Travel and Hotel

Update July 25, 2011

Reformistas - 
The contract with our 2nd Conference Hotel has been secured (as of last Friday).
The  hotel is the SHERATON Denver Downtown Hotel.
It is VERY close (5 minute shuttle or 10 minute walk) to the RNCIV Conference Hotel (the Westin Denver Downtown) 
You may register now! 
You may begin booking for arrival on Wednesday, September 14th! 
Thank you to Kristy Slack and her Reservations Team for expediting the process.
You may reserve online at: 
call the toll-free line, 1-800-325-3535, asking for the REFORMA group rate.  
For any other questions re: lodging at either hotel (The Westin or the Sheraton) please
For more information on RNCIV - go to
If you don't find what you need, please email Sandra or call her at 480.734.4460. 
Thank you!

Sandra Rios Balderrama
RNC IV Conference Coordinator

Getting Into Denver – Flying In

The Denver Airport* is located at 8500 Peña Blvd., Denver, CO.    Visit their site.

Getting Into Denver – Ground

There is also has an Amtrak station at 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO. Visit their site.

A Greyhound station can also be located at 1055 19th St., Denver, CO.  Visit their site.

Denver is located in north central Colorado at the crossroads of I-70 and I-25.

Getting Around In Denver

* As REFORMA conference attendees, there is a special rate to the incredibly efficient Super Shuttle Denver to and from Denver International Airport and the Westin Denver Downtown .

SuperShuttle discounted rate for RNC IV attendees: $32 round-trip or $19 one way per person.
For online reservations/payment:
(Must use discount code 5ZLQ7)

Free MallRide Between Westin Denver Downtown and Sheraton Denver Downtown

Both hotels are on the 16th Street Mall, 6 blocks apart, in downtown Denver.  It’s easy to get from one to the other.

There is a Free MallRide (shuttle bus) that runs the entire length of the 16th Street Mall in the downtown area.  A five-minute ride on the MallRide will get you from one hotel to the other; or you can take a 10-minute leisurely walk between hotels.  Each shuttle bus is clearly marked "FREE MallRide".  These are the only buses that operate along the mall, so therefore it's impossible to get on the wrong bus"if you're on the 16th Street Mall. The FREE MallRide operates between 5am and 1:30am each day.  These are hybrid electric vehicles –quiet and no diesel fumes!  If you want to use the Free MallRide to explore the entire length of the 16th St. Mall, it takes about 10 minutes to go from one end of the mall to the opposite end.  It’s a great way to explore the restaurants and attractions in the immediate area!

The Free MallRide is NOT provided by the hotels -- it is provided by the Denver area regional transportation agency known as RTD (Regional Transportation District).  A bus comes by about every 2-3 minutes, with stops on every block.

To get to Friday evening’s reception at Denver Public Library:  if staying at the Westin we recommend you use the Free MallRide to get to the end of the line at Civic Center Station, followed by a 3-block walk along Broadway which gets you to the festivities at DPL.  Allow about 15 minutes for your short journey -- volunteer guides will be available to get you to your destination!

Here is a link that provides further info about the Free MallRide:

Denver’s RTD, or Regional Transportation District (, has a website that gives information about traveling in the city including information about fares, transfers, and information about their “call-n-Ride” service.

Travel using the city’s bus system.  Check schedules here.

Use the light rail to travel.  Check schedules here.

Also, find out more about the city’s bike sharing program, B-Cycle, by clicking here.


Staying around or near downtown

The conference will be located at the Westin Denver Downtown located in Downtown Denver.


Westin Denver Downtown. 1672 Lawrence Street, 303-572-9100.



*It’s worth noting that Denver International Airport boasts having impressive mural work of Leo Tanguma and Judith Baca, as well as the Blue Mustang statue by Tejano artist Luis Jiménez.