Latin Literary Conference 2017

Hotel & Travel

Conference Location
The conference will be held in the New Building on the John Jay College campus, 524 West 59th Street between 10th and 11th Ave. More information about the New Building can be found here. Located in the heart of Manhattan's West Side, John Jay College of Criminal Justice is within walking distance of a rich and extensive array of cultural opportunities, dining establishments and Central Park.

A block of rooms has been reserved for your convenience at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott. The Fairfield Inn is a new hotel located conveniently located across the street from John Jay College. Please see rates below.

Reservations Instructions
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott
538 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone #: (212) 757-8550

Reservations by Phone:
Reservations toll free: 1-844-205-3935
Group name: U.S. Latina/o Literature Conference
room rate: $229.00 for King
$249.00 for Double/Double
Room rate available April 13-15, 2017
Book by: March 24, 2017

Reservations by web-link:
Book your group rate for U.S. Latina/o Literature Conference


The closest subway stop to John Jay College and the Hudson Hotel is at 59th St. Columbus Circle. Take #1, A, B, C, or D to 59th Street & Columbus Circle, walk west to 59th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.
Take N, R, Q to 57th Street & 7th Avenue, walk west to 59th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.

If you are arriving at JFK, LaGuardia, or New Jersey’s Newark International Airport, taxis are the simplest means of transportation to the John Jay campus. However, they are also the most expensive: $45 (plus tip) from JFK, $55 (plus tip) from Newark, and $25 (plus tip) from LaGuardia.

An alternative and economical route would be to take an airport shuttle from JFK, LaGuardia, or Newark airports to the Port Authority Bus Terminal or Penn Station for approximately $25 round trip (rates vary, please see links below). From Port Authority or Penn Station, you can then reach John Jay College by subway (fare: $2.25), a taxi (approximately $10-12 from Port Authority to John Jay College), the bus (from Port Authority, take the M11 going uptown, located at West 43rd St. and 10th Ave.: fare: $2.25) or walk (2 long blocks and 17 short blocks; walking time: approx. 20 minutes).

Airport Shuttles to Manhattan:
New York Airport Service
NYC Airporter

Shuttles from Newark Airport to Manhattan:
Newark Airport Express
Coming from Penn Station (34th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue):

Three options:

1) Walk to the 8th Avenue Subway (blue circles on the signs); take any Uptown train except the E train to 59 St. The C is on one platform, the A is on a different platform, so you have to pick one.

2) Walk to the 7th Avenue Subway (red circles on the signs); take an uptown #1 train to 59 St.

3) Upstairs on 8th Avenue itself (one way northbound) take an M10 or M20 bus (the "M" means "Manhattan", so almost every bus has an M in front of the number). Get off at 58 St. or 59 St.

Coming from the Port Authority (42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenue):

By Subway Take #1, 9, A, B, C, D to 59th Street & Columbus Circle - walk west to Tenth Avenue between 58th & 59th Streets