Photo courtesy of the Town and Country Resort, San Diego.

Hotel and Travel

The Conference will be held in San Diego, California—one of the most popular destination cities in the United States. San Diego is easily accessible by air and major interstate highways. Hotel rooms and all in-person Conference sessions will be held at the Town and Country Resort. The hotel has recently reopened after a multi-million dollar renovation, which includes a variety of new amenities.


Town & Country Resort & Conference Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
Reservations: +1 800-772-8527

Online Reservations
Reservation Deadline: March 11, 2022

Beware of Unauthorized Hotel Solicitations. Please note that there is only one official conference hotel, the Town & Country Resort. The only way to make a reservation is by contacting the hotel directly through the reservation site or phone number listed above. While hotel resellers or others may contact you offering accommodations for your trip, they are not endorsed or affiliated with the hotel, GSA, or the Conference.

Health & Safety Protocols

Town and Country Resort

Photo courtesy of the Town and Country Resort, San Diego.

Town and Country Resort pool
Photo courtesy of the Town and Country Resort, San Diego.

Adjacent to luxury shopping and golf, the Town and Country is also minutes away from beautiful beaches, hiking trails, and more. The hotel is conveniently located near the San Diego Airport and is adjacent to the San Diego Trolley System’s Fashion Valley Transit station. The trolley system is clean, safe, and economical, and is only two stops from historic Old Town San Diego. Old Town San Diego is particularly noted for a wide variety of restaurants. For Trolley information (fares, maps, etc.) go to http://www.sdmts.com/Trolley/Trolley.asp.

The Town & Country Resort is comprised of several buildings situated among acres of lush gardens and palm trees, creating a campus feel. For leisure time there are swimming pools, exciting new restaurants, outdoor gathering spots with fire pits, a brand new lobby bar, walking paths, and a fitness center. The hotel is also adjacent to Fashion Valley Mall, which has a variety of eateries and retail outlets.


Town and Country room
Photo courtesy of the Town and Country Resort, San Diego.

Room descriptions and pictures are available here.

Room Rates

Single – $198
Double – $198
Triple* – $218
Quad* – $238

All rates are per room, per night and do not include local room tax of 10.5%, California Tourism Assessment Fee of 0.3%, and San Diego Tourism District Assessment of 2%. Maximum occupancy per room is four people.

* Single-person rollaway beds may be requested for triple and quad rooms, but availability is limited and an additional charge will apply.

To reserve a hotel room, you may either make your reservations online at the Town and Country Group reservation site or by calling the hotel directly at the number above. Note that reservations will be accepted only when accompanied by a credit card guarantee or a deposit of the first night’s room and tax.

The deadline to reserve a room is March 11, 2022. When contacting the hotel by telephone, identify yourself as an attendee of the 63rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference.

The Town & Country Resort & Convention Center will process reservation requests on a first-come, first-served basis. To make reservations by telephone, call +1 (800) 772-8527 (reservations only). For general information about the hotel, visit the Town & Country website.

Room Reservation Guarantee and Cancellation

Room reservation fees are fully refundable. However, you must cancel your reservation at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled arrival date and time to receive a credit or refund of the required first night’s room and tax deposit.


Meals are not included in the conference registration fee, but there are plenty of dining options at the hotel and in the Fashion Valley Mall behind the hotel (accessible via a walkway behind the Royal Palm Tower). There will also be a pop-up market available near the meeting space with breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, including meal packages and an a la carte menu. Light snacks will be served at the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, April 6.


The Town and Country Resort & Convention Center is handicapped accessible; guests should advise the hotel of special needs as far in advance as possible. Every effort will be made to accommodate special needs.

If you have difficulty walking long distances, consider renting a scooter from Scoot Around. They will deliver your scooter to your hotel and pick it up when you no longer need it. For more details, visit www.scootaround.com or call (888) 441-7575.


Due to the uncertainty of future pandemic travel restrictions, GSA recommends making travel arrangements, particularly for air travel, no sooner than 60 days prior to the conference.

Health & Safety

The Town & Country Resort has implemented a number of cleaning and guest protocols in order to provide the safest possible meeting environment. To learn more about the hotel’s COVID-19 precautions, please visit their website.

GSA’s top priority is the health and safety of conference attendees. In addition to a vaccination mandate for in-person attendees, we will follow all federal, state, and local government and venue requirements for masks, social distancing, and other measures. Please check the Conference Policies page for the most up-to-date information.

Looking for travel funding?

Undergrad student, grad student, and postdoc GSA members from any country can apply for travel awards.

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