JMM 2018

How to Reserve a Room

The importance of reserving a hotel room at one of the official Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) hotels cannot be stressed enough. The AMS and the MAA make every effort to keep participants expenses at the meeting, registration fees, and hotel rooms for the meeting as low as possible. They work hard to negotiate the best hotel rates and to make the best use of your registration dollars to keep the meetings affordable. The AMS and MAA encourage all participants to register for the meeting. When anyone pays the registration fee and reserves a room with an official JMM hotel, he or she is helping to support not only the JMM in 2018, but also future meetings.

Special rates were negotiated exclusively for this meeting at the following hotels: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Embassy Suites Hotel San Diego Bay, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Omni Hotel San Diego, Hilton Gaslamp San Diego, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Best Western Plus Bayside Inn, Solamar Hotel San Diego, Palomar Hotel San Diego, Horton Grand Hotel, and Porto Vista Hotel. After December 15, these rates may not be available and are not guaranteed. See details on the hotel page here.

Effective Friday, December 15, reservations can no longer be made through the MMSB. All changes, cancellations, and new reservations must be made directly with the hotels, after December 15, allowing the hotels at least one day to download the reservations into their systems first. See the hotel page for details on how to contact the hotels. For questions about this process or help with problems encountered with the hotels, email the MMSB at or call 1-800-321-4267 ext. 4137 or ext. 4144.

Looking for a roommate? Try the Roommate Search Board.

Beware of Room Poachers and Housing Scams

Please beware of aggressive housing bureaus that target potential attendees of a meeting. They are sometimes called "room poachers" or "room-block pirates" and these companies generally position themselves as a meeting's housing bureau, convincing attendees to unknowingly book outside the official room block. They call people who they think will more likely than not attend a meeting and lure them with room rates that are significantly less than the published group rate -- for a limited time only. And people who find this offer tempting may hand over their credit card data, believing they have scored a great rate and their housing is a done deal. Unfortunately, this often turns out to be the start of a long, costly nightmare.

These housing bureaus are not affiliated with the Joint Mathematics Meetings in any way. The only official housing bureau for this meeting is the MMSB and they would never call anyone to solicit reservations. The only way to book a room at a negotiated JMM rate is through the JMM registration form or through the MMSB. The JMM cannot be responsible for any damages incurred as a result of hotel bookings made with unofficial housing bureaus.