Lodging and Reservations

The Hilton hotel

For this year’s North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference, it was necessary to split the room blocks evenly between two hotels. There were 250 rooms blocked at the Hilton The Main and 250 rooms blocked at the Marriott Norfolk. The hotels are located directly across the street from each other. All events will be held at the Hilton.

As of February 1, hotel rooms at both the Hilton and the Marriott are sold out on the main conference dates. There are still a few rooms available at a higher rate, and on the peripheral dates, the group rate may still be available. An overflow block has also been secured at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, 777 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA, 23510. The rate is $93 per night, plus tax. Please call 1-800-325-3535 and ask for the Wildlife Management Institute rate or register online.

Hilton Norfolk, The Main, 100 East Main St. Norfolk, VA 23502, opened its doors in the spring of 2017. It is an upscale modern property featuring 3 interesting restaurants, spacious meeting and lobby space and a rotating art collection. The room rate is the federal per diem, currently $93.00 per room, per night, plus tax. You can register online or call 1-800 HILTONS and ask for the WMI special rate. Reservations must be made by March 9 to be guaranteed the group rate. If you need to cancel, refunds will be given if you cancel at least 24 hours before your arrival.

Parking is available at the hotel at $20/day for self-parking or $26/day for valet parking.

Norfolk Waterside Marriott, located at 235 East Main St., Norfolk, Virginia 23510, was recently renovated, and is located across the street from the Hilton Norfolk, The Main. It features a Shula’s 347 Steakhouse. The room rate is the federal per diem rate, currently $93 plus tax. Please call 1-800-228-9290 or 757-627-4200 for reservations. Reservations must be made by March 2 to be guaranteed the group rate.

Airport Transportation

The closest airport is Norfolk International Airport, approximately 25 minutes from downtown. The airport code is ORF. Shuttle transportation from the airport can be reserved with James River Transportation or Orange Peel. Cabs and Uber are also available.