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Lodging and Transportation

IMPORTANT: The Westin Westminster is sold out at the conference rate for the week of the conference. See below for other lodging options.

The main airport servicing Westminster is Denver International Airport (“DEN” is the airport code) which is approximately 30.5 miles from Westminster, the location of the conference. Super Shuttle service is not available from DIA to the conference hotel, the Westin Hotel in Westminster. See “Transportation” below for other options.


Light Rail

You can take the new Airport Light Rail off-site link (A Line) to Union Station and then the Westminster Light Rail off-site link (B Line) to Westminster. The hotel has shuttle service (inaccessible unfortunately) to pick guests up at the Westminster station. Call 303-410-5000 when you arrive in Westminster to reach the hotel shuttle.

Purchase a 9:00 all-day regional pass to cover the fare from the airport to downtown (Union Station) and then from downtown to Westminster.

(Note about Westminster Station: this station has no rest room and although it is accessible, getting up to street level for pickup is a long walk unless you are good with taking stairs).


UberX is also available for airport pick-ups. The estimated one-way fare is $35 – $45. More information is available on the Uber site off-site link.

Map showing the route from DIA to the Westin Westminster Hotel

Driving directions from DIA to the Westin Hotel – Westminster

  1. (10600 Westminster Blvd.): From DIA, follow Pena Boulevard (10 miles) south.
  2. Exit onto I-70 west and follow it to I-270 west. I-270 merges into U.S. 36 west.
  3. Follow 36 West for approximately 12 miles to the 104th Ave. exit towards Church Ranch Road.
  4. Turn right onto 104th Ave.
  5. Turn left onto Westminster Blvd.

Hotel Information

The Westin Westminster is sold out at the conference rate for the week of the conference. See below for other lodging options.

The conference will take place at the Westin Hotel, a 4 star venue in Westminster, Colorado, about 15 miles south east of Boulder, about 13 miles from downtown Denver and 30.5 miles from Denver International Airport (DIA). It offers 30,000 square feet of meeting space at an affordable room rate.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Westin Hotel for the week of November 17th, 2019. The conference room rates are $184 for a single or double room and includes free Internet Access (but only if you book directly through the hotel).

Book Online

Book online at conference rate off-site link

Hotel Conference Rate “Cut-off”

Note that the “cut-off” date to guarantee the conference rate for hotel reservations is October 25, 2019, 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Booking a room by the cutoff date DOES NOT guarantee you a room. The block can, and usually does, sell out weeks before the cut-off date. BOOK EARLY!

Important Booking Reminders


  • You must book directly with the hotel, NOT through a travel site such as Orbitz or Travelocity, to receive the free Internet access.
  • The October 25 cut-off date is not a guarantee that there will be rooms available. We suggest you book your room by the beginning of October.

Westin Hotel Website (General Information)


Booking by Phone

If booking by phone you must mention that you are requesting a room for the “Accessing Higher Ground Conference” in order to receive the discounted room rate. Call 1-800-937-8461 or 303-410-5000 to contact the Westin directly for reservations or information.

Other Lodging Options

The Drury Inn

The Drury Inn, .5 miles (half a mile) from the Westin, has rooms available the week of the conference. The single/double rate quoted online is $136.

Visit the Drury Inn website off-site link or call for more information

Drury Inn Westminster – P: 303-460-1220

Other Nearby Hotels

Mariott’s Springhill Suites North Westminster off-site link (.6 miles) is quoting $139.00

Westminster Marriott off-site link is quoting around $250.00 (.7 miles)

Shuttle Service to Westin from Nearby Hotels

The Westin has a complimentary van (up to 9 guests at one time) that is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and will go within a 5 mile radius. Guests can call the Westin (303.410.5000) from the neighboring hotels for pick up. Note that their van is not wheelchair accessible.