Convention Hotels

Our allotment of rooms at the official JEA/NSPA convention hotel — the Hilton Bayfront — is beginning to dwindle and may actually be sold out depending on when you try to reserve. So if you have made reservations, or are hoping to make reservations, please read the attached note:

1) If you are looking to reserve your rooms, try the official convention hotel — the San Diego Hilton Bayfront. Scroll to the bottom of this page to get the online link or phone number to book your hotel rooms.

2) If you are unable to book a room at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront, please contact A Room With A View for information on the designated JEA/NSPA overflow hotel. They will secure the lowest available rates within walking distance of the Hilton. In the event that rooms become available at the Hilton because of cancellations, A Room With A View will notify conference attendees and help transfer reservations back to the Hilton in the order in which they were booked. A Room With A View can be reached at 1-800-780-4343.

We appreciate everyone’s patience and eagerness for the San Diego convention. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Kelly Furnas at

To take full advantage of the convention, delegates who live outside the San Diego metro area are encouraged to stay at the officially designated JEA/NSPA convention hotel: the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Please realize that even though a March 16, 2014, deadline for reservations has been set, neither the hotels nor JEA/NSPA can guarantee availability.

All reservations booked before March 16 will be charged for the entire stay via the credit card that was used to make the reservations. In the event that you would prefer to pay via check, please send all checks to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront at the address listed below no later than Monday, March 24. If the hotel has not received full payment by Monday March 24, your reservations will be cancelled.

Additional reservations may be made with full prepayment if inventory becomes available after March 24.

Please do not book more rooms than you know you will need. Even if you cancel early, the hotels are not obligated to return rooms to the convention block. This may mean other delegates would have to pay more for their rooms in a convention hotel or that we would not “meet the block” which could affect the cost of this and future conventions. Convention officials suggest you make hotel reservations well in advance of the March 16 deadline. After this date, the hotel may release rooms being held for the convention room block to the general public.

As always, there is a limited number of rooms in each configuration. If the hotel is fully booked when your reservation arrives, you will be contacted concerning alternative hotels. JEA/NSPA cannot guarantee availability of overflow housing and do not provide transportation between the convention center and overflow hotels.

If there are any questions or issues in securing reservations, please contact JEA at 785-532-7822. Any new information about hotels will be linked on this page as it becomes available.

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
One Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
Room Rates: $219/night single/double, $229/night triple/quad occupancy, plus 12.5 percent tax and 20 cents per room, per night.
Reservation deadline: March 16, 2014
Online reservations link:
Phone: 1-800-HILTONS, reference Journalism Education Association & National Scholastic Press Association National High School Journalism Convention
Hilton San Diego Bayfront