a large dance floor and a stage to 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. It is equipped with two grand pianos. Seats approximately 140.
The Carmel Room  is equipped with two pianos and is used for scheduled performances and  Open Piano sessions. Seats approximately 70.
The Folsom Room is a concert venue for music and special events. It is equipped with two pianos. Seats approximately 90.
Ragtime Stores
The Santa Rosa Room is the Ragtime Store. Take the musicians home with you! Mabel and Edd Burhan’s Plane Label Productions has CDs, sheet music, and other materials by nearly all of the festival performers. It’s a great way to continue enjoying the music that you heard at the festival.
The Boardroom will have two vendors this year: Tom Hawthorn, owner of Hawthorn Antique Audio, and  Doreen Sinclair owner of Vintage Fashion Boutique. Shop their stores for vintage recordings and original sheet music, and clothing, hats, purses, shoes and accessories from the Art Deco Era.
The "Collector's Exchange" will take place in the Boardroom Saturday and Sunday Mornings, 9 am to 11 am. Collectors will be displaying records, sheet music and other other items for exchange or sale. Tom Hawthorn is the Collectors Exchange coordinator.