Introducing the Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills 

Our hotel for Costume College is the Warner Center Marriott, located at 21850 Oxnard Street, Woodland Hills, California 91367

As most veterans to Costume College will tell you, it is absolutely worth it to stay at the hotel for the weekend.  Much of your College Experience comes from the impromptu discussions that occur in the hallways, over breakfast and during late-night visits. Staying at the hotel lets you relax and enjoy the weekend without driving home LATE or getting up extra early to make it to a class on time.  Warner Center Marriott has had the pleasure of hosting Costume College since 2010 and their entire staff is always prepared and excited to make it an extra special weekend for you.  We’ve heard several times that Costume College is their favorite weekend, and some employees specifically request to work just to see us.   

 

Hotel Information:

Costume College has a discounted rate of $147 plus tax per room/per-night.  Our special room rate varies depending on availability and accommodates single to quadruple occupancy. Rollaways are available at an additional cost of $20 per night, for king-bedded rooms only (not available for double-bedded rooms).  Parking is $16.00 per night, per car.
 
All rooms include irons, ironing boards, hairdryer, and coffeemakers – with mini-refrigerators upon request (first come – first serve). The rooms are large enough to accommodate up to four people.  

Staying at the hotel allows you to:
  • Have a convenient place to change before the Gala and/or Tea;
  • Have a convenient place to store all the stuff you bring to Costume College and all the purchases you make from the Marketplace;
  • Have a Discounted Breakfast Buffet on Sunday;
  • Be within walking distance of an abundance of restaurants (see Getting Food article for details);
  • Enjoy the hotel's pool, Jacuzzis, work-out room, cocktail lounge, and restaurant.

For those of you planning on hosting guests in your rooms during the evening and into the late night, please try and book a room on the higher floors.  This is to ensure that we are not disturbing any other guests in the hotel, as we will not have an “Entertainment Floor” officially designated.

 

How to make Hotel Reservations:

Hotel reservations are being conducted differently this year.  Due to the need to try to maximize our room block, we will be taking reservations through our own program, creating a room list, and confirming everyone on the list closer to the date of the convention.  This will allow us ease of cancellations, room night changes, and exchanges.  In June, the room list will be sent to the hotel for booking. You will then be notified when it is time for you to make an official reservation with the hotel using your credit card.  

Please do not contact the Warner Center Marriott hotel directly to make your reservation. They are instructed to accept our rooming list only and no direct reservations through the hotel are allowed within our block. You must be on our Rooming List to get a room at the hotel under the Costume College guaranteed discounted rate.

To Request a Hotel Room please complete the Hotel Room Reservation Request form. The link to this form will be sent to registered attendees in the Welcome Letter.  (The form will also be available on CGW’s website to all students, teachers, committee/board members, and vendors once they have logged into their CGW profile.)
 

When filling out the form you will need:

  • Type of attendee – Student, Teacher, Committee/Board Member/Ops, Vendor
  • The dates of your stay
  • The type of room (1 king bed, 2 double beds, or 1 king bed plus sleeper sofa) needed
  • The names of your roommate(s) if you plan on having any.

Filling out the Hotel Room Reservation Request Form is not a guarantee of a room under the Costume College hotel block as requests are accepted on a first-come basis. We have allocated rooms for each type of attendee, so please check all that apply in the first question asked (and for roommates as well).  Those requests with 3 or 4 roommates will have priority for rooms with double beds.  

Once the room requests have filled up you will be placed on a waiting list until we can verify the entries and check for duplication. As duplicate and invalid entries are removed, and as allotted room nights are calculated, we will notify the next person on the waiting list.

Please note special requests for rooms will not be taken at this time other than what is listed on the request form. Requests such as connecting rooms, high floor or low floor requests, early check-in requests, extra towels, are things the hotel needs to know. You will have an opportunity to enter those requests when you make your official reservation with the hotel.

Thank you for your understanding as we work through all the kinks and challenges a new process will bring.  

Disability Accommodation:

It is the policy of the Costumer’s Guild West to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").  We will not discriminate against any attendee of Costume College.  We will also reasonably accommodate all attendees with disabilities unless the accommodations would cause undue hardship to the Costumer’s Guild West or the Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills.  

If you require an accommodation for special needs covered under the ADA, you must notify the Costumer’s Guild West and/or the Marriott Warner Center within a reasonable time before the beginning of Costume College.  The person you need to notify of your special needs is the Hotel Liaison of Costume College, Maegen Hensley by email at [email protected].

Additionally, we will keep the information regarding your condition and special needs confidential.  Only those members of the Costumer’s Guild West and the Marriott Warner Center who are in a “need to know” position will be informed of your situation.

Parking at the Hotel

Costume College Members Staying at the Marriott Warner Center:

If you are staying at the hotel and parking on-site, you will need to let the Hotel Registration desk know that you have a vehicle upon check-in and you will receive a parking pass.  The hotel will charge your room bill $16.00 per car per day for every night you are registered as a guest. The parking pass will allow you in and out privileges.

Costume College Members Not Staying at the hotel:

Daily visitors may purchase parking at the Valet desk in front of the hotel for their day-stay.  There are no in and out privileges for the day pass.  However, as an alternative, there is some parking behind the hotel next to the park and across the street in the mall parking lot.  Please note the parking hour signage for each location.  Costume College or the Marriott Warner Center is not responsible for any parking tickets you may receive for disregarding outside parking signage.  

If you have any questions about the parking charges, please do not hesitate to contact the Hotel Liaison at [email protected].

 

General Directions to the Hotel

The Warner Center Marriott is located at 21850 Oxnard Street, Woodland Hills, California, 91367.  Take your favorite freeway to US 101 and exit at Topanga Canyon Blvd. north.  Proceed 0.6 miles to Oxnard Street and turn right.  Proceed 0.1 miles.  The hotel will be on your right.