Recommended Hotel 

The Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange County Airport in Santa Ana is a 10-minute drive from both John Wayne Airport and the conference’s location at SCCWRP. Through a long-standing partnership with SCCWRP, the hotel offers special rates for all SCCWRP visitors.

A block of rooms are set aside over the dates of September 10 – 17, 2022. The special room rate of $109.00 plus taxes will be available until August 29, 2022 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

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Reservations may also be made by calling 1-855-846-7312.  Please ask for the “Marine eDNA” or Group Code EDN. A credit card is due at time of booking.  Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel directly at 714-481-6300. Should you experience problems or need dates outside of the reserved block dates, please call Annette Anderson at 714-481-6304 or email at

Holiday Inn Orange County Airport services and amenities:

  • Breakfast & Beverage vouchers included in room rate, daily
  • Complimentary Guest Parking One Vehicle per room
  • BRAND NEW renovated rooms offer Keurig Coffee Makers, Mini Fridge, Iron & Ironing Board and Hair Dryer
  • John Wayne Airport is located within 3 miles
  • On-site Fitness Center
  • 24-hour Snack Shop
  • Free High Speed Internet access in all guest rooms
  • Heated outdoor pool & spa

Transportation to and from the Holiday Inn OCA 

Complimentary Shuttle service is currently suspended due to the pandemic, but may reopen in the upcoming months. Transportation services are available through Lyft, Uber or Taxi. The hotel is located off the 55 Freeway and Dyer Road exit at 2726 S Grand Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705.

Other accommodation options 

There are many hotel, Air BnB, VRBO, etc. options in the vicinity of SCCWRP. If you choose to arrange alternate hotel accommodations, it is strongly encouraged that you stay within about a 10-mile radius, as traffic in the L.A./Orange County area can significantly increase travel times, regardless of time of day.