Traveling Wilburys signed guitar
Guitar signed by The Traveling Wilburys, By Andrew King [CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons]
“Well it’s all right, riding around in the breeze
Well it’s all right, if you live the life you please
Well it’s all right, doing the best you can
Well it’s all right, as long as you lend a hand”

The Traveling Wilburys
Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty

Are you ready to Shake, Rattle, and Roll on in to Cleveland? Here are some last minute, very practical instructions for all you fellow travelers!

Early Check in or Late Check out

The Westin’s standard check in time is 3 p.m. and morning check out time is 12:00 noon. If you need an early check in or late check out, call the Westin at (216) 771-7700. They are very accommodating and will do their best to grant your request. The Westin has a luggage storage room at Guest Services, so you can leave your luggage with them if your room is not ready when you arrive.


Valet parking at The Westin is the best option, at a reduced rate of $20 per day ($24 for overnight), with no charge for ins-and-outs. For all guests who are staying in the hotel, the reduced rate will automatically post to their hotel bills. Daily guests will receive parking vouchers good for the same reduced rate at the registration table. They will hand the voucher to the valet when retrieving their car. For more information, visit the Conference’s Travel Information page.

If you don’t use the valet parking option, the closest self-park option is the Aecom Building lot behind the Westin at 1301 E. 6th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114. You have to pay Aecom directly and the lot is closed on Sunday, so you can’t get your car out that day.

Other self-parking options are:

Cathedral Plaza Garage – $9
1038 Rockwell Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114

Rockwell Garage – $10
801 Rockwell Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114

Please check any self-parking options to make sure they allow overnight parking and what the rates are during event days.

Special Events

On Friday, October 5, the Cleveland Medical Library Association is hosting “Night at the Museum” at the Dittrick Museum of Medical History at 11000 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44106. This is the only conference event that is not within walking distance from The Westin. However, there will be a shuttle bus with room for 85 people from The Westin to the museum. If you must drive, parking is available at Lot 13A at 2060 Adelbert Road, Cleveland, OH 44106. Other parking options are Lot 29 at 11172 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106 behind Severance Hall, or at the Case Western Reserve University Visitor Information Center parking lot, at 10900 Euclid Avenue. However there is a concert that night as well so parking in the area may be limited.

The Cleveland Browns are playing on Sunday, October 7 at 1 p.m. The Cleveland Indians will be playing a playoff series home game on Monday, October 8 as well. Both sports venues are very nearby The Westin, therefore event parking pricing will be in full effect throughout the area on both days.  Event parking can be anywhere from $20-$40 depending on location.

On Sunday, October 7, there will be some road closures around the Westin and Rock Hall area. Please check the map below for Sunday road closures.  The roads in red will be closed starting at 11 a.m. Roads usually re-open an hour after kick off only to close again close to the end of the game. They remain closed for about an hour or so after the game, depending on congestion of pedestrians leaving the stadium.

Be prepared for all roads in the area around our hotel to be congested.  Parking will be at a premium.  There is little accessible parking near the stadium so many people park in lots throughout the city.

Current Cleveland traffic conditions are available at ABC News 5 or Google Maps.

More Conference related travel information is on our Travel Information page.

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