Hotel FAQS

If you do not find the answer to your question or need more detailed information, please contact the Hotel Liaison at [email protected].

Where is the Hotel located?

The Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel is located west of I-405 at 6101 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045. 

How do I get from the airport or the train station to the Hotel?

For those arriving at the Los Angeles International Airport, the Sheraton Gateway offers free 24-hour shuttle services to and from the terminals.  For those arriving at a different airport or via train please see our informational page on Transportation.

What is the room rate?

Please see the Hotel Reservation page for current rate information.

What is included with the room rate?

  • Wireless Internet access
  • Discounted Valet parking with in/out privilege
  • Mini Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Access to the business center and print services
  • Discounted breakfast buffet at the Hotel’s Restaurant.

Is breakfast included in the room rate?

No.  However, we do get a discounted rate on the breakfast buffet at the restaurant in the hotel.  There are also a variety of choices available in the surrounding area.

I found a great rate at X website!

Sometimes travel websites will offer what seems to be a better rate than we can offer. Check carefully to make sure that it really is a better rate. Verify that you get free wireless, discounted parking, and discounted breakfast, or whichever of those perks you’re interested in. If you do decide not to go with our room block, please contact our Hotel Liaison at [email protected] to let her know, so Costume College gets credited for the room night.

What does “Costume College gets credited for the room night” mean?

Our classroom space is provided to us by the hotel in exchange for a couple of things. One of those things is room nights. We guarantee the hotel that our members will purchase a certain number of room nights during our conference. The other important item that gives us our classroom space is food purchases. We guarantee the hotel that we will purchase a certain amount of food at our events, including the Friday Night Social, Lounge, Gala, and Tea. Without these guarantees, we wouldn’t have any classes.

I really want to stay at the hotel, but I cannot afford a room by myself.  What can I do?

Check out our Costume College Year-Round Forum Facebook Group!  Then you make the connection(s) and arrangements, including reserving a room. This is a great way to cut down on costs.  Please remember that you will want to make a roommate connection in plenty of time to get a reservation for a room.

Is it worth staying at the hotel?

Well, our answer is “yes, Yes, YES!” There are lots of spontaneous things that happen during the run of College that are not on any schedule. You might miss out on a lot of fun if you have to leave early because you’re staying someplace else or you weren’t there when everybody wanted to go play. Also, because classes begin very early and many of the events last until late, it’s more convenient, comfortable, and safer to stay at the hotel. The prices offered by the hotel are a real bargain in today’s market, the parking charge is nominal (considerably lower than most hotels), and the hotel has coffee makers, hair dryers and irons/ironing boards in each room, swimming pool, a workout room, restaurant, a full bar and a Starbucks! In addition, having a room makes it convenient to change for the Gala, Tea or other special event.