Here’s the skinny on the hotel:

Marriott Walnut Creek

2355 N Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 934-2000

Big Bad Con Group Rate: $129/night until 9/20/2018 or the room block fills. Check room availability.

Availability Updates

Hotel update 9/5: According to the Marriott, we’ve filled up the standard rooms (everything but the suites). The con has a few set aside, which we’re having them release, but these will go quick.

Hotel update 9/14: We’ve now filled up all their standard rooms on Friday and Saturday nights. There are some rooms available, but they are all the suites which are not covered by the con rate. Here are some nearby alternative lodging options:

Marriott Age Requirements

All guests ages 13-20 must be accompanied by an adult who is 21 or older when checking in.
All guests ages 13-14 must be attended to by an adult who is 21 or older throughout their stay.

Getting to the Hotel

  • Driving: the hotel is right off Interstate 680. Get driving directions here
  • Flying: You can arrive at either Oakland International Airport (OAK) or San Francisco International Airport (SFO), whichever had better rates. Both airports have BART (subway) stations attached to them, so you can hop on a train and go to the hotel!
  • Public Transportation: If at all possible we recommend taking BART to get to the Hotel. The Walnut Creek Station is a 12 minute walk, or you can call the shuttle service (see below) for a pickup.

Shuttle Service

The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to anywhere in a five mile radius, including BART stations and 100 restaurants! Call (925) 934-2000 for a ride!


The hotel requires valet parking for all attendees (no self parking) but they have received the rate from $23/day to $10/day for Big Bad Con.

Note: The booking website will list the parking rate at $23/day. The hotel has confirmed that page is standard template they can’t change and that the $10/day rate will be in effect for the entire con, regardless if attendees are guests of the hotel.

Hotel Map

Marriott Floor-Plan-Master

The large board rooms host large larps, panels, the dealers room, special events, and board games. The private game rooms (highlighted in yellow) host RPGs and some small larps!


Plenty of great food within walking distance, even more available using the free hotel shuttle servie!

Internet Access

Free wireless is available for all attendees!


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