Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please explore the following list to address any additional queries you might have about the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. Did we miss anything? Don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

Who can stay at the Conference Center?

The conference center welcomes conference groups, individual travelers and visitors with an educational, research or service purpose.
View Affiliation & Eligibility Policy.

Visitors include, but may not be limited to:

  • Current University of California students, faculty and staff.
  • Visitors to the UCLA Ronald Regan Medical Center, Mattel Children’s Hospital or other University medical facilities, including families of patients or those scheduled for medical procedures.
  • Individuals attending campus meetings or events.
  • Visitors attending a UCLA athletic, cultural or performance event.
  • Families of prospective or current students, including those who wish to tour or visit the campus.
  • Visitors conducting business with a UCLA department, school or other UCLA entity.
  • Departments hosting visiting scholars, professors or other distinguished guests.
  • Alumni of any University of California — current membership I.D. is required upon check-in.
  • Other university guests whose visit is focused on education, research or service
  • Other categories of visitors may be allowed. Please call us at (855) LCC-UCLA if you have questions or concerns and we will be happy to assist you.

MEETINGS, CONFERENCES & EVENTS

Does the UCLA Luskin Conference Center host meeting events?

The Luskin Conference Center offers 25,000 feet of versatile meeting space for memorable Southern California conferences and events. The anchor Centennial Ballroom can accommodate a limited number of standing attendees, while an array of breakout rooms can host small groups for a variety of gatherings.

Does the UCLA Luskin Conference Center do catering?

Yes, our highly acclaimed catering team is delighted to provide everything from refreshment breaks and working lunches to cocktail receptions and banquets – all with physical distancing and limited contact in mind. They excel at creating healthful, delicious and beautifully presented menus for every type of event. A variety of new health protocols and enhanced procedures have been introduced into our catering operations, including heightened cleaning and disinfecting regimens, modified menus and enhanced food service procedures.

Is there a business center?

We offer self-help business kiosks on the lobby level near the elevators and on the second level outside of the executive offices.

Is Internet available?

Yes, we are pleased to offer, throughout the property, complimentary, robust Wi-Fi that connects directly to the UCLA Backbone Network (CBN) for exceptional bandwidth.

Is there a fax number?

Our fax number is (310) 206-7122.

ACCOMMODATIONS

What are you doing to promote a safe and healthy stay in light of COVID-19?

As we get back to doing what we do best – taking care of our guests and helping them create lasting memories – we are proceeding with new and measured considerations in mind, expanded health protocols and heightened hygiene standards. We have increased the frequency and sanitizing of spaces, high-touch surfaces using hospital-grade products; made face coverings mandatory for anyone entering the conference center, implementing physical distancing, making hand-sanitizing products readily accessible, providing paperless digital folios, offering contact-free meal delivery and facilitating virtual check-out by phone to name a few.

What time is Check-In and Check-Out?

Check-in time is 4 p.m. Check-out time is 12 p.m. If you need a short extension, please notify the front desk the morning of your departure. We will accommodate your request, if possible, up to 2 p.m. We will be happy to store your luggage until your departure. New virtual check-out is also now available. Simply call the front desk by dialing 0 from your guest room phone or 855-LCC-UCLA from a personal phone.

Is there restaurant/room service?

Plateia, the UCLA Luskin Conference Center’s full-service restaurant and lounge, located on the first level is currently closed. We anticipate a summer opening that is aligned with L.A. County’s re-opening framework. At that time, Plateia will be open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and enhanced protocols and service procedures will be in effect, including required face coverings, reduced occupancy, physical distancing, cashless transactions and one-time use menus, to name a few. Reservations will also be required. Simply call 310-794-3563 or reserve online through OpenTable. Guests may also enjoy small plates and appetizers paired with wine, beer or cocktails in the lounge and on our courtyard patio.

How do I park?

Guests can self-park in the underground parking lot below the Conference Center or in Parking Structure 8, directly across the street. A pedestrian walkway is conveniently located to connect you from Parking Structure 8 to the Conference Center. There is a daily fee to park in either location. We do not offer valet parking at this time.

Is there a gift shop?

Not at this time, but the UCLA Store is located nearby in Ackerman Union. There you’ll find a huge inventory of UCLA-themed souvenirs, gifts and clothing; as well as computer accessories and supplies, and various sundries.

Is the UCLA Luskin Conference Center offering all of its standard amenities right now?

Unfortunately, no. Out of an abundance of caution, we have suspended our laundry, dry cleaning, shuttle, and daily housekeeping services. In addition, our on-site fitness center and other campus recreation facilities are closed. Our in-house restaurant, Plateia, is currently closed to the public; however, chefs are preparing delicious to-go meals exclusively for our hotel guest. All meals are delivered contact-free to guest rooms.

May I bring my pet dog with me?

Yes! Absolutely! We LOVE dogs of all sizes – service animals and pet pooches alike. For no additional fee, our Pup, Pup and Away promotion encourages dog-owners to bring their furry well-behaved companions with them to stay in one of our dog-friendly rooms (maximum two dogs per room). Our furry guests will receive a special tail-wagging welcome gift to make them feel more at home and a map of recommended places to walk with their humans. They are also invited to join you for a meal in our Plateia restaurant’s olive tree courtyard or patio and order from our Canine Cookery menu! Please note, there are certain rules that must be adhered to for the safety and comfort of all guests.

What is your tipping policy?

No tips are expected or accepted. The UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, including Plateia restaurant, is a gratuity-free property. Our team members are paid a fair wage and take pride in providing warm, attentive, personal service to each guest.

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

Where is UCLA?

UCLA is located in the charming Westwood district of Los Angeles, California. UCLA’s location just off the 405 (San Diego) Freeway gives you convenient access to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and many of Southern California’s most famous attractions.

Where is the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center?

The UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel is located in the heart of UCLA’s vibrant campus at 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095. This convenient location is just two blocks away from the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and steps from the iconic Pauley Pavilion.

How far away is the UCLA Luskin Conference Center from the Los Angeles airport?

This Southern California meeting venue is approximately 12 miles north of LAX. Take the San Diego Freeway (I-405) North and exit at Wilshire Boulevard East. Turn right onto Wilshire Boulevard and proceed a half mile to Westwood Boulevard. Turn left and the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, a premier Los Angeles meeting venue and hotel, is located one mile ahead at end of the turnaround.

Is the Luskin Conference Center accessible by Uber/Lyft/taxi?

Yes. Provide the following address as your destination:

425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA  90095

Is there alternative ground transportation to/from LAX?

In addition to traditional car services, taxis and rideshare options, you may consider these alternatives:

  • The most economical way to get to LAX is with Culver CityBus Line 6 or, when applicable, the faster Line 6 ‘Rapid.’ This works best if you’re going to the airport with no more than a small, lightweight carry-on bag or suitcase as there is no storage for luggage on board.
  • Shuttle2LAX partners with major transportation companies to sell seats on shared ride shuttles that would otherwise be empty, saving passengers up to 80 percent off typical taxi fare. You will be on a shuttle with up to 9 passengers and make between one and four stops on the way to or from the airport.

What are some things to do near the UCLA Luskin Conference Center?

When visiting UCLA’s on-campus hotel and meeting venue, guests can explore all this world-renowned institution has to offer, including the Fowler and Hammer Museums, the Geffen Playhouse, Royce Hall, arts and entertainment at the Center for the Art of Performance, the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame and Pauley Pavilion.

 

The community of Westwood, offering convenient shopping and dining destinations, surrounds UCLA. Just beyond this enclave, Southern California attractions beckon, from the Santa Monica Pier, to Hollywood and Beverly Hills, Downtown Los Angeles and popular amusement parks.

** Please note that some of these aforementioned facilities are currently closed, while others are open with limited capacities.

Patients and their families enjoy the reassurance of comfortable Westwood accommodations conveniently located within two blocks of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Mattel Children’s Hospital.

How close is the UCLA Luskin Conference Center to restaurants?

The surrounding Westwood district offers a dizzying array of dining options from healthy quick-service fare to world-class fine dining. Please visit the front desk for a list of our recommendations. Many locations are within a 10- to 15-minute walk from our facility.

How far is the UCLA Luskin Conference Center from the Rose Bowl?

The most famous stadium in college football, the Rose Bowl, is located in Pasadena, a 28-mile drive via the 134 Freeway (San Fernando Valley). A BruinBus shuttle is available, though tickets must be reserved in advance. Please visit the Front Desk for more details if you’re headed to a game!

How do you comply with ADA?

Fully meeting the varied and important needs of all visitors and guests of the UCLA Luskin Conference Center is a top priority. As part of our service standard and as required by law, the Conference Center is fully compliant with ADA requirements for guests with disabilities. These compliance measures include making sure that our entrances and exits, guest rooms, meeting spaces, parking area, lobby, service counters, restaurant, and bathrooms are easily accessible to everyone.

Please visit the ADA Compliance Page for more information.