Agency & Action

Accommodations & Attractions

The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California is the conference hotel.  Reservations are now available on-line. To qualify for the special conference rate, you must make your reservation thru the Ageny & Action page located here.

SSHA recognizes that you have a number of options when securing hotel accommodations for the annual meeting. It is important to keep in mind that SSHA has made a major commitment to the Queen Mary in order to secure a large block of quality hotel rooms at competitive prices in a convenient location. SSHA is legally bound to fill these rooms. Not to do so has severe financial implications for SSHA, both in 2009 and in years to come and will almost certainly raise your costs of attending future annual meetings. If you require a hotel in Long Beach, we would appreciate it if you would reserve your room at the Queen Mary hotel.

SSHA has a special group rate of $150 single room, $165 double room, and $174 for a family suite. All rates are per night plus tax. The hotel has set up a special reservation site for the Social Science History Association. To access the site and make your reservation "click here."

Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-437-2934 (not valid outside the U.S. or from Southern California area codes) or 1-562-432-6964. The general hotel phone number is 1-562-435-3511. Group rates cannot be guaranteed after 5:00p.m, Sunday, October 11, 2009. Please make your reservations early.


The Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has set up a special site for SSHA attendees. To begin exploring Long Beach and planning your trip please "click here."