Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

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Austin, Texas   

The Omni Hotel Downtown Austin The Omni Hotel.   Please either reserve a room at The Omni Hotel Downtown Austin through their

website or call Angela Scimeca 512-397-4815 or 1-888-444-OMNI(6664) for their best available rate.  Please mention Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain when contacting reservations.

La Jolla, California   

The Grand Colonial has accommodations for those attending the Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workshop in La Jolla, CA.  Please call 858-454-2181 and mention "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" when making a reservation to receive their discounted rate.  However, please note that this discounted rate will be based on availability so the sooner you book a room the better!

The following location is from a former student.  It's about a 15 minute drive to The Grand Colonial (please note that traffic can be quite congested):
"The inexpensive but nice place I stayed at in San Diego was Extended Stay America San Diego - Mission Valley - Stadium
3860 Murphy Canyon Road
San Diego, California 92123
(858) 292-8927
Included is a full kitchen, microwave, refrigerator, dishes, etc.
The key to the great price (I got it for $45 a night!) was that I went through priceline.com and made an offer of $45/night."

For other lodgings in La Jolla please see:  www.discoverourtown.com

New York City

- The Cosmopolitan Hotel-Tribeca www.cosmohotel.com  (888) 895-9400.  Great hotel - Good clean inexpensive rooms. 15 minute walk to the studio.

- The Hotel Azure www.hotelazure.com  (212) 925-4378.  Great new hotel - 10 minute walk to the studio. Call for specials

- SoLita Soho Hotel www.choicehotels.com (888) 765-4828.  Very close, newer hotel - best rate online.   email: GM.NY288@choicehotels.com .

- The Washington Square Hotel www.washingtonsquarehotel.com (800) 222-0418. a 20 minute walk through Washington Square Park.  Queen or larger are preferable. Very comfortable, in a great location.

- Herrick Guest Suites www.herrickguestsuites.com (877) 447-8291: self contained suites in lower Manhattan

- The Larchmont Hotel www.larchmonthotel.com  (212) 989-9333. West Village townhouse hotel on a lovely tree lined street 25 minute walk north.  There are shared bathrooms with up to 2 other rooms. Charming, clean and always popular.

- East Houston Hotel www.hoteleasthouston.com (212) 777-0012 15 minute walk a new boutique hotel

- The Howard Johnson Hotel http://www.hojo.com  5 Allen Street. 20 minute walk.

- The Off Soho Suites www.offsoho.com  (800) 633-7646. S2 has cooking facility. 10 minute walk. 

- For those on a budget: the SoHotel  www.sohotel-ny.com  (212) 226-1482. 10 minute walk.  The single rooms some with shared facilities are quite small. 

- Try this link for hotels in downtown Manhattan  www.besthotels.com

The following 5 star hotels are within 2 blocks of the studio in Soho:

The Soho Grand www.sohogrand.com  (800) 965-3000 on West Broadway and Grand.

60 Thompson Street Hotel www.60thompson.com  (877) 431-0400.

The Mercer Hotel www.mercerhotel.com (212) 966-6060 on Prince and Mercer Streets.

Seattle, Washington   

The Hotel 1000 www.hotel1000seattle.com   Please call reservations at (206) 975-1000 and mention Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain when you reserve a room at the hotel to receive 25% off their Best Available Rate, or $159/night for a Deluxe City King room.  We will be meeting in The Front Room on the 4th floor of the hotel.

Santa Barbara, California   

The Pepper Tree Inn has a special bedroom rate for our drawing class.  King or two Queen beds for $130 Sun-Thurs and $142 Fri-Sat in March and in August $150 Sun-Thurs and $170 Fri-Sat  Their web site is bestwesternpeppertreeinn.com, and click on "Pepper Tree Inn".   The hotel is charming with excellent service and convenient to everything: they have 2 heated pools, Jacuzzi and gym - you can view the facilities on their web site.  They provide complementary pick up and drop off at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and AMTRAK station.  We have a block of rooms set aside for our drawing class so to make a reservation phone (800) 338-0030 or (805) 687-5511 and mention the "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" class.  Their email address is  pepper@sbhotels.com

The Hotel Santa Barbara is super convenient to everything in Downtown Santa Barbara.  It's about a 10-15 minute drive to The Pepper Tree Inn.   You can view the facilities on their web site or book online here.  To make a phone reservation please call (888) 259-7700

Seaside, Florida

The Seaside Institute has some special guest house rates for our drawing class.  Their website is The Seaside Institute

-Communal cottage (two twins per bedroom, shared bath, private porch, ADA compliant): $300/week/bedroom*
-Duplex cottage (one full per bedroom, private bath): $450/week/person
-Duplex cottage plus (one queen, private bath, porch): $600/week/person*
-Classic cottage (one queen, private bath, small kitchen, living room, porch): $800/week*
*Double occupancy: add $150. Additional occupant does not need to be enrolled in the course.

San Francisco, California

Hotels Near Fort Mason

St. Augustine Florida
The most convenient hotel near the Llambias house will be The St. Francis Inn a charming 20 room bed and breakfast with wonderful amenities   They offer students a 25% discount off of the advertised rate for whatever room you select. The published rates are higher on Saturday October 30th and Friday November 5th, so they will offer 35% off for those nights. Please mention Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain when reserving a room. If you make your reservation online from the website, there is a place to ask a question. Please mention the name of the workshop and The St. Francis will manually adjust the rate and send you a revised confirmation letter. Or you can call them at (800) 824-6062

Washington D.C.   

The Hotel Tabard Inn located in central Washington D.C. will be a wonderful, new venue in the area.  For almost a century, The Hotel Tabard Inn has offered an eclectic yet refined atmosphere for anyone seeking a European-style in American soil.  Please mention the drawing class to receive the Best Available Rate.  Their address is 1739 N Street NW Washington D.C. 20036 near Dupont Circle in the heart of D.C.  Please call (202)785-1277 to make a reservation.

Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts   

The Provincetown Inn

(508) 487-9500 - Please mention the Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workshop and the reservation agent will know which discount to give.  The key to receiving the discount is to mention the Workshop name.  The rates are valid up until the start of the workshop, however it does not guarantee availability in any particular room category so it is best to make a reservation sooner than later.  Rates range from $159.00-$239.00 per night plus tax and include daily continental breakfast.

Provincetown Chamber of Commerce links to Lodgings:  http://www.ptownchamber.com/
Doug Ritter dpritter@earthlink.net  - phone (508) 349-0976 can help with hotels/local housing information.

Also www.vrbo.com  vacation rentals website

Chicago, Illinois   

The following list is from The Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts  www.paletteandchisel.org


 Hotel Felix www.hotelfelixchicago.com

 Howard Johnson  (720 N. Lasalle St.) www.hojo.com

 Best Western-River North  (125 W. Ohio St.) www.bestwestern.com

 Holiday Inn Express  (640 N. Wabash) www.hiexpress.com

 The Marriot Courtyard  (640 N. Wabash) www.courtyardchicago.com

 Hilton Garden Inn   (10 E. Grand Ave.)  312.595.0000 www.hiltongardeninn.com

The James Hotel (55 E. Ontario St.) (312) 337-1000 www.jameshotels.com

Westin Hotel (909 N. Michigan Ave.) (312) 943-7200 www.starwoodhotels.com

Boston, Massachusetts   

Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center

Hotel 140 Hotel 140

82 Chandler St Bed & Breakfast 82 Chandler Bed & Breakfast

The Back Bay Hotel The Back Bay Hotel

Hotels.com for Boston, MA 02116 Hotels.com

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