Please Note: Housing at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel may be sold out if your stay includes the night of Saturday, November 19. Philadelphia is hosting the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 20, creating a high demand for rooms on Saturday night. Rooms, however, may become available at the Sheraton through cancellations. For a list of some other hotels in Philadelphia that may have rooms, please see the bottom of this page. Note that there is train service from the Philadelphia International Airport to near the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel.

The host hotel for this year's conference is The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. The hotel is located within walking distance of Suburban Station, the 15th Street subway station, Love Park, the Franklin Institute, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Hotel Contact Information:

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA, USA 19103
Tel: (215) 448-2000
Fax: (215) 448-2864   
Reservations:  800 325-3535 (US only)
Room Reservation Information:

$150 per night plus tax* (single or double occupancy)

Special Student Rates
Triple occupancy rooms - $150 ($50/person/night) plus tax*
Quad occupancy rooms - $150 ($37.50/person/night)plus tax*

*Current taxes are 8.2% Occupancy tax, 6% state sales tax, and 1% city tax

Online Room Reservation:

Please click on the following link to make your SEM/CORD Conference sleeping room reservation and receive the special conference rate.

Telephone Room Reservation:

  • If you are telephoning, please indicate that you are with the Society for Ethnomusicology & Congress on Research in Dance to receive the group rate.
  • Reservations must be guaranteed with first night’s deposit to a credit card.
  • Reservations must be cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid loss of first night’s room and tax charges.
  • Check-in time is 3:00pm PMT and check-out is 12:00pm EST
  • The deadline to make reservations at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is midnight, Sunday, October 16, 2011.  Reservations made after this date will be reserved only on a space available basis.

Other Hotels in Philadelphia:

Philly Stadium Holiday Inn
215 755-9500
Philly Stadium Holiday Inn

Sheraton University City Hotel
888 627-7071

At the Airport

Embassy Suites
215 365-4500
Embassy Suites Philadephia

215 966-1300
Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn Express
610 521-1200
Holiday Inn Express

215 365-6600